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The internet page for self-styled “practical” shooter collection Medal of Honor no longer links to websites selling genuine weapons. As part of the promo for Medal of Honor: Warfighter previously this year, EA Games partnered with business like Magpul, McMillan, and other makers and vendors of guns, knives, or tactical gear, placing links to their shops on the game’s web page. Though the list of partners is still available, the links have actually now been gotten rid of. An EA representative told the BBC and others that “We felt it was inappropriate and took the links down” in the wake of a school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut.
The Medal of Honor partner web page was talked about rather uneasily by gaming press in August, with The Gameological Culture calling the move …
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Beta access comes exclusively to the Xbox 360 this Friday, October 5, 2012. FACEBOOK: goo. gl|TWITTER: goo. gl REGISTER FOR XboxViewTV: goo. gl XBLA and XBLIG games: YouTube.com Tägl. News auf XboxDome [DE R_SQUARE_B.: www.xboxdome.de XboxViewTV additionally on MyTopTrailer: mytoptrailer.com ABOUT THIS GAME ———————————- An open multiplayer beta worldwide for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a game which follows the 2010 Medal of Honor reboot that moved the series out of World War II into war-torn Afghanistan and introduced the United States Tier 1 Operator, will certainly start very early next month, Electronic Arts revealed. Gamers can select from among 12 Tier 1 devices featuring the British SAS, German KSK, Russian Spetsnaz Alfa Group, Korean UDT and United States Navy SEAL as they represent their top-notch Unique Forces online. The Medal of Honor Warfighter beta will certainly include a brand name brand-new multiplayer mode called HotSpot, where users attack and defend randomly-selected areas on the Sarajevo Stadium map in Bosnia. Inspired by reality operations, players team-up in pairs secondhanding the game’s unique co-op Fireteam system for a competitive benefit on the battlefield. Fans who sign up with the struggle can help unlock the new Linkin Park ‘Castle of Glass’ new music video. EA will certainly release the video 5 days after the beta launches however gamers can easily unlock it earlier by downloading the beta and hitting the 3 million download mark. Debuting this October, the concept for Linkin Park’s Castle of Glass new music video is the result of …
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You’re Gold Medal Material In My Book: Mexican Gymnast Performs Olympic Floor Routine To Medley of Zelda Songs
Mexican gymnastics Olympian Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas executed her qualifying routine for the floor exercise to a medley of of Zelda songs organized by Lindsay Sterling (of super-animated violin playing fame). Unfortunately, she took 35th place generally because there are no points awarded for having the sweetest soundtrack. \* throwing chairs \* Jesus, what kind of Olympics are you people also running here ?!
You can easily hit the jump for a ridiculously shitty version filmed off an even crappier TELEVISION as well and one more video presentation of the same routine executed earlier this year, or enjoy a decent model of the Olympic routine at Kotaku RIGHT HERE (I suggest doing that).
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POREOTICS performs their Silver Medal winning routine at Hip Hop International 2010
Video Rating: 4 / 5
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You didn’t expect the Olympics to land in London without a video game tie-in snapping at its heels, did you? Of course not, but did you expect it to be bundled with a powder-blue console? Here’s the skinny: Nintendo’s Mario & Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games Limited Edition Pack pairs the outfit’s upcoming Gamecube-free Wii refresh with the ghetto fabulous chromatic pop of the 1970s’
tackiest grooviest tuxedo craze. Like the “Family Edition” bundle that clued us in on the hardware refresh, this package has only been announced for Europe, and there’s still no word on how much either set will cost. Nintendo of Europe says they will be announcing additional bundles later this year, but if you just have to have a matching console for your blue Wiimote, you can pick one up November 18th.
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Ed Moore and Dave Nash are leaning over a map on a table, studying ways to bring the war from the European theater into the Pacific. The map is of Tanambogo Island, which was attacked by the United States as part of the Guadalcanal campaign in World War II. But, unlike the almost unopposed Guadalcanal landing (the real fighting occurred when the Japanese tried to take it back), Tanambogo was fiercely contested. Moore and Nash are designing Pacific Assault and, in the process, taking the Medal of Honor series for PCs into new territory.
Publisher EA – Electronic Arts
Genre Action, Adventure
ESRB Rating T – (Teen)
ESRB Descriptor Blood, Language, Violence
Online LAN Gaming Support, Online Gaming Support
Control Elements Keyboard, Mouse
Distribution Media CD-ROM
Release Date November, 2004
List Price: $ 39.95
Price: $ 3.95
You’ll recall that Amazon (and several others, actually) has started the Black Friday sales a little early this year, and today’s deals may be worth looking into, particularly for you gamers out there.
The â€œdeal of the dayâ€ is Medal of Honor, EA’s, well, so-so attempt to take on the almighty Call of Duty franchise. The game is $ 39.99 today, down from $ 59.99. I’d be shocked if you’d be able to find the game for a better price than that.
I’d pop into Amazon every so often today to see what else you can grab.
We can safely say the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (Iâ€™ve always considered Medal of Honor: Frontline to be a console remix of sorts of Allied Assault) remains the best of the Medal of Honor games. Not that Medal of Honor, EAâ€™s 2010 re-boot of the series thatâ€™s (in)famously set in Afghanistan, is rubbish, but if the reviews are hovering around 6 or 7, yeah, Iâ€™d largely agree with them.
Whatâ€™s the current console shooter landscape like? Youâ€™ve got Medal of Honor, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Halo: Reach. Those are the big ones.
Halo: Reach has the best campaign of them all. If you disagree youâ€™re wrong. It also has a multi-player mode that, really, is the best thing going today on Xbox Live. Being that most of my gaming takes place on a PC, my Xbox 360 is essentially a Halo: Reach-to-monitor adaptor.
Modern Warfare 2 feels like a Kid Rock circa 2000 song: loud and aggressive for no reason at all. Pointless, and controversial for the sake of it. (And yet so many of you bought it!)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has too much camp for my liking. Like, I get that thatâ€™s the point, but that doesnâ€™t mean I have to like it. Fine multi-player, though. So fine, in fact, that it makes its second 2010 appearance in the form of Medal of Honor.
And Medal of Honor is just sorta there, neither good nor bad. It tries to take the best bits of the above, and doesnâ€™t exactly knock the ball out of the park in the process. Maybe a solid double. Thatâ€™s fair.
So letâ€™s tackle the campaign first.
All throughout the campaign, I have the sensation that, well, clearly the game wants me to be excited right now, but Iâ€™ve barely done anything to warrant the feeling. Rather than feel like Iâ€™m in the middle of some grand struggle, I feel like Iâ€™m merely a bit player who is occasionally asked, as if Iâ€™m being inconvenienced, to kick in a door or snipe some fuzzy figure in the distance. If you insist, mister. Keep moving forward, son. No problem: the rails prevent me from veering this way or that. Is that Link Park I hear? Wow.
Too often the game feels more like an interactive movie than a proper video game. A symptom of a console shooter developed for the elderly Xbox 360 (the system is five years old in November)? Maybe, but I was told to prepared for Tier 1. Looks like I’ve overtrained.
Youâ€™re in Afghanistan (or hadnâ€™t you heard?) in the days immediately following the 9/11 attacks. Your role is to help root out the bad guys (the Taliban and al-Qaeda, keeping in mind that they’re two separate entities). I guess asking for a story in a first-person shooter these days is like asking Brett Favre to complete a pass, so donâ€™t go in expecting Deus Ex, or even BioShock. It boils down to: youâ€™re a guy, itâ€™s implied that those other guys have wronged you in some capacity, and now youâ€™re encouraged to shoot them every so often.
The campaign isnâ€™t too, too long, maybe six to eight hours, so if youâ€™re not into it, donâ€™t worry: you can wrap it up in a weekend, easy.
And now the multi-player, which is where I assume youâ€™ll invest most of your time.
Iâ€™m happy to report that the multi-player mode is really quite good.
Iâ€™m less happy to report itâ€™s good because itâ€™s essentially a re-skinned Battlefield: Bad Company 2. So if youâ€™ve played that game for any length of time this year… Yeah, you see where Iâ€™m going. Medal of Honor plays like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 lite: the maps are smaller and thereâ€™s hardly any vehicles.
But if youâ€™ve never played Battlefield: Bad Company 2, youâ€™re in luck! Itâ€™s right up there with Halo: Reach in terms of, â€œYeah, I can pop in for 10 minutes, die 80 times, get seven frags, then log out.â€ Itâ€™s perhaps not as easy to sit there for hours on end like you can with Team Fortress 2, but thatâ€™s an almost unfair comparison to make. All the standard modes are here, from your basic team deathmatch to several variants of attack/defend that are straight out of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Before I close, because this has gone long enough already, Iâ€™d like to address the Taliban controversy that has enveloped the game. Clearly the people who complained about the Talibanâ€™s inclusion have never played a multi-player game before. It really is a case of Red Team vs. Blue Team. You never once â€œfeelâ€ like youâ€™re playing as the Taliban, just as you never really â€œfeelâ€ like youâ€™re playing as an American soldier. Youâ€™re a floating gun 99 percent of the time. The only time you see â€œwho you areâ€ is after youâ€™ve been fragged and fall to the ground like a ragdoll idiot.
Nowhere do you get the sensation that, oh boy, Iâ€™m playing as â€œthe bad guysâ€ and Iâ€™m shooting â€œthe good guys.â€ There’s two teams, you’re on one of them (randomly assigned, by the way), and you’re trying to win the round. End of.
Conversely, the name change, to Opposing Force, does nothing to detract from the experience. The only time youâ€™d see the word Taliban is in the loading screens. You know, â€œThe coalition defends position A, Opposing Force attacks it.â€ I mean, youâ€™re still fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the campaign, so itâ€™s not as if EA whitewashed the entire project to rid it of the T word.
So, all in all, an OK game. Nothing spectacular. The campaign is just sorta there, never really asking anything of you. The multi-player is worth a punt, but it will feel extraordinarily similar to those of you who already played Battlefield: Bad Company 2 earlier this year.
Taking advantage of the hype (if not the acclaim) of EAâ€™s Medal of Honor, SteelSeries has updated some of its accessories to join in on the fun. The companyâ€™s Xai mouse, the 6Gv2 and Shift keyboards, the QcK mousepad (â€œsurfaceâ€ in PC gaming lingo), and 5Hv2 and Spectrum 5xb headsets can all be had with official Medal of Honor branding.
Letâ€™s review this.
Youâ€™ve got the Xai mouse ($ 89.99), which I actually just bought (the non-MoH edition, that is—FedEx says it will arrive on Friday) to replace a Logitech mouse that decided it would be cool to die after less than a year of use. Cool! Itâ€™s pretty highly rated online (otherwise I wouldnâ€™t have bought it, you see), and now itâ€™s decked out in MoH colors.
Youâ€™ve got two keyboards to choose from. Well, one keyboard, the mechanical 6Gv2 ($ 99.99) (trust me, you want a mechanical keyboard if for no other reason than the satisfying clanking sound they produce) and a MoH surfaced ($ 99.99, above) version of the just released Shift. Or you can just grab the surface separately ($ 24.99).
Then thereâ€™s the QcK mousepad ($ 14.99), which is also highly regarded online.
Lastly are the two headsets:the 5Hv2 for you PC gamers and the Spectrum 5xb, which I reviewed in conjunction with Halo a few weeks back, for the Xbox 360 crowd. (These headsets wonâ€™t be available till the first quarter of 2011.)
Granted, I wouldnâ€™t go out of my way to buy, say, a keyboard simply because it has a logo slapped on it, but the fact is these are quality components with a bit of dash added for fans. No harm there, I donâ€™t think.
It’s not quite a common practice just yet, but it looks like the PlayStation 3 could be following in the PSP’s footsteps in order to get around folks jailbreaking the device. As MCV reports, anyone buying Electronic Arts’ new “Medal of Honor” game will first have to update their PS3 to the latest 3.50 firmware (conveniently provided on the disc) before playing — that firmware also, of course, has the convenient side effect of blocking the ability to jailbreak the console. No word on any other games that will follow suit, but we have sneaking suspicion that this is something PS3 users will have to get used to.