Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Call of Duty errant good game: 42 Stabs in a Single Gun Game Wager Match

When my friends and I get bored, we hop into Gun Game Wager Matches and just stab the @#$% out of everyone.  Why?

  • It's good practice for stabbing.
  • It's a nice change of pace when regular player matches get frustrating.
  • It's incredibly funny to hear the screams of anguish coming through your television speakers because you've demoted/humiliated the same 13-year-old five times in a row.
Just thought I'd share the results of my recent record setting performance (among my group of friends) with some nice Call of Duty Elite screenshots.

You read that right: 42 stabs and just 27 deaths.  Three of my opponents shot the whole time whereas my friend Chris spent some of his time shooting and stabbing and my buddy Colin stabbed for the entirety of the game.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Call of Duty Funny Fail: Man Sets RC-XD in Busy Spot of Firing Range, Dies in Game Ending Explosion

So, this was the first clip I ever wanted to save from a game of Call of Duty: Black Ops.  Why?  Because it involves me looking marginally competent, I got a game winning kill, and it was funny.  The funny part is that when I stumbled across the poor dude standing completely defenseless while setting off an RC-XD, I opened fire, completely missed the guy, and hit the RC-XD between his legs and was rewarded with a nice explosion.

I was so proud of myself that I edited it into three clips...

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Call of Duty Tip #10: When in Doubt, Toss a Grenade on Bravo

I've already previously mentioned that Bravo is a good place to kill people, but I figured I'd also note that repeatedly tossing grenades onto Bravo on some boards is not only sometimes an easy way to get kills but also to get that pesky Multifrag Kill challenge you've been working on.

(BTW, I just realized that I posted tip #11 before tip #10... oops.)

Call of Duty Tip #11: Use an Overhead View of Theater Mode to Gain Intel

I went 36-14 in this game of Domination in Nuketown, so I wanted to see, what exactly that looked like from overhead. I spent most of my time in the back of the moving truck sighting up enemies running down the alley toward Bravo. Here's what it all looked like...

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

What did I learn? Not a whole lot.  But, using an overhead view of an old game in theater mode can give you insight into new hidey-holes where people camp.

Call of Duty Funny Fail: Man Dives Partially Under Closing Door, Head Crushed

The title pretty much says it all.  For no good reason, I tried diving under a closing door in a game of Domination on Stockpile and had my head crushed.  That's not even BAD CoD, that's just DUMB CoD.

Call of Duty Tip #9: Upgrade Your Perks to Pro

Regardless of what perks you like to equip your classes with, it's always worth upgrading up your perk to the pro version. Why? For starters, the pro versions always have some kind of added benefit that can make a tremendous difference. Secondarily, in order to upgrade to pro, you need to complete three challenges that will also grant you some nice little boosts of XP on your way to leveling up.

Since I've decided not to Prestige again for a while (or ever) I've instead decided to work on upgrading all of the perks to pro. My favorite class already has Lightweight Pro (which allows you to jump from any height without damage), Sleight of Hand Pro (which allows you to sight up faster), and Marathon Pro (which allows you to sprint continuously). I think I have just four perks to upgrade: Scavenger, Flak Jacket, Scout, and Tactical Mask.

The below video is of me finally nailing that irritating Quick Melee challenge (two stabs in five seconds) on my way to Ninja Pro.

For a nice clean list of what all the pro verions of perks get you, go here.

PS.  I had enough time to actually shoot that third dude, but I was 30 to 60 minutes into a haze of stabbing that I forgot I didn't REALLY need to stab anymore.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Call of Duty Tip #8: Shoot Where You See Muzzle Fire

Where good CoD players can seemingly identify an enemy from great distances in the dark in whiteout conditions, I frequently have a hard time seeing an enemy ten feet away dressed in a giant chicken suit.  Okay that last part is completely fabricated, but it's not far from the truth.

One tip is to simple shoot where you see muzzle fire.  If you're looking in that direction and you don't see a friendly indicator on your radar, sight up and fire!

Here's an extreme example with rocket launchers:

Incidentally, I also won that match of Sharpshooter on Villa. My FIRST Sharpshooter win EVER!