Some friendly advice on how to avoid getting pwned in Titanfall

Over at Top Tier Tactics, the prolific Xiant has been posting brief but useful player’s guides on how not to get smoked in Titanfall. (Never heard of it? Then you should read our review.) This should be a great resource for newbies because it’s a landmark game on a new system which will attract those who merely dabble in FPS. He’s covered strategy on most every aspect of the online-only shooter: the guns, the mechs, the running like hell from mechs.  A lot of the posts, like this one, harp on the importance of speed. He discusses how deadly and…


Titanfall’s giant mechas are officially Westernized, now that you can "rodeo" them

Yesterday, Respawn blew the lid off Titanfall, and the net is currently drowning in footage of man-versus-machine death matches, as is wont to happen. Also, we learned a few things about game resolution and battle modes. Importantly, there will be mecha-on-mecha action. But mostly we got to see things in action that we already knew about, such as the fact that you’re able to jump on a Titan’s back and wrangle it into submission.  This is what the game’s designers and everyone else are calling “rodeoing.” As you can see in the video from the instructive “Gator” below, it looks…