2. A first-person shooter franchise by Activision that takes place during World War II, and later a fictional present day conflict. The most played franchise on Xbox Live, and best-selling video game franchise of all time, with eacch new release far outselling the previous incarnation.
Currently synonymous with milking franchises dry.
First made by Infinity Ward in 2003, Call of Duty is Activision's flagship franchise, and easily the most overrated game franchise of all time. It also slowly kills off innovation and creativity in video games.
Activision once came up with the "awesome" plan of releasing a new CoD every year. Or something that's at least called "new Call of Duty", as it is actually just an unfinished, buggy, and glorified DLC package pressed onto a disc and sold for $70 across all major platforms.
Call of Duty is mostly played by 12-year old idiots, Xbox 360 fanboys, and generally people who think that playing these games makes them cool. These groups of people also often refer to Call of Duty as "teh best game EVAR!", and other things that attempt but fail to equalize it with a revelation.
Person 2: FUCK YEAH!
Sane person: No! Call of Duty is an overrated piece of garbage that gets more recognition than it deserves!
Player: What the f*ck man?! I hate noobtube campers! Ima kick your ass you f*cking cheater. Ima no scope your ass so you feel embarrased you fag!
*Player turns around a corner and no scopes and misses in front of his face and then he gets knifed*
Player:.............................i quit this sh*t. Call of duty is garbage! I swear this game is garbage!
At this point, Person 2, or any passing bystander should shoot Person 1 because it's evident they are retarded.