Introducing ShiningFoamGaming

What’s up guys, so I just made a new channel (well, two new channels actually) on YouTube, ShiningFoam and ShiningFoamGaming. I’ll explain later but these channels will be replacing HvZAuburn. Don’t worry! You’ll still get loads of Nerfiness! You’ll also get video game commentaries, so if you’re into that you may want to check it out.

Speaking of which! I have just uploaded my first video onto SFG, a minecraft LetsPlay. The quality of the videos will improve, I promise, I’m just learning the whole screen-capture thing. So then! If you’d like to find out who my favorite superhero is, and see me make a fool of myself, click below to watch the first episode of Captain’s Quest! Also, if you like what you see, and if you’d like more of it, a like, subscribe n’ all that other good stuff would be appreciated. Stay Shiny! ;D

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Time for another bed-time story! With Hillary Clinton!

Spotted this on Jason’s blog, and thought it was too good to not highlight. PDK films, a larger Nerfing videographer within the ONC, has created a absolutely insane video titled “Nerf Nightmare 2”. It is VERY well edited, and definitely gives off a chilling effect. Don’t watch before bed. Awe who am I kidding. Knock yourself out. 😉 Sleep tight.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator Review

BasicNerf and I figured that you all needed a full review on the upcoming N-Strike Elite Retaliator, and so… we made one! In the video below, Jason gives his thoughts on the performance and “feel” of the blaster, while I give info. on the tactical aspect that comes along with it. We hope you like it!

The break-down The Retaliator comes with several cool accessories that allow you to customize it to suit your needs. Each accessory is actually functional, and definitely not just for show.

The Stock – Many Nerf Stocks lack in the strength department, and players often worry about breaking their stock in the heat of battle. That isn’t a problem for the new Elite Retaliator stock. It features thick walls and a solid butt plate for pocketing into your shoulder. There is no give to this stock, and no fear of breaking.

The Barrel – The new barrel attachment offers a new Nerf feature, rifling. This is where grooves molded into the barrel cause the dart to spin as it exits the blaster. This spinning causes the dart to stay on course, and increases blaster accuracy. BasicNerf’s firing tests have proven that the rifling does in fact improve blaster performance.

The Fore-grip – The Retaliator comes with an assault grip that attaches to the bottom of the barrel extension. This grip makes holding the blaster more comfortable, and makes turning and aiming the blaster quicker and easier.

The 12 Round Retaliator Clip – A 12 round half-clear clip is included when you purchase an N-Strike Elite Retaliator. This clip offers twice the ammo capacity of the blasters predecessor, the Recon CS-6, and features a large window to monitor ammo levels. Very useful for mid-battle ammo checks.

The Pistol Itself – The Retaliator is a pistol, although an extremely versatile one that can turn into an assault rifle-styled blaster. It offers a new, smoother priming motion and an increased dart range of 75 feet. It is comfortable to hold and is compatible with all Nerf N-Strike accessories.

The New Nerf Vortex Pyragon Demo Video

Here it is! Man I’ve been waiting for this thing for months, and am still saving specifically for THIS blaster. The Vortex Pyragon!

Nerf Vortex Pyragon Demo Video

This blaster is essentially a Praxis combined with a Raider. Keep in mind that this blaster now has the second highest ammo storage of ANY nerf blaster (unless you load down something with a few raider drums). I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! 😀

The Nerf Vortex Pyragon is scheduled to release sometime in August of 2012, and will retail for $39.99.

Nerf releases the N-Strike Elite Blaster Demo Videos

Nerf released these videos a couple days ago on the official Hasbro site, but the links (as I’m sure you noticed) weren’t functioning properly. In order to help get the word out on these great blasters and help generate hype for Nerf, I took a few screen recordings and have posted the videos here. I don’t own any part of these videos; I’m just helping to share the love. Enjoy!

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire

The release date for the Hail-Fire is set for September 9th, 2012 at $39.99.

It’s lookin’ pretty sweet if you ask me. I just wonder how useful accessories will be with that handle right in front of them. You’d think it would block visibility from scopes, and I’m sure it would block some light if you attached a light onto the accessory rail. Hopefully I’m wrong, but hey, even if I’m not, it’s not really meant to be held like a rifle. So, I guess it’s not that big of a loss. Still looks sweet.

The rest of the Elite blaster videos are after the jump.

 

Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator

The release date for the Retaliator is scheduled for August 1st, 2012 at $24.99.

Strange, in the clip where the demonstrator attaches the assault grip, he puts it on with the little notch facing the back and uses it to lock his thumb into place. Yet in the next clip the assault grip is attached with that notch facing forwards. I wonder which way is correct. ?

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rampage

The release date for the Rampage is scheduled for August 1st, 2012, and will retail for $29.99.

The guy puts the darts into the clip the “wrong” way. I’m thinking it’s just a subtle reinforcement to the rumor that the foam is tougher in the new Elite darts. Can’t wait to test it out.