Digital Artefact – The trickshotting community

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With this digital artifact, I explored a community that I grew up in. This is the Call of duty Trickshotting community. The COD trickshotting community spread like no other, and purely came from making content within the call of duty games. This started with Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2007) this is where gamers had the opportunity to record and upload content to YouTube of themselves playing the game, which started a phenomenon like no other. This was a continuous movement that spanned over the following Call of Duty’s, with the community growing larger and larger every year. This introduced the concept of having online teams, where players could join and climb a virtual ladder of the more subscribed teams. There were sponsors, paid work and social media status involved as well, as joining big teams like FaZe and SoaR could be life changing for…

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