Captain Viktor Reznov was the deuteragonist that appeared originally in Call of Duty: World at War, and later as a single-level playable character in Call of Duty: Black Ops, with a role as a key plot element in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
The character himself is notably popular in part to the charismatic and bombastic performance of his voice actor, Gary Oldman. Effectively embodying Oldman’s infamous villainous roles from the 90s, perhaps most notably the Radek loyalist Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One (1997), only this time as a hero. Thus it is not surprising to see a recurrent interest in the character, one key area that can be addressed is Reznov’s military accolades. Famously monikered as “The Wolf” and the “Hero of Berlin”, much speculation abounds about the recognition Reznov would have received from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, as no dress uniform was shown nor were any decorations mentioned. So, assumptions can only be made on his actions and renown, in light to what awards were available at the time.
With Nintendo’s recent Direct, it has been revealed that the newest generation of Pokémon will be set in Galar, a region inspired by the British Isles, notably the island of Great Britain, which is composed of England, Scotland and Wales.
This reveal offers a remarkable expansion of the collective history of the Pokémon universe, primarily that of military history.
Captain Steven “Steve” Rogers of the United States Army is best known as the superhero Captain America, but it should not be forgotten that he is still an active member of the United States Armed Forces and thus would have been awarded a number of both civilian and military awards and decorations for his notably service during World War II.
It has never been firmly established within the comic universe precisely what decorations Capt. America has been awarded, however with the release of the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger we can get an idea of some of his decorations and we can also make some assumptions based on both his actions in the comic books and by drawing parallels to other famous World War II American veterans, notably such as First Lieutenant Audie Murphy; one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valour available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.
There was a spat of controversy with Disney’s recent live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the internet was awash with the alleged gay moment with the character of LoFou, the flamboyant sidekick of Luke Evan’s Gaston, played by Josh Gad.
There is a amusing little set of easter eggs that can be found in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. At any point while you are in the Czech capital of Prague, head on over to The Music Box in the northern section.
The Music Box itself doesn’t really offer much, there is a computer containing three mails, behind level one security. In basement, you can put a Biocell in a socket on the wall (corner) to unlock a secret safe, and the building itself is connected with the nearby flat at M3,32 via vents filled with poisonous gas (which when explored will give you +200XP), as well as leading to side passage in/out at M3,34 (which gives +200XP).
Once inside you will notice that the music store is filled to the brim with vinyls, and those who decide to take a closer look will recognise many of these vinyls by their parodic cover art.
It has been announced that The CW Television Network will premiere in 2017 a new animated series on its sister streaming site, CW Seed, called Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
While no voice actors have been cast as of yet, it is confirmed that it will be executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow) and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), while it will be produced Warner Bros’ Blue Ribbon Content, along with Berlanti Productions, who produce the series Vixen and CW’s live action DC adaptations.
There has been much debated over the recent reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, although honestly while recent reboots have generally left me with a feeling of meh (and the habit of trailers spoiling things lately, also kinda ruins it, thanks for showing Chris Hemsworth’s Keven as possessed), I truly am looking forward to Melissa McCarthy’s, Kristen Wiig’s, Kate McKinnon’s and Leslie Jones’ performances. For no matter how the film may end up, I know that these comedians will be funny and entertaining.
However, one thing which I believe can be agreed upon is the simple fact that the new cover of Ray Parker, Jr.’s classic (if heavily nostalgia biased) Ghostbusters theme by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott is just really dull and bad. It is not entertaining and just feels lifeless.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the effective spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, and to some is the long awaited fan desire for new game from Koji Igarashi free from Konami (and their recent actions) following his departure.
With $5.5 million gained from Kickstarter backers, far beyond its initial $500,000 goal, it was the highest-funded video game crowd funded campaign until it was surpassed by Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue III a month later.
The premise of the game focus on a orphan named Miriam, whose skin is slowly turning into crystal due to an alchemist’s curse, resultantly she seeks to stop this curse by finding the summoner Gebel (who also suffers from this curse and is still alive) in his demon-filled castle.
On the surface the game offers a lot of promise, visually the concept art and characters/enemies are stunning and unique. While the idea of Igarashi having free rein in creating a new Metroidvania game is something to hold a fair bit of hope.