Does Modern Warfare 3 profit from 9/11 terrorism fears? This professor thinks so…

A good chunk of the adult population has called in sick this morning to indulge in the cultural phenomenon that is Modern Warfare 3, the latest installment of the mega-popular military shooter franchise. One person who most certainly won't…

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REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Overall Verdict)

You've checked out our single player, multiplayer, Elite and Special Ops reviews, and now here is our final verdict on Modern Warfare 3. Has the most-anticipated game of all time lived up to the hype?

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REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Elite)

Modern Warfare 3 isn't just about killing people. With the built-in Call of Duty: Elite network, it's about making friends, winning prizes and improving your online skills too. Oh, and yeah, killing people too actually. But do we really need a Facebook for fragging?

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REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Special Ops)

Modern Warfare 3 is finally here, and with it comes the return of Special Ops missions. Can their quick fire blasts of arcade action capture our imaginations once more, and is the new Survival mode as addictive as Nazi Zombies?

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REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Multiplayer)

Load up on guns, bring your friends, it's fun to lose and to pretend. Modern Warfare is back, with addictive multiplayer modes again returning in the third instalment to dominate your leisure time. Read on to find out whether it does enough to fend off stiff competition from Battlefield 3.

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REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Single Player)

Ready to kick some terrorist butt? Good, because Modern Warfare 3, the most highly-anticipated shooter of all time is here, locked, cocked, and ready to unload a shed-load of digital bullets into your shell-shocked face. Can it live up to the massive expectations of one gaming's most fervent fanbases?

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Facebook support for Roland Bunce finds unlikely star for Next modelling competition

Ah, the Internet; it's stories like this that remind me why I fell in love with your connected charms in the first place. Roland Bunce, an entrant for the Next clothes brand's online modelling competition, is hardly what you…

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PREVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

How do you follow up one of, if not the most successful first person shooter of all time? If the sequel in question is the one to follow Modern Warfare 2, then the answer is to "blow lots of…

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CC all your emails to Jacqui Smith, instructs protest group

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The government is rather keen on the idea of creating a massive database that will store all your emails, texts, calls and internet use. It’s an idea that’s understandably raised a few eyebrows, even outside of privacy and consumer-based pressure groups. Even I’m a little alarmed about this one, despite generally not being that fussed about privacy issues.

In protest, some enterprising sorts have created a campaign called “CC all your emails to Jacqui Smith day”. On one day – June 15th – they want you to copy all your email correspondence in to public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, the idea being that they get so overwhelmed by a mountain of correspondence, so much of it inane and useless, that they realize it’s a rubbish idea.

Of course, it could backfire. On the FAQ section of the site under ‘is this legal?’, the organizers claim: “This is unclear. You personally are certainly at no risk from prosecution. But it is possible that if the volume of emails crashes the servers, it could be seen as a Denial of Service attack – although there is no precedent for such an attack coming from multiple people sending a small number of emails.”

There’s also a Facebook group, though as the Register points out, they’re fairly keen on keeping all your private data themselves, so you might just want to plump for the email option. Sign up on the website, right here.

“CC all your emails to Jacqui Smith day”

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