Am I insane or do I distinctly remember the Reveal trailer for Black Ops III saying that those who pre-ordered would get an early access beta key for Black Ops III in the near future? Come late August, the beta was available to everyone for free. Did Activision intentionally mislead consumers about the availability of the beta just to ensure pre-order sales or was the closed beta hidden for a while before they released it to the general public?Read more >
Did No Russian further the story or hinder it? Is the graphical content disregardedly offensive or avant-garde? Does it make a statement about "murder simulators" in video games as a whole or not? Did it prove anything at all?
When I first played MW2, I was impressed and even unnerved that Infinity Ward would take the risk and place you at the helm of a murdering terrorist. That you would take a 100-round LMG with no direct order to kill and make that split-second decision to fire or not. The brief silence before the bloodshed. 12 year-old me was blown away in awe.
But looking at now, six years and six games later, it was incredibly impotent in its message and convoluted as all hell. So what, Joseph Allen is supposed to be a patriotic soldie…Read more >