http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kvSIIWqEs Call of Duty: Black Ops. Its been breaking all sorts of industry records this past week or so. Not only video game records, though, but also trashing the reigning king (in dollars and cents, at least) of the entertainment industry, the motion picture. But is it as good a game as the sales suggest?
Call of Duty: Black Ops just set a record yesterday. They sold $360 million dollars worth of gunslinging action yesterday, more than any entertainment property has ever sold. Of course, Activision already held the record from last year’s record-setting Modern Warfare 2. I was able to get my hands on a copy for a bit […]
On November 15th, 2001, Bungie changed American culture forever with the release of Halo 1 (Halo: Combat Evolved to those who played it). Those white, teenage/young adult males who drink Monsters all night and don’t wake up until 5:00 PM? Yeah, that’s Halo’s fault. The success of the Xbox as a platform? Also directly attributable […]
Ever heard of the Biggest Guns Theory? If I can kill you faster or more impressively than you can kill me, you won’t try to kill me. In the words of Iron Man, “That’s the way America does it, and it’s worked out pretty well so far.” President Theodore Roosevelt’s favorite saying, imported from tribal […]
It seems that Israel can do no right in its foreign affairs these days (or ever, for that matter). Since its liberation from Britain, Israel has had “issues” with all its neighbor. In the past few months, relation with its neighbors have been exceptionally testy. Tuesday, there was a major border clash between Israel and […]
There aren’t a lot of universities out there that are anywhere right of center, but Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan is one of them. Two years ago, they decided that their students should have the opportunity to learn to handle a gun safely, in support of Second Amendment rights. A patron donated 37 acres of […]
Yesterday I had a conversation with my former Scoutmaster. He was giving me a letter formalizing my attainment of the Eagle Scout Rank. He said “Tell me if your Eagle Scout Award is signed by the President: I heard that he wasn’t signing them anymore.” He suggested that perhaps the President was afraid that the […]