Tall NBA Man Kevin Durant Will Get A Playable Call Of Duty Skin

The three main Call of Duty games available right now—Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2.0, and Mobile—are gearing up for a new season of content, which will include all the usual additions: blueprints, skins, weapons, and the like. Tucked in this May 10 content drop, however, is a rather unique operator skin for the Phoenix Suns’ 6 foot 10 inch power forward, Kevin Durant. And folks are wondering how that will work, exactly.

Season 3 Reloaded is Call of Duty’s upcoming content drop. Featuring a new 6v6 multiplayer map, some extra handguns to play with, another DMZ experience, and more, Reloaded seems set to inject some new life into the shooter. But you might be (rightfully) wondering how Durant, the controversial 13-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP, is joining the game and what he might look like.

He’ll get a limed-time store bundle when Season 3 Reloaded lands on May 10, replete with a “Reap This” assault rifle blueprint and the “Easy Money” sniper rifle blueprint. A price for this bundle hasn’t been revealed yet, but special operators like this tend to run $20. But those details aren’t what’s on folks’ minds. Nah, people are wondering just how tall the tall NBA man will be in a game mostly comprised of allegedly short soldiers.

Wait, COD operators are 4ft 2in tall?

According to a TikTok posted by Call of Duty YouTuber chasenoface, every operator in the first-person shooter is apparently under five feet tall. Extrapolating some figures based on the average height of a door frame (about 80 inches) and the distance from your eyes to the top of your head (around five inches), chasenoface did some math to discover that operators are just 4 feet 2 inches tall.

This led Twitter fans to ponder how Durant will look in the Call of Duty games, particularly next to these seemingly short kings and queens. Remember, Durant is nearly seven feet tall in the real world, so how is Activision going to adjust him to fit in this world? Will he be a Slenderman-esque figure, towering over everyone with an impossibly narrow hitbox? Will he go through a shrinking machine to drop to the same diminutive height that all the other operators reportedly are? Your guess is as good as mine.

“Is his character going to be a foot taller than the normal characters?” Twitter user Jay_Slide asked.

“Listed at what height?” wondered BrahmsTheGreat.

“Mf gon spawn peek the entire time,” tweeter aiahsey said.

“Will KD be shrunk down to the size of a normal human or are they gonna put a 6’11” guy in a shooting game because either way that’s hilarious,” questioned KENS5 staffer Tom Petrini.

And considering Durant has switched teams a few times throughout his NBA career, folks are memeing the same thing happening in Call of Duty. There are also jokes mocking his shooting percentage, which is actually pretty good.

“Every time you die, you respawn on the team currently winning and you tell your team that this is the hardest road,” said Twitter user Rex_Madman.

“Someone said he might request a trade to Battlefield,” yannyson1 said with a bunch of crying emojis.

“I played a couple rounds with him but we kept coming in 4th so he left and joined the winning team,” joked egid_io.

Kotaku reached out to Activision for comment.

Either way, I’m laughing my head off at the prospect of a giant walking around a battlefield full of tiny people. I’m also cracking up at the thought of seeing small guns in his big hands. It’s more likely that he’ll be proportioned appropriately when Season 3 Reloaded launches on May 10, but the image of a tall man in a small game will never leave my mind.

 

Man Jailed After Beating Neighbour To Death With Pokémon Cards

Andrew Hague

Photo: South Yorkshire Police

31-year-old British man Andrew Hague has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of his neighbour, 50-year-old Simon Wilkinson.

The men, both residents of an apartment building in Sheffield, “had got into a dispute after Mr Wilkinson accused [Hague] of being a paedophile”. According to ITV (via Dexerto), Hague—who had a “history of mental health problems”—shouted “You called me a f****** nonce. Come out here and fight like a man”, before attacking Wilkinson with a bag filled with boxes of Pokémon cards (another report on the BBC says they were “tins” of cards).

After striking Wilkinson with the bag multiple times, Hague—believing he was committing an act of “mercy”—picked up a piece of wood and began attacking the victim in the head, inflicting “catastrophic injuries”. Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hague, who also has “previous convictions for violence”, plead guilty to the murder earlier this year, and has now been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum sentence of 17 years before being eligible for parole.

The court was told that Hague had “a history of contact with mental health services”, and had not been taking his prescribed medication, but it was nevertheless decided “his mental illness was not severe enough for a defence of diminished responsibility or insanity”. The judge overseeing the case recommended that Hague remain at Rampton, a “high-security psychiatric hospital” in Nottinghamshire where he has been held since his arrest.

A statement from local police after the sentencing, from Detective Inspector John Fitzgibbons, said “No sentence passed can ease the grief and pain that Mr Wilkinson’s family and friends have faced daily since he was murdered, but I hope that with the conclusion of our investigation and legal proceedings today they feel that they now have some justice for their loved one.”

New Over-Sized Mega Man Slippers Are Perfect

An image shows Mega Man looking at the new slippers on top of a roof.

Image: Capcom / Fun.com / Kotaku

Sometimes a product comes along and makes me go, “Well, damn, that’s a perfect idea!” That was precisely what happened the first time I saw these newly announced Mega Man slippers that turn your feet into big, blue, comfy boots that look just like the Blue Bomber’s heroic shoes.

It’s been a few years since the release of 2018’s Mega Man 11, the latest main entry in the popular, long-running action platformer franchise. So while fans of the Blue Bomber will have to keep waiting for whatever comes next, they can pass the time by either going back and appreciating how great Mega Man X’s dash jump was or checking out these newly announced Mega Man slippers. Yes, those are your only two options. I double-checked.

As spotted by Rockman Corner, clothing and costume store Fun.com has revealed a new, official pair of Mega Man slippers that turn your feet into giant blue boots. These newly announced slippers look like fluffy (and probably warm) recreations of Mega Man’s famous boots from his classic series look. The slippers also include a nice detail: Red dots on the bottom of each slipper that reflect similar details found in-game. On the sides of the slippers, you can also spot 8-bit sprites and the Mega Man logo, which aren’t details seen on his boots in the games, but are still nice to include.

These slippers will be released on June 23 in small, medium, large, and x-large sizes and will cost $30.

If you want something Mega Man-themed that you can wear out on the street, Fun also announced a new pair of Mega Man sneakers. These will be available in sizes 6-13 and are set to release on August 14 for $60.

Finally, you can run around the park or go to the grocery store with shoes that have Mega Man’s head attached to them like you recently killed the poor bastard and want to show off your trophy.

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Man Is Selling A Retro Game Store On Craigslist For $1 Million

Hey, do want to own a retro video game store in California? And (this is important) are you not Elon Musk? Well, good news, someone is selling a game store, its entire stock, and even its 15-foot-tall Mario effigy on Craigslist right now, all for a cool $1,000,000. Why? Because the current owner just wants to retire after running the place for three-odd decades.

Located in Sacramento, California, Dave’s Retro Games opened in the late 1980s. As chronicled in an article published by Rio Miranda High School in 2018, the store’s owner and founder, Dave Smith, started selling games back in the early ‘80s at flea markets in Roseville, California. Eventually, he was making more money selling games on the weekend than he did in his normal job, so he quit and opened his own store. For the last 35 years the place has become a local favorite due to its huge selection and cozy atmosphere. However, after decades of collecting, buying, and selling video games, it seems Smith is ready to retire.

On June 25, Smith posted an ad on Craigslist titled “Video Game Store, 35 years, 20,000 games – $1,000,000 (Sacramento).” And as the title suggests, Smith is selling his huge collection of games, consoles, accessories, and more to anyone who has a spare million dollars to spend.

You can see Smith and his store in this local news segment from earlier this year:

Good Day Sacremento

What all do you get for $1 million?

In the ad, Smith pitches any potential buyers with the idea that this store could be handed over to a “gamer child over 21 that won’t leave the house.” Smith says buying this store for your “gamer child” is a “small price to pay to get him or her to leave.”

So what does $1 million get you? (The ad notes that the price is $1.5 million if your name is Elon Musk.) Well, you get the store, all the stuff in it, even its giant, inflatable-lookin’ Mario and all the games in his garage. Smith says his garage is so full of video games he no longer has room for his car. The owner estimates he has over 20,000 games in his vast collection.

Kotaku has contacted Smith for comment.

So why he’s calling quits and selling the place? I mean, beyond the fact that he sounds like he wants his garage back. Well, according to Smith, he’s just ready to stop working, writing bluntly in his ad: “Just pay the money. I am ready to retire.” Buddy, I hear you.