So I played through Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and what’s to say? It’s Call of Duty. You have a good single player campaign, well-acted (and written by one of the scribes from Dark Knight), but the main thing is the multiplayer which I would still be playing if I didn’t have other games to get to. I like how they changed killstreak to scorestreak so people wouldn’t just focus on kills when they should be doing things like capturing the flag.
Anyway, my one big complaint about the game: The guns are stupid looking. They’re big weird blocky things. This is because the game takes place in the future, so they’re supposed to be new future guns. Except it takes place in 2025 — only 12 years in the future. Think about what guns were like back in 2001 versus today. Pretty much no noticeable difference. Yet, I’m supposed to believe in the next 12 years there will be some sort of gun renaissance where there will be basically no recognizable guns left but only weird-looking things.
Come on, people; one of the reasons people like these games is the realistic guns, so don’t throw this future crap at us.
Oh, and a question for people who play Call of Duty: Do you like that zombie mode? I’ve tried it a couple times and don’t get it. You shoot zombies until you die, trying to get a high score — except they’re kind boring zombies to shoot. People enjoy that?
The true test of the American ideal is whether we’re able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events and history, or whether we act to shape them. Whether chance of birth or circumstance decides life’s big winners and losers, or whether we build a community where, at the very least, everyone has a chance to work hard, get ahead, and reach their dreams.
So it was announced by the White House that April is “National Financial Capability Month” in which Obama is going to teach young people “how to budget responsibly.” Presumably this is some sort of April Fools joke, but they might actually be serious. We’re talking a guy presiding over $16 trillion in debt teaching people how to responsibly use money. I can see the headline now:
“President Obama Teaches Classroom of Young People How to Budget; There Were No Survivors”
Maybe we should find some other things Obama would be more qualified to teach:
* Writing memoirs for fun and profit
* Blame deflection
Man, I was going to do a whole list here, but I think that pretty much covers about all of Obama’s abilities. Maybe he should start taking night school and learn some useful skills.
NOTE: Between the time Anonymiss sent me the link and the time I posted this, I think someone left a link to it in the comments, but I can’t find it. If it was you, let me know so that I can update with some HP! for you, too.