Answer the Call

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Every year, a new Call of Duty game for the masses. The multi-billion dollar franchise has sold millions upon millions of copies all over the world, has a competitive and dedicated fanbase, and continues to up the ante with each new sequel.


Every week on Geekology, I take a closer look at what’s happening in the geek world. The opinions expressed in Geekology articles are mine and mine alone. Blame me, everyone. Blame me.


The Call of Duty Endowment

It’s like clockwork.

A new year, a new Call of Duty.

With Infinite Warfare, the franchise heads above and beyond to space, and special editions come bundled with a remastered version of its most lauded game — the venerated Modern Warfare.

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Fact Meets Fiction

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Say what you will about Edward Snowden, the former CIA agent and United States government contractor who fled the country after leaking National Security Agency information to journalists.


Every week on Geekology, I take a closer look at what’s happening in the geek world. The opinions expressed in Geekology articles are mine and mine alone. Blame me, everyone. Blame me.


Snowden Live

To some, he’s a whistleblower. To others, like legendary pilot Chuck Yaeger, he’s a traitor.

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Whatever your particular thoughts on the man, Snowden and his leakage of sensitive government secrets had a tremendous affect on the United States. On the one hand, conspiracy theorists who believed the government was spying on its citizens had their suspicions somewhat validated. For everyone else, the leak threw several stories out into the court of public opinion. Questions were asked, opinions debated.

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For the Kids

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Every week on Geekology, I take a closer look at what’s happening in the geek world. The opinions expressed in Geekology articles are mine and mine alone. Blame me, everyone. Blame me.


Extra Life

I’m walking to a meeting at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. I pass by the emergency room, and I peer through the glass doors.

The last time I was at a hospital like SVMH, I was a child going through a routine procedure. I was calm — from the wheelchair ride to the operating room and up until the nurse put the gas mask over my mouth and nose.

I breathed in deeply at first, but something came over me. I panicked and started to thrash, pulling against the arms that held me down. I think I screamed — I definitely started to kick. I fought the drowsiness as long as I could until I finally fell asleep.

Since then, I’ve been afraid of hospitals — a feeling many others probably share. No one wakes up wanting to go to a hospital. For many, it’s a last resort or a final visit. It’s having to say goodbye or finding out how long you have left before your body totally falls apart.

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Everything I Know About DC Rebirth

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Rebirth starts May 25, 2016 with a one-shot that will lead to a relaunch of all but two of DC’s current titles — Action Comics and Detective Comics will go back to their original numbers with the New52 issues added on for the count. The aftermath will result in a two-year event that’s “more of a greatest-hits situation that pulls from all eras of DC lore to build a cohesive storytelling universe (USA Today).”

www.hypergeeky.comDC used its time at Wondercon 2016 to talk details about its new creative teams and new titles. Rebirth so far has been a bit of a mystery, but I’m hoping this compilation of information will help fans figure out where they stand.

The first thing fans will want to do is grab an issue of Justice League #42 if they don’t have one already. Batman learns something that will be given more weight in Justice League #50.

The current Titans Hunt title also contains clues as to what will happen, and Geoff Johns said the title “will tie directly in to DC Universe Rebirth” with the new Titans title spinning “directly out of Rebirth (Newsarama).”

Various titles will get a one-shot special in June, July, and in the fall leading into new #1 issues. A good number of titles will hit racks on a bi-monthly basis, so you might want to check your pull-list against your comic book budget. All books will be $2.99 — that includes the 80-page special #1.

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To Be Or Not, Diversity in Question

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Alex Abad-Santos over at Vox penned a great article summing up a lot of the controversy and background regarding Marvel and Netflix’s next superhero venture — Iron Fist. Go ahead and read that first if you need a primer because Abad-Santos makes some really fantastic points that I’m going to use as background for this piece about a very complicated subject.


Every week on Geekology, I take a closer look at what’s happening in the geek world. The opinions expressed in Geekology articles are mine and mine alone. Blame me, everyone. Blame me.


As a Korean-American, my opinion on the topic at hand of changing a character’s race often surprises those who expect me to be perfectly fine with, say, a character like Batman being played by someone who’s Asian. I actually believe a character should remain as close to the source material as much as possible, an opinion and preference based on keeping things consistent and honoring created work. Blame my OCD or my old-fashioned ways — racism has nothing to do with it. For me, it’s about seeing something I cherish in another form and not having it “fixed” or manipulated to attract a fanbase that didn’t buy into the original property.

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