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5:00 AM on 11.10.2009

Activision donating $1 million to veterans

This week sees the release of three new Call of Duty games across multiple platforms from Activision. This Wednesday is also Veterans Day here in America. To honor both occasions, Activision will be donating $1 mill...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



A Beirut battleground in Marines: Modern Urban Combat photo
A Beirut battleground in Marines: Modern Urban Combat
by Ben Perlee

When you think of a contemporary urban warfare videogame, almost every one is going to think of, well, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. That's an amazing game, setting the standard for contemporary shooters. The Wii version, exists, yes, and any game entering the Wii market is going to compete with that.

So what do you do? Well, Destineer hopes to enter the niche ofmodern warfare stylings with Marines: Modern Urban Combat. It's a game from a company who has worked with the American military to create training simulations, so this is really a child of professional training tools. How does it stand up in my hands-off preview? Hit the jump for my impressions.

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9:00 PM on 07.15.2009

Activision helping out our troops, giving out body massages

Pro vs. GI Joe has partnered up with Activison to host the Activision Showdown competition. The competition brings together active duty troops with professional athletes as they play games like Guitar Hero and Call of Duty. T...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 07.11.2009

Preparing for the future, US Army developing Pip-Boy 3000

Players of Fallout 3 will no doubt draw some similarities between the conceptual design image above and the Pip-Boy 3000 so integral to the game. Working with HP Labs, the US Army has been developing a device to replace much ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:20 AM on 12.07.2008

Army hosts teen game tournament, accused of 'military pedophilia'

My thanks to Veterans for Peace for giving me my favorite new term for 2008. Yes, the US army has been accused of "military pedophilia" after hosting a gaming tournament for teenagers, as protesters criticized the e...

Jim Sterling





10:39 PM on 12.27.2007

Jack Thompson versus The Unholy Alliance: Madman targets Defense Department

It's been a while since we poked fun at the silver-haired maniac known as Jack Thompson, but the videogame-obsessed protectobot of chilluns everywhere is making sure he's not forgotten. His plans for the new year involve a ne...

Jim Sterling

2:07 AM on 11.13.2007

CoD4 FUBAR on Valve's service, gamers Steamed (I can't believe I typed that)

For those of you old enough to recall Half-Life 2's original release, you'll remember how Steam -- Valve's downloadable content system -- absolutely ruined the entire thing for many thousands of people for almost a month afte...

Earnest Cavalli

12:05 AM on 10.10.2007

Battlefield 3 info leaked: it sounds exactly like BF2, so it MUST be true

According to Digital Battle info on the inevitable sequel to the Battlefield series -- Battlefield 3 -- has been leaked via mysterious tipster. According to the tip, the game is scheduled to hit stores late next year with a p...

Earnest Cavalli

2:17 AM on 09.27.2007

Military recruiters pick up underage youth at Halo event, creep everyone out

According to this piece on Gamepolitics -- the Daily Kos of the Mushroom Kingdom -- US military recruiters were recently found to be using ridiculously creepy creative tactics in order to get the youth of America interested i...

Earnest Cavalli