Hacker vs. Corporation: the Card Game a.k.a. , “Android: Netrunner”

While researching Magic the Gathering (I had heard it was a fun play), I came across something else that piqued my interest: an extinct game by the name of Android: Netrunner.

At the Brain-dead hour of 4 am, the fast-paced commentary on the Netrunner U.S. Nationals 2019 The Cut was a pleasant listen. From what I’ve gathered on a brain full of sleep soup (probably better known as melatonin), I’ve gathered that it’s a combination of Magic the Gathering and Poker.

The game runs as follows: You and another player oppose eachother; one plays a corporation, and the other plays a hacker. Each team has to get 7 “agenda points”. Hackers gain them from taking the cards from the corporation, and the corporation from completing agenda card requirements.

Entertaining, or at the very least, compelling!

This game involves Resource management, and much like our own monetary system, there is some complexity. The game involves 6 kinds of tokens, most of which are double-sided to signify different things.

The Artwork is lovely as well!

An Example of the art
“The Personal Touch” Card Art

For those who want a true cyberpunk experience, this is the game for you.

Since it was cancelled in 2017, there’s no chance of getting new cards, but there is an online deckbuilder/play site here.

A beat ’em Up well suited to the time of Romans…

Asterix and Obelix was a French Comic series that started 1959 (and still going strong) about Gaul (France)during the Roman Occupation. It’s a fun romp with magic potions, rambunctious bards and fiendish Romans all being explored (or beat up) by the comics namesakes’, Asterix and Obelix.

These historic heroes are getting a 2d beat-‘em-up in fall 2021!

It’ll be hand-drawn, to stay true to the style of the comics! It looks to have simple controls, and from the sneak peeks, it looks like it’ll be going through several of the comics’ storylines.

The game will have local co-op, and you can experience this historical-fantasy with your friends, and for those who read the comics, a fresh perspective on a French classic

It’ll be on these Platforms: PS4, Xbox One Consoles, Nintendo Switch, PC/Mac  – Backward compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Obelix at work
Obelix at work

Call of Duty in 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

MODERN WARFARE 2

The Call Of Duty franchise is getting a lot of attention so far this year. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the 2010 release, appears to be getting a remaster. See this article from CharlieIntel. Several sources are saying this, but this has yet to be confirmed by Activision. I will refrain from too much speculation other than to say, bring it on!

BLACK OPS 4

In what looks to be a game-changing experience, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 launches worldwide on Friday, 12th October for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  Tune in Thursday, 17th May, when publisher Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, and award-winning developer Treyarch, host the community reveal to a worldwide audience. Places to check:  www.callofduty.com , www.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.

I am hearing that Black Ops 4 will not include a single player campaign mode. There could be any number of reasons for this. Making sense is the speculation surrounding the remaster of Modern Warfare 2 being Single player only. You would get one game for Single Player, another for the Multiplayer experience. Black Ops 4 may get a mode involving Zombies, but that is not the same as a single player mode. On a digression, I personally do not understand the fascination with zombies in video games. But anyway..

 

Call Of Duty World At War (Retro)

Call Of Duty World At War

The year was 2008. Call of Duty: World At War was a thing. Look at these platform release dates..

Call of Duty - World At War
Call of Duty – World At War

I honestly did not play this game a lot – but it had one of the best promo trailers I have ever seen:

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Call Of Duty – World At War
Call Of Duty – World At War

Call Of Duty – World At War
Call Of Duty – World At War

Call of Duty WWII Live Action Trailer

Call of Duty WWII - Chris Jones Gaming

London, England – 17th October, 2017 – First of All, Call of Duty is returning to WWII, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get your squad back together.  Therefore, follow a team as they gather their friends for the most epic battle yet. This will feature “Figure It Out” by Royal Blood in Call of Duty WWII.

As a Result, you should get your squad back together before November 3rd.
Furthermore, The Squad leader needs to hear from you ASAP!

Consequently, you need to wake up and smell the coffee soldier!

Call of Duty: WWII

    Call of Duty® makes a dramatic return to the greatest military conflict in history and where the franchise first began, World War II.  On Friday, November 3rdCall of Duty®: WWII players enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood. This is across the European theatre in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers.  The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on quite the epic scale.  In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience.  Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.

In Conclusion: It Seems like you should Pre-order Call of Duty: WWII on disc or digital download: http://www.CallofDuty.com/WWII

Call of Duty WWII - Chris Jones Gaming
Call of Duty WWII – Chris Jones Gaming

 

CODWW2
Call of Duty WWII (from 2017)

 

Follow: http://www.CallofDuty.com 

The original Call of Duty was released in 2003, set in the middle of the most brutal conflict in human history. The debut game spawned one of the most popular franchises in history, which has taken players across multiple theaters and through different eras, and today we are proud to announce that Call of Duty is returning to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII

Developed by Infinity Ward, this is the game that started it all. Ambitiously focusing on the importance of an entire squad of soldiers, Call of Duty’s slogan was “In war, no one fights alone.” Throughout the game, players fight alongside their fellow soldiers across the backdrop of some of the most well-known engagements at D-Day and beyond.

FULL ARTICLE AT ACTIVISION

In 2017, Sledgehammer Games joined the WWII ranks of Call of Duty with Call of Duty: WWII, which brought the series back to World War II after nearly ten years. 

My personal favorite video from COD:

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Details

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides

Conquer land, air and sea in the amphibious battles of the Great War! In Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, deploy into all-out war in a variety of maps and gameplay set across Gallipoli and the North Sea. The third expansion of Battlefield 1 brings 4 all new maps, 6 new weapons, an Infiltrator Elite Class, L-Class Destroyer, C-Class Airship, in addition to a new epic Operation. Furthermore, In the new game mode, Conquest Assault, which seems like a twist on the signature conquest mode, attackers and defenders fight over key areas. These areas will be exclusively controlled by the defending team as the match begins.

Read about each of the maps, weapons and more of what players will immerse themselves in this expansion. It is coming in December. Head to the Battlefield 1 website here..

In conclusion, This game is intense due to the gameplay and graphics being very addictive!

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides – Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides – Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 – Chris Jones Gaming

More about Battlefield 1

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming

Seen this game on Steam yet?

In case you missed it Bluehole, Inc has announced The Formation of PUBG Corp. for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Bluehole, Inc., on September 29, 2017, announced a change to its organizational structure with the formation of PUBG Corp. This is a subsidiary focused entirely on the development and global business opportunities for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG).

“Given PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS global success, we want to ensure that we have the operational efficiency that is required to support the game globally,” said Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. He also said,  “This new structure allows us to be nimble as we look towards the expansion of strategic business opportunities that include the game’s potential in the esports sector and the growth of PUBG as a true global IP franchise.”

Also, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has sold more than thirteen million copies. The Game has surpassed the all-time record for the most concurrent users (CCUs) on Steam with over 1.5 million active players in the game at a given time.

The Game drops players on a realistic 8 x 8 km island, showcasing Unreal Engine 4’s visual capabilities. Starting with nothing, gamers fight to locate weapons, as well as vehicles, also supplies as they strive for lone survivor status.

Furthermore, This Game is available on Steam Early Access, also launching exclusively on Xbox One. It is part of the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017.

To learn more about this addictive game, visit www.playbattlegrounds.com. Please ‘Like’ it on Facebook. Please follow its development on Twitter @PUBATTLEGROUNDS for all the latest updates and news from the team.

As a Result, This is not Just a Game. This is Battle Royale.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Stealth Mode
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Chris Jones Gaming

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In Case you missed this..

The Latest Call of Duty Coming Nov. 4 Features Harington as the Face of the Enemy

London, UK – 10th June, 2016 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Kit Harington will be featured in the upcoming Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare, scheduled for release 4th November. The role marks a dramatic shift for the popular actor as he portrays the face of the enemy in the new Call of Duty game in development by Infinity Ward.

“Kit is an amazing talent and the consummate pro,” said Taylor Kurosaki, narrative director, Infinity Ward. “Our story is about an epic showdown of opposing forces and Kit immersed himself into the role and truly became the embodiment of the enemy, the Settlement Defense Front. We can’t wait for fans to see Kit play an entirely different kind of character.”

To lend additional support to the production, Activision and Infinity Ward worked closely with director Guy Ritchie, who is familiar with the Call of Duty ® franchise, having helmed the acclaimed live-action trailer “Surprise” for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

“Guy Ritchie is a friend of the franchise, so it was great to have him back to work with us, assisting in bringing Kit Harington’s character to life in Infinite Warfare,” added Dave Stohl, studio head, Infinity Ward. “It meant a lot to us to develop the role into everything it could be. We’re excited about the performance Kit delivered and can’t wait to get it out to the public. We’re committed to delivering a compelling story with rich character depth and this was a special opportunity to add to our fantastic cast.”

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

“Gathering this level of talent together for this role speaks to our studio partner’s drive to deliver a powerful narrative in Call of Duty,” said Tim Ellis, chief marketing office, Activision. “We challenge ourselves to constantly be fresh and expansive in creating gripping, immersive experiences that are exciting to play for our fans every year.”

Last year’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops III had the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar year. For the seventh consecutive year, Call of Duty was the #1 video game franchise in North America.

See the face of the enemy with this sneak peek from the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare production set.

About Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Award-winning studio Infinity Ward breaks new ground in storytelling, by exploring the weight of leadership and the responsibilities that come with it in an emotional, character-driven narrative. You are thrust into wartime leadership as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations soldier, who takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable hardships, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy in a war that stretches to new terrains across the vast expanse of our solar system beyond Earth.
Infinite Warfare introduces new weaponry, new player abilities and stunning new settings to the Call of Duty franchise. In addition to a riveting single player campaign, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also deliver a robust multiplayer mode, and a unique cooperative zombies experience. More details will be released at the upcoming Call of Duty fan celebration, Call of Duty XP, in September.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com , www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfar was released November 4th on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, and PC.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 Zeppelin

Intuitive Destruction, Dynamic Weather, the Largest-Ever Fully Player-Controlled Vehicles in Battlefield, and a New Multiplayer Game Mode Add Variety to the Dawn of All-Out War.

This is one epic looking game – Chris Jones

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – June 12, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, invites you to join a world of discovery and epic warfare through ever-changing battles only in Battlefield™ 1.

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Battlefield 1 Train
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Battlefield 1 Horses

Intuitive destruction and dynamic weather ensure that no battle is ever the same. For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through intuitive destruction. Through your actions, the pristine world around you will change into a battle-scarred landscape, changing the world forever.

With dynamic weather you will need to adapt your tactics to weather changes as the elements play a part in the battle. Playing the same map on a bright day, in heavy fog, or rain will impact what you see and hear, forcing you to adapt your play style on an ever-changing battlefield.

Operations introduces a completely new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 will you play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers.

At those times when you feel all is lost, call in the Behemoths – the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield. Roam the battlefield and rain fire on your enemy to break their defenses. All-out war never felt so epic. Take control of the Armored Train, Air Ship, or the Battleship to dominate the battlefield across land, air, and sea.

“With Battlefield 1 we’re looking to deliver the most dynamic shooter ever. We want to make sure that no battle is ever the same for the players, and with the introduction of Operations, we’re giving the fans variety for game play and creativity,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “Plus, with the new Behemoths, only in Battlefield 1 can you bring an Air Ship to a dogfight.”

The Battlefield 1 open beta will be live later this summer. To get early access, players can sign up to become a Battlefield Insider HERE. They will also get access to in-game rewards, exclusive content, and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield 1 (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).

Watch the Battlefield 1 gameplay trailer from EA PLAY, and discover more on the Dawn of All-Out War at https://www.battlefield.com/en-gb.

Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC, and PlayStation®4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can begin playing on October 18*.

EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials. EA Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10% discount when they purchase the game through Origin**.