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post #91 of 943 Old 04-15-2011, 01:12 PM
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I have my beta code and will be available to punk you guys around 8:30pm PST tonight
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I need to get home so I can start downloading!!!
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I redeemed the code online so I hope it's there when I get home.
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WTH is "Friends, and Family"?!?!

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WTH is "Friends, and Family"?!?!

It's like the VIP line at the hot club...
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wth is "friends, and family"?!?!

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Friends and Family of the companies that are involved in the release of the title. I work somewhere that is somehow related to the release of this title. Why I get it early I don't know.. and quite frankly don't care
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Sweet, keep us posted Monger!

Oh, how big is the download? How's the latency (one of my biggest gripes with Gears 2)?

It was an 80ish mb download, but then it did a 500mb update.

Latency seemed fine. I was only able to play 7 or 8 games this morning, but I didn't notice any. It's running on dedicated servers so it should be ok.

I was playing tdm and one thing I didn't like was on the Thrashball arena if you have a bad team you can keep spawn trapped pretty hard. You spawn into a small room before going down a hallway into the arena and the other team can see where you're coming from.

The digger weapon is cool. I haven't had a chance to use it but I was blown up by it a few times. I saw it coming one time, but other times it's like what the hell just happened until you see the weapon on the screen.

Other than that I'll have to play more. The maps seem fun but 75% of the time I was stuck on some terrible teams against guys that were organized and played together.
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spent 8 hours tweeting trying to get an access code. no luck.
only now I feel like a giant loser for wasting a day.
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I'm liking it so far. Haven't noticed any Lag or cheap sh!t.
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Man, very disappointed! Lag everywhere!!!

Or at least that is what I am going with because I refuse to believe I suck this bad...

I like some of the new weapons with unique targeting actions. No change in movement or gameplay that much.

Visuals are great but, not a huge jump from gow2.

Shotguns still dominate, especially with these maps with small rooms and narrow pathways.

Matchplay lobby is more Halo-ish, which is a good thing.

Need to play more....
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meh seems like Gears of War 2. I just die all the time
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spent 8 hours tweeting trying to get an access code. no luck.
only now I feel like a giant loser for wasting a day.
I tried for a long time too, but so did 50,000 other people.

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A few more things. I like the new team death match mode. Rather than playing to a number of kills, each team starts with 15 respawns. Once you are out, you play until the last guy is eliminated

Capture the leader is my favorite of the 3 game modes. Each team has a leader that you have to down and then capture. After you capture the leader you have to hold him for 30 seconds. If both leaders are captured the timer stops until one is released. It's always exciting saving your queen with 1 second left.

King of the hill is basically annex now from what I could tell. I never really was a big fan of this mode.
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How do you get into the beta? I have Bulletstorm, do I go in thru the bulletstorm disc?
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How do you get into the beta? I have Bulletstorm, do I go in thru the bulletstorm disc?

Is there a voucher in the package? Typically they have some sort of redemption code you put in on the marketplace to download it.

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Buddy of mine said it was on the disc.

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Is it me or is it much harder to tell apart COG from Locusts? During close-range firefights, I am having a hard time telling apart my team from enemies.

I am not a big fan of sawed off shotgun. Really powerful, but re-load takes forever. It is a great weapon in hands of an accurate shooter, but for a noob like me, it is sure one-way to getting killed.
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At close range, hip fire shotgun is the way to go.
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I don't know if it just me getting old the fact that I have not played much FPS lately, but I have hard time getting a kill close range. I feel like I got a decent shot in, but I miss and I just get blown to pieces.

I try to stay back and shoot guys down, but then there is always a sweeper with the shotgun that gets me from behind.

I used to be okay at run-and-gun, but I can hardly keep up anymore. Any decent tips?
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I don't know if it just me getting old the fact that I have not played much FPS lately, but I have hard time getting a kill close range. I feel like I got a decent shot in, but I miss and I just get blown to pieces.

I try to stay back and shoot guys down, but then there is always a sweeper with the shotgun that gets me from behind.

I used to be okay at run-and-gun, but I can hardly keep up anymore. Any decent tips?

Just keep at it. I was slow to start too. Kept getting blasted at close range but after about 13 matches something just clicked and I can pretty much run any setup.

Best advice is to keep your distance and just fire and down them and finish them until you get more comfortable with the shotguns.

I mostly play CTL so the sawed off comes in handy when trying to rescue the leader as I have found a ton of guys stay to protect. Lots of diving or rolling and just shoot with that thing and it just destroys people.

Add TWISM if you want to party up.
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If it's at all like the Gnasher shotgun from the other Gears games it takes a lot of practice. Starting off I was awful with it but later on I'd drop my Lancer WAY before the shotgun. 1 hit kill up close.

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I don't know if it just me getting old the fact that I have not played much FPS lately, but I have hard time getting a kill close range. I feel like I got a decent shot in, but I miss and I just get blown to pieces.

I try to stay back and shoot guys down, but then there is always a sweeper with the shotgun that gets me from behind.

I used to be okay at run-and-gun, but I can hardly keep up anymore. Any decent tips?

I could have wrote this... I played Saturday for a while and was destroying people with it, but then late Saturday and again yesterday I was just getting blown to pieces repeatedly. Last night, I said f it and quit pretty quick. I couldn't buy a kill. Hopefully with new guys coming online, the talent pool will thin out.

As to the locust/cog thing, I'm shooting my own guys all the time. It's hard to tell. Especially groups, I just shoot until my reticle goes red and keep on that guy.

The sawed off has a huge aiming window, but if I miss my first shot or run into two guys I am screwed.
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Host advantage still play a roll in this game?
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Host advantage still play a roll in this game?

I could be wrong but I think the dedicated servers take care of this issue? Right?
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I haven't shot the wrong people yet but maybe my 114" screen helps me see better. Lol.
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My understanding is that you have to own the super special edition of Bulletstorm - not just the regular edition - to get a Beta token (could be wrong here - I own neither)....
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the regular edition was called the "something" edition don't remember what, but came with an online pass code (it's ea) and says something about the GOW3 beta. there was only one code so I'm not sure how it works. I will play around with it when I get home from work.
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The "EPIC" edition of Bulletstorm is what is required to get in before the 25th (unless of course you are in the F&F group).

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Some more impressions. It's nice got getting destroyed all the time. I'm finally getting the hang of things again.

The new mantling cover mechanic. It's where you hop over cover and kick the opponent, stunning them for a few seconds. I like the idea for rewarding aggressiveness but it kinda sucks in execution. The enemy goes invincible once the animation starts, so they go right through your shotgun blast. It also seems to "suck you in" so even though I haven't even seen them move yet on my screen, I'm locked into position and can't move to get away.

There is a p2p structure built in for private matches for when the servers aren't available. Host advantage is definitely still a problem when not playing on the dedicated servers. I had a few lag issues, but nothing too horrible.

Weapons are pretty well balanced. The retro lancer is powerful but has quite a bit of recoil. The sawed off is brutal and can take out a few guys at once, but only has 4 rounds and takes forever to reload. Everything has it's trade offs.

There are some cool executions, but good luck getting to use them. Everyone steals your kills so you just have to keep shooting. I had a round with 1 kill and 6 downs. I've went to the darkside. Minus the final kill, if someone is down they are fair game now.
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