Sunday, October 23, 2005

Warthog Hint Halo 2

Play a round of soccer in Halo 2! In the Metropolis level, there will come a point where you must destroy two Wraiths that are laying siege to some marines in a building (just before the sequence where you must board the Scarab). Just as you enter this part of the game you will see a few marines in a Warthog battling against a couple of Ghosts. Surrounding you will be a few building and one in particular that looks as if it has been filled up with rubble. If you can manage to get inside this building, on the lowest floor hidden in the corner is a giant Soccer ball (you will need the Banshee to get there). You can then push the soccer ball out on to the road below. If you move the witches hats to make goal posts one player, in co-op mode, can commandeer a warthog, and the other can get in another and you can have a giant game of soccer.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Halo2 dual wield weapons

In an open battlefield dual wield for maximum fire power as throwing Fragmentation Grenades will be a waste of time. If you are in an enclosed environment it is more effective to hold only one weapon which will allow you to use your free arm to detonate Fragmentation Grenades to deadly effect. The following are weapons that you will be able to dual wield:Human Dual Weilding weaponsMagnum (Pistol) -Sidearm which is deadly at close range particularly on head shotsSMG (Sub Machine Gun) -Inaccurate but deadly, best used in small controlled bursts.Battle Rifle -Versatile weapon that can be used as a semi-automatic for close range or as a sniper rifle for long range.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Halo 2

Funny that the real halo effect, the one clearly identifiable, comes not from Apple but from Microsoft. In fiscal 2005 second quarter earnings details released yesterday, Microsoft revealed that sales of game "Halo 2" brought in $300 million, enough to buoy the long money-losing Home and Entertainment division to profitability. The unexpected sales surge shows the difference one hot game can make for any console.

OK, so it's the "Halo 2" effect.

Xbox is on a roll, with sales projections about six months ahead of Microsoft predictions and Xbox Live subscribers soaring, too. I would encourage Sony and Nintendo not to underestimate the momentum Microsoft is generating.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Puzzle Pirates online game

Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates is an online game in which you play a Pirate character in an ocean world. Hundreds of your fellow player Pirates swarm these Isles and Sea-lanes. For Pirates who love acronyms, Puzzle Pirates is an massively multi-player online roleplaying game, or mmoarrrrpg.
Pirates can wander around on land and sail the thirty-seven seas with their crew. When your Pirate sails, or swordfights, or navigates, the appropriate Puzzle game is launched. Good Puzzling thereby brings victories and accrues great fortunes to you and your fellow Pirates.
Thus Yohoho! brings you Puzzling fun in a social Piratical setting, where every Puzzle game contributes to the greater story of your Pirate, her Crew, and the Ocean world.

Yohoho! brings fun Puzzle games into a persistent world game.
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A full new Pirate introduction to shake the landlubber out of yer.
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Intuitive, simple and eye-catching user interface.
Pirates can explore Ports, sail and battle at Sea, and engage in commerce.
Sailing a voyage is a team venture, each Pirate performs their Puzzle Duty and shares in the booty.
A host of nine fine Puzzles, with many more to come.
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Easy communication between Pirates, Crews and Flags.
Colonize an untouched Island and develop it into a thriving Pirate mecca.
Trade, allowing Merchants to develop businesses and trade in Commodities.
Strong player vs. player gameplay with appropriate controls to ensure fun for all parties.
A good player experience with proper support, live in-game participation and gameplay creation by the live team.
Regular ongoing additions; new Puzzles, Adventure Islands, Houses and more coming.
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Monday, October 10, 2005

Halo2 Hints

When you come to a tank, get in front of it and look at the small box. On the box are numbers: 030569. The birthday of Marcus Lehto, (the art director for Halo), is March 5th, 1969.
On the bottom of Master Chief's foot is the initals MRL. These are the intials of Marcus R. Lehto, the art director for Halo. The best way to find this is to kill someone in a muliplayer match and take a sniper rifle and zoom in on the body's foot.
If you take a sniper rifle and zoom in on the butt of a pistol, you'll find a weird marking. This is actually a Chinese/Japanese symbol for power.
If you take a sniper rifle and zoom in on the top of a pistol, where the small gray part is, you can find a Chinese symbol for 7. One-One-Seven is Master Cheif's number.
Here's a very hidden Marathon logo. On Keyes, when you find Captain Keyes as a blob, you can find his pipe hanging off the edge of the platform the blob is on. If you take a sniper rifle and zoom in on the pipe, you can find a faded Maracthon logo.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Halo2 Needler

The needler is nothing like the halo 2 eight minute video it was shown in.I suppose it was just too powerful at that VERY fast speed. And although youcan DW this gun and the speed of the needles has slightly been increased, Itis still not nearly as good as any of the other weapons laying around.There is only 2 valid approaches to using this weapon. 1.) Against totalnewbies who, will just stand, fire at you and not move. 2.) Shooting someonein the back. That is really the only way these weapons are useful. Even in aDual wielding situation, if someone moves out of the way of the needle just asit is about to hit him, generally it won't attach to him and do no damage.And because this gun relies HEAVILY on the fact it does more damage - the moreneedles are in before exploding, make this gun silly to use on pros. Maxdistance on needles is also around 100 Ft.On shielded opponents, if someone moves left to right, the needles WILLdeflect off of them. The needles will ALWAYS stick if the person has noshields left. But if they have no shields left, you can kill them quickerwith ANY other weapon, even the plasma pistol.So just keep that in mind. If someone is coming at you with needles and youstill have full shields, move. Most of the needles won't do anything.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Plasma Granade


This weapon is similar to our own hand grenade in that it is a thrown anti-infantry and anti-vehicle weapon. It has some kind of internal mechanism that allows it to distinguish between targets and background. For example, it will stick to a soldier or vehicle, but not a tree or wall. It has a three-second fuse that is activated after it sticks to a target or otherwise comes to a rest try and throw it close because if the see it coming they will jump out of the way.

Halo2 Energy Sword

The Energy Sword is a beast! Let me put it another way: the Energy Sword pwns. If you know anything about the sword-carrying Elites in the HALO campaign, you know that one swipe with the blade can kill. In HALO2, there is just one sword spawn location per map, so finding a sword is rare. I have not found an instance where there are two Energy Swords in a standard slayer gametype. HALO2 seems as if it is smart enough to know how many Swords (just one) are on the map. If a dropped Sword goes untouched it disappears (like dead bodies do) and will eventually respawn. If the Energy Sword gets blown off or under a map, it will respawn at its spawning location.