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I am not a man who would normally play a shooter game. I am not a man who would play Modern Warfare or Gears of War like most college frat boys that would say they are gamers because they play those games (they are not), and I am not a man who would buy an Xbox just to play Call of Duty or any other dime-a-dozen shooters that happen to be in the market now a days.
That was, until my friend Daniel told me about a rather popular game in the market: Team Fortress 2. I didn’t care as much, until he told me that the game was free to play now. Yeah, a game like that would definitely work on my Mac.
As great as the offical Battlefield 3 wallpapers looks, I wanted a change; sYn_Meow, fan of Battlefiled 3 and Photoshop expert did us all a favour and created a few new great ones! Expect some content about the game over the next while as its all Conor and I will be
Like it or not Gaming is competitive, and looks set to become an even bigger stage for waging war between fellow Gamers with pride, glory and now even large sums of cash all on the line! Competition in terms of gaming has come along way from being solely about setting the high scores in Space Invaders or Time Crisis down in the local arcade. Now we have gamers constantly thrash talking to each other in lobbies about how they just ‘pwned your ass’ and leader-boards in games are contested down to almost every waking second of free time with the top gamers having racked in unimaginable amounts of hours in their favourite games. That however isn’t even the height of how competitive gaming has become, it has evolved beyond clans waging wars of attrition in forums and games, it has now become an electronic sport of sorts. Just look at the likes of Major League Gaming, single gamers or groups are now even getting sponsorship deals from gaming icons such as Razor, just his year Edge and Virgin Gaming announced a huge Killzone 3 3v3 Tournament with a staggering $40,000 up for grabs! With more of these competitions being held solely online, now is the time, if your serious, about getting a leg up on the competition.
The Competition, It is Fierce...
You want to get faster lap times so you drive faster everywhere you can get away with it, in the straights, into corners, out of corners, during corners. Driving right up to the limit that is you and your grip on the track evaporating and you heading straight for the crash barrier.
Everyone can drive fast when on a straight piece of track, the fastest person in this section is usually in the fastest car. So if you’re out gunned you’ll have to beat them in the corners with more precise, cleaner driving. The techniques for cornering at broken into three different sections, before, at and after, each of which I’ll outline in this guide. It takes a lot of effort to even master a single corner and each corner is different depending on the car you’re using, and the track conditions but by using the relatively simple techniques I mention in this guide you ‘ll quickly pick up those extra seconds each lap.
I shall begin by saying that Dokucraft is probably one of the most famous and best supported texture packs around. It was created by yeah you guessed it Doku. The pack is very detailed and it now supports minecraft 1.7.3. It has a very rpg/medieval style to it and its overall look has completely transformed the game for me and it should for you too.
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Now, before I start let me answer your very first question: this IS a blatant rip-off of the Dynasty Warriors games. Why? I’ll get to that in a sec, but let’s just focus on the core game. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes is actually the third game in the Sengoku Basara series, with the second one only being released in Japan (Why does Japan get all of the cool stuff?). So there are a lot of references to the previous game, but it doesn’t mean you should import them from Japan and start translating every bit of dialogue since the game is subtle about those references. But where did the Second game go, since the first one was released on the PS2? Well, since Capcom removed all of the Japanese history from the first Sengoku Basara, or Devil Kings in the states, the game was a failure for not including the references and the second one was never released, leaving a gaping hole in the Sengoku Basara series in America. Luckily, they kept those references in the third one. The game takes place during the Sengoku Period of Feudal Japan (But also has some references of the Edo period as well), as the East action, led by Tokugawa Ieyatsu, is fighting for complete control of Japan against the West faction, led by Ishida Mitsunari. Apparently Mitsunari is angry at Ieyatsu because Ieyatsu killed Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Mitsunari’s mentor and role model, and now Mitsunari wants his revenge, which results in the split between East and West. And yes, those are the names of real historical figures in Japanese history, I looked it up. Continue reading
Reviving a teammate as a medic isnt always seen upon as being a right thing to do. Many medics seem to go after the points rather than actually wanting to help their teammates. Reviving a teammate instead of taking out the enemy. The end result is you’ve died twice thanks to the incompetence of the medic. If used correctly though, the medic can make your team extremely formidable.
When you see a fallen teammate don’t run up and revive him without using a strategy. If you want to take the risk of sprinting to your teammates body with the defibrillator in your hand or scan the surrounding area for enemies which takes time. By this time they may already be dead.
Welcome to the third and final part of PSN’s finest, just in case you missed the previous posts you can find part 1 here and part 2 here. The basic idea of these posts is to give people a better idea of the gems contained in the store’s ever growing Treasure chest, ranging from old school classics to the latest AAA Blockbuster titles. Now for the last main category to explore, the range of full PS3 titles that have made their ways from their original homes on Blu-ray discs onto the store.
Full PS3 Titles
Along with the PSN specific games and PS1 titles the Store also offers a selection of the ”Big ole’ Bad” retail games which are ready to tear your hard-drive a new one, so if you have an original PS3 you may want to slap in a new hard-drive especially if you plan on taking the Digital Revolution very literally. There’s not a huge list on at the minute, it only seems to consists of a select few from Sony’s own studios, EA and Ubisoft. But here is the Best 5 full Games, in no particular order on offer!
When it comes to battle tactics for any game, guides can be quite complex and hard to follow.
However in this guide I will not pretend to be all high and mighty as if I know this most on the
game, because I do not. I haven’t had the game for very long but I do enjoy messing around with
some formations. I now intend on sharing with you a tactic that I used in a 3 vs 3 battle in an open landscape battle that I found highly effective.
For this battle I took command of the Prussian army and was allied with the British and the
Cherokee. We were pitched against the French and another two native American tribes. In the case of this battle, I used the default deployment and on beginning the battle I adopted a half hexagonal shaped formation as shown in the image above. The three forward facing sides should be fortified by using the line infantry’s spiked poles. The men should then stay behind these poles at all times! (the red unit at the bottom of the pic was one that disobeyed this rule). Also note that I did not move at the beginning of the battle. I let my allies do the dirty work at the centre of the battlefield and I stayed back to sort out my men.
Each of these sides should then be backed up by a further line of either line infantry or militia. This is a very important step for the tactic to work efficiently. Like the first rule that no man should leave this fortress, the commander must be kept at the centre of the shape to boost morale and to rally any routing troops. Now in the case of a 3 vs 3 battle there shouldn’t be a major problem of being flanked, however that is what the two remaining units of men at the back of the shape are for. Although in this battle I used them to reinforce the men at the front. Continue reading
Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 – I’m finding it hard to tell the difference these days guys, they’re very similar, check out modernwarfare3.com to see what I mean. I’m also tired of seeing comparisons, seems like they’re identical to me, what do you think?
Thanks to donncha for spotting this