Posts Tagged ‘xbox 360’

GoW2, a little update/rectification

Posted in opinion on May 7th, 2009
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gow2 logoMy last post about Gears of War 2, explaining the results of the last patch, was really a bit positive, and I still think that it’s better than it was, but some little things about the lag and matchmaking are a little bit different than I thought they were. (read more…)

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GoW2 finally playable after third patch?

Posted in news on March 27th, 2009
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gow2 logoThe 3rd Gears of War 2 patch is one I’ve been waiting for, for a long, long time. In my eyes, it seemed the last chance to update the game in a way that it would be actually playable for normal people with a normal frustration level. In other words, this patch should take care of the glitches, and more importantly the incredible lag. Now the patch is here, it’s time to find out if it’s Epic’s first successful GoW2 patch or if it’s yet another Epic fail. (read more…)

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The New Xbox Experience

Posted in opinion on March 8th, 2009
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xboxexpIt’s quite some time ago, nearly 5 months, since the new xbox experience was released to the public. It may be a little late to discuss it, but since it was such a huge change, and since the nasty side effects of it appeared to me after using it for quite a while, I still want to discuss it.  From stolen avatars to the slow xbox guide, here’s the new xbox experience. (read more…)

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Epic’s second GoW2 patch fails

Posted in news on January 23rd, 2009
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A couple of days ago the new Gears of War 2 patch was released and the expectations were high since the game was nearly unplayable in it’s old state because of the lag and the large amount of bugs. Although some bugs have been fixed, most gamers will see this patch as yet another failed attempt to make the GoW2 multiplayer playable. Let’s find out why. (read more…)

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Dash of Destruction, it’s free but…

Posted in Free Games, reviews on December 24th, 2008
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About 12 days ago, a new free to play arcade game was released for your xbox 360 and I must say the timing couldn’t be better with the holidays coming up: enough time to waste on a new game. The only question is if this Doritos sponsored game is able to amuse you longer than half an hour… (read more…)

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Epic…. fails yet again: more GoW2 bugs

Posted in glitches on November 26th, 2008
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It’s interesting to see how many bugs you can put in one game, don’t they test the games before releasing them at all? The first Gears of war was full of bugs, but the second beats the first with astonishing numbers. So, what are the new bugs? First of all: two leaders in one team with guardian, and the second one is epic lag: you don’t start in the new round if you died in the last one. (read more…)

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GoW2 ranked matchmaking glitch: 6vs4

Posted in glitches on November 24th, 2008
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Not only is the Gears of War 2 Matchmaking as slow as hell, but there’s also an opportunity to turn the matchmaking system to your advantage: 6vs4. That means, you are with a party of 6 against a random team who can only team up with 4 persons because your 6th party member is taking up the last slot. Here’s how I think you do it (only happened to me once, and it was a accident, so I couldn’t take a picture because the 6th player won’t appear in the player list and people always seem to scatter around the level, but I’ll describe it as good as I can and I’m quite sure that there were 6 players on my team). (read more…)

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Gears of War 2 matchmaking sucks

Posted in opinion on November 24th, 2008
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I guess the title can’t be much clearer than it is: The matchmaking system of Gears of War 2 sucks. Not because the idea behind it is bad, in some points it’s really better than Halo’s matchmaking system (hooray for the players choice options), but it is so incredibly slow that you can forget really playing the game online. (read more…)

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