Posts Tagged ‘Black Ops’
Geeky Gadget Review: Turtle Beach EarForce Tango Headset
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 05:30 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 23 January 2013 05:30
I don’t always game with a headset but when I do, I don’t like being restricted by wires. Last year my quest to become untethered while gaming led me to Turtle Beach Earforce Delta. Little did I know having the freedom of no wires would bring about another burden, battery addiction. The Turtle Beach wireless headset is powered by two AA batteries and I found myself forking over a small fortune for the tiny power givers that also seemingly gave out in the most inopportune moments, for instance during a heated MP match.
Turtle Beach obviously realized their mistake of not making the headsets chargeable and have recently introduced models with built-in batteries that can be charged during gameplay if needed. Sure I didn’t need a new headset but I could not resist the lure of the TurtleBeach EarForce Tango. So when Amazon recently discounted them I couldn’t resist spending my holiday gift cards and cash on the Call Of Duty themed rechargeable wireless headset. In the long run I will be saving since I no longer have to buy batteries, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself to justify the purchase.
The Tango headset sports a lovely black and orange color pattern matching the Black Ops theme its branded with. Even if you are not a fan of Call Of Duty, these babies look amazing. They boast 5.1 surround capabilities which at first I thought might be a downgrade from the 7.1 the Deltas had. However for gaming I actually think the 5.1 is better as the surround sounds much closer and encompassing which works well when listening for enemy footsteps in multiplayer. The headset ships with 8 pre-set sound configurations designed for optimal Black Ops 2 sound enjoyment but with the advanced sound editor you can customize new ones. It’s even possible to upload your own configurations so that others in the Turtle Beach community can also use them. The chat function is also open for customization and with the touch of a button it’s possible to make your voice sound like a robot. That’s a feature I’m tempted to try out when gaming with immature randoms who think a girls place is not in gaming. Read more: Geeky Gadget Review: Turtle Beach EarForce Tango Headset
Black Ops II drops a massive Care Package for collectors to spend massive cash on! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 02:23 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:00
The unveiling of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II MEGASUPERGIGANTISIZED Care Package Collector’s Edition might force die-hard fans to pick up a couple extra jobs before November. Clocking in at a whopping $179.99 (!), the Care Package Edition is a fanboy’s wet dream filled with enough goodies to keep gamers drooling until the inevitable sequel hits shelves.
The centerpiece of the collection is the full functional MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone. Fully functionahl but not life-sized folks. It comes with a remote control so geeks can zip past enemy cats, spy on sunbathing neighbors and cause general nuisance. Much better than the RC-XD from the Black Ops Prestige version, right?
Besides the Drone, the Care Package comes along with a double dose of Avatar add-ons (Xbox 360) or Dynamic Themes (PS3), the Nuketown 2025 and Nuketown Zombies maps, the soundtrack with the Trent Reznor powered theme, a multiplayer weapon camo skin, two player card backgrounds, Limited Edition Challenge Coins and a slick looking double-sided steelbook case. All that will be packed inside an actual care package case! Holy crazy collector’s editions!
Nuketown 2025 Infected With Zombies
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:40 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:40
Many details about Black Ops 2 have been released since it’s reveal earlier this year but very little has been said about zombies aside from the fact it will be included. The past few days have seen some teaser photos released by Treyarch that seemed to point to zombies. An official tweet from COD stated “there goes the neighborhood” and the above picture that revealed Nuketown has been overrun by the zombies. As you probably know zombies has been a staple of COD games developed by Treyarch. It’s not yet known if Nuketown Zombies is the multiplayer map promised with all Black Ops 2 pre-orders or if the bonus is just an additional map for the regular multiplayer modes.
In all honesty I think Nuketown Zombies would do more for prompting pre-orders than a standard multiplayer map of a rehashed fan favorite from the first Black Ops. I know some people who only buy Treyarch Call Of Duty games for Zombies. I haven’t given up on the COD franchise yet and Nuketown Zombies makes me very happy. To this day my favorite zombie map has been the original Nacht der Untoten that was initially available upon your first play through of World At War. I liked that it was small and simple, making it very easy to hold back hordes of the nazi zombies. I also loved Nuketown for its size and simplicity so the meeting of the two has got me pretty excited. I know many of you geeks out there have given up on COD but Black Ops 2 has me intrigued enough to pre-order. Black Ops 2 will be unleashed on November 11, 2012. Read more: Nuketown 2025 Infected With Zombies
2012- The Year of the Shooter? Let’s hope not!
Last Updated on Thursday, 3 May 2012 02:21 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 3 May 2012 07:00
This year is shaping up to be a great one for video games. Mass Effect 3 blew everyone away (despite its ending) and it seems everyone else has been left dead in the water. But what does the rest of this year hold? It would seem a lot of dead terrorists. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has slowly but steadily been gaining people’s attention with its futuristic technology and strong emphasis on squad work. It’s due to be released on the 15th June. Another contender is the new Medal of Honor game War Fighter which follows an over used story line of terrorists versus America. And of course we have Black Ops II which was announced on 1st May
Black Ops II looks like a fresh re imagining of the Call of Duty franchise, set in a future full of robotic weapons of destruction and unmanned armies. However it does not take a genius to realise that Black Ops II is not a graphically stunning game, the global product manager at EA tweeted ”Poor #blackops2 you look tired, you should take a year off and rest.”. Another rusty looking shooter coming out this year is Spec Ops: The Line. Spec Ops the what? I hear you say. This is another shooter, although with an interesting twist, but looks rather unremarkable.