The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

Jorge and I are still processing all the E3 madness, so we thought we'd talk about one of last week's big stories: Call of Duty: Elite.  Activision's new Call of Duty social network promises to provide players with detailed battle statistics, group functionality, and a persistent profiles across multiple games.  However, some of this comes at a price: parts of Call of Duty: Elite will only be available to those who pay a premium fee.  It's move with very few precedents, so we thought it would be a good topic to discuss.  As always, feel free to jump in with your thoughts in the comments!

Some discussion starters:

- How much (if anything) would you pay for premium Call of Duty content?  Are there any other games that might hook you with a similar structure
- What does this mean for the future of the Call of Duty series?
- How will the advent of premium content impact plot-driven games?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 32 min 00 sec
- A preview of Call of Duty: Elite, via Joystiq
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_130_cod_elite.mp3
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