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This storied first-person shooter franchise is offering a chance to be a part of video game history.
Activation Blizzard, in partnership with Omaze, is holding a donation contest for a chance to be scanned in as a zombie and get your name in a future Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies downloadable content pack. The winner will also have the opportunity to visit the developers of Black Ops III, Treyarch Studios, sitting down to lunch with studio head Mark Lamia and members of his team. Donations will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, Activision Blizzard’s venture philanthropy effort to fund charities that are most effective at veteran job placement.
Treyarch’s Zombies mode initially started as an Easter Egg unlock in 2008’s Call of Duty: World At War --- and it almost didn’t make it into the game. It proved to be wildly popular, and launched several downloadable Zombies experiences, which has spawned a hardcore, loyal following.
The co-operative game mode has become a staple of Treyarch’s Call of Duty titles, appearing in the previous two entries in the Black Ops series.
The Zombies mode has always featured over-the-top characters, as well as famed Hollywood voice talent and Black Ops III will be no different. In its recent “Shadows of Evil” trailer, Treyarch unveiled it’s noir-infused vision for Zombies, along with the voice cast of Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, and Ron Perlman.
In addition to the chance to be virtually zombied in Blacks Ops III, there are many other rewards for different donation levels. For more information and instructions on how to enter, visit the Omaze page.
Watch studio head Mark Lamia talk more about the campaign below.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Wilmington Police Department, North Carolina.)
A special operations Marine is due in court on March 7 after being arrested last year for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Task & Purpose has learned.
Staff Sgt. Daniel Christopher Evans was arrested and charged with assault inflicting serious injury on July 29, 2018, according to Jennifer Dandron, a spokeswoman for police in Wilmington, North Carolina. Evans is currently assigned as a Critical Skills Operator with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to the Marine Corps Personnel Locator.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy conducts a call-for-fire during an artillery shoot south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2014. Medvigy, a fire support officer assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is the first female company fire support officer to serve in an infantry brigade combat team supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston (Photo by U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston)
Following Trump's inauguration, some supporters of ground combat integration assumed he would quickly move to reinstate a ban on women in jobs like the infantry. When this did not happen, advocates breathed a collective sigh of relief, and hundreds of qualified women charted a course in history by entering the newly opened occupational fields.
So earlier this week when the Wall Street Journal published an editorial against women in ground combat by conservative political commentator Heather Mac Donald, the inclination of many ground combat integration supporters was to dismiss it outright. But given Trump's proclivity to make knee jerk policy decisions in response to falling approval ratings and the court's tradition of deference to the military when it comes to policies affecting good order and discipline, it would be unwise to assume the 2016 lifting of the ban on women in ground combat is a done deal.