New Video Game May Save Industry

By KBJR News 1

November 12, 2010 Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 10:16 AM CDT

Thousands of people across the county stood in line for hours Monday night awaiting the midnight arrival of the new Call of Duty video game.

The Call of Duty franchise has taken gamers to world war two, the modern era and now the cold war.

In the game you take control of a special ops solider as he races to save the world from a Rouge Russian general in locales such as the Bay of Pigs, and Viet Nam.

While the in game drama is huge, it's no comparison to the real world, where sluggish video games sales have worried industry analysts.
However two marquis titles released within a month of each other, Halo: Reach and Call of Duty has those in the video game industry hopeful that this year's skid can be halted.

Brag Game Rights Manager Joshua Grams said "These new releases like Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops, we bring the public back in and everyone's back into video games, winter's coming so everyone is going to be indoors, there's not many outdoor sports except for snowboarding and skiing, so videogames are the thing."

According to Microsoft 1–billion hours a month is spent on the company's Xbox live service for online gaming.

And how about this, call of duty has been out less than twenty–four hours and they already have 1–million people playing the game online.