"No one gives a f*ck about you." That the opening line for one of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's prestige cinematic trailers, uttered by Donnie 'Ruin' Walsh. If you haven't already sprinted a mile in his boots, Ruin is one of the ten Specialist characters in Black Ops 4's multiplayer who all come with their own unique gear and ultimate abilities, adding another layer of specialization to your playstyle. They're also the stars of Specialist HQ - a skeletal solo mode making up for the fact that this is the first Call of Duty game without a full-blown single-player campaign. Ruin's harsh narration is ostensibly directed at the other Specialists, convincing them to join his fight - but he could just as easily be talking to a mirror, because so few players seem to care about Specialist HQ. Well, Mr. Ruin, I give an f, and I think anyone who skips Black Ops 4's solo missions is missing out on some grade-A entertainment you won't find anywhere else. The numbers don't lie. At the time of … [Read more...] about Why are 97% of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players overlooking this outrageous game mode?
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RECKON you could be the next person on the Moon – or maybe the first human to walk on Mars? British space hero Tim Peake has published a book revealing trick puzzles astronauts have to solve before being sent to the International Space Station. The 46-year-old Chichester native beat more than 9,000 applicants for one of six spots on the European Space Agency's astronaut training programme. Part of the selection process involved difficult intelligence tests that gauged his logical reasoning. Tim's new book is called The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes?, and goes on sale on October 4. But see if you can solve some of the book's most dastardly puzzles right here... Test 1 Spatial awareness skills are enormously important for any astronaut, because astronauts often operate equipment they can’t actually see, and are doing so in microgravity, which affects their perception (after all, there is no fixed up or down in weightlessness). On a spacewalk in … [Read more...] about Could YOU could be an astronaut like Tim Peake? Try these brain-bending puzzles to find out
SALES of "dumb" phones are growing as people get sick of being constantly buzzed by social media. That's the name given to feature phones, retro-style handsets that lack the "smart" tech in modern-day smartphones. According to recent research by Ofcom, the average Brit checks their phone every 12 minutes, and is online for 24 hours each week. The report also found that 78% of Brits couldn't live without their smartphone. Data shows that the average Brit now spends two-and-a-half hours per day on their smartphone, rising to three hours and 14 minutes for 18- to 24-year-olds. And this growing obsession with staying online may be linked to a major change in the way we buy gadgets. According to Counterpoint Research, the global smartphone market grew by 2% last year – to 1.6billion devices shipped. But worryingly, it shrank by 5% in the last quarter of 2017. Meanwhile, sales of feature phones rose to 450million devices in 2017, which is a promising 5% jump. Counterpoint's … [Read more...] about People are buying ‘dumb’ phones to escape their Facebook and Instagram addictions
THE pro-gamer who dumped the world's sexiest weathergirl to practice video games has LOST the Call of Duty League Championship. Douglas Martin, aka FaZe Censor, hit the headlines when he finished with stunning Yanet Garcia so he could train for the online tournament. But the Mexican gamer, 23, angrily told his 1.3 million twitter followers: "No I do not want Yanet back!" Fans thought he was mad to end his long-term relationship with the 27-year-old weathergirl. So did her whopping 7.2 million Instagram fans, but Martin insists he has no regrets. He wrote: "I came back this year and said I was winning the championship. "I feel so bad. I really thought our team could do it." Moments later, he angrily tweeted: "And no I do not want Yanet back, please stop with the memes already." Follow last month's split, Garcia appeared on TV show, Today, to open up about the relationship and "difficult days" since it ended. She said: "I actually do not judge him, on the contrary I wish … [Read more...] about Pro-gamer who dumped world’s sexiest weathergirl Yanet Garcia to spend more time training LOSES Call of Duty League Championship
What are the best FPS games? It’s a hotly debated topic, and one that, once the debate initiated, made the VG247 office erupt in an impromptu nerf war. Luckily, when the dust settled, we managed to land on our top 50. Just so you can have a bit on insight into our process, here’s how we narrowed them down. First off, we favoured new stuff over older games. While you will find a few retro shooters in this list, we prioritised newer releases simply because they hold up better today. GoldenEye might be a classic – and it still made our list – but it controls like a shopping trolley with a broken wheel. Likewise, we thought about how to classify an FPS and decided on the simplest measure: a video game that plays from the first-person perspective and contains guns. That’s why you’ll also find this list stuffed with the odd immersive sim. Sorry. Other than that, we just had the near-impossible task of ranking them all, and no doubt you’ll disagree … [Read more...] about The 50 best FPS games ever