Category Archives: Xbox 360

Big Team Swat Headed to Halo 4 Matchmaking Next Week

According to the Halo Waypoint July-August 2014 Matchmaking Calendar, Big Team Swat is the next featured playlist for Halo 4 Matchmaking, and things are going to get crazy. I assume that vehicles turrets and all will still be included in those big team maps, such as Exile, Ragnarok or Dominion, so I can’t wait to see how these mechanics play out in a no-shield no tracker SWAT playlist. Big Team SWAT runs from July 21-26, so don’t miss out on this very limited time game mode next week!

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Here is a quick look at the Halo 4 Matchmaking Calendar, there’s some very cool game modes coming up in the coming weeks, so be sure and try them out! For everything Halo 4, keep it right here at DS90’s!

– Caleb Stiles

Dig Site, Haven and Export headed to Titanfall

Last Week Developer Respawn Entertainment revealed the next DLC pack for the biggest current gen FPS, Titanfall. The Frontier’s Edge DLC consists of three maps; Haven – an open beach resort, Dig Site – an isolated mining post, and Export – a mountain-side mining hub. Titanfall has been constantly updated since its strong release, and is only getting better. Haven’t picked up Titanfall yet? Check out our review to see what we think about the game.

No release date has been given yet, but we will update when more information follows. For everything Titanfall and Xbox One, keep it on follow mode at DS90’s!

– Caleb Stiles

PvZ: Garden Warfare Tactical Taco Party Pack DLC

Popcap Games released a new free DLC pack (in collaboration with Aquafina FlavorSplash) for PvZ: Garden Warfare, the Tactical Taco Party Pack. The Party Pack released today, includes a new map – Jewel Junction, a new game mode – Vanquish Confirmed, a new 8-on-8 mixed mode playlist, and two new character variants – Citrus Cactus and Berry Shooter. These two character variants represent Aquafina’s collaboration with Popcap and the DLC, as well as their FlavorSplash drink line.

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The Tactical Taco Party Pack is available right now, absolutely free, so get out there and vanquish some enemies and keep your eye out for some awesome Easter eggs! Here’s the announcement trailer below in case you haven’t been won over just yet! Keep it locked at DS90’s for everything PvZ: Garden Warfare and Xbox One.

– Caleb Stiles

Dope Since the 90’s – We Will be at E3 2014!

We are 60 days away from the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and Dope Since the 90’s will be there to provide you with the insider coverage you need! This E3 will focus on games, games and more games! Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will all make their returning appearances, and we will see sneak peeks for another fiscal year across all platforms. Major publishers, such as Ubisoft and EA, will return with their usual press conferences, and so much more! From Jun 6-12th, we will be hosting Twitch streams, giveaways and insider coverage! Hit that follow button to learn more and stay up to date on everything E3 2014. Makes sure to also check us out on Twitter and Twitch, by following the links at the top of the page!

– Caleb Stiles

Competitive Gaming Headed to ESPN’s Next X Games

ESPN and Major League Gaming announced that MLG Pros will compete for a medal in this year’s X Games, for the first time in history. Yesterday, MLG and ESPN announced a partnership that will usher in the first-ever MLG X Games invititaional at Austin, TX this June. Eight of the world’s best Call of Duty teams will compete in a tournament across 3 days for a shot at a worthy medal.

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MLG EVP of sales, Don Reilley recently stated,

“The popularity of competitive gaming and the MLG Pro Circuit is at an all-time high with millions watching the best gamers compete each month on MLG.tv,”.

Highlights of the tournament will air both on ABC and ESPN, though full broadcasting will air exclusively to MLG.tv web channels, mobile apps, and via the MLG Xbox 360 app. MLG and competitive eSports have flourished lately, and this can only mean great things for the video games industry.

For more on MLG and the latest gaming news, we’ve got you covered at Dope Since the 90’s.

– Caleb Stiles

 

Titanfall Expedition DLC: Wall-Running Trees and Custom Titans

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Respawn revealed the first batch of DLC for Titanfall Pax East, and included a few details as well as the release window of May. The three maps included are Swampland, Runoff, and War Games. Swampland, promo’d above, features giant lumbering trees that will provide unpredictable and swift wall-running routes. Runoff will feature some sort of water and pipes system, and ties into Swampland, according to developers. Lastly is the Titan training ground, War Games. The three maps take place after the events of the Titanfall campaign, so I expect to see these maps appear in the multiplayer and campaign lobbies. Additionally, Respawn went on to explain that decal customization will be a new feature for Titans, and that players will now be able to clan up with each other using “identical hashtags. Here is the statement below.

“It’s supposed to span beyond just gaming sites,” Respawn said at its PAX East panel. “You don’t have to trade gamertags and make parties and be online at the same time. It’s not a way to boost. It’s a way to coordinate so you can choose your teammates.”

Oh and don’t worry, this DLC holds much more validity than IGN’s april fools DLC announcement, Optimus Prime. For everything Titanfall and Expedition DLC, keep your browsers and phones on follow mode!

– Caleb Stiles

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Titanfall

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I’ve compiled a list below of facts, tips, and general knowledge about Titanfall that the general audience may not know. Have your own suggestions? Leave them in the comments below, and enjoy!

Auto-Sprint

Head into the settings menu and you will see a few controller layout options, as well as the auto-sprint settings. As a pilot, players will never get winded, and can sprint the entire map. Maneuverability and agility are hands-down one of the most important tactics in Titanfall, and auto-sprint is there to help. There are three settings: Manual (which is standard), delay, and always sprint. With the delay setting, players will begin to sprint automatically after walking a short distance. With always sprint, players will automatically sprint any time the joystick is pressed forward. Toggle your settings and find what best suits you!

Environment Interaction

Have the fast-learner (double XP) burn card activated? Learn to farm XP from the environment to rack up those experience points without ever engaging in a firefight! In Titanfall, players can destroy militia dropships, hack mega-turrets and spectres, kill “flyers” and even destroy search drones. Check out my video below to see a few of these in action.

Arc Cannon Defense

Ever heard the term, “defense is the best offense”? When using your Titan’s primary weapon, the Arc Cannon, this statement holds especially true. You can exhaust a players vortex shield and particle wall with a fully charged Arc Cannon blast, and if you are quick enough, you can even zap down incoming projectiles, such as the cluster missile, before they make contact. The Arc Cannon is also great for wiping out squads of AI with a single shot, so you can continue to focus on enemy pilots and titans with minimal distraction.

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Charge that Bull

When rodeo-ing a Titan, it’s important to know which weapon to use to take down the Titan. Using a smart pistol may take far too long, and using a sidewinder will hurt yourself with splash damage. One of the more versatile anti-tian weapons, the Charge Rifle, is great for rodeo kills, and doesn’t have splash damage. Two to three Charges with an amped charge rifle will take down a Titan with ease, and this can really turn the tide in game modes like Last Titan Standing.

Titan Reload

Ammo capacity has proven to not be much of an issue in Titanfall, but if you are using ordnance regularly, keeping stocked is a high priority for you. Any time you hop into your titan, your ammunition and ordnance is reloaded, and this can lead to lethal effects. A great tactic to help take down a Titan is to spam it with arc grenades. Stay close to your titan and you can replenish your ordnance each time you hop in, providing an endless array of arc grenades to get under the skin of that opposing Titan.

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Titanfall Companion App

Respawn Producer, Drew McCoy confirmed to the community that a companion app would be coming soon, during one of his flights via twitter. McCoy stated that it was unfortunate the app didn’t make the launch release date, but an upcoming patch will have the details. Additionally, McCoy informed players that they will soon be able to assign colors to their teammates, in an upcoming patch as well.

AOG Scope Ammo Count

Several primary weapons, and their scope attachments keep an ammo count while firing, so you know exactly when to go back into cover or reload. Here is a snapshot of the AOG scope on the Longbow DMR. The blue circle around the scope depletes and turns red as your ammo count runs low.

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Thanks for tuning in, now head back out to the Frontier and take what you’ve learned onto the battlefield! For everything Titanfall, keep it on follow mode at Dope Since the 90’s! Hit that follow button if and only if you enjoyed this article!

– Caleb Stiles