September 27, 2011

Tips for Gears of War 3 Multiplayer

Here's some sweet tips to help guide you through with your Gears of War 3 multiplayer experience. 

1. Choose your weapon wisely

The shot gun is your 'special little friend'. At close quarters it is your go to weapon. A shell to the face is a great way to bring your opposite down. The lancer sux for closer quarter combat - especially if your opposite has the shotty ready to hand. For bigger maps with a bit of room to play in go for a long range / short range combo such as the Longshot and Sawed Off Shot gun.

The retro lancer is less accurate than the lancer.

2. Danger hides behind that wall

There's a real chance as you go round that corner or duck in that alley or down the stairs, there's a dude that learnt his lesson not paying attention to GOW tip 1 and has his shotgun ready for your face. Approach corners with a wide berth, preferably not with the Longshot at the ready but you Gnasher.

3. There is truth to the phrase 'Brothers to the End'

This tip is key for enjoyable Gears game play - stick with your squad. If you get stranded, you will die - a great trick I learned from Halo multiplayer is to follow one of your squad and stick with them, looking for a double team. An experienced player should be viewed as a trusted guide. Follow them!

5. Know your escape route.

Every Halo player will know this game play tip - know your map's ins and outs. Where is everything? What connects that room? Where do the weapons spawn? Knowing the key elements of the map you are on will allow you to make quicker and better decisions. 

That's a few absolute basic beginner tips for player Gears of War 3 - do you have any others to offer?

Check out my Gears of War 3 review or how I think Gears of War 4 could play out. 

September 25, 2011

What's the secret achievement in Gears of War III?

On Act 4 Chapter 1, complete the Act 4, Level 1 without disturbing any of the Ash People - i.e. those killed by the Hammer of Dawn strikes. This will give you the secret Respect for the Dead achievement.

How to unlock the cluck shot Easter Egg from GOW3

How to unclock the cluck shot Easter Egg from GOW3. This is pretty damn random!

September 14, 2011

Master Chief on the Pillar of Autumn Anniversary Redux Style

Here's a sweet HD picture of your favourite big green fella, John 117 running through the Pillar of Autum.

More pictures available on Waypoint, including some of Breakneck, the Headlong remake.

September 10, 2011

Does Adam Fenix die in Gears 3?

Here's an interesting snippet from an interview with Gears of War 3's Clif Blezsinski which talks of the game's ending - is Cliff telegraphing that Adam Fenix dies at the end of Gears? This is of course my own speculation...

"CB: Absolutely. Personally, when the project really started, I was 29 and 30 and going through a split, as far as my first marriage. If you're ever going through a rough time in your life and you're a creative person, the best thing you can do is pour that into your work. You hear about artists who are going through a tough time and it's cathartic; it's therapy for them. And some of the things that came out of Gears 1 were the result of that. Coming full circle to the end of Gears 3, let's just say the ending is very personal for me. I don't want to spoil a lot of it, but in regards to what happens--and the final shot--it's not only personal to me, but also Rod Fergusson and Lee Perry, who also lost their dads at a young age. My advice to developers often is make your products personal. Take things from real life, names of friends, locations you've gone to, and do that. That's what makes it not feel like a manufactured product; it makes it feel real and tangible."

Or maybe Marcus and Adam hug it out and walk off into the sunset......

Update: As suspected, Adam Fenix dies in a most noble fashion.

Check out my Gears of War 3 review or how I think Gears of War 4 could play out. 

Adrianne Curry Top Five Cos Play moments

Even the first America's Next Top Model, Adrianne Curry knows how to treat the travesty of cinema that was Jar Jar Binks. And Adrianne sure does it in style - check out those Princes Leia legs!

It turns out that Adrianne Curry is the proably the hotes cosplayer in the history of hot cosplayers. Check out this Top Ten Cosplay Pictures of America's Next Top Model.

Ms Clock Work
Adrianna as the Silk Spectre from Watchmen.
Wonderwoman on her knees
Pricess Leia with creepy old Stan Lee

Leeloo from The Fifth Element

Wonderful Adrianne