Archive for December, 2011
I found a video by arCtiC of team Amazyn about the Alternate Controller Scheme for Xbox 360 controller, and wondered how many of you use the alternate VS the default controller schemes? I haven’t tried it out yet, but am considering it. I need any edge I can get as an “older” gamer and I’m still playing around with my sensitivity settings.
So, sound off below, what is you preference (default or alternate), and why?
Xbox Live can be a great enjoyment, and headsets with microphone that plug into your controller allow in-game chat which, for me as I play a lot of Gears of War 3 Team Death Matches (TDM) lately, just makes gameplay cooler. The idea of the chat feature in TDM or other team-based games is to allow communication between team members, although unless you are in a private party everyone else in the room will also hear what you are saying.
Unfortunately, chat also allows you to meet Xbox Live’s whiners. Yep, whiners on Xbox Live, and I’m not talking about strictly 8 year-olds. I expect kids to whine, but I’ve been hearing whining (in many forms) in GOW 3 play and its kind of amazing – in a bad way. This is especially a let down when you run into a player that is talented at the game. Winning is cool, but even when I am pwned, by an opposing team with great team cohesion, superior strategy and players with real skills, I can enjoy the game. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good win, but its not essential to enjoying the game for me. Also, in the circumstances above I try to watch carefully what was done by this amazing team and its individual players to advance my gaming.
But back to whining and what you can do to address it. Xbox Live will introduce you whiners (complainers of all types), to “dead talkers” and others. You’ll listen to their whiny complaints, the music they are listening to while playing the game, their insults, their phone calls (yep, I’ve heard a couple of those, too) and comments about the unfairness of … of anything they choose to blame on the reason the last player bested them. I’ll refer to these guys and gals as unhappy players.
MUTE A PLAYER ON XBOX LIVE CHAT IN GEARS OF WAR 3
NOTE: If you don’t have an Xbox 360 Headset, you should hear the players’ chatting as part of the game on your speakers or in your headphones. In any case, to see who is talking press the Xbox Controller’s Back button, indicated by a speaker icon showing up to thje left of their name/gamertag when they talk.
Why would you want to mute someone? I’ve heard players sit there and constantly sing, play music, one guy was rapping, I’ve listened to players fling obscenities as if trying to impress, listened to personal attacks containing racial slurs, and sadly more. Or, the player may be young and may not understand what you mean when you say, “Dude, you are sitting too close to your speakers,” and you “get to” listen to the louder parts of the game.
General Gears of War 3 Map Tactics
These tips are especially important in team games like versus mode Team Deathmatch. First, some general map tactics and tips that apply to all maps. Team tactics will win any battle, especially if your team captures and holds certain points on the map. Areas that are higher, near key weapons or terrain features, and offer overlapping fields of fire are important.
Its also of great benefit to know where to find the weapons on the map (weapon spawns) and where to expect your enemies to be going to and from. Know where the weapons are so you can use those more powerful weapons and know where your enemies will be going and you can plan safer routes of travel and know where to look for them when you go on the offensive or where they are entering into your defense.
Keep in mind on some maps that power weapons like the mulcher are just as well used as bait as well as picking them up for use. Speaking of bait, if you notice one of your teammates is hanging out behind some cover well-hidden, you can run past him to find an opposing player to harass. Fire at him until you get his attention and he fires back. You’ve become the bait now, so when he does fire back at you, turn and run. Make sure you run past your teammate who is hidden in cover in a great spot to nail the unwary enemy as he runs past.
PLACES THAT ARE HIGHER/RAISED
Areas of the map that offer an overview of areas below offer the importance of good view and field of fire. From a raised position you have more of a view of the battle and better fields of fire than someone below.
Are you looking for Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Tips for Xbox Live online gaming? Here are some Gears of War 3 tips aimed at helping you live longer and in team matches to be more useful to your team. This post is not GOW3 tips for newbie players, or advanced Gears 3 tips – its somewhere in the intermediate skill range after you’ve mastered the basics of n00b GOW3 tips , and are comfortable with your Xbox controller, etc.
- ITS A GAME, HAVE FUN.
Have fun and relax! If you are relaxed, generally speaking you’ll perform better. If you are frustrated and making Gears your life, then you are more likely to get yourself killed.
- ONE PLAYER MATTERS.
Even you are not that great, you can still tip the balance in a firefight. Just get in there and be annoying if that’s your level of experience. Shoot at the same stuff your teammates are shooting at.
- PROTECT THE SNIPER (OR BOOMER ETC)
Got a player on your team with a power weapon? Protect him. Hang around and spot and shoot opponents attracted to the fire of the major weapon your teammate is using.
- TEAM PLAYER – THE MOB BEATS ONE MAN.
Be a team player – you’ll live longer. Being with other players increases your survivability and effectiveness. More >
Here are some gaming tips for Gears of War 3 online (multiplayer). Keep in mind this is a post for GOW3 online newbies by a GOW 3 online n00b (only 4 days online so far).
- DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL.
People with headsets may insult you, etc. They either do it to throw you off of your (already bad) game or they have no manners. In any case, don’t be distracted – forgive and forget and play and blow thewm away. Seriously, if you’re a n00b reading this you know your game’s already bad, right? So someone giving voice to it (even via extreme insult) is no news – just move on.
- BE A MEDIC.
Especially in team matches where more deaths on your team mean you are closer to losing the round. Get up close to a team mate that has been downed (marked on your HUD) and press X when you are prompted after you are close enough.
- SPOT THE ENEMY.
Aim at an enemy and click left thumbstick, you’ll highlight the enemy and your character will call it out so your teammates know. Plus, it makes that enemy visible everywhere because you’ll see the mark through walls! More >