Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MW2 G.I. Joes

I took a break from playing Borderlands to make another G.I. Joe look like a Modern Warfare 2 character.

A recent post highlights my G.I. Joe version of Ghost. I've tweaked that character a little bit and equipped him with a better headset.

Now I've added the new Duke from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra to my MW2 squad. As you can see, I set him up to look like the soldier on the game cover. Some details aren't exact yet, such having a camo cover on his goggles, but I'll keep refining him.

Most of the parts are off-the-shelf pieces from other G.I. Joes, or from other action figures such as Power Team. His M16A2 is modified with an AGOG scope and laser designator. I hand-painted the Screaming Eagles patch of the 101st Airborne on the side of his helmet.

Also joining the squad is Heavy Duty from G.I. Joe: ROC. Heavy Duty arrived in stores this week with Wave 2 of the ROC 12" figures. I don't know if he's analogous to any character in MW2, but Heavy Duty is without a doubt the best head sculpt of an African American man I've seen in a G.I. Joe. He looks bad to the bone. I augmented his gear with a heavy armored vest, in keeping with his character.

New game reviews

I've been busy writing reviews of recent games. Please take a look at my profile on, where you'll find my reviews of:

- IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (loved it)

- Need for Speed: Shift (liked it)

- HALO 3: ODST (loved it)

- Wet (like Rubi)

Among those reviews, you might see comments by my stalwart Xbox Live friends and Sythbane Squadron comrades Fartknoccker, TeeBoan and Bama Breeze. Thanks, y'all!

Right now, I'm preparing to write reviews of Borderlands, Brutal Legend and Forza 3, so keep an eye out for those!