Call of Duty is going back to its roots. It was 2003 when the original Call of Duty was unleashed on the world with a fresh experience that put you on the front lines and in the trenches of some of the war’s most intense moments.
14 years later, Activision is trying to recapture that lightning in a bottle by taking the veteran series back to Europe in the 1940s with Call of Duty: WWII.
After so many games under the COD banner have taken us all over the world, through every imaginable modern era and even into the future, this return to where the series started is both long overdue and a testament to the fact that Call of Duty has their ear to the ground in terms of trying to give gamers what they want.
Ostensibly, the return to 1940s Europe is a way of introducing a new generation of gamers to an era that was thoroughly fleshed out in the prior decade of video games. COD: WWII is giving them all a chance to experience epic set-pieces like storming the beach at Normandy, the liberation of Paris and battles throughout Germany.
Activision also seems acutely aware that the long-term draw of a COD game is its multiplayer and they are taking the opportunity in COD: WWII to elevate that element of the game with deeper customization and more variety to the MP than we’ve previously seen out of any COD game.
Time will tell if COD: WWII’s multiplayer has the staying power of previous high points in the series like Modern Warfare or Black Ops 2 but, if you wanted to get get preemptively excited about the deathmatches to come in COD: WWII, we wouldn’t blame you at all.
COD: WWII will also carry with it a new stab at the Nazi Zombies co-op mode that began as an oddball fan-favorite but has quickly become a staple of the series. We actually weren’t expecting the zombies mode in this game so that comes as a pleasant surprise and we’re excited to see what new innovations and changes COD: WWII injects into that part of the game.
Activision officially dated Call of Duty: WWII’s release as November 3rd, 2017 so you can start your countdowns now. In the meantime, check out the reveal trailer and try to keep your nazi-battling bloodlust in check until the game shows up this fall.
Listen up, folks. There’s a dangerous new sex trend going around, and we need to address it, because it’s always good to stay woke about these things.
Apparently, there’s something called “stealthing” happening in bedrooms across the good ol’ U.S. of A., and it’s not cool at all.
Documented in a report by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law,“stealthing” is when a dude secretly removes his condom during sex without the consent of the lady he is having sex with.
According to the lead author of the report, Alexandra Brodsky, “stealthing” is a form of sexual assault, and that’s not good. Sexual assault is a serious crime, my friends.
Apparently, there are online communities where men encourage one another to “stealth” and take off their condoms during sex, because they think it’s a man’s right to “spread one’s seed.”
“One of my goals with the article, and in proposing a new statute, is to provide a vocabulary and create ways for people to talk about what is a really common experience that just is too often dismissed as just ‘bad sex’ instead of ‘violence,’” Brodsky told the Huffington Post.
To elaborate a little, “stealthing” is bad for many reasons. First off, it can lead to unwanted pregnancy and/or STIs, which are both bad. Additionally, it can cause “emotional, physical, and financial harm” at the same degree as other, more aggressive acts of sexual assault, such as rape. After all, taking your condom off during sex without asking the person you’re sleeping with is a defilement.
Brodsky says that while existing laws don’t cover “stealthing,” a new law would be a good way to address this issue. “At its best, such a law would clearly respond to and affirm the harm victims report by making clear that ‘stealthing’ doesn’t just ‘feel violent’ — it is.”
Just so you know how serious “stealthing” is, a Swiss court convicted a man of rape after he took his condom off during sex without telling his partner. So yeah, if you feel inclined to take the condom off during sex, you should talk to your partner about it first.
Binge-watchers, rejoice: Netflix’s May roll-out of new titles looks pretty damn sweet.
Inglourious Basterdsand its whacked-out alternative ending to WWII will join other Quentin Tarantino masterpieces such as Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained within the Netflix library.
Doctor Strange will be making magic in the “Recently Added” section, and new seasons of House of Cards and Bill Burr’s adult animated series F is for Family will get into the streaming service’s rotation.
But prepare to give the first three Jurassic Park moviesa big goodbye, along with the first five seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Here’s a full list of what’s coming and going:
AVAILABLE MAY 1 American Experience: The Big Burn (2014) American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017) Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) Blood on the Mountain (2016) Chaahat (1996) Chocolat (2000) Decanted (2016) Don’t Think Twice (2016) Drifter (2017) Forrest Gump (1994) Happy Feet (2006) In the Shadow of Iris — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Love (2015) Losing Sight of Shore (2017) Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003) Nerdland (2016) Raja Hindustani (1996) Richard Pryor: Icon (2014) Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 2 Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016) Hija De La Laguna (2015) Maria Bamford: Old Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 5 Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Kazoops!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Sense8: Season 2 — ORIGINAL Simplemente Manu NNa — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Last Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Mars Generation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
AVAILABLE MAY 6 Cold War 2 (2016) When the Bough Breaks (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 7 LoveTrue (2016) Stake Land II (2016) The Host (2013)
AVAILABLE MAY 8 Beyond the Gates (2016) Hunter Gatherer (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 9 Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016) All We Had (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 10 El apóstata (2015) The Adventure Club (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 11 Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017) The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 12 All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Anne with an E: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Get Me Roger Stone — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Master of None: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Mindhorn — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Sahara — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
AVAILABLE MAY 15 Command and Control (2016) Cave (2016) Lovesong (2016) Sherlock: Series 4 (2016) The Intent (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 16 Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Break-Up (2006) The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
AVAILABLE MAY 18 Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016) Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 19 BLAME! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM Laerte-se — NETFLIX ORIGINAL The Keepers: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
AVAILABLE MAY 21 What’s With Wheat (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 22 Inglourious Basterds (2009) They Call Us Monsters (2017)
AVAILABLE MAY 23 Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Dig Two Graves (2014)
AVAILABLE MAY 24 Southpaw (2015)
AVAILABLE MAY 26 Believe (2016) Bloodline: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL I am Jane Doe (2017) Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — NETFLIX ORIGINAL War Machine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
AVAILABLE MAY 28 Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)
AVAILABLE MAY 29 Forever Pure (2016) A New High (2015)
AVAILABLE MAY 30 F is for Family: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL House of Cards: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016) Masterminds Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
LEAVING MAY 1 11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang! Black Mamba: Kiss of Death Cujo Doomsdays Fantastic Four FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Flicka: Country Pride Garfield’s Fun Fest Invincible Jetsons: The Movie Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Paulie Samurai Headhunters Stephen King’s Thinner Tales from the Darkside: The Movie The Doors The Real Beauty and the Beast The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz The Sons of Katie Elder The Wedding Planner Things We Lost in the Fire To Catch a Thief Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine Truly Strange Turf War: Lions and Hippos Van Wilder: Freshman Year Venom Islands World War II Spy School
LEAVING MAY 2 Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4 Kickin’ It: Season 1 – 3 Scrubs: Season 1 – 9
LEAVING MAY 5 Amapola Flubber Grosse Pointe Blank The Recruit What About Bob?
LEAVING MAY 7 American Dad! Season 7 Bob’s Burgers: Season 2
LEAVING MAY 11 American Dad! Season 8
LEAVING MAY 15 Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5