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Thanks to PS3, I’m an Online Convert

I played some more Call of Duty 3 online (for free) on my PS3 Friday night. I found a new strategy that really works for me on one of the levels: hide! I would only peek out of hiding to look around and do some killing and/or reviving (as medic), then go back to hiding again. I scored second place in that game.

Last night I played some more CoD3 on my PS3, but I didn’t do so well. 🙁 I had a moment of annoyance when I was trying my hand at sniping. I saw someone, had them totally lined up, pulled the trigger, and the dude didn’t die! I always go for a torso shot, because the camera moves around a bit and I don’t want to miss if going for a headshot. So maybe that was the problem. In CoD2 on the PC, you can hold your breath when sniping to steady the camera. Is there a similar thing in CoD3? That would be oh so handy.

So I put in several hours of Call of Duty 3 online on the weekend, and I got to thinking. I haven’t played the single-player CoD3 campaign much at all. Ditto for Resistance, though I have played some of it in co-op mode, which is great. Previous to getting my PS3, I never thought online was such a big deal, even though I did dabble with it on my PS2. But now I get it. I’m an online convert! Online is a blast and I much prefer playing online over single-player. I still like having friends over to play games better than playing online, but online gaming has now become a part of my life, unlike single-player gaming. And it’s just so much the sweeter that online is free, which helps those like me who hate paying monthly fees for anything.

So yeah. Here’s my tip of the hat to all you folks who were bragging about how great online is. I believe you. I’m with you. Now I just need to get through the day so I can go home and play some more Resistance or CoD3 online…


While I do think that online is great, and is not overrated after all, I’m still unsure about headset support. I thought I would miss it when playing CoD3 and I don’t. Resistance supports the headset, but I find that I don’t bother with it. Would this change if more people used it?