Saturday, 20 August 2016

Suicide Squad: Special Ops Tips & Tricks

With the recent release of the movie suicide squad in theatres, it seems like a game has been made for Android and iOS which ties in with the movie. Suicide Squad: Special Ops is a first person companion shooter and in it you can play as Harley Quinn, Deadshot and El Diablo as you try and fend off the waves of enemies. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, so that’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best tips.

 

Watch Your Surroundings


In this game, it is very easy to be surrounded by enemies. That’s why you need to make sure you are always in a spot where you can see incoming enemies. Also if enemies are close by, then icons will pop up around you indicating where they are so enemies don't have a chance sneaking up on you. As they start to get really close, the icon will get bigger and bigger until eventually it turns to red which means they are about to attack you. Keep an eye on your allies, as they will sometimes go towards the next horde of enemies.

 

Switch Characters


If you are low on health, then switch to a different character. Whilst you may not like using that particular person, it means that you will have more health and will let the AI handle the low health character. This will save the character from dying, which will kill the character for the rest of the game. Your squad will always follow who you are, so never worry about where anyone is or if they are going to follow you.

 

Supply Drops and Upgrades


After every two or three waves a supply drop will fall. From this you can select one upgrade from a variety offered to you. You always want to choose the long term upgrade rather than the extra armour. The only time you want the extra armour is if your character is critically low on health. But most of the time an upgrade like higher health drop chance is much more beneficial as you play the game.

 

No Friendly Fire


There is no friendly fire in Suicide Squad: Special Ops so make the most of it! Don’t be afraid to shoot in the direction of the enemies even though your teammate is in the way. It’ll make no difference.

 

Special Attacks


Each character has special attacks that you should use in different ways and use often. For Deadshot, he can slow down time, called marksman mode, so that you can land headshots easier with him as that is a guaranteed kill for him. For Harley Quinn, she can charge into enemies and then follow it up with an overhead crush. This is called frenzy mode and is useful against large groups of enemies. For El Diablo, he only has one weapon which is to shoot fire out of his hands. Whilst you don’t have to find ammo, his pyrokinetic powers need to recharge and he has to be close to kill enemies for efficiently which may make you get hit a lot.

 

 

Friday, 19 August 2016

8 Movies Like Suicide Squad

If you liked Suicide Squad, then you’re bound to like these films as they are all based on superheroes. Without further ado, let’s get into the list.

 

Watchmen




Set in 1985 America, where superheroes have existed, a group of heroes are forced out of retirement to investigate the death of one of their own. But what they find is something which could change the history of the world and shift the power into the wrong hands.

 

Captain America: Civil War




When the Avengers cause a lot of damage to public property, the government decide to implement rules and regulations to hold them accountable for their actions. However this just divides people’s opinions. Captain America thinks that superheroes should be able to take action without the government and remain free to do whatever they want, whereas Iron Man thinks that implementing rules and regulations isn’t a bad idea. This debate turns out into a vendetta, which Hawkeye and Black Widow must pick a side on.

 

Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice




The public are concerned over Superman’s actions, whether he is a hero or not. Batman agrees with most of the general public that Superman should be turned over to the authorities so tries to take him down. Meanwhile Lex Luthor is planning to destroy mankind whilst people have their attention diverted. Will Lex Luthor be successful?

 

Guardians of the Galaxy




After stealing a mysterious orb in space, Peter Quill, is the target for a galaxy wide space hunt by villain Ronan the Accuser. Whilst Peter is running, he creates a team of heroes who will have to work together to stop Ronan from getting his hands on the orb. However the team needs to learn how to get along first, before they can stop the orb getting in the wrong hands.

 

Ant-Man




Ex-convict Scott Lang gets a hold of a super suit which allows him to shrink in size but gain superhuman strength. But now, Scott must help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym to plan a heist that should save the world.

 

Deadpool




Being a former special agent operative, he learnt skills which very few people ever learn. After leaving the military he becomes a mercenary, doing all sorts of work for individuals and companies. However, he soon has news that he has cancer which is terminal. As he is getting to grips with the news, he is approached by a stranger offering him treatment in exchange for working for him. Reluctantly he takes it and soon realises he is becoming an experiment for a rogue company. This is where deadpool all starts.

 

The Avengers




S.H.E.I.L.D. is an agency ran by Nick Fury which specialises in international peace-keeping. The agency consists of some Marvel superheroes who are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. The team spring into action, when the world is threatened by Loki and his goons. Will Nick Fury and his team be able to avoid disaster?

 

Iron Man




Whilst on a deployment to Afghanistan to show off his new weapons, Tony Stark’s military convoy is attacked and he is held captive by a group of rebels. However, Tony sustained a chest injury from the attack. The rebels want him to make a rocket for them to use but he has other plans. Will he succeed and escape from his captives?

Really any of the films in the series are good, but the first is the best as it shows the origins of where Iron Man came from.

 

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Friday, 12 August 2016

10 Awesome Tips For Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lego Star Wars games seem to be fun for all ages and every game is as good as the next. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is another good game in the franchise and has everything you would expect from a Lego Star Wars game. However, it does have a couple of new features with one being the new multi-build system. Anyway, let’s get into the tips.

 

Take Cover!


If your character is running low on health, then you can easily regenerate health by taking cover. This will take a few seconds, but it is a nice feature to have in the game and is useful to know when the battles are going crazy.

 

Break All the Objects


Breaking all of the objects in a level of Star Wars is very important. This is because each level has a True Jedi status at the end of it which will only be reached if you collect enough studs. To help this, you should smash every object you see as they all contain studs. To find out if something breaks, smack it a few times. More often than not, that object will break if you keep hitting it and then it will release loads of studs helping you complete that objective.

 

Activating the Multiplier


Whenever you go into a new place and see studs lying on the floor, don’t collect them. What you should do is fight enemies, if they are around, and filling up the multiplier bar. If you can, you will want to fill this up till it reaches at least its two times multiplier. This will mean that the value of any studs you pick up now will be doubled. However, don’t do this with studs you get from broken objects, as they will disappear after a set time.

 


Red Bricks


Ideally, your first red brick purchase should be a value multiplier. This will enable you to purchase other things quicker in the future as you are picking up more studs in a shorter amount of time with a multiplier attached. So save up your studs at first and buy a value multiplier as soon as you can. Then you can buy any others that you want.

 

Use Your Special Attacks Wisely


When fighting enemies, keep a close eye on your combat bar. When it is nearly full, quickly get into the middle of a group of enemies. Then wait for the bar to fill completely and use your special attack immediately. This will allow you to take out a group of enemies all at once.

 

Hidden Minikits


In the first 3 levels, there are minikits that are only accessible through dive pools. This is a problem as there are only two characters that have aquatic capabilities which are Admiral Ackbar and Bollie Prindle. Therefore to get to these kits quickly, you will need to get 10 gold bricks and then complete the Before the Awakening mission “Poe to the Rescue”.

 

Use Vehicles in Hubs


Whenever you are in a hub, use a vehicle. They’re faster and better at destroying objects. This means that you will spend less time walking and more time finding hidden studs.

 

Starfighter Trials


When you are in a Starfighter, purple rings may appear. When you fly through those rings, a timed trial will begin in the area you are in. To complete this trial, look out for gates which you will need to fly through to continue the timed trial. Watch out for the arrows, as they will point you in the direction of the next gate.

 

Farming Studs


To farm studs, you can complete previous levels again. This will allow you to save up for that important upgrade or modifier.

 

Replaying Levels


Just like the tip above replaying levels can not only get you more studs, but it can also allow you to unlock different items. You may need to play as different characters, but this allows you to reach new places in the map which you haven’t been before.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Mobile Strike Beginners Guide - Helpful Hints!

If you’re looking at this guide, then I assume you are new to the game Mobile Strike. By the end of this article, you should be able to gain a base level of knowledge on Mobile Strike and how the game works.

 

Create An Epic War Account


The first thing you should do in Mobile Strike is create an Epic War account. Not only will this allow you to keep opening supply crates, but this will also reward you with 500 free gold! As well as enabling you to restore your account if you lose your phone or forget your password.

 

To create an account you have to tap the “more” button in the right hand corner of your phone screen then selecting “EW Account”. Then enter your details and you’re signed up!

 

Changing Your Name


You need to change your name when you are first playing Mobile Strike as the default name base1234 or whatever shows that you are inexperienced. This means players may target you to get resources and turn you into a farm, which then is no fun for you.

 

To change your name, click on items at the bottom of the screen and under the special category should be a player rename item. This can be whatever you want.

 

Joining An Alliance


There are many benefits of joining an alliance in Mobile Strike and it is a necessity as well as you probably won’t do very well on your own. One of the major benefits for when you are starting out is that it helps you to speed up building and research times. Also it stops other players thinking of you as an easy target.

 

To join an alliance, simply tap the alliance button at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up all of the alliances which are open to join. For now, join any as it doesn’t matter what alliance you are in until you get to know people in your game. Once you make friends with people, you can then join better alliances which will make the game more exciting for you.

 

What Do I Build First?




After you get the pesky tutorial out of the way, there are a few things that you will build to get rewards from missions. The first is to build 10 level 1 farms. This allows you to complete 2 missions which rewards you with 112,000 food and 6,750 power in total.

 

Next you are going to build 10 oil wells, 10 quarries and 10 iron mines which will allow you to complete another mission. You can destroy some farms and some of those buildings once you have completed the missions (however you do want to keep some of those buildings).

 

Finally, you repeat what you have been doing for the buildings inside your base, which will be 10 hospitals, 10 training grounds and 10 banks. All of these buildings entitle you to two mission rewards.

 

Now that you have done all that, you should have around 200,000 of each resource and nearly 50,000 power. It is beneficial to do this at the start of the game as once you have higher levelled buildings, it is too time consuming.


Headquarters


Now that you are upgrading buildings, you can do them in any order you like as it has no effect on early gameplay. However you need to make sure that your HQ level is in line with the upgraded buildings levels, this is because your headquarters acts like a level cap for buildings and is your base level.

 

Before upgrading to HQ level 6, make sure that you have decided whether to use your free teleport. This teleport will allow you to move to any space in your state. This can be useful to move next to allies or away from enemies. Also the state in which you are in, cannot be changed once you go past HQ level 5 so make sure you don’t want to change state.

 

Research and Build Times


Only building/upgrading one thing and researching one thing at a time can be frustrating at times, but it is important that you use it wisely. Therefore, when you know you will not be playing the game for a certain length of time, then start your long builds or your long research. This ensures that when you can play, you are not wasting time waiting for the builds to finish.

 

Research is very important as it will make up the most of your power. Unlike troop power, research power cannot be taken away so use this to your full advantage! Once you reach this point in the app, you goal should be to be constantly building/upgrading and researching.

 

Commander




You should by now have some commander points and rebel points. These are fairly easy to change later on, so if a certain skill doesn’t suit you later on in the game, then you have the option to change it.

 

If you want to be powerful in mobile strike, then buildings and research is the way to go. Therefore, in your commander tree you will want to put all of your points in research 1 and construction 1 first and max them out. Then do what is required to reach research II and construction II and max them out. This will require you to build and research more in less time as your times are reduced.

 

For the rebel target skill tree, there is nothing specific that you should go for here. If you feel like you will benefit from that particular skill then unlock it as you can’t really do anything wrong here. But always remember, it is better to have a few maxed out skills than more weak skills as the bonuses you receive from them is massive towards the maxing out.

 

Killed Troops


When attacking or your troops are outside of your base and they are attacked, they will be permanently killed if any of them die. So when attacking, always bear this in mind as you don’t want to be caught short when trying to defend your base from a counter attack.

 

However the system completely changes if you are being attacked. If you are attacked, then your troops will temporarily die. How many temporarily die and permanently die depends on how many hospital beds you have, so if you have more hospital beds than troops then none of your troops will die. Although you do need to spend resources and time on healing the troops back up again, which is cheaper than making new units.

 

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

6 Movies Like The Martian!

After leaving an astronaut behind on Mars who was presumed dead by a fierce storm, NASA and his crew mates work around the clock to get a rescue plan into action. However, Mark Watney has been left behind with very few resources, so he must use his knowledge and logical thinking to survive until the rescue.

 

The Martian was a great movie that kept viewers in suspense all the way through. So if you’re looking for more movies that are similar to the Martian then simply check out the list below.

 

Interstellar




When the Earth is plagued by disasters such as droughts, famine and sand storms there is only one thing to do. Move. After realizing Earth is not sustainable any more for the human race to live on as there is extreme weather causing damage to crops and other food sources, a crew of scientists must explore space in hopes of another planet for the human race to inhabit. But time is running out, and the survival of the human race is in their hands.

 

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine

 

Gravity




A new medical engineer takes flight in a space shuttle for the first time and a veteran astronaut is taking his last flight before retiring, so the operations on board the shuttle should be the same as any other day. However after a routine spacewalk goes disastrously wrong, the two are sent adrift in space. With the medical engineers oxygen cord being severed in the accident, the astronaut must find her if she has a chance of survival as they are both separated in the space accident. He must find her then try to find a way home.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

 

Apollo 13




This film is based off of the Apollo 13 space mission in 1970. It follows the true story of the mission, so if you know the story then you will know what will happen in the movie. This is a great movie showcasing the story in a movie format and is perfect for satisfying your space needs.

 

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon

 

John Carter




So this isn’t technically a space movie, but it is based on another planet (which is meant to be Mars). John Carter was a captain in the army who fought in the civil war. After losing the war, he tries making a living for himself in America in 1868 by claiming gold. However, Indians attack so he runs and hides in a nearby cave. When in the cave, he finds drawings and gold but also a medallion. The medallion transports him to a new planet where he can suddenly do things he could never think of, although he is held captive by the race on the planet. He must work out where he is and how to get out of this mess.

 

Director: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe

Doom




This film is based on the popular video game Doom, which has been remade on next gen consoles, so usually films based on games are not the best but this is an exception. On a research facility on Mars, research has stopped and communication has mostly ceased. It becomes a quarantine zone. There's only one thing left to do, send in the rapid response tactical squad armed to the teeth to deal with the problems at the research station. However, can they stop the disaster that is unfolding?

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick
Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson

 

Mars Needs Moms




So this is a kid’s animated movie, which is perfect for families but maybe not for older viewers. Well it depends on your thoughts really. On Mars, female babies are raised by robots whilst male babies are dumped in a scrapheap under the command of supervisor. The martians have been researching earth and found Milo and his mom and sees how she raises him with love and discipline. The martians decide to come to earth and take his mom so she can’t teach the robots how to raise the babies. Milo sees this and sneaks onto the ship to Mars to follow his mom. Will Milo be able to get his mom back from the aliens?

Director: Simon Wells
Writers: Simon Wells, Wendy Wells
Stars: Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler

 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Pokémon Go Egg Hatching Guide + Possibilities

In Pokémon Go, you can collect Pokémon by hatching eggs as well as by catching them. The eggs need to be hatched by walking/moving a certain distance which will either be 2km, 5km or 10km. This is a nice feature to the game as it allows you to get additional Pokémon without much effort, as you will be playing the game anyway. Also it means that you might not need to travel to different places to catch certain Pokémon as they are all accessible through hatching eggs.

Where do I get eggs and incubators?


You can get eggs and incubators by collecting them from drops at Pokéstops however incubators are rare. Unfortunately, you have no control over what type of egg you get; therefore you could be stuck with loads of 2km eggs. This means that you are only likely to hatch common Pokémon. Extra incubators can be bought from the shop.

How do I hatch the eggs?


Once you get some eggs, simply click the egg tab next to your Pokémon list and click the egg you want to incubate. You get one incubator with an unlimited amount of uses on it although you can buy more from the shop if you want to speed up the process however shop bought incubators will have 3 limited uses. Once the egg is in the incubator, your next step is to walk/move the distance stated on the egg which is 2 km, 5km or 10km. However you need to make sure you do not exceed the speed limit of around 20 miles per hour, otherwise the distance won’t be counted and you need to make sure the game is running as well.

Tips:


•    Use the infinity incubator on the higher mileage eggs first as if you buy other incubators, it makes more sense to hatch those quickly to make more room.
•    You can hatch eggs by not even moving if you attach your phone to a ceiling fan and make sure it stays on. (I don’t recommend this as it has a high potential to go wrong!).
•    Make sure the white spinning poke ball symbol is not spinning in the top left corner as if you have server issues, no distance will be tracked.

Possibilities of Pokémon from the eggs


This is not a comprehensive list, however it is useful as a guide as it shows what types of Pokémon can be hatched from what eggs. Although a 5km egg can hatch a Pokémon which is more likely from a 2km egg and likewise with the 10km eggs. This also works in reverse with some users getting rare Pokémon from 2km eggs! But for a rough idea of what to expect then here is the egg hatching possibilities underneath.

pokemon go egg hatching guide

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Pokémon Go Game Guide + Tips

Pokémon Go has become the most played game in US history and has soared to the top of all app charts, so what is so great about it? Everything! (Okay so the server issues suck) but other than that it is a really good game. It uses your location and internet access (Wi-Fi or Data) to display a map of where you are in the real world and you have to walk around and catch pokémon with pokéballs. Also scattered around the map are poke stops which allow you to get items like pokéballs, revives, razz berrys and eggs. These Pokéstops are usually at famous locations/monuments/places of interest. Gyms are also a feature with the user at level 5 being able to try and battle a gym to take control of it. Overall, it is a fun game which can be a bit of a learning curve at first so hopefully by the end of this guide, you can be the very best the best there ever was!

The Player


So as you get into the game you can pick your character and customise them and choose a name. This is your Pokémon trainer and will be displayed as you on the map. By clicking on your head icon in the bottom left of the screen you are able to access your journal which tells you many stats like your level and how much XP is left until the next level. Your level is important as it determines the combat power of the Pokémon you can catch. Experience points can be accumulated in several ways:

  • Capture a Pokémon - 100

  • “Nice” capture - 10

  • “Great” capture - 50

  • “Excellent” capture - 100

  • Curveball capture - 10

  • 2km egg hatch - 200

  • 5km egg hatch - 500

  • 10km egg hatch - 1,000

  • Evolve a Pokémon - 500

  • Discover a new Pokémon - 500

  • Visit a Pokéspot - 50 or 100

  • Train at a gym - Depends

  • Battle at a gym - Depends


You can double the amount of XP you can get for 30 minutes by using a lucky egg. You unlock these at level 9, but you can also buy them from the shop. We recommend that you save some Pokémon evolutions to do during this time if you can, as you will get 2000 XP for a new evolution with a lucky egg activated.

Catching Pokémon


Catching Pokémon is simple, simply swipe your phone screen to throw a pokeball at the pokémon. Too far or too short, and the ball will fail to capture the pokémon. You have to find the sweet spot, which seems to be hitting the pokémon with the ball. As soon as you touch the pokeball, a green, yellow or red ring will appear. A green ring means the pokémon is easy to catch, whilst a red ring means the pokémon is a little more difficult. Also an inner ring will get smaller and then big again and continue this cycle. For best results, try getting the ring as small as possible when the pokeball hits the pokémon for better chances.
• If you miss a pokémon with a pokeball, tap on the ball when it is rolling along the ground to pick it up.
• If you’re having trouble with the AR option, turn it off as it can make the pokémon easier to capture.

Pikachu starter easter egg:
• To get Pikachu at the start you need to ignore the other three starter pokémon. You can only do this at the start of the game!
• Now walk away from them four times.
• On your fifth time, Pikachu will appear as a starter and you can capture him at the start.
This offers no real advantage, only bragging rights over your friends as you have a Pikachu before them.

Training Pokémon


Pokémon can be evolved or powered up. We’ll start with powered up first. To power up a pokémon, you need stardust and some of that pokémons rare candy. You can see the requirements for it by opening up your pokémon list and clicking on the pokémon you want to power up. Next to the green power up button will be the requirements. When you power up a pokémon, they increase by a certain amount of combat power each time, usually in a ratio. They don’t increase massively though so it’s not beneficial to do this to every pokémon, only your select few.

Rare candy can be acquired from transferring the same pokémon to the professor. So when you get duplicates, it is worthwhile to transfer your lowest combat power pokémon to the professor for rare candy to power up or evolve your pokémon.

Evolving your pokémon is as simple as powering it up. Simply select the pokémon you want to evolve from the pokémon menu, and click on evolve when you meet the requirements. Evolving pokémon requires stardust again and a certain amount of rare candy’s. To be effective with evolving Pokémon, try and wait to see if you can catch a higher combat power one first as it will increase their overall combat power in the end.

PokéStops and Gyms


On your map, you will see blue pokéball icons which are spinning. These are pokéstops and are usually outside places of interest. From them you can get eggs, potions, pokéballs, revives, lures, incense, lucky eggs, razz berrys, great balls and ultra balls. They refresh around every 5 minutes or so and if the pokéstop has pink leaves swirling around it, then this means that a lure module has been placed on it. This means that pokémon will be attracted to the area, so if you’re out hunting then stay by it as pokémon will come to you! The picture below shows what lure modules on pokéstops look like.

Lure modules pokemon go

Gyms are a good feature in the game serving several purposes. The main one is a way of battling other pokémon. To do this you have to be level 5 and to have picked a team which can be blue, yellow or red. If your team already owns the gym, you can train your pokémon there by battling it yourself, if you want to take it over you can attack it and lastly you can defend the gym.

Attacking a gym is as simple as tapping on the icon and then engaging in battles with the pokémon there. Each gym has a level with level 3 meaning that 3 pokémon can defend it. So to take over the gym, you need to take the gyms prestige down to zero by defeating all the pokémon there. You battle pokémon by tapping the screen for a normal move and by holding the screen for a special move. To dodge, simply swipe left and right.

Defending a gym can be a tough job, so make sure to put your best pokémon in there to defend it. Holding a gym provides a benefit. Each gym you help defend, grants you 10 pokécoins every 24 hours, which you can then use in the shop on items. You can only get a maximum of 100 pokécoins every 24 hours though.

 

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