Love Call of Duty? Try It on Your Computer!

Call of Duty is regarded as a consolized shooter that is developed, optimized, and played most on the mainstream Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. They are released on PC, and began their life on the PC, but lately they have been getting the short end of the stick. Modern Warfare 2 was a huge step back from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare where it included Matchmaking and P2P (peer to peer) rather than dedicated servers for hosting. This caused an outrage as the PC experience was consolized. With P2P you do not have a guaranteed good connection, and pings (the latency between the server and player) are typically over 100, which is above the recommended limit for smooth gaming. This typically caused many disputes and lag was a common issue cited for dying and getting lucky kills in the game.

The development team, Treyarch, behind Call of Duty: Black Ops promised to fix many of the issues that were found in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This included bringing back dedicated servers, the console, lean, and other features that were not included in the shoddy console port of Modern Warfare 2. Many of these features came with a catch however; dedicated servers could only be hosted using the company Game Servers, which effectively monopolized the system and put more money in the pockets of the corporation Activision. Since only one provider was allowed to host, online gaming resulted in laggy connections, dropped connections, and stuttery gameplay. The PC gaming community was outraged at the game, and said that for the first few weeks they were beta testing the game instead of actually playing it. Multiplayer wasn't the only issue with the game. The menus and singleplayer had many stutter and jitter issues, even on high-end gaming computers that were built to play the most demanding games on the market (Crysis, Far Cry 2, etc).

Now you may be thinking, why even bother playing Call of Duty on the PC? The reason is this: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It is widely considered to be one of the best first person shooters for the PC due to its lack of bugs and glitches, its continued support by the community, the modding and custom map capabilities that were not included in the next two versions, and the balance of the game. You also have to remember the inclusion of a different control scheme: Mouse/Keyboard. This allows for great precision, more buttons to use, the inclusion of leaning around corners and more.

It's still worth playing Call of Duty on the PC, just not the newer versions.

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