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  • Donncha 10:46 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I finished the single player campaign of Halo Reach and it was very enjoyable. Ending was…. well, good actually. Bit sad though, but it’s unlocked now for coop play. Make sure you watch through the credits. It’s worth it.

    In other news, the lag monster attacked and destroyed a few games of Call of Duty WAW that myself, Mike and Conor had this evening. Sasben, hope the lag in MOH was better. Still, Mike and myself had one decent game of domination.

    Everyone, leave a comment encouraging Mike to do a commentary. He’s a beast of a player and I for one would love to see him make use of that new PVR he has! 🙂

     
    • Alex M. 11:53 pm on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Was there something at the end of the credits? I don’t remember anything. Hmm.

      • Donncha 12:38 pm on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, another level to play with a stark, brutal objective. I didn’t last long but the level is unlocked now so it could be fun in coop 🙂

        • Conor 9:01 am on October 15, 2010 Permalink

          Played a deathmatch no teams level afterwards with the MP40 and health instead of stopping power and got a K/D of 15/9, I’m definitely sticking with that for a bit. Also no-one was using their mike, which added a touch of class.

    • SasbenJr 12:21 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah mate, lag was fine in MoH… Sorry about the WaW invite, don;t have it on me for the PS3 anymore.

      Cheers!

    • getcrackin 4:56 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Mike! Do a commentary. 😉

  • Donncha 9:07 am on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    It was for a few games of Call of Duty WAW and Bad Company 2 that I switched on my PS3 last night. Mike joined me in a few coop games of the WAW campaign. It was a blast to play on hardened difficulty and all new to Mike as he hadn’t played the single player game at all.

    Next up we joined a few games of Bad Company 2. The BC2 community is definitely getting smaller. Most games were not filled. Games were tough, but we had fun despite the fact our team wasn’t the greatest in the world. Tye joined us shortly afterwards, and we were constantly awarded the best squad medal.

    Mike left before or during my last game which was a last tough one. We were defending on Arica harbour. Attackers used every trick possible to destroy the crates. They basically steamrolled through us until the end where we holed up. I smoked the area, and knocked the attackers down to about 11 tickets before the destroyed our last crate. We did well even if they did use C4.

     
    • Conor 4:24 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Since you’re playing the 360 so much I’m going to get the console this weekend, with halo reach. I’m sure once I explain it to sylvia (beg) that all the multiplayer action is happening now she’ll understand. Ah married life, you’ll kill us all.

    • Donncha 4:45 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Haha, it’s only that Halo is a new game, but I will be playing that with Paul, Tye, DOD, and whoever else is around because I’m starting to enjoy it.

      I’ll be buying Black Ops on PS3 though, and probably any other multi-format game will be on that console too. Keep that in mind before you say anything at home!

      Oh, also remember that you’ll need a Gold Xbox Live account that you have to pay for.. Don’t buy it directly from MS, you can get it vastly reduced if you search around! I bought mine last year for 31 Pounds Sterling. Must renew that in the next month or so …

    • Donncha 5:05 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      And I renewed it through the link I mentioned above. 38 Euro for 13 months vs 59 Euro if bought through the Xbox from MS. Nice saving 🙂

    • tyewebb 5:17 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That last game defending on Arica Harbor turned pretty epic at the last base, they were steamrolling our worthless team before that. I thought we were going to get them at the end there but the crate bashing got the best of us.

      • Donncha 6:01 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        After using the theatre in Reach I wish every FPS had it. That would have been awesome to watch from both sides, attackers as well as us defenders.

        Here’s hoping Black Ops Theatre will be good!

        • Conor 7:47 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink

          Over dinner before I could mention my purchase idea for the weekend Sylvia mentioned how she was looking forward to getting me that xbox for Xmas (or putting something towards it anyway), what the hell was I to say to that!!! I want it now, buy my socks or something! stupid holidays showing the true meaning of generously, which is patience!!
          hopefully you’ll still be up for a game then. Looking forward to playing you on COD as Medal of honor seems a bit of a cod (boomboom).

        • Donncha 8:22 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink

          LOL, when you do get it, make sure you order the Xbox Live Gold account before Christmas Day, just so you’ll be ready to frag all the noobs with their new toys! (and me coz I suck)

  • Donncha 2:44 pm on September 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Zombie Silliness 

    One of the highlights of COD World at War is the zombie mode. No screaming, singing teenagers! Video above is a bit NSFW but it’s funny. You have been warned! (via)

     
    • redd_dragons 1:48 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      haha “cover me I’m drinking”

    • Donncha 8:10 pm on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, some of what they say is hilarious. Some more zombie vids on his channel as well as those he was playing with 🙂

  • Donncha 8:59 pm on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Good game in the tank 

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    Hopped in a tank in COD WAW this evening and did rather well!

    Then into a game with mike and his pals against zombies and we kicked ass until level 10!

     
  • Donncha 7:13 am on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Smoke rocked the games of Bad Company 2 we played last night. David and I joined a game of rush and I was mostly assault, and smoking it up on defense and attack for most games and it paid off. We won every game played I think!

    On past experience I remembered running out of smoke grenades, even with an ammo box at my feet so I equipped the extra explosives perk giving 4 grenades. I was able to lay down a never ending barrage of smoke to protect us. We successfully defended on the first base on White Pass and Laguna Presa.

    The enemy were down to about 30 tickets on White Pass. They had blown the MCOM station on the ground and did some serious damage to the walls surrounding the upstairs one. We had clear line of sight out to the construction site, and of course our backs were exposed through the window behind us. Eventually, the enemy took out all the cover inside the room too, and did arm it a few times. We had a few medics on our team who did sterling work reviving me after a few 40mm grenade deaths. We didn’t have a wall, but we did have smoke, and because of it the attackers couldn’t see into the room. We successfully defended by the skin of our teeth. Thanks David, Wiid, Ogga and later Tye for some superb games.

    Oh, i’m 10 kills away from a platinum on my AN94. Wooh.

    Can’t say the same thing about World at War. The evenings seem to bring on the loudmouthed idiots. Screaming, shouting, playing music through the intermission. Each time I’ve played earlier in the day that has never happened. Perhaps the kids are still asleep or at school. So, for the next session of Call of Duty I’m going to use a Skype session if possible, or at the very least mute VOIP. If you play WAW with me DM me on Twitter and we’ll sort something out.

    We didn’t do so well at WAW team deathmatch. I read yesterday that Treyarch don’t try to match players of similar skills and I’d believe it.

    Check out David’s post about the night’s gameplay too!

    Update! David posted a great video of our attack and defence on White Pass. Like him, I was amazed when we won that game defending Alpha!

     
    • David Nicol 11:17 am on September 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m going to see if I can edit the attack and defense on White Pass in to one video as it was the first time I’d done both – and they were relatively short games.

      After you left, Sulley joined us and the winning continued through Atacama Desert, we quit out of Nelson Bay when some guys on our team started C4ing our own stations and finally on Arica Harbour we had a really long game where we were ultimately let down by the pussies on our team who would not push up to the final MComs. We armed them umpteen times only to get killed and disarmed while the rest of our team toasted their marshmallows.

      • redddragons 1:33 am on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a really cool idea, doing the attack/defense in one video.

  • Donncha 6:30 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Top of my team again! 

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    Top player on my team in WAW again. Not that it means much when you look at my kdr. Still fun!

     
    • TimoleagueDuck 6:32 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      nice going donnacha! wish i still had the game but no im in school.

      • Conor 1:11 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        You sold WAW to pay for school? Man you just love your eduction!!!

    • TimoleagueDuck 3:51 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeah i loved waw but i sold a good 10+ games to get some money for education purposes.
      i got over 200 euro 🙂

  • Donncha 10:47 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Doing alright in WAW 

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    I might as well be doing alright in some game. Got slaughtered in a few games of rush this evening.

    Sorry Conor, squad was full by the time you logged in! Thanks Mike, Wiid and the other silent reddit player. A squad of level 50 medics proved too much for us in the last game.
    Still, we beat them off in the previous game despite their use of c4 on the mcom stations and driving c4 laden quad bikes at them too. Cheap.

    It’s strange playing Bad Company 2 again after Call of Duty World at War. WAW is so much faster and arcade like. You have many more close encounters than you do in BC2. Running in BC2 is sedate in comparison.

     
    • Conor 11:27 am on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry I didn’t accept the invite straight away,I’d gotten 16 kills on the game I was playing and didn’t want to lose them. I joined your group on another team I think, when you left our side got slaughtered by 4 level 50’s who camped in the spawn points and blew us away before we could even run anywhere at each base. Next time I lose two bases so quickly I’m just going to quit, its a sign of frustration to come.

    • Donncha 11:47 am on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Ouch, so the same as before I left then? Grrr. Somehow my skill level went up after last night’s games. A sure sign I was playing against better players. Next time I’m inviting Mike into my game instead of squading up with him. He’s too good, and that affects the matchmaking!

  • Donncha 11:23 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Couple of games of WAW with Conor to start with and I had a few half decent games. Got a few double kills, and even earned the recon plane once. Lots of trash talking in the lobbies of course. If I’m playing it without anyone on my friends list I’m going to set the VOIP volume to 0 so I don’t have to hear all that crap.

    Top of the team!

    We followed that up with a coop campaign game, and were joined by 2 others. One of whom sounded like a 12 yro and kept saying, “follow me, I know where the ray gun is!” He got that ray gun of course.

    The MP40 with Juggernaut is a beast of a combination and I know I wasn’t the only one using it! The distinctive sound of that gun is easy to make out..

    Blur finally as David said they were trying to get some footage for Duck. We joined very late and I only had one game. Conor and I came last and second last. I really don’t think Blur is going to be part of my regular gaming.

    Great Bad Company 2 triple commentary by Cards, David and Colin on a game we played 2 weeks ago. What sets this triple commentary apart from others is that I was playing too!
    No, that’s not it. David’s editing of the video takes this format to a higher level. In other multi-video commentaries I’ve watched the producer will show the videos of all participants on the screen, one in each corner and I’m left wondering, “Who the hell do I watch? I’m not going to watch each little box! Watch this video 4 times? Screw that!” No, David zoomed in and out of his and Cards’ videos as action took place. It’s a simple trick but takes time to do well and he took that time. Nice work.

    PS. Cards says the most powerful class in WAW is the following:

    MP40
    magnum
    Bouncing Betties
    Juggernaut
    Steady Aim.

    Heed his warning never use it again once you get good at the game! 🙂

     
    • Conor 9:56 am on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wondering about the XP in co-op mode found this on the XP page in the call of duty Wiki

      “Remember that in Co-op ONLY the XP gained from Co-op challenges count for your level, the XP earned in the Co-op missions for kills or objectives do NOT count.”

      Also seriously thinking of doubling the broadband as I’m weary of getting kicked out of online games.

      • Conor 3:20 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Got the 7GB, going to a broadband test site tonight and tomorrow to make sure there is a difference. Shouldn’t get kicked out of blur again.

        • Donncha 3:29 pm on August 31, 2010 Permalink

          That was quick! You should see a difference, but the biggest thing that makes a difference is your ping. You can have all the bandwidth you might want but if your ping sucks the game will suck. Are you using your PS3 over a wireless or wired network?

        • Conor 11:29 am on September 1, 2010 Permalink

          Wireless to the modem, one story below, and them lines. Ping eh? doesn’t that improve with better broadband. Explain this to me without mentioning pigeons please.

        • Donncha 11:55 am on September 1, 2010 Permalink

          You should try to avoid wireless if you can, especially if the wireless router is far away from you. “Ping” is the time that a packet of data takes to go from your machine to another machine. Wireless will almost always have a slightly slower ping than a wired network. It’s usually a small difference but for gaming it’s huge.

          When I used my Xbox over a wireless network to downstairs it would take quite a while to join a game of Modern Warfare 2. When I hooked it up via one of those “network over powerline” plugs it was a wired connection and I joined games so much faster.

    • Mark 12:00 pm on September 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

  • Donncha 11:20 am on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! 

    As you may have guessed from the title we played the Zombie levels in COD World at War last night. David, Mike and myself were all noobs at the game mode but Tye explained how things like the magic box worked. We eventually lasted until round 12 in the last game I played with them. Getting overwhelmed with zombies at the end was quite an experience! Spectating was a blast though, especially watching over his shoulder as David ripped apart zombies!

    We played some other game modes earlier. Mike and myself played a game or two of domination on a sub base level and did fairly well. David logged in and then Tye joined us and we hopped into some deathmatch. Oh dear. We got plastered. Apart from the teenage boys practicing their soprano voices, players on the other team were obviously old hands at the game. They knew all the routes, some were armed with MP40s, they dominated us in every way unfortunately. What I’d like to know is why teenage boys are doing playing a videogame on a Saturday night? Billy no-mates?

    WAW has a neat cooperative mode where you can play the original levels from the game. While I was waiting for the other guys to show up I played that level in Berlin where you go into the underground. What’s more. Any XP you earn goes towards your online multiplayer leveling! I got to level 10 and unlocked the MP40. Apparently that’s the weapon of choice for all the try-hards as it’s overpowered. Yes, I’m sure I’ll use it too. 🙂

    Not to self. Read the Call of Duty Wiki. This is Juggernaut. I definitely saw the, “Juggernaut symbol (a plus sign in a red and white circle) will appear just below the crosshairs” when I was playing last night.

    PS. Here’s David’s post about the dire games we played. He has lots of valid points unfortunately.


    Pyropuncher on WAW. He says if he plays after 7pm he inevitably gets into a game hosted in the US. Unfortunately I rarely play anything before 7pm..

     
    • David Nicol 12:38 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Did you see you and Mike getting a shout out on Cards’ new W@W vid on his back up channel?

      I make a cameo right at the beginning when I go online.

    • Donncha 4:30 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, Cards left a comment linking to it. I recognised a moment in the game where I threw a flashbang into a building and he went diving in killing everyone! 🙂

    • tyewebb 8:01 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      If you ever want to play some of the campaign levels in co-op let me know, I’d be interested.

      • Donncha 9:26 pm on August 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That sounds like a great idea! You can select difficulty level so I chose medium last time but it was easy enough, err, except when your buddy revives you after you rush into a room full of nazis.. oops.

        • tyewebb 5:09 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink

          As long as its not veteran I’m fine with the difficulty. My veteran play through of WaW was one of the worst experiences ever but I had to do it to get those silly trophies. Hardened difficulty I find provides a good challenge but usually isn’t over the top.

        • Donncha 8:53 am on August 30, 2010 Permalink

          I played the MW2 campaign on veteran and got as far as the alleys of Favaila before giving up. I certainly don’t want to revisit that difficulty setting!

          I’d have sent a friend request to the guy I was playing with but he didn’t have a mic. He must have had a keyboard as he sent me a few messages in response to things I said. Definitely fun.

        • TimoleagueDuck 9:38 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink

          MW2 FAVELA is one hard mission but its the mission you feel so good after completing

  • Donncha 9:10 am on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    I had some good games of Call of Duty World at War last night with David, Mike and Cards. I bought the game earlier in the evening in HMV, trading in the Xbox version of it and COD4, and leaving with store credit of 4 Euro to boot!

    First things first, I had to change the controls to tactical. Too long playing Bad Company 2 I guess. Then I upped the sensitivity but pushed it down again, and finally, the brightness settings in the game are a bit low. Hang on, very low I meant. A lot of the core maps are gloomy and dark and seeing enemy soldiers can be difficult. Once I pumped the brightness up they became a lot easier to spot!

    I did reasonably well, in that I didn’t get slaughtered very often. Maybe I’m just good at hiding. I even got several double kills. One of those ironically when someone warning, “they’re bunched up together over there!” A second later two enemy soldiers came rushing through a doorway and I just had to keep the trigger squeezed to kill both.

    I didn’t notice much lag in the games, but there were occasions where I pumped an enemy full of lead and they just kept on running. Only after looking at the screenshots I posted here did I notice that my network meter was at 2 bars most of the time. The one time I had 3 bars I did much better!

    Beginner’s luck? Probably, but it was a blast.

    Cards uploaded a video of one of the games last night. That was mighty fast!

     
    • TimoleagueDuck 11:19 am on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeah it is a good game and yes you did pretty well. but tbh i sold it for a reason and that reason was that the online was laggy, everyone had the maps so you get kicked from every game. oh well

    • Cards 12:37 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yeah i had a good time playing with u guys, let’s do it again. For some reason..the host had some bad connections last nite. I had 2 bars most games but some I had 3. I posted my best game with u guys on my backup channel if u want to check it out.

    • Cards 12:38 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      here is the link if ur interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2drnLIl9Ew

      • Donncha 2:50 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, that was really fast! No hanging around with you, even got a commentary on it. I’ve got to check out more WAW videos.

        I’ll be getting COD4 around Sep 6th from Amazon, but I think WAW was my favourite of the COD series. Certainly for the single player game anyway.

    • TimoleagueDuck 3:38 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      CoD 4 !!! epic best online multiplayer game in COD series and equal to waw in story mode

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