Dancing with Zombies

Fun with zombies in Black Ops last night. Sulley, Redd Dragons, Duck and myself played zombies and had a little fun with a solitary zombie while we decided what to do for the next round.

COD Black Ops Updated

Good news today! Black Ops has been updated! Lots and lots of fixes in this patch but one I’m really excited about is one right at the end:

Additional fine-tuning of audio levels and ranges for footsteps and gunfire

Maybe now I’ll be able to hear the baddies in my headphones and Ninja will be useful. (Thanks Mike for the heads up on the update!)

(And please DICE staff, if you’re reading this. We’re still looking forward to the next installment of BfBC2 expansions. BLOPS is simply a stop gap until map pack 7 and the Vietnam expansion are released!)

Update (2010-11-18) The post linked above has been updated with 2 very important changes:

Improvements to the spawn system to resolve an issue where negative spawn influencers from specific game events were not always being deleted after the danger had cleared – in some matches, this was causing good spawns to be erroneously flagged by the game as bad spawns, which in turn forced actual bad spawns to get selected later in the match
Experimental slight reduction in knife lunge range – this is a trial change

Have you noticed these changes?

Black Ops TDM: Jungle

I went 17-6 in a game of team deathmatch on Jungle yesterday evening. One of the very few multiplayer games where I went positive but then I’ve only played against human player a handful of times so far.

Catching Boosters in Black Ops

Yes, another Red Dragon (the other one) video, this time showing a booster idiot in the Call of Duty Black Ops leaderboards. siebs12 is the offending player so if you play on Xbox please report him.

Sad, nasty lag switch cheater.

Black Ops: How the other side play

It’s should be obvious to everyone but in Theater mode in Call of Duty Black Ops you can view the recent games of both friends and strangers alike. That means you can head over to the top players lists for any particular game type, view their gamercard and view their games.

Here’s a useful grenade throw from Havana I found by viewing a recent game. By luck I started viewing the game from an enemy player’s perspective and saw him kill getcrackin with a vehicle explosion. Ouch eh?

I think it takes a few days for games to appear in the recent games list, and/or it’s a buggy POS, but I tried finding the Nuketown game I played 2 nights ago but it wasn’t there. I wanted to see how that ballistic knife wielding barstool played. I’ll check later again.

Interesting evening of Black Ops gamepla…

Interesting evening of Black Ops gameplay last night. I joined Duck, Garnz and Tye in a game of Zombies. Apparently I was Castro and everyone got a kick out of seeing me dive to prone. We also played Dead Ops Arcade too which was fun, before finally settling into some games of Battlefield Training.
The DCRUColin bot proved too much for some of us, but the Sasben bot was my pick of the AI players!

Note to self: when one’s team gets slau…

Note to self: when one’s team gets slaughtered in a game of Call of Duty Black Ops TDM, BACK OUT OF THE LOBBY. Just because it’s a new game doesn’t mean the other team will suddenly grow old and their God-like reactions will suddenly disappear.

Still, I went positive in one game on Radiation and that was fun. Thank Duck, Conor, Nick and Mike for playing!


Watch me get killed over and and over, and occasionally kill enemy players in this game of Bad C Call of Duty Bad Company Black Ops. I’m so used to playing Bad Company it’s second nature to write it!

Anyway, this was my 3rd game of Black Ops. In my very first game I managed 1 kill and died several times, second game on Havana was a blast and I did a bit better, and here I did ok, not brilliantly, but ok.
In a recent video Colin bemoaned the fact that he was getting a low 2+ KDR in the game and I wonder what good games are like for him! When I go positive I break out the Champagne!

Thanks Mike for playing, and wish I’d known that was really you in the earlier combat training game!

Next video will be Bad Company 2, and I have lots more footage and great clips to post from that!