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  • New Game 'Call Of Duty: Rittenhouse' Lets You Defend Your Home From A Horde Of Bloodthirsty Communists (satire)

    11/10/2021 8:17:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Babylon ^ | 11/10/2021
    SANTA MONICA, CA—Activision surprised the gaming world with a new game trailer revealing the next game in the popular Call of Duty series. Set to be released any day now, Call of Duty: Rittenhouse lets you defend your home from a horde of bloodthirsty communists. “Developers have toiled this past year without sleep, food, or contact with loved ones, so we could launch this politically poignant and incredibly fulfilling game in time for the Holidays and the jury’s verdict of not guilty,” said Activision CEO, Roberto Activision. Some reviewers with advanced copies have expressed worry about how the game presents...
  • Fugitive Caught By Police After Leaving Hideout to Buy Call of Duty Game

    03/07/2021 8:44:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | BY CURT HUTSON
    Clint Butler, a UK fugitive, escaped from the HMP Spring Hill open prison in Buckinghamshire in November 2020. He was originally serving a 17-year sentence for robbery and firearm possession, but the allure of the first-person shooter was too much for Butler, who was arrested after coming out of hiding to purchase the game. Butler and a friend took a trip to Martineau Way in Birmingham, England to buy Call of Duty, but were confronted by two police officers who noticed they were acting strangely. They questioned their choice to go shopping despite lockdown mandates, to which Butler replied, "I’ve...

    02/04/2021 7:44:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    The complaint filed against Activision states that the Call of Duty publisher copied the Cade Janus photographs, without Haugen’s knowledge or consent, and used them to create Mara in Modern Warfare. A photograph entitled “Cade Janus 16” was found in a development document called “Project Odyssey” dated Sept. 8, 2017. The same photo was found on the casting page of Project Odyssey under the heading “The Face of the Near Future.” Haugen and his representatives believe this establishes Activision had access to the images of Cade Janus and were actively aware of those images as they developed the character of...
  • Left Rattled by Anti-Communist Themes in Upcoming 'Call of Duty'

    08/31/2020 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 8/31/20 | Andrew J. Sciascia
    The latest highly anticipated entry in the “Call of Duty” video game franchise seems to center around a rather anti-communist narrative - and it’s got modern American “Reds” running scared. **SNIP** After all, countless works of Cold War spy fiction are based secret plots, conspiracies and intrigue-laden moments in our history. For Kotaku, however, silly spy plots and harmless fun this was not. Instead, it was an effort to prop up supposed right-wing theories that the civil rights movement was actually a secret Soviet plot to overthrow the United States government with communist uprisings. According to the outlet: “Bezmenov’s suggestion...
  • 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' rewrites Highway of Death as a Russian attack, rather than American

    10/29/2019 8:56:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 28, 2019 | Andrew Whalen
    In Modern Warfare, the latest entry in the Call of Duty first-person shooter series, an infamous U.S. attack is fictionalized as Russian, rather than American, violence. In the Modern Warfare single-player campaign's eleventh mission, players engage Russian snipers along a wartorn highway in the fictional country of Urkistan. Strewn with burnt out vehicles and bomb craters, a rebel leader named Farah leads players in an attempt to capture a terrorist leader known as "The Wolf." While the country and characters are fictionalized, Farah's description of the setting directly references a real-world event.
  • Activision Announces 'Call Of Duty: World War II'

    04/21/2017 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 21, 2017 | Erik Kain
    Activision officially unveiled the next Call of Duty game this morning. Call of Duty: World War II is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the makers of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That was a good game, and I'm excited to see what Sledgehammer can do with a World War II setting. Prior to Advanced Warfare, the developer had been working on a Vietnam-era game which was ultimately scrapped when Activision promoted the studio to one of its three regular Call of Duty developers. We know nothing about the game at this point beyond the setting and name. A livestream is...
  • Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

    05/20/2015 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/20/15
    University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed, according to new research. Scientists say players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain called the caudate nucleus, which leads to loss of grey matter in the hippocampus. Previous studies have shown reduced volume in the hippocampus, which controls memory, learning and emotion, is associated with neurological and...
  • Children Majoring in Techno-Mayhem

    10/11/2013 10:18:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    As video games grow ever more violent and realistic, the latest sign of "progress" is the arrival of female characters you can take into combat in the latest version of the war game "Call of Duty." You may watch a hundred commercials selling this product, but no one tells the audience what's really in it. There's a reason: You'd be shocked. A panel of young pundits on the gaming website recently pondered the question "How does it feel to have a woman get stabbed in the face?" One young man admitted with a bit of shame that "I'm so,...
  • Since When Does Brookings Make Video Games?[Call of Duty-Man vs. Machines]

    05/08/2012 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08 May 2012 | MICHAEL PECK
    Military futurist Peter Singer -- and consultant for the forthcoming Call of Duty -- reveals what kind of dark assumptions are baked into the next blockbuster game. The Internet has been abuzz over details -- and several intriguing YouTube videos -- of the upcoming "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," scheduled to hit shelves in November. A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the latest iteration of the video game continues the saga of American and Russian operatives immersed in a complex 1960s Cold War plot. But much of the sequel takes place in 2025, when...
  • Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice [Omar Bin Laden]

    09/04/2010 1:23:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By LARA SETRAKIAN
    Note: Video included. "Bin Laden's Son Is Hospitalized After He Hears His Father's Voice Omar Bin Laden Is Treated for Schizophrenia, Wife Asks for Divorce" July 9, 2010 SNIPPET: ""It's true that he was put on medication but released himself early," said a spokesman for Zeina Al Sabah, Omar's wife. The spokesman confirmed that Omar had bipolar disorder and was on anti-depressants." SNIPPET: ""Omar loves and hates Osama at the same time," she said." SNIPPET: "Omar, 29, has denounced his father's terrorist tactics and ideology. But he still maintains an emotional bond..." SNIPPET: "Much of Osama Bin Laden's family, comprising...
  • Vanity - Need weapons help with Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii

    12/12/2010 9:57:34 AM PST · by Brent in TN · 10 replies
    12/12/10 | Brentintn
    Vanity - I purchased Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii for my son. I'm not familiar with playing this game. Will he need any special wii controllers or accessories to play this game easier?
  • Kobe Bryant's wrong 'Duty' message (upset about Bryant with a weapon in Call of Duty Commercial)

    11/18/2010 2:13:59 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/16/2010 | Tim Keown
    [...] And then last week, he went home and was watching a game when a new commercial for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" came on his television. Seen through Walker's eyes, the content was bad enough. A woman in high heels, a hotel concierge, a guy in a fast-food worker's outfit -- they're all shooting automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in an urban warfare setting. He was already disgusted, but about halfway through the spot, Walker did a double take: Wait! Wasn't that Kobe Bryant? Seriously, is that really Kobe Bryant carrying an assault weapon with the word "MAMBA" on...
  • Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro (assassination) plot in new game (Call of Duty: Black Ops)

    11/10/2010 2:40:58 PM PST · by SnakeDoctor · 16 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/10/2010 | Paul Haven
    HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba harshly criticized a new video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, saying Wednesday that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths. The island's state-run media also took a dig at the CIA's real-life efforts to do in the island's revolutionary leader, who has survived dozens, perhaps hundreds of attempts on his life. "What the United States couldn't accomplish in more than 50 years, they are now trying to do virtually," said an article posted on Cubadebate, a state-run news website.
  • Video game veterans and the new American politics

    11/17/2009 10:21:43 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-17-09 | Peter W. Singer
    For the Pentagon, to hitch a free ride off of the video game industry is actually quite savvy. Gaming companies have spent tens of millions of dollars developing technologies designed to re-create battle, as well as easy for the average teen to use. More importantly, these teens enter the military already "trained up" in a certain way. I recall meeting a commander of a Predator drone squadron, a former F-15 pilot, who described the younger generation of remote drone pilots with awe. They had less training and experience than him, but he felt their years of video gaming had made...
  • Activision Goes Beyond The Pale With Terrorist Gameplay

    11/15/2009 4:50:44 AM PST · by vmachine · 4 replies · 533+ views
    You Tube ^ | 15 November 2009 | Vmachine
    Activision and Infinity Ward's new multi-platform video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, forces players to be complicit in acts of terrorism to advance the storyline. If the player makes any attempt to stop the terrorists from slaughtering hundreds of innocent airline victims, the story resets from the beginning.
  • 'Call of Duty' sells $310M in N Amer, UK in 24 hrs

    11/12/2009 8:56:28 PM PST · by Saije · 6 replies · 580+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11/12/2009 | Staff
    First-day sales of Activision Blizzard Inc.'s "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" broke records, raking in an estimated $310 million in North America and the United Kingdom alone. The video game went on sale all over the world on Tuesday, but Activision provided figures Thursday only for North America and Britain. The company estimates that it sold about 4.7 million copies of the game in the first 24 hours in those markets, making it the biggest-selling launch in the history of entertainment. The latest installment in the "Call of Duty" action franchise was expected to at least match last year's...
  • Distracted Kid In Videogame Call Of Duty 4 (Youtube video)

    02/01/2008 7:55:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 93+ views
    This is a scream. Some kid playing an online multiplayer game of Call of Duty 4 gets distracted from the gameplay to ogle a poster of a half naked girl.
  • Call of Duty 5 Confirmed (Xbox 360)

    12/30/2007 6:29:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 296+ views ^ | December 3, 2007
    Call of Duty 5 Confirmed Guitar Hero 4 and more in the works too. by Martin Robinson, IGN UK UK, December 3, 2007 - Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Call of Duty 5 and Guitar Hero 4 are both in development just hours after news of the company's merger hit the wire. And while the news is unlikely to come as a shock, if Activision Blizzard's recent boasts are anything to go by we could see both of the series reaching bigger and better heights. Indeed, during a conference call held today Activision CEO Robert Kotick and Jean-Benard Levy spoke...
  • Help with game code

    12/03/2007 5:26:52 PM PST · by knarf · 9 replies · 48+ views
    Dec. 3, 2007 | knarf
    My son gas lost his code to install "Call of Duty" .. certainly there's a way around this ... isn't there?Any help is appreciated.
  • Lousy Stinking SNIPERS! (Call Of Duty 3 Videogame, Xbox 360)

    07/07/2007 8:43:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    July 7, 2007 | lowbridge
    Getting killed left and right by snipers all of the time. I get killed by them more than any other soldier on the battlefield. Not riflemen, not machine gunners, not bazookamen or tanks, but snipers. The scourge of the battlefield! And to make matters worse, I lost one of the best opponents I ever had on the battlefield because Microsoft had banned him from Microsoft Live for using a modified console.