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Get ready to take the Battlefield

The much anticipated sequel to Battlefield Bad Company is due to release on Tuesday March 2nd. Much of the Modern Warfare 2 community has been anxiously awaiting this game. Fed up gamers are ready for the smooth glitch and hack free gameplay they saw in the demo.

In all honesty I believe that this game will give MW2 a run for it’s money. I’m not saying MW2 will lose players altogether, but it will take a hit. The way IW is ignoring the cries from players to fix the game does not help their case. I don’t plan to trade it in anytime soon but I am going to put it down for a while. I, like many others, are ready for something different. Something that doesn’t make me want to chuck the controller at my TV.

BC2 brings a few differences to its COD counterpart. The biggest one being dedicated severs. Long waits to get into a multiplayer game are the bane of gamers existence. You sit down after a long day at work and all you want to do is shoot a few people. But your sitting in the game lobby for 10 minutes before anything happens. Sound familiar? ::cough:: MW2 ::cough::

Gamers will also be able to use the party chat feature on XBL for this game. Something that MW2 removed to prevent cheating. The only thing it really did was give the mute button a lot of action. No one want to hear 12 year olds singing or shouting obscenities. I”ll chat with my friends thank you.

As for actual gameplay, the demo was really promising. It will take some time to get used to the slower tactics but I’m ready for something different.

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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Battlefield, call of duty, Xbox

 

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Pick Your Plasmid

One of the many great things that the original Bioshock gave us was Plasmids. Serums that rewrite your DNA and allow you to control powers such as electricity, fire, and ice. Of course these plasmids cost ADAM and since it can sometimes be hard to come by, which ones do you choose?

In Bioshock 2 the first plasmid is a freebie. Electro Bolt is sitting, waiting for you at the Gatherer’s Garden at the beginning of the game.  It is one of your most valuable plasmids that I recommend keeping with you at all times. I mean Rapture is an underwater city. All those leaks can be used to your advantage in a fight. Are your victims standing in a puddle? With a flick of your fingers your attacker is dead.

Incinerate! is another one I always recommend keeping on you at all times. Not only does it set your attacker (and anyone they touch) on fire but it comes in very handy when you come across some ice. This plasmid is useful when you come across entire doorways blocked by ice. You might even find some ammo and first aid lodged in there.

Telekinesis can be useful at times but I think that there are others that can be put ahead of it. If I was low on slots I think I might choose Winter Blast before Telekinesis. Freeze your enemies and take free shots at them while they are immobile. Quite useful if your battling a Big Daddy and need a second to grab some health nearby. One downside though, if you kill an enemy that is frozen, don’t expect any loot. Their body crumbles to pieces leaving you with nothing. Let them thaw before delivering your final blow.

There are 11 plasmids to choose from in Bioshock 2.  Mix it up and try different ones if you have the ADAM or level up your favorite ones. Find out what works for you!

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2010 in Bioshock, Xbox

 

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What’s in a Name?

Some of my favorite posts to read in the account suspention and banning forum are FNCs (Forced Name Changes). People posting demanding their blatently offensive gamertags be restored. Anything that is, looks like, sounds like something offensive will be handed an FNC.

As with your profile bio, your gamertag needs to be rated “E” for everyone. There are plenty of names that can be created that are not swears, drugs, or anything sexual. Use you imagination.

For those of you who have been an FNC might I sugget to just deal with it and pick a new name. Posting in the fourm will only make people like me laugh. FNCs are almost never overturned. The tag must be deemed offensive by the enforcment team. Meaning it is looked at by human eyes.

I also suggest not creating a new gametag that is also offensive. If you continue to create gamertags that are offensive you risk being permanently banned. So the moral here is as usual DON’T BE AN IDIOT!

Still don’t get it? Here’s an excerpt from the Code of Conduct itself…

  • Don’t create a gamertag, profile content, or in-game content that other users may be offended by, this includes comments that look, sound like, stand for, hint at, abbreviate, or insinuate any of the following: profane words/phrases, topics or content of a sexual nature, hate speech (including but not limited to racial, ethnic, or religious slurs), illegal drugs/controlled substances, or illegal activities.
  • Don’t create a gamertag, profile content, or in-game content that references controversial religious topics, notorious people, organizations, or sensitive current or historical events that may also be considered inappropriate.
 
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Posted by on February 25, 2010 in Xbox

 

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Want to boost? Get a Booster Seat

Technically speaking boosting is not against the code of conduct as long as you don’t use a glitch or hack to do it. Meaning you cannot get suspended for doing it. But is it really fair to your fellow gamers?

Jump into a Free for All game on Modern Warfare 2. You might find your game cut short by a nuke. How does that happen in a game of 8 people and a score that goes to 30 kills? Nuke boosters. Kids who sit in a secluded area of the map and allow others to take free kills until the 25 killstreak nuke.

Those who boost do not care about their fellow gamers or the game itself. The game was not created to be abused by methods to raise your rank. We all game to have fun. When you boost, you ruin the game for everyone else.

There is, however, a relatively fun solution. Booster hunting. It is easy to tell early on in a game if someone it boosting. Check the score, if someone has quite a few kills and no deaths its time to hunt. Check out the corners, or other random areas of the map. You might just find a few.

Take your shots, believe me you’ll feel a lot better. It will be even better if they send you an angry message after the game. It may not be an official solution but it sure is a good time.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2010 in call of duty, Xbox

 

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