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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 review

Since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 this past November, many were left wondering what was next in store for the Call of Duty franchise. With seemingly every American war being fought in one of their games and having made up a war in the near future, we may have seen the final Call of Duty game release last year. Is this necessarily a bad thing though? The Call of Duty franchise and especially the Modern Warfare series have been raved by gamers as the best video game series of the last several years. With thrilling and fast paced online multiplayer that Mountain Dew guzzlers love and customizability that the hardcore gamer can submerge themselves into, who can argue that it isn’t?

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 “Hardened Edition” details leak

Modern Warfare 3 hardened edition

Details are leaking out for the contents of the ultra-deluxe Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 "Hardened Edition," the fancy name for what amounts to the collector's version of the game, which you can pre-order now on Amazon. And the news doesn't come a moment too soon for rabid Call of Duty fans: According to new predictions from publisher Activision-Blizzard, the latest title in the series is expected to sell even more pre-sale copies than its previous versions.

It's not as if Activision-Blizzard has remained blind to the popularity of its first-person-shooter franchise, however. A brand-new subscription service is expected to be released alongside the November launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Dubbed, "Call of Duty: Elite," the service will give gamers the option for signing up for a free account or "premium" access to the service for the cost of $50 a year, or nearly the cash equivalent of one brand-new Call of Duty title.

So what's the point? According to Activision-Blizzard's official announcement for Elite, the online network will contain, "a wide range of state-of-the-art services, exclusive entertainment programming and all-inclusive game content for less than the cost of any comparable online entertainment service currently in the market."

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President Obama Addresses Nation: Osama bin Ladin is Dead

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, Announcements, News,

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Around 10:45 pm EST, nearly every network and cable news network preempted regular programming to pre-announce an announcement made by the President of the United States: Osama bin Ladin is dead.

About an hour later, Barack Obama walked down the long red carpet in the wide main corridor of the White House, and stood at a podium alone to address the nation.

“It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened…” He went on the heart-wrenchingly, poetically describe the horrors of September 11, 2001, an event masterminded by Osama bin Ladin.

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University of Michigan develops missile blinding technology

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Misc. Tech, Science,

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It’s always good news to hear of a military device intended for war that isn’t branded “death from above,” and that actually saves lives instead of taking them. This can be attributed to the researchers at the University of Michigan who have created a new way to protect helicopters from incoming missile up to 1.8 miles away. What’s different about this missile defense is that it uses a laser based technology to “blind” incoming missiles instead of destroying them. This is done by using a mid-infrared super continuum laser that takes on the heat properties of a helicopter, confusing the missile and causing it to lose “sight” of the helicopter. The device has no moving parts, giving it a long life span on the adverse conditions of aircraft operations.  Mohammed Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science stated: “The laser-based infrared countermeasures in use now for some aircraft have 84 pieces of moving optics. They couldn’t withstand the shake, rattle and roll of helicopters. We’ve used good, old-fashioned stuff from your telephone network to build a laser that has no moving parts.” This technology has enabled University of Michigan to start a company called Omni Sciences, funded up to $1 million from the Army and DARPA, to develop a second generation version.

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The history of the NHL: The Founding Era

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Championship, Editorial, NHL,

Clint BenedictWhile not as extensive as baseball or football, the history of the National Hockey League is a long and interesting one. Like most upstart leagues of the era, the early days of the NHL were chaotic and filled with uncertainty. Over a dozen teams were part of the league in some form during its first 10 years, but only six of them managed to survive what is now known as the first era of the NHL; it’s Founding Era.

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First Look: Portman, Maguire, and Gyllenhaal in ‘Brothers’


ET Online provides the first look at the trailer for Brothers, a love-triangle drama starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film, a remake of 2004’s Brødre, chronicles the story of Grace Cahill’s (Portman) developing relationship with her brother-in-law Tommy Cahill (Gyllenhaal) after her husband (Maguire) is believed to be dead. Sure enough, her husband makes a miraculous return to her, only to be suspicious of the relationship she has with his brother.

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Video: Jesse Ventura talks waterboarding and Cheney on Larry King

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Media, Videos, War,

Former Governor Jesse Ventura made an appearance on The Larry King Show a few days ago, and is as outspoken as ever. In the clip above, Jesse talks about waterboarding as torture, and goes on to say “You give me a water board, Dick Cheney, and one hour, and I’ll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.” Check out the video for more.


Stardock Elemental: War of Magic

ElementalPlayers of Galactic Civilizations will be happy to know that the same company, Stardock, has announced that their new game, Elemental: War of Magic, will be out in Q1 2010. That seems way down the line, so if you cannot wait, you can play their public beta next June. The game is a strategic fantasy and has magic and lore incorporated. Players rule their own kingdoms and combine spells, exploration, adventure and interaction with others. Pre-order for $49.95 on Stardock’s site, with other information available there as well.

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Pitt, Novak, and Roth Line Up For Bastards

Tarantino confirms casting for Inglorious Bastards

UPDATE: Funnyman Mike Myers has also been recruited! You can find the details here.

As promised, Quentin Tarantino has definitely not stopped working on his epic WWII film, Inglorious Bastards, ever since he completed the script. After years of speculation concerning casting, a few of the roles have recently been confirmed (finally).

What came as quite a shock to most (considering Tarantino’s usual taste in actors), Hollywood heavyweight Brad Pitt was cast as the lead role of Jewish soldier Aldo Raine. Then again, it is only appropriate that Pitt play a part in a real Tarantino film, considering he had a minor role in Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers.

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Red Dawn Scheduled for Remake

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: MGM, Action, Drama, Upcoming Releases,

Red Dawn

Almost 25 years after it was originally released, it’s been announced that is now up for the inevitable remake. Wolverines!

In 1984, the Cold War era movie - the first movie to be rated PG-13 - saw a group of high schoolers head for the woods after the Soviets and Cubans invaded America. With the weapons they had stockpiled, the teens did their best to wreak havoc on the foreign troops. (You can read my review of the Red Dawn Collector’s Edition here.)

Believing there’s no better time to revisit a story about an invasion on U.S. soil, MGM has greenlighted an update of its cult classic.

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