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Black Ops 2 Gives Gamers a Glimpse into Retro Combat & Futuristic Battle

For the past few months, there have been rumors circulating the web with talks of Black Ops 2. At first it wasn’t quite confirmed, but listings on different sites such as Amazon showed us that Black Ops 2 was going to be available for purchase in the near future. Well now it’s official. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will officially be released November 13, 2012.

I missed the official premiere of the teaser, but luckily everything that airs on television quickly makes it way to the Web. So after waiting a few hours, I finally had the chance to check out the teaser. I probably should have played MW3 for a little bit, but instead I was on Mass Effect 3 tearing it up and just having fun playing online with my buddy. So after putting the controller down, I watched the Black Ops 2 teaser and I was intrigued by what I saw. Retro combat, futuristic battle.

So it looks interesting. I haven’t quite formulated this in-depth geeky opinion on it, but I’m not too hard to please when it comes to fps. I love Call of Duty. I don’t hate the franchise, and I’m not one of them naysayers who has to be so negative about everything. I mean, yes, COD isn’t perfect, but no franchise ever is. Yet those minor imperfections are something that you come to love, and that’s how it is with COD. Sometimes I hate the fact that you could literally be shooting someone and you know you killed them, but then you die, but eh it’s not perfect. But it just compels you to try harder and make sure you get those kills you deserve.

So I’m not quite sure what to totally expect in Black Ops 2, but my fingers are crossed with hopes of them bringing back zombies. Spec Ops is cool, but I miss playing zombies. So I’m truly hoping that the folks over at COD will take what fans like into consideration and bring back some raging zombies.

What else do you guys hope to see in Black Ops 2? Think it will be a hit or miss?

Feel free to share your comments. And if you want to play Mw3 with me (or Mass Effect 3), then add me on PS3. PSN ID: funk25

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Awesomesauce: BF3 IRL (Battlefield 3 In Real Life) & Jedi Ninjas

Check out what the creators of the video above had to say about it:

“The video was developed as a passion project to recreate the current style of Star Wars action seen in video games into live action. This style often combines elements of Force powers with the use lightsaber combat. As there are no upcoming live action Star Wars movies to this date, this was a project to make many of the fans’ dreams into a reality.”

I could have immediately started off this post discussing the topic of this post, Battlefield 3, but I had to post the video above first. It seems that there has been the rising trend of videogame IRL(in real life) viral videos, and I must say I’m loving this trend! The video above is just one of the many #IRL videos that has been hitting the web and becoming viral sensations. The video is just one of the many videos by Gak Attack, a Toronto based crew that has become known for their high quality footage, original concepts, and mind blowing professional stunt team (in this video the stunt team is Team 2x.)

The Jedi Ninjas video is pretty spectacular, but I’ll have to admit I’m really feeling the Battlefield 3 IRL video. It was just released a few days ago on YouTube by NoFrontier100 and it’s another viral video that is being passed around the media circuit. I’m telling you guys, you’ve got to stay on top of the social media trends. So many amazing viral videos are coming out every single day. It’s mind-blowing!

Even though I play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 almost every single day (what can I say, I’m a COD fan,) I still also play Battlefield 3. It’s a great game! Both of the games are really good in my opinion, but I still enjoy the online play of MW3 more in comparision to playing online with BF3. However, watching this new viral video “Battlefield 3 Real Life Battle” did inspire me to go pick up the controller and hop on some BF3. Yet, I doubt I’m going to do that anytime soon. I’m still working on my rank in Mw3 (currently 58. Lt. Colonel II.)

Whether I go play Battlefield 3 right now or next week, I still will admit that this video below is awesomesauce. The video takes place in a Team Deathmatch setting, and it has all the essential components: med packs, reloading, heavy breathing after a quick sprint, and even a near-death moment. You know the moment when the screen gets all hazy and you can hear the pulsating heartbeat? Yup, it’s got that too. I’m telling you guys, these independent filmmakers and crews are doing it big with these viral videos. Hollywood who? Pssst! It’s all about being a mega viral sensation, and if you can get a Hollywood actor/actress in it, then you’re really making it big.

The video below doesn’t have any mega stars in it, but it’s still a cool video that I’m sure Battlefield 3 gamers will like. Eh, even if you don’t like the video or the game, you’ve still have to give it praise for the creativity. At the end of the day that’s what matters the most…

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Ps3 Exclusive Title ‘The Last of Us’

Thursday is finally upon us. This has been an extremely busy week for me thus far, but I’m looking forward to finishing up my classes on Friday and enjoying my break. I don’t really have much planned for my break except for continuing to hit the gym like crazy, finalize and publish my book, and of course chill out and play video games. At the end of the day, I’m an artist, a writer, and a gamer.

I will always been a fanatic when it comes to video games, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m anxious to watch the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards on Saturday. I usually watch the awards show every year because I love video games, I love badass geeks that create the games I love so much, and it’s spectacular seeing what games are in the running for the Best Game of the Year. I’m not really sure which title will win game of the year, but I’m anxious to see which title will take the award home for best multi-player game. On the website you can vote for your favorite game, and the choices for best multi-player are: Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Notice a pattern there? Everything seems to be the third game in series (well not for the entire COD franchise, but in the Modern Warfare division it’s the third game.) I happen to own all three of those games and I’d have to say that Gears of War 3 would be my top choice, but I play my Ps3 online all the time and not my 360, so then I’d have to go with Battlefield 3. The ending sucked, but the graphics are insane!

A lot of great games came out this year, so we will just have to wait and see what games take home awards this Saturday. This year will be Spike TV’s ninth annual celebration of all things video games, but it will also be the day in which the mystery behind “The Last of Us” will be revealed. Have you heard about this upcoming title? If you’ve got a baffled look on your face, then fret not. Honestly, there isn’t much about information surroudning this game. The only thing we know so far is that the game is a PS3 exclusive title, it’s rumored to have an amazing engine, and it has something to do with ants, an outbreak, and a quarantine. That’s really not much information to work with, but the game is still creating quite the buzz. Oh, did I forget to mention that even the developer is a mystery. Yeah, we have no idea who is even developing this game.

The lack of information and the “hush, hush” tactics involved in marketing this game are what make it such a big deal. It’s like a striptease (a good one, not a cheap drunk one.) The website keeps taking off one piece of clothing at a time, which will hopefully lead to the full exposé on Saturday at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. It’s exciting not knowing what this game is about, but the screenshot below does look quite promising. Believe it or not, that’s actually a screenshot from the game. Mind-blowing….seriously, my mind was just blown. That shot indicates that these ants and quarantine must take place somewhere sunny and pleasant, but then it’s immediately turned into hell by gigantic mutant ants. That could be the story, right?

Ugh…I want to know what this game is about! People have been rambling back and forth on message boards that it could be zombies, but eh doubt it. “The Last of Us” doesn’t feel like a zombie first-person game, it just doesn’t. I’m not going to sit here and assume because my mom always taught me when you assume you make an ass out of u+me, but I will say that ants and zombies don’t go together. It goes against the rules of horror tactics. Giant ants and zombies? Nope, that’s not allowed, it’s just not right, especially for a game. But I have no idea what this game is about, but I tell you what, the entire world will hopefully know on Saturday December 10th, 2011. So if you are curious about this uber mysterious title in the works, then be sure to check out the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. And if there is any chance this ends up being a lame game (I highly doubt it) then at least you can see if some of your favorite titles of the year take home any awards.

Winning an award is always good I suppose. Yet at the end of the day it’s really about each individual gamers preference and not the industry leaders. So don’t be upset if you thought a game was totally epic and it doesn’t even get nominated. Sometimes all you can do is just hold your own video game awards with your buddies and nominate it your damn self. Yup, that works. But remember it should be in all fun and games, so don’t get all nerdy and upset over the games chosen. Anyways, the best thing about the VGA’s is the World Premieres. Now that’s is what it’s all about! I can’t wait to see what they have in store this year. It’s going to be epic! *fingers crossed*

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Just for the Gamers: The Online Gamer: MW3 – Part 1

Aaron is back, and this time he is freaking out over Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. I’ve been watching The Online Gamer off and on for the past few months, but I’m glad to finally see some new material that is just in time for the upcoming release of MW3. I personally will always be a huge fan of first-person-shooters, especially the Call of Duty franchise. It’s one of those things you either love or hate; some people are anti-COD and that’s okay. It’s not for everyone.

As usual Aaron is such a major douche-bag, but it’s kind of how some male gamers can be. I swear there are certain Gamestops I won’t go to because some of the men that work there are such assholes; which is probably why I crack up watching Online Gamer, because I’ve met some gamers like him. Of course, The Online Gamer is a super exaggerated depiction of an obsessive gamer, but some people really do take it so serious. It’s one of the reasons why I only play using my headset if I’m amongst friends. I’m not one for talking to random strangers on COD and hearing their reaction to the fact I’m a female; it’s gets old after awhile.Sexism in gaming does exist, and if you watch The Online Gamer, then you know how much Aaron can’t stand female gamers. Lol a hot mess, but hey us females gamers are still badass. We just prefer to dish out major pwnage and still be sexy the definition of a woman. Well, at least that how I like to roll; always looking my best and still kicking ass!

MW3 hasn’t even come out yet, but the crew over at Reckless Tortuga has already decided to put out the first installment in the The Online Gamer:MW3 series. The first part contains the usual foul language, sexist attitude, and the usual discussions of ultimate pwnage. In this episode Aaron takes pre-orders for MW3 and decides to line everyone up by their leader board ranking. It’s just a hot gaming mess, so check it out!

The Online Gamer: MW3 – Part 1

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Just for the gamers, here is an amazing fan-made short film for COD Mw3

CoD: Modern Warfare 3 – Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish

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