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You’ve heard of them, you see commercials about them, and if you’re a button mashing monster you know exactly what I’m talking about: video games.

Many students at Penn Manor play video games, as do students all over the globe; but what are the most played and most fun-tastic games according to the students at Penn Manor?

In a recent survey given out to 122 students during A, B and C lunch the number one game is “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2,” with 48.4% of the votes! Following Modern Warfare 2 is Halo 3, which had 27.9% of the votes, and Madden 10 with 10.6% of the student body votes.

However, these are only the top three games others that were mentioned during the survey. Other games such as Grand Theft Auto 4, Call of Duty 4, Gears of war 2, Fallout 3, World of Warcraft, Left for Dead 2, Oblivion and Bioshock 2 were also included in the student survey.

“Graphics and realism is (sic) what makes Modern Warfare 2 so great,” said junior Zach Ackerman.

Mw2 and Madden 10 are in the top 3 most favorable games in Penn Manor. Photo by Gabby Myers

Modern Warfare 2 (Mw2) is a first-person shooter game, meaning that it’s played as if the player is actually in the game. Mw2 is the sequel to Call of Duty 4 (COD4). The plot is set in the year 2012, 5 years after the ending of COD4, which “took place” in 2007.

Some students disagreed with Ackerman and preferred Halo 3 over Modern Warfare 2.

“I think it’s (Halo 3) better because the game is more balanced,” said Sophomore Logan White. “I only play Modern Warfare 2 because my friends play it, and yeah that’s mostly it.”

Halo 3 is also a first person shooter game. It’s the sequel to Halo 2. The events in Halo 3 take place 2 weeks after the events in Halo 2, on the date of  November 17, 2552.The premise of the game is humans vs. the Covenant, an alien force terrorizing the human population.

“The things that were wrong in Modern Warfare 2 are better in Halo 3,” said Matt Nauman.

Madden 10 is a football game that originally came from Austalia but was released into the US on August 14, 2009.

” There’s so much detail put into the players and it really captures that art of the game, overall it’s pretty realistic,” said Senior Ralph Feltman.

By Gabby Myers

11 thoughts on “Click Click Boom!”

  1. Halo 3 unarguably takes more skill than any Call of Duty. The only Call of Duty that isnt a joke is 4. if you play Mw2 Your a random.

  2. While I certainly consider myself a gamer, by no means does this make me a “button mashing monster.” This name carries the negative connotations which assume that I merely mash buttons on the controller without paying regard to their specific functions within the game. This type of label for gamers should only be made when referring to inexperienced gamers playing a fighting game for the first time.

  3. I agree with Docter Gargoyle.
    Games take concentration and skill, not button mashing.
    You should have polled PC gamers compared to Console gamers.
    Halo 3 and Modern Warfare 2 are way over rated. There are multiple hidden jewels like Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike: Source that get over looked because not everyone is talking about them.
    Halo 3 and Mw2 are probably the two worst games ever created…

  4. Annon, when you refer to games as “hidden jewels,” I believe that you are making reference to what would more commonly be referred to as a hidden gem. Anyway, Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike are by no means “hidden gems.” They are mainstream highly popular games that just so happen to be based on a less popular gaming platform, the PC. When I think of games as hidden gems, I consider games which have had poor sales, little media attention, but a dedicated cult following do to their unique fun factor. Just my thoughts.

  5. annon you probably say this because your bad at them. CSS is a good game but honestly No one plays comp games compared to Mw2 and Halo3.

  6. @oh.yeah? – …Mw2 doesn’t have dedicated servers…
    There are definitly more people who play CSS because they have dedicated servers.
    And CSS is a pretty old game.

    @Gale – Number one, the term “Noob” is a way overused term for a newbie and is in no way a insult or clever.
    Number two, Just because it has a horrible 4-Wheeler in it doesn’t make it better. Although Call of Duty is a horrible game franchise as well.

    I think I’ll just stick to Battletoads.

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