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Xbox 360: Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 3


The Story

The best thing about the plot of Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 is that the saga comes to an end.  SPOILER ALERT!  The tired and worn “terrorist plot” build up over the course of three games concludes in dramatic style with the death of the (main) antagonist, Makarov.  The terrorist-detonates-nuke plot evolved into Russia invading the U.S. for an actual face-to-face war.  This was a nice change from chasing around terrorists from country to country.  The big fault with the game is the length.  Again, the Call of Duty franchise managed to keep the story-mode down to about 5-hours…maybe a little longer if you actually try to find all of the intelligence laptops.  If online interaction is your desire, you will get what you asked for; endless opportunity to play to your heart’s content.  If you are just a casual single-player campaign person, you will be shortchanged on time.

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Reggie’s (Plantera7’s) Top Nonmetal Things of 2011


Other than metal, I do have other entertainment interests.  This is why this (best of) list is titled Top 10 Nonmetal Things of 2011.  I am sure you have other interests outside metal. What are they?  This list includes anything that has piqued my interest throughout the year.  In some cases, the item may not be a specific new release in 2011, but was new to me this year.

10. Pirate Latitudes

This is the book that Michael Crichton never had published.  The reason for that is because it doesn’t meet the expectations of his later works.  I think this might have been one of his first attempts at a novel that got shelved for many years.  After he died it got some help and was released.  It’s basically a pirate story from the depths of the dirty pirate-ridden Caribbean hundreds of years ago.  There is no scientific message or anything that makes you go hmmmm, like you would see in Prey, Timeline, or Jurassic Park.  It’s just a story; I like it, but also the only book I read this year that didn’t have anything to with music.

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