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Friday, 11 November 2011


This week saw the much anticipated release of the latest addition to the call Of duty video game franchise, Modern Warfare 3. As with most video games nowadays, it offers a single player campaign/story mode (which i will get round to playing and reviewing at a later date) and the popular online multi player mode. 

In previous years COD multi player has had it's good and bad points, from annoying things like spawn tube kills (mainly in MW2), campers and snipers to pretty amazing kill streak rewards, weapon choices and game modes. Now in my opinion MW2 was possibly one of the best games ever made, whereas last years Black ops was potentially the worst, so i had no idea what to expect from MW3.

Launch day arrived however due to issues with Amazon and Royal mail my copy didn't arrive and i had to wait another 2 days for it, but when it finally did it was straight out the packaging and into my Xbox 360. Into the multi player screen i went and was faced with some familiar game modes like team death match, free for all, demolition and search and destroy, however i also saw a new one, Kill Confirmed (similar to TDM but with added task of collecting dog tags from kills for extra points and stopping enemy from getting theirs), and after 5 minutes of playing this, i was already feeling the love for the game, i tried the other game modes aswell and quickly built up my level, and moved onto hardcore modes which i prefer.
The MP maps are also pretty impressive with loads of hiding places for the campers/snipers and vantage points to get good views. My favourite map has to be Underground, set in and around  a war torn London underground station. 
But the main thing i like are the weapon choices, all new guns, like Scar-l, similar to Scar H but lighter in weight, and old favourites like the UMP and AK-47. there is also the return of a old favourite last seen in MW1 weapon,  alongside the usual frag, semtex, c4 and claymores, Bouncing Bettys are back, a motion sensored landmine which unlike claymores, cover a 360 degree angle.

New perks have also been introduced like Stalker where you can move faster while aiming, marksman which identifies enemy from longer ranges and quickdraw which gives you faster aiming.

New killstreak rewards have also been introduced, this time seperated into assault and support catagories, the best of the new assault rewards in my opinion are strafe un, which involes 5 attack helicopters doing a fly over taking out enemies as they go, and assault drone which is a radio controlled mini tank that the player controls.  Support packages include ballistic vest for the team and sam turrets which take out air attacks.

I could have went in depth with this review but there is so much to the game i would have been here all day, but to sum it up, MW3 is certainly a million times better than Black Ops, and has potential to be just as good if not better than MW2. Happy gaming

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


This years X-Factor in the UK has seen no shortage of newspaper headlines, however it's most controversial story has been due to the on and off screen antics of Frankie Cocozza. From his late night drinking binges, to shouting "fucking get in there" live on tv when he was saved from the public vote despite the fact many thought his singing was awfull, he seemed to dodge the preverbial bullet every time. That was untill this week when news broke via Twitter that he  had broken "A golden rule" and had left the show. Rumours were quick to circulate as to which rule he had broken, and it wasn't long before an official statement was released stating that he had been boasting about taking the drug cocaine, leaving some in shock, some calling it a typical X-Factor publicity stunt  while others were just glad to see the back of him.
However the question on eveyones lips was "who, if anybody would take his place?".  Campaigns began on Twitter to bring back boyband "The Risk" and solo act Johnny Robinson, however yesterday (9th nov) ITV announced that viewers would actually get the chance to pick from the 4 acts sent home in week 1 of the live shows. a move some including myself have said is wrong. I feel these acts and all others voted off since have had their chance at the live shows and therefore should not be given another. Instead they shuld have got those acts not picked from judges homes stage to be given another chance, but With Simon Cowell in charge i guess things were never going to be fair or indeed straight forward.
Whoever gets another chance, one thing is certain come the end of the series, like every other year, the only true winners will be ITV and of course Simon Cowell.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Remember remember the month of Movember

No it's not a typo, this is indeed Movember, where men grow a moustache for the entire month of November to raise awareness of mens health issues, and people help by donating or sponsoring you. 

The Movember Foundation has been staging events to promote mens health isssues since 2004, and has bases all around the world.

I myself will be taking part for the second year running, and this year i am part of Glasgow rangers football club's Movember Team. i will be posting pictures on my twitter feed http://twitter.com/Scotty_Mctweety

Of course i would love anybody reading this to actually put their hands in their pockets and sponsor me, and you can do just that by going here http://mobro.co/McBaldy all donations small or large are gratefully recieved and will be going to a good cause.