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    How to Screenshot / Screen Capture Microsoft Surface Pro

    October 26th, 2014

    Surface Pro 3 ScreenshotI hope your enjoying your Microsoft Surface tablet / laptop hybrid.  I’ve owned and used the RT, Surface Pro 2, and now the Surface Pro 3 core i7 model.  There are a thousand reasons you may need to screenshot or screen cap from your Surface gadget.  Here are 2 easy, built-in ways to capture your screen.

    These 2 methods have worked on all my Surface gadgets.

    METHOD 1 TO SCREEN CAP SURFACE PRO ( 2 on tablet presses )

    1. Press and hold the “capacitive”  Windows button on the front of your Surface Screen(on the bezel) with your right hand.
    2. Continue holding the windows button and then a single press the Volume Down button with your left hand.

    The screen will go slightly dim for a just a quick moment when you’ve done it right.


    1. Press and hold the windows Key(left hand),  and the Fn(function) Key(right Hand), then just tap the space bar with your favorite 3rd finger or thumb.



    The Screenshot will be saved in This PC > Pictures > Screenshots..  AKA  C:\Users\**YOU**\Pictures\Screenshots

    how to screen capture surface pro

    surface pro 3 screen cap sample how to.

    If you’re a dropbox user, you can enable a setting that will also copy the screenshot to your clip board, which can be handy ( when applicable ).  If you’re not a dropbox user, you should consider finally signing up here.

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    Surface Pro 3 Dock Owner Review. Excellent!

    October 26th, 2014
    surface pro 3 dock review rear ports

    Rear View of the Surface Pro 3 Dock

    The surface pro 3 dock is exactly what I needed.  Lightweight and sturdy, the dock is easy to use and enhances the abilities of your Surface Pro 3.  If you’re not a “dock person”, or have limited budget then I certainly hope you’d take a pass, but for me this is a great product that fits my needs perfectly.  I believe that if you’re a Surface Pro 3 owners and in need of a docking solution, you will be satisfied.


    There are a few reasons why you’d want the dock.  I fall into category #2, but if the dock fits your needs, then yes, it’s worth it.
    1. You don’t travel daily with your Pro 3, but at home you simply prefer it docked.
    2. You travel daily with your SP3, and you’re tired of constantly plugging & unplugging power over and over.
    3. You need/want more ports for whatever reason.
    4. You have budget, and love gadgets.
    surface pro 3 dock with keyboard

    surface pro 3 dock, ready for connection but not locked in yet

    It’s very easy to actually dock your Surface Pro 3.  You “lightly pull apart” (left and right )  on the dock.  Then you slide in your Pro 3 ( with or without the type pad keyboard ).   There is a groove on the bottom that makes it easy to slide the pro 3 into position.  Once placed, you just “PUSH” the Left and Right Sides to lock into place.. Voila.


    • Fixed Docking Angle..
      • Although the dock angle doesn’t adjust, I don’t see it as an issue.
      • If the engineers could keep the sturdy feel and allow adjustment of the docking angle that would be even better. But fixed angle is OK.
    • Cost ( estimated: $160-$200 **at the time of this article..)
      • I think the price is “fair” for early adopters.
      • Like any other gadgets, time reduces price, as does aggressive deal searching.
    • Dock Power Cable Length
      • I prefer a longer power cable length. I also prefer how the SP3’s original power brick has a USB port on it unlike the dock’s power cable.  However having the port on the brick is not necessary with all the additional USB ports on the dock itself.
    • PHYSICAL: The pro 3 dock is lightweight, sturdy, and easy to “operate”.  By operating, I mean, locking the pro 3 in place is simple, easy, and fast.
    • As mentioned above, it’s super simple to dock and lock the surface pro 3.
    • The existing  Mini DisplayPort and USB 3.0 port on your device are available for use even when docked ( very smart )
    • ***  Gotcha–> Don’t forget you have to install windows update for the dock to function as expected.  ***
    surface pro 3 dock manual

    surface pro 3 dock manual showing all ports


    • 3 USB 3.0 ports AND 2 USB 2.0 ports..(Plenty of ports, great to have )
    • Gigabit Ethernet port… (nice to have)
    • 3.5mm audio input/output connection.. (nice to have)
    • Mini DisplayPort.. (Nice)
    • Security lock slot..  (I never use this)
    • Once docked, all ports are still available, except for power of course :)

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    Crown Guide PS3 Hot Shots Golf World Invitational Challenge Mode

    August 9th, 2013
    Crown Guide PS3 Hot Shots Golf World Invitational Challenge Mode

    How to Unlock Crowns PS3 Hot Shots Guide Walkthru

    This is the Crown Guide for Challenge Mode SPECIFICALLY for the PlayStation 3 Version of Hot Shots Golf World Invitational.  The crown requirements are not the same as the PS Vita version.  Start with the easy ones, knock them out for unlocks, money and loyalty.  Then start GRINDING on the more difficult challenges.

    Unfortunately, all my work didn’t transfer from my Vita characters, so I had to start all over!

    Hot shots golf is one of the best golf games out, the community needs more players for the online tourneys so please make sure to go online after you’re done grinding crowns…   GL!


    • 1-1 Win with at least one Putt over 30′ (Par or better)!
    • 1-2 Hit a Rising Shot and Win.  ( Tip: Use player with high loyalty lvl 3 to hit the rising shot )
    • 1-3 Win with 20,00 pts or more.  ( Tip: Play some very good golf. Eagles & chips help.  like 8-9 under )
    • 1-4 Win with a Chip-in (Birdie or better)!  (Tip:  If desperate reach a Par 5 in 2, then putt just off the fringe on a flat part. NCI )
    • 1-5 Fairway (FIR) 100% and Win.   ( Tip: focus, on perfect impact… TAKE NO RISKS )

    1 – VS Lani AND 1-VS2 Lani (Costume)

      • Win with at least one Eagle!  ( Tip: get a big hitter that can reach a Par 5 in two, or a Par 4 in one )


    • 2-1 Win without using Spin shots. (Tip:  remind yourself over and over, no spin. Say it out loud ! )
    • 2-2 Win with at least 3 Bogies!  ( Tip: intentionally bogey the first 3 holes, then start getting birds and pars for the win )
    • 2-3 Get a Birdie or better on the Last Hole and Win! ( Tip: Easy challenge )
    • 2-4 Hit GIR in 1 Stroke on a Par 4 and Win!  ( Tip: just load up a big hitter with a big club )
    • 2-5 Par On Keep/Green in Regulation 100% and Win. ( Tip: Focus on making “the safest play possible” )

    2-Vs. Pancho and 2-VS2 Pancho(Costume)

      • Win without using Power Mode.(Tip:  remind yourself over and over, no power. Say it out loud!)


    • 3-1 Win with at least one Putt over 30′ (Par or better)!
    • 3-2 Win without landing in the rough.
    • 3-3 Perfect Impact 30% or more and Win.
    • 3-4 Win without landing in the bunker.
    • 3-5 Fairway (FIR) 100% and Win.

    3-Vs. Erika Win within the first 3H.

    3-Vs2 : Win with consecutive Birdies.


    • 4-1 Win with -3 or better score.
    • 4-2 Win with 2,000p ts or more.
    • 4-3 Birdie three times in a row and Win.
    • 4-4 One shot the green on a Par 4 and Win.
    • 4-5 Win without using Spin shots.

    4 – VS Stuart:  Win without hitting a Bogey.

    4  – VS2: Win with only one putt per hole.


    • 5-1 Perform a 3′ near pin approach and Win.
    • 5-2 Win with -4 or better score.
    • 5-3 Win without landing in the bunker.
    • 5-4 Birdie three times in a row and Win.
    • 5-5 Green in Regulation 100% and Win.

    5 – VS:  Win with only one putt per hole.

    5 – VS2:  Win without hitting a Bogey.


    • 6-1 Win without landing in the bunker.
    • 6-2 Win without landing in the rough.
    • 6-3 Win with 1,500 pts or more.
    • 6-4 Birdie or better the last hole and Win.
    • 6-5 Win without using Spin shots.(Tip:  remind yourself over and over, no spin. Say it out loud ! )

    6 – Vs:  Win without hitting a Bogey.

    6 – VS2:  Win without changing the default club selected by the game.


    • 7-1 Perfect Impact of 50% or more and Win.
    • 7-2 Green in Regulation 100% and Win.
    • 7-3 Win without landing in the bunker.
    • 7-4 Fairway in regulation 100% and Win.
    • 7-5 Win without using Spin shots.(Tip:  remind yourself over and over, no spin. Say it out loud ! )

    7 – Vs. and 7 – VS2 Win with consecutive Birdies.


    How To setup 3D, fix Split Screen Comcast Xfinity On-Demand

    June 15th, 2013
    Comcast Split Screen 3D LG XFinity

    How to Fix 3D Split Screen

    If you have a 3D enabled television, I hope you’ve tried out the FREE 3d library from Comcast XFinity.  It’s a humble library, but with their set-top box and the correct HD level XFinity TV package you can definitely test the 3D capabilities of your TV.  I am using an LG47G2 (with Google TV) which is not the best quality LG 3D TV, but it certainly works and it works with 3D on Comcast and HBO’s 3D offerings if you subscribe.  If you are an HBO subscriber, make sure you look at the NICE library included with your package in the XFinity on Demand 3D page.


    In addition while doing my testing, I learned a secret on how to unlock 2 of their FREE 3D channels.  Here’s the catch:  You have to call or chat COMCAST (1-800-COMCAST) to add the service.  It is NOT enabled on accounts by default, so it is absolutely worth calling, and if it is available in your area, you’ll get 2 more FREE 3D Channels from XFinity.  In the greater-Seattle area, these are channels 897, 898 respectively.  Simply have them check if 3D is avaialable in your area, and ask them to turn it on, it’s 100% free.

    For what it’s worth, ESPN 3D doesn’t look that great on my TV.  I don’t think my LG47G2 does that great with 3D sports, but the XFinity 3D and On-Demand channel quality is pretty solid.


    If you started testing 3D shows/movies on XFinity TV, do not be alarmed if the video appears as split screen.. If you see this it actually means your set-top box is compatible.  With many 3D TVs they will not auto-switch to 3D when viewing the Comcast 3D Signal.   So they screen will appear split either horizontally or vertically.  When viewing 3D discs on my PS3, the TV is more intelligent and knows to switch automatically.  But with the set-top box you need to switch 3D modes manually on your 3D Enabled TV.

    STEP 1:  Navigate to the 3D channels, or the 3D tab in XFinity on Demand.  Select your 3d Movie/Show/Video and start watching it.

    Comcast Split Screen 3D LG XFinity ESPN3D FREE 3D Booya Gadget


    Comcast Split Screen 3D LG XFinity ESPN3D FREE 3D Booya Gadget

    Horizontal stack 3d Split.

    STEP 2:  DETERMINE 3D Image type, then Press 3d Button on your Remote.

    Once you see the 3D image that is either Horizontally or Vertically stacked, you will need to press the 3D BUTTON ON YOUR TV OR REMOTE..  You will simply want to match the 3d setting to the display.  Once you do this, your TV will notify you that it is now in 3D mode and you have now resolved how to view 3D using Comcast or XFinity on Demand or the two Free 3D Channels.

    Comcast Split Screen 3D LG XFinity ESPN3D FREE 3D Booya Gadget

    Adjust the settings on your TV, Voila, you have 3D on XFinity



    Getting started with 3D from XFINITY  (from

    There’s no extra charge for 3D from XFINITY! To get started you’ll need:

    • A 3D capable HDTV with compatible 3D glasses connected with a HDMI cable
    • XFINITY digital TV with HD service and a qualifying HD set-top box

    If you’re not sure, call 1-800-XFINITY

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    How to factory reset Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Touch for sale

    November 26th, 2012
    How to factory reset Kindle Touch for Sale

    Here are my own pics as I prep my Kindle Touch for sale on Craigslist. Read on to see how to factory reset it for a good transfer to the new owner.

    Need to know how to safely sell, give away, or donate your Amazon Kindle?  If you only want to factory reset, but keep your Touch or Paperwhite, then skip to step 2.  But if you’re looking to transfer ownership in some way then you MUST perform steps 1 and 2.

     ** Read my Kindle Paperwhite Review Here **

    View Kindle Most Popular Books on Amazon here.

    Step 1 and Most importantly:  DE-REGISTER YOUR DEVICE

    To transfer ownership, you have to de-register from Amazon.  If you don’t, then the new owner won’t be able to use the Kindle.

    From the Home Screen select  MENU / SETTINGS / REGISTRATION
    This will give you the option to DeRegister your Kindle right there.

    You can also sign-in and de-register your Kindle (here) on the Amazon website, it will be listed under Manage Devices / Manage my Kindle


    Step  1 How to deregister kindle Booya Gadget

    Step 1 De Register your Kindle first.

     Step 2: Factory Reset the device


    Confirm the double prompt message:  “This action will remove all downloaded or transferred content from your Kindle. You will still be able to download archived items. Do you want to reset your Kindle ?


    kindle touch factory reset how to booya gadget

    Reset your Kindle, confirm the prompt and your device will reset shortly.


    Some buyers on craigslist were nervous because they even asked me “can I register it to my account?”.  Apparently there are scammers and thieves with stolen Kindles and were blocked by Amazon.  So when I sold mine recently here on Oahu,  I just brought my phone, shared my wifi and let the new owner register it before he left, which eased all fear.  I recommend doing that if you have the setup.


    K9 Unit Black Ops 2 COD Scorestreak Pics and Gameplay

    November 19th, 2012
    K9 Unit Black Ops 2 COD Scorestreak gameplay

    The K9 Unit Scorestreak is very cool and effective, but it’s expensive at 1,700 points required. I tend to get to my level two scorestreak max. But I caught these attack dogs killing me while recording for future videos.

    I’m not a Black Ops 2 all star, so I don’t get huge Scorestreaks, however, I played against an opponent tonight that unleashed the vicious Kevlar Protected K9 Unit German Shepherds on me.  I lost the battle..

    K9 Unit Black Ops 2 COD Scorestreak gameplay Booya Gadget

    YES, the K9 Unit has a kevlar vest, very cool. But other scorestreaks are just as effective. If I got Big Scorestreaks a lot I would turn this on. But I’ll stick with UAV, Anti UAV and Sentry. Booya !

    The good news is that I happened to be recording it as I’m working on a few strategy videos, so I thought I’d share the gameplay of the dogs killing me and a couple screen captures.   The COD Black Ops 2 K9 Unit is pretty cool, but it’s so expensive that it’s not a Tier 3 scorestreak that I tend to use.  I can score a lot of points, but it’s hard for me to get all the way up to 1,700 points on a scorestreak.

    Although I’m an animal lover, and have a dog myself, I was happy to take out 1 of these K9 attackers with my Riot Shield !  Booya !

    Here is the Gameplay Video if you want to see what the K9 Units are all about if you have enough skill to rack up 1,700 scorestreak enough.  And remember, like any other scorestreak, hit RIGHT on the D-PAD to activate the DOGS.    WOOF WOOF ARRFFFFFF.

    K9 Unit Black Ops 2 COD Scorestreak Pics and Gameplay

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    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Case Review. Excellent, but not for everyone.

    November 9th, 2012
    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

    So nice to read outdoor, indoor, light or dark !

    For the right person, a Kinde Paperwhite is an excellent e-reader, fully Booya Certified.  Its an affordable, simple and highly effective device.  With plenty of gadgets at my fingertips I didn’t “need” another book reading device but I love having what I call a “Battleaxe Gadget” next to my bed, reliable and miraculously always has some juice left.

    I definitely like the Paperwhite better than the previous version of my Kindle Touch because of its many new features.  This thing truly is just like reading a book and it is totally usable in direct sunlight and of course at night.  This is arguably the best e-ink / e-reading experience on the market today, reading books on this bad-boy is truly a pleasure.

    Kindle Paperwhite Dark Room Backlight Lighting Booya Gadget

    Here I am in a dark room to show you the lighting on a fairly high setting. To read in bed, I use a far lower setting and it is easy on my eyes. Love it.


    There are 4 obvious best features of the Kindle Paperwhite:  affordability, built-in lighting, crazy-long battery life and the great screen resolution.  This thing looks like a book, you can store thousands of books in it, it’s small, portable and easy.   Most customer and owner feedback that you may read during your shopping experience confirm this.  If you feel you need more tablet-like features then grab a Kindle Fire or Kindle HD or all the way up to Android and iPad tablets (budget permitting).  If you want simplicity and just a great book reading experience then save a few bucks by not buying a tablet and grab the Paperwhite.

    Kindle Paperwhite Battery Life Power Management Booya Gadget Review

    Paperwhite Battery life is no joke.


    The perfect owner of the Paperwhite is obviously a passionate book reader, and everybody knows one or is one themselves.  But the reason  I don’t think this great gadget is for everyone is because the Kindle App software is so good and widely available.  You can get the Kindle book reading app on an iPad, a droid tablet, and any smart phone.  The software is even available on a PC or Mac.  If you already have another tablet I wouldn’t feel compelled to purchase a Paperwhite as well.

    Travelers are also an excellent gift recipient for a Kindle.  Airline travel is tricky now-a-days and it’s nice not to lug around heavy books.  But if you travel with your family, maybe your kids steal the iPad for gaming and you could still use your own Paperwhite and read the entire flight on the way there AND back on the same battery charge!

    As I mentioned in my opening paragraph, I certainly don’t “need” my Kindle but I love owning mine.



    You can buy the Amazon Brand Paperwhite Leather case for $39.
    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)

    I really like this case, it’s a perfect fit, protects your Paperwhite and also provides a nice auto-off feature when the magnetic clasp is closed.   It’s super-easy to install and comes in a variety of colors depending on your taste.

    The only thing that comes for free is the USB Cable ( wall adapter not included ).  So to charge your Kindle Paperwhite, you’ll need to have your own wall adapter, or simply plug it into a computer which is what I do.

    Kindle Paperwhite Case Accessories Review

    Here’s my Kindle in its Brown Leather Case.

    Kindle Paperwhite Case Accessories Review

    My Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case, fresh from the unbox. Magnetic Clasp mechanism and auto-shutoff feature. ( like the iPad )

    Kindle Paperwhite included USB Cable Accessories

    This is the accessory included with your Kindle Paperwhite.


    • Patented built-in light evenly illuminates the screen to provide the perfect reading experience in all lighting conditions
    • Paperwhite has 62% more pixels for unsurpassed resolution
    • 25% better contrast for sharp, dark text
    • Even in bright sunlight, Paperwhite delivers clear, crisp text and images with no glare
    • New hand-tuned fonts – 6 font styles, 8 adjustable sizes
    • 8-week battery life, even with the light on
    • Holds up to 1,100 books – take your library wherever you go
    • Built-in Wi-Fi lets you download books in under 60 seconds
    • New Time to Read feature uses your reading speed to let you know when you’ll finish your chapter
    • Massive book selection. Lowest prices. Over a million titles less than $9.99
    • 180,000 Kindle-exclusive titles that you won’t find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut
    • Supports children’s books and includes new parental controls

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    Sega Total War Battles : Dust Before the Wind SPOILER-Solution

    July 13th, 2012
    Dust Before the Wind Collect 950 Wood in 8 Minutes Total War

    Deploy the Lumber Yards and protect them.

    Here you go, the **SPOILER** for Sega Total War Battle’s “Dust Before The Wind” level for the iPad and iPhone.  This level is pretty far into the game, and at this point I knew the key was placement of the provided lumber yards. The goal here is to collect 950 wood in 8 minutes.  It’s not too hard once you know how and where to place the Lumber Yards.  After that you simply need to protect them.  Great strategy game for the iPad and iPhone.

     STEP 1 QUICKLY layout the required buildings and Place the 5 Provided Lumber Yards as shown in the picture.

    Total War Battles  Dust Before the Wind Lumber Yard Placement

    Place the 5 Lumber Yards in the same pattern as shown here. You don’t need to build anything else other than what is provided.

    Step 2:  Now simply defend with (non wood) costing infantry.  I use Matchlock Riflemen and basic Ronin Swordsmen.  Place the riflemen 1 Hex Behind the swordsmen so they can still fire. (Devastating!) Replenish, Slay Them All, and Sustain are good General’s orders to queue up.

     Dust Before The Wind SPOILER How To

    Once you place the lumber yards (QUICKLY) immediately start creating (non-wood) costing soldiers and start queuing Generals Orders.  With Riflemen right behind them, any swordsmen will mow down enemies.

    Step 3:  Make sure to collect your wood and smile as you easily pass this level and move on while collecting another 400 Experience Points to spend on your clan’s efficiency!  BOOYA !

    Dust Before The Wind Can you Beat my Score ?

    Use my score as a target goal for yourself as usual ! Good Luck out there.



    iPad iPhone Plague Inc How to win the Fungus Level

    July 13th, 2012
    Plague Inc How to beat Fungus Level iPad iPhone

    With a few tips and strategy you can beat the Fungus Level Now.

    Developed by Ndemic CreationsPlague Inc is .99 cents and very unique and fun game for the iPad.  I’m playing it on the iPad3 and sometimes on my iPhone 4.  I was able to eventually start cruising through all the plagues but I sure got stuck on the FUNGUS Level for way too long!   Depending on what you like, this game is definitely worth a dollar and works on BOTH iPad and iPhone.  It can get a little redundant, but the way to overcome that is to apply the endless amount of different strategies to take out the world.

    Your goal is to wipeout civilization by infecting a single country with one of six different plagues:  Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, Parasite, Prion, Nano-Virus, and finally the Bio-Weapon.  Make the plague spread and try to slow down the scientists out to stop your gaming fun.

    How to take out the World with Fungus:

    The basic strategy is this: infect the world without them knowing it.  Have patience and double the game speed.  Continue to collect your DNA points and transmissions WILL occur (but slowly).  Your disgusting Fungus will continue unstopped as long as humans don’t know they have the infection.  So immediately de-evolve all auto symptoms!  Once everyone is infected, CRANK UP the symptoms.  Total Organ Failure is a solid choice of symptoms but you can choose whatever as long as you make it extreme.  You’ll want to have about 60-70 DNA Points once the entire world is infected.


    Plague Inc Fungus No Healthy People Left ipad iphone

    Infect the world Symptom Free, Everyone is infected but ZERO DEATHS.  THEN CRANK UP THE SYMPTOMS with your 60-77 DNA Points. VOILA

    For FUNGUS TRANSMISSION:I just cranked 2-3 levels of Air and Water.  Way Later on, you’ll start getting some bonus DNA Points, you can use them on transmission, symptoms, or abilities.

    Plague Inc Fungus Transmissions iPad iPhone How To Spoiler Tips

    Start off with Air and Wind Transmissions level 2-3

    For FUNGUS SYMPTOMS:  IMMEDIATELY De-Evolve any automatic mutations that occur.

    Plague Inc Fungus iPad iPhone Initial Symptoms

    Until the entire world is infected De-Evolve ALL auto mutations immediately!

    Plague Inc Fungus iPad iPhone Crank Up Symptoms

    Now Crank Up the Symptoms big time. The humans won’t know what hit ’em! Pick your own cause of death. I chose organ failure.

    For FUNGUS ABILITIES:  I pretty much cranked up drug resistance abilities to slow down scientists.   But they won’t have time to cure it anyways :) MUUUAHAHAHA you evil bastard!!

    Plague Inc Fungus Abilities iPad iPhone How to Solve Tips

    Slow down the pesky scientists trying to cure the plague and stop you from advancing !

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    FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 4: 18 Positioning Tips and Strategy

    June 16th, 2012

    Welcome to the FIFA Defensive Player Bible Part 4 of 5!  The focus of part 4 is Defensive Positioning.. Where to be, Where to Go, and When to be there.  This guide is mainly for those that play Club and Pro Ranked Match where you control just 1 CB or CDM player(basically pickup Soccer-Futbol).  Defense is very challenging, and while I wrote this bible I have bad games too.  The key is discipline, consistency, and having pride in stopping not scoring goals.

    1. When Urgent, Run Straight.  Sometimes, you really need to get somewhere fast, so run vertically and horizontally.  Literally UP DOWN LEFT RIGHT.  After all, this is what the offensive players are doing and they’re VP’s are likely setup for high sprint speed.
    2. Caution in the Corner.  When chasing an opponent with the ball to the corner.  This can leave the middle of the 18 wide open for an easy header or volley.  Watch your teammates actions, because sometimes two and three defenders are chasing a dribbler to the corner but noone is marking in the middle.
    3. Lay Off X “GIVE ME THE BALL” button !!  ARGH..  As a defender you stop goals and get the ball to your offense.   Don’t smash on X, rarely call for ball.  You are in the mega-danger zone and you rarely need to call the ball.  If playing Club, your midfielders will likely be smashing X anyways :)   On occasion, it is acceptable to call for the ball when in a safe passing lane.  In particular, if I do call for it as a defender, I am likely setting up a One-Touch Give-and-Go to my midfielder.
    4. Harass, Run-Into and Collide with your opponents whenever possible. A well timed “intentional collision” with a 5’7″ tiny striker can be invaluable.  I seek out my opponents constantly (when it is safe)…  This is a simple trick/secret and it works.  As you should know as a Fifa lover, just a quarter second delay can ruin a scoring opportunity.  Try it yourself the next game you play if it’s not in your current strategy arsenal.

      booya FIFA Bible Defensive Positioning COLLIDE with Players tips strategy

      I killed this threat by intentionally colliding with their Striker. Run into their players, disrupt their timing. A sneaky FIFA 12/13 defensive tip.  Booya !

    5. Stay Out of their way.  Rarely / Never should you find yourself colliding with your own offensive players.  So if you notice that you’ve been colliding with your own midfielder, then you’re playing too far up, or he/she is playing too far back.  But regardless, stay out of the offense’s way, let them do their thing.  You stop goals and get them the ball.  In FIFA 12/13 there is no shortage of dedicated offensive players, take pride in stopping threats.
    6. Discipline.  Stay in position, Directly Mark a player, or anticipate passing lanes.  This is so important, so very very important.  Resist the Urge to screw off.  Some games, you won’t get much action, but your Club will crush.  You can create Clean-Sheet shutouts and your team will love you and miss your Defense when you’re not online.  Stay disciplined, learn to love playing Defense.  Stopping a goal with great Defense feels just as good as a goal to me..
    7. Use The MiniMap for location help.  The camera default is to follow the ball.  ( hit select switches to focus on you but that’s tough ).   Sometimes you may lose track of where you are.  I use the minimap a lot just to get a feel for where I am on the pitch. You should too.
    8. Control Midfield with Headers, and feed your offense all day long.  In part 1 of the Fifa Defensive Players Bible,  I recommend that you to select a taller player when on defense.  Crafting Headers back to your offense on clearances and Goal Kicks can demoralize your opponent’s offense.  Some games as a CB or CDM, you will single handedly control midfield with your head especially if you elect to use a slightly taller player.  Your offense will appreciate the effort, and your opponents will become frustrated.
    9.  An important part of your strategy on defense should be to Always Anticipate Failure.    You don’t want to get caught “thinking he would make the play” only to end up watching a goal in front of your eyes.   Constantly be looking for your team to make errors.  Bad passes, ill-timed jukes, the often dangerous goal kick header that skips over your teammates head for a breakaway.  When you constantly anticipate failure as a Defender, you will soon be able to tell when your teammate is about to turn the ball over !  This is a critical strategy to your success.  Stop Goals and get the Ball to your Offense.

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      Such a very dangerous play. This resulted in NO GOAL! I was anticipating failure and I was right. A common play. As a defender, always anticipate failure.  Booya !

    10. Join the attack?  Very rarely should a CB join an attack.  CDM can join much more often, but CDM should still be primarily a defensive player.  The more you join the attack, the higher the risk of a strong counter against your club.  It’s OK for you to join the attack as a Defender when your Team Captain calls for it,  and sometimes at the 45 minute mark(depending on the score).   YES at the 90 Minute mark when you’re down at least 1 goal then join the biggest push.   If you do join the attack be available and look for volleys and put-backs, but try to stay out of your Offense’s way still ( See #4 )  You should be tall, so sneak forward for a last minute F.U. header threat.
    11. Watch for hand raisers.. Some clubs/players you face love to smash X on call for the ball all day long.  Remember they’re telling you they want the ball and are aggressively trying to get a pass.  Stay close to the “Hand Raisers” calling for it, get some interceptions, and create a quick counter attack for your club.
    12. Know the Impact of Weather.   Mainly, pay attention to how the ball skips and bounces when playing in sunshine, rain, and snow.
    13. When your team is winning, you should look to play even more Defense.  Increase your discipline, and RESIST THE URGE to join the attack unless it’s a mega blowout by 4+ goals then have fun.  But in general, I recommend you be cutthroat.  If you’re up 3-0 at halftime, then get the clean sheet and destroy your opponent.
    14. Get Dirty: Grab, Pull and Cheat with the Circle button.. When you’re chasing a player, press circle to grab the jerk and slow him down.  I use it all the time, however, you will be called for a Penalty if you over do it.  A nice benefit, is when used “appropriately”, you can actually steal the ball from the Jive-Turkey!   I love circle, and I use it more than slide tackling.  However, sometimes the foul is worth it because you can stop a goal.  It reminds me of basketball, when NBA guys will grab a player so he can’t go on a breakaway solo dunk.  Make Sense ?  You must learn to use Circle on Defense.
    15. Momentum Matters.  Momentum can save your butt and also cost you a goal… Momentum can make you a great or weak player.  What you want to avoid is the “sudden stop and change direction” situation.  This can lead to you giving up a goal.  Try to keep your motion alive smoothly.   Avoid sudden stops, because when you have to STOP, and CHANGE DIRECTION you may be well out of the play and some 95 speed striker is long gone.  One method to keep your momentum is to run in a tiny circle when you need to change pace, direction, or delay your player for a moment without giving up your momentum.  Momentum matters.
    16. Energy Conservation.   Life as a Defender is not always sprinting.  I do a ton of shuffling ( hold L2 ) and Jogging.  You’ll be surprised at how much ground you can cover simply jogging in a low-threat situation.  If you sprint and sprint and sprint and only sprint, you will get injured and it will hurt your team or cost you a goal.
    17. Back Up Your Boys.. If someone gambles, Read it, and Fill their spot for a while.
    18. Use Dekes and Fakes vs Human Opponents(Club).   Against Human Players you can utilize fakes on Defense.  When you suspect he is going to Pass the ball for an assist, Fake like you’re going commit to the dribbler, but drop back from the ball and steal the pass.  This doesn’t really work vs the CPU, but against Human players, try it a few times.  You will often get the last laugh.


    1. FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 1: Traits, Height, and Weight
    2. FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 2: Scoring, Accomplishments,  General Defensive Tips
    3. FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 3: Passing Tips and Strategy
    4. FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 4: Positioning ( The largest and most important bible chapter )
    5. FIFA 12 Defensive Player Bible Part 5: RECOGNIZE AND STOP THE TOP SCORING THREATS. ( Very Very Important, the easiest way to stop your lame-arse opponents!!! )

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