Video Games

Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition

Daniel Casarella :: Thursday, November 12th, 2009 5:40 pm

GODDAMMIT! Doesn’t anybody give a shit about the rules anymore?! I didn’t watch my buddies die face down in the mud so some fucking digital nobody could just hide in the bushes the whole match and shoot me! Yep, I’ve been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 all week and I want to tear my eyes out. I’m a veteran of this franchise which saw its newest and most notable release on Tuesday, Nov. 10th.  Modern Warfare 2 (which is rated M for MADNESS) is pretty much everything you’d expect it to be. This is a double edged sword. While the first Modern Warfare blew minds for a myriad of reasons, the second can’t really snipe your expectations in the same way. So what it does is walk the straight and narrow and it does that very, very well.




Making Good on War

Stephen Blackwell :: Monday, November 9th, 2009 12:15 pm

I like to play war video games. Not extensively, and I normally don’t join in on the online fracases that have made Xbox Live and the Playstation Network so popular. But when it comes to the Metal Gear, Gears of War or Socom franchises, I’m in.

The most popular war series in video games, Activision’s Call of Duty, is about see the release of Modern Warfare 2, this year’s most anticipated holiday title. Although the game is yet-to-be released, it’s 7 on Twitter’s trending topics.

Of course, I bring this up because the nature of war games is (or at least should be) repellant, especially considering how realistic next-gen games have become. To play them effectively, you have to be good at blowing your enemies’ heads off. It’s slightly less nerve-wracking when you’re killing aliens like in Gears of War, but when you’re killing human characters it can be a little depressing. Do game companies care? Activision seems to. MORE »


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DJ Hero Out Today

Stephen Blackwell :: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 2:00 pm

Armchair guitar heroes, it’s time for you to go out and delve into the kinetic world of being a DJ. Activision have launched DJ Hero today, the hip-hop / dance / electronic counterpart to their ubiquitous Guitar Hero franchise.

The brand is launching with quite a few peas in the pod: Eminem, DJ Shadow, Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Kid Cudi, and The Beastie Boys are all on board, lending their music to the soon-to-be franchise.

Solid work licensing all this stuff, Activision. Because, I suppose, all songs are basically licenses at this point, anyway. Not that that takes the magic out of anything.


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