Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lower Sensitivity: Better Aim

People that have started playing FPS games need the best aim. In a crucial over 60 frames per second game, any FPS game including the COD series needs real aiming. The key to this is lowering the default sensitivity. In this case Modern Warfare games default to “5” sensitivity. Lowering it can attain better aim. You can easily pick out a camper at long range with a few bursts of the M4. But there are also factors on how these things work. Also with hardware, it should also be adjusted accordingly. A good mouse and mouse pad is also important.

Having to do a lower sensitivity after playing for years on the default one is daunting. It needs some exercise and by that, having to lower it softly rather than just one go. Start with just 3. A headshot can now be an easier to achieve. We humans can only do so fast with aiming (typically 160 milliseconds to hear and about 190 milliseconds to see). So having 5 as the default sensitivity is really more confusing as the screen sometimes is moving too fast. Unless you are born with the gift from the movie Wanted (2008), but then again, nobody can have reflexes as fast as killing a fly wing with a gun.

Here is how to set toggle the sensitivity:

Call of duty 2/3/4/5: Press the Tilde ~ button below the esc key and type /sensitivity 3
Modern Warfare 2/3: Options > Control > Mouse Sensitivity > Slide it halfway of the default value

Once set, you could always practice over a multiplayer map with no opponents. Try to practice about swerving to the spot where enemies typically show up and always right click to aim as this is no Counter Strike. Get the feeling of moving with the keyboard and aiming with the mouse. Put some rounds over that direction with minimal ratio to your preferred guns’ recoil. Some have awful kickbacks that needs some practice especially the ones with high damage.

After getting settled in with the feel of lowered sensitivity, experiment on lowering it further to 1 or as low as .44 (this is my preferred sensitivity). Your mileage may vary. Try to practice again with the new setup to see if it fits your playing style. Get your own preference of mobility over accuracy. Having a bigger mouse pad helps with low sensitivity. This setup has better use with guns that have minimal recoil. So with a typical COD game, an M4 or M16 can do the practice job and progress on your suitable weapon of choice once you adapt to the setup.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Monster Hunter 3 Portable may grace the PSP this year

On the latest issue of a Hong-Kong based gaming mag shines something we all wanted to see, a portable version of the latest Monster Hunter Franchise. Apparently, GameWave featured it on their front cover but we need to confirm this one for now.

It would be great for a real Monster Hunter 3 Portable to hit our handhelds this year. Also, bear in mind that this mag is nowhere near the caliber of Famitsu.

Capcom confirmed that the logo is just a photoshopped one and slapped on with a tri logo. We don't know yet if they would come up with the real game announcement or not.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Real Gaming Music of the Last Gen Till Today

Tony Hawks’ Pro Skater 2
It is the time when the Tony Hawk game franchise is flourishing. It was full of great music. Nothing was comparable to the modern tracks over the psp versions in the later years. This has to be the definitive THPS game in terms of music.

Best Track/s: Millencolin-No Cigar

Fallout 3
The hunter from the game is a far cry. It has an RPG element to it and you can have tons of fun just prowling over the post-apocalyptic world of Washington DC. The game has an onslaught of DLC and it has made the game still great to play today. This gaming gem has one of the old times’ sound to it. Just listen to the track “way back home” and you’ll get addicted.

Best Track: Way Back Home 

Me and My Katamari
The pinnacle of the greatness in music in a game. The game itself is very addictive and if you even dig the music, it will be more addictive. It was made to use japanese talent musicians to make it better, it did. The psp version even if it was short, it has tons of music to enjoy from and perfectly matches the mood of the gameplay.

Best Track/s: Every one of them

Call of Duty 4
Listen to the OST and it was and will be kickass, a feat where a one-time goodness is really rare these days. Captain price was really one of the most iconic characters for hardcore gamers all over the world. The game features tracks that have great distortion sound and are in perfect fit of the gameplay.

Best Tracks: Airlift mission and Credits song

Chili Con Carnage
Mexican Music at its finest. You can listen to the main menu music and bop your head to its delicious sounds. It has tracks that can alleviate playing over a handheld. It was a good game plus a great OST to boot. Wait till you see the gay sh*t there and you'll only listed to their sounds dying.

Best Tracks: Delinquent Habits-Return of the Tres

In a game of an FPS where its really not trying to scare you. It is just plain awesome to play especially with the multiple unlocks of weapons and upgrades. It has a great music which can be found on the classic vinyl player scattered all over the game. Hear those "get some craving over the circus of values" or whatever the hell it was sounding over those vending machines

Best Tracks: Papa Loves Mambo

Cabal Online
This is super rare. If you happen to stumble upon its OST, you can hear it over dungeon missions. But if you hear the whole soundtrack, it'll get you pumped. This is mostly of techno beats added with distorted guitars. Most of it was made by a band named Novasonic, they may be Korean as far as I know. This game is full of win and great music to start with.

Best Tracks: All songs from Novasonic

Need for Speed Underground 2
Need I say more? This is fu*cking determined to be one of the best games with the best soundtracks anywhere. There are tracks from bands such as Black Betty, Mudvayne, Skindred and many more. There are rap tracks too, one is from Snoop Dogg with the Riders from the storm which is a “The Doors” song remixed

Best Tracks: Mudvayne-Determined

Need for Speed Most Wanted
Yes, I love this game because of the sounds. If you listen to the likes of Prodigy, Static-x,
Best Track: Nine Thou-Various Artists
All of the rest was thrash and way gayish like the Sh*t from Carbon, Prostreet, Undercover. All went down the drain during these times.

Half-life 2 series
What? I couln’t even get to the part where I don’t like the sound in here. Its all techno and good to the last thump.
Best Track: Each techno/rave song instance

Twisted Metal 3
Rob Zombie was too good in this game, it was not for his.

Twisted Metal 4
Try Cypress Hill. All of the other TM’s after this had sh*t music. I tried twisted metal black and it was craptastic.
Best Track/s: Cypress Hill 

10. Halo 1
Arguably, this is one of the best and remembered sounds for the original xbox and the pc.
Best Track: Main Theme

9. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
If you don’t know this, you aren’t a gamer. Just listen to the clock tower music and you know its kickass.
Best Track: Clocktower Music

Street Fighter III: Third Strike
Pumpin’ Kickass Music for people that know how to define it.
Best Track: Hugos’ Stage Theme

8. Final Fantasy 7
This was the sex of video games in 1997. Nothing was close to it, of course in any real-gamers out there. Back then, there was no internet to speak of. It was just all about gaming on consoles and FF7 was the definitive title to be the best RPG game of all time.
Best Track: Aeris Theme

Best and only track: Still Alive

Who Was the Opposite on the list?

Most cheap games out there. New THPS OST's, Each and evey RPG out there right now (or at least most of them).

The reality of OST these days - There are only a few if not just very rare moments where you can actually hear quality music over games these days. Mainstream rock has been declining and went down the drain. At least that’s my opinion. Everything is emoish and gayness full of shit and retarded music which was even way overshadowed by pop music. I really dn't even like most of the pop or mainstream rock songs right now. Perhaps the next decade will give us a slew of great new artists to grace videogames all over again.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bioshock Uber Edition: Because Limited Edition Isn't Enough

 Why not buy a super expensive edition from 2k games? I know I want it but having no cash, I'll settle for the Skulptura release if you know what I mean.... kidding... nope I'm not. Great game though, loved the first one and played it over 5x already.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cameo Inbound: Marcus and Dom on Lost Planet 2

Considering how the first game had warm acceptance the gaming community, Capcom had made a feat to the 360 version having cameos of their Gears of War franchise. Marcus Fenix and his buddy Dom is one of the playable characters in the game; making it "sweet". Look at the video for some short albeit excellent LP and GOW action.


New Monster Hunter Game for the 360

Sadly, the game has only been confirmed to be released for the Japanese market. But there isn't anything holding other players around the world that know how to read the foreign text. The game has mediocre graphics as it may be due to the large amount of players being online at the same time. There are also new monsters to see around this time. Just take a look at the vid and enjoy...

Modern Warfare 2 Mythbusters

I ran into a few videos over youtube the other day and they had confirmed and busted myths sorrounding the Modern Warfare 2 game. Obviously, the care package marker glitch has already been patched. Here are the first three videos and I hope there will be more soon.