First Impressions: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Oh, Call of Duty, helping gamers blow off steam since 2003. This month we got the newest installment in the Black Ops series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and it doesn’t suck! Now, to be fair, I haven’t genuinely enjoyed a COD title since Black Ops 1, but I think we can all agree there have been quite a few ups and downs (and downs and downs) in the past; it’s refreshing to genuinely look forward to a COD game again.
This new iteration of Black Ops comes with four game modes: Multiplayer, Blackout, Zombies, and Solo Missions. The Multiplayer and Zombies modes are nothing new, although I’ll admit to loving the current Zombie maps and theme, and the Multiplayer feels like home, now that we’re back from space; the “newness” comes from the Blackout and Solo Missions modes. If you’ve spent any time with PUBG, Blackout mode will look very familiar to you, because that’s precisely what it is. As far as I can tell, Blackout is PUBG with some polish and a more user-friendly menu system. You can play by yourself, or with up to four friends in a battle royale of as many as 100 players. The landscape isn’t extremely imaginative, and you could easily forget which game you were playing if it weren’t for the gear drops, but it’s still pretty dang fun. Solo Missions seems to take the place of our campaign, as Black Ops 4 lacks an official story. During Solo, you get to meet and learn how to use each of the 10 Specialists in the game. For people like me, who are extraordinarily rusty, this is a perfect way to get used to how each person handles and how to most effectively use them.
Thus far, I am really enjoying Black Ops 4. I need to get to know it a little better, as there is still a lot to unpack, but it’s left an excellent impression. Give me a little more time, and I’ll come back with a full report.
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REVIEW: The Flash – Season 5, Episode 4 “News Flash”
Friday November 02, 2018

The Flash changes course in the fourth episode of this season, “News Flash.” From a “villain-of-the-week” perspective, it feels like your average, “person with a pre-existing penchant for being a jerk (or insert female-specific equivalent thereof) gets ahold of some metahuman powers in some way, shape or form and does bad things.” The pacing of...

Geeks + Gamers Staff Halloween Picks: Movies
Wednesday October 31, 2018

This is the main event. Whether you’re a devoted fan of the genre or just a dabbler, we’ve all got a good horror movie or two we like to watch when the leaves begin to fall and All Hallow’s Eve approaches. Whether you prefer bloody slashers, spooky ghost stories, seductive vampires or anything else creepy,...

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Fox to Pay Rent
Friday November 02, 2018

Fox is about to find out how you measure a year, as Entertainment Weekly reports the studio has filled out the cast of their latest live musical Rent. Among the cast is the once and future Iris West, Kiersey Clemons (playing Joanne, a role originated by Shelley Johnson on stage and by Traci Thoms on film),...

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