Tag Archive: MW3


Long Break

Hi guys, I’m not dead after all and sorry for not posting in a while! I’ve had a very long break from blogging due to exams and just playing games, I mean why blog about them when you haven’t really played them? Silly isn’t it! So what have I been playing? Well mostly Skyrim: Ender Scrolls with a bit of MW3 and Fallout 3 added in to the mix. I did go back to MW2 for a bit of reminiscing until I got annoyed with the damn noobtubes being thrown around.

So once again sorry for not posting! You should be seeing stuff from me pretty soon. Watch out!

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My First MOAB!

A couple of weeks ago, after Christmas I got my first ever MOAB (Mother Of All Bombs/Massive Ordinance Air Blast) and I can tell you it’s a non-nucular weapon. I achieved it on the map Interchange (Not my favourite map!) on Kill Confirmed using the Specialist Kill-streak reward. My Class:

Primary Weapon- MG36- Silencer- Kick

Secondary Weapon- Stinger

Lethal- Frag

Tactical- Flash

Perk 1- Blind Eye

Perk 2- Assassin

Perk 3- Marksman

Specialist Stricke Package- Slight Of Hand, Quick Draw, Scavanger

I must admit I didn’t use just the LMG I ran out of ammo and picked up my mates ACR 6.8 with silencer, which got most the kills. At the time my heart was pounding and my hands so sweaty! It was a tense time. I have come close to second on Bakaara in Demolition, I was going 20-0 with a PP90M1 and Acr 6.8 both silenced. Then in the second round I made the mistake of rushing into their sporn and well, lets say it didn’t go well!

When and What map have you got a MOAB on? Leave your answer in the comments:MG36

New Piazza map! Looks nice and sunny!

On the 24th January for Premium Elite members only (at the moment) a new DLC will be released. It will be completely free (you already payed for it in you elite membership) and comes with 2 maps:

Piazza, based on the coast of Italy. It reminds me of Estate (MW2) with a very vertical appearance and again the higher ground looks dominant but it also looks close quarters so its anybodies guess which weapons will be dominant but I’d put my money on the FAD or the ACR 6.8.

Libration, based in Manhattan. Looks to be the new Wasteland (MW2). Longer sight-lines means, the snipers will love it but the ‘run and gun’, rushing type will loath it! Could we see some sniping MOAB’s from talented snipers?

Liberation Castle a major camp site!

Throughout this season of new CoD content (9 months), every month the premium members will gain new maps, game modes, spec op missions and weirdly extent ion of the single player storyline. Looks to be an awesome year of CoDing! Watch the Elite video

What is your favourite map so far on MW3? Leave your answer in the comments:

New MW3 game modes!

Robert Bowling, Community man reveals on twitter that new MW3 game modes are coming!

‘Ready for new game modes for Modern Warfare 3’ he asks to the public. ‘I’ve go some surprises for you for the weekend. I’ll confirm full details tomorrow’

The new game modes could be anything but for now all we can do is sit and wait like excited little boys. It’s like an early Christmas present!

Modern Warfare 3:My Top Class (so far)

I’ve been playing MW3 for a while now and have racked up a decent play time. I’ve seen a few people’s classes and have adapted them to my liking and I now have an ultimate class (so far):

Primary: PP90M1-silencer-kick/range

Secondary: MP9-silencer

Lethal: Semtex

Tactical: Flash

Strike Package: Specialist- Slight of Hand, Quick Draw, Assasin

Perk 1: Extreme Conditioning

Perk 2: Hardline

Perk 3: Dead Silence

The idea of this class is that with your first kill of flag capture you get Slight of Hand to reload with speed. Then with your third kill of flag capture you get Quick Draw to aim down sight quicker and, or throw grenades quicker (pro-versoin required). At your fifth kill or flag capture you get Assasin to be invisable to UAVs and stay alive. Then on you seventh kill or flag capture you get all the perks in the game! You become a super soldier!

MW3: at War with Hackers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has gone to war with the dirty little hackers. Once you may have played a on-line game, and came across a guy who was flying or hiding in a rock. Most of these people are hackers and cheaters gaining an unfair advantage over us normal people. Well Activision says no more banning over 1600 people in the first few weeks of release:

”Any attempt to cheat,hack or glitch in MW3 will no be tolerated”, says creative strategist Robert Bowling on twitter. ”1600+ bans issued. Updates in works. Please cont. to report offenders.”

The hackers seemed to have gained the ability to exit the on-line map and hide in ‘unauthorised’ places.

”We will verify reports with in-game stats, in-game video recordings and other data to verify you were cheating” Robert bowling tweeted.

The bans have affected both PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 users. Rival game ‘Battlefield 3’ has had to ban players who found ways to gain thousands of points in matches.

MW3 low Metacritic User Score

A few Days ado MW3 rated 2.7 out of 10, pretty embarrassing for such a big title I know. What shocked me the most was Glen Schofield, developer of MW3 coming out and practically begging on twitter for people to go and raises it, he said:

‘I don’t usually do this but, if you like MW3 go 2 metacritic.com and help our user score. It’s suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree’

Metacritic is a site that you can rate or grade entertainment like music , films and games. It is a great place to go to if you can’t decide if you want something or not, just remember it’s the public voting on the score.

The score has recently shot up to 8.7, but will you help?

A few people have now told me that most FPSs are a waste of time. To a degree they are right. If you take Modern Warfare 3 as an example then they would apparently be right. People are getting a tad bored and annoyed, they are restless of the same FPS formula being rolled out year after year. They’re tired of the over the top ‘block buster’ campaigns. The tech is tired yet the numbers hold? Why is this? Is the FPS scene stuck on its last legs or is it just a simple case of familiarity?

It’s a bit of both, the single player has really lost its way. Some people would say ‘who cares about single player anyway?’ well I do, I still play it and I still buy it – I want what I pay for! The strange thing is that it used to be the other way around, go back a couple of years to the PS2 era and the multiplayer was barely worth a shoot. Goldeneye is a good example of this, the campaign is awesome but the multiplayer lacking in places – great game though.

Some of these newer titles seem to have an ‘anything goes approch’ which does bring new ideas to the scene. Plus they weren’t afraid to test players, it meant your were a beast if you completed that level, or got that challenge. I am told you only have to look at Bioshock and CoD 4  to see this. Recently Battlefield 3 set the modern game bench mark in the single player scene, with its great graphics and more realistic story. Although the problems are, along with most other FPSs is: a linear story and no chance to explore and the way you can’t take another route that is taken for granted in multiplayer. It’s just walk up to your objective marker, kill everything and remember to take cover to recharge your health. CoD has those constant spawning enemies! You may race through the campaign you won’t remember what happened.

Part of the problem has got to be the characters, they are unbelievable, are you seriously supposed to feel sad when that animated guy who you saved his life for finally dies? Yes, but it’s never sad. You only ever shoot the bad guys because ‘they’re bad guys’. The bad guys nearly always run to one prescribed spot and pop their head up every couple of seconds. Are they trying to go back to the last decade? Is it too much to ask for to have proactive and reactive enemies. As much as the jet sequence in Battlefield looked good and the submarine level in MW3 looks good but they might aswell have put non-interactive cut scenes in. What’s up with the ‘quick time events’ at the moment?

All in all, if you don’t care about the poor acting, storylines and the predictable AIs then it’s a great time to be an FPS fan. If not then just make sure you love the multiplayer!

Call of Duty: Elite

Improve's Map Knowledge

Call of Duty Elite is designed to bring gamers together. It helps you: connect, compete and improve. A lot of it is free, but you can buy extras and gain founder status; which has perks like getting the monthly DLC free. It really looks a helpful platform to work from – there are apps and other ways to connect directly from different technology. Connect with fellow CoD gamers to meet new people and friends. Join public groups with people who share interests with you or just for the sake of it. Create private clans for a personal multiplayer experience where you can level up as a clan and generally boast. Compete no matter what level you are. Elite offers a way to enter competitions, leagues and events for all sorts of prizes. Clans of up to 100 members can compete with each other and earn bragging rights. Improve, no matter what your skill there is always still time for improvement – admit it. Improve on Elite offers core strategies and custom stat analysis features. Improve your weapon arsenal with in-depth weapon guides and the ability to edit your classes to sync into the game!. This Improve really is the ultimate strategy guide! Weapon knowledge, map knowledge easy!

MW3: First Impressions

MW3 has been out for a bit now and I have really enjoyed playing it. From the small amount of time I played, I sort of got to grips with the weapons and a few perks. It is a cross between MW2 and Black ops, you have to take it slow yet still be aggressive. The way the guns level up is so pleasing, the maps are bight and colourful – unlike the depressing black ops maps. The proficiencies really pay of and the camo’s are really cool. The class to start of with, I would recommend is the UMP ‘rush class’ or the Noobtube ‘assault class’ ( the noobtubes are so much less powerful). I haven’t got to grips with the maps as so many people probably haven’t yet. My tip is to take it slow for the first couple of games on a map and look for the camping and high traffic spots – not to mention the cut throughs and short cuts. The new perks are so hard to remember for they have been renamed and revamped – in this blog I won’t go there. The decent guns are the Scar-l and M4A1 and fell good and handle well. Start of with the ‘Support Strike Pakage’ to maximise your point steaks and help make up for those noobie instances at the start of the game. It also helps your team mates. Another bonus is that if you die half way through your streak then your hard work doesn’t die with you, you keep building on this type of point streak. Once you have got to know the maps and are ‘at one with your gun’ move on to the ‘Assault Strike Package’ for the bigger better kill streaks! Hope this helped – remember to subscribe up for updates, there will be more in depth blogs about the game. Good look in your killings!

What’s your favourite class setup in MW3? leave your answer in the comments: