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Stand by your Mann

TF2 Introduces the Mann-Conomy The latest update has finally arrived, The Mann-Conomy update includes a whopping 65 new items (including more hats), the Polycount Pack, item trading, item customisation plus a few gameplay tweaks. More significantly, this update sees the introduction of the ‘Mann-Co store’ where players can purchase items with real world money. Yes, […]

Catch the Elusive TF2 Golden Wrench

Time to Tool About A common tool has never been so epic. To celebrate the release of the (real) TF2 Engineer Update (and to spite drift-racers the world over), there are 100 super special golden wrenches being given away in-game. Just a simple recolor of his melee weapon? Well not quite, see this doesn’t just […]

TF2 Strategy Guide – The Soldier

General class info, weapon statistics, character unlocks (items and hats), basic strategies and advanced strategies for the Soldier in Team Fortress 2.

TF2 Strategy Guide – The Pyro

General class info, weapon statistics, character unlocks (items and hats), basic strategies and advanced strategies for the Pyro in Team Fortress 2.

TF2 Strategy Guide – The Scout

General class info, weapon statistics, character unlocks (items and hats), basic strategies and advanced strategies for the Scout in Team Fortress 2.

TF2 Hats, Medals and Items

Team Fortress 2: Hat Addicts Anonymous   Here is a comprehensive list of all hats and other character accessories that can be unlocked in Team Fortress 2. Also included is info on special items and how they are unlocked… and be sure to take your hat off in the presence of a lady! The Scout: […]

Use mIRC to find FPS scrims or ringers!

Learn, setup and install mIRC to find scrims and ringers for your favorite competitive First Person Shooters!

How to juggle a girlfriend and gaming

Women are complicated As you may know 95% of women despise guys who play video games for even a few minutes let alone a few hours. Don’t despair friend, there are plenty of ways to get your girlfriend to accept your addiction.. in fact, you may even be able to get her to embrace it! […]

The accusations are endless

You’re kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, hell, you even just ran out of bubblegum.. The next thing you know everyone and their dog is calling you a f’ing cheater, a no skill hack. This makes you angry.. they won’t like you when you’re angry!!! Cool down Hulkster, chances are, this is exactly what those noobs […]

Can you dodge a bullet?

Bullet dodging is difficult to master, but a highly effective skills to learn. Impossible you say? Well, technically yes… you can’t really dodge a bullet, but what you can do is learn to dodge an opponent’s trigger finger. His hands are no faster than yours, it’s just the timing. Of course this tactic wont save […]

3 coffee-break tips to becoming a better player

Tip#1: Lead your shots Unless you’re a flick-shot master, when aiming, it is very important to lead your cross-hair ever so slightly in front of moving targets. The reason for this is that you can predict exactly where your target will be in the next millisecond, and not need to adjust your aim to compensate. […]

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Know where your bullets are going When people spray through doors, usually they have no idea where their bullets are traveling. To be an amazing player in Counter-strike 1.6 and Counter-strike Source, it’s important to know the in’s and out’s of each weapon, how the bullets react, and what walls you can shoot through. Few […]

The element of surprise

Being unpredictable in First Person Shooters There’s no better way to get kills. When you catch your enemy by surprise you have complete control of the fight. If you attack your opponent while your location is unknown to them, you will have the advantage of superior reaction time. Even the fastest of players will not […]

Key Binding Setup, ESDF not WASD

ESDF, WASD what? If you have no idea what “WASD” or “ESDF” stand for, they’re simply a set of keys used to move around in first person shooters. For example, in a “WASD” setup, the “W” represents forward, the “S” backwards, and the “A” and “D” keys represent strafing left or right accordingly. This has […]

Destroying bad habits

“Oops, I did it again” How many times have you died in Counter-Strike and said to yourself “Oops”? You know what I’m talking about, the deaths you felt you could have prevented but they continue to plague your game round after round. These mistakes really start to add up over time and knowing how to […]

“The secret rule” to headshots

What Secret rule? I could drive this point home over and over again in the minds of average cs players. It seems so simple, but this rule is what separates the good from the bad. The elite from the average. In fact, ancient civilizations have known about this secret for thousands of generations. Their soldiers […]

Concentration is key

Being competitive in Counter-Strike Source is heavily dependent on concentration. If you can’t concentrate fully on the game, you’re bound to make mistakes and miss shots that you normally wouldn’t. So obviously if you want to compete and play at the highest level, you will need to remove all distractions from your play area. Most […]

Pulling out of Slumps

It happens to everyone at some point. You’re at the top of your game, feeling unstoppable. You’ve just clutched the last 3 rounds, it seems no one can take away your momentum. Then your enemy gets a lucky head-shot on you, then another, and another. Suddenly you find yourself doubting your abilities and believing your […]

How to improve your reaction time

Learning to react like a god Reaction time is critical in Counter-strike source for obvious reasons. In the end, Counter-strike source all boils down to who can kill who faster. If you have faster reflexes than your opponent, you have more time to aim, thus have a higher likelihood of killing them first. Before getting […]