guardianofthelastcity
bungiedestiny:

Now that we’ve been able to get some serious time with the Destiny beta, we can’t seem to stay away from the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer. Sure, you can have friends and strangers join you in the campaign, but there’s nothing quite like looking down the barrel of a plasma rifle, knowing a human is at the other end. Even with the limited map selection and single mode – the capture-and-hold-based Control – Destiny's multiplayer is already looking like a worthy evolution of Bungie's Halo pedigree.But the Crucible is its own animal. Go into it expecting just more Master Chief action, and you’ll be lost. And dead. A lot. With that in mind, here are some friendly suggestions about how best to approach this deadly arena.DO be patient. You won’t unlock access to the Crucible until you hit Level 5, so don’t think you’re missing something if you can’t find it right off the bat. Also: You only bring into multiplayer what you’ve collected in the campaign, so the more time you spend capping Fallen, the more options you have for capping other players.BUT DON’T get too obsessive about maxing out your character before jumping in. Although higher-level players will get access to a wider variety of weapons and armor, the game removes level bonuses in order to ensure as equitable a playing field as possible.DO try for special kills. Destiny's Control mode provides generous rewards for killing enemies, rather than reserving the bulk of points only for capturing and holding Control points. Even better, the game dishes out bonus points for things like head shots, melee kills, and vehicle kills.BUT DON’T neglect the Control points altogether! Capturing and holding a location does earn you significant points, after all. But perhaps more significantly, the game confers bonus points to all of your team’s kills when you hold a territory – the more Control points held, the bigger the bonus.DO make use of turrets. On First Light, there’s a turret near each Control point. Though they look beefy, they have a fairly precise fire pattern, allowing you to pick off even mounted enemies from a surprising distance. And vehicles? Forget about it.BUT DON’T rely too heavily on them. They’re loud. People will hear you. Then they’ll sneak up behind you. Then they’ll kill you.DO move carefully. As in most modern shooters, crouching and moving slowly will make you less visible to enemies, especially on enemies’ radar.BUT DON’T camp. Unlike most modern shooters, Destiny will ping your location to nearby enemies even if you’re crouched and immobile. It just doesn’t happen as often as when you’re running full-tilt or firing.DO take advantage of nearby vehicles. The nimble Pike and the powerful Interceptor will let you whisk your way across the battlefield. And you can also probably find a use for those heavy-duty mounted weapons.BUT DON’T forget that you can summon your own private Sparrow (on the big maps, at least). If your main goal is quick transport, you’re probably better off bringing in your own ride than going out of your way to grab a parked vehicle.DO use your Special ability whenever reasonable. Not only does it make for some devastating carnage, it also counts as a special kill – and thus earns you some delicious bonus points. And don’t ignore the fact that every kill, Control point capture, and the like nudges your depleted Special closer to readiness.BUT DON’T try to kick off your Special while face-to-face with an enemy. Remember that there’s a small charge time involved in firing up your devastating attack. By the time you’re ready to unleash it, chances are, you’re already dead. Better to trigger it just before jumping into the fray!Finally, DO get excited. This is just a small slice of Destiny's competitive multiplayer offerings. When the game hits Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9, there will be a heck of a lot more in store. BUT DON’T hold your breath. That’s more than a month away. You’d die.

jayymars

bungiedestiny:

Now that we’ve been able to get some serious time with the Destiny beta, we can’t seem to stay away from the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer. Sure, you can have friends and strangers join you in the campaign, but there’s nothing quite like looking down the barrel of a plasma rifle, knowing a human is at the other end. Even with the limited map selection and single mode – the capture-and-hold-based Control – Destiny's multiplayer is already looking like a worthy evolution of Bungie's Halo pedigree.

But the Crucible is its own animal. Go into it expecting just more Master Chief action, and you’ll be lost. And dead. A lot. With that in mind, here are some friendly suggestions about how best to approach this deadly arena.

DO
be patient. You won’t unlock access to the Crucible until you hit Level 5, so don’t think you’re missing something if you can’t find it right off the bat. Also: You only bring into multiplayer what you’ve collected in the campaign, so the more time you spend capping Fallen, the more options you have for capping other players.

BUT DON’T
get too obsessive about maxing out your character before jumping in. Although higher-level players will get access to a wider variety of weapons and armor, the game removes level bonuses in order to ensure as equitable a playing field as possible.

DO
try for special kills. Destiny's Control mode provides generous rewards for killing enemies, rather than reserving the bulk of points only for capturing and holding Control points. Even better, the game dishes out bonus points for things like head shots, melee kills, and vehicle kills.

BUT DON’T
neglect the Control points altogether! Capturing and holding a location does earn you significant points, after all. But perhaps more significantly, the game confers bonus points to all of your team’s kills when you hold a territory – the more Control points held, the bigger the bonus.

DO
make use of turrets. On First Light, there’s a turret near each Control point. Though they look beefy, they have a fairly precise fire pattern, allowing you to pick off even mounted enemies from a surprising distance. And vehicles? Forget about it.

BUT DON’T
rely too heavily on them. They’re loud. People will hear you. Then they’ll sneak up behind you. Then they’ll kill you.

DO
move carefully. As in most modern shooters, crouching and moving slowly will make you less visible to enemies, especially on enemies’ radar.

BUT DON’T
camp. Unlike most modern shooters, Destiny will ping your location to nearby enemies even if you’re crouched and immobile. It just doesn’t happen as often as when you’re running full-tilt or firing.

DO
take advantage of nearby vehicles. The nimble Pike and the powerful Interceptor will let you whisk your way across the battlefield. And you can also probably find a use for those heavy-duty mounted weapons.

BUT DON’T
forget that you can summon your own private Sparrow (on the big maps, at least). If your main goal is quick transport, you’re probably better off bringing in your own ride than going out of your way to grab a parked vehicle.

DO
use your Special ability whenever reasonable. Not only does it make for some devastating carnage, it also counts as a special kill – and thus earns you some delicious bonus points. And don’t ignore the fact that every kill, Control point capture, and the like nudges your depleted Special closer to readiness.

BUT DON’T
try to kick off your Special while face-to-face with an enemy. Remember that there’s a small charge time involved in firing up your devastating attack. By the time you’re ready to unleash it, chances are, you’re already dead. Better to trigger it just before jumping into the fray!

Finally,
DO get excited. This is just a small slice of Destiny's competitive multiplayer offerings. When the game hits Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 9, there will be a heck of a lot more in store.

BUT DON’T
hold your breath. That’s more than a month away. You’d die.

jayymars

milesabovepeter

courtneythebumbling:

Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”

  • Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
  • Honest social commentary
  • Targeted to the college age demographic
  • Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
  • Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig

Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”

  • White people calling it racist
  • Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist
jayymars

jayymars:

personalattitude-studios:

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jayymars  The Order: 1886 is set in an alternate history London, where an old order of knights keep all of the world safe from half breed monsters, who are a combination of animal and man. In the game’s history, around the seventh or eighth centuries a small number of humans took on bestial traits. The majority of humans feared these half breeds and war broke out. Despite the humans outnumbering the half breeds, their animal strength gave them the upper hand in centuries of conflict.

Centuries later, humanity finds new hope in King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. King Arthur and his like-minded knights take the fight to the half breeds, but Arthur soon realizes it’s a losing battle. Through a mysterious turn of fate The Knights discover Black Water, a mystical liquid that significantly extends their lifetimes and gives them remarkable healing abilities. Despite this new advantage the half breeds continue to win battle after battle, until the industrial Revolution turns the tide. Inventors are far ahead of their time, inventing technologies such as thermal imaging, Zeppelins, and wireless communications. New weapons belch electricity, ignite clouds of molten metal on top of enemies, and fulfill dual functions as fragmentation grenades and proximity mines.

By 1886, the war still goes on, but the humans almost have martial law. A new threat emerges in the form of the lower classes rebelling against the rich and the social order, with the Knights supporting the well-to-do upper classes and nobles. The game features four main protagonists from the same squad, who each has a given name, and the adopted name of one of the original Knights. The oldest is Sebastian Mallory, the second to bear the name of Sir Percival, and the descendant of Thomas Mallory, who in the 1400s wrote Le Morte d’Arthur, the definitive Arthurian Text. A close friend of Grayson, he is one of the best Knights in the history of the order.

Grayson is the third to bear the title of Sir Galahad, and has battled the order’s enemies for centuries. He views Mallory as a mentor, Lafayette as a friend, and Isabeau as a potential love interest. Other than that, little is known about him so far. Isabeau D’Argyll is one of the younger Knights in the order, but is much older than her appearance of being in her late twenties. The latest Lady Igraine, Isabeau was Grayson’s apprentice and if not for her commitment to the order, his lover. Marquis de Lafayette was a French military officer who fought in the French and American Revolutions. His tactical expertise brought him to the order’s attention, and Mallory approached him and convinced him to join the order. Although the group’s youngest, his globetrotting has given him a whimsical outlook on life that grounds the squad. As an apprentice, he does not yet bear the name of a Knight.

And…it comes out next year around my birthday.

Main Event - Non Title Lil D vs. Eric Knock

Mitch Shards: Before we get to our main event, here is a highlight package of the youngest wrestler in EAWCX…Eric Knock.

[Highlight Package Starts]

Promo: Weighing 245lbs…From Detroit Michigan…Eric Knock-Knock-Knock…

You can see it in this kid’s eyes that he is hungry to become a Champion. Only eighteen years old and he’s accomplished so much. Without a doubt, even though he hasn’t won a Championship here in EAWCX…He has made an impact. He’s worked his way up, but people are skeptic when will this kid get his first title. He’s been in matches where Championships have been on the line but hasn’t gotten the job done. I know that you have to be looking to become a champion…but I’m looking to get better. When I capture my first EAWCX Championship, it will be because of preparation. No flukes, no luck, but because I was ready to become Champion. Could we be looking at the future of EAWCX in Eric Knock?

Tyler Gadders: Not doubt Eric Knock is doing successful for his age here in EAWCX, but he has a huge task up next. If Eric Knock can by some miracle beat the EAWCX Champion in his match next. Then I honestly see him being a number one contender for the EAWCX Championship. But that’s if and only if he can beat Lil D but that is easier said than done.

Mitch Shards: Well enough of the talking partner, it’s time for the MAIN EVENT!

[Jason makes his way into the ring]

Jason: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the EAWCX MAIN EVENT AND IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

[The lights turn off]

[The crowd going crazy]

[A spotlight appears at the entrance ramp]

[Eric Knock Music Hits]

[Eric walks into the spotlight]

[The crowd cheers for the young Eric Knock]

Jason: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING FROM DETRIOT, MICHIGAN! WEIGHING 245LBS! ERIC…KNOCK!

[Eric pumps up the crowd as he makes his way down the ramp]

Eric Knock: ARE YOU READY FOR A MAIN EVENT? THEN GET ON YOUR FEET! GET HYPE, GET PUMPED UP!

Mitch Shards: This kid knows how to get the fans on their feet. I have had the pleasure of talking with Eric and he is a good kid. He has his head on right, he doesn’t disrespect anyone, willing to learn, just an all around amazing human being.

Tyler Gadders: True but in the ring Eric Knock is something else because he is looking to beat the hell out of the guy facing him.

[Eric Knock makes his way into the ring]

[The spotlight continues following Eric]

[Eric goes to the other corner and sits on the top turnbuckle]

[Eric Knock’s Music Stops]

[The spotlight gets off of Eric Knock and returns to the entrance stage]

[The crowd start unloading with massive amount boos before Lil D even comes out]

[A camera shows Lil D outside waiting to come out]

Lil D: All the hate goes to my…you know what, ha-ha.

[Lil D Music Hits]

[Lil D jumps into the spotlight and holds up the EAWCX Championship]

Lil D: YOU ALL WISH HAVING THIS CHAMPIONSHIP! NOW QUIT JOCKING ON ME!

Jason: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK! WEIGHING 210LBS! HE IS THE REIGNING EAWCX CHAMPION!

[Lil D turns his hat to the front, looks down, holds the title up in the air, right in front of the ring]

Jason: LIL…..D!

[Lil D makes his way into the ring]

[Lil D walks over to Eric Knock and shows the EAWCX Championship to him]

Lil D: THIS IS THE CLOSEST YOU WILL EVER GET TO THIS SON, REAL TALK!

[Lil D throws the EAWCX Championship at Jason]

[Jason makes his way out of the ring]

[The ref looks at Eric Knock]

Ref: Get down here so we can start the match.

[Eric gets off the turnbuckle and lands in the corner]

[The ref looks at Lil D]

Ref: Lil D are you ready?

Lil D: You already know.

[The ref looks at Eric Knock]

Ref: Eric you ready?

[Eric nods his head]

Ref: RING THE BELL!

Mitch Shards: The moment we have been waiting for is finally here. This is the main event for EAWCX on New Year’s Day.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D early in the match taking it to the young Eric Knock with a combination of punches. He bounces him off the ropes and a clothesline by Lil D taking Eric down. Lil D picks him up and throws a punch. Eric blocks it and lands a belly to belly suplex on the arrogant EAWCX Champion. Eric know landing an array of punches to the head and body of Lil D. He knees Lil D in the gut and nails a gutwretch suplex. Eric going for the first pinfall of the match.

Ref: One…Kick-Out.

Mitch Shards: Now Eric with a front head face lock and a ton of offense going on to start off this main event. Lil D crawling backwards and gets to the bottom rope with his feet.

Tyler Gadders: Eric not done yet, he picks up Lil D and slams his gut on the top rope. Eric backs up and come forward with a punch sending Lil D to the outside. Eric slides out of the ring to follow after the champion.

Ref: One…

Mitch Shards: Eric slams Lil D’s skull on the ring apron.

Ref: Two…

Tyler Gadders: Eric irish whips…NO! Lil D counters and sends Eric into the barricade.

Ref: Three…

Mitch Shards: Now Lil D is choking Eric on the outside but the ref doesn’t see it.

Ref: Four…

Tyler Gadders: Lil D picks Eric up and throws him with fierce velocity into the ring post. That sent Eric spinning to the ground and may have a tough time getting up. Lil D slides into the ring at the count of five.

Ref: Six…

Mitch Shards: Eric slow to get up.

Ref: Seven…

Tyler Gadders: Eric has one leg in the ring.

Ref: Eigh…Back In.

Mitch Shards: Lil D quick to capitalize on the opportunity and begins stomping away at Eric Knock.

Ref: One, Two, Three, Four, Fi…Get off of him Lil D!

Lil D: I’ll get off him when I want to. He ain’t nothing but a little boy, shouldn’t belong in my ring.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D telling the ref how he feels about facing Eric Knock.

Mitch Shards: Eric getting up…OH! Lil D with a swift soccer kick to the gut of Eric.

Lil D: You gonna cry baby, you gonna cry boy, mommy ain’t here to help you…just your new da…

Tyler Gadders: A right hand knocking the spit out of Lil D by Eric Knock. Erick lands his uplifting spin buster and goes for the pin.

Ref: One, Two…Kick-Out.

Mitch Shards: Lil D loves to talk so much trash during his matches.

Tyler Gadders: Sometimes he gets away from it and other times he pays for it. Eric Knock back on the offense as he whips Lil D into the corner. He runs at him and catches a boot to the jaw. Lil D comes running out of the corner and a big back body drop by Eric Knock. He picks the champion back up and bounces him off the ropes. Flapjack and Eric follows up with a knee drop to the skull of Lil D. The pin…

Ref: One, Two, Kick-Out!

Mitch Shards: Eric applies a crossface on Lil D and is looking for the submission. Lil D starts to crawl to the ropes AND NOW ERIC SWITCHES INTO AN ARMBAR! Lil D now trying to get out of this bad situation. Lil D crawls to the ropes and Eric pulls back even harder. Lil D finally gets to the ropes and Eric lets go of the hold. Lil D now shaking his left arm to get feeling back. Eric walks over to Lil D and gets hung in the second rope.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D will do just about anything to get the upper hand. Lil D pulls Eric by the trunks, backbreaker, then an inverted DDT. Looking for the pin…

Ref: One, Two, Kick-Out.

Mitch Shards: Lil D picks Eric up and lands a backdrop. Once again looking a pin.

Ref: One, Two, Kick-Out.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D goes for another pin.

Ref: One, Tw…Kick-Out.

Tyler Gadders: Seems like Lil D is starting to get a little frustrated that he hasn’t put Eric away by now.

Mitch Shards: What did I say early Tyler? No match here in the EAWCX is easy and we have seen that in all contests tonight. Lil D acts as if he hasn’t been in difficult matches because he has been in many brutal ones.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D hops up and rubs his head. He picks up and throws Eric shoulder into the ring post. He goes for the roll up…REF HE HAS THE TIGHTS!

Ref: One, Two, Thre…Kick-Out.

Mitch Shards: I’m surprised that Eric was able to kick out at the last second.

Tyler Gadders: Lil D throws Eric into the center of the ring with a mug on his face. Lil D waits for Eric to get up and I think he’s looking for the “One Shot.” If he nails that then the match will be over and done.

[Camera shows Chris “The Show” Expo coming down the ramp]

Mitch Shards: Lil D notices Chris making his way to the ring.

Lil D: REF GET HIM OUT OF HERE!

[The ref gets out of the ring and walks to Chris Expo]

Ref: Chris what are you doing out here?

Chris Expo: I just came out here to watch the match close up. I’m sorry Chris, but you need to go back.

Tyler Gadders: LIL D GOES FOR ONE…NO! ERIC HITS KNOCK, KNOCK! ERIC HAS THE PIN!

Chris Expo: Ref go count the pin in the ring.

[The ref turns around and runs to the ring]

Ref: ONE, TWO, THRE…KICK-OUT!

[Eric clutches his head]

Mitch Shards: Eric almost beating Lil D here tonight.

[Chris Expo moves closer to the ring but the ref points backstage]

Ref: Go back Chris, I’m serious.

[Chris Expo holds his hands up, turns around, and heads back up the ramp]

Tyler Gadders: Eric turns around…ONE SHOT! BALL GAME! HOMERUN! THAT’S IT!

Mitch Shards: Lil D knows he has this in the back and slowly drops for the pin.

Ref: ONE, TWO, THRE…KICK-OUT!

[Lil D looks shocked]

Tyler Gadders: THIS KID JUST WON’T STAY DOWN! HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW THAT HAVE KICKED OUT OF ONE SHOT…NOT MANY.

Mitch Shards: What must be going through the mind of Lil D? He just hit his finishing maneuver “One Shot” and yet this match continues.

Tyler Gadders: I think what makes this moment even more special is that it’s New Year’s Day, it’s Eric Knock who kicked out, and Lil D didn’t expect this kind for fight from him. All Lil D needs to do is nail the One Shot again and it’s sure to be a sure deal.

Mitch Shards: Lil D is trying to compose himself and now waits for Eric to get up again to land another One…Shot.

[The crowd chants “Eric Knock”]

Tyler Gadders: Eric slowly getting up and staggers to his feet. Lil D is carefully following behind Eric. He turns around, ONE…NO! Eric pushes Lil D off…Eric goes KNOCK…NO NO! Lil D gets out of it…

Mitch Shards: Lil D with a kick to the gut and WAIT…WHAT THE…LIL D PURPOSELY THREW ERIC INTO THE REF!

Tyler Gadders: Maybe frustration on the part of Lil D. Now we have no ref so what going to happen now.

Mitch Shards: Lil D goes to the out and he’s heading over here.

Lil D: Give me my got damn championship!

Tyler Gadders: Lil D slides into the ring and has the championship is in hand. LIL D WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP TO THE SKULL OF ERIC KNOCK!

Mitch Shards: It might be knock…knock for Eric right now. Lil D throws the EAWCX Championship outside the ring and has the pin. But…there’s no ref…

Tyler Shards: Chris Expo coming from out the crowd and slides into the ring. Lil D swings a punch and misses…NO SHOW!

Mitch Shards: Chris Expo places Eric on top of Lil D. He gets out of the ring and runs into the crowd. Here comes a ref…

Tyler Gadders: HERE’S THE PIN!

Ref & Crowd: ONE, TWO, THRE…

Tyler Gadders: Lil D kick outs once again and everyone in this arena is speechless. Both Eric and Lil D are down. The ref is about to start counting…

Ref: One…

Ref: Two…

Ref: Three…

Ref: Four…

Ref: Five…

Ref: Six…

Mitch Shards: Lil D and Eric are starting to scramble to their feet.

Ref: Seven…

Ref: Eight…

Ref: Nine…

Ref: Back Up.

Tyler Gadders: Both guys trading shots in the middle of the ring and neither is backing down. This is what EAWCX is all about and these two wrestlers are giving their all in the middle of the ring.

Mitch Shards: Both bounce off the ropes, Eric with a shoulder…NO! Lil D ducks and leaves Eric to crash and burn. Eric quickly gets to his feet, turns around, ONE SHOT! THE PIN!

Ref: ONE, TWO, THREE!

Crowd: BOO!

[Lil D Music Hits]

Jason: YOUR WINNER, THE EAWCX CHAMPION LIL D!

Tyler Gadders: Even though Eric didn’t win this match he put up one hell of a fight against the Lil D.

Mitch Shards: I totally agree and let’s discuss this match. Because this way truly a spectacular way to end the EAWCX New Year’s Day Event.

[The Match Highlights Start]

Mitch Shards: Many people thought this would be a one-sided match. They weren’t giving this kid a chance against the champion. In my opinion after tonight, Eric Knock might have earned the respect from everyone here in the EAWCX. Most importantly, the EAWCX Champion himself, Lil D.

Tyler Gadders: From the beginning to the end, it was a back and forth match between these two. Several big moments in this match but the one I think that was number one was Eric Knock kicking out of “One Shot.”

Mitch Shards: Oh no doubt about it, I thought that match was over right then and there. When Eric kicked out that it really showed us that this kid is determined to become a champion.

[Highlights End]

Tyler Gadders: Truly a great match and what a way to kick off 2012 here on EAWCX and more importantly, Personal Attitude-Studios. If you thought tonight was something special then you will be amazed at to what is to come. This was just a taste of what is to come and I hope you enjoyed EAWCX New Year’s Day Event. I’m Tyler Gadders along with my partner Mitch Shards and we will see you next time.