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Whether you would like to admit it or not, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare not only transformed the First Person Shooter genre forever, but gaming as an ideal more generally. Spending ten hours a day locked in your room was no longer just seen as something the clammy, sexually inexperienced losers did. Now, anyone could pick up and play without fear of extradition, meaning Modern Warfare sold almost as many copies as Yann Martel’s dreamlike novel, Life of Pi.

From then on, every year saw a new Call of Duty title and every year, they got a little worse. Because of this, I coined the term, the ‘Call Of Duty Line’, because it became very obvious that fans were divided on which Call of Duty title was the straw that broke the marine’s back. A metaphorical line in the sand where they think the series peaked. Everybody’s different, »

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