Spartan026

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    • I have returned!

      7 years ago

      Spartan026

      Sort of. I blame DJ- she got the idea in my head.

      Three years. Can you believe it? It's been three years since I last made a journal entry and almost seven since I opened this account here. I've done a bit of looking and, my God, have you guys all changed a lot.

      I suppose we all have.

      I'm heading out to work here in about five minutes, so I don't really have enough time to say what I want to- but tonight, hopefully, I'll have time to put words to paper, as it were.

      I hope you're all doing well. I truly do.

    • An Experiment

      10 years ago

      Spartan026

      Just not really. Do you know what thirty two hours without sleep does to the human mind? No? Well, I'll tell you. It turns a person into a giggling, convoluted mass of hysteria, intermittent with bouts of 'Fuck you, get out of my face' syndrome. I should know; I experienced this first hand whilst trying to get my sleeping habits back to those of a normal human being that wakes up at normal hours of the day...not three PM.

      What have I learned from this? Just about anything is funny to me when I'm that fucking tired. Really.

      I also went out and bought Left 4 Dead yesterday (no, I didn't drive myself) and...wow. Let me just tell you, if you're a fan of any of the following, get this game:

      Guns
      Zombies
      Explosions
      Zombies
      Pretty girls
      Zombies
      Big biker dudes
      Zombies
      Graffiti with some of the backstory on the walls
      Zombies
      Big zombies
      Really, really big zombies
      Moar Guns

      Answer 'yes' to any of the above? Buy this shit, bitch. It's amazing. The gameplay is very, very straightforward; you're four survivors trapped in one of four scenarios (seeing a pattern?). Each of these four 'Movies' has five parts to it, and the objective is all the same; work from one Safe Room to the next, reach your destination, call for evac, hold out until help arrives. It's that simple- or is it? You'd like to think that. That's where the beauty of this game lies; it's all easier said than done.

      The ambience in this game is great; there's an air of desperation the entire time as you and your little army of three work from safe house to safe house. The corpses of other former survivors and their would-be rescuers, such as the Army, fire fighters, cops and paramedics/doctors, litter the streets and, generally, are not too pretty to look at. After all, they'd been descended upon by a swarm of rather unhappy Infected. While the lighting may not look too fancy, and the graphics may not be up to par with other blockbuster titles out there, the game achieves everything it needs to flawlessly. Dark rooms, corners and hallways are terrifying enough with a narrow beam of light illuminating your path...but just wait until the twisted A.I. Director throws a Witch into that darkness, forcing you to shut off your flashlights so as to try and not disturb her...that's a scary feeling.

      As for the Infected, most of them are your general assortment zombies (that's what I'm calling them. Get your semantics the hell outta my review) of the 28 Days/Weeks/Months Later variety. They're fast, they're angry, and boy howdy do they want to take a piece out of your ass. Most of the time. Sometimes you'll come into a room and the Infected will spot and attack you right away...other times, they'll be stumbling and staggering about, leaning against walls and growling lazily, or just flat-out killing each other...which is pretty funny to watch. Just don't shine your flashlight at them and you can sneak by. Attack them, and they'll be all over you like stick on rice.

      Then, there are the Special Infected, who are basically like super zombies. Each have their own abilities and properties. The Boomer is a big fat dude that vomits on the survivors, which attracts the hordes of the infected (and boy do they come screaming home when that dinner bell rings) and he'll also explode when you shoot him, spraying anyone nearby with the same bile that attracts the horde. Moral of the story? Shove that fat fucker away before you shoot him. You'll know a Boomer is nearby when you hear what sounds like someone with indigestion wandering about; they belch, they groan, they sound like they're about to vomit. Great stuff.

      Hunters are the weakest of the Special Infected, but don't let that fool you; the little bastards are tenacious. They'll come at you from rooftops, through windows, anywhere that has elevation. I've even seen them jump onto street lamps and lay in wait. They pounce on survivors and start tearing into them, leaving the poor sap they pinned to the ground helpless until one of their buddies helps them...or, in most cases on Xbox Live, gallavant away, laughing at the poor pinned Survivor and calling them a noob. Hunters, too, have their own little give aways. Listen for the sound of a cat that's growling and trying to hack up a hairball at the same time.

      Smokers are...special. These bastards have a fifty foot long tongue that they can use to constrict and drag a survivor away from his friends. They'll take high points and dangle you from the sides of buildings, pull you through a fire, into a horde, and beat the crap out of you themselves. To make matters worse, to kill a smoker is pretty disorienting for the survivor being constricted if they're too close. The smoker explodes into a cloud of, you guessed it, inky black smoke. Not fun. Smokers are generally given away by their retching, hacking cough...sorta like grandpa with emphysema.

      Then, there's the Tank- truly the most terrifying of all of the infected. These massive monsters are roid raging all over the place and have one thing on their minds: beating the everliving shit out of you. The ground rumbles, the screen shakes, and the AI Director cues the brass section of the game's musical score. Left 4 Dead lets you know when these guys are coming. Tanks can take a massive beating and a single punch is enough to send a survivor screaming through the air, leaving them stunned when they hit the ground for a brief moment. It's the perfect opportunity for the tank to hit them again, or for them to be pounced upon by the other infected.

      Now, I've mentioned the AI Director a couple times in this review and, if you've not kept up with the game, I'm sure you're wondering what it is. Well, I can't exactly explain it in detail (simply because I don't quite understand the details of how it works), but I can tell you this: Left 4 Dead will never, ever be the exact same experience twice. Since I'm out of room this journal, the rest will come next time!

    • So! Funny thing happened...

      11 years ago

      Spartan026

      Well, it all happened on a dark and stormy night about a week ago. Got mah good buddy Alienware strapped up to a power strip, complete with a surge protector and the works, and KAPOW. Power goes out. I'm thinking to myself 'Well, at least I remembered to shut the Alienware down.' The storm passes. I go back in to my room and hit the power button.

      Nothing happens. First word in my mind? 'FUCK.' Funny thing is, the monitor, PSP charger, lamp, fan and EVERYTHING ELSE I had plugged in to that power strip still work. And they were all on when the power surged. So, now, I have a $3,500 paper weight...until I can get a new PC. Been thinking about getting a Mushkin 650W to run my two NVidia GeForce 7900GTX cards, 1GB RAM (which should be 4GB...but that's a rant for another day), CORE 2 Duo, 250GB HD Alienware.

      Here's to hoping...and talking to tech support.

      Hello, India!

    • I...am a God among men.

      11 years ago

      Spartan026

      Platinum Drummer. Platinum. Fucking Drummer.

      My friend Ben and I just beat the Endless Setlist on Guitar/Drums. On expert. Fucking EXPERT.

      ...I'm gonna go ice down my calf now. I've got a cramp like you wouldn't believe.

    • Been a while

      11 years ago

      Spartan026

      Well, here we are again. This time updating from my grandfather's house. Well, it used to be. He passed away about a week after my uncle Ken, so things have been a bit up and down here of late. Won't bore you with the details.

      Anyway, I'm moving past all that. Here in a couple weeks, I get to see me significant other! Whoo!

    • When it rains...

      11 years ago

      Spartan026

      ...it fucking pours. Not only is my grandfather dying of various forms of cancer, we just got a phone call about five minutes ago so that my cousin Matt could tell us they just found my uncle Ken dead in his bed. From what we know so far, he OD'd on meth. So, let's see, that makes my grandmother about two years ago, my best friend last year and a dog every year for the last five years. Shit's just been fucking fantastic here of late.

    • It's Been A While

      11 years ago

      Spartan026

      Since I made a fucking journal. I've been rather busy...but not really. Not much has really changed, but there is one thing that may fuck with me here soon. About two weeks ago, we learned that my grandfather has full-blown bone cancer. He started showing signs about June when he stopped playing golf (something he swore he'd never do) and then fell down the stairs to his house in October. So far, the only person really bothered by the news is my aunt, but she's borderline fucking psychotic anyway. He's taking it very well and I just hope he can hang around with us a little longer. Three years ago I lost my grandmother. I don't want to lose my grandad too, not this soon.

      Anyway, enough of my moping. Halo 3 is pretty good; love the Forge and Theater modes, but it's really just a run-of-the-mill shooter beyond that. Granted, it does everything about an FPS well, just nothing really...groundbreaking. Ace Combat Six is awesome; any arcade flight fan should get it. Can't wait for Rock Band...and that's about it. So, until I have some pretty major news about something...peace out.

      Oh! I almost forgot. I am now playing Rico on the Treeskunk remake of Outpost: Coagulation. It's called Outpost: Isil and the trailer is out now. Go fucking watch it. Now.

    • A sad day for the internets...

      12 years ago

      Spartan026

      Tourettes guy is no more. From the site:

      "

      August 4, 2007

      A couple of days ago we received some terrible news about Danny. Late last week Danny passed away.

      About a month ago Danny was involved in a bad car accident. He had been out of the hospital for a couple of days staying with a friend when he suffered some medical complications. He unexpectedly passed away in the night.

      We here at TourettesGUY.com are deeply saddened by this news as we love Danny. The reality of Danny's death hasn't sunk in yet, even a few days later. It is our burden to share this news with you - the millions of fans who also love Danny.

      In about a week we will be putting the videos back up. We thought about taking the site down for good, but Danny's videos are already all over the internet and we felt that we could do some good with the site. We will be releasing all the videos along with one last new video in a high quality DVD format in memory of Danny. This DVD will be free to download, but you will also be able to purchase a physical copy. All proceeds from the DVD will go to Danny's family.

      When the site is completely back up, we will have a service enabling you to send your condolences. We would also like to hear how Danny has positively influenced your life. Please be respectful, and send your letters to letters@tourettesguy.com. Shortly, we will be posting a letter from the person who discovered Danny.

      We will miss you Danny!!! May you finally rest in peace.

      The Big Admin."

    • 755

      in Forums > 755 | Follow this topic

      Spartan026

      Well, ladies and gents, the inevitable just happened; a few minutes ago, Barry Bonds hit home run number 755 in Petco Park on a 2-1 pitch. Congratulations to Barry and his family on this milestone achievement. Now, there is the steroids controversy hovering around this thing, but so far there has been no evidence against Barry to suggest he did steroids; he has never tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, so here is my question to you; do you think that Barry's 755 is legit?

      5 replies

    • 755

      12 years ago

      Spartan026

      Well, it happened. Not ten minutes ago, Barry Bonds hit number 755 on a 2-1 count, leading off in the second inning against the Padres. Congratulations, Barry.

  • Comments (465)

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      well if you want the scripts um I need your email

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      Well, um you still up for Garrison or are you still busy with Outpost Isil?

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      Did you send me an email I think I may have deleted it smiley4.gif

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      Yea

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      Well shoot then

    • OnyxSerene

      10 years ago

      Never!! For I am all-knowing when it comes to things.... and stuff.

    • OnyxSerene

      10 years ago

      "- Shannon McCormick portrays his arch-nemesis, the Great Face. Shannon's voice is probably hard to recognize here, but you've heard him before as Wash in RvB: Reconstruction."


      HAH. Who told you??

      That's right. Nicole did.


      xP

    • TheForge

      10 years ago

      Sending out invites to all club member's I haven't seen on this thread lately (or ever.)
      rvb.roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2216740

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      not satisified yet cause Im working on the trailer for the machinima and that voice is one of the main ones

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      Close, my name is Joel.

      Nice try though. lol

    • Halochief89

      10 years ago

      So you get the lines?

    • HeadMarine

      10 years ago

      Myes...indeed suh

    • HeadMarine

      10 years ago

      MONOCLE!

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

      10 years ago

      Same here. Speaking of classes in my AP Government class, we had a mock Congress and I was one of the strongest House members. Fortunately, being class in rurual NC, we were a Republican supermajority with me as majority leader. We even passed a zombie defense bill (one of my proudest moments). The Senate, however, were a bunch of douchbags who killed almost every bill we put forth and were pissed when we killed their crappy pork bills. We need a congress and president like the House of Representatives in our class. We got crap done and we didn't do pork.

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

      10 years ago

      We have a populous with such a low attention span that it's nearly impossible for them to care about something for more than a year.

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      I gave up after getting The Winter War and one section of Hill 400. I've been playing Oblivion for the last week and a half now, lol.

      I'm sure I'll go back to it later.

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      You keep offering man-hugs and I'll start thinking you're the gay one.

      Something you want to tell me?

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      Yeah, probably. But I swear I'm not gay. He just has a hot voice.

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      I'm currently on the very last mission, that Hill 400 one... got a Scoped Gewehr 43 in one of the bunkers -- now THAT is overpowered. 10 shots of sniper without having to reload or cock in between? Fuck yeah! Level's still hard as shit though.

      Got a good ol' MP40 for my second weapon most of the time.

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      Oh, I bet. There are already some parts that make me want to do that on Hardened. I think it was one section of the last British mission, when you're in the truck and get ambushed. I died like 15 times, never surviving more than 10 seconds, before figuring out a good hiding place...

      And the rifles I was thinking of were the Gewehr 43 and the M1 Garand...love em.

      The BAR is just badass and huge...

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      I dunno if I'm going to play on XBL at all. Probably will eventually. But either way, I'm finishing the whole campaign first -- on Hardened, too! The game is frickin' hard, it'll be interesting getting all the ones that need to be on Veteran.

      Personally, my favorite weapons are the PPSh (i think that's what it's called)... and -- I've no idea of the names -- but the one or two rifles that let you empty a whole clip before having to reload, instead of cocking after each shot.

    • serenity_blu

      10 years ago

      It might. lol.

    • Fredyboy11

      11 years ago

      plz stop pendin

    • Fredyboy11

      11 years ago

      Hey

    • OnyxSerene

      11 years ago

      Chrisstyopher.

      Looks who's on RT.
      -le`gasp-

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      HAHA!

      WoW... Good game very fun and very time consuming. However Warhammer Online is going to blow it out of the water. My uncle has been playing WoW for about 3 years or more I think. Well put it this way he's been playing it since it came out. I think Warhammer Online will become much better though.

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      Castle Crashers... An amazingly fun game. I've had it less than 48 hours and i'm already level 31 out of 99. I'm happy.

    • serenity_blu

      11 years ago

      Yeah, the only people I've heard say good things about Alienware are guys that do nothing but sit around playing WoW. Overrated PCs with flashy cases, all those things are...

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      Tool.

      Is a good band. Love their lead vocal. Maynard. He's in APC too.

    • TitanButtons

      11 years ago

      XD yer but one of the soilders probly took it for a drive, but could find were they parked it because of the camo

    • TitanButtons

      11 years ago

      yer, or someone took it for a spin

    • Fredyboy11

      11 years ago

      stop pending

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      I have my hands full of work for the Clan i'm in. So far I have over 3000 words of tips and tricks with weapons on Halo 3. And there only the Covenant weapons...

      I've been a busy bee. ^^

    • Fredyboy11

      11 years ago

      hello......dont pend long

    • webman121

      11 years ago

      Nice home page

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      Call of Duty 4 is decent. ^^

    • D_Janissary

      11 years ago

      Yes. Yes I am

      ^__________^

    • D_Janissary

      11 years ago

      Ah, my dearest apologies for my ignorance :P

      lol

      And hey, you should update your gamertag

    • D_Janissary

      11 years ago

      What's the difference between ties and TIEs?

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      Gears of War 2 is going to kill Halo 3. All the stuff they put in the game now.
      Just wait and see.

    • IVIuffins

      11 years ago

      dude hey guys thts weird wt eva im accpetin all random f/r and want ppl to accpet mine so yea if u do thnx

    • rechris101

      11 years ago

      hey how have you been?

    • D_Janissary

      11 years ago

      Yup, just finished the game yesterday and was doing some XBL today

    • Smokeless

      11 years ago

      whats up

    • Smokeless

      11 years ago

      whats up

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

      11 years ago

      Battlefield: Bad Company? No, not yet. I've been mucking about on Ninja Gaiden II and Penny Arcade : Episode One "The Rainslick Precipice of Darkness" as of late.

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

      11 years ago

      Steamwheedle Cartel?! Argent Dawn for life!! lol

    • DarkMechanic

      11 years ago

      Yeah. I put it up on my photobucket.
      Halo Iwo Jima
      If you need a bigger image let me know, I'll send it to you in an e-mail.

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      I respect you for that.I trust my members with my lives because we have been through so much together.

    • LordEmpyreal

      11 years ago

      Thank you, that means a lot to me. ^^

      We are an Elite-Only Clan called the Archon. We have nothing against Spartans it's just we're a group of Elite Fanatics who play Halo 3 on Match-Making and fight for our honour. ^^ If you look at my newest Journal, it tells you about the Archon. You'll also find that the Spartans are not our top target it's the Flood followed by...

      Well you'll have to read it. ^^

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