Singularity Caught in Modern Warfare’s Path O’ Destruction

It's an Undead Dance PartySo this is important right?  Activision announced today that the moderately anticipated release of Singularity won’t be coming this fall as was previously planned.  Instead, they chose to set a target date of Quarter 1 of 2010.  Now, you may be asking why did they decide to do this?  I have that answer for you.

See, when a big game comes out that is expected to bring the dollar’s value back up, beat out the second coming of Christ, or possibly be bigger than any of Michael Bay’s movies, you acquire a dilemma of sorts.  Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is going to be just that.  With an expected target of 11 Million by year’s end your pretty much saying, “This is the biggest game of all time, and everyone else that is releasing anything around this target date that has anything to do with guns, walking, snow, or people might as well take their ball and go home.”  I somewhat agree with them on this front. 

I mean, here’s the deal.  So Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is going to be huge, and everyone is going to get it.  And yes, there are a few big contenders that trail in the shadows such as Assassin’s Creed 2, BioShock 2, and Halo: ODST, but its the little guy that loses in this kind of a battle.

Hey kid (Singularity), seriously… your going to have to sit at the kids table (Qtr 1 2010), and there’s only enough meat (Cash Money) to go around for us adults, so just deal with the mashed potatoes (Christmas Gift from Grandma cause she was fooled into thinking this was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) cause that’s all that’s left over.

This is the case for singularity, its a small fish in a big ocean, and Activision feels that it should let this game have its time in the sun and sit at the grownups table when your rich uncle (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) isn’t invited.

Singularity is a different type of shooter which is why I think it grabbed attention in the first place.  You have the ability to control time with your hand, but not like Prince of Persia Time control.  Ok, here’s a scenario…

You have a group of 4 enemies under cover ahead of you.  Your running low on ammo and can’t fight your way through.  To your right, you see a corroded oil drum that is no longer filled with the stuff that makes it go boom when combined with a spark from your pistol round.  So you target the barrel and reverse time until it becomes fully intact and is filled with all the black gold it can contain.  You then take this barrel and throw it at your enemies, all the while, you shoot it in mid-air and blow up the four attackers in front you.

See?  It’s pretty unique.  You might even want to take a enemy and use your unstoppable time powers on just him.  Turning him into a pile of old bones right before your eyes, and if we’re lucky… maybe turn him into a baby and let the baby punting begin.  🙂  Okay, that’s a bit cruel but you see where I’m going here.

In closing, the move seems to be a good one. I for one am okay with saving a bit o’ money for the releases that are coming out this year.  It’s gonna be rough on the wallet and God knows the “Streets are tough”  So Let this be the Holiday of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and I’ll start saving my monies for Singularity when it drops sometime between January and March.

10 responses to “Singularity Caught in Modern Warfare’s Path O’ Destruction

  1. I just want to say that I better not hear about people looking up “Baby Punting” and this article comes up in our stats. If anyone out there types in “Baby Punting” and this article show’s up… Seriously what kind of a person are you anyway?

    • They sure as shit will now that I’ve added the ‘baby punting’ tag to it!

      I think you’re spot on in your assessment, and I’m glad to see some developers figuring out that Q1 is a great time to release titles like this. Battlefield Bad Company 2 is another title that got pushed back, likely for the same reason, and I for one welcome some good stuff to occupy those bleak first months.

      • Good man Jim, I applaud you for stepping an inch farther on a hot topic such as Baby Punting. You just did our site a favor.

        BTW it seems as though there is a lot of topics related to the punting of babies. This could bode well for us.

        What was the topic of this post about again? I should change it.

    • and if you read the preview articles, you would know that you can’t reverse-time people into babies. Instead, you turn them into “placental reverts” which sounds disgustingly terrifying. It also makes me hungry.

  2. Nice take on the whole ‘sitch. I have to say I agree with you. Hopefully, Singularity will be worth its salt and actually sell well to boot.

    • It looks pretty sweet, I just like the idea of them taking a FPS and changing it up again to keep it fresh. I doubt the Multiplayer will be any good though. If you look at games with unique takes on the genre they tend to not be very good online. F.E.A.R. 1 and 2, Crysis, Doom 3 to name a few

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