Most old action games hold my interest for maybe 10 minutes, then I'm bored because I feel like I've seen everything. To get good at them you basically have to memorize all the level layouts and enemy placements. How is that more intelligent or challenging than a modern action game? It's just a different kind of stupid. There are lot's of bad developments in modern games as well, but let's not forget the sheer number of them and that there are tons of awesome new games beyond Call of Duty that don't get lost in tube levels or senseless collectibles. And honestly I'd even play Call of Duty any day over Silver Surfer or Contra or Mega Man or whatever.