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Call of Duty WWII world reveal

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As I tuned into the world reveal for Call of Duty WWII I couldn’t help but be excited and also apprehensive. The past few titles from the Call of Duty series had put me to the point that I wanted to swear off the series entirely. I was completely captivated by the opening video that I had to shake my head at the end to bring myself back to reality. This game looks amazing. I could have been watching a trailer for band of brothers from the way the captured the action and brotherhood. There was some good info so I’ll keep my rant short, they used the words boots on the ground and visceral some many times that I thought Google and Wikipedia were paying them per use. It made them sound like the were sent to talk about a game that they have only just heard about before walking out on stage, instead of having worked on it for three years. I’ll push on.

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On November 3rd of this year you will be able to play the campaign which is centered, for the most part, around private Red Daniels. You will be battling your way through the European theater during 1944-1945 pushing your way through to Germany. There were a few details released for the multiplayer, though the go to response was there will be more info at E3. There is a new mode called War. War has the allied forces battling the axis powers for critical points. This sounds to me to be a whole lot like conquest from Battlefield 1, just without the vehicles. There is also a new feature that they are calling divisions. This will allow players to “enlist” in the “units” of their choice. Sounds like the clans you would find in other games including GTA and go figure COD. The other new feature that was barely introduced was Headquarters. Headquarters is a social area where the community can gather to have fun. Sorry that’s it, that is all that was said about the mode, then they should a 15 sec clip that had no info. From that 15 sec I would tell you to picture the tower in Destiny. People watching from home kept tweeting in to ask about the co-op mode and if it was going to be zombies. The answer was that it is an entirely different story mode that is a horror (and of course stay tuned to E3 for more info) that involved the 3rd Reich’s desperate attempt to create a new army, and then they flashed the following image on the screen.

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So apparently the answer is yes and on top of that they have stolen the entire concept behind another series of games Zombie Army Trilogy. Very original. I got to say I was disappointed not in the game but in the reveal, there was hardly any info released an a lot of them talking about how awesome they are for going out to locations to record real sounds and images to make this game, congrats. at this point in the history of video games it is expected for the developer to put work into their game. Make a game that is based on Mars and then I will be interested in how you were on location. To sum up The game looks amazing and the team behind it has a limited vocabulary. Hopefully we can glean some more info from E3. Until then I will be looking into getting into the private Beta happening later this year and as always.. Game On!

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Call of Duty WW2! Maybe…

I have been hearing for a few months that the next entry in the Call of Duty series will be headed back in time to World War 2. I have also heard that it could be a sequel to World at War. A recent leak seems to strengthen these thoughts.

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As always it could be fake but it appears that it will be called Call of Duty WW2. This is also something I have been saying for years, Call of Duty needs to get away from the futuristic warfare. If I want to play a futuristic war game I have many great options: Gears of War, Destiny, Mass effect, Doom, Titanfall, Dead Space, or that new game that hardly anyone has heard of I think it’s called Halo? The latest Futuristic title Infinite Warfare I relish reminding you received 571,860 likes on youtube and a massive 3,491,692 dislikes. Will they listen to the fans and produce a game that we want or decide that they know best and plow further into the future?

 

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Purchased Black Ops 3

black-ops-3-beta-ps4-1So I finally decided to purchase Black Ops 3. As I said in a previous post that while playing the beta I actually enjoyed playing it online. So when my disk finally arrived (I ordered it from amazon, It was $39.99 instead of $59.99 and as a prime member free two day shipping) I installed the game. This didn’t take too long. HINT! disconnect your Xbox from the internet before starting an install it will go much quicker, when you stay connected it tries to update and install at the same time. After the install I connected back up to the internet to find the 10 gig update waiting for me. This also wasn’t bad. I am paying for 20 mps internet but I test around 23-24 and I have the Xbox wired. When I finally got to play I decided to play the campaign. I have beat Modern Warfare 1 & 2 100% earning every achievement. So I figured I would start playing on the hardest difficulty and knock all of those achievements out at once. I was a bit surprised when I saw that Veteran was not the highest difficulty. Realistic is the new and highest difficulty. And it is difficult. I played for about 2.5 hrs last night and I have yet to complete mission 2. One shot from an opponent is instant death. I am reading on different sites where they say that when facing a tougher opponent you can take two shots from them, but I have yet to witness this myself. It has been fun and challenging trying to complete each section of the mission. I only wish that my bullets were as effective as the enemies. A head shot will kill them instantly, however it takes several body shots to put them down. But I guess that adds to the challenge. I will update as I progress further, until then Game On!