I’m a bit of a Call of Duty fan.

The other day I was given this Official Call of Duty set. Well, who wants to act their age all the time?

Field gun

I noticed that there was a set of Lat & Long values on the box. The geek within couldn’t help punching these into Google Maps*.


Did it home in on a CoD-like battlefield? No, but it was amusing to see where. If you’re curious enough to do the same, you will need to go into Street View to get the full effect.

* Other on-line digital maps are available

This weekend I has been mainly…

…playing multiplayer on COD Black Ops.

Finished the campaign a while back but hadn’t had the time to dip into XBox Live.

Over the weekend I’ve spent about 3 hours on-line and what fun. Of course the lobbies are full of prestige’d up geeks who have probably done nothing else but MP since the game came out but nevertheless I managed to have fun and not disgrace myself completely.

Black Ops – Done!

If you are expecting a review, I’m sorry to disappoint. There are plenty who will do a reasonable job of that. Suffice to say, what a great game!

I’ve finally managed to find the time to complete the single player campaign. It’s an interesting story, if not exactly historically accurate; however it has been great fun! There are some dodgy references (Bay of Pigs, for example) and some far fetched threads, however there are also some really cool bits like the “Apocalypse Now” style level with brilliantly chosen Rolling Stones track “Sympathy for the Devil”. Plus Sergeant Reznov is back from WAW 🙂

I experienced the same feeling on finishing the campaign as I did with MW2. As the final cut scene played out and the credits rolled I had an almost palpable feeling of loss, almost a poignant feeling of comrades I will never see again. Of course in reality it was just a disappointment that something enjoyable has ended! And then, at the very end of the final cut scene we see… (Ha ha, no spoilers!).

Anyway… I only did it on Regular so I still have Veteran to do and that, dear reader, will be a whole different game!

Plus there is still Multiplayer to start. Maybe I’ll see you on XBox live 😉

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Black Ops

Been a bit busy over the last week (see earlier post!) however I did buy COD Black Ops on launch day. I have started the campaign and it is really bloody good! Like the little touches, e.g. homage to Apocalypse Now. Have also enjoyed the little hacks like leaving the torture chair and playing Zork.

Zombies. Did I mention the Zombies? Brilliant. Playing as JFK, killing Zombies.

I will probably finish the campaign before starting Multiplayer, or maybe not. Can’t wait to be honest!

The Professional

So last night I got The Professional achievement on COD5 (World at War) and I was so stoked! This is a pretty hard one to get, you have to take out all of Amsel’s troops in “Vendetta” with just 5 shots of your Mosin Nagant – without reloading.

For the uninitiated, there are 7 soldiers and an attack dog to kill – with just 5 bullets!

I realize this makes me seem a real gamer geek but I don’t care, I am so chuffin pleased!

COD WW Update

Ok, a quick update. COD5 multiplayer is awesome! In the beta there are 3 maps, Roundhouse is Germans v. Russians and you get to drive a tank! The others are set in the pacific theatre, playing as either Japanese or American troops.

Levels only go up to 11 in the beta. The basic setup is like COD4 as you’d expect. Kill streaks reward you with spotter planes, artillery bombardment and attack dogs! The dogs are vicious as they hunt you down wherever you are! LOL.

The main difference to me was that the weapons aren’t as good as COD4 (obviously!) e.g. Smaller magazines, slower rate of fire, etc. It all takes some getting used to!

Anyway? I’ll post some more when I get time.