With the launch of Season 1 Reloaded, the first raid called "Atomgrad" is introduced and available in a new Special Ops playlist. Raids in Modern Warfare 2 are a new cooperative game mode designed to put your skills to the test. All raids are played in teams of three, and in Atomgrad you take on the roles of Cpt. Price, Farah and Gaz. Basically, you can think of Raids as a much more extensive version of the normal Spec Ops missions.
On September 18, 2014, during the TGS demo of The Phantom Pain, Quiet was shown to be one of many "buddy" characters available to the player during the course of the game. When arriving at a location set by the player, she would contact the player via radio and hum to indicate that she arrived at the destination. The demo also unveiled more of her abilities, more specifically she also possessed superhuman speed. During the demo, Kojima commented that Quiet had a weakness that tied into the story. He also implied that the full extent of her abilities depended on her bond with the player, and that the player, depending on their actions, might never even meet her at all. This last bit, however, is not the case in the final version, as the player is required to fight her in order to advance the main story (although she appears in the prologue, this occurs before she becomes "Quiet").
The next major question on the merits is do we have a case or controversy? Lt. Southall, head of the Dallas Police Department's Vice Section, testified at the hearing that each film seized was different from the other films seized that bore the same title in that various scenes were or were not included in the various films seized. He further testified that he believed that there were progressively more scenes shown as versions of the films were seized rather than progressively less scenes. But countering this, some of the affidavits which were presented to the magistrates in order to have them issue the warrants recited that the film viewed was the same as the film seized in a prior seizure. The Court is of the opinion that this dispute is of little moment because of other testimony of Lt. Southall. He stated flatly that as long as Plaintiffs were exhibiting films which he believed were obscene, he would repeatedly put into motion arrest and seizure proceedings. This was in response to the question of whether or not he would go back out and raid the Cinema Adult Theater again if he would not be under some form of restraint from doing so by this Court. He also testified that there were many other films being shown in Dallas that he thought were as bad as the three films in the present situation and that they had not been seized and no one had been arrested. He gave the reason that he did not have the manpower to raid all of these films.
Why do a Halftime Top 10? The answer to that question has not changed since the first time I tried this in 2004: it's to recognize worthwhile films that will (mostly) not make the end-of-the-year Top 10. Just because the best movies of the year generally arrive in October, November, and December, that doesn't mean there weren't some compelling, interesting, and/or entertaining movies released in the dog days of February and March and the summer wasteland of May and June. Many of these are easily forgotten when it comes time to generate full-year Top 10s. No title with less than ***1/2 has ever made one of my end-of-the-year Top 10 lists. The Halftime Top 10 gives the best of the *** movies a shot for special recognition. 2b1af7f3a8