TmarTn has found amazing success on YouTube, creating one of the largest and most successful gaming channels around. This has led him to be involved in many exciting things including assisting with the creation of the official Brady Games strategy guide for Black Ops 2, and just a few weeks ago, VIP treatment in Los Angeles for the official Battlefield 4 reveal event with Electronic Arts.
This month we’ve teamed up with TmarTn to commemorate his milestone of 1-million YouTube subscribers and we want you to help us celebrate! And since 1 million subscribers on YouTube is kind of a big deal, we think it deserves an epic giveaway. So, we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on limited edition custom TmarTn talking bobbleheads (pictured above), TmarTn commemorative stickers, hard to get KontrolFreek t-shirts and TmarTn signed FPS Freeks. It’s a TmarTaganza!!! To find out how to get all of the Team TmarTn gear, watch the video for more details or just ENTER NOW!
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Tags: How do you Freek? HDYF , winners , kontrolfreek winners , pro gamers
Categories: KontrolFreek , Pro Gamers , Opinion , Call of duty , Battlefield , Halo Reach , Affiliates , Giveaway , FreekNation , CQC , Modern Warfare 3
Tonight is the night! Starting at 10PM EST, we’re giving you an exclusive opportunity to spend some quality time with Mrs Violence.
If you’ve never heard of Kelly “Mrs Violence” Kelley, check your pulse—‘cause you’re probably dead. Kelly’s been dominating video games in a boy’s world for as long as she’s been playing. Not only is she a reality TV star—appearing in the first season of WCG Ultimate Gamer and The Controller: Battlefield 3—she’s also one of the top placing female FPS pro gamers in the world.
To tune-in all you need to do is click here and watch.
If you’d like to join the conversation and ask Kelly a question— follow us on Twitter and Tweet your question to @KontrolFreek using the #KFLive hashtag. We’ll be filtering your questions and only asking her the best ones. If your question is used on the air you’ll be entered to win a prize—so make it good!
Optional: If you’d like to take the experience one step further you can use TweetGrid and set #KFLive as the hashtag and @KontrolFreek as the host.
Special thanks to the great people over at Battlefieldo and Don’t Revive Me Bro for the extra prize and community support! See you tonight!
Tags: Kelly Kelley , Mrs Violence , Gamer girl , Pro gamer , The Controller , Battlefield 3
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To celebrate our best-selling product of all time retiring from service we knew we had to do something extra special.
So, we decided to send one lucky fan to Call of Duty XP 2012!
Before we announce the winner, we’d like to thank all of you FPS Freek Prestige fans for your support through the years. We love our fans and hope to bring you more big giveaways like this in the near future.
The winner of the CoD XP 2012 trip is Daniel Kvaley! We’ll be contacting you via the email address you provided very soon. There are very few FPS Freek Prestige’s left in stock so get them while you still can.
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Like a bunch of people, I got really excited about Homefront. The marketing surrounding the game was great and the premise of battling the Koreans in an alternate reality San Francisco sounded outstanding. The fact that the makers of the above-average Frontlines: Fuel of War were handling development duties didn’t hurt either. Yes, Homefront had a lot going for it.
Well, we all know how that turned out. A little over a week has passed since its release and the overall response has been pretty “meh” at best.
The very average (and that’s being nice) Homefront raises a much more important question, though, about the video game industry and our buying habits: why do they continue to make average games, and why do we keep buying them?
My short answer is, “hope.” Yes, Obama used it, and yes, it’s a bit cliché—just work with me. It’s the only explanation that makes any sense. No one sets out to make an average game—just like nobody sets out to buy one—it just happens. Developers hope their final product is a good one and we hope our $60 purchase gives us hours of quality entertainment. But, developers run in to deadlines and certain features need to be axed and quality issues don’t get the time they deserve to be fixed. And I’m sure it’s just as annoying to the people that pour their hearts in to game development as it is for the end user. But, it’s a shame that the developers and publishers know about a game’s shortcomings prior to release and ignore them. I get it; they have made a large investment and must stay the course that their game is good. So they leave it to us and our $60 to find out of the disappointing dysfunction that lies ahead—and that can leave quite a bad aftertaste.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Three more months of development could have really helped a game with as much potential as Homefront and Kaos and THQ could have saved some serious face. Also, a $60 price tag on a budget title like Homefront is crazy. Yes, I called it a budget title. You can fool yourself all you want and try to justify your purchase of Homefront—but deep down you know it’s trash. The campaign is short (not that it bothered me because I prayed for it to end), the graphics are ugly, the server issues are infuriating and the fact that when I sell or trade it without that multiplayer code that shipped in the box, the next guy will have to suffer too is insulting. At $40, Homefront would be looking a whole lot better.
So, now I’m scared. I’m definitely venting about Homefront, since it was the last game I had this experience with, but it’s certainly not an isolated incident. There are so many shooters released every year and I keep waiting for that “next great shooter” to come along but continue to be disappointed. Will somebody please step up and dethrone Call of Duty sometime soon? I’m counting on you Battlefield. The opinions reflected here are those of one Freek and KontrolFreek.com is not responsible for the things he says. In fact, no one here even likes him.
It’s highly unlikely that you haven’t heard at least something about the upcoming Source mod, School Shooter: North American Tour 2012. But, if you somehow haven’t, here’s a quick synopsis taken from developer Checkerboarded Studios (It’s okay if you don’t recognize the name. They realize that you have no idea who they are and that’s why they’re making a game like this):
You play a disgruntled student, fed up with something (we're not exactly sure), and after researching multiple school shooting martyrs, he decides to become the best school shooter ever. You decide to arm yourself with the exact same weapons as a previous school shooter such as; Eric Harris' TEC-9, Dylan's sawed-off shotgun, Seung-Hui Cho's akimbo pistols, Nevada-Tan's...box cutter? The possibilities are endless, you are free to do whatever you want. As long as it involves shooting people.
School Shooter: North American Tour 2012 is dedicated to being the best school shooting experience an angsty little shit could ever experience, with contributions from [NAME REDACTED] of [COMPANY REDACTED], as well as [NAME REDACTED], we would also like to mention how much [NAME REDACTED] has had a key part in certain areas such as [INFORMATION FORTHCOMING].
Simply put, this shit will blow your mother******* mind. Literally, you will shoot yourself in the head at the end of the game. Sorry for spoiling it, but what did you expect? You're a spree killer, not a man.
6 amazingly realistic maps with cool features like high dynamic range, and multiple students for you to shoot at.
A points system that tracks every murder you commit. Bonuses are recieved for various things such as headshots, difficulty level you are on, what your health is, how cool you are in real life, and some other stuff that we'll probably crowbar in as time goes on by.
A weapon loadout system based on 4 real-life spree killers.
13 brand-new fu**in' weapons based on the weapons used by the aforementioned 4 spree killers, these will all be pain-stakingly modeled by one of our best (and probably only modeler), [NAME REDACTED].
A round timer that will give you about 5 or so minutes to do what you do best, kill people. Gamemodes will be programmed that interface with this round timer, the ones we're working on right now are a "survival" type gamemode were you try to survive the longest amount of time, and another were you are given 60 seconds to kill as many people as you can. The more kills you get, the more time you get.
Music that sounds a lot like the things certain school shooters (their names rhyme with Shmylan and Shmeric) were thought to be influenced by.
Developer commentary by fellow developers of this fine project. Note: Developers actual voices will be masked in order to protect them from potential backlash.
And what is more better than the ability to commit suicide at the end of your spree with a self-inflicted gun shot wound? What's even more special is that this works, even if you're completely out of ammo! (Real spree killers keep a single bullet hidden in their boot incase some shit goes down).
Sounds pretty _________, don’t you think? Just fill in the blank with whatever word first popped in your head and we’ll go with that. It seems like everyone has an opinion about this mod lately and nobody can seem to agree on what’s “right” or “wrong.”
If you filled in the blank with “awesome,” click here.
If you said “sick,” click here. Notice how neither opinion gets you anywhere?
Tags: Scool Shooter , Source Mod , Kill Kill Kill
Categories: FPS Freek , PS3 , Xbox 360 , Microsoft , KontrolFreek , Industry news , Opinion , Call of duty , Halo ODST , The Science , Battlefield , Tokyo Game Show
Spike TV has announced today the nominees for the big Spike TV Video Game Awards show that will be taking place Live on December 11, 2010 at 8PM ET/5PM PT on (wait for it)… Spike TV. Sort of surprisingly, Bioware’s Mass Effect 2 looks like this year’s Uncharted 2, with ten nominations. Everyone’s favorite western, Red Dead Redemption trails close behind with nine. Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops each have seven.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Black Ops
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption
Studio of the Year
Rockstar San Diego
Best Xbox 360 Game
Mass Effect 2
Best PS3 Game
God of War 3
Red Dead Redemption
Best Wii Game
Best PC Game
Best Handheld Game
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Best Action Adventure Game
Fallout: New Vegas
Final Fantasy XIII
Mass Effect 2
Best Individual Sports Game
Best Team Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 11
Madden NFL 11
MLB 10: The Show
Best Driving Game
Best Music Game
DJ Hero 2
Def Jam Rapstar
Rock Band 3
Best Song in a Game
"Won't Back Down"
"Replay/Rude Boy Mashup"
Best Original Score
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption
God of War III
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Red Dead Redemption
Best Adapted Video Game
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Transformers: The War for Cybertron
Best Performance By A Human Male
Daniel Craig as James Bond (Blood Stone 007)
Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty Black Ops)
John Cleese as Jasper (Fable III)
Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck (Halo Reach)
Neil Pattrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (Call of Duty Black Ops)
Best Performance by a Human Female
Dame Judi Dench as M (Blood Stone 007)
Danica Patrick as Danica Patrick (Blur)
Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady (Call of Duty Back Ops)
Felicia Day as Veronica (Fallout New Vegas)
Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard (Mass Effect 2)
Kristin Bell as Lucy Stillman (Assassin's Creed Brotherhood)
Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrican (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty)
Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect 2)
Best Downloadable Game
BioShock 2 "Minerva's Den"
Borderlands "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx"
Mass Effect 2 "Lair of the Shadow Broker"
Red Dead Redemption "Undead Nightmare"
Best Independent Game
Most Anticipated Game
Batman: Arkham City
Gears of War 3
Portal 2 You can start complaining now.
Tags: VGA 2010 , Spike TV , Mass Effect , Nominees , Nominations , Winners , Black Ops , Halo , Red Dead Redemption
Categories: Industry news , Call of duty , Battlefield , News , Halo Reach , Black Ops , VGA 2010