Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
November 16, 2011
After seeing it at the Tokyo Game Show a couple of months ago, I’m glad to see the much-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 finally hit the streets last week. The first release of this game cast a new mold for first-person shooters. Since then, it has become more refined, imitated by other games, and highly acclaimed, making it one of the more memorable franchises of its time.
If you’ve played either of the previous Call of Duty titles, this one will be very familiar, as Modern Warfare 3’s campaign picks up where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 left off. You play as Army Ranger Sgt. Derek “Frost” Westbrook, and your Delta Force team is trying to take back New York City from the Russian invaders. The U.S. is fighting back and gaining ground, while the Russian president seeks to re-assert his influence and depose the maverick leader Vladimir Makarov.
The gameplay is intense but loads of fun. The action takes place all over the globe, from the U.S. to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, yet it’s bridged together fairly well. It will take you about five hours to go through the game’s roller coaster ride of a campaign, but once you’re done with that, you can have more fun with the Special Ops mode. The Spec Ops offers 16 one-off missions that complement the events of the campaign, and lets you experience more of the conflict. Each one of these missions only takes about 10 minutes, but you can customize the difficulty level to make it more challenging.
Additionally, when you want even more options, the multiplayer mode is probably the best part of the game. The new weapons upgrade concept allows you to add proficiencies to your most-used guns, improve range and stability, or boost recoil. Keep in mind there are more than 40 weapons to choose from, along with proficiencies and attachments that makes for thousands of combinations.
Modern Warfare 3 is a must-have for gamers who love shooter games, but be aware it’s rated M for Mature. It’s available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $60, and the Wii and PC for $50. Find it at your nearest Best Buy (bestbuy.com) or at Amazon.com.
Click Chick’s Mobile App of the Week: Happy Hour Hawaii
Another homegrown app to recently hit the app world is Happy Hour Hawaii. Created by Carey and Brandon Bennett, this fulfilled the couple’s dream of having a simple way to obtain up-to-date information about happy hours. This is a perfect app for you if you’re always looking for cheap eats/drinks at happy hour time.
“We want everyone to be able to find great food and drinks at decent prices,” said Carey Bennett when asked about this project. “We created the website first, then realized it would work best as an app, so we taught ourselves how to make iPhone and Android apps to really make the site work for the user.”
Using your device’s GPS function, the app will tell you where the closest happy hours and events are to you, or you have the option to manually enter a ZIP code (works on all islands). You can save your favorites or shake your device to use the Happy Hour Shaker to randomly pick one.
Visit HappyHourHawaii.com for the web version or it’s a free download for your iOS or Android device.
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