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Fight! Begin!Many years ago, I was in the break room for my old company and I was playing around with a Sega Dreamcast we had in there. I was playing Dead or Alive 2 -- back then I was a fairly serious Street Fighter 2 player; my college buddy Scott had a stand-up arcade version in his house and we would play it for hours on end. So, I'm tooling around in DOA2 in the break room and this employee comes up and sits next to me, asks if he can join in. I say sure. I play Tina, he plays Helena. As you do.

I proceed to thrash him in the first round. I feel like the ass-kicking was a little too brutal and I don't want this employee to feel bad about the President of the company mopping the floor with him, so I shrug and say "I'm pretty good at videogames" in the most off-hand manner I can muster. The guys gives me a deadpan poker face and a slight nod. I can tell he is a little miffed. He then proceeds to destroy me in Round 2. Gets a Perfect on me. He then turns his head as slowly as possible until he's looking me square in the eye and says "I'm pretty good at videogames too."

And that is how I met Gus.

I can't even remember who won Round 3 all those years ago, but that moment has defined our relationship ever since. I'd like to say I haven't seen his slightly-pissed, glowering poker face on a near daily basis, but that would be a lie. Our friendship exists in a range somewhere between "casual one-upedness" and "don't fuck with me or I will gut you" -- it's a delicate balance. I have actually spent more time playing games with Gus than anyone else I know. Which is strange, because he's also my best friend with whom I spend the least face-to-face time. He always seems to be doing something in private where he can't be bothered. I just assume he's practicing Dead or Alive 2, waiting for his rematch.

Happy Birthday, you filthy animal.

2 years ago  |  Comments (283)  |  + 867 Cool
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Andy Sponsor
ROLF
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
Jtech21 Internet Box
You obviously missed your opportunity to post Hobbie, because you were so late with the ROLF.
#5  Posted 2 years ago
as you can see, not everyone likes it as well. But I'm still fine with it.
#6  Posted 2 years ago
DarkKrad14 Music Man
Happy Birthday Gus!
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 6 Ditto
StevieBee81
Happy Birthday to Gus too. This story touched me, they should film it and show it every Christmas!
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 5 Funny
K4R1 Marx
Immersion!
#3  Posted 2 years ago
I would like to see Joel play the part of the Sega Dreamcast
#4  Posted 2 years ago
tonyski Fck It Im In
A story that will live on forever between 2 men who love each other. No homo.
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 6 Ditto
Patrick Sponsor
Happy Birthday Gus!! Burnie, I love the origin stories you write!
#5  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 55 Ditto
Im pretty good at writing too...
#1  Posted 2 years ago
MollyJo19
Happy Birthday Gus! May you beat Burnie for many years to come!
#6  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 16 Ditto
KaldorDraigo
Happy Birthday Gus! Awesome story Burnie.
#7  Posted 2 years ago
PouringRayn Sponsor
...and it was love at first sight. Happy Birthday, Gus!
#8  Posted 2 years ago
TDakota
Happy Birthday Gus!!! Finish him!!!
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
ccspie Sponsor
...And thus history was made.Happy Birthday Gus!!!
#10  Posted 2 years ago
Belushi44 PapaChooChoo
Those are the best friendships...Happy Birthday Gus.
#11  Posted 2 years ago
spunkiesteff
Happy Birthday Gus!!!
#12  Posted 2 years ago
caitlyn7679 Sponsor
this story is great ha ha. Happy b-day!
#13  Posted 2 years ago
aww102 SQSpectre13
Happy Birthday to the Gus-Bus! Have a few bottles of Soju on me!

Great meeting you at the MCM Expo in London this year!

Post edited 2/22/12 10:23AM
#14  Posted 2 years ago
Ashirogi
That's how best friendships start, Happy Birthday Gus. I met my best friend by challenging him to Halo Reach, he sucked but we still enjoy online bashing XD
#15  Posted 2 years ago
ccspie Sponsor
To think that if that never happened RoosterTeeth mite not have ever existed.... Scary.
#16  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 6 Flamebait
halokilera
Happy Birthday
#17  Posted 2 years ago
benrules1234 Sponsor
Happy Birthday Mr. Sorola, Have a good one :)

Post edited 2/22/12 10:26AM
#18  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
k1llg0re
Happy Birthday Gustavo!
#19  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Rulkiewicz
That cake in the photo looks a little 'shopped.
#20  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 2 Lame
Novarogue13
Awesome story. Happy Birthday Gus
#21  Posted 2 years ago
Kikyobutt Stachetastic
Happy birthday Gus
#22  Posted 2 years ago
narri
Happy Birthday Gus
#23  Posted 2 years ago
EpsilonX7
Rooster Teeth. Wins. Friendship! Friendship?
(ps Happy Birthday Gus)
#24  Posted 2 years ago
Daisy_Jonz
I myself have had a smilar relationship like this. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUS!!! As you do...
#25  Posted 2 years ago
StraightDope
Happy Birthday!
#26  Posted 2 years ago
tomkiom
Ha thats a cool story Burnie.

Happy Birthday Gus!
#27  Posted 2 years ago
Blutonian Spooner
What a wonderful story, you need to talk about it on the podcast today so you can make it an animated adventure!

Also I'm going to have to remember to wish Gus a Happy Birthday, or I can pick the 'Fuck it I'm lazy" option...
#28  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 13 Funny
dagarxji Sponsor
Happy Birthday Gus!
#29  Posted 2 years ago
ninjajamie Sponsor
Happy Birthday to the Master Gus!
#30  Posted 2 years ago
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