Complete Achievement/Trophy List for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)

Call of Duty is here with its annual installment of token campaigning  followed by multiplayer that will swallow your life.  I actually have to say that I have lost all interest in Call of Duty as it goes further and further into a science fiction future.  The pinnacle of the series, ironically, is getting a remastered packaging with CoD:IW.  When Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released, it changed the shooter genre forever.  Yes, it had amazing multiplayer, but it also had a killer campaign and was rooted in the military of today.  This entire genre started back with Medal of Honor, and it’s been at its best when it has put players in historic/current military situations.  I’m playing Battlefield 1 right now, and it’s astoundingly good.  I’m sure CoD is well-made, but if I want a science fiction shooter, Titanfall 2 looks amazing and Gears of War 4 is the best entry in the series since the second game.  This will sell 10 million copies, and that’s great, but I really have completely lost interest in the franchise (sigh, yes, there are zombies again too). I know that a ton of people are waiting for the midnight launch, and I hope you have a blast.  Cheevos below, as always, courtesy of the good folks at Continue reading Complete Achievement/Trophy List for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Xbox, Playstation – 2016)

Movie Review: Dark Horse (2016) *The Welsh Miracle*

Dark Horse, Dream Alliance

Nothing too long here, just a quick review, for a short movie that I’m sure most people will miss.  Dark Horse isn’t the greatest documentary I’ve ever seen, but I don’t normally even watch documentaries so that alone should recommend the movie.  Americans love underdogs.  We are underdogs. In a relatively young nation, our national mythology is the underdog.  It plays into our beliefs, our political system (as it SHOULD work), our work ethic, and-though shaken-our ability to dream.  Our national opinion is that anything should be possible.  I know it hasn’t felt like that in a while.  But for a big nation, we’ve always liked the little guy.  We’ve always believed in long shots, and in the world of horse racing, Dream Alliance makes Seabiscuit look like a thoroughbred. Continue reading Movie Review: Dark Horse (2016) *The Welsh Miracle*