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Daily Bite: Duty Calls

Matt Gardner
Daily Bite, News

Being a predominantly male industry, dick-swinging is sometimes part of the business...and few people draw a peeing line on the toilet wall quite as emphatically as Epic Games. With Bulletstorm just around the corner, it's time for an elaborate viral advertising scheme that wastes no time in calling out Call of Duty in a thinly disguised parody.

Oh...and you can play it here for real, short-lived though it is.

Spot on? Too mean? Anyone detecting a little bitterness here? Or just some friendly banter? Give it a playthrough and let us know what you think.

[Duty Calls]

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NornIronLegend  Feb. 3, 2011 at 09:54

I play Call of Duty... im not a fan boy.. i know its faults..

But this video is pathetic.. it was a waste of time watching it.. I failed to see any humour in it and in my opinion its a terrible viral campaign. The idea is good but the execution is weak.

Battlefields Bad Company jibes towards of Call of Duty where much more memorable and humorous.

Matt Gardner  Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:55

You probably won't want to download and play the game then.

Incidentally, if downloading it seems like a bit of a mission and you can't be arsed to get your rank up to Master Sergeant Shooter Sergeant Important Person Of Sergeants Extreme, you can see a runthrough of the whole thing (it's really not very long at all) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7r9RqWBdl8

NornIronLegend  Feb. 3, 2011 at 11:19

Sorry... i watched the whole video of the play though on another site and that was what i was referring to.

Though Bulletstorm does look a half decent game.

Jose  Feb. 4, 2011 at 10:35

I love both GoW and CoD, so i'm not taking sides. But seriously, this isn't very funny. It's not funny at all, actually.

In fact, I find it a little rich Epic taking a dig at CoD for scripted events, archetypal characters and surprise death of supporting characters.

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