A term coined to describe the recent trend of games and formerly respected gaming series' to be dumbed down to appeal to the larger, absent minded CoD base. Symptoms include short, repetitive gameplay, linear levels, simple controls and an average gamer age of 12. Recent examples include Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and (soon to be) Mass Effect 3.
"The new Ace Combat game has a serious case of Call of Duty syndrome"
A period in which you shouldn't go out in public after playing Call of Duty. Amount of time depends on time played. Symptoms can be hiding or trying to look for an RPG as you see a plane, confusing it for a Harrier Strike. Meeleeing someone when you see them running towards you. And many others.
Guy 1: Look man, a plane!
Guy 2: FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK! WHERES MY JAVELIN!
Guy 3: Chill out man, you just have Call of Duty Syndrome.
A state of mind similar to Tourette's Syndrome often experienced by the lifeless 10-year olds who play Call of Duty
. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Mood swings
- Shouting random crap
- Violent outbursts
- Unpredictable behavior
- Rapid heartbeat
Things that cause Call of Duty Syndrome to flare up are:
- Meeting a German
- CoD haters
- Meeting a Russian
- Being approached from behind
- Fresh Air
- Everything not mentioned here
Similar to Tourette's Syndrome, Call of Duty Syndrome causes irritability, nervous tics, and outbursts of swear words. This usually happens when someone gets killed repeatedly in Modern Warfare 2.
Jimmy: COME ONNN! HOW DID HE SEE ME? F!*#
Dan: Dude, turn the Xbox off. Your Call of Duty Syndrome is flaring up again.
Mental state in which a person instantly and/or violently reacts to any sound or action similar to something experienced in CoD. Side effects include anxiety, rapid heartbeat, fast-paced breathing, and the desire to find a good hiding spot.
*Guy is waling down the hall with his buddy*
Guy 1: Meh, english class blows.
Guy 2: +1 on that.
*someone runs around the corner*
Guy 1: WTFOMGBBQPIZZA!!!! *jumps backward and pretends to ADS*
Guy 2: Bad case of Call of Duty Syndrome
The Call of Duty syndrome is a serious disease caused by the Call of Duty series(A game series developed by some homophobic homosexuals somewhere). It's a state of delusionary paranoid outbursts. The species CoDtard
are most vulnerable to the disease.
A few good examples of events that can trigger an outburst:
-An airplane flying by
-A person sprinting towards the person with the syndrome
-Meeting a Russian
-Meeting a German
-Hearing a loud noise
These events can lead to extremely violent behavior from the person with the Call of Duty Syndrome.