Category Archives: 2013

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Update: Popular Youtuber Modder Coop772 Returns to Nerf

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UPDATE: Coop772 has indeed returned to the Nerf hobby! He recently uploaded a video, embedded below.

While we still don’t know ALL of the reasons as to why he he left, he confirms that the speculations of him getting a bit “burned out” were on the true side. Whatever the case may be, it’s good to have him coming back into the hobby.

Coop’s new Facebook page cover photo shown above.

In case you don’t remember, popular Nerf modder Coop772 decided to quit Nerf and Youtube back in January. However last night, he updated his Facebook page profile picture and cover photo with new photos, featuring a new logo.

He also linked a video to the Kings of Leon song “Coming Back Again” today. Specifically to the one minute, forty nine second mark, in which the song says “back again
I got a feeling coming back again”. You can view that song below.

In addition to that, his site has also been updated with the song and cover photo.

While there hasn’t been any OFFICIAL word on his return, things are looking good for a return of his. Stay tuned to Basic Nerf for more information as it gets revealed.

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Throwback Thursday: Basic Nerf Footage in International GoPro Weekend 2013

 

My first ever Throwback Thursday post is a little bit special.  During the weekend of March 15, 16, and 17 2013, many people with GoPro cameras across the world joined together in a project called International GoPro Weekend. During that weekend, over 127 fans, in 42 different countries filmed what they did with their GoPro cameras. The result is a about a 25 minute video showing off the weekend. It’s a pretty cool video all in itself as well.

I never got around to showing or mentioning to you all that my footage was in the video, not sure why. But you can go to around 19:43 and watch it for about a minute if you want a few clips of my gameplay. I was the only one who submitted any Nerf/Paintball/Airsoft/Laser Tag sort of footage for the project.

Watching the video a year later, it impacts me a bit harder. Knowing that a single camera/brand united many different kinds of human lifes together really sort of humbled me, but it also helped me realize that perhaps myself and the next person aren’t so different after all. If you want to view the full games/clips, you can check them out below.

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Basic Nerf’s Indoor/Outdoor Church War Videos (6/23/13)

Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – RushRushRush (Game 1) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)
Game 1 from this play session. I tried some new things like a Hit Point counter and player hit indicators so that you can hopefully follow along more easier. Please leave a comment telling me what you think about these things!

I’m back to uploading Nerf War videos folks. If your familiar with my videos, you’ll see this is the same church that I’ve played in before. But it’s a little different from my previous games/videos because in these, for the first time ever, I’ve opened up some of the doors. This allows for another dimension to the game, since there’s both inside and outside.

This was my last session of games in which the Stryfe Masterkey was my main primary blaster, so look out for plenty of Rapidstrike gameplay in the future. Also, this was the day after I had received my Mega Centurion blaster sample, so look out for a bit of gameplay with it in the videos below.

Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – Covering Our Corner (Game 2) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)
Game 2 from this play session. I tried some new things like a Hit Point counter and player hit indicators so that you can hopefully follow along more easier. Please leave a comment telling me what you think about these things!

Head down below to see 5 more different gameplay videos.
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I’m Back To Uploading Nerf War Game Videos, But I Need Your Input

Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – RushRushRush (Game 1) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)

Well I’m back uploading Nerf War videos on my Youtube channel now, and I’m trying new things in order for my viewers to follow along more easily. I’ve included Hit Markers/Indicators, which pop up on screen and let you know when I hit a player. They look a little something like the image below.

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Also as you can see in the top left corner, I’ve included my own Hit Point counter to let you know how many hits I’ve taken, and how many I have left until I’m out. In games like Team Deathmatch, or games where it takes you multiple hits to get out, keeping track of your hits is an important thing. In the video below, the only change I’ve made is that the hit point/life counter only appears when I take a hit.

Do you like it with the Counter always being in the video, like in the top one? Or only have it appear once I take a hit, such as in the bottom video? If you could take the time to comment on this post, or any of those two videos, it would be very much appreciated.

Indoor/Outdoor Nerf War TDM – Covering Our Corner (Game 2) (Stryfe Masterkey Gameplay)

Also, I have more game play videos from that play session, including 2 Elite Alpha Trooper games, and a little bit of Mega Centurion game play as well.

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A Goodbye to Nerf Mods & Reviews (2009 – 2014)

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On Friday, January 10, 2014, Nerf Mods & Reviews finally decided to stop posting. It’s been an amazing 5 year run, first started off by jerm781. After he decided to stop posting, it was then carried on to the below list of contributors at one point or another.

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The site has close to 900 posts (889 to be exact). At the time of this post the site also has 6,860,567 views. That’s an amazing amount for our hobby I would say. I’ve used this site a good amount of times in trying to figure out how to modify blasters, look at internal photos, find deals on Nerf items, and even get Nerf news of my own.

Mike of Tactical Tag, one of the NM&R contributors, decided to give some of his thoughts into explaining the end of posting to the site. Below is a paragraph from his explanation post.

It’s not really any one person’s fault. Nerf Mods & Reviews needed someone full-time to continue things, and everyone we managed to find was already doing something on their own. It still has an obvious impact on the community, what with 5 years of valuable posts on reviews, modifications, and the news that it brought to light. However, it’s really just a time capsule now of a great era for Nerf blogs. Nerf Mods & Reviews was one of my “Big 3″ that I used to reference so frequently… and one by one they are becoming more a part of the past than the future. Urban Taggers did it right. SG Nerf hasn’t admitted they’re out yet.

Nerf Mods & Reviews will remain open as a sort of “time capsule” to allow Nerfers both past and present to continue to use the resources such as internals and mod guides.

Happy New Year from Basic Nerf, & Updates For 2014

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Photo from my last Nerf Event I participated in in 2013

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a good 2013, and a Happy New Year so far in 2014!

If your wondering why my blog posts and video context have slowed down recently, or would like to know what video and blog content I have planned for you all in the future, feel free to check below.
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Camarillo HvZ Moves to Oxnard for Winter 2013 Games, Dates & Location Found Here

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An action shot from our Summer 2013, Day 2 Game.

Where:
Channel Islands Airsoft Field

Address:

PaintBall USA Ventura
5011 W Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA

The Paintball and Airsoft field are separate, but next to each other. Be sure to go to the Airsoft field for the game, NOT the Paintball field.

More In Depth Directions:

http://www.channelislandsairsoft.com/p/directions.html

When:
December 28, 2013 & January 4, 2014 (Saturdays)
(They are separate, new games. If you can’t make both, feel free to go to only one then.)

Games go from about 9 AM to around Dusk, with a lunch break around Noon.

What to Bring:
Appropriate clothing. There isn’t much shade at this field. Also there’s lots of bushes and more unsteady terrain then the usual Mission Oaks/Mission Verde Park we play at. Pants and shoes with good support are very high recommended. Check below for a weather report.

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Oxnard+CA+USCA0819:1:US

$10 to pay to play. The $10 is per day, so if you attended both game days you would pay $10 on each day.
A safety waiver needs to be signed to play. People under 18 must get it signed by a guardian. Waiver can be found and filled out at the game or signed ahead of time and brought. Link to Waiver is found below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-Kz_tNI-tgQVE1sRDhSYnBNQWdlc01KWVdpSTdydXlGcllF/edit?usp=sharing

Eye Protection is also mandatory to play. Your usual NIC eye protection will serve you just fine, and these forms of eye protection are also allowed.
Shooting Glasses
Paintball or Airsoft protection, as long as it protects your eyes.
Prescription Glasses
Sun Glasses
Goggles

Sunscreen is recommended.
A hat is also recommended.
Water, there aren’t any water fountains or water sources there.
Money for Lunch or your own lunch.
A Bandanna to mark if your a Human or Zombie.
Blasters (nothing to crazyily modded)
A good attitude
STOCK DARTS ONLY

What NOT to bring:
Banned blasters from Nerf Wars
Common sense stuff that’s way too powerful.
Stefans or Custom Darts

Hey there everyone, Camarillo HvZ for Winter 2013 is back to announce game dates and a location to everyone. We’ve had some problems with the City of Camarillo recently enforcing their code, so we can’t play in Mission Verde Park this Winter. In the mean time, we’ve secured a new location to play at at the Channel Island Airsoft Field in Oxnard. Even though there is a $10 payment, mandatory eye protection, and waivers that must be signed, the organizers and myself believe that this play area will be a refreshing new take on our usual Camarillo HvZ games. A few photos of this new location can be viewed below.

This past Summer 2013, we had 70 Players attend Day 1, and 89 Players attend Day 2. The Day 2 single day attendance set our biggest single game day record so far! This will also be the 5 year anniversary of the games, so thank you for everyone of you who have attended and gotten your friends to come. Here’s to 5 more years of HvZ!

Event Link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/461269190645305/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

Photos of Channel Island Airsoft Field:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56361968@N07/sets/72157638969583565/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56361968@N07/sets/72157638967931186/

http://www.channelislandsairsoft.com/p/photos-videos-games.html

Feel Free to Join the Facebook Group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/57414061936/

Game Photos from Summer 2013, Day 2.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151522828221937&type=1

Nerf Zombie Strike Line Coming to the UK in 2014, Amazon UK Already Selling Some Items

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Thanks to the fan site Nerf UK, and Hasbro UK additionally for the graphic above, UK Fans get a confirmation that the Zombie Strike Line will be reaching their shores in January 2014!

However, Amazon UK has already put up items from the line to purchase! You can view what they have for sale so far here. The Hammer Shot, Sledge Fire, Crossfire Bow, and 30 Pack of Zombie Strike darts can be purchased from Amazon.

Humans vs. Zombies Fan Fim – Rise of the Resistance (Episodes 1-3)

Episode 1: The Die Is Cast

In the final hours before the zombie apocalypse, Federal Agent Jon Blake is unexpectedly thrust into action to thwart a terrorist plot to unleash the deadly virus.

AgentJonnyB-Films has finally released the first 3 episodes of his web series “Rise of the Resistance”. Featuring many mentions to the HvZ game, this series has lots of action, a bit of a complicated plot at the start, quick video editing, and a bit of a dark sense of humor. It’s a very entertaining series to watch, and it hyped me up to play Humans vs. Zombies. If you want to watch the other two episodes, I’be embedded them below. Look out for more HvZ videos and episodes to his series in the future!

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The Nerf: The Ultimate Blaster Book Write Up Review

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From NERF: The Ultimate Blaster Book by Nathaniel Marunas, published by POW!

The Nerf Ultimate Blaster Book was something that’s caught my eye ever since I heard about it in May of this year. It’s written by Nathaniel Marunas, and published by POW! It’s release date was pushed back from its original October date, to a November release. Thanks to the gracious powerHouse Books, I now have a physical copy to review for you all.

Is this book really the Ultimate Blaster book? Is the book worth a purchase? Find out those things and more in my review.
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