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Rob Steele Pro Gaming

It’s not often I get to sit down and enjoy some online gaming these days. But when I do, I expect a pretty simple end user experience and shortest time to actually play a game. My most recent Xbox One game purchase was Halo 5 Guardians and I have had some issues connecting every time with what seems to be a generic error message: Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam.

Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam. Halo 5

Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam. Halo 5

Connection Lost you have been disconnected from the local network. Returning you to the main menu

Connection Lost you have been disconnected from the local network. Returning you to the main menu. Could not find a server that was suitable for all members of your fireteam.

I found an Xbox  support article called: Troubleshoot Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer issues which gives some suggestions for basic troubleshooting but has still been unable to correct an ongoing problem keeping me from playing. There are also a pages on halowaypointreddit, and gamefaqs that offers some user suggested troubleshooting.

Here is what I have tried and what has seemed to work:

Hard Reboot (pull the power plug) of Xbox One: Has worked once, but not consistently.

Hard Reboot of Router: Has also worked once, but I like to keep my xbox in the DMZ and the hard reboot assigned another IP to the Xbox so I had to go back and reconfigure. Long story short, that has only worked once as well.

The best advice I have so far is: Unplug your Xbox, then unplug your router, breathe deeply for a minute, turn back on your router, then turn back on your Xbox. This has worked the most consistently for me so far but I’m not happy with this as a solution. I can play other games fine when this is a problem so any other advice or troubleshooting techniques would be greatly appreciated.



Announced today at #XboxE3 was a couple pieces of good news and one I have mixed feelings about. First lets get onto the good stuff !!! The first and probably the best news by far is the fact that Xbox One will now have backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games ! I can’t stress how much this stressed me out when I first found out that my collection of games was now useless. Now Microsoft has come back and totally redeemed themselves !!!

Today a new multiplayer mode for Halo 5: Guardians was also announced called “Warzone” which will have up to 24 players competing in maps that are up to 4 times the size of legacy halo maps. Halo was the game that originally drew me to Xbox, but I was later drawn to the competitive world of Call of Duty. These new announcements might just draw me back.

So back in January I purchased a custom gaming controller from a small company called Scuf Gaming. (read about it here)  and it was great! I had a controller fully customized to my gameplay and also joined a small elite force of gamers that took esports to the next level. With today’s announcement of the Xbox Elite Controller, I’m kind of bummed that everything special from my own custom controller will now be mass produced and easily accessible to anyone with an Xbox. While I enjoy a level playing field, the competitive side of me likes to always have a leg up. So while I’m a bit bummed that I thought I had a great piece of hardware, I was also part of some great gaming pioneers. Now we can all compete on the same level with the same hardware. Let people’s skill really shine through. I wonder if professional esports will ever test for nootropics such as AlphaBrain ? Maybe that will be the next video game steroid, what do you think ?

Xbox Elite Controller  


I’ve been gaming for quite awhile and am very competitive in nature, so naturally I’m always looking for ways to enhance my competitive game play. I mostly play first person shooters and even more specific, I have invested much of my time into the Call of Duty franchise. With that said, the first step into gaining a competitive edge is to invest into a good controller. I did some research and noticed that most of the professional gamers are using custom controllers built by Scuf Gaming.  The two main reasons I was drawn to the Scuf One was the fact that they have incorporated “paddles” onto the controller and that they also have adjustable triggers.

The paddles were an immediate hit in my mind as I was constantly taking my thumb off of my aiming thumb stick in order to jump or go prone in Call of Duty. By keeping my aim while being able to jump simultaneously meant that I never had to lose my target to jump or go prone. Much better response time and more accurate aiming.

I also raised an eyebrow when I saw that you can adjust the triggers so that you no longer had to press them all the way in to aim or to fire a weapon. Again, a much faster reaction time and a lower latency in firing is instantly achieved.

Below are pictures of my custom Scuf One that I created for online FPS gaming:

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Clan Tokens - Call of Duty Advanced WarfareI’m just getting started / familiar with Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Clans and noticed that there is a “Clan Tokens” metric. I’ve looked in multiple locations in the game and had to resort to search online for answers to what they are and what they are used for. I would assume they would be used for some item unlocks or can be used for events. I’m not a big fan of assuming so here are some of the some what official answers I have found:


So unfortunately nothing solid yet, but I’m fairly amused that it has already been implemented in the game without explanation.

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