Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 at 10:19 am
So I got up the other morning and started enjoying my first cup of coffee of the day while I check the internets and I came across one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever heard in my life.
It came from a quote from Eric Hirshberg, the new CEO of Activision, who is the publisher the Call of Duty games.
Are you ready for it?
You have to be sure, because it made me really mad.
“The Call of Duty franchise is a force of nature. I think it is the closest thing this generation has to a Star Wars,” he said. “I think it’s unique and bigger than any musical act or any movie franchise in that capacity.”
I get it, he likes the games his company puts out, but strong>Star Wars? Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon that is so big, people still pretend they are Jedi’s 30-plus years later. Jedi’s didn’t even exist before the movies, did soldiers and war? Sure did. Nothing new was created. I’m sorry, but kids are not going to pretend to be the main character from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for Halloween in the year 2040. Time for a reality check. Sure the Call of Duty franchise has made lots of money, however Star Wars it is not. It doesn’t even have Ewoks.