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Jan
20
comment What's the best strategy for Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?
This setup did not work well for me. It falls apart at around 35 flags. You need way more cob cannons.
Jan
6
comment Why can't I get the “M-COM Defender” ribbon in Battlefield 3?
The other answers may be wrong because DICE changed the rules on how this ribbon works in a recent patch. Which is a good thing considering how impossible this was to get before..
Oct
31
comment Jukebox mode in Rock Band 3 with Party Shuffle?
@ian for $26 I decided it was easier just to buy something than mess around with mods, etc.
Oct
24
comment How can I find my steam ID?
this is the only way? I don't have any Valve (first party, like TF2, Half-Life, etc) games installed!
Sep
17
comment How do I take the companion cube with me after the level “Cold Boot” in Portal 2?
@badp steam deleted it! It even shows up as black (blank) in my saved screenshots now.
Jun
14
comment How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?
can you buy a new one from Amazon or some other place with a good return policy? Honestly the easiest thing to do here is to swap it out and see what happens...
Jun
12
comment Can you always win last man standing?
well, you COULD power off your console or PC immediately. That's one way out. :)
Apr
19
comment What time are XBLA games released?
this is a great way to ask a question in the general form that will be useful for much longer. Kudos.
Apr
9
comment Battlefield 3 Recon Semi-Automatic Primary Weapons
note that SKS changed radically in the latest patch, many are calling it overpowered.
Mar
4
comment How can I easily take down the Witch-Bride of Achriman?
you don't have to go into a building, I found that backing up against a wall or anything that limits her line of sight to roughly the area of the screen helps immensely. Also, she won't attack if you are looking (e.g. aiming your gun) right at her, so I always looked 500-600 pixels away while waiting for her attack animation to start, then began firing.
Mar
4
comment How to defeat the final boss, Ugh-Zan IV?
Great answer, this was very helpful. I edited a bit to reflect @viktor comment and my experience, basically, wait for lightning to strike the rod(s) first, then attack with all you've got.
Mar
1
comment BF3 Exiting a vehicle - Stage Left or Stage Right?
Great answer! But per the faq no signatures please.
Feb
23
comment Do tank bullets inflict damage on other tanks and jets in Battlefield 3?
@blue that is a 20mm cannon on the helicopter gunner position, it does not fire "bullets" per the question.
Feb
16
comment How to clear “Storm the Sheep” on extreme in Defender's Quest?
great answer, I got it to work, sheep is dead! Added screenshot. The key is the ice mages with fully boosted level 1 chill + the healers. I was not able to get it to work at all with just heavily boosted archers, even with most points in bleed.
Feb
1
comment Battlefield 3 crashes only when flying
did you remove ALL overclocks? did you disable CrossFire? etc.
Jan
30
comment How to clear “Storm the Sheep” on extreme in Defender's Quest?
@sterno I have six level 30 archers and I've tried a few different builds (one in particular focusing on single target damage) with no success. I can get him down to about 350k by the time he reaches the end of the maze.
Jan
30
comment How to clear “Storm the Sheep” on extreme in Defender's Quest?
erm, level 40 archers to achieve this is .. kind of difficult. I can't do it at all with 6 level 30 archers or any combination of level 30 units. Even hand repositioning them at 1/2 speed can only get the sheep down to about 500k (half) health at the end, maybe a little less. I think level 40 archers makes a big BIG difference.
Jan
29
comment Jukebox mode in Rock Band 3 with Party Shuffle?
@ian true and wireless would be a bad thing for this application..
Jan
28
comment Jukebox mode in Rock Band 3 with Party Shuffle?
errrr.. isn't that exactly what my answer says?
Jan
24
comment In determining accuracy statistics, is each round of on-target suppressive fire considered a missed shot?
"have led to nothing but frustration in my attempts at in-game experimentation." can you update your Q describing what tests you've run?