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Is The Katana As Good As You Think It Is? - Loadout
The Katana is one of the most legendary swords in fiction and in real world history, but it’s also one of the most misunderstood weapons.
How Games Get Grenades Wrong - Loadout
Most games and movies get grenades wrong. Whether it’s tactically cooking a frag in Call of Duty, throwing grenades back in Battlefield, or the huge fireballs we see in blockbusters like Commando, games and movies have totally exaggerated the humble hand grenade.
How Games Became Obsessed With Nuclear Weapons - Loadout
The threat of nuclear warfare looms large over our pop culture, from video games like Fallout 3, Metro Exodus and Far Cry: New Dawn, to iconic film franchises like Godzilla and The Terminator. But while nuclear weapons are often the centerpiece of a lot of the movies and games we experience, they remain, in reality, a devastating and immoral force of destruction. So that begs the question: why have we adopted nuclear annihilation as a common setting for our escapism?
How Games Are Lying To Us About Silencers - Loadout
Whether it's protruding from the barrel of James Bond's Walther PPK in GoldenEye 007 or being gently screwed on to Snake's SOCOM in Metal Gear Solid, video games and movies love to use the suppressor. But did you know that suppressors, or silencers, as they’re more commonly known, are in fact anything but “silent.” In reality, the pop culture silencer as we know it is a myth, and here’s why. You can check out more from Jonathan Ferguson, Royal Armouries’ Keeper of Firearms & Artillery right here - https:
How Aliens’ Iconic Pulse Rifle Was Created - Loadout
Few fictional weapons are as iconic and influential as the Pulse Rifle. First seen in James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi blockbuster, Aliens, the M41A has undeniably become a cornerstone of pop culture. Its sleek futuristic design has influenced everything from the armoury of Halo to the prototype weaponry of the US military, and the rifle has appeared in a range of video games including Alien Versus Predator and Aliens: Colonial Marines. But how was this sci-fi icon created? Watch and find out.
The Unlikely Origins Of The Rocket Launcher - Loadout
The Rocket Launcher has been around for the best part of a millennium. From its humble and unstable origins in 9th century China through to its explosive appearance in games like DOOM, Quake and Call of Duty, these ridiculous armaments have made quite the impact. But how did this 1000-year old explosive tool become one of the most quintessential of all video games weapons?
How Warhammer 40k’s Iconic Bolter Was Created - Loadout
The Boltgun, also commonly referred to as the Bolter, is most well known for being the primary armament of the Space Marines in Warhammer 40K. From its use in the iconic tabletop game to the virtual representations we see in games like Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior and Space Marine, the Boltgun has made an undeniable mark on pop culture. To find out what makes this brutal weapon stand out from the crowd, Dave travelled to Warhammer World in the UK to talk to the very people that created this 80s sci-fi ico
The Call Of Duty Weapon That Became A Meme - Loadout
If you played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 after it’s release in 2009, the Intervention is a rifle that you’ll be familiar with. It went from being a relatively unknown weapon in the real world, to a digital firearm capable of seemingly impossible feats of sniping in COD’s multiplayer battlegrounds. But how exactly did the Intervention become so infamous?
Why Is The Revolver So Iconic? - Loadout
Revolvers as we know them have been around for over 150 years. Yet, in an age of hi-tech sci-fi weaponry, powerful sniper rifles, and unmanned drones, this relic from a bygone age is still a common sight in games and movies today.