Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare – The Final Verdict

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What, you expected me to chime in with a final opinion within a week of the game releasing? Please. Ok so my daily (ish) updates on Advanced Warfare were supposed to be leading up to a final verdict but then Christmas/life/poor online connectivity got in the way. So here it is, over two months later, the final verdict.
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Call Of Duty – The Game It’s Cool To Hate

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With the impending release of Call Of Duty – Advanced Warfare it seems appropriate to have a look back at the Call Of Duty (COD) legacy. It’s a storied one, a controversial one and I doubt I’ll make new friends here, but let’s see how we do.

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Go Play Your Video Games (Part Two)

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Read Part One here

Once the Mario 64 buzz had subsided, it was time for a step forward (via Mario Kart 64 which still ranks as the best in the series and arguably one of the best car sims). Like many others, I awaited the arrival of what was then known as Dolphin with baited breath. Nintendo showed screen shots of this wonder console, and in a time before the PS3 and 360 well, my God it was as next-gen as we thought we would get. But then, it all went a little quiet. And what had started as this rumoured powerhouse suddenly became just another console. I went dark side, I went Sony.
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Go Play Your Video Games (Part One)

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Image courtesy of gimmegimmegames.com

What is it with these electronic cartoons that has us so obsessed? Video games have been causing controversy as long as they have been in existence, be it the addictive nature of them, the gratuitous content often found in them or generally just the fact that they’re an incredibly fun form of entertainment and so must be deemed unholy. In an effort to have a look at the pros and cons of video games, let me dip into my own history with them.

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