1. " From PC to Popularity"
The "Call of Duty" series began as a PC game, but its popularity quickly spread to other platforms, including consoles and handhelds. This allowed the game to reach a much wider audience, and it has since become one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. The series has sold over 250 million copies worldwide, and continues to be a major player in the gaming industry.
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2. "The Iconic 'Call of Duty' Series Returns to WWII"
The iconic "Call of Duty" series has been captivating gamers since its inception, with the first three games in the franchise taking place during World War II. Titled "Call of Duty", "Call of Duty 2", and "Call of Duty 3", these games feature intense, realistic combat scenarios set in the European and Pacific theaters of the war. Players take on the role of Allied soldiers, fighting against the Axis powers in a variety of missions, from storming the beaches of Normandy to defending the streets of Stalingrad.
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3. Modern Warfare Shifts Focus to Modern Times
Since the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in November 2007, the series has shifted its focus away from World War II and towards modern times. This was followed by Call of Duty: World at War, which was set in the Pacific and Eastern Front theaters of World War II, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which was set in a variety of locations around the world. Both games featured a variety of weapons, vehicles, and characters, as well as intense multiplayer action.
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4. " A Journey Through Time"
The popular first-person shooter video game series "Call of Duty" has taken players on a journey through time, from the Cold War era in 2010's Black Ops, to a near-future setting in 2011's Modern Warfare 3, to the year 2025 in 2012's Black Ops 2, and finally to the present day in 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts. With each installment, the series has continued to captivate gamers with its immersive storylines and intense action.
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5. McFarlane Toys Releases "Call of Duty" Action Figures
In 2008, McFarlane Toys and Activision joined forces to create a line of action figures based on the popular Call of Duty computer/video game series. This partnership allowed McFarlane Toys to bring the characters and weapons from the game to life, allowing fans to recreate their favorite moments from the game. The figures featured detailed sculpts and paint applications, as well as multiple points of articulation, making them perfect for collectors and gamers alike.
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6. "Activision commissions fan-made film sequel"
The fan-made film "Find Makarov" was a huge success, not only with fans of the "Call of Duty" franchise, but also with the game's publishers, Activision. So much so that Activision contacted the creators, We Can Pretend, and commissioned them to produce a second short film, "Operation Kingfish". The film was met with great enthusiasm from both fans and Activision alike, further cementing the popularity of the "Call of Duty" franchise.
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7. Activision Blizzard Donates $125,000 to Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) is a non-profit foundation created by Activision Blizzard to help U.S. military veterans find employment. To further this mission, the foundation recently presented a donation of $125,000 to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and has committed to donating an additional $1 million to several veteran support organizations. CODE is dedicated to providing veterans with the resources they need to transition back into civilian life, and is proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country.
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8. Call of Duty series reaches 100 million sales milestone
The Call of Duty series has achieved an incredible milestone, selling over 100 million copies as of November 11, 2011. This remarkable success has made the series one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, with its games being played by millions of gamers around the world. The series has seen a number of different iterations, from the original Call of Duty released in 2003 to the more recent Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, released in 2011. With its intense action, gripping storylines, and immersive multiplayer experiences, it's no wonder that the Call of Duty series has become a global phenomenon.
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9. 40 Million Monthly Active Players Keep "Call of Duty" Alive
The popular first-person shooter video game series, Call of Duty, has an impressive 40 million monthly active players across all of its titles. This is further bolstered by 10 million users of the online service, Call of Duty: Elite, and an impressive 2 million paying annual members. This demonstrates the immense popularity of the series and its continued success since its initial release in 2003.
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10. " Modern Warfare 3 Played for 1.6 Billion Hours Online"
Since its release in 2011, the popular first-person shooter game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has been played for an astonishing 1.6 billion hours online. That's equivalent to over 180,000 years of continuous gameplay, or the equivalent of over 6,000 people playing the game for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the past 8 years. It's no wonder that the game has become one of the most successful video games of all time.