As you may know, the techpedition.com crew loves to play a free FPS by Nexon called Combat Arms. Late last month, they released a ground-breaking new feature…
This feature is (you guess it!) the nut shot. Much like the head shot, the nut shot is an instant-kill that is delivered by shooting a male character in the…well…don’t make me say it…
I was appalled/confused the first time I logged in and saw a squirrel by my name after I died. I also noticed that my character was rolling around on the ground in extreme pain. Once I performed the said shot myself, all was clear and I was laughing.
Here’s a youtube video of the nutshot:
Nexon even made a press release about it, heh:
NEXON AMERICA CRACKS OPEN NEW INTERACTIVEFEATURE FOR FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER “COMBAT ARMS”
“Nut Shot” Challenges Gamers to Bust Up Opposition with Humor and Skill
LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2009 - Nexon America Inc. (www.nexon.net), a world leader in free online games, today announced it will debut “Nut Shot,” a new interactive feature for its widely popular first-person shooter game Combat Arms. “Nut Shot,” which went live today, allows players to earn score instant kills for shooting the nether regions of their male opponents. Players can download Combat Arms for free at http://combatarms.nexon.net and take their shot at cracking a few nuts.
“We are constantly striving to bring new and exciting game elements to our fans, elements that resonate beyond traditional FPS game play,” said Min Kim, vice president of marketing for Nexon America. “Nut Shot is an amusing and challenging addition to the arsenal of features in Combat Arms – designed to enhance the gaming experience through increased interactivity, exceptional entertainment value, and of course, humor.”
Providing Combat Arms with a unique, comical dimension, Nut Shots are celebrated in game with a large graphic of exploding walnuts. Other players are made aware with a corresponding icon in the upper left-hand corner kill display featuring a golden squirrel, similar to the golden skull that denotes a head shot.
Female characters who succeed in unloading a Nut Shot giggle at their accomplishment, while male characters laugh heartily after hitting the target. The Nut Shot is gender specific, which means female characters don?t suffer the humiliation.
Surpassing the two-million user mark before completing its first year of service, Combat Arms excels by offering players a variety of combat styles and game maps, complete with eye-catching graphics, customized characters, and more. Combat Arms also features a high level of socialization with its Buddy Lists, Community Support, In-game Clan System and more. This essential mix of elements represents a truly unique offering in the world of first-person shooters: a dynamic, ever-evolving game that encourages both friendly competition and individual expression.
About Nexon America Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American operations and publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world?s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi and the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
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