As I was drafting my post about the Games Critics Awards, I noticed something. Battlefield 3
is destroying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
. It was nominated for more accolades by critics, and won out head-to-head in both categories they shared. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
seemed to be added to the pack almost obligatorily.
The lines for Battlefield 3's multiplayer had waits as long as seven hours at E3 2011 (thank God I had a VIP badge and only waited 4 minutes), and that dinosaur/tank gameplay demo was the talk of the town. Everyone discussed it with everyone else at every conversation everywhere. Call of Duty: Elite had a huge line, but most of the demo was being shown on a great big screen atop Activision's huge, and totally empty booth. Not empty of people, empty of stations, reps, booth babes, live demos, tables, chairs... anything. But, the internet still seems pretty split on this admittedly divisive topic. Who is seducing you? Or are they both? Or will you be gearing up for Cave Story 3DS and Skyrim while the rest of the gaming world is clawing at each other?