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CoD4 loses Xbox Live crown back to Halo 3

And it gets better by the day!

Last week came news of Call of Duty 4 thrusting a boot into Master Chief's bum, kicking Halo 3 from the the number one most played game on Xbox Live while at the same time giving Mr. Chief two soar cheeks. Victory was claimed by the CoD4 community and even Activision mentioned CoD4's accomplishment in one of their crazy press releases. But that pissed Chief off.

According to numbers just released by Major Nelson, Halo 3 just booted CoD4 from its recently earned number one seat, again becoming the most played Xbox Live game of this past week. Confetti cannons fire! And since last week's commenting wars between the passionate Halo 3 and CoD4 communities was oh so entertaining, feel free to "discuss" Halo 3's Xbox Live victory below. Just be civil or as civil as you can.

[Thanks, GhostlyKiller17]

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1-30-2008 @ 3:37PM

Ryan said...

Haha, nice.

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1-30-2008 @ 1:12PM

erivera3 said...

Apparently you haven't been playing COD4 for very long; I've experienced some horrendous lag and there are nights where I'm lucky if a game will even end with the host quitting every time or the servers blowing up.


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1-30-2008 @ 1:37PM

Maadcat said...

I'm sure it has to do with the awful lag and dropped party members that COD4 has had the last couple of weeks. Looks like Infinity Wards servers are worse than Bungies. It has made me want to go back to Halo3 just to keep a party together.

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1-30-2008 @ 1:14PM

Josh said...

I knew Cod 4 couldn't hold on to the top spot. When I checked how many people were online for both games, I was amazed to see CoD 4 had around 88,000 people on while Halo 3 had 250,000 +. The king is back in power.


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1-30-2008 @ 1:29PM

JakubK666 said...

I know that everybody is on about either Halo 3 vs Call of Duty 4 or how R6V2/GoW2 will pwn them both but did anybody noticed that there's a little Multiplayer Masterpiece called UT3?

I personally hope it will dominate every other MPFS once it comes out.


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1-30-2008 @ 1:30PM

JAKEJAX said...

Flame! Flame! Flame! Just kidding. I love them both. They both provide a very differnt feel. I will say though, I do play Halo 3 a lot more. I guess I like the jumping around.


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1-30-2008 @ 1:31PM

Evan said...

Is this really a big deal? Honestly, I play both games and I attribute the switch to the fact I started playing Halo 3 again last week over COD4.... haha, that probably wasn't the reason but I did in fact go back to Halo 3.

Both games are great in their own right, but they are both different. I tell you what though, I'd be damn satisfied if I could call in an airstrike or a chopper in Halo 3. That would be insane!


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1-30-2008 @ 1:45PM

ccc said...

This squabble will be over when RB6V2 hits, if not GOW2 will end it.


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1-30-2008 @ 2:00PM

Adam said...

More 10-year-olds have H3 than CoD4.


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1-30-2008 @ 4:15PM

J said...

Yeah? And my Grandmother likes playing COD4.

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George Arauz31

1-30-2008 @ 2:04PM

George Arauz said...

I figured that would happen... both are fun as hell though


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1-30-2008 @ 2:19PM

Rick said...

COD4's not #1 again only because I'm out of town for work and don't have an internet connection where I'm staying at night. That's all.


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1-30-2008 @ 2:46PM

Sgt Barone said...

Halo 3 ftw! I own both games, and i honestly think that many kids rave about COD owning Halo cuz they suck at halo. really, it takes two bullets to kill in COD, and actual skill in Halo. if your one of these people, then sorry. just, get better at halo :P


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1-31-2008 @ 5:45AM

Boff said...

Funny, it's the exact opposite for me. Halo got frustrating for me for those very reasons, it seemed like there was no skill involved just whoever got to the punch button first. Whereas in COD4 I think it takes a lot more skill to play well.

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1-30-2008 @ 2:50PM

Tom said...

I just want to say to those COD 4 fanboys on the last Xbox Live activity posts:

Told you so.


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1-30-2008 @ 3:00PM

franoculator said...

I have to share some of the blame here. I got Rock Band about 10 days ago, and haven't played CoD4 since.



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1-30-2008 @ 4:01PM

Jiggy2wiggy said...

I love the Halo franchise through all 3 releases, and I'm new to COD with the release of 4. H3 is solid, but feels clumsy next to COD4. After a month of COD4 and then stepping back to multilayer in H3, I found myself wanting to sprint, and wishing that when I shot someone, they actually would die. H3 vehicles bring an element that currently wouldn't jive with COD4 or RB6. Interesting to see how BF: Bad Company will do in Q2...


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1-30-2008 @ 4:54PM

J said...

Just to clarify: She said that it reminds her of the good times during WWII, except w/ updated Weapons in the MiddleEast ;)


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1-30-2008 @ 6:12PM

Amber said...




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2-02-2008 @ 5:20PM

lharmon said...

How was the big plate of crow?

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