Thursday, October 18, 2012

Medal of Honor Campaign

When we were invited to the PAX Medal of Honor Community event we got to see more than just the multiplayer. Multiplayer was the focus but getting to see a bit of the campaign is always a nice perk. You've already read about my Medal of Honor Warfighter multiplayer experience so I'm just going to dive right in.

This trailer is the particular mission we were able to play:

The mission was amazing. Visually beautiful with amazing audio it truly makes you feel like you're in the scenario of the mission. As you can see in the trailer, it's an intense mission and it definitely had me on the edge of my seat. There is definitely a sense of realism in the campaign, at least from the bit we were able to play. I only had one complaint about the mission we played. When you're supposed to mark the target, it isn't clear that you have to be out on the balcony to do it. I'll be honest, I had to ask the person next to me why I wasn't able to do it from inside where it was safer. It's ok, because once it was marked then true fun began. Getting to use the mini-gun was awesome. That was probably my favorite moment in that mission.

I'm pretty excited for this game to release, I'll admit. I think it looks amazing.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Medal of Honor Warfighter Community Event

I've been known for being a Call of Duty player, a "fangirl," if you will. A few weeks ago I was invited to an event that was held during PAX Prime for the upcoming game Medal of Honor Warfighter. I was invited because at the time I was a writer for AggreGame, a site that is no longer running, unfortunately. Moving on, let's talk about the game.

So what did went on at the event? First we got to have an amazing dinner and meet the other attendees from various sites. Then it was time to get down to business. We were able to play a few different game modes. Sector Control was the first mode we got to play. It's a Domination type mode where there are control points in which you have to capture and defend. This mode uses the Fire Team set up in which you are partnered with someone. As a fan of Domination in Call of Duty, I liked it a lot. It didn't feel as rushed as Domination usually does and teamwork came into play a lot better in my opinion. Next up was Hot Spot, an objective game type kind of in which there is a point to capture, or defend, depending on whether your side was attacking or defending. If you are an attacker, you see potential capture spots for the next location. Defenders see the next spot in which they need to be to set up to defend. You have multiple lives in this mode, and the Fire Team concept is in play. When you die you have the ability to respawn on your partner, provided they're not in the middle of the action, or you can spawn further back. Personally, I love this spawn system. The final mode we played was Homerun. Essentially it is Capture the Flag but in this game type you only get one life. Definitely makes it interesting and I think overall this was my favorite of the modes we played.

Well, in a nutshell, I liked it. It took some getting used to for me since I wasn't accustomed to playing with the control scheme, but I got the hang of it over time. Gotta admit, I'm looking forward to this game's release.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I've got some interesting news that will be popping up on here so keep an eye out for it soon-ish!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC, "Escalation" Announced

Treyarch announced the release of the next map pack, "Escalation," first on Xbox 360 on May 3, 2011. Arriving in this map pack are four new multiplayer maps: Zoo, Convoy, Hotel, and Stockpile as well as a new addition to zombies entitled Call of the Dead.

To celebrate the release of Escalation, there will be a double XP weekend starting Friday, May 6th. At this time there is no set release date for PlayStation 3.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever: Delayed

Last week Gearbox announced a delay in the release of the latest game in the Duke Nukem series: Duke Nukem Forever. Originally set to be released in North America on May 3rd, fans will now be waiting until June 14th to get this game. Gamers have been waiting about 14 years for this game, so, what's another month, right?

Duke Nukem Forever will be releasing on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 10th internationally and June 14th in North America.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC Announced

Last night majornelson tweeted out that Treyarch's very own Dan Bunting aka danskdansk would be announcing details on the upcoming DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Arriving in February 1st to Xbox Live, First Strike will contain 4 multiplayer maps and 1 Zombies map. Berlin Wall is set at Checkpoint Charlie, the well known crossing point between East and West Berlin. Discovery is a German research station in Antarctica, abandoned from World War II. Kowloon is inspired from the campaign and is a ray rooftop map. Last but not least is Stadium, an athletic complex/hockey rink set in Northeastern United States.

Dan Bunting was tight-lipped about the new Zombies map, Ascension. Definitely looking forward to this map what with the air of mystery surrounding it.

Remember, First Strike drops on February 1st for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops Water Pistol Giveaway Details

Alright boys and girls, here it is. One of you lucky followers will win one of these water pistols. Sorry, you can't have both, I've gotta have one too!

The rules:
This is an emblem creating contest. Some of you may know that my gamertag is KillaMonkey 713. I have yet to be able to create an awesome emblem that fits my gamertag. That being said, it doesn't have to be a killer monkey (that's what the name means, by the way) but something that fits the gamertag. Be creative, make sure you take a photo, screenshot, upload it, do whatever you have to to let me see it. You can enter multiple submissions. Racist emblems and sexually themed emblems will cause you to be disqualified, so keep it clean. The contest ends Friday at 4pm PST and I will choose a winner by 6pm PST.

To enter submissions @ reply me with the submission and the hashtag #KillaMonkey.

Good luck! Happy creating!