Awesome Halo Reach Montage

Montages tend to come in three flavours – Crappy, Typical and Awesome. This one is definitely Awesome. Really sexy editing, synced and manipulated perfectly with the music:

The uploader is DutchyVids and I wouldn’t know he existed if Tjeb hadn’t put this montage on his secondary tejbzdotcom channel. Big ups to both of them!

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Blinkin’ Linkin’ Knifin’ Special!

It’s been an awesome couple of days for me, this blog, YouTube and the world in general.

Geoff (sasbenjr) has put the links to both this blog and also Donncha’s in his latests vids which is absolutely amazing. Obviously that means that me and Geoff are totally BFF! Or at least we will be as soon as the judge comes to his senses and quashes the restraining order. In the mean time, I’ll post Geoff’s video from 100 yards away just like the stupid bit of paper says….

BFBC2 tips – cool and the gang, especially the guy pretending to be a police car on Nelson. I think I’m going to have to get Battle Field Bad Company 2 at some point and increase the number of titles in which I get to see a whole lot of killcam. If you haven’t already checked out Geoff’s channel then I highly recommend you do.

Talking of Donncha – he got the scoop on the return of OnlyUseMeBlade in this post. I’d previously posted about OnlyUseMeBlade’s new job that was likely to put him out of action for the forseeable future. Honestly I thought that was the end of OnlyUseMeBlade’s channel. Although I was happy that he was moving onwards and upwards I was a bit sad that his commentaries were probably over. OnlyUseMeBlade fills a gap in the whole YouTube commentary community – he’s always upbeat, doesn’t take it too seriously or complains, and …..only knifes. Some people don’t like him because apparently he started “the craze” for commando and knifing. I think blaming people using Commando on Blade is completely unfair. Especially as Blade continually calls Commando cheap. If there wasn’t any YouTube, or OnlyUseMeBlade, there would still be people running around with the knife.

And on the subject of knifing/commando. I was watching a dual commentary between xBrZz and Tejb when I noticed at the beginning what appears to be a Commando Fail! This interested me because it’s been reported that commando has been tweaked to make it less invincible. What I’d like to know is if the knifing animation hits you – do you die? xBrZz get’s the +50 for the kill at the beginning of the lunge, but the death animation does not start until the lunge is complete. I’ve seen video of commando being killed in a face on attack, but in my experience I’ve ended up knifed. This leads me to believe that although Commando has been adjusted there is still a level of invincibility applicable during the lunge – if your bullets don’t hit at the beginning of the lunge then I think you’ve had your chips.
(commentary audio has been stripped)

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Top 3 spots on Google

I’ve been on the internet for just over a decade and been making and involved with websites for a large proportion of that but this is the first time that I, or my content has had the top three results for any search term other than the site name.

Currently, on Google, my Wings v Ken video and this blog are in the top three slots for the search query “Wings of Redemption vs Ken Burton” – how cool is that:

Wings of Redemption vs Ken Burton Google results

Wings of Redemption vs Ken Burton Google results

Now if I can just replicate that success on my proper websites I can retire this time next Tuesday.

And in other news, tejb is officially NOT dead. Although he may as well be dead to the Xbox360 community – he’s bought a PS3 and has been playing Heavy Rain:

Xbox vs Playstation – why choose? Get both!

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MW2 YouTube Peeps Part Deux plus Uno

Okay, here are some new additions to my Modern Warfare 2 YouTube commentator list. The people listed are commentating MW2 gameplay in an interesting or amusing way and hopefully giving an insight in to better gameplay. So if you want to improve at MW2 why not check out some of these guys – and don’t forget to rate and/or subscribe to them!

Latest additions:

And the original original list (yes, original is twice….now thrice):

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Quick Update Post

Hmm, seems Sunday is my day for quick update posts….or am I confusing Sunday with another day – well, it has a ‘y’ in it, so why not?

1 – Tejbz is dead. Yup, sorry to break it to you, but our favourite Ikea flatpack meatball was killed by the Origami killer while doing a commentary. I’m very upset – he promised his HD PVR to someone else……
Luckily there’s footage, which you’ll find……here:

2 – I messed up on my last post about the video intro by putting the YouTube upload as private. I stupidly thought that making it private only stopped it from showing up on YouTube search – but no, it makes it verbotten for everyone! Anyway, check it out here (it’s fairly crappy).

3 – Why am I doing a video intro? I’m going to jump on that rusty old bandwagon until the wheels fall off. When I get some quiet time in the house I’m going to give commentating a go and video some more gameplay – if you missed the first (and shame on you if you did) you can find it here. Which brings us nicely on to……

4 – “Hey dude the quality of that video sucked, and you suck, you sucky suck jockey go and suck your……” well you get the picture, and I get the picture, and the flicker and what not. I know, the video quality is fairly bad, which is why I’m going to save the pennies to get the HD PVR which I mention here. More to come on that in the near future.

5 – The majority of traffic to this blog is still coming from people searching KEN v Wings, or WING v KEN. So, to make it easier for those late to the party (1) there are no sausage rolls left (2) the complete saga can be found:
Here – Wings of Redemption’s initial journey to Doucheville
Here – Clean up gaming with Ken
Here – good vs evil, will Douche Vader triumph over Obi Ken?
Here – does this make me a legitimate source of information on the subject? No.

6 – and lastly. I’ve added a lot more YouTube commentators so I’ll be doing a “Part Deux plus Uno” to the MW2 YouTube Peeps posts – which you can find…….wait for it……here!

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YouTube MW2 Peeps updated

I’ve added a couple of people to my YouTube Modern Warfare2 subscriptions, so I thought I’d post an updated list. Again, this is not an order of preference, just the way they show on my YouTube account – the previous entries are at the bottom. I’m trying to only subscribe to positive people. There’s enough negativity around as it is. Obviously there are things in the game that not everyone agrees with, but you don’t want to see a 10 minute video of someone complaining about something and demanding that Infinity Ward “fix it immediately”….. The issues that some of these commentators mention are balanced in an Ivana Trump “it is what it is” way. Same as before, if I’ve missed someone you think should be included, let me know.

The new additions:

The original list:

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YouTube MW2 Video Peeps

If you’re new to Modern Warefare 2 and are looking for gameplay tips, or amusing commentary over great MW2 gameplay then you can’t really get any better than YouTube for it. I’ve got a number of subscriptions to the more popular peeps on there which I’m going to list. If you know of some other good players/commentators who are uploading then please leave a comment to their link. They don’t have to be beast players, or particular player types, I like to see people having fun with the game and having a positivity in their commentating (I don’t like people who constantly complain about other players).

Anyway – the list:

They’re not in any order of preference – that’s how they’re listed in my YouTube account.


Addition to the list as suggested by Donncha. This isn’t quite the usual commentary but rather a guy who started posting videos of how awful he was at MW2. I’m fairly confident that he’s not as bad as he makes out anymore, but he’s having fun with the game and does some sketches and bits and pieces with a couple of personas he’s adopted.

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Wings of Redemption alienates subscribers

If you’ve come to this post via F1st’s channel, then you should be aware of two things – 1: F1st is a hypocrite who thinks he’s a wit (when he is only half of one) and, 2: Wings didn’t hurt my feelings as F1st assumed. I couldn’t give a toss about him (either of them). I unsubscribed because I had had enough of his unnecessary bullshit douchery – I thought that would be clear to anyone with a tiny amount of intelligence (ah…. that explains it).

Unsubscribing from Wings of Redemption

Unsubscribing from Wings of Redemption

So I unsubscribed from Wings of Redemption on YouTube as the above picture testifies. Now Wings of Redemption (WoR from now on) is a great player and knows his shizzle from his nizzle drizzle so why would I do such a thing? Well it’s because of this:

And the description:
“Want me to Press yes on your friend Request?

2+ K/d
1 + w/l
A microphone
over the age of 18
A message letting me know this
No lisp and Prefer American Decent. ”

So here’s my problem with WoR:

1 – publicly rejecting a load of people for no real reason.
2 – discrimination.
3 – not being able to spell.
4 – basically being REALLY disrespectful to his “fans”

When it comes down to it, he puts up his videos for the kudos, so when people see his name they send him Friend Requests – it’s like fan mail. Can you imagine if some star made a video of theirself ripping up unopened fan mail and then saying to camera, “look kids, I only want to hear from you if you’re over 18, are hot, from America, and don’t write in crayon….”? There would be uproar.

If WoR wanted to say to people “Look guys, I get a load of FR and I haven’t got the space/time to sift through them all so please, don’t add me so that you won’t be disappointed if I don’t respond etc” then that would have been infinitely better. Looking at the comments on the vid he’s pissed a load of people off with the way he’s done it.

I don’t FR the people who upload gaming videos because for the most part they’re either in the US or on Xbox both of which would make gaming with them extremely difficult. And those that are in Europe are either waaaay out of my league or play at times when I won’t be online.

I watched a dual commentary with tejbz and theMoodieSwede the other day and one of the guys in the game sent theMoodieSwede a message saying “I can’t believe I’m playing in the same game as you…” – how awesome is that! TMS was really pleased to have had the recognition. And that’s the way it should be. So come on guys, if you’re going to put yourself on the Internet, you’re going to get people sending you FRs. You’re also going to get haters, but you know what – just show some respect. It costs nothing, and goes a long way.

p.s. it’s ‘descent’ not ‘decent’ – dumbass.

*EDIT* – the description for the video now reads: “I no longer accept friend requests.”.

**EDIT 14-02-10**
Even though I’ve unsubscribed from WoR YouTube seems intent on giving me random WoR vids in my subscription view – even vids I’ve already seen. Well, since it was prompting me, it’s obviously a sign from a higher intelligence for me to include this video too. Perhaps when you hate the game, you hate the people who play the game too?

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