Archive for July, 2009

AH: 'Splosion Man Achievement Guide

July 31st, 2009


Hey Everyone,
Now that Comic Con is over, I can finally get back to making some videos. The first is in Splosion Man, and covers the "Only Gandhi Would Be Proud" Achievement. Watch it only if you like stuff that is cool and also awesome.

RT: What happens at Comic-Con…

July 31st, 2009
Our most recent RT Short, Hotel Buddies, was just released. It came out at an unusual time and day because we were struggling to finish our first on-location shoot in San Diego. To be fair, this video is more of a documentary than a work of pure fiction. If you have ever wondered how the RT staff behaves when we're off the convention floor and back at the hotel, this is it.

Hotel Buddies could not have been made without an extraordinary amount of help from community members FinchLynch, Count3D and Jack. So, anything you dislike about the video was totally their fault. Jack also pulled double duty with some offscreen acting, along with RvB regular KZuelch and comics scribe Griffon.

Hope you enjoy it! And if you're an employee of the hotel where we shot this... my apologies.

RT: Drunk Tank #16 (Rooster Teeth Podcast

July 31st, 2009
Now that we're back in the office I am posting our most awesome Drunk Tank ever. Seriously. Its that good. Its over an hour long, but you'll swear it only seems like four hours. Topics are all over the place but we're definitely very Comic Con centered.

Download the podcast here or via iTunes or Zune Marketplace.

Link Dump:
Becca's 111 degree photo
Entertainment Earth (they sold the grifball figures at comic con)
Marina Orlova (yes I know I've provided this link before)
Olivia Munn at Comic Con
Jon Favreau
Sam Rockwell
Ryan Reynolds
Larry David/Woody Allen movie
Scott C is so cool he gets two links
Comic Con Avatar banner
Only 3 Comic Cons left
Comic Con is for humans only
Alive in Joberg
Neill Blomkamp Adidas short
Citroen Robot commercial
Halo Chronicles "on hold"
Alien Nation
Darksiders
Funny People
Yo Teach!
PVP Online
Iron Man 2 Challenge Coin (this is the back of the coin)
Pedicab
28" pizza (and count3d)
Mexican Standoff

AH: Gears of War 2: My Way or the Highway

July 31st, 2009


Hey Everyone,
Today's Achievement guide covers the very cool "My Way or the Highway", which is the stealth-based Achievement from the new Dark Corners DLC from Gears 2. If you haven't played it yet, you definitely should. Playing Gears from a stealth-based perspective is quite a trip, and the game is actually fairly conducive to it.

RT: Unlike a Virgin

July 31st, 2009
I don't know if you read about it yesterday, but apparently Madonna has a sex tape that's about to hit the internet. I bet I could count the celebrities who don't have a sex tape on one hand... that I'd then use to masturbate to celebrity sex tapes.

AH: Damnation – Emblematic 2

July 31st, 2009

The above image-link brings you to our second video guide today, and I must admit it's a lot more boring than Geoff's. Although I haven't played the game in something like 2 weeks I seem to be continually growing sicker and sicker of it. Yeuch.

Really though, the gameplay's fun for a while, and you can probably rack up a few hundred points just with some light play during a weekend rental.

Unfortunately, I bought the game, and completed it a few times, and have more captures for a couple more achievements. It's like Forced Enjoyment and Achievement Hunter had a horrible, deformed child with a nose instead of a belly button.

So yeah, you get to suffer through a couple more (shorter) achievements on video with me. Misery loves company. At least I've got guides planned for 'Splosion Man's cake collectibles.

It’s not the heat… wait, no, it’s the heat

July 31st, 2009
Whoa - looks like Bungie's going underground today... so the Weekly Update has been posted pretty early. They were so light on new content that they recycled an old soapbox article written by CJ Cowan almost exactly 6 years ago (you can see it in its original format over at Archive.org, if you're so inclined). There's also a reminder of the ViDoc that dropped yesterday... and a passel of new screens, in nice hi-res format. And some warnings about bans and such. And a very cool screenshot (BOLL, are you still reading these? You should check this out). You can, as always, read this in our Weekly Update Archive (which, unlike Bungie's version, actually validates).(Louis Wu 17:00:28 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update: 07/31/09

July 31st, 2009
It's hot times in Seattle, desperate times for Sgt. Buck, and about time you got a high resolution look at Alpha Site.

Bungie Weekly Update: 07/31/09

July 31st, 2009
It's hot times in Seattle, desperate times for Sgt. Buck, and about time you got a high resolution look at Alpha Site.

Der Riese gameplay footage. CoD: World at War Map Pack 3 zombie map.

July 31st, 2009


Released August 6th.

* set in a secret Nazi research facility
* featuring the Pack-a-Punch machine, a device capable of upgrading weapons at the touch of a button
* teleporters to escape
* Perk machines and electric fences return
* New weapon: Monkey Bomb - a monkey takes a bomb to the zombies and explodes
* New weapon: Bowie Knife - 3000 points. Larger and wider. One-hit-kill until Level 16.
* 10 new Achievements/Trophies

Achievements/Trophies:
* Elevate Your Senses - Activate the Fly Trap.
* Locksmith - Open all the doors in the map.
* 40 Knives - Kill 40 zombies using the Bowie knife (a special, new weapon that will cost 3000 off the wall)
* Der Electrician - Link all teleport pads before Round 7.
* Frequent Flyer - Use the teleporter 8 times.
* Wacker Packer - Upgrade any weapon using the Pack-a-Punch machine.
* The Might of the Monkey - Use the Monkey Bomb.
* Perkaholics Anomynous - Survive until Round 20 without buying a single perk.
* Acquire Waffle Weapons - Obtain the Ray Gun, Wunderwaffe DG-2 and the Monkey Bomb at the same time in a game.
* Pack Addict - Upgrade 5 weapons at the Pack-a-Punch Machine .

Trailer for Der Riese:


Friday Comic Update

July 31st, 2009
The only comic update we've got for you today comes from TTL Demag0gue, who's posted Reclaimer 206 (Foreordination) - looks like Intuitive Portent might be unhappy with the Reclaimer.(Louis Wu 13:52:55 UTC)

Child’s Play

July 31st, 2009
Yahoo has a feature up about young people making money from videogames - the first few entries are all Halo pros. Thanks, evildoctorwill.(Louis Wu 13:47:49 UTC)

Game with Fame: Method Man, Redman

July 31st, 2009
Another Game With Fame feature is highlighted on Xbox.com - Method Man & Redman are gonna be playing some Halo 3 with hip-hop fans on August 7. Swing by for full details, and see how you can participate!(Louis Wu 13:41:21 UTC)

What the… Indy said it was THIS one!

July 31st, 2009
It's Friday - which means it's time for another round of Friday Caption Fun over at Hawty McBloggy's! Swing by and check out submissions for last week's image... and come up with your own for a new pic!(Louis Wu 13:37:50 UTC)

Owning What You Do.

July 31st, 2009
Yesterday afternoon's entry in the recurring 'Breaking In' series at Bungie.net focuses on Michael Williams - part of the Server Engineering team. (Stats, FileShare, stuff like that. You know - the stuff you use every day.) See how he got the gig - and why he's kept it. Good readin'!(Louis Wu 13:31:18 UTC)

Friday’s Fan Fiction

July 31st, 2009
Just two new stories for you this week in the Fan Fiction section... go read 'em!(Louis Wu 13:27:38 UTC)

RT: Unlike a Virgin

July 31st, 2009
I don't know if you read about it yesterday, but apparently Madonna has a sex tape that's about to hit the internet. I bet I could count the celebrities who don't have a sex tape on one hand... that I'd then use to masturbate to celebrity sex tapes.

Broken In – Michael Williams

July 31st, 2009
Better than a substitute, Michael Williams steps in to talk about what it takes to engineer a great experience at Bungie.

Broken In – Michael Williams

July 31st, 2009
Better than a substitute, Michael Williams steps in to talk about what it takes to engineer a great experience at Bungie.

The Promise of Reach

July 30th, 2009
Domino Theory ran across some interesting information at SKOAR! - there's a small tidbit about the advanced graphics tech being developed for Halo: Reach.

Ever since the news of a new engine being employed by Bungie there has been huge speculation on its nature and platform of content that it will incorporate Steve Theodore (Technical Director) at Bungie has spent the last two years on "Researching new graphics tech and helping to evangelize it within the team." Two years spent around building new technology should finally make the game usher within the high definition revolution.

Sounds promising!(Louis Wu 21:17:59 UTC)