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It’s Just A Game

Posted by liuqahs15 on November 27, 2009

Did a piece on Modern Warfare 2’s “No Russian,” but it was painful. Just coming out of writer’s block and all.

On November 11th, 2009, there was a tremor in the force like few others. As well as some other huge games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made its way into the consoles (and, technically, handhelds) of many eager consumers—both fans of the series and newbies—that played it gleefully, overjoyed to get their chance at observing one of the most hyped video games of all time. In short, Modern Warfare 2 succeeded so thoroughly that it broke records few had even considered, let alone thought possible; and deservedly so—as our review affirms, Modern Warfare 2 is an engrossing experience of epic proportions.



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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review

Posted by liuqahs15 on November 27, 2009

Did a review of Modern Warfare 2 for Go! Gaming Giant, a site which I was the Executive Editor for.

Modern Warfare 2 is a game that, even before its inception, bore the burden of unabated anticipation, scornful defamation and varying controversies that were, on the whole, unjustly affixed to something that was only designed to entertain. And, knowing so, Activision still decided to release MW2 on the day of Armistice, which it also postulated would be the biggest launch in entertainment history. Their ability to garner reproach is unwitting at times.

Here you are, Folks.

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Anthem Review

Posted by liuqahs15 on November 1, 2009

0978045228125_500X500A little review I did of Ayn Rand’s Anthem. No, it’s not very good, but it’s my first try at a critique of literature.

Though Ayn Rand more officially struck it big with We the Living, Anthem is undoubtedly the story which propelled her and her philosophy closer to the forefront of the collective literary minds. With that weight on its shoulders, as well as the weight of nearly a century of time since its initial publication, readers of today might find themselves tentatively interested in this tale. What can be said for sure of it is that Anthem is a novella which momentarily loses its place as a narrative and exposes itself to be a manifesto, which outlines the core values of an objectivist in his or her own splendor. The story takes advantage of this by using its momentum to thrust the reader into a wildly immersive, intensely captivating and nearly unequivocally thrilling read that, unfortunately, loses its edge toward the end.

I posted in on, because I couldn’t find a website to offer it to. Go ahead… laugh!

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