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Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Mode Trailer

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Gears of War calls it Horde, Halo calls it Firefight, and Treyarch developed CoD games gave it a unique twist by introducing zombies, but whatever you call it ‘Survival Mode’ is a staple of the modern gaming experience, especially in the FPS market. Now, an Infinity Ward developed CoD title is getting the treatment, and they’ve put own unique features to try and make it their own. For starters, you earn cash for kills that can be put towards new weapons, ammunition, perks and airdrops/assists. AI-controlled Delta Squad, anyone? Along with this, later rounds introduce suicide soldiers and dogs, who explode the C4 strapped to their person if they get too close to the player or are killed, and the Juggernauts, characters featured in MW2’s Spec-Ops mode who wore EOD suits, toted LMGs and took a lot of punishment before they finally died.

Besides showing off the features of the new mode, several new weapons and attachments were also revealed, including the red dot sight used in CoD4 along with the MW2 variant (maybe they’ll be selectable based on preference, like the rds/holo/reflex in games past?), another long range scope attachment (or that could just be the Remington RSASS; went by a bit too fast to tell) and several new weapons: if you pause around 0:38-0:40 you’ll notice the USAS 10 (a South Korean made automatic shotgun with a detachable box magazine, featured in Bad Company 2), M16A4 and M60E4 are included in the game. In addition, the Remington ACR is chambered in this game for 6.8 mm Remington SPC instead of 5.56, at least that’s what the in-game name ‘ACR 6.8’ seems to imply.

MW3 drops November 8th, 2011

“In Time”

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

When I saw Captain America, there was a trailer for “Contagion”, a movie that seemingly popped out of nowhere yet has several big names attached to it. When I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I saw this trailer for “In Time”, a movie that seemingly popped out of nowhere yet has several big names attached to it. Besides the fact that I didn’t hear of either movie until the trailer, like “Contagion” having an “Andromeda Strain” feel, this flick has a “Logan’s Run” feel.

So, to review: both “Contagion” and “In Time” popped out of nowhere, have surprisingly high profile actors and seemingly take ‘inspiration’ from older works. Is this an upcoming trend, or just a couple of isolated cases? I’ll go with the former; nothing’s original in Hollywood.

Cocoons Eyewear

Monday, August 8th, 2011

If you’re like me, you wear prescription eyewear, and while vision lenses are fairly inexpensive a good pair of prescription sunglasses might not be. That’s why I own a pair of Cocoons. Cocoons Eyewear is a company that specializes in a variety of OverRx® optics, from sunglasses to clip-ons. Besides being more affordable than a pair of dedicated prescription sunglasses, they also offer an extra layer of eye protection, making them useful in training with firearms. Each pair of Cocoons sunglasses also comes with a case and ‘Ultra Soft DuraCloth’.


Blast From The Past – ‘Oh No You Didn’t’

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Possibly the greatest video game commercial song ever, ‘Oh No You Didn’t’ from Mercenaries 2: World In Flames is hilarious in the way that despite its subject matter being about a betrayed mercenary seeking revenge, it’s sung by a quartet backed by piano. It shouldn’t fit, and yet it does, and the result is pure genius.

Weekly Movie Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – Sponsored by Tactical Distributors

Saturday, August 6th, 2011


First off, I’d like to say I didn’t have high hopes for this movie. Mainly because it takes a huge steaming chimp poo over existing PotA canon i.e. it’s a reboot *groan*. But, since I’ve had enough of Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds for one Summer, and since I can’t find a theater close enough playing ‘The Devil’s Double’, this was the only logical choice. Surprisingly, it was a pretty good.

The story’s nothing we haven’t seen before in the science fiction genre: well meaning scientist (James Franco) creates a wonder drug that ends up having horrible consequences. In this case, it ends up leading to every ape in San Francisco gaining above human intelligence, having a revolution of sorts and escaping into what I believe is the Muir Woods, an ancient red wood forest outside San Fran, to live and propagate until they eventually rule the world. Sure, there’s plenty of happenings on in between, but I just summed up everything: Man’s bid to play God is the folly that leads to his downfall. So what makes this worth watching?

The special effects. Things explode, windows break, apes get shot at, helicopters come crashing down, iron fence bars are thrown as spears, ect. The CGI is also above decent. I stop short of calling it amazing, mainly because about half the time I could tell that main chimp Caesar (Andy Serkis) was computer generated. However, the motion capture work more than carries these moments of digital weakness, along with the other apes, who also look great. The realistically moving primates really are one of the movie’s strong points.

So, as far as reboots go, it’s not a bad film. The special effects go beyond the story, which isn’t nearly as improbable as I originally thought, but you’ll have to see it to understand what I mean. I give it 4/5 Fanboys.

G Weekend Worrior Camo Bikini

Friday, August 5th, 2011

It’s never an inappropriate time to show a picture of a gun-toting bikini model, at least on this site, and since it’s Summer this image is even more fitting. The subject of interest this time, however, is the bikini itself. The G Weekend Worrior Camo Bikini comes in three camouflage patterns: ACU (seen above), AOR1 and the ever-popular MultiCam. Each bikini also comes in a same-camo bag and is available in sizes small, medium and large. And before you ask, yes, the spelling of ‘Worrior’ is deliberate.

Buy it here: http://www.ebairsoft.com/weekend-worrior-camo-bikini-p-4410.html

Operation Irene Assault Backpack

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Named after “Operation Gothic Serpent”, Codenamed “Irene”, hence the pack’s name, the Operation Irene Assault Backpack is a medium sized backpack designed for short range reconnaissance patrol. Features include a main pouch which can hold up to 13L, 1000D Nylon construction and YKK buckles. The pack also supports hydration bladders up to 3L and is compatible with the J-TECH compression stuff sack.

J-TECH Operation Irene Assault Backpack

Advanced Outfitters at BLADE Show

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

This is video of Kevin Martin of Advanced Outfitters demonstrating the company’s showings at BLADE Show 2011, including the new Khyber belts, adjustable weapons sling and badge sling.


Black Market Goods Brewing

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Designed to look like a bomb found on the black market, the BMG-10 bottles feature removable rear fins and include a hand-built crate with a bracing system for transportation. They’re only a conceptual piece right now, which is a shame since they’re actually pretty cool looking.


Tumbling Around Town Like Batman

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Check out this video of the three tumblers/Batmobiles from the upcoming ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the last film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Each tumbler is powered by a Chevy V8 engine and is painted in a desert camo variant. It’s a shame they’ll most likely be lost to high-impact stunt damage, since they look so damn cool. The owner of one of these would be the envy of Batfans the world over.

subaruwrxfan – Youtube channel that contains this footage and plenty more from the set of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.

Porsche Design P’6520 Compass Watch

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I’m a sucker for a good-looking watch, even more if it’s limited edition, and the P’6520 Compass Watch fits that bill nicely. Based on an original design created by Professor Ferdinand Porsche in 1978, the P’6520 is constructed from lightweight, Black-PVD coated titanium. In addition to its sleek, all-black look, the watch features a flip-up dial that reveals a removable compass, giving it a bit more functionality beyond just a timepiece. The sad news, it’s limited to just 911 pieces. Combine that with the cost of anything from Porsche Design brand and you’re looking at spending a pretty penny.

Hat Tip: http://www.acquiremag.com/style/watches/porsche-design-p6520-compass-w.php