Blind Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Exclusive!

What follows is the second outing of‘s ground breaking new feature, the Blind Review. Lacking access to reviewable code, our reviewers have endeavored to evaluate the hottest new releases on the basis of what we like to think they are like. Please enjoy! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – A Soliloquy A great deal of controversy has proceeded the highly anticipated release this week of what is sure to be the biggest game of the year. The official modern day follow-up to the 2007 mega-hit CoD4 has been scrutinized and picked apart like few other titles. The official review embargo[…]

Impotence: An Internet ROMCOM

It’s been said often that no online petition anywhere has ever accomplished anything. For example, about 12 years ago when online petition websites first started popping up I started one demanding the erraddication of all sites dedicated to the creation of Internet petitions. Got a bunch of people to sign it, too. But the owners of the site where the petition was hosted refused to shut down! Can you believe it? If the people running online petitions won’t listen to online petitions, why would anyone with a real business? Which brings us to today’s petition du ‘jour. No sooner had[…]

Great moments in dickwhickery

The following interview with Infinity Ward’s Vince Zampella over a Joystiq gets my dander up for a couple reasons. First, and I’ve been getting this sense for a while now, the developers of Modern Warfare 2 seem like dicks. I understand they aren’t real happy with the way Activision has farmed out editions of their baby, Call of Duty, to other developers. But the tactic has been undeniably successful. After the blockbuster success of CoD4 in 2007, last year’s CoD: WaW also sold like 8 million units. What’s more, World at War was actually a really fun game, and Treyarch, that[…]