Annnnnd we’re back !!

Hiiiyyyyaaaaa, ACOG members it has been a while !!

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Unlike most of you ACOG members the author hasn’t been around much for the past 8 months, but that has now all changed. Some of you had been wise enough to pick up your new Playstation 4’s around launch, but some other’s among us didn’t, some of us chose to go along a different path…..

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But that has now ALL changed and the ACOG clan has been once again reunited with lost members.

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bf4

Although Battlefield 4 has had a very dubious and rocky period, it’s starting to come together with all the progress through the CTE (Community Test Environment) servers.This is of course gradually filtering down onto the PS4 which is good news for us BF4 players. The ACOG platoon has a very robust membership and of course now, thanks to CrazyGoldfish and members donations, we have our very own server up and running. We will endeavour to populate this server, but also make good use of it for our own private BF4 mini league which has just been proposed. If you fancy taking part then look here : ACOG BF4 Mini League

Battlefield Hardline it would appear will have another open BETA in January 2015, just ahead of its rumoured release in February 2015. Not having played the last BETA, I am looking forward to seeing what’s in store from this game. Personally I don’t believe it should have “Battlefield” in the title, as this may put hardened BF fans off.

GAMESCOM has just ended and Playstation had a great conference with lot’s of good news for the players. Full conference video

The Playstation 4 has given our ex Xbox One owners a new zest for gaming, and the line up of games is looking very strong

Next up for us at least, is Eurogamer Expo on Saturday 27’th September. We’re really looking forward to this one, as the likes of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Far Cry 4 and hopefully some The Order 1886 game play. Not forgetting The Division, DriveClub,Rainbow Six The Siege, GTA V, Alien Isolation, the list goes on. So if you’re coming down to the smoke this September, get your queuing legs ready. Oh and OriginalSin have a good nap before you come down this time !

Games we’re looking forward to :

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Multiplayer reveal Trailer

Far Cry 4 Reveal Trailer

The Order 1886

The Division

DriveClub

Rainbow Six : The Siege

Alien Isolation

It will be a good time to be a gamer on PS4

If any of you fellow ACOG members need to search out a gaming deal, we can recommend @FrugalGaming on Twitter or visit their site here : Frugal Gaming for some money saving ideas.

 

You thought we’d forgotten this didn’t you…….

 

And finally for this time :

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Digi

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STOP PRESS !!

We have a brand spanking NEW all singing, all dancing website !!! Hoooah …….

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Thanks to Slickers & Monkums for doing most, oh alright, all of the hard work in getting us back to a forum based site. The NEW site looks great, and we’ve seen some re-visits from old long-standing members returning to the fold. Couple to this the interactive chatbox we now have and there’s no stopping us. The old Oxwall site ceased on Fri 28/06, so what you see now when you visit www.acog.co.uk is the newness that is ACOG. Thanks must also go to Cyan & JC for assisting with the transition.

For our Technical ADMIN.

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It get’s better

With Microsoft’s piss poor showing at E3 and the fiasco that has surrounded their DRM policy, ACOG members will ALL be re-united once again on the PS4.

MICROSOFT, YOU HAVE F*CKED UP BIG TIME

As we are all looking to buy the PS4 at some point from launch to the New Year, here are the best deals available at the current time :

 Amazon £349.00 Link

 Asda £349.00 Link

 GAME £349.00 Link

 Shopto.net £348.98 Link

 Tesco £349.00 Link                                      

 Toys R Us £339.99 Link  Currently best price / deal

There aren’t many bundles available yet, but hopefully this will change as November draws ever closer.

GAME Bundle : KZ: Shadow Fall & Driveclub  

The list of games coming to the PS4 are here : Upcoming PS4 games these are expected to retail between £47 – £55 at the mainstream retailers.

For those of us returning to SONY PS4 from Xbox 360, we will of course have to also add the cost of Playstation Plus and a headset if your current ones won’t cross over. If you already have a compatible Turtle Beach PS3 headset, these will work with the PS4.

Much better

ACOG will be running a new competition to win NOT ONE, but TWO Next Gen games…. Yes, Two. The format of the competition will be announced soon,  and the prizes will be  :

1. Call of Duty : GHOSTS

2. Battlefield 4

Full details and entry will be posted on the ACOG forum soon, so keep checking as you do not want to miss this one guy’s !

This dropped 09/07 and it looks massive. If your a GTA fan, you’ll need this in your collection

Don’t forget as well as the forthcoming Next- Gen competition, we are currently running a competition to win a copy of GTA V.

Thought for the day : 

When someone mentions CROCS, do you think of these

Instead of these  ?

Man Caves

If you could have your Ultimate Man Cave. What would you have in it ?

That’s just one example of a Man Cave, but how would you fit it out ?

Large beer fridge, bar, 80″ 4K HDTV, a bank of PS4’s, large comfortable seats, a decent sound system, anything else ? Check out a few more :

So, WHEN you win the lottery and you need some inspiration check here : Man Caves for ideas.

Next Generation Games

In ACOG we have some big fans of Call of Duty, Gran Turismo & Battlefield games, and with the onset of PS4 we don’t see this changing much. What with the clan all opting for the PS4, it’s likely that KZ: Shadow Fall and Drive Club will be among the most played game along with BF4 & COD Ghosts.

The future of League Nights gets a bigger prospect as there will be a wider variety of games available once the system becomes established amongst us. If you have ANY ideas on how you would like to see League Nights develop or which games would be a good prospect, then let everyone know in the Forums. Don’t forget that we ALL as members of ACOG can start a gaming night, just let others know what you fancy and get some interest going amongst the rest of us. As a returning member to the SEN with the PS4, I’m excited to once again join in with ACOG league nights, be it on whatever game we choose. (Project C.A.R.S in 2014 maybe ? )

Second thought for the day

You can’t have everything….. Where would you put it ?

Star Wars : Battlefront

If you’re a Star Wars fan this is one game that you can’t wait to get your sticky mitts on in 2014, hopefully. The teaser trailer below don’t show much, but it’s enough to get you salivating for some Hoth action. The makers of the Battlefield series DICE are in the driving seat, and I for one have no doubt that this game will be incredible. The Force is Strong with This One….

I get goosebumps watching this

So guy’s, exciting times ahead, not only with the arrival of Next Gen but within ACOG as a whole.

If you would like to contribute any idea’s or articles to the ACOGBLOG, just let us know and you can have your words of wisdom right here for all to see.

For all those ACOG with daughters :

Employee : Sir, you called me?
Boss : Yeah, go to the restroom and masturbate.
Employee : (After a few minutes) Done sir.
Boss : Do it again.
Employee : Done again, sir.
Boss : Do it once more.
Employee : I don’t have the stamina for it, sir.
Boss : Very good, here is my car keys: drop my daughter home for me.

Asta la vista baby ……….. I’ll be back

November Birthday Edition

Well, It’s our Third Birthday.

Happy birthday ACOG.!!

Well who would have guessed it…. We’ve managed 3 years as a CLAN, and in that time some great friendships have been formed.

Although ACOG predominantly consists of its core regular members, we have picked up some new friends along the way. ACOG’s common interest is gaming (& beer), it has become a very social site where we can dip in & out of conversations on a daily basis if we want to. We’ve also got members on multiple platforms now, PS3 & XBOX . This would have been unthinkable in our early days, as the XBOX was a dirty word ! but the XBOX side is growing and  could always do with more members.

We have our Facebook page and our @acogsocial / @ACOGClan Twitter accounts to reach other like minded “older gamers” as we continue on. Although I’m not quite sure where we picked up the 14yr old Yank kid ? ACOG is a lot of things, a gaming Clan, a social club, and a place to visit with friends for a chat. But above all, ACOG is here for its members to participate in and enjoy. WE are ACOG and we’re here to stay. So have a birthday drink and raise a bottle or two to Old Friends on our third birthday.

Cheers, and Happy Birthday ACOG

To all our long standing and new members, We Thank You for sticking around and for joining us.

On this day in History: 14’th November

1972 – Blue Ribbon Sports became Nike.

1975- Queen played the first of two nights at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, England, the first nights on their 78-date A Night At The Opera World Tour.

1975-Born on this day, Faye Tozer, Steps

1981 – 2nd Space Shuttle Mission – Columbia 2 returns to Earth

1987-T’Pau started a five week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘China In Your Hand.

ACOG EVENTS

We will endeavour to have a few more organised events/competitions in 2013, whether they are online game nights, or physical meet ups in the coming 12 months. Keep an eye out on the Main page or our Facebook page for any details.

Speaking of which :

ACOG Christmas Drink

15’th December in the North ACOG constituency’s for the Christmas Drink with as many of you who can make it. – If you can go, check out the Forum for more details.

Upcoming Competitions

You may have seen a Forum post requesting some info on whether you have children and what age’s they are. Well, here is what’s going to happen. Starting in the New Year there will be regular competitions for ALL ACOG’s to enter to win Prize’s for your kids ! The prize’s will be appropriate to their age’s, hence the questions you answered. The competition will be fairly easy and will consist of simple questions / multiple choice like the one’s you see regularly on TV.

A selection of the prizes that will be available starting January 2013 :

Remote Control Cars

 

Magic Tricks

Remote Control Helicopter

iTunes Vouchers

3D Magic Colour n Glow

That is just a selection of what you could win for your kids, so keep watching the site and our Facebook page for details.

Black Ops 2 came out yesterday, and early indications are favourable at best. A league will be starting next week Tuesday (20th) on PS3, with an FFA league happening on the XBOX too at some point. I’m sure there will be some test nights as we get to grips with the set up of this new outing.(Those holding out….. What you waiting for ? *see below )
With this new COD game, we’re hoping the league will run smoother than previous attempts on MW3 and we return to the heady day’s of our MW2 game nights. The Zombie mode may well feature more heavily this time out as well, because Treyarch have devoted more standalone content into the Zombie mode. This mode could give ACOG some FUN gaming nights, we had a few on XBOX with the original BLOPS and they were a real laugh.

With BLOPS2 also comes the free ELITE this year, so we can probably make more use of its stats for some internal clan competition(s).

So, have you bought Black Ops 2 yet ? Is it living up to the hype or is it meh  ? The CBOX has been full of comments about the game, but what do you really think ? *Have you held off until another ACOG gives it the thumbs up ? Whatever you’ve done, you know you will end up with the game just to join in the fun/moaning. Won’t you !— PEER PRESSURE FTW

Hopefully this will get fixed asap

Sagar received his BLOPS2 Hardened Edition Prize for Winning the Expoo 2012 FFA Competition on release day.

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Hardened Edition Contents looks good

Christmas is coming

What’s on your Christmas list this year ? We’ve found a few items that you might be interested in asking Santa for :

1. Pioneer DDJ-WeGo for all the budding music enthusiasts / DJ’s among us  From :  £230

2. VooDoo HooDoo Mountain Bike (2012)  Around £500

3.  Renegade Game Chair Around £230   

4. Spirits Dispenser Around £25

5. Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control Around £59,99

Better than socks don’t you think….

And Finally :

‘Cat Man’ Dennis Avner has been found dead at his home after reportedly killing himself, according to friends.

The U.S. Navy veteran spent years undergoing radical body modifications including whiskers, ears and a mechanical tail, so he looked like a feline cat.

His efforts won him a Guinness World Record and he was a regular feature at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! around the world.

The 54-year-old’s body was found in his Tonopah home on November 5.

That’s it for this month, see you all back here for the Christmas Edition

Digi