XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips

The new XCOM 2 expansion is fantastic, expanding most areas of the game and providing loads more ways to play it.  It’s still XCOM though and if you follow the tips for Legendary here you won’t go far wrong.  That said, the new toys you’re given provides even more cool ways to pummel aliens, so why wouldn’t you use them?

And the Chosen themselves?  They can interfere with your awesome plans and ruin your day.

So.

CONSTANT VIGILANCE.

And the tips below 🙂 Continue reading “XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tips”

XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)

I love XCOM 2 and have got pretty good at it over the years.  All that experience didn’t make winning at Long War 2 (a semi-official full-conversion mod for the game) any easier though.  Lots of failure and knuckle-biting near misses meant it’s taken me a while to win a campaign.  There were loads of things I’d wish I’d known before I started that would either have made it easier or made some of the choices I was making clearer.  So here’s a dump of all my hard-won experience;  it might help you survive a few months longer…. Continue reading “XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)”

Getting Started with TitanFall 2 Multiplayer

TitanFall 2 is a brilliant FPS that I loved playing for the campaign.  The multiplayer modes are great too but can take a bit of adjusting to.  It’s strongly tied to movement with loads of tricks and quirks for doing awesomely cool things.  Unfortunately what that meant for me starting out was I got killed repeatedly by other people doing awesomely cool things while I flailed about randomly.

So here’s a few tips in how to get started, do decently in games and not just be a slightly more-animated target dummy. Continue reading “Getting Started with TitanFall 2 Multiplayer”

How to Play X-Wing (If you’re not on my team)

We had a great LAN party last weekend. though in the end it was more of a LANBG (Local Area Network and Board Game) party.  One of the games we played was the FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game.  It looks fantastic and I’d got a few pieces on E-Bay to try out.

Previously I’d played a couple of partial games with my daughter (which she won;  clearly shields are OP) but everyone was up for big 6-7 player game to really kick the tyres on it.

The game was great and I picked up some great tips about how you definitely should play (as long as you’re playing against me that is). Continue reading “How to Play X-Wing (If you’re not on my team)”

An Englishman in California, Day 18: Blizzard HQ, Home

Our revels now are ended; home again today.  California has been fantastic and we’re sad to go but we have time for one more cool visit on the way to the airport…p1070205 Continue reading “An Englishman in California, Day 18: Blizzard HQ, Home”

An Englishman in California, Day 17: Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom

A bitter-sweet day today;  our last full day in California but we get to go to The Magic Kingdom!img_0787 Continue reading “An Englishman in California, Day 17: Disneyland, The Magic Kingdom”

An Englishman in California, Day 16: Disneyland, Downtown Disney

We were all a bit tired today;  probably the frenetic pace catching up with us.  So, a day of shopping was in order 🙂 Continue reading “An Englishman in California, Day 16: Disneyland, Downtown Disney”