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Posted by l The Rudy l on November 5, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Check out Miz izHere's YouTube and Twitch channels for Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 beta gameplay videos featuring high-level play and experimentation.

When you're there, don't forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe.

izHere Recruiting

Posted by l The Rudy l on October 15, 2016 at 9:30 PM

iZhere is looking to begin recruiting during the upcoming 2nd Halo Wars 2 beta. izHere is looking for members on both PC and Xbox One.


To tryout for izhere, you must be ranked in at least one of the following of the Halo Wars leaderboards


Top 100 for 1v1

Top 50 for 2v2

Top 30 for 3v3

Contact AnC Miz izHere, Wolf izHere, or Ripped izHere on Xbox live for your tryout.

Miz izhere

Posted by l The Rudy l on October 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM

This isn't an actual update. Ignore this.

Quick BF3PSA regarding patches and playing with friends

Posted by DFang on February 6, 2012 at 8:30 PM

You must download the B2K patch (which includes the B2k maps locked in them, yes, EA are arses like that) in order to play with people who have actually bought the B2K map pack. Otherwise you will get an error saying something along the lines of "server running different client version".

Just go to store from the main menu -> B2K multiplayer patch (or something like that, it should be free) -> download

Yes, it's 2.6G since it has the map locked-in it, but it's needed to play with friends who already have it, B2K maps or not. I recommend leaving it running overnight, preferably using the background downloads function to save power.

Thank you, now I can join your servers and take you dogtags.

Return of the Loopzook

Posted by DFang on December 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Remember those good old fashioned 1942 panzerschreck/bazooka stunts?

Well they're back.

Game Spotlight: Gears of War 3

Posted by l The Rudy l on July 21, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Release Date: 09.20.2011 / 

Developer: Epic / 

Official Page 



Gears of War 3... Once again it's Humanity facing off against an enemy more hell-bent

on their destruction than humans themselves, the Locusts. And to spice things

up a new faction known as the Lambent have entered the fray. Fortunately for

the humans of Sera it's not just a straight up 2 vs 1 but more of a really

messed up free-for-all.


But you already knew that.


Since the second instalment of GoW, there have been a horde (pun intended) of

problems plaguing what has potential to be one of the best multiplayer

experiences out there, because let's face it, Gears isn't in the running for

any story telling awards. From terrible match-making, easily abused glitches

and exploits, weapon imbalances (don't even try to argue this one) and laggy

online matches Gears of War has had its share of foibles.


But not to fear, Epic believes that they have everything under control with GoW3.

After running an open beta giving a small portion of the Gears community a

chance to do their worst and abuse and break everything, Blezinsky and Co. feel

that it's ready for the general populace of chainsaw-wielding madmen.


Along with the potential fixes, Gears 3 also boasts new weapons, characters (women,

to be exact), enemies, terrible plot twists and ridiculous one-liners. Here's

hoping that this mess of a story does get finished up all neat and tidy-like.


To be fair, it's not the worst story you'll come across, but it rather feels like

after discovering the sheer awesomeness of creating a gun with a chainsaw

bayonet the creative crew figured 70% story-telling was good enough for the

masses... and well it is. Despite its shortcomings, underneath all of the crap

Gears of War still is a great series, and a damn beautiful one to look at.


What Gears of War 3 really has going in its favour is that it clearly is anything

but a Call of Duty clone or direct competitor.





Age of Empires: Online Shameless Plug

Posted by l The Rudy l on July 20, 2011 at 12:13 AM

In just a little under a month from now Age of Empires: Online will become available to The People.

AoE:O, as the cool kids call it, is the newest installment in an all-new, re-imagining of the wildly loved Age of Empires franchise. What's different this time around? The stand-alone game will be free and will feature additional content available for digital and retail purchase to add more edge to your game!


The game will be available free-of-charge for digital download on the Official Age of Empires: Online site August 16, 2011 as well as for retail purchase.

Q. What is Age of Empires Online?

A. Age of Empires Online is the next evolution in the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) franchise Age of Empires. Developed by Microsoft Game Studios for the Games for Windows – LIVE platform, Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the world. Marrying fresh features with classic RTS gameplay, Age of Empires Online pays tribute to the original game while incorporating a new look, feel, and approach that appeals to long-time fans, newcomers, and everyone in between.



The initial free download will feature 2 civilizations, the Greeks and Egyptians, and if neither suits your play-style you can lay down some cash for a Premium Civilization featuring unique units, techs, advisors, etc. But don't worry, paying cash does not guarantee


Q. What’s going to stop people from buying their way to the top?

A. When you purchase a Premium Civ pack, you still have to earn all the gear you want to use. It’s not automatically in your inventory. We’ve been careful to ensure that people cannot buy their way to top gear. If you’ve been playing on a free civ, have gear that you’ve earned but have been unable to use, then choose to buy a Premium Civ pack – all the gear you’ve earned will stay in your inventory and unlock.

Read: Age of Empires: Online FAQs

Watch for the release of Age of Empires: Online this August

Battlefield 3 :D :D :D

Posted by DFang on February 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM

64 player MP for PC, prone (sadface), and, most importantly, jets.

BFBC2 Vietnam Receives 9.5 /10

Posted by DFang on December 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Even if the expansion hasn't actually been released for Xbox 360 yet, IGN decided to give the review early. 

"Black Ops this isn't; Bad Company 2 - Vietnam feels like it takes place more than 40 years before the main game, and there aren't any weird anachronistic pieces of future tech around to break the illusion."

It officially *cough* releases on the 21st, for 1200 M$P.

On the other hand, BC2 for IPhone also came out. Apparently it's pretty hot.

Halo Wars Ranked #17 of Top 25 Xbox 360 Games

Posted by l The Rudy l on August 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM

So Halo Wars has once again placed within IGN's Top 25 Xbox 360 Games, but that's no surprise, right?

IGN Editor Erik, on why HW was chosen as # 17:

Who says you can't do a real-time strategy game on the console? Well whoever they are, they're wrong. Halo Wars is proof that with a little tender loving care and a hit license, even the RTS can work on Xbox 360. Now defunct developer Ensemble, makers of Age of Empires, crafted a simplified control scheme that works and works well without any keyboard or mouse required.

The campaign for Halo Wars is solid, mostly thanks to seriously awesome cutscenes that help to tell the story of how the Covenant and Human factions first met. It's when you take the game online, especially in 3v3 battles, that Halo Wars shines.


IGN Editor Ryan Geddes, favourite moment:

There are a lot of great things about Halo Wars. Prof. Anders. MAC blasts. The multiplayer. But my favorite moment from the single-player campaign is a cutscene. All of them are top-notch, and if you're a hardcore Halo fan you'll want to watch them. But there's a scene where a group of Spartans kick some serious Covenant ass in a close-quarters combat. I made some sort of noise while watching it. It was a while back, but I think it went something like: 'Ohhhhhhgahhhhhhhhd!'