In mere hours, you’ll be able to look at your friends list and see Modern Warfare 3 listed as the thing all of your digital compatriots will be heavily entrenched in – Probably all of them, the cool ones anyway. The rest of them who aren’t playing it probably aren’t your real friends and most likely belong to some sort of cult that worships the used sneaker in-soles of retired amateur basketball players. I know all of the Corrupted Soldiers will be firmly planted in the proverbial poo (as the war-hardened veterans say) rather than offering prayers to a pile of moldy Dr. Scholls.
That’s all neither here nor there. Actually, I’m not sure where any of that is. The point is that we’ve already seen round one of this shooter-showdown, and indeed Battlefield 3 did manage to fly off the shelves and impress the kids with its multiplayer. Although, let’s face it, the only people made happy by Battlefield 3’s campaign were college kids doing their senior thesis on crap game design. But now it’s Modern Warfare 3’s turn to bring the pain. Not only does Activision need to make sure that the Call of Duty name stays on top of Battlefield, but they also need to prove to fans that the remaining members of Infinity Ward were still able to put out a quality product without… well pretty much most of the original staff.
Whether you’re jumping into the single player or virtually slaying your friends in the multiplayer, I certainly don’t need to remind you that Modern Warfare 3 comes out on Tuesday.