JohnnyofWN

Male
from West Bend, WI

  • Activity

    • XBox Live

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      Hey, sorry I've been MIA for a while. It's been kinda crazy. I'll update soon.

      But just one quick thing, you can now catch me on XBox Live under the name TheJHawk41

      Frag ya later,
      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • Is there something wrong with me?

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      I mean, I'm not at all excited for GTA IV. After San Andreas, I lost a lot of faith in the series, and I really have no desire to play GTA IV.

      Does that make me weird?

      I sure as hell hope so.

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • I'm back home

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      Spending the weekend at home, bringing Ashley to meet the parents. W00t!

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • Ok, quick update

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      So here's a bit of what's going on in my life, in no particular order of importance.

      1. FRAGFest. So I'm the only current freshman board member of the DePaul Gaming club, DeFRAG, and I was put in charge of running the end of Winter Quarter Tournament. So here's how it worked. I came up with the idea of FRAGFest as a combo tourney of different FPSs throughout the history of gaming. In reality, we got 32 people in the tourney, so we split them up into 4 groups of 8. The first group would play a few games of Call of Duty 4 for the 360 to find the Top 4 and then the winner of their mini tournament. The second would play Goldeneye. The third would play Unreal Tournament 2004, and the fourth would play Half Life 2 Deathmatch. Then, once each mini tournament finished, we would rotate, so everyone played every game.

      Once we'd finished that, we took the top 16 to the finals, which was a 16 man FFA in Ricochet, a HL1 Mod that was pretty ridiculous. I can't really explain it, you'd need to look it up yourself. Then the top 4 went on to play Rocketball (Oddball with Rockets only) on Prisoner on Halo 1. The winner of each little group got $10 to GameStop, the 2nd place overall got $25, and first got $50. It was pretty bitchin.

      But the reason this is important to me is that I pretty much ran the thing. I had set up most of the ideas of the tournament, picked the games, and was all in all in charge, every idea passed through me. So that was pretty hectic, but really cool to see my event come to fruition as it did.

      2. I started seeing someone. Her name is Ashley. There's an interesting back story in how we met (involving Rock Band and my video game "guitar" skills making me seem hot) but we've been dating for a little over a month now. It's really hard to describe our situation, but she's absolutely incredible. She's an animations major here at DePaul and a gamer in some areas as well (we'll be working through Riven together soon, because I can't understand that freaking game, and she has some insights into it), and just so much fun to be around. We went up to her mom's house last weekend, and I got to meet her family, and then this weekend we head up to West Bend for the weekend. It's been a fantastic month, and I'm the luckiest freakin' guy in the world right now.

      3. GDC '08. So I got back from a crazy week and GDC in Frisco a few weeks ago. I got to see some incredible talks, mostly audio based. This included some talks about the audio work in both Halo 3 and Bioshock, as well as some general audio tips to be traded among the community. I also got to see a talk about the art direction and decisions made in Team Fortress 2 and the Postmortem for the development of Portal. Also while there, I got to meet a bunch of cool people, including John Romero (Think Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake) as well as a bunch of industry guys that I can do some grassroots networking with. Also, as a Conference Associate, I have the free pass thing every year from now on to GDC, so yeah!

      4. Finals week. I'm off on Spring Break on the 19th, so I've got a pretty crazy week ahead. I have a sound in games project that I'm doing right now, making some sound effects, as well as a final game project, calc final, and english portfolio. Wow, that a lot of crap, I need to continue working.

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • This Weekend

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      So I was back home this weekend and I got a chance to see Video Games Live with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra last night. Nucking futs man, nucking futs. I would have to say I was most blown away by the Zelda and Civilization 4 medleys, plus the Mario Piano guy playing a Final Fantasy medley on the piano. But they also did Tetris, Metal Gear Solid, Medal of Honor, Final Fantasy 8, One Wing Angel from Final Fantasy 7, Halo, Mario, Sonic, Kingdom Hearts, and I forget what else. But it was pretty awesome.

      And tonight, I've got tickets to see Billy Joel live at the Bradley Center. Floor seats. I saw him live about 10 years ago with my family, and now my brother and I are going back. Should be pretty awesome.

      So till later,
      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • Just a look into my friends.

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      Some people WATCH porn.

      We take the audio from it and turn it into a video game.

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • I've found it!

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      The WORST YouTube video ever!

      See if you can top this one

      GDC Journal to come,

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

      P.S. Once I've caught up on school, I will read every journal I missed. Srsly.

    • It's 5:40 AM

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      Do you know where your children are?

      My parents would have to say "Still doing homework."

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • Doin' teh homework

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      @ 3:30 am. And I still have a few hours to go.

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

    • Heartbreak

      11 years ago

      JohnnyofWN

      I was 5 seconds away from winning my first match in Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and I lost.

      smiley2.gif

      Your Resident Monkey Man,
      Johnny Owens

  • About Me

  • Comments (231)

    • badgerlover

      11 years ago

      Hey dude, are you going to DMB in East Troy this year?

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      Ike...is not that bad. I favor him over Marth. And over most characters. I don't think he will be my main though.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      sweeeeeeeeeeet

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      oh sadness! maybe snake will be good?

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      Thanks

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      be rollin' up in fargo

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      i ran 1 full and 2 half 'thon's last year.

      training for a full thon in may right now

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      Yeah, Microsoft has been GREAT with XNA and homebrew developers. It's crazy. I could potentially have a game out on XBLA in a few months


      Right, I played demos for all of the XNA games and all but one of them was absolutely terrible. The one good game (something about an undead dishwaser) was very good though and I'd consider getting it.

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      I'm not on Spring Break just yet, I Still have one more week.

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      That would be cool, I wouldn't know when I would take you up on that, but it more than likely wouldn't be in March with my research project and all.

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      still funny concept

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      How was the GDC?

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      It'd have to be a left ear.
      --
      This site has a decent list of games he's been given credit in

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      Ken Lobb

      Post edited 2/16/08 12:39PM

    • GTELEADER

      11 years ago

      go 2 thi site i need neighbors
      happy-townusa.myminicity.com/

    • Purdueohol

      11 years ago

      I know, I've been wanting to get the Orange Box for awhile now.

      the thing is I never really was a computer game guy, besides like Civilization and Sim games.

      Maybe I'll pick up the OB for my birthday.

    • Kimball-Man FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      and you also get a new update soon too.

    • mymy

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I was just worried because it's free. I downloaded it and I l really like it a lot. smiley0.gif

    • mymy

      11 years ago

      and I'd say OpenOffice.org over OfficeXP, but that's just me.


      I read this in Lefty's journal and tried it. Wow, it looks just like Office! One question though, any spyware?

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      I'm using office because I have it and it's free.

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      Dude, switch your title to Go Pack already. smiley8.gif

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      We are meeting up in the twin cities at the Mall of America at noon on January 19th which is a Saturday. From there we will have group activities and then we have a hotel not too far from there if you need some place to stay. Molly and Ben I think are coming and we have a grand old time. : )

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      I considered getting the PC version just so I could mess around and make my own levels but I knew I'd enjoy it more on the 360 so I went that route.

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      Yay, you are on. How are you adoing?

    • lefty

      11 years ago

      The touch I was looking at was $399.

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      fair enough, well i'm back at school too so i should be around a lot

    • Huberstank

      11 years ago

      so does that mean you'll be on more often?

    • kiwi_battery

      11 years ago

      nice pic, really cute :P

    • ringo6483

      11 years ago

      You could go to Noodles or Starbucks... smiley6.gif

    • ringo6483

      12 years ago

      And they're delicious!

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      Yesh.

    • ringo6483

      12 years ago

      You should throw something at them!

    • ringo6483

      12 years ago

      Close Johnny... Infinity +1. smiley6.gif

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      Yep, those sequels.

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      So wait, what day are you arriving in Indy and what day are you leaving?

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      Well, I will be working 10-4, Tuesday-Thursday and Mike will be working on the weekends, but comes home usually by 6ish. Basically, any week would be fine, but you might be with only one of us at certain times. It will be really fun though and I'd love for you to come see us. smiley1.gif

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      yeah I'm sure we were on bluemound at some point

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      those fives were high.
      quite high

      Post edited 5/12/07 9:05AM

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      oh yeah, the gibberish questions were awesome.

      left nut kick, I'm sore?

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      That is a huge shun.

      Huge.

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      No. Shame on you for thinking I'd pack those up. SHAME!

    • lefty

      12 years ago

      yes. yes it was.

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      They can be...

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      I took a slight detour...


      >.>

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      It is one of the best shows on tv after all.

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Don't tell anyone... But I'm going to change it randomly from food to food.


      Since you commented on it I'm changing it now smiley6.gif

    • ringo6483

      12 years ago

      You are quite silly Johnny...

      I was in West Bend last night. smiley6.gif

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      My prom really was complete shit. Going with friends who are there as a date really was a bad idea.


      But hey, at least I can say 'Yeah, I went to my senior prom"

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      The 16th.

    • Kschenke

      12 years ago

      Sounds good. Lefty and Molly and going to be there on Friday and we just have to leave sometime on Saturday. YAY!

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