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  • Donncha 2:54 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: arkham Asylum, batman, games, ,   

    Batman Arkham Asylum Combat Tips 

    I’m still at the stage where I just mash the attack and evade buttons in combat. The first video above shows a simple but better technique by evading enemies with jumps and the second one is the “Perfect Freeflow 2.0” achievement showing how to do the following moves in slow motion.

    1 – Standard Strike – PS3: Square I Xbox 360: X
    2 – Stun – PS3: Circle I Xbox 360: B
    3 – Evade Jump – PS3: X I Xbox 360: A
    4 – Counter – PS3: Trianlge I Xbox 360: Y
    5 – Special Combo Takedown – PS3: Trianlge+Circle I Xbox 360: Y+B
    6 – Special Combo Bat Swarm – PS3: Square+X I Xbox 360: X+A
    7 – Special Combo Disarm And Destroy – PS3: Triangle+Square I Xbox 360: Y+X
    8 – Special Combo Multi Ground Takedown – PS3: Circle+X I Xbox 360: B+A
    9 – Aerial Attack – PS3: Circle, Left Stick+X, X I Xbox 360: X, Left Stick+A, A
    10 – Beat Down Finisher – PS3: Circle, Square (8 times) I Xbox 360: B, X (8 times)
    11 – Batclaw Slam – PS3: L1+Trianlge, Square I Xbox 360: LB+Y, X
    12 – Ultiamte Stun – PS3: Circle, Circle, Circle I Xbox 360: B, B, B
    13 – Ground Pound – PS3: R2+Triangle I Xbox 360: RT+Y

    I now wish Battlefield 3 wasn’t coming out on Friday as I won’t have time to devote to this amazing and beautiful game!

    Bonus link: Combat, Gadgets, Upgrades, Riddler Challenges, and More!

    • Gavin 12:51 pm on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Anyone I’ve spoken loves the game though I did hear something interesting about the ending 🙂

      Looking over those button combos I don’t think I’d like playing this, I’m not a fan of having to use button combos during fight scenes. Apart from that it looks like a great game.

    • Donncha 1:16 pm on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you like Batman you will love the story in this one. I just came across the Joker and well, wow. Combat is partly button mashing but you can buy upgrades. Some of the actions above have to be bought when you level up, but you can activate a tutorial to help.

      I have a tutorial on the critical hit upgrade activated. If you hit attack (square) just as you finish the previous attack you’ll get a crit. Do it wrong and a very brief warning flashes up. I see that a lot …

      After playing the story 2 nights now I’m on a high each time, it’s like taking part in a Batman graphic novel.

    • Gavin 9:33 pm on October 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve got the first Batman here but have never played it. I think I’ll move onto that next once I complete Mass Effect 2. If I like it I’ll give this one a spin.

  • Donncha 11:11 am on August 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games,   

    Quite enjoying Multiwinia fun little game 

    Quite enjoying Multiwinia, fun little game. I’m playing it on Easy difficulty, but even on that I lost a game or two.

    The “advanced topics” tutorial could be a little clearer. It’s easy to miss the “You must do this next to go on to the next step” banners. I spent a good 10 minutes attacking yellow on their island, defeated them, and suddenly they were firing salvo upon salvo of comets and airstrikes. When you follow the instructions it’s much simpler!

    Saying that, it’s wonderful seeing your little armies advance upon the enemy and the pow-pow of laser fire mingled with the screams and shouts of the little stick men if you zoom in close is engaging. Fly up high and all you’ll hear is the lonely wind blowing. Up close is where the action is.

  • Donncha 9:51 pm on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, Terraria   

    Terraria. I bought the game a while back and I’m still struggling to get it. Yes, it’s like Minecraft, but only in the same way Bad Company 2 is a shooter like Black Ops is a shooter. They’re very different games.

    I think perhaps my lack of interest is due to a lack of time to invest in the game mining for minerals and learning what to make. 99% of my gaming is done after 9pm, by which time I’m generally exhausted. How’s about you? Has Terraria grabbed you by the proverbial goolies and won’t let go or did you just walk on by?

    Regardless, here’s some reading for you: the getting started page on the Terraria wiki and a beginners guide from PC Gamer.

    • David Nicol 10:19 pm on July 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I saw a brief vid of it and thought “pfft”. It just looked like something I used to play on the Amstrad, a cross between DigDug and Wonderboy. Both of which never really captured me back then.

    • dvotee 11:50 am on July 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm just watched a couple of the vids and I have to say it doesn’t grab my attention at all. Then again Minecraft didn’t until I started playing it !

  • Donncha 10:15 pm on April 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, , , ,   

    PS3 support appears in Steam 

    This is cool. Support for PSN has appeared in the latest Steam update. If you logout, next time you login you’ll see a dialog like the one above with an option for “Playstation Network Players”. If you click the “FIRST TIME SIGNING IN” button you’re brought to a page asking you if you have played the PS3 version of Portal 2, and if you have you can login using your PSN credentials.

    If you have already played Portal 2 on PlayStation®3, you can sign in using your PlayStation®Network login.

    Once you have signed in, you’ll find your profile on the Steam community includes information about what you have been doing in Portal 2. You’ll also be able to play your copy of Portal 2 on your computer by redeeming the code provided in your PS3® Portal 2 box.


  • Donncha 5:06 pm on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , games, ,   

    WTF is Dino D-Day? 

    I played Dino D-Day and I was slightly less than impressed. At the time (during the beta) there were only a couple of servers and only myself and another player between all of them. The Cynical Brit has plenty to say about it too however, hardly any of it good. (via)

    • tyewebb 5:20 pm on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I had a bit of fun playing this during the beta, but when I heard the price was $20, I really couldn’t believe it. Its the kind of thing that you get a couple nights of entertainment out of and that’s about it, maybe $5 I’d buy it.

    • getcrackin 3:49 pm on April 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Did you happen to notice the floating gun at 17:50? lol

  • Donncha 8:01 am on April 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, Serious Sam,   

    Serious Fun with Serious Sam 2 

    I remember playing the Serious Sam games years ago but the HD remakes are so pretty and still just as much fun! Love them!

    • getcrackin 3:25 pm on April 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s a curious thing I found while searching for Serious Sam:


  • Donncha 6:21 am on March 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, , ,   

    Real Life Lag 

  • Donncha 6:56 pm on January 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, , , Spy Hunter   

    MAME saves the day 

    Arcade emulator MAME saved the day for a software developer working on a mobile port of Spy Hunter.

    Fascinating read about extracting the assets from the game to speed up development. Shame how the lawyers treated the guy who extracted the sound effects! (via)

  • Donncha 9:36 am on September 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bookmarklet, games, Javascript   

    Destroy web pages with the simple bookmarklet from this page. Clicking the button on that page will launch a small Asteroids-like ship you can fly around a web pages shooting at the page elements and blowing them up. Fun.

  • Donncha 4:26 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: games, , , , PSGroove   

    The PS3 is broken, long live the PS3 

    You may have read that a USB dongle went on sale that basically put Playstation 3s into debug mode, thus allowing you to do things not normally allowed. Well, Sony sued and stopped them selling it, but of course the software on the dongle has been reverse engineered and made available online.

    Where is the code? Well, slashdot linked to it. It’s on github and there’s a slight mod required to play “backups” of games. On a brighter note, any potential pirates will need a compiler to use the code but I guess it’s only a matter of time before a USB iso becomes available.

    I hope Sony figure out a way to stop this working. It’s bad news for software publishers if users can copy their games by just plugging a USB dongle into their machine.

    • Mark 4:34 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I differ. The Xbox has had a huge piracy problem and they are so successful they can increase their prices. This was inevitable – you simply cannot put something into someone’s hand and say it’s not crackable. Would I try it? Sure. I’d buy a dongle just to see how easy it is to install this stuff.
      The only console that arguably was killed by piracy that I know of was the PSP and even then Sony have to take the blame for not locking it down, not promoting it and not getting damn good games out. Their inertia did for it too. The PSPGo is a joke.

      As for games cheats – they can afford the dedicated servers now they are charging late-comers a tenner to join in.

    • tyewebb 4:35 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Have no fear, Sony will just put out a firmware update disabling USB ports.

    • David Nicol 4:44 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The main issue for us as consumers here is not the “piracy” issue but the debug mode consoles. For ‘debug’ read JTAG. Look at all the bullshit that goes on on the Xbox lobbies – that’s a bigger problem than the minority of people who’d use hooky copy games (and let’s be honest here, if EA is planning on charging a tenner for after market buyers to access online their pockets would not be that badly hit).

      The only people who will actually be hurt by this PS3 JTAG crap is us. Not Sony, not the game developers, us – the legitimate consumers who actually keep the machine fed.

      But who cares! The Xbox720 and PS4000 will be out in a year or so and then there won’t be any problems (for six months).

      • Mark 5:00 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        We have been lied to ever since the “CD’s are cheaper, prices will drop” times. The XB has the piracy and look at their game prices. Now look at Sony’s and see that Sony have had their fat cushion of profit from ps3 users and that this – if it becomes as widespread – simply puts them in the same price/profit/loss as their XB titles. Or maybe we have been subsidising the XBox piracy because we had no choice in how to play in which case the games companies just lost some – some – of that profit.

        What we can expect is huge claims by Sony to the press about the millions of £$ a day it loses and it’s effect on future gaming blah blah blah. All lies.

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