Nov 8th 2010 By Justin Massoud
The "Call of Duty
" franchise of games features an arsenal of weaponry for players to pretend-shoot. But what happens when you try to illustrate the loose rules of video games using real guns?
In celebration of tomorrow's release of "Call of Duty: Black Ops
," we present Kyle Myers, who fires real weapons to prove or debunk video game myths. We would do it personally, but we really can't file an expense report for AK-47s, .357 Magnums and a substantial hospital bill.
Can you fire a Desert Eagle one-handed without breaking your wrist? Are hit-markers (essentially the game's way of telling players they shot someone, but didn't kill him) complete nonsense? What kind of damage does an assault rifle do to a pumpkin at a quarter-mile?
These are the burning questions that "Call of Duty" players have, and Myers, who goes by the online handle "FPSRussia,"
answers them all with a (fake) Russian accent and an impressive collection of over 40 weapons.
"There are just so many unrealistic things
in the 'Call of Duty' games that I wanted to see if any of them could actually be done in real life," Myers told Asylum. "After seeing the viewer response, I decided to make a series out of it." And with more than one million views on YouTube
, it's safe to say people just can't get enough of a guy shooting pumpkins and Justin Bieber
Of course, firing at fruit for fun has its drawbacks: For one, you become pretty well known at your local grocery store. "It's to the point where they recognize me when I show up," Myers said of his penchant for target-practice pumpkins. "I've spent at least $50 on them -- a lot more on ammo."
360 degree jumping sniper rifle shot
Sniping a pumpkin
One-handed Desert Eagle
Justin Bieber gets knives thrown at him
Firing several different weapons
F2000 assault rifle vs. Justin Bieber