Archive for November, 2009

Rain for Piano (partial)

November 29th, 2009

This is an extended part not found in "Another Rain". Benjamin Bergem's transcription can be used for the rest of the song: http://rampancy.net/blog/HaloDragon/05/10/2009/Another_Rain. After the second "all alone" alto sax solo, insert this music, and then cut back to "Another Rain". Finale Notepad wouldn't allow me to have two bass clefs in the staff, so the top line is in treble clef, but should be played an octave lower (8vb). Here's a video of how I played it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_0-pDpc20o. The zip file contains a Finale Notepad file and a PDF.

Cast Aside

November 29th, 2009

Cast Aside, from the track "No Stone Unturned" by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori, for a piano, a string ensemble and an oboe.

Everybody Loves Free Zombies

November 25th, 2009

WorthPlaying notes that the coupon code ASPYRTHANKS can be used at GameAgent to reduce the price of Wideload Games' Stubbs the Zombie from $10 to free. Sweet!

Break

November 24th, 2009
AssaultGodzilla stopped in with word of another Halo music video set to Three Days Grace's 'Break' - it uses footage from pretty much every Halo-related product under the sun... but it STILL holds together. Amazing. (Timing and judicious matching of clip to lyrics makes the difference.) I think a fun game might be seeing how many sources you can identify...(Louis Wu 21:12:26 UTC)

Inside Gaming Awards

November 24th, 2009
Machinima.com is kicking off the 'Inside Gaming Awards' this year - to be held the day before Spike's Video Game Awards. Halo 3: ODST is up for an enormous list of awards: Game of the Year, Best Trailer, Best Narrative, Best Control, Best Original Score, and Best Weapon (for Silenced Pistol). Good luck! (The community will be able to vote starting November 27 - read the press release for more details.)(Louis Wu 20:29:23 UTC)

RT: Bela Lugosi's Pissed

November 24th, 2009
I'm sure by now that you've read about the unstoppable force that is New Moon. I must admit complete ignorance to the series, but I will say this, I want to figure out how the fuck to copy it, and copy it fast.

RT: Ghosts That Linger

November 24th, 2009
To honor the release of Ghosts That Linger, everyone's favorite uber-user FinchLynch whipped up a special video based on the Trocadero's song "Good Fight", which we used in Episode 100 of RvB:BGC & Episode 19 of Recreation. Give Finch's video a gander and then, if you feel so inclined, mosey on over to the Rooster Teeth store and get your copy of Ghosts That Linger, which starts shipping in just a few short hours!




AH: AH Gaming Night "The Poll"

November 24th, 2009
Hey Everyone,
As promised, I created a poll for which game we use in our first Gaming Night. Check it out and vote over here.

GI’s Top 200 Games of All Time

November 24th, 2009
Morpheus pointed out an article in the latest issue of Game Informer - it's their 200th issue, so they put together a 'Top 200 Games of All Time' list. Halo was #39, Halo 2 was #110. Neither Halo 3 nor ODST were on the list. This isn't online at this point.(Louis Wu 18:05:50 UTC)

GI’s Top 200 Games of All Time

November 24th, 2009
Morpheus pointed out an article in the latest issue of Game Informer - it's their 200th issue, so they put together a 'Top 200 Games of All Time' list. Halo was #39, Halo 2 was #110. Neither Halo 3 nor ODST were on the list. This isn't online at this point.(Louis Wu 18:05:50 UTC)

Really, IGN? Really?

November 24th, 2009
So I'm over at IGN, looking for the end of their Top 25 Xbox 360 Games article (no Halo games in the top 5 - I suppose, in hindsight, it makes sense that Halo and Halo 2 didn't even place, since both were original Xbox games), and I run across... this. I mean... really? (Yes, Halo's included.)(Louis Wu 18:03:26 UTC)

Really, IGN? Really?

November 24th, 2009
So I'm over at IGN, looking for the end of their Top 25 Xbox 360 Games article (no Halo games in the top 5 - I suppose, in hindsight, it makes sense that Halo and Halo 2 didn't even place, since both were original Xbox games), and I run across... this. I mean... really? (Yes, Halo's included.)(Louis Wu 18:03:26 UTC)

AH: Weekly Recap – November 22

November 24th, 2009

Ok, you caught me. I'm a few hours late. But better late then never, amirite?

Community
-Episode 29 of Respawn Radio
-Achievement Hunter Gaming Nights

Videos
-The Pit, Sniper Fi, and O Cristo Redentor Spec Ops video guides in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
-Stache Whacker, Gong Show, Guardin' Gnome, Wing and a Prayer, and Bridge Over Trebled Slaughter video guides in Left 4 Dead 2
-Septic Tank, and Head Honcho video guide in Left 4 Dead 2
-High Dive, Red Light Addict, Fly Swatter, Man of the People, and Perfect Harmony video guides in Assassin's Creed II

Achievement
-Added achievements for Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny
-Added achievements for The Gun Game
-Added PC achievements for DiRT 2
-Added DLC achievements for Peggle Deluxe
-Added secret achievements for Lego Indiana Jones 2: TAC
-Added achievements for Blood Bowl
-Added achievements for Gyromancer

Trophies
-Added trophies for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
-Added DLC trophies for Magic Ball
-Added DLC trophies for Savage Moon
-Added trophies for NCAA Basketball 10
-Added trophies for Crash Commando
-Added trophies for Lego Indiana Jones 2: TAC
-Added trophies for Chaotic: Shadow Warriors
-Added trophies for Peggle Deluxe

RT: Revisiting the Classics

November 24th, 2009
It's every guy's dream to have a girlfriend or wife that gets into gaming... until they actually do. One minute they're bitching at you for hogging the TV because Will and Grace is on, the next, they're hogging the Xbox and insisting you play Fable 2 with them for three hours even though Left 4 Dead 2 JUST FUCKING CAME OUT.

AH: Achievement Challenge 8: The Winner Is…

November 24th, 2009

ExileOfLife!
This guy put up an impressive Gamerscore increase of 5175 beating second place Coil_36 by just over 1000G. So I believe huge congrats are in order here.

That's it for the Achievement Challenges until January, so stock up on those gift vouchers you get at Christmas ready for the next Challenge. If you want to know when sign ups are open, keep watching the official group

I’m thinkin’ stencils…

November 24th, 2009
Love for Sangheili knows no bounds - or at least isn't stopped by plain old jeans. Blueskyfish added a very cool image to the leg of her pants - and Hawty McBloggy highlighted the image. I'd wear those!(Louis Wu 15:25:11 UTC)

I’m thinkin’ stencils…

November 24th, 2009
Love for Sangheili knows no bounds - or at least isn't stopped by plain old jeans. Blueskyfish added a very cool image to the leg of her pants - and Hawty McBloggy highlighted the image. I'd wear those!(Louis Wu 15:25:11 UTC)

Blood Gulch – in Crysis

November 24th, 2009
AngelicLionheart found a Crysis mod in progress - someone's porting Blood Gulch to that engine. Looks pretty! (Louis Wu 15:24:37 UTC)

Rampancy.net adds ODST Info to Google Earth

November 24th, 2009
Narcogen has updated his contributions to the Google Earth Network Layer with audio log locations from Halo 3: ODST - swing by to see! (Louis Wu 15:24:09 UTC)

Rampancy.net adds ODST Info to Google Earth

November 24th, 2009
Narcogen has updated his contributions to the Google Earth Network Layer with audio log locations from Halo 3: ODST - swing by to see! (Louis Wu 15:24:09 UTC)