Monday, January 31, 2011

First Strike Available NOW!

Here is just a taste of with the new map pack brings into the game. I personally can't wait to get going on them. It also has a new Zombie map the is making the Nerd Nation go crazy. I hope you all get a chance to check them out!

All Things Gaming

A new blog where i will post videos write reviews, and discuss gaming topics. Everyone is welcome to add whatever opinons and content they like. @


The more I play Black Ops the the more I appreciate the submachine gun classes. The main advantage being that you are faster than the other players in the game. When I use smg's I like to rush the middle and keep the pressure one using killsteaks Counter- spy plane, Napalm and Mortars and the perk Hardine. If you have Hardline pro you can change your care package and usulally get some good stuff, so you can go with Care package instead of Napalm if you want. I also suggest this setup if you have a hard time earning kill streaks. I think the 2 best SMG's in the game are the Spectre and the AK74u. The Spectre paired with rapid fire will rival a shotgun at close range, and the AK74u has the longest effective distance of any other smg, making it one of the best mid range weapons in the game. Alot of people seem to like to put rapid fire on the AK74u, I personally think that it ruins the weapon by giving it too much recoil and basically taking away the mid- range potential. Now as always my load out suggestions and tactics differ on experience level. In order for you to get good at rushing you're going to die a lot. I takes a while to get your aim accurate whn you never stop moving so I suggest sensitivity no higher than 4 to start with. I change my SMG loadouts all the time according to game type, but on team death match and domination I suggest this Primary, AK74u w/ grip & extended mags, Secondary: anti-air, Grenades, Frags and flash, Equipment: Claymores, Perks: Hardline, Warlord , Marathon. Warlord pro gets you 1 more of each grenade so it works awesome on a class you want to be aggressive with. This is one of a few classes that i don't run a silencer so in place of that I run Counter-spy plane. If you get more than one person on a team running a set up like this you can really frustrate an enemy team Making the enemy team get frustrated will only get you easy kills and a high win percentage due to "rage quitters."  Using this class you will be subject to a lot of people trying to revenge kill you. Its easily countered by setting a claymore in the area of an enemy you killed. Also setting Claymores around objectives is a simple way to build up some extra kills keeping those Counter-spy planes in the air and allowing you to get into the enemy spawn undetected. If you have more experiance with the game I suggest Flak Jacket in place of Hardine, or jacking up your killstreaks if that kind of play id more your style.

Really experiment in the SMG classes. they are the most versatile weapons in the game and they can be molded for any combat situation. Using rapid fire for close engagements and grips for those reaching the outside of your range. I don't really like playing defensively with SMG's. It feels like they don't do as well as assault rifles taking on multiple enemies.

My next post will be finishing up with gun strategy and moving on to game types. Thanks guys, I'll talk to you soon.

Just wondering

If I started a game review blog, would you follow? If even one or two of you likes this idea I'm going to start doing it, so please let me know. Thanks :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

F1st doin work.

He doesn't take the same approach that I do but he is very good and has helped improve my game. That and its very entertaining, enjoy!


Black Ops is dominated by assault rifle and smg classes thanks to the absence of having a shot gun as a secondary weapon, and the quick scoping feature having having been nerfed. But there are some great maps and game types that will make the shotgun a weapon to be reckoned with if used the right way. Hanoi, Firing Range, Nuketown, Havanna, and Launch offer great close quarters opportunities for the shotgun to shine. Now when considering what loadout to choose with the shotgun is actually more open than you might think. This is my personal favorite though, Primary: Stakeout w/grip, Secondary: CZ275 w/extended mags, Lethal: frags, Tactical: flash, Euipment: Tactical insertion, Perks: Lightweight, SOH, and Marathon. I like having this set up because no matter what happens, I know i"m faster than most of the other players on either team which give me an advantage in two ways, 1st I can get to the choke points first giving me position on the other team from the begining frustrating them right of the bat. 2nd In one on one battles I can run faster around a player than he can spin. Most people only run a 3 or 4 sensitivity and you'll be able to get behind them easily in close combat situations. I like having a pistol with my shotgun classes because you have very limited ammunition in your mags and you may need to finish someone off or put someone down if you run into more than one enemy. The Tactical insertion enables you to keep up the pressure and generate more offense.

Now if you want to play defensively I think the best option is Primary: Spas 12 w/ suppressor, Secondary: CZ275, Grenades: Nova gas and frags, Equipment: Motion sensor or Claymore, Perks: Ghost, SOH, and Tactical mask. I suggest this if you are playing domination or headquarters because you play alot of defense and they will never know that your waiting for them. Use the claymore or motion sensor to watch your back, and the nova gas will hide your position and disorientate the enemy while you move in for the kill.

Now I'm not saying that the other shotguns are bad, I just prefer these two. The Stakeout has the longest leathal distance and the Spas has an 8 round mag. and can be suppressed. I'll be giving you a looking to rushing later on. Thanks guys!


So I was sitting here and I decided to go over some flanking. Flanking is my main attack in the game modes of Team Deathmatch, Domination, Demolition, and Search and Destroy. Its doesn't work as well in the other game modes in my opinion, but I'll go over that another time. For this my loadout usually consists of this. Prim ary: Famas W/suppressor, Secondary: anti-air (LAW or STRELLA) Lethal: Frag, Tactical: Flash, or Concussion (both work equally well) Perks: Ghost, SOH, Tacticle mask. With this loadout you will never appear on the enemy's mini map unless they have a black bird in the sky. With that, if you're careful, you get get behind them rather easily making for easy kill streaks and a higher KDR. Flanking is the easiest way to get better at this game.     At the begining of a match I usually go down the right hand side of the map. You will usually run into one or two enemy's on your way to their spawn so make sure you check your corners carefully. DO NOT SPRINT UNLESS YOU HAVE TO!!! It's a very easy way to get spotted by the other team and shot. So really only do it if you have to get across an open area. Flanking is a patient game that will reward you in time. One mistake I still make is chasing kills. Its hard to let some go but chasing them will usually bring you past the sight line of another player and killed. You have to let some go but there is almost always going to be a multi kill around one of the corners to make up for it. Use the tactical grenades when you come to building where there may be campers. Throw it around a corner and it'll tell you if someone is there, making for an easy kill. Both because you know where they are and now they are semi  incapacitated. Use the frags to throw at objectives or if you know where an enemy is. An theres nothing wrong with a Random toss every now and then either :p. I'm going to bed. Goodnight.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Ok, so I had the day off so you can guess what I've been doing. And of course you're right I've been playing codbo ALL DAY. And since i just had a bad round i decided to shut it off and share some things I learned while sniping today. First, there are only a few maps that i find that a sniper is a top weapon on. Grid, Array, WMD, Nuketown (although small, it has some really great sight lines) and radiation.(of course this will change in 2 days with the "First Strike" map pack coming out then and i will add to this when I get a chance to play the maps a little. I tried all of the sniper rifles today in several different maps in several different situations, and found two things right away. The Dragunov is worthless, unless you hit them at the top of the chest or in the head it will take 2 shots to take down an enemy. The WA2000 is better, but if you're just getting started i sugggest you wait until you unlock the L96AW, or the PSG1. And though the L96AW is a bolt action, you will rarely need more than one shot to kill someone. The PSG1 is by far the best in my opinion and i think that most will agree. My load out suggestions will differ for people new to the game, and others might just want to try it if they haven't yet. I highly suggest that you wait until you have unlocked the PSG1 if you're newer to Black Ops. There is no "quick scoping" in this game and the semi-automatic feature will help greatly with just getting used to having to hard scope all the time. Now before I get a head of myself, I should tell you that equipping anti-air in your load out is a bad idea. Get a pistol, you need it for close combat gunfights when you are fighting your way to your position. I suggest the CZ275 with extended mags, its powerful and has a 18 round magazine so you will be able to put an enemy down pretty easily. And although the fully auto attchment seems at first to be the best option, you lose both power and potential fire rate with it. So for noobs, I suggest this for your load out, Primary: PSG1, Secondary: CZ275, Equipment: motion sensor, Leathal grenades: Tomahawk, Tactical grenade: Decoy, Perks: Ghost, Scout, and Ninja. Make sure that you DO NOT put attachments on the sniper rifles. No matter what you put on them they will lose power and basically that takes away the only advantage of being a sniper. You want 1 shot one kill, the more time you spend shooting at one guy the more likely you will be spotted and killed by someone else. Normally i use claymores almost exclusively, but while sniping you will want to know whats going on around you so the motion sensor is by far the best choice. Set it up by an entrance of a building that you can't see from you're position. Because then you will always be ready if someone is coming up behind you. Ninja is for the same purpose. It makes it so your character doesn't make noise when on the move making it easier to detect enemys close by.  Decoy grenades I think is self explanitory, use them to bait your enemy's. And the tomahawk can bail you out in a close combat situation.I highly suggest getting Ninja Pro if you are going to continue sniping because then apart from you not making noise the enemy's are much louder and thus, easier to detect. Now although ghost keeps you of the radar but you will be seen when you fire so don't stay in one place to long. People will come quickly when the find out where you are. The loadout i suggest for intermediate players, replace scout with SOH, if you don't need the extra few seconds of holding you breath, being able to reload faster is almost always the difference between life and death. I'm sorry this post got a little long I'll try to keep them shorter from now on. Unless you guys tell me different that it is :). I hope you find this information useful and please ask any questions if you have them

Some basics

Its been a long time coming but i finally have a way to share my knowledge of games with the masses ;). I've been into video games for a long time, even before it was "socially acceptable" for girls to be gamers. So now I've decided to at least do my best to post strategy's and thing that work for me in CODBO. We"ll get to other games when i get sick of this one for now. First, camping in this game will get you killed, so you have to stay on the move. And although you must stay on the move, sprinting is a bad idea. Alot of the maps are pretty small and there ALWAYS seems to be someone around the next corner. Try to play with at least a few friends and use teamwork to empty buildings and capture objectives. Being able to communicate with your teammates is essential in this game. So don't be afraid to constantly tell your team where you are and if there are enemy's in the vicinity. My main loadout consists of Ghost, SOH, and Tactical mask for perks and then a FAMAS or GALIL for my primary and anti air such as the LAW or STRELLA for my secondary, Frags, flash, (although i suggest concussion tactical grenades for people new to the game) , and claymores for my equipment. If the claymores don't work for you, then i suggest a motion sensor to watch you back. When I'm not using Ghost I use Flak Jacket, which will prevent those annoying ass RC-XD's  and claymores from killing you. For right now I'm going to test out some sniper stuff, and get back on here tonight or tomorrow to share some of that stuff with you. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments, I'm more than happy to help in any way I can