Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gears of War 2

Yeah, it's a good game. Get it. End of story.

But, there are 2 sections in the campaign, which are hyper-weak. The fight against Skorge and protecting the comm array, both near the end.

As far as I can tell, both are entirely reliant on luck, and not skill.

That's pisspoor, and makes me very angry as well.

UPDATE: I saw a few searches coming in for this, so I thought I'd add some information about it, so that people actually get an answer.

Try and kill the reavers in the air - they die more quickly.
After about 45 seconds, one will fly from right to left, and bomb the final radar from the air.
When this happens, it's game over.

You need to down 6, quickly, before this happens.

The right hand turret is, for some reason, much easier to do it with.

Zoom in, lead them in the air (shoot just ahead of them), drop them out of the air.

Bottom line, though, unless you're an incredible shot with the Troika, there's a fair old bit of luck involved, and you'll probably have to try a few times. Also, and I know this sounds weak, taking a break can really help. Go play a round of Horde, or watch TV for a few minutes and then come back.

Good luck, and please leave a comment if you have any tips.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I love to learn new things.
This thing, in particular, is both interesting and funny.

In other news, I was at SMX London yesterday, where I met some fun people. They also let me talk about search diagnosis, and I spotted that SeoMoz (I'm not linking, they have enough juice :P) messed up their alt tags. Well, there wasn't much else to mention. Let's be honest, it's a pretty good site.

We also looked at processlibrary.com, which ranks well enough in Google and Live, but not at all in Yahoo! How strange. (penalty? low content/noise ratio? Who knows?)

John Mueller was also over. The guy's a genius, and it was a pleasure to finally meet him face to face. At Google, we often work together for years before meeting people, even though we've seen them on VC or similar.

Anyway, that's all for me. Busy day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fable 2

So, uhh, there are some free items you can get if you hit fable2.com
But lordy, why do they insist on flash? It's so tedious. Long loading times. Slowing the computer.
Most importantly, you can't even resize things, with control+ and control-, which is crap if you're running at 1900x1200 on a small display like me.

3d Wii VR

Every 3 months or so, I remember this video.

It's frickin' sweet, and every console should have one.