The Best Call Of Duty Campaign Moments That Black Ops 4 Won't Have

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The Best Call Of Duty Campaign Moments That Black Ops 4 Won't Have

Let’s just admit it: Call of Duty campaigns are dumb. They are explosion fueled treks across the world under the guise of a military thriller. Despite their stupidity, I love them. The games are melodramatic, tense, well-paced, and a blast to rip through in an afternoon. You drive, fly, stab, strangle, punch, and generally murder your way through every culture and people you can shake a stick at. You probably even take that stick and shake it so hard somebody dies. The drama is always at its peak, and men are always screaming. At one point, you even pull a knife out of your own chest and throw it in someone’s eye (you couldn’t pay me to make this up). When you kill really good, all your bros slap you on the back or say cool stuff like “tango down” and “confirmed kill” to let you know what a good job you are doing at being a soldier-man. Plus, your codename is always some dumb thing like “Shampoo” or “Toilet Bowl Cleaner.” This is what Call of Duty is best at, letting you go H.A.M. in a place you couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.

We found out recently that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does not have a campaign, a first for the series. So, let us look back while the warmth of nostalgia keeps our ice-cold hearts from totally freezing and see the best of what past Call of Duty campaigns have to offer.

The Best Call Of Duty Campaign Moments That Black Ops 4 Won't Have

about X hours ago from
The Best Call Of Duty Campaign Moments That Black Ops 4 Won't Have

Let’s just admit it: Call of Duty campaigns are dumb. They are explosion fueled treks across the world under the guise of a military thriller. Despite their stupidity, I love them. The games are melodramatic, tense, well-paced, and a blast to rip through in an afternoon. You drive, fly, stab, strangle, punch, and generally murder your way through every culture and people you can shake a stick at. You probably even take that stick and shake it so hard somebody dies. The drama is always at its peak, and men are always screaming. At one point, you even pull a knife out of your own chest and throw it in someone’s eye (you couldn’t pay me to make this up). When you kill really good, all your bros slap you on the back or say cool stuff like “tango down” and “confirmed kill” to let you know what a good job you are doing at being a soldier-man. Plus, your codename is always some dumb thing like “Shampoo” or “Toilet Bowl Cleaner.” This is what Call of Duty is best at, letting you go H.A.M. in a place you couldn’t otherwise afford to visit.

We found out recently that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does not have a campaign, a first for the series. So, let us look back while the warmth of nostalgia keeps our ice-cold hearts from totally freezing and see the best of what past Call of Duty campaigns have to offer.

BioWare Wants To Make Small, Experimental Games

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BioWare Wants To Make Small, Experimental Games

Our latest cover story is about Anthem, and that game is currently BioWare's primary focus. However, the studio is also considering projects beyond Anthem's release. While visiting the studio in Edmonton, we spoke with BioWare's general manager Casey Hudson and executive producer Mark Darrah about the team's desire to release smaller, more experimental games that are "true to the corest parts of our core". 

Watch the video below to learn more about how the team is inspired by short filmes and games like Rockstar's Table Tennis.

Click on the banner below to enter our hub filled with exclusive features covering Anthem. 

BioWare Wants To Make Small, Experimental Games

about X hours ago from
BioWare Wants To Make Small, Experimental Games

Our latest cover story is about Anthem, and that game is currently BioWare's primary focus. However, the studio is also considering projects beyond Anthem's release. While visiting the studio in Edmonton, we spoke with BioWare's general manager Casey Hudson and executive producer Mark Darrah about the team's desire to release smaller, more experimental games that are "true to the corest parts of our core". 

Watch the video below to learn more about how the team is inspired by short filmes and games like Rockstar's Table Tennis.

Click on the banner below to enter our hub filled with exclusive features covering Anthem. 

How Games Further Explore The Ideas Of Westworld

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How Games Further Explore The Ideas Of Westworld

Warning: Spoilers Ahead for Westworld, Doki Doki Literature Club, and Soma

While Westworld doesn’t directly reference any video games, its core conceit is built around game theory. Westworld is the most open of open worlds; a hundred square miles of towns, open wilderness, and countless stories to discover. People pay exorbitant amounts to spend just days in the park, but in return they get absolutely unprecedented freedom. They can play the hero or live the life of an outlaw, romance partners, or shoot their way through saloons. Every person is at the center of their own experience, one totally removed from the consequences of real life.

Sound familiar?

How Games Further Explore The Ideas Of Westworld

about X hours ago from
How Games Further Explore The Ideas Of Westworld

Warning: Spoilers Ahead for Westworld, Doki Doki Literature Club, and Soma

While Westworld doesn’t directly reference any video games, its core conceit is built around game theory. Westworld is the most open of open worlds; a hundred square miles of towns, open wilderness, and countless stories to discover. People pay exorbitant amounts to spend just days in the park, but in return they get absolutely unprecedented freedom. They can play the hero or live the life of an outlaw, romance partners, or shoot their way through saloons. Every person is at the center of their own experience, one totally removed from the consequences of real life.

Sound familiar?

Your Summer 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Alolan Forms, Trading, And More

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Your Summer 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Alolan Forms, Trading, And More

Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.

The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.

Each time a new major update hits, the sense of mystery in Pokémon Go is reinvigorated. However, thanks to the methods discovered and created by players in the original release, light is shed on each successive update quicker than ever before.

Your Summer 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Alolan Forms, Trading, And More

about X hours ago from
Your Summer 2018 Guide To Pokémon Go Legendary Raids, Alolan Forms, Trading, And More

Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.

The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.

Each time a new major update hits, the sense of mystery in Pokémon Go is reinvigorated. However, thanks to the methods discovered and created by players in the original release, light is shed on each successive update quicker than ever before.

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Universes That Disappeared Too Soon

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – The Universes That Disappeared Too Soon

Before we dive into the advertised topic, I have an important PSA to issue. Rejoice, Xbox owners! The oddly named Nier: Automata – Become as Gods Edition is now available for Xbox One. This port of the great PlayStation 4 title comes packaged with the disastrously named 3C3C1D119440927 expansion, along with the Machine Mask accessory, the Cardboard Pod skin, Retro Grey Pod skin, Retro Red Pod skin, and Grimoire Weiss Pod.

For those of you who have Xbox One X, Nier: Automata is enhanced with HDR10 and 4K Ultra HD visuals. Publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games are selling it for less than I expected, debuting at just $49.99. I was late to the party on playing Nier: Automata, and I strongly suggest Xbox players not make the same mistake. Play this game as soon as you can. When it hits its stride (after a couple of hours), it continually pounds out excitement, variety, and crazed, superhero-like boss battles.

Science-Fiction Weekly – The Universes That Disappeared Too Soon

about X hours ago from
Science-Fiction Weekly – The Universes That Disappeared Too Soon

Before we dive into the advertised topic, I have an important PSA to issue. Rejoice, Xbox owners! The oddly named Nier: Automata – Become as Gods Edition is now available for Xbox One. This port of the great PlayStation 4 title comes packaged with the disastrously named 3C3C1D119440927 expansion, along with the Machine Mask accessory, the Cardboard Pod skin, Retro Grey Pod skin, Retro Red Pod skin, and Grimoire Weiss Pod.

For those of you who have Xbox One X, Nier: Automata is enhanced with HDR10 and 4K Ultra HD visuals. Publisher Square Enix and developer Platinum Games are selling it for less than I expected, debuting at just $49.99. I was late to the party on playing Nier: Automata, and I strongly suggest Xbox players not make the same mistake. Play this game as soon as you can. When it hits its stride (after a couple of hours), it continually pounds out excitement, variety, and crazed, superhero-like boss battles.