I've been playing way too much overwatch lately. Its been taking up most of my free time and I've taken a liking to Hanzo. He isn't my favorite character, that award goes to Zarya, but Hanzo is my best performing character. For those who don't know, Hanzo is classed as a "Defense" character because he is a sniper. And while we end up losing this game I'm pretty proud of the few multi-kills I get along with some consistent head shots. Enjoy!
So I beat Dark Souls 3 the other night and because I'm having a hard time waiting for Overwatch... I decided to redeem my digital code for Dark Souls and start up a new character. The Taurus Demon who has kicked my ass in the past on many occasions, didn't seem up to the challenge this time around.
I'm finally coming down off of my Dark Souls hype after several weeks of grinding through 3 and I'm looking to have a few more laughs like this.. Leave a comment with some funny clips or you can tweet them at me as well.
I fell of the Call of Duty train fairly early on, only playing 3, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, and Black Ops. I definitely enjoyed my time with those games but when Modern Warfare 3 was announced I didn't really have it in me to buy another game in the series. And with that I haven't really kept tabs on the series too much other than major announcements. Most of my friends who I play online with went through a similar faze, except for my one friend who still plays CoD Ghosts somewhat regularly... So I never really had any pear pressure to pick up to more recent titles either.
With the announcement trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare being released earlier this week, I decided to take a look with no real intention of doing more than making a mental note of the release date. But to my surprise I was actually interested in what this new installment has to offer. It’s set in the future, not sure how far off, but it looks like it’s within the next couple of centuries where humans have colonized other planets. These colonies require a "Settlement Defense Front" which has now turned against mother Earth launching a full scale assault on Europe. The trailer only plays a few sound bites referencing attacks on "Switzerland" and "Geneva". So for reasons that I am sure will be revealed over the course of the game's campaign, Earth is taken surprise by this attack. We are seemingly unaware of some growing conflict with the human colonies.
This story line alone is what has gotten me excited the most with Infinite Warfare, first because its sci-fi but with the focus of a military perspective, and secondly because has always been something I wanted the Halo games to explore more. For those of you who don't know, I'm a huge Halo fan. Games, books, comics, collectibles, whatever... I love it all. One of the things I always wish bungie and now 343i would have explored a bit more was the war before the Halo games. The war between the UNSC and outer human colonies. This war was the reason the Spartans like the Master Chief were created. It’s a sci-fi spin on the colonial age of revolution, invasion, and political power shifts. I know Call of Duty games aren’t exactly the platform for groundbreaking story telling but, I think they could have a very unique point of view on how a war like this from Earth’s perspective could play out. And hopefully it will scratch an itch I’ve had for some time.
While the story alone has me very interested, I could be just as quickly turned off by this game if they resort back to the gameplay style introduced in Advanced Warfare. Load-out based shooters with wildly different movement abilities just isn’t really much of my thing. Infinite Warfare still doesn’t look like a day one purchase for me, but I could be very interested in just the story mode for around $40.
Okay so it obviously isn’t Monday but I just published my second video in my Modern Monday series. I recorded this video a couple of times because I wasn’t happy with how it turned out. It is hard to stay enthused about something you didn’t really enjoy. I recorded several takes on Wednesday night but I just couldn’t get a good rhythm going. So I came back Thursday afternoon and killed it in one take. Felt great. I had to go to work so i didn’t get a chance to edit it until today. The video is being published on YouTube as I am writing this and it will be featured on my Modern Monday page on this site shortly. I worked pretty hard on this video so I hope you enjoy.
YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/OzIppOLmels
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