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The Wii U Death Vigil (again)
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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Riot has some matches up on VOD, the first one doesn't actually start until 45 minutes into the 50 minute video. Riot, Y U NO VIDEO EDIT?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HOW TO XCOM a guide by SAM

number one: snipers and opportunist overwatch are your best friend in the entire game. Double tap eats face. Always have two snipers.



number two: dispense of groups and persisent uglies with double heavies. First heavy launches a shredder —



— second follows up with a regular rocket/bomb.



septuple kill-kill-kill-kill

number three: one heavy is on holotargeting duty. Have them shoot FIRST. It really doesn't matter for shit whether they hit or not, it makes your target food for the entire rest of the squad.



haha or you could hit anyway SURE.

number four: enemies always have more collective hitpoints than you do. priority one is to prevent them from whittling you down to killrange ever by holding them at bay with suppression and using smoke, for a collective something like minus 70 aim not counting physical cover.



With two suppresses and overwatch-on-fire, nothing's hitting that unless you let a heavy floater close enough to chuck a grenade.

number five: number four's point about collective hitpoints ceases to matter when you have two supports on your team, with six collective +10 hp heals. always have two supports. and yeah, you win with no casualties ever unless you play stupid.



number six: i am sure you have noticed this leaves no room for assaults. Well, too bad. They are certainly pretty rad in their own way, just not optimal for high level play. Have another picture of a sniper headshotting its second alien in a single turn, did i mention snipers are awesome~



this has been how to xcom by sam
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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the one hand, I want to completely disagree due to the sheer badassery that is the move and shoot-super spotter-juggernauts that are assault characters.

On the other hand I haven't tried classic difficulty yet, so I'll get back to you on that.

Also: high level snipers with double tap and squad sight really are hilarious.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wat is xcom?
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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remake of the old school turn based tactics game, you take squads into the field to fight highly advanced aliens that are terrorizing Earth. Between missions you build a base, build your roster of grunts, manage an air force to detect and shoot down UFOs, and research new weapons and schtuff.

Like the original, it is turn-based, soldier death is permanent, and the fog of war is not your friend.

If you like games that require both strategic and tactical thinking, it's a damn good one.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also if you like heart break!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you really do get attached to your veterans.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's Cannon Fodder then?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac users, rejoice! GOG officially supports OS X now!
For some games, anyway.
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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also: WoW's new challenge modes are unreasonably fun. Five man dungeons that are harder than some raid content, and it scales your gear to a set level so you can't just cheese it with the next tier's new hotness.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, that explains why you guys were in Scholomance for so long yesterday and kept dying.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, 49 minutes, and we'll still the only group on Maly that's completed it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last night my wife TALKED ME INTO buying a Final Fantasy game. Not sure if she's awesome, misguided, or trying to tell me, "maybe we shouldn't have sex for awhile."
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As intellectual and as fun as Duke Nukem is World Of Tanks to me.

Is Anyone else playing?.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
As intellectual and as fun as Duke Nukem is World Of Tanks to me.


I... don't quite understand what you're trying to say...
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