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TA Podcast: September and Stuff

  • Posted on 18 September 13 at 13:44
    We chat about Gamescom, the Xbox One, and the hottest news

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  • matdanmatdan840,806
    Posted on 18 September 13 at 14:06
    Podcast! : ) Going to put it on my iFruit right now.
  • DrewDrew105,952
    Posted on 18 September 13 at 14:35
    Cactus.
  • DaveKineticDaveKinetic644,200
    Posted on 18 September 13 at 15:54
    There's nothing wrong with my accent! laugh
    TA Newshound | TA Community & Events Team | @DaveKinetic
  • Posted on 18 September 13 at 17:16
    DaveKinetic said:
    There's nothing wrong with my accent! laugh
    Sorry mate, what did you say?
    "No one gets hurt if they don't act funny"
  • Posted on 18 September 13 at 20:31
    I don't know much about sausages or Lederhosen but as the owner of a track prepared TTRS I can vouch for your car choice
  • Posted on 18 September 13 at 20:37
    Don't know what Grand Theft Auto V is but will definitely give this a listen.
    Each One Teach One
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 18 September 13 at 21:12
    lol Rich speaking German. That right there made the podcast for me toast
    "You must exceed your limitations if you wish to survive..."
  • Tez DreddTez Dredd224,576
    Posted on 18 September 13 at 21:21
    I can't leave the world of GTA V just yet and the radio's good an all that but now I'm cruising the hood listening to the TA podcast instead of tunes on the radio...nice one harry!
  • The CiprianiThe Cipriani575,467
    Posted on 19 September 13 at 02:05
    *Reads first 2 lines*
    Bored ... back to GTA
    The Cipriani
  • Posted on 20 September 13 at 09:14, Edited on 20 September 13 at 10:34 by CovetousCash64
    Hi guys. Good luck with the achievement challenge.

    As someone who has completed arkham asylum and LOVED the combat system, I wanted to offer some tips.

    1. The key to getting high combos is not getting hit, which in turn means mastering evasion (A,A) and understanding how it affects combos. If you dodge (A, A towards open ground without touching an enemy) you have roughly 1 second to land a scoring hit before your combo ends. However, if you evade (A, A over an enemy), your combo continues. You can Evade continuously and your combo will never break.

    2. Know your enemies. Knife-wielders can't be hit unless you stun (attack them by pressing B) them first or use a takedown on them. Stun baton wielders can't be hit except from behind (evade over them to get there) or with takedowns.

    3. Use your takedowns judiciously. They're the easiest way to get weapon wielders down, so use your strikes on the base enemies and then use your takedowns on the knife and stun baton guys.

    4. Use your camera to keep your eyes peeled. If an enemy runs off, chances are he's going for a weapon, so use spare time (such as during takedown animations) to pan around and figure out where they are. On the maps with projectile weapons (barrels, bricks etc), keep an eye out for runners and either follow them or take them out with batarang a (LT).

    5. Know what the moves are worth. Try not to use takedowns untl your combo is 10+, otherwise youre taking out a guy you could 'milk' for more hits. Once you get to combo values of 20 or more, you're generally best off to use takedowns as soon as they're available.

    6. think really hard about how to end a round. Ground pound takedowns are the most valuable moves in the game. Ideally you want to finish every round with a quick batarang (to knock the last enemy down) and then ground pound him (100 points x combo). However, you need to carefully judge whether he has the health left to survive the batarang. If not, just use a normal takedown. Try to avoid finishing the last guy with counters or normal strikes. That last hit (assuming you've got a big combo multiplier) is extremely valuable and the difference between 10 points x combo and 100 points x combo can often add up to 1/3 or more of the round's overall points.

    7. Favour defence over offence. Trying to land one more punch instead of evading will often be the difference between breaking a combo or not. Unless the clock is almost out, it's better to stay mobile and pick your battles.

    And finally

    8. To get silver medals (or indeed gold), its not always necessary to be completely untouched. You can often have a poor round in round 1 or round 2 and still earn enough points in rounds 3 and 4 to reach the target. Even in the later rounds, you can take a hit or lose your combo early in the round and recover to post a respectable score. However, if you lose your combo in the second half of round 3 or the second half of round 4, I'd advise you to cut your losses and restart the challenge.
  • Posted on 20 September 13 at 11:33
    CovetousCash64 said:
    Hi guys. Good luck with the achievement challenge.

    As someone who has completed arkham asylum and LOVED the combat system, I wanted to offer some tips...
    You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Might I suggest you pop this solution into the actual achievement? It's very well-written and has great insight!
    TrueAchievements Editorial Manager | Twitter: @osubluejacket | "In Soviet Russia, game plays you!"
  • Posted on 20 September 13 at 13:41
    osubluejacket said:
    CovetousCash64 said:
    Hi guys. Good luck with the achievement challenge.

    As someone who has completed arkham asylum and LOVED the combat system, I wanted to offer some tips...
    You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Might I suggest you pop this solution into the actual achievement? It's very well-written and has great insight!
    Lookie what I just got:

    Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)Flawless Freeflow FighterTrueAchievementThe Flawless Freeflow Fighter achievement in Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) worth 18 pointsComplete one combat challenge without taking damage
    "No one gets hurt if they don't act funny"
  • Posted on 20 September 13 at 14:00
    TrueAchievement said:
    osubluejacket said:
    CovetousCash64 said:
    Hi guys. Good luck with the achievement challenge.

    As someone who has completed arkham asylum and LOVED the combat system, I wanted to offer some tips...
    You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Might I suggest you pop this solution into the actual achievement? It's very well-written and has great insight!
    Lookie what I just got:

    Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)Flawless Freeflow FighterTrueAchievementThe Flawless Freeflow Fighter achievement in Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) worth 18 pointsComplete one combat challenge without taking damage
    Oh, it is SO ON.
    TrueAchievements Editorial Manager | Twitter: @osubluejacket | "In Soviet Russia, game plays you!"
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 20 September 13 at 18:31
    Good listen. What would make it even better for the next time is if Mr TA would buy the same microphone/headset that he uses for the other podcasters! TA sounds crystal clear while everyone else sounds like they are talking through a pillow in comparison.
    There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument/Hitch
  • Posted on 21 September 13 at 04:50
    osubluejacket said:
    You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman. Might I suggest you pop this solution into the actual achievement? It's very well-written and has great insight!
    Thanks, and done.
  • Darklurkr23Darklurkr23432,322
    Posted on 21 September 13 at 19:07
    Achievment chllange hmm/
  • TrashMan677TrashMan677958,446
    Posted on 03 October 13 at 03:18
    Just started to listen to the Podcast, great work guys! You should get a completionist on the panel so we can hear their view on some of the achievements you guys talk about.
  • Basta37Basta37391,401
    Posted on 05 October 13 at 21:58
    really great show. loved it. Could listen to Rich talk for an hour more about gamescom. I really love hearing true fellow gamer honest (and subjective) opinion on games he experienced before I had ;)

    but I have to give you a critic I wanted to do for a long time... it's about your intro/outro music... appart that I don't like it at all (which is subjective) the sound quality of it is just terrible. Not too technical to pinpoint the problem but it's like listening to radio show over internet on very low bitrate, bases are non-existant, sound isn't crisp at all

    thanks and keep up the good work. damn it I'll proabably listen to playstation show if you start making it, and I don't own PS
  • ov Azazelov Azazel33,890 33,890 GamerScore
    Posted on 14 October 13 at 10:43
    I think R* should have done better with their radio picks.
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