Image

Guides

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Attila the Hun
10 years ago

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Attila the Hun

By  •  Guides

Image source: Joystiq

Deadliest Warrior: Legends Quick Facts:

 

  • Attila became king of the Huns at age twenty-one. It was prophesized that he would become the “Fear of the World,” destroyer of cities and armies, but he would die shortly after marrying.
  • In 443 AD, Attila invaded the territories to the west of his kingdom when Rome failed to pay their tribute. He was given part of Hungary as part of the terms of peace.
  • Attila invaded the southern Roman Empire through Greece in 447 AD. His armies were held at Thermopylae and he sued for peace. In 451 AD he joined with his allies, and attacked the western Empire.
  • During his western campaign Attila came to the city of Orleans, France. Orleans was frequently attacked by raiders, so it had high and thick walls. The siege gave the Roman army time to catch Attila.
  • Atilla’s first defeat came during the siege of Orleans, France. The king of Rome’s Visigoth allies was killed and his son took command, making a hard charge. Atilla was forced to flee the battle.
  • When Attila marched into Italy he was stopped by Rome’s defenses. Pope Leo negotiated the peace treaty, ending Atilla’s siege. Attila died in his sleep on his way home- the day after his wedding.

Read More

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Vlad the Impaler
10 years ago

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Vlad the Impaler

By  •  Guides


Image source: Joystiq

Deadliest Warrior: Legends Quick Facts:

 

  • Vlad the Impaler ruled the Transylvanian princedom of Wallachia during the time that the Ottoman Empire was trying to expand into Eastern Europe. His reign was bloody and treacherous.
  • At age 11 Vlad and his brother Radu were taken captive by the Ottoman Turks. They were used as leverage to prevent their father from warring against the expanding Ottoman Empire.
  • While held captive, Vlad was instructed in the ways of Ottoman warfare. This included being forced to poke out the eyes of another prisoner who had sent unfavorable letters to his home country.
  • Vlad is most famous for his forests of impaled foes. He stopped a revolt by impaling its leader and later took revenge on families who plotted to kill his father by working them to death as slaves.
  • Vlad’s anti-crime measures included placing a gold cup atop a fountain, then impaling hundreds of suspected criminals when it went missing. It was returned the next night and stayed there unguarded.
  • Vlad lost the throne when his generals refused to support him. He regained his crown for a short time, but died fighting the expanding Ottoman Empire. The details of his death remain a mystery.

Read More

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Hannibal
10 years ago

Deadliest Warrior Legends: Hannibal

By  •  Guides

Image source: Joystiq

Deadliest Warrior: Legends Quick Facts:

  • Hannibal was the commander of the Carthaginian army, a neighbor of the expanding Roman Empire.  He most famously led war elephants over the Alps into northern Italy to oppose Rome.
  • Hannibal’s father lost Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica to Rome during the First Punic War. At age 9 Hannibal was made to swear an oath that he would forever hate Rome and seek revenge for the defeat.
  • At Trebia, Hannibal’s elephants scared off Rome’s allies. The legions forded the near frozen river, and found Hannibal’s brother at their rear while Hannibal’s army stayed warm by their fires.
  • At Lake Trasimene Hannibal made his camp look open, and hid his troops on either side of the only road in. The Roman commander led a disorganized charge and Hannibal’s army cut the legions to pieces.
  • After the alps crossing Hannibal’s army was only 23000 infantry and 17 elephants (of 37 at the start of the crossing). At Canae, he lured the Roman army into a trap and defeated their army of 80000.
  • Hannibal’s only defeat occurred at Zama, about 5 miles from Carthage. Scared elephants, veterans refusing to fight and a Roman general who declined to negotiate all contributed to Hannibal’s downfall.

Read More

Deadliest Warrior Legends: William Wallace
10 years ago

Deadliest Warrior Legends: William Wallace

By  •  Guides

Image source: Joystiq

Deadliest Warrior: Legends Quick Facts:

  • William Wallace is known as Scotland’s liberator having spent his adult life in guerilla war against the English. His outlaw career began when he killed an English constable’s son in a street fight.
  • Wallace was found while secretly visiting his bride and new child, forcing a bloody escape. The sheriff executed his wife as retribution. Wallace returned that night killing every Englishman in town.
  • At Stirling Bridge Wallace’s band waited for the English army to cross the narrow span. The Scots attacked, the English couldn’t mount a defense on the marshy ground, and were killed nearly to a man.
  • After the victory at Stirling, Wallace spent the Autumn raiding and pillaging. Early the following year (1298)  he was knighted and named the Guardian of Scotland. He now led all of Scotland’s armies.
  • In July, 1298 he met the English armies at Falkirk. Wallace’s spear walls held, but his horsemen deserted, leaving his archers open to attack by the English cavalry. Wallace’s losses were near total.
  • Wallace never rebuilt his army, spending several years as an outlaw. He was captured in 1305, and was sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered in a trial that lasted less than a day.

Read More

Trenched legs guide

Wait, this trench has legs?  That’s CRAZY!! Unlock Method: Awarded for completing the tutorial. Why walk when you can run?  With these legs equipped, press and hold the A button …
Read More

Joe Danger: SE – tricks, scoring and star tips guide
10 years ago

Joe Danger: SE – tricks, scoring and star tips guide

Joe Danger: Special Edition is a game of spills and thrills, and believe it or not there’s a method to Joe’s madness. There are many things to look out …
Read More

What is XBLA?
10 years ago

What is XBLA?

By  •  Guides

The simple answer is that it is an acronym that stands for Xbox Live Arcade. But that answer in itself just brings the inevitable question of what is Xbox Live Arcade? I’ve always known that XBLA was a niche sector of the games market, and numerous friends and family members had never heard of it until we started this site just over a year ago. The constant prodding by our team to our friends asking them to like us on facebook, brought an abundance of questions and a hunger to learn more we couldn’t satiate fast enough. And it was for them I initially intended to write this post. However, believe it or not over the past week while at E3, numerous industry professionals have asked me these same two questions. They too are unaware of the hundreds of quality titles under the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) platform.

Read More

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Ghost Bead Guide
10 years ago

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile Ghost Bead Guide

In The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile players collect ghost beads that modify their stats or gameplay experience in some way. Four may be equipped at any time. While some beads are easy to find and in fact the game leads you right to them, some of them are in hidden pathways or require backtracking to find. Still some are received as rewards for playing the musical challenges from amps scattered throughout the game.

Thanks to Laorik and an anonymous commenter, the guide is now complete! All 30 beads are accounted for and contained within as well as a guide to the Bleep Bloop! achievement.

If you’re not sure whether or not to purchase The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile check out our review of it.

Read More

Castle Crashers Animal Orb Guide
10 years ago

Castle Crashers Animal Orb Guide

This is a guide geared towards helping you locate all the Animal Orbs in Castle Crashers. Before you collect every Animal Orb, you will likely need to look at our Items Guide in order to fully understand what is required to collect each Animal Orb. And when you are finished collecting the Animal Orbs, take a look at our Character Guide if you wish to unlock all the characters as well. Read More

Castle Crashers Items Guide
10 years ago

Castle Crashers Items Guide

This guide is geared towards helping gamers find the items that will allow them to find other secrets and make their way through Castle Crashers. Some of these items are needed to progress through the campaign and others are not. But they are all fairly easy to find and obtain, so you might as well try to collect them all. Read More