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The Three Cheapest Shotguns in Recent Shooters News 9

News 9 Shotguns. Boomsticks. Double-barreled hand cannons. Skeet blasters. Every self-respecting online shooter has to feature a powerful shotgun, if for no other reason than to adhere to the rule of weapon tiers as established by id Software in the early 90’s. While the shotgun’s viability is usually in close-quarters combat, or as a last-ditch weapon once […]

Common Enemies: Why We Need Co-op News 6

News 6 I’m a co-op gamer. It’s in my blood. Some of my earliest and best gaming memories include fighting my way through TMNT: Turtles in Time with an elementary classmate, and staying up late on weekend nights playing through the Beavis and Butthead game on the SNES with my best friend Jack. Although I can appreciate […]

Multiplayer Games Are Barbies For Men News 1

News 1 Video games are increasingly becoming Barbies for men. And I’m fine with that. You should be, too. For a hobby that consists primarily of shooting aliens, shooting terrorists, and shooting orcs (with magic bullets), it sure asks for a startling amount of dress-up. There seems to be a silent understanding between video game consumers and […]

The Three Best Types of Online Gamers News 3

News 3 Make sure to read up on the Three Worst Types of Online Gamers before continuing!  My last post regarding the three worst types of online gamers may have netted me the reputation of a Negative Nancy. While that may be accurate, I still thought it necessary to identify the best types of online gamers as well. In […]

Eleven Dances That Are Also Call of Duty Players News 2

News 2 In order to distinguish the different breeds of Call of Duty competitors, I devised a specific and foolproof classification system in order to aid gamers in handling communication with, between, and about their opponents and teammates. You might be asking yourself why identifying certain players by labeling them as a dance is necessary. Here’s an […]

Battlefield – 3 Ways To Improve Your Game News 15

News 15 With the release of Battlefield 3 just under a month away, and the beta dropping in a few days, this would be the perfect time to hop onto Battlefield Bad Company 2 and hone the destructive killing machine that is you. The following 3 tips are sure to help your game and will allow you […]

Gears of War 3: Beast Mode [ON] OFF Reviews 1

Reviews 1 Be sure to check out MP1st’s full competitive multiplayer review of Gears of War 3. After being overshadowed by a slew of imitators over the last three years, Gears of War’s grinder-style Horde Mode made its triumphant return this past week. The second iteration of the cooperative gametype features an array of new innovations and mechanics, […]

Dear Devs: Five Things That Make Multiplayer Work News 17

News 17 Multiplayer in games today is huge. Ten years ago, we were lugging our Xboxes over to our friend’s house while PC gamers have always enjoyed the power of online frag fests. Flash forward to 2011, and now the Xbox, PS3, and other consoles/handhelds have those same capabilities along with the PC, and we can all […]

Why you shouldn’t care about Modern Warfare 3 Vs Battlefield 3 News 15

News 15 Both Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 are shaping up to be stellar games, and are both releasing later this year (with Battlefield 3 releasing October 25th and Modern Warfare 3 on November 11th). Both of these games have gained a huge following and have gained massive amounts of hype in these past months as their […]

Battlefield – Forget Your K/D and Play The Objective News 42

News 42 PTFO – Play The F***ing Objective. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really excited to see this trend catching on more and more in my gaming sessions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and maybe even more importantly, in the YouTube community. I say this is perhaps more important in the YouTube community because […]

Gears of War 3 Multiplayer: the Good, the Bad, and the “Meh” Reviews 8

Reviews 8 The title for this piece originally read “Gears of War 3: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” but Gears of War 3 doesn’t do Ugly. Gears passes Ugly on the street and purposefully avoids her, and when Gears goes to the club, he has a velvet rope that delineates his territory: no Ugly allowed. […]

8 Delicious Candies Playable in Gears of War 3 (Humour) News 3

News 3 Gears of War 3 offers a unique blend of horror, brutal combat, and hyperbolic gore. Cliff Bleszinski and his ultra-talented multiplayer design team have nearly perfected the third-person, cover-based gameplay that has become so popular this generation. However, it is fairly obvious that while crafting the game, the team had snacks on the brain. Many […]

The Day-One DLC Dilemma News 9

News 9 134 dollars. That’s how much you could possibly spend if you purchased all available day-one DLC for Gears of War 3. Between a slew of new weapon skins and animations, and a “season pass” for all DLC released over the next year, Epic has offered gamers an unprecedented opportunity to split with their cash. Day-one […]

Warhammer 40k: Space Marine Multiplayer Review Reviews 4

Reviews 4 Space Marine is quite the departure for Relic, whose Dawn of War series solidified them as the premier handlers of the Warhammer 40k license. While Dawn of War focused on tight, balanced real-time strategy gameplay, Space Marine is a gutsy, gory, badass third person shooter. The campaign is a twisted tale of betrayal, in which […]

Current Multiplayer Reviews are Broken – Introducing Dynamic Reviews News 15

News 15 Tomorrow, MP1st turns one month old, and this is my first feature to celebrate this occasion. To all of you loyal MP1st readers, I can’t thank you enough for making MP1st a success.   Post Launch Support, Glitches, and Balancing We live in a time and age where post launch support is crucial to any game’s success, […]

Three Ways Gears of War 3 is the New Lois Lane News 8

News 8 Remember in the 1978 Superman movie, when Superman fails to save Lois Lane from her grisly earthquake/car crash demise? He rectifies this by flying so fast around Earth, it spins backwards and resets time. He then has ample opportunity to save her from death. In the same way that Superman raped the fabric of time […]

10 Best New IPs of This Generation News 28

News 28 This is the first entry in MP1st’s weekly non-necessarily multiplayer centric articles which we will begin featuring every Friday. In today’s article, MPst writer xGrahamDJx picks his top 10 new IPs of this generation. We hope you enjoy! A brilliant and successful new IP can affect an entire generation of games and game players; I consider […]

The Silent Rage – Can It Stand Up To MW3 And BF3? News 4

News 4 Rage – Noun: angry fury; violent anger (Dictionary.com) Rage – Game: a strong competitor to an ever growing FPS genre (the author.me)   This holiday season, fans of the FPS genre, are constantly bombarded with the captioned title, “Battlefield vs MW3”. I’m sure we can post a number of references to YouTube videos showing massive “Like” counts for […]

The Three Worst Types of Online Gamers News 27

News 27 Forget about griefers, team-killers, cheaters, rage-quitters, and perverts. Their baneful presence in the gaming world pales in comparison to the following groups of players. These men are the true scourge of the online gaming community: 3. The Mouth Breather The Mouth Breather is one of the primary reasons I either don’t use a mic online, […]

The Three Greatest Multiplayer Games. Ever. News 11

News 11 3. Street Fighter II The name says it all. There will be fighting, and it will take place in the streets. Street Fighter II has withstood the test of time because it marries together the hardcore and casual audience. The hardcore crowd digs Street Fighter because they want to memorize and execute complex battle strategies […]

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