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After some positive reviews I’ve decided to give this another go.  Many of these tips can be applied to any first person shooter for those of you who view Halo as a dinosaur.  For me, this is a classic game that always gives me a sense of nostalgia. Without further ado, here are the top 5.



5)  You Fail to Communicate

Do you speak the same language as your teammates?  Are you goading them by making fun of their handles? (I probably am too…)

Look, if you are already wearing your headset and geek’in out like the rest of us, you might as well use it as a tool to help you succeed.  Be a good teammate and you will be rewarded with victories.  Also, good players will want to continue to play with you!  If you aren’t that skilled, this can really make a difference.


At least you're not this clown.

Solution:  In lower level games, this doesn’t matter.  Players with high enough skill can torch less advanced players with relative ease (and it’s a helluva lot of fun too!).  However, once you reach players of your skill level, using communication becomes essential.  The easiest way to help your team is just to tell the rest of your team where the enemies are so they can help you kill them (CALL ‘EM OUT).

Hit the jump for the final four… (more…)

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Editors Note: These opinions should be taken with a grain of salt. The author is in the “suck” category.


The inspiration for this article came from repeated episodes of anger and heartbreak. All of these outbursts have come during instances that could’ve caused serious injury if I had followed out my wishes. I’m referring to high velocity controllers, approaching dangerous speeds when they explode against my wall in a dismemberment of plastic and wiring. What you’re probably wondering is why you can beat the AI or your friends consistently, but you get stomped against randoms online? Without further ado, here are the 5 reasons why you (and I) suck at sports video games on the interwebs.


    5) Matchmaking: This one is a no-brainer and probably my biggest folly. Uh hey guys, how many of you just click Quick Match and then get thrown on for 400 yards passing 200 rushing? Which one of you just click Quick Match and then get scored on 4 – 0 in Fifa09 match? Only then you realize the only reason the game isn’t 6 – 0 is because your opponent is humiliating you; attempting chip shots from the top of the box, going full speed, as you battle to try and slide tackle him from behind before its too late.

Hit the jump to see the last four reasons why you suck… 

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