Articles tagged call of duty

‘Black Ops 2’ and American Fears

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 touches upon themes of America's economic decline, technological dependencies, and the loss of international political capital in the face of a costly empire.

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‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’: A Cautionary Tale for Post-9/11 America

Call of Duty isn't about fussy negotiations, the sharing of feelings, or the deliberate weighing of multiple points of view. Call of Duty isn't UN negotiators patiently trying to neutralize Iran’s nuclear weapons program, it’s the Navy SEALS killing Osama bin Laden. It’s not Woodrow Wilson; it’s George W. Bush.

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The Comforts of Home: Defending Applebee’s in ‘Modern Warfare 2’

The sign of a true patriot? Defending your right to a $10.95 steak dinner.

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A Good Menu Sets the Mood Redux: Three More Memorable Menus

There are three semi-recent games that I feel deserve special mention for their creative use of the normally bland main menu.

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How Not to Make a Multiplayer Game

Medal of Honor's multiplayer tries to marry elements from Battlefield: Bad Company and Call of Duty but only borrows the surface trappings of these elements and none of the depth.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: War Stories in Video Games, or Lovin’ the Battlefield

With a focus on combat and bloodshed, many games find themselves telling stories about human struggle of the most calamitous kind. This week the Moving Pixels podcast discusses war stories told in video games.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The biggest example of the developer’s new confidence can be seen in their desire to depict modern warfare without glorifying it.

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Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War's catalysts for combat personalize the brutality that the player will mete out on the Axis by dehumanizing and "othering" the Japanese and the Germans as barbarians and monsters.

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10 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Call of Duty 4

Call of Duty 4 is a game that warrants its "Mature" rating for far more complex reasons than simply the degree of violence present.

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18 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Call of Duty has nothing to do with the reality of World War II. It is a heroic version of an idea that we hold about being in a war that most us of don't remember, but only understand through movies and books.

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27 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Call of Duty

Is it still in good taste to use the war as material for popular entertainment? Does the idea of playing an infantryman mowing down rows of German soldiers seem more profane than fun in this new era of reverence?

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Veruca Salt Crushes San Diego's Soda Bar

// Notes from the Road

"Veruca Salt is back and ready to kick ass and it feels so good.

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