In the span of 10 years, Call of Duty has gone from a PC-only shooter to a billion dollar behemoth. The release of Call of Duty: Ghosts marks the 10th game in the main series, not counting the handheld and spin-off releases, and the series shows no signs of slowing down.
From Infinity Ward’s PC beginnings, the series dipped its toes in the console pool with Treyarch’s Call of Duty 3, but it was really Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare that changed everything and made the series one of the top games on any platform. The follow-up from Treyarch took a decent, but unremarkable step sideways with its World War II-based World at War, and from there the series exploded. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 shattered entertainment records. After that, each subsequent Call of Duty game from both Infinity Ward and Treyarch raised the bar higher and higher, each earning more money than the last in a shorter period of time.
It is tough to put a measure on exactly how influential the series has become. It wasn’t the first online competitive shooter, but it is certainly the biggest. It didn’t design the control scheme it uses on consoles, but it made it so that scheme is the standard.
With all that in mind, it seems like a fitting time to look back at the series and see how far it has come.
Microsoft is reportedly set to release some of its first-party games on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. Cross-play between Switch and Xbox One is already enabled.
Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.
Tetris 99 is the latest battle royale game to stir up quite a bit of commotion. The Nintendo Switch Online exclusive adds a few new unexplained quirks to the Tetris formula. We've got you covered with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks.
Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.
If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.
Which weapons in PUBG are worth the time to scout out and fit with attachments? Which are going to help you become the last player standing? We've got the answers you need in our best PUBG weapons guide.
The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
The standard black PS4 controller is what usually comes with the console itself, but if you want to add something a bit more customized your gaming experience, Walmart is offering a wide variety of colorful DualShock 4 controllers at…