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BRIDGE OVER TREBLED SLAUGHTER (30G)

This is an easy 30 gamer point achievement for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox, I’m reposting these individually from the compiled version for maximum SEO to save folks who, like me, don’t xbox near their PCs and certainly don’t want to sit through 10 minutes of some 13 year old kid squeeking and explaining it on a YouTube video when it can be summed up in a few paragraphs.

This achievement starts in The Parish level 4 finale, you need not complete levels previously before attempting this, and it is best carried out with 4 player-characters as the AI will always balls this up for you. Ensure that all team members are savvy and not mad spray and pray 13 year olds who like to tell you “Cool story bro…” stories over the headset, they’re a sure fire way to blow any achievement.

To begin the game start it on Expert Mode, the reason for this is, you want friendly fire before you leave the safe room. Grab a gun and execute any AI that are in the room with you, then call a vote and switch it back to Easy Mode. You will not complete this with AI alive, they just get in the way. Another alternative is to console kick them, but killing them is just as simple. You can also spam for the achievement where you have to help up 10 survivors under the speed effects of adrenaline by spamming the above process of killing then ressing the AI on Expert Mode. I digress.

Grab adrenaline, a medi pack, the auto shotgun (I never use this aside from this situation where it’s essential and built for the job), you need stopping power. Also grab a melee weapon, these are usually shit but knocking the enemies off is all you want to do here, you’re not out for kills.

When you go out, hit the button on the right and rush down the left hand side of the bridge, swing right when you can and adrenaline shot when you get to the white trucks, swing out right again on the scaffholding to avoid mobs, do the “Omfg get off me dance.” of spinning around and right and left triggering we all do whenever you get slowed and simply GET TO DE CHOPPAH. It’s easy to do in under 3 minutes, well, was the first time I got it, need to get it on my new profile after Microsoft dicked me.

To view other simple Achievement walk-throughs that aren’t YouTube videos (I game in a different room to any PC’s, so I use my iPhone to check walk throughs and 99.99% are videos. :/) check out my Guardin’ Gnome achievement which unlocks the Depeche Mode t-shirt avatar reward.

Posted: December 15th, 2009
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VIOLENCE IN SILENCE (30G)

This is an easy 30 gamer point achievement for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox, I’m reposting these individually from the compiled version for maximum SEO to save folks who, like me, don’t xbox near their PCs and certainly don’t want to sit through 10 minutes of some 13 year old kid squeeking and explaining it on a YouTube video when it can be summed up in a few paragraphs.

This achievement starts in The Parish level 3, you need not complete level 1 or 2 before attempting this, and it is best carried out with 4 player-characters as the AI can sometimes balls things up for you, but not always. Ensure that all team members are savvy and not mad spray and pray 13 year olds who like to tell you “Cool story bro…” stories over the headset, they’re a sure fire way to blow any achievement.

It’s best to stick to melee weapons unless you trust your team enough for firearms, avoid red cars, head for white only, watch for witches and chargers as they can end it all for you in a heartbeat.

To view other simple Achievement walk-throughs that aren’t YouTube videos (I game in a different room to any PC’s, so I use my iPhone to check walk throughs and 99.99% are videos. :/) check out my Guardin’ Gnome achievement which unlocks the Depeche Mode t-shirt avatar reward.

Posted: December 15th, 2009
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SOB STORY (30G)

This is an easy 30 gamer point achievement for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox, I’m reposting these individually from the compiled version for maximum SEO to save folks who, like me, don’t xbox near their PCs and certainly don’t want to sit through 10 minutes of some 13 year old kid squeeking and explaining it on a YouTube video when it can be summed up in a few paragraphs.

This achievement starts in Hard Rain level 2, you need not complete level 1 before attempting this, and it is best carried out with 4 player-characters as the AI can sometimes balls things up for you. Ensure that all team members are savvy and not mad spray and pray 13 year olds who like to tell you “Cool story bro…” stories over the headset, they’re a sure fire way to blow any achievement.

Head through the sugar mill, use common sense and avoid witches, when you get to the cane field (you’ll know it) the best way to navigate is to all line up with the pipe on the ground and head forwards in unison. Stay together, walk around witches, and bam, 30 gamer points.

To view other simple Achievement walk-throughs that aren’t YouTube videos (I game in a different room to any PC’s, so I use my iPhone to check walk throughs and 99.99% are videos. :/) check out my Guardin’ Gnome achievement which unlocks the Depeche Mode t-shirt avatar reward.

Posted: December 15th, 2009
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WING AND A PRAYER (30G)

This is an easy 30 gamer point achievement for Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox, I’m reposting these individually from the compiled version for maximum SEO to save folks who, like me, don’t xbox near their PCs and certainly don’t want to sit through 10 minutes of some 13 year old kid squeeking and explaining it on a YouTube video when it can be summed up in a few paragraphs.

This is a relatively easy achievement if done correctly, it starts in Swamp Fever campaign at level 2 and best played with 3 AI, you need not do level 1 beforehand and it can be done on it’s own; do not use pills or adrenaline anytime before popping the hatch on the downed airliner you will come across as these are temporary health and will reduce over time thus being considered ‘damage’ by the game. Arm yourself with a melee weapon (I normally advise against ever using melee weapons, as you should be using your handguns to kill infected through levels and only switch to main firearm when you’re dealing with a zerg rush).

First on arriving at the aeroplane examine it closely and remove any petrol cans or gas containers nearby, there’s often some in the water too, piss them right off because these going off will lead to you having to repeat it all over again. Pop the hatch, about-face (right bumper) and run to the plane wing, zig zag a little and do it in one swift movement. You need to get with your back up into the corner between the planes engine and the wing, crouch (left bumper) and switch to melee and hold your right trigger (swinging wildly), your team mates will crowd in in front of you and be your meatshield.

Hold that right trigger, watch your health, and should it drop by a single point hit start, vote, return to lobby and repeat until you get your 30 gamer points. All you have to do is not take a single point of damage until the zerg rush is over. Caution though, sometimes you get unexpected spawns of chargers, smokers, spitters, or tanks which can cause a complete abort.

To view other simple Achievement walk-throughs that aren’t YouTube videos (I game in a different room to any PC’s, so I use my iPhone to check walk throughs and 99.99% are videos. :/) check out my Guardin’ Gnome achievement which unlocks the Depeche Mode t-shirt avatar reward.

Posted: December 15th, 2009
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Five Tips to Get Followers

I’ve gotten 2,363 friends on social networks and broke 1kpday hits on my blog without using gimmick sites that spam your list, I tried one and all it did was spam my feed once every 24 hours and scored me 3 followers in a week. Those things are about as lame as truetwit, although truetwit falls into another entire category of rude, while it doesn’t spam your feed it uses the byline ‘stop wasting your time with spammers’, the downside is you start wasting your followers time with lame captcha codes. Spammers aren’t that prolific on twitter, you can tell their accounts in a glance, they usually have some scantly clad wench or no icon for starters. And you want them on your list as much as you want bowel cancer, mirite?

Alas, I digress. Is it really that inconceivable that expressing yourself and commenting on interesting things throughout your day will encourage people to follow you? I follow HEAPS of people who blog and tweet about their boring every day lives, because it’s interesting to share the human experience with others, it even helps you understand yourself a bit more when you begin to realise we’re all not that dissimilar (although we all never manage to get along!) but really, there’s no gimmick that seems to work if you ask me.

Two days ago I broke 100 followers on Twitter and almost shat my pants in excitement because I remember what a big deal my mates made of achieving such, I’d never dabbled with social media until I decided to give it a run for it’s money a fortnight ago. Two days later I’m approaching 400 followers. How? By using spammy networks? By spamming my userlist with get rich quick schemes, trump network, acai berry magic voodoo drinks? Fuck no. By spouting the same old crap everyone else I’m following is spouting, except in my particular shade of brown. Honestly, I’m as flawed as every other person, I have my boring moments, I have my witty one liners, to quote Depeche Mode, people are people.

Five tips to getting users: –

1) Put yourself out there, talk to people, read randoms, meet and greet, try and ‘touch’ every user you add, by touch I mean it in a marketing sense of engaging them directly, if you have too many people and can’t engage every one of them directly then why do you want more people?

2) Be consistent. Be true to your ideas and objectives. If you have a specific interest, talk about it. Got nothing to say but feel like shooting the breeze? Do it. Don’t sell yourself out and start talking about celebrity panties collections just to gain more viewers. Perez may have got big, but he sure as hell sold his soul for it. How much are you going to pay for a few random internet prats loving your prose?

3) Cross-network, if you use facebook, myspace, etc, like I do, always remind your users to add you on other networks. Crossing networks is a great way to keep in touch in different formats, where twitter is 140 text flickr is purely images, facebook is a median, myspace is … okay, well myspace is for 18 year old emo sluts and dirty old men like me who add them just to have 18 year old emo sluts on their friends list somewhere. But you get my point. Join every network you can.

4) Syndicate your content. I have a profile on almost every social networking site, and they all feed from one another. I post this blog here, twitter automatically tweets that I posted it, my tumblr syndicates it, myspace and facebook source my twitter feed and post that, etc. It means every site you’re on has the same level of content as every other, so you should get even growth depending on demographic cross over and the like.

5) Be patient. Sure, you can pay someone $50 to get you 1,000 twitter users, but why? You’re selling something? You want to spam them with your crap? That 1,000 will shrink damn fast, if they’re even legit users. If you want to spam, social networks aren’t the right place anymore, no one gives a crap. If you want your ego stroked, it’d be stroked more if you achieved followers through being interesting rather than buying them. Just relax, in time you’ll reach big numbers, it’s inevitable.

Posted: December 14th, 2009
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What is this I don’t even..




Plants vs Zombies

Originally uploaded by BaSH PR0MPT

Found this game at K-Mart, I double handed facepalmed on the inside, I assure you. It looks pretty cute though!

In other news, I’ve got all social networks syndicating properly, gravatar and google reader bring together all my comments on the blogs I follow, so special hi to any traffic from those, and my Twitter app is working properly now. Means I’ll find interesting twits to follow who share my interests to a higher degree.

Special hi to those folks from Twitter too, I assure you I’m not a sp account, although if you need Viagra without a script, or the cheapest cialis online… kidding. 😉

Tonight I got some epic achievements in L4D2, ragin Cajun, price chopper, head hunter, and the use all melée one + chain of command, violence in silence, wing and a prayer, and half completed the mudmen and CEDA operative side quests. Close to finishing everything in L4D2! I should start writing up more concise walk throughs, there’s a lot of them out there for Left 4 Dead 2 that are lacking super important parts or are pretty vague. Anyone have any specific walk thru’s they’d like to see? If so, email me and I’ll do it. 🙂

Posted: December 7th, 2009
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Finally, Depeche Mode T!


Finally, Depeche Mode T!

Originally uploaded by BaSH PR0MPT

Good solid teamwork is essential for this award, no wonder it takes forever to get. I noticed a friend of mine, hebebebe was playing L4D2 Dark Carnival, I wasn’t intending on touching the xbox today at all, but I had to give it a shot.

His team was full, so I grabbed a random campaign of Dark Carnival with noobs, ran them to the end so they could get their 20G for finishing it, I joined late and they didn’t grab the gnome.

Figured I’d try one more time, but his game was full and I landed in the last part of the campaign with someone carrying a gnome lurking in a corner. Worth a shot I thought, so I threw out the fireworks and petrol and fell back to a defensive position laying down a supressive fire across the rear of the stadium, the other players to my shock did the same! They knew basic tactics and teamwork. WTF?!

Long story short teamwork made the difference, with our backs to a wall at all times we put up a hell of a fight and I emptied my klash three times into the horde before the chopper landed. At this point you get a huge rush of zeds and a tank pop out, I ran straight to the best pull zone and molotov’d the lot and got the tank on me asap, went down pretty fast but bought enough time for the team to retreat to the evac chopper! I knew that as long as the gnome got on board we’d all get it, but I was still shocked to see (30G – GUARDIN’ GNOME) appear on my screen!

So much effort for something so trivial, but hell, it’s a depeche mode shirt, how awesome is that shit?

Big congrats to BeatsTheBear and RedSox4Ever23 for the epic win, one more victory in World War Z! 😉

Click here for the walk through on how to get it!

L4D2 Depeche Mode Shirt

I’ve wasted far too long on this, my team were absolute newbs. To get the Depeche Mode t-shirt in Left 4 Dead 2 you have to find a gnome named Chomsky, a familiar fellow to people who have played Half Life 2, where you meet him to complete the achievement of “Little Rocket Man”.

To get him you have to play the Dark Carnival campaign and find the target shooting amusement ride type thing and score over 720, best to have multiple players shooting at once with at least one rear guard.

This is where things get hard, a player has to carry the bastard to the end of the campaign, which means obstructed vision and inability to shoot your weapon. Fine if you make a newb carry it, awkward if you’re the strongest character and good with a forearm.

I was forever dropping it to save the newbs. After god knows how many runs the rescue chopper landed, just when I was about to board it one of the newbies ran up hopped in and hit X, making the chopper leave without me. Fml.

I want my god damned Depeche Mode shirt. Speaking of Depeche Mode, their new album sucks.

Posted: November 26th, 2009
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