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Bob’s at it again

Friday, March 16th, 2012

This guy is almost clever enough to make us believe he’s been hangin’ around with us. Not quite, but close. UTR previousl reported that Bob Riggle was doing some bad ass spokesmanning (we just made that up, deal with it). He’s actually done more than one Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 video. Here’s another. Yeah, i’s been a while and maybe you’ve seen it. So f-in what? Watch it again.


Tactical Fanboy: A Resounding Call for Call of Duty Elite










Now, did you know he was the guy who killed Bin Laden? You should. That’s a pretty significant achievement.

How do you get this party started? Elite!

How do you kick more ass? Elite!

How do you get more UUUHH? Elite!

How do you get more swagger in your wager? Elite!

How do you piss off a terrorist? Elite!

How do you break up withy our fiancée? Elite!

How do you disappoint your mom? Elite!

How do you confuse your dad? Elite!

What rhymes with dead meat? Elite!

Wanna learn more about Bob Riggle, or just drop him a line and tell him he oughta do an interview with the Swingin’ Dick Kilgore and Slim? Check out his website. Riggle’s a Light Colonel, USMC, who served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He earned the Combat Action Ribbon and has several unconfirmed hippie kills. He wants to chill with us, he just don’t know it yet.

One other thing: we’ve told those of you who aren’t hippies, sissies, fans of Olberman or horny for Joy Behar to join us on Facebook (especially if you pull a trigger for a living). Some of you haven’t done so yet. That’s your prerogative, but here’s some food for thought. We saw this assclown stealing from a blue-hair in a Korean War hat last week, and read his tattoo.

You can see what we thought of it. Wanna reconsider your reluctance to join us? (Notice we used a cheap knife and not one of the ones Darrel Ralph made us. See, we’re like walking metaphors for smart badassery. Living icons of the thinking man’s slaughter…and nearly as humble as we are good looking.)

More to follow. We’re off to help Ron Jeremy and Jack Murphy with a how-to video (separate videos, in case you’re worried, not all at once).

“The Modern Warfare Experience”

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

G4S ITI along with Living Social will be hosting The Modern Warfare Experience. They advise, “This experience gives you a unique look at how our countries finest “War Fighters” are trained.” Enrollment begins March 13 @ 0500.


Hat tip to Laura Burgess Marketing.

Bosnian Bad Ass

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

There are a number of real bad-asses in the world. John CreasyBarney Ross, any graduate of HoTacRichard Kilgore, Jake Call, Omar Anoke  and….

Nedzad Klicic.

Not sure what is better in this thing…the soundtrack or the dual-wielding. You might be surprised that he’s a big fan of first person shooter games like Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.


Sadly, the police in his native Bosnia didn’t much care for his training videos.

Tactical Fanboy: Bosnian Bad ass right after a deadly knife throw.

Tactical Fanboy: Bosnian Bad Ass dual wielding automatic weapons.

The next incarnation of Modern Warfare 3, or DLC?

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Note: it’s just a joke, but it’s a very elaborate and well done fan spoof.

Read the story of Modern Warfare: Call of Duty SWAT on BOLO Report.

Call of Duty Police Warfare, via BOLO Report

Morale Patches: When do we get this one?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

As more than one of our readership has pointed out, this patch (from Bob Riggle’s rousing speech for ELITE) would be pretty popular if it was widely available. When will someone be making this?

Oh, and Lt. Col. Riggle, hat tip to you for your anti-hippie stance. God bless you.

Tactical Fanboy: Check the Modern Marfare 3 morale patch.

The Bitch Slaps: Don’t Get Slapped

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Nice little speech about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3’s ELITE…”cuz noobs poo in their pants.”

Hat tip to Under the Radar.

SHOT Media Range Day – EOTech

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012


Two new products on display at EOTech’s booth attracted my Fanboyish tendencies. The first was the MW3 Holographic Hybrid Sight II. The MW3 sight is composed of the EXPS2-2 holographic sight with 2-dot reticle combined with the G33.STS magnifier. The MW3 logo is clearly displayed on the side of the EXPS2-2. Like other kits in the Hybrid Sight family, the Quick Switch to Side (STS) mount allows the operator to disengage the magnifier with a simple lever flip, then snap it back into place as needed.



The other product is the XPS2-Z Zombie Stopper Holographic Weapon Sight. The main feature that differentiates this sight from the standard XPS2 is the use of a biohazard symbol as the target reticle, which features a 65 MOA ring with a 1 MOA aiming dot. The reticle is also displayed on the top of the sight in white instead of red. Additionally, the final product will feature a stylized Zombie Stopper logo on the side of the sight. At the very least, it’s a relatively unique concept; no other company, to my knowledge, has done a zombie themed reflex sight with a biohazard reticle before. It’ll be available in April of this year with an MSRP of $559.


Holographic Hybrid Sights Offered by EOTech

Monday, January 9th, 2012

You know the EOtech sights you’re using in MW3? (They’re the “Holographic Hybrid Sights, or HHS kits.) You can, of course, get them in real life, and you can get extended range from their G33 magnifier. The HHS with G33 will, according to EOTech, allow accurate shooting from 0 to 500 meters, using the G33 “Quick Switch to Side” magnifier mount.

There are two kinds of kits. One (the HHS1) is for use with nightvision (EXPS3-4 HWS) and has a 4 dot reticle for shooting 0-300, 400, 500 and 600m. The other one (HHS2) has a non NVG compatible sight with 2 dot reticle for CQB “fast action” targeting.

Both come with a quick detach base that’s designed to return the optic to zero after mounting it back to the same rail location (to within 2 MOA). Both have operating buttons on the side, so you can use it with other rail mounted furniture.

They’ll be available this Spring and will run $1,000 to $1,225.  You can check out more on the EOTech website.

EOTech and magnifier

EOTech and magnifier

Sandman: Modern Warfare 3

Friday, January 6th, 2012

We can neither confirm nor deny whether Dalton Fury based the Modern Warfare 3 Sandman character on Richard “Swingin’ Dick” Kilgore, though no one who knows them both can deny that William Fichtner sounds a lot like Swingin’ Dick. (Fichtner was the voice of Sandman in the game, if you didn’t know.)

Games, like movies, have some great one-liners and scenes. Just to satisfy TFB’s curiosity, what are your favorites from MW3?

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3. Many people aren't aware that he was actually on leave and playing quarters with cheap beer alongside Richard Kilgore the night before he was tasked with Operation Kingfisher.




Here’s a bonus pic: Lego Sandman.

Fan art: Lego Sandman

Fan art: Lego "Sandman"













So anyway, there’s like 40,000+ lines in the game. Any of them seem particularly cool to you?

X-Box Shoot ’em up flashmob?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This. Is. Awesome.

MW3 Endowment Supports the Military

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011


Santa Monica, CA – December 2, 2011 -Today, Call of Duty® fans have another opportunity to aid real-world warriors. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), has announced that proceeds from the sale of all Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 avatars on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft between December 2 and December 16 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that helps Armed Forces veterans transition back to civilian life, find work and establish careers.


Kolt Kit Bag Giveaway II

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

As you may recall from previous posts, author Dalton Fury has a novel coming out in January.  He did a pretty awesome swag giveaway for Thanksgiving…now he’s doing one for New Year’s. Yesterday’s was $1200 worth of kit that Delta operator Kolt “Racer” Raynor (the protagonist of Black Site) runs with in the book.  Much of the kit was provided by Uber Group and Black Palm Syndicate. Apparently the new prize is still under construction (or classified) so they have released details, but you can probably expect with a high degree of confidence that it will be damn cool. As before you, you need to preorder the book and then post the book vendor you used, date of purchase, etc. on the contest facebook page.  (Note: if you entered the ARC Drawing or first Kolt Kit Bag Giveaway you are auto-entered in the New Year’s Eve drawing; buying another copy will increase your chances.) Though a large number of people were invited to the contest, the Facebook rules apparently didn’t allow for as many as DF (who by the way was an adviser for Modern Warfare 3) would have liked, so he’s asking everyone to spread the word.

Check it out. If you happen to register, let ’em know Tactical Fanboy sent ya, would you?

Oh, and by the way: have you seen this interview?

Tactical Facepalm

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Doesn’t matter how good you are. How smooth, how well rehearsed, how fast your mag changes are or how far you can throw the frag. Your mental acuity under stress can be awesome, your ability to analyze a emergent threat within the context of any particular operating environment or condition. You can ninja your way through the chokepoints assaulting the Grand Bazaar like it’s cool, and nothing comes near you. You can clear Interchange by yourself with one revolver, two pocket knives and bottle of moisturizing lotion.

Doesn’t matter how good you are. Sometimes you bollock it up. Sometimes some jackass kills Soap and ruins the game for you. Sometimes you need…the tactical facepalm.

MW3…a Different Sort of Review

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

“I want to see MW4 come out with a battlefield that’s 85% civilian, with 50% of those supplying the enemy with ammo and warning them when you get close. Also, shooting any vehicle, damaging any building or killing any civilian erases all your saved games and makes you start from scratch. Lastly, your loading screens are newscasts from home about how meaningless the next mission is and you have superiors second-guessing your every bullet in the After Action summary. Oh, and remove the tac-knife completely. Now that would be a wargame.” Luke B.

Read more of the Mad Duo’s article about MW3’s multiplayer play on Under the Radar.

Also, if you haven’t seen it, check out the Mountain Dew MW3 commercial.

Modern Warfare 3 Breaking Sales Records

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Despite widespread conversation that the new Battlefield 3 was superior to the new Modern Warfare 3 (this isn’t to open up an argument, just going with the preponderance of input we’ve received), Activision Publishing announced on Friday that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has set an all-time sales record. How much? An estimated 6.5 million copies sold in North America and the United Kingdom alone. It also registered more than $400 million in sales. This is the third consecutive day-one launch record for the company, following the releases of Call of Duty: Black Ops ($360 million) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ($310 million). Read on for more.

MultiCam In Call Of Duty And Battlefield

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

MultiCam has gained more prominence in the entertainment industry, being featured in recent movies, tv shows, and video games. Here’s a few examples of some high profile games that have featured MultiCam in some capacity.

The first instance in the CoD series featuring MultiCam starts at Modern Warfare 2. Though not directly mentioned, it seems like members of the multinational Special Forces group Task Force 141 featured in the campaign and Multiplayer are wearing a MultiCam variant that makes up the coloring of their kit and pants.

Modern Warfare 3 is one of the few games that feature MultiCam by name. If you’ve played MW3, or watched any videos online, then it’s likely you’ve noticed that Metal Team, the campaign’s resident Delta operators, are decked out in MultiCam battle uniforms, as are the Delta multiplayer models. It’s also an unlockable weapon’s skin that can be used on all the game’s primaries.

Finally, Battlefield 3 has MultiCam as worn by the Marine EOD operator in your squad in Single Player. It’s also an unlockable multiplayer skin as ‘Paratrooper’ camo (pause at 0:47).

Metal Team: MW3’s Delta Assaulters

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Grinch, Truck, Frost and Sandman. According to Dalton Fury (who should know), the beepers have gone off again. Modern Warfare 3’s Delta Assaulters this time around are Metal Team. Stand by for further as it becomes available. (If you haven’t checked out the new Black Site book by DF, you prob’ly oughta.)

MW3's Assault Team

New Modern Warfare Live Trailer: n00b vs. Vet

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

This has got to resonate with some salty dawgs out there. Whether you’re an NCO or maybe a crusty old member of the tac team…this is going to make you sniff, touch your cheek and think…I remember those snot-nosed little fellers…they turned out all right. Likin’ the actors too.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Launch Trailer

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

The most anticipated game in history? Very much debatable. Does it look awesome? Hell yeah! After all, it is World War 3 we’re dealing with.

CoD: MW3 drops November 8th, 2011.

Modern Warfare 3 Wrangler

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

For the second year in a row, Jeep and Activision have partnered up to bring the masses a limited edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon based on the Call of Duty series. Available in two and four door models, the MW3 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes in Black or Bright Silver Metallic and features MW3 graphics, 32-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires, spare tire cover with a unique special elite logo and a large assortment of Mopar® accessories including: a Performance Parts Kit (Warn® Winch, 2-inch Lift Kit, and Classic 5-hole wheels in Black), a power-dome hood, front and rear bumpers, rock rails and a satin black fuel filler door. It’s cool and all, but honestly, does anyone actually buy these things?

It’ll be available this Fall from Jeep, most likely in November along with MW3 itself.


MW3 Multiplayer Reveal

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Call of Duty XP started yesterday, and the event began with this reveal trailer for MW3. While I’ve been disillusioned by CoD games because of the multiplayer reveal trailers before (Black Ops before, you know, it actually came out looked amazing), this one impressed me quite a bit. A small* amount of graphical polish coupled with a somewhat reworked perks and killstreak system are what interested me the most, although seeing the MultiCam clad Delta members and explosive action was a nice bonus. Also, the XM25.

Trailer not doing it for you? Footage from the MW3 beta currently running at XP is showing up on YouTube, if you’re interested in a more ‘personal’ look at how the gameplay is.

*It’s still running on a modified version of the outdated id Tech 3 engine, IW 5.0. Really, the lighting and audio are the most substantial boosts the engine received this year.

Call Of Duty XP – Zipline Safety

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I love how Activision feels it appropriate to release a video on ziplines at the Call of Duty XP event, considering the majority won’t be attending in the first place. At least they got Jen Taylor (best known for her role as Cortana in the Halo franchise) to voice the safety procedures. The history of ziplines in the CoD series is a nice touch.

Call of Duty XP is an event taking place September 2nd & 3rd in Los Angeles, California. Besides the MW3 multiplayer reveal, there will also be a $1 Million CoD tournament and other live events.


Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Mode Trailer

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Gears of War calls it Horde, Halo calls it Firefight, and Treyarch developed CoD games gave it a unique twist by introducing zombies, but whatever you call it ‘Survival Mode’ is a staple of the modern gaming experience, especially in the FPS market. Now, an Infinity Ward developed CoD title is getting the treatment, and they’ve put own unique features to try and make it their own. For starters, you earn cash for kills that can be put towards new weapons, ammunition, perks and airdrops/assists. AI-controlled Delta Squad, anyone? Along with this, later rounds introduce suicide soldiers and dogs, who explode the C4 strapped to their person if they get too close to the player or are killed, and the Juggernauts, characters featured in MW2’s Spec-Ops mode who wore EOD suits, toted LMGs and took a lot of punishment before they finally died.

Besides showing off the features of the new mode, several new weapons and attachments were also revealed, including the red dot sight used in CoD4 along with the MW2 variant (maybe they’ll be selectable based on preference, like the rds/holo/reflex in games past?), another long range scope attachment (or that could just be the Remington RSASS; went by a bit too fast to tell) and several new weapons: if you pause around 0:38-0:40 you’ll notice the USAS 10 (a South Korean made automatic shotgun with a detachable box magazine, featured in Bad Company 2), M16A4 and M60E4 are included in the game. In addition, the Remington ACR is chambered in this game for 6.8 mm Remington SPC instead of 5.56, at least that’s what the in-game name ‘ACR 6.8’ seems to imply.

MW3 drops November 8th, 2011

MW3 Rant Time

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Yes, we all knew this was coming.

It’s time to play a really great drinking game callled ‘Spot The Inaccuracies’! It’s quite simple really: watch the vid, and every time you spot something inaccurate (compared to reality) with this demo of MW3, take a shot of your favorite brain-killing alcohol! The best part is it doesn’t take the entire vid to get drunk off your ass, just every damn firearm featured. To be a bit easier on all those involved, let’s ignore how painfully unlikely a Russian invasion would be, and just stick with stuff like:

– Why is Delta doing this mission? An operation like this would most likely be handled by DEVGRU.
– Why are Delta operatives using the MP5? They stopped using that years ago! The HK416 called, it’s feeling unappreciated.
– Are those dummkopfs at Infinity Ward, and Sledgehammer Games, still calling the AKS-74U the AK-74U? The later doesn’t exist! It’s just one more letter, dammit! Fix that ****! Also, it’s a carbine, not an SMG, so take 2 shots.
– Speaking of which, why are the Russians using P90s?
– Whatever else you can find. Might be a wee bit inebriated by this point…

Basically, they crapped on the guns again. Big surprise. Even without a full weapons list I already have enough ammunition to complain until release day. Still, there’s a good 6 months or so before the game is released. Maybe we’ll see some unexpected changes, but I highly doubt it. I still be buying this game, though. For all its faults, MW3 looks like a decent source of mindless action.

Modern Warfare 3 drops November 8th, 2011 for all major consoles and PC.

Call Of Duty Elite

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Introducing Call of Duty Elite, an innovative new online service that significantly enhances the Call of Duty franchise’s multiplayer experience delivering a new level of social engagement to players worldwide. Connect. Compete. Improve.

Honestly, I see both positives and negatives with this service. The positives: stat tracking, detailed weapons bios, clan formation, leagues and operations, the program guide, expanded theater, and being able to potentially access it from my iPad and other mobile devices. It all looks pretty sweet. The negative: having to pay for additional services. That ain’t sweet. At least there’s the tiniest peak at MW3 at the end of the video. And hey, they’re offering a chance to get into the closed beta for the service right now, so go and sign up.

Call of Duty Elite