Saturday, February 23, 2008

Top 5 Basic First Person Shooter Tips

These are very important tips for anyone who plays First Person Shooters (FPS) brought to you by Pro Gamer KhRoNE.

  1. Reload whenever you get the chance. The number one killer of noobs is having a near-empty clip just before a fire fight.
  2. Make sure your headphones are on properly. As silly as this sounds, it's very important because you should be able to hear enemy fire near by and be able to judge where it's coming from, or hear their footsteps and know where they're at.
  3. Take a moment for headshots. Headshots really matter a lot. Even if you're not going for a headshot, take a short moment to aim before you fire, because it's better to take that moment rather than emptying a clip and not hitting the enemy once. This happens often. If you ever hear someone say "are you invincible" sarcastically or "how could he not die" then you can know this is because they don't take a moment to aim, and they're likely missing with most or even all of their shots.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the maps. There are places where people camp, places you may fall to your death, and places where you can hide for a moment to reload if you need to. Don't consider anything cowardly if it's something that might work... Remember, all is fair in love and war.
  5. Use melee attacks. Whatever the melee attack may be for the FPS game you play, it's almost surely a very powerful weapon. Whenever you run out of ammo, it's usually faster to strike with melee than to reload. When you're close enough to the enemy, use a melee attack to save ammo... Even if you have a lot of ammo, still use your melee if close, because you may not have time to reload for two more unseen enemies around a nearby corner.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Great Cheap Games for Older Computers

These games don't need expensive new hardware to run. I've picked two of my favorites that I personally play and still enjoy.

* Starcraft
*Starcraft: Broodwars (Expansion to Starcraft)

You can usually get Starcraft and the expansion for about $20 total. It's a real time strategy game.

*Red Faction (1, not 2)
In my opinion, one of the best FPS games ever made, they just made a newb mistake such as not selling Red Faction 2 with multi-player support, the whole reason most people liked part 1.  You can usually find this game for about $10 bucks.

There are many more games listed on this unformatted list which inspired my choosing of two favorites. I'm sure many of them are great, I just picked two so you couldn't blame me (this time) for making your eyes hurt at the end of the day.