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    • Is it cliché to make a 10 year anniversary journal now?

      6 years ago

      Nand

      So my entry into the world of Rooster Teeth is not quite as dramatic or profound as say @Axialmatt or many of the other journals I've read today. Funny enough, my first exposure to RT was when there was an RvB episode that could be downloaded on Xbox Live sometime between 2006 and 2007 (I don't know the episode, I think it may have been one of the side series). I forget the how or the why I downloaded it, but I watched it and, honestly, didn't know what was happening as it was en media res for me and I think I may have been drunk at the time. Suffice to say, that one experience left me somewhat disinterested in RvB and Rooster Teeth, and I didn't really care whenever I would see those names again.

      Fast forward to summer 2010. I was really good at Guitar Hero and saw that many people would upload their play attempts to YouTube and I wanted to do something similar. I bought a Hauppauge HD-PVR, but for some reason decided to do walkthrough guides of Star Wars: Dark Forces and Limbo. That was the first time I had done any video capture and editing, so suffice to say it took me a while to do videos. I put it on hold since I was returning to school, and didn't pick it up again until Halo: Reach came out the following September. I loved the game and made a couple guides for it on ways to get easy credits. During this time and through watching various Reach videos on YouTube, I stumbled upon @Jack and @Geoff easter egg video of the Spartan replica in Halo: Reach. Even though I thought Geoff sounded like a total dork, I thought they were entertaining and informative, and watched a couple other videos they made. However, I still wasn't hooked quite yet, and forgot once again about RT.

      Shortly afterward, COD: Black Ops came out and I enjoyed it quite a lot, especially zombie mode. When playing zombie mode my first time on Kino Der Toten, some music came on and it sounded really cool. However, I didn't hear the music in any subsequent play throughs, and once again looked online to find videos or information about it. There had only been a couple videos about it, and I wanted to make my own. I don't remember how, but it was around this time that I remembered Jack and Geoff's video on Achievement Hunter, and wanted to see if they had made a video for the easter egg. After looking at their YT channel and website, I saw they hadn't, and it was also this time when I stumbled upon the Community Hunter group. I also saw that many people weren't doing anything with it, so I figured I could make a video that would have the AH slides and channel for use. I followed the slate instructions and what not, and uploaded my video.

      Much to my surprise, my video was on YouTube the very next day! It was definitely a cool feeling knowing that my video would be viewed by many (to a channel that, at the time, had about 12,000 subscribers, and now has 160,000!). I was so excited that I couldn't wait to do more. I made two videos for Perfect Dark on XBLA and uploaded them. To my dismay though, my videos didn't end up on YT the next day (oh how spoiled my first experience made me). I created this thread on the CH forum, which felt like I was shouting "Hello??" in a big empty room and could hear my own voice echoing back. Lo and behold, @Tudor and @BioHRay responded to my inquiry. Wow, I was getting an actual response from someone listed as a "Forum Mod" and another person who seemed to know what he was talking about! The instant feedback kept my spirits high that my videos would get posted and my voice wasn't being ignored. I continued to make more and more videos.

      This was also the beginning of my friendship with BioHRay, who I can officially claim as my first friend I met on the Internet. Not to toot horns or anything, but he and I, as did others (namely @Tonyski, @Ray (Brownman at the time), @Soothsayer57, to name a few) kept pumping out videos of high quality in what appeared to be a dying community hunter group, which fortunately breathed some life into the community and the YT channel. I really felt like we were rebuilding the community hunters, and this really started happening when BioHRay was added as an admin to the CH group and started making regular posts. We started seeing an influx of video submissions, and it eventually grew over the next year and a half to the ginormous community that it is today. This was also around the time that my real life was becoming increasingly busy with school that my submissions slowed down significantly and there were some that were becoming the new go-to's for regular submissions, such as @Franco, @Hightower, and @xBRITxHyBriD. The community had really taken off (a big thanks to BioHRay and @Caleb for that), and though I was (and still am) bummed that I just don't have the time to not only play video games frequently but to spend the extra time recording footage and making videos and co-commentaries, I damn well enjoy watching what everyone else puts up.

      During all of this, I've watched virtually everything Rooster Teeth has produced. The RT Shorts are amazing (I really hope they start bringing those back), Immersion was brilliant (another one I think EVERYONE wants to see a return of), and I finally got caught up with every episode of RvB shortly after the RvBX blu ray set came out (I had only gotten up through the Blood Gulch Chronicles prior to that). I've made more friends in the SoCal area (Soothsayer, @opticalspy24, and @Kevin when he's in town) who I've met up with on occasion, including a 24-hour Extra Life stream. I haven't made it to RTX yet but I'm pretty sure I'll be there this summer. During all of this, RT has become such a big part of my life, even if my role in it lately is mostly passive.

    • Gears of War: Judgment

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      Nand

      Suggested achievements that could potentially be made into videos. Some that are listed; I simply don't know what is involved in getting the achievement, so if it turns out to be a no-brainer, then dismiss and I'll edit this later:

      Never Forgotten, Veteran Remembrance, and Respect for the Fallen: Recover 10, 25, and 48 COG tags, respectively (10g, 10g, 20g).
      A Peek into the Future: Watched Aftermath teaser (10g)
      The Aftermath: Unlocked Aftermath (20g)
      Ribbon Master: Earned 3 unique ribbons in any section (10g) (not sure what these are, but maybe a video showing the 3 easiest ones to get)
      Superstar: Attained all Stars on Insane difficulty (50g) (I don't know what the Stars are, maybe for completing or doing certain things/objectives during the campaign, but some of them might be a bitch to get in which case a guide would come in handy).

      This is about all I could find as far as achievements that aren't no-brainers, though even some of them might be.

      Either way, have at it CHers!

      achievementhunter.com/games/gearsofwarjudgment/

      Post edited 3/05/13 6:41PM

      4 replies

    • One of the best times of my life...

      6 years ago

      Nand

      ...was watching Mark (aka @deathreau) attempt to eat 15 McDoubles in 20 minutes during our Extra Life stream last November.

      He did it for mecocks folks. For mecocks.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZAiZXu2olA

    • Green Mushroom!

      6 years ago

      Nand

      Hello everyone to whom I have not posted a journal to in ages! Suffice to say, graduate school is eating my away and slowly deteriorating my inner soul. But enough about my turmoils; I'm putting all of that aside for 24 hours this weekend (and on my birthday no less) when I will be participating in my first ever Extra Life stream! I will be joining the other Achievement Locked Podcast members as we game our way to helping raise money for children, earning some much needed achievements, and retrodating our cognitive processes by many many years (i.e. we'll probably act and talk like idiots).

      Click here to donate!

      Click here to view the live stream on Saturday, November 10 at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST, 6 PM GMT)!

      Why should you watch? Besides for the antidote to the poison you just drank? smiley13.gif Why for free shit, laughs, good times, and perhaps even some Jackass-style heroics if the donation price is right! Everyone loves incentives, so we are giving away codes for games on Steam and XBLA, Microsoft Points, money to spend on the PS Store, and more (I need to say that because we have people donating prizes, so I don't know what to expect). What kind of content can you expect? Halo 4 is undoubtedly on the docket, as well as pretty much anything else; I know I'll be lugging my PC all the way to Soothsayer57's house which can play virtually anything, not to mention we'll have the collaborative collection of Xbox360 games between myself, Soothsayer57, and spyglassjeff. Who knows, we might even whip out some good ole' Deadly Premonition.

      So check us out, donate for a good cause, come for some prizes and challenges for us (I do believe Deathreau has promised 10 McDoubles in a row, and someone might be encouraged to participate in the banana and Seven-Up challenge, all to be posted to YouTube of course), and stick around for the laughs and good times for 24 hours. And it's my birthday dammit, so come wish me a happy birthday!

      Much MUCH smiley12.gif for those of you who I haven't communicated with in quite some time; hopefully I'll see you there tomorrow!

    • Bringing my inner nerd to the classroom

      6 years ago

      Nand

      I'm very excited about my new bookends smiley0.gif

    • Much needed vacation

      6 years ago

      Nand

      I know I've been MIA on the site for a while now, but certainly for good reason. I finally graduated and cleaned up the last of my remaining credits with a 3 week summer class. It was a really intense last stretch but I'm finally done with my bachelors degree and now get to do another two year stretch of school in the graduate program. In the in between though, my wife and I are on a two week vacation, which includes London for five days, and then Egypt for nine days. London so far is, to say the least, one of the coolest places I've been to. We are trying to cover as much ground as possible to see all there is to see, but the exhaustion is definitely worth it. Egypt should be just as incredible, but likely a much more intense culture shock for us (expect to see me in an AHWU number ___ in the next few weeks standing in front of the Giza pyramids).

      Needless to say, I miss chatting with you all regularly. It was great meeting up with some of the guys in person (Brandon, Jeff, and Kevin), but I definitely miss all of the AH community. And I definitely need to finish up my Bioshock Historian achievement guides (there's a few angry comments left on the last one I uploaded). But I'll talk to you guys soon I hope.

    • Another Absence

      7 years ago

      Nand

      So yeah, I've been pretty invisible from RT/AH lately. A lot of it has to do with the craziness of this last quarter of school prior to graduation (of course my last one had to have the highest workload). The other bit of it is undoubtedly due to Diablo 3 and my new affinity for PC gaming in general. I've jumped on the site here and there a bit, but I was motivated to write this journal after watching the most recent "Let's Play: Minecraft" and that music made me want to jump back into my world and get back to building my house/crazy thing I was building before leaving Minecraft behind. I'm sure it pales in comparison to what many of you have built or are building, but I was proud of what I had done so far at least.

      I'm graduating on the 16th which is a pretty wild feeling since I originally dropped out of college to work because I didn't know what I wanted to major in and found drugs and alcohol more enticing than education. Though I sometimes wish I had just did my four years and got a degree, I don't regret the decisions in my life, so I would recommend to anyone who goes to college or is about to go and doesn't know what they want to major in or have for a career to not feel bad about leaving, working for a few years, and figuring yourself out first and experiencing life outside of school. There's such a pressure in many families to go to college immediately after high school, which is fine if that's really what you want to do and you know what you want to major in. So although I regretted dropping out of college for years, I'm glad I did because I wasn't in a good place overall, and I may not have discovered my passion for teaching, which I still can't believe I'll be student-teaching in a short two months.

      But that aside, I know I've neglected the Bioshock Historian achievement guide I started a month ago and plan to get back to that after graduation and my parents fly back out of town.

    • Video Game Pet Peeve

      7 years ago

      Nand

      The most annoying question I get when someone sees me playing a video game: "So, what do you do? What are you supposed to be doing?"
      I think I'm going to prepare a Powerpoint presentation for every game I play that maps out essentially everything that would be in an instruction manual, so that when someone asks me that question, I will have them sit down while I explain "what I do" and "what I'm supposed to be doing" in the game.

      Anyone else have annoying encounters with people who don't know anything about video games but make polite yet ultimately lame attempts at acting interested?

      (I don't mean to be a ranter, but sometimes I just wish people would be happy to just simply acknowledge I'm playing a game rather than make me feel obligated to make it sound cool in a socially conventional way that I'm about to fight Belial, one of the demons in Diablo 3, a game that just came out, and I'm a Demon Hunter, etc....)

      I should also note that this didn't necessarily happen recently (i.e. with Diablo 3), but it has happened frequently in the past and for some reason I was just thinking about it when my wife's friend came over, saw what I was playing, and pretty much just went "cool" and the two then had their girlfriend time. In the back of my mind I was just thinking "thank you for not being one of those people."

    • Come on people, TIMING

      7 years ago

      Nand

      Not one but two of my three classes cancelled today, one of which is three hours? Why couldn't this happen tomorrow AFTER Diablo 3 has already come out smiley7.gif .

    • 7 years ago

      Nand
  • Comments (75)

    • opticalspy24

      7 years ago

      www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82...

      hey bro quick question do you think this video card is worth changing from the one you sent me? i think its the same price but its a 7000 series

      • opticalspy24

        7 years ago

        oh and i cant figure out if my rig supports pci express 3.0

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

      7 years ago

      You're welcome!

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the games my friend. smiley13.gif

    • OmegaBlue69

      7 years ago

      Loved your Dark Souls videos, they made me decide to go ahead and get the game.

      • Nand

        7 years ago

        Awesome man! Thanks for the love and I hope you enjoy it.

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

      7 years ago

      I wish I could, I didn't know so many people I talk to are going smiley4.gif

      But the wife only allows me one event a year (aka blow off the whole family weekend), so since it's the last RvBTO I made the decision a long time ago to go to that one.

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      it was good insight. It was just a little long... us internet types tend to not have that long of an attention span... wait what was I saying?.... I forget, anyway, good to see you still doing stuff though, it's better than I have done, I seem to have burned out a little on it... I still have videos that I have recorded and not finished and therefore not uploaded.

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      I'm going to start the book this weekend, I have to finish up the second Halo Forerunner book first.

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

      7 years ago

      Quite Funny!

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

      7 years ago

      You missed mt time in the line light... smiley2.gif

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

      7 years ago

      I got excited! Then I noticed I already watched the two new DS videos smiley2.gif

    • tonyski change is scary

      7 years ago

      why am I trolling? telling people that they put up shitty videos when they have to record, edit and render them is trolling?

      BoihRay I get on because he has an H in the middle of his name and the brits who did that Saints Row 3 vid should feel bad because it's compressed down from widescreen to full screen.

      when people make good videos I tell them they do. like that guy that did the Kinect Sports video. AMAZING editing on his part and describing what he was doing. KristryNocturn constantly makes good videos too.

      I've seen some videos in the feeder that were just video playthrough with no intro, no outro, no voice over and no name attached. Luckily those dont get approved.

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      I don't think that the programs I am interested in have any online courses. I'm looking into a web development certification and toying with the idea of a video game/simulation certification. Both are offered through my local community college and they aren't degree programs, but they would definitely get me started on switching fields.

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

      7 years ago

      That! Was Fuck'n Funny!

    • LaughingLion

      7 years ago

      hey just watched some of your Dark Souls videos and the were excellent!

    • annihil8or

      7 years ago

      how offten do you put up lets play videos for dark souls

    • annihil8or

      7 years ago

      happy birthday

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

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday Old Man smiley12.gif

    • Soothsayer57

      7 years ago

      Happy birthday buddy. Have fun eating wings tonight.

    • judoguru

      7 years ago

      Hey! Just stopping by to congratulate you on your 'Display pic' to 'Sponsor catch phrase'! Good work! made me lol!!

      Kudos!
      Tim

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      I wish *I* could be mentioned like you. Maybe Geoff will hire you guys!

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

      7 years ago

      Right back at you!

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

      7 years ago

      roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=2797659

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

      7 years ago

      I use GIMP as well. and sure, I can Skype tonight

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

      7 years ago

      Wow, much longer then I would have expected... We're gonna have to try out that second account thing, Because, if it's that long, without party chat... that's a big turn off for me

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

      7 years ago

      Good idea about the second account! only question is, about how long is the game?

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

      7 years ago

      Yep, works fine now.

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

      7 years ago

      Yes, try to upload it again.

    • Albin0_Rhino

      7 years ago

      I watched Empire today. The transfer looks like the original film could have been released last year. I'm glad I bought them, but I doubt I will get them again unless he finally releases the original theatrical versions. And even then, I am skeptical. And you guys have an awesome anniversary trip and congratulations again.

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

      7 years ago

      Ya, lvl 81 is the half way point, in terms of need XP. That's to bad. You need to do about 728 more waves on Insane to get to 100

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

      7 years ago

      I see you've been horde boosting, so what lvl you at in GoW2?

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

      7 years ago

      But I will need someone to foot note the differences that may arise between the PC and the Mac smiley8.gif

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

      7 years ago

      Well that was the idea, but they turn out to be to long and with the videos they are almost impossible to point someone directly to the proper information to answer their question. That's why I want to make text guide. That was I can show, for example the render settings journal I made. In video form that alone would be 6-7 mins.

      Also it would put it all in one place. So people don't have to go looking for it.

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

      7 years ago

      lol, cool

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

      7 years ago

      Sweet man, if we get enough people I don't see how we can loose. Getting achievements is what we do, I'm also going to try and take the 20th off work to play the shit out of it

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

      7 years ago

      So, you gettn on tonight?

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

      7 years ago

      BTW congrats on 5th in the race... Not bad for only playing like a week and a half smiley6.gif

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

      7 years ago

      well you will be here next year... but you'd have to get really lucky for it to line up with RvBTO2012

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

      7 years ago

      Man, look at that Gamer Score going up! You're gonna catch up to me by the time this race is over smiley0.gif

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

      7 years ago

      You can do it Nand! Don't let Herps McGirps pass you :D

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

      7 years ago

      Hey man, How's it going?

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

      8 years ago

      Anarchy master just got posted smiley13.gif

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

      8 years ago

      I figured it suited you smiley8.gif

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

      8 years ago

      Boredom can do strange things to a man!

      Nand.gif

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

      8 years ago

      Ya, it's great I was in it to and got sick allot. and it's ok that he is getting sick allot. I normally get sick only once a year as well.
      Only problem is that it's been so fast between illnesses that my immune system can't rebuild smiley4.gif

    • Code_Dirtbag

      8 years ago

      Thanks for putting up all that LA Noire achievement walkthroughs smiley13.gif It was really helpful

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

      8 years ago

      It's the SD stuff that messed up. Don't know why. I've only lost a few files with the hot pocket and that was mostly when I was playing with the settings on it

    • DazzleShine

      8 years ago

      kk. BioHRay's partner in science! smiley13.gif

    • WonderPickle

      8 years ago

      It's a black and off white polka dotted dress with a red belt and ruffle around the waist. And it's super cute and stuff and junk. smiley0.gif

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

      8 years ago

      Not really sure if you need one, your current mic comes out quite nice.

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

      8 years ago

      Little shop in Mississauga (next city over) is having an anniversary sale. But they were out of stock so they gave me a rain check for it. I should get it next week smiley0.gif

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