One of the most under-appreciated perks in MW3 is one of the most valuable for everyone to master!
Gamer Etiquette and the Tragedy of Assumed Anonymity
In a world full of wonderful people that are pleasant and well-meaning there is always that one jerk that seems to poke his/her/its head out and ruin what might have been a great day. The problem is that while this is a mere possibility in the everyday existence of humanity outside in what some people think of as the ‘real world’ it is a more than common occurrence in the world of online gaming.
The problem with this starts with the assumption that many people have once they go online – the assumption of anonymity.
You aren’t anonymous online and in the world of online gaming, you are surrounding yourself with a lot of socially maladjusted kids that have grown up on Sponge Bob and Crack (Mountain Dew). So, when you start hearing that kid on your headset say something about your gamertag being gay or stupid just do the smart thing. Mute, avoid and report the rugrat.
This also goes for any of the typical punks you come across – Mute, Avoid and Report. (Think Wash, Rinse, Repeat)
I will be posting some videos to show exactly how to do this as the week progresses.
Share your favorite interactions in our comments section!
My personal favorite so far was when I was teamed up with my friend Wonky Britches <—- Real Gamer Tag!!!!
and some guy’s (I am assuming a minority) trash talk was – “You’re just some white guys with good credit!!!!”
I am still trying to figure out if this was meant to offend us or simply imply that he admired our credit scores. Either way, keep your language clean when you are online because all it takes to find out your name or other stuff is a simple google search of your gamertag.
Two New Battlefield Videos – How To Get a Jet and Sniping 101
Both of these take some time to learn, but you will be glad you did.
Sniping a Jeep Jockey – Battlefield 3
When you play Battlefield 3 the first thing you will notice is that it is a fairly realistic game for the most part. While it isn’t ARMA 2 – it is still a great game for some more ‘paced’ action than Call of Duty’s high octane, ADD/Arcade shooter modes.
The next thing most people notice is the presence of vehicles in Battlefield 3. The vehicles are awesome and if you can master them you will be amazing at this game. However, if you are driving a jeep or anything with open windows or ‘open air’ available to be shot through – you are a target. Not only are you a target…
You are MY TARGET. I love the recon class and DICE (the creator of Battlefield’s Online Mode) understand that snipers aren’t front lines warriors; they are laying low and taking sure shots that no one else really could. In this case you see me as a recon class with an SV98 Sniper Rifle…
The video will walk you through how to snipe a jeep jockey and make what is difficult a little easier and more enjoyable… For snipers anyway.
How to Get a Jet in Battlefield 3 (…and fail miserably) – updated with newest video
*NOTE – After this video was made, DICE has released TWO Updates/Patches (the first allows you to now get into a jet from the ground. Beware, players can still spawn into them – so your best bet is still to spawn into a jet if you want one!
Am I a terrible pilot? Not really.
Am I a terrible fighter pilot? Yes.
This video explains how you can actually get into and fly a jet in Battlefield 3.
The Best Time To Be A Noob = Quarter #1
For those that are new to gaming it is vital that you learn a few things about how the schedule of a hardcore gamer works. This will allow you to understand much more in gaming than simply how to play a certain game, but when to play a certain game.
The first quarter of a new year is usually the most dead time of the year for any game to be released. It is easily observed that most of the biggest titles to be released come some time in the months leading up to the celebration of commerce we commonly know as Christmas. Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Arkham City…the list goes on. However, there is a nice part about this for people that are casual gamers or maybe even what we (super-nerdy, ‘hardcore’ gamers) call Christmas Noobs (people that just got the game for Commerce Day and still don’t fully know some of the important factors of the game —– aka, NoobTubeTV’s Target Audience)
With the lacking amount of top-tier (popular) titles being released during the worst retail months of the year (January-April) you will have a lot of time to learn how to fine-tune your skills in games like Call of Duty. Not to mention the fact that these are typically the worst weather months of the year as well and you may have some other reasons to hang out in the recliner, couch or sticky bean bag chair in your dorm room.
Just remember, it isn’t a crime to be a noob and like Will Hunting – it’s not your fault… it’s not your fault… it’s not your fault.
If you aren’t crying like Matt Damon right now, please keep your attention on NoobTubeTV.com for more updates on games and what we are referring to as Gamer Etiquette – the one thing lacking so much online that it is a pandemic that has infected 85% of online gamers.
Quick Scoping and Digital Carnage Montage #4 – Music By Rammstein
A few weeks ago we talked about the concept of quick-scoping and the whole idea behind the ‘great mystery’. Today we have released some videos that cover exactly how to do it and also a bit of feedback on why it isn’t the best strategy to use if you want to win matches in Call of Duty. The first video is a walkthrough of the concepts behind quick-scoping (including aim-assist) in Call of Duty.
The second video is a brief montage (without awesome music). It is followed by an explanation of how and why quick-scoping isn’t effective for much more than making a show. While montages are pretty awesome (we have our own here, and will continue to make them), there is also the goal of ‘winning’ when you play a game and that should supersede any sort of desire to look cool when your KDR is less than 1.00.
Sports Games – The Most Complicated Controls In Console Gaming
To effectively run the ball in Madden or NCAA Football you have to move the left stick in the direction you want to run, cover the ball with the RB shoulder button. Then you have to make sure you get through the hole formed in the correct gap and press the sprint button (Right Trigger/RT). However, you don’t want to press it too soon because the defense is programmed to move faster once you press the sprint button (RT). Once you have broken away you might have to juke with the Right Stick or Stiff Arm with the ‘A’ button, maybe follow that up with a spin move (‘B’ button) and then jump a defender (‘Y’ button).
[sarcasm]That isn’t complicated at all! [/sarcasm]
In the coming days we will be covering the basics (which are inherently advanced) controls in Madden and NCAA football. The problem with this being that as simple as one video would be there is the problem that each game has different control schemes and handles differently. However, it must also be said that these controls are necessary for these games to continue growing in the way they have. Is that a good thing? No… but that is a different discussion and it can be had right here in our forums.
If you haven’t noticed, sports games are rather disposable at this point. New versions have a new year plastered on them and that is usually about all you need to worry about (at least in Madden and NCAA Football) from the control perspective. The developer, EA Tiburon tried (and failed) to effectively simplify their games with “One Button Mode”. Sorry, but that just rings of short-bus controls for what Robin Williams would refer to as ‘damaged people’.
We will be making a concerted effort to show you how these controls work on the most basic level and work up to the more complicated parts of these games. You truly have to learn to walk before you can run in gaming (sports games especially) and we are here to walk you through the process.