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They Call Me “Coach Danger”

Posted in gaming with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Paulie Danger

After a couple days talking about it, I accepted the offer to coach an amateur Halo team.  I’m with High Velocity now.  The team is Assist (captain/objectives), Kevlar (slayer), AMBIANC3 (primary slayer) and ToBlaZen (support).  Amby & Blazen have pretty good MLG records, Ambiance has a couple top 32’s in his 10 MLG events and Blazen’s gone from top 128 to top 64 to top 32 this season.  Assist and Kevlar have been teaming since Orlando, and their individual records aren’t as sharp, but the four of them together have been running games.

I’m just looking through the MLG hopper games on B-Net.  It’s a really well balanced team.  Blazen’s a strong objectives player, and Kevlar is an excellent secondary slayer.  Nobody’s really outshining anyone else, the objectives guys are scoring points and the slayers are getting kills.

They won’t be ready for Toronto, but man, if we can get some cash to hit Dallas, I’m pretty excited to see what they can do.

Now, I just need to get someone to hook me up with a clipboard graphic like Triple-X had for Carbon and we’ll be solid fucking gold.

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Purple Reign (and other things named after sexy 80’s music)

Posted in gaming with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2008 by Paulie Danger

During the weekly update, Bungie released a little bit more information about their next map release. A hand drawn picture which looks more like a Bill Plympton cartoon than a FPS map gave a few hints to what’s in store in a future DLC release.

Some fans are calling out Bungie hoping this is a Midship rerelease. Midship was a favorite map of MLG during it’s H2 run. And who can forget some of the epic Cbn v. FB battles in Middy? But I don’t think we’re in for a remake. I think Purple Reign is going to be a Covenant themed arena map. Midship inspired, maybe. But I think Bungie’s holding off on remakes for a while. Expect Purple Reign to be a map that MLG map makers can work with.

Bungie also confirmed that a bigger Foundry-style map is on the horizon, something outdoors they’re saying. So Blood Gultch and Beaver Creek remakes could be in file shares in the near future.

Good Lord willing I’ll be heading down to Best Buy tomorrow to pick up a new TV. This week I’ll be putting my mom’s wireless network together, and then, I’ll be back in full effect.

Cinco de Double XP

Posted in gaming with tags , , on May 3, 2008 by Paulie Danger

Spawn CampersI haven’t played a Double XP weekend that I’ve enjoyed since Bungie threw Grifball out there.  This weekend is no exception.

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Bungie’s put up a Fiesta 2XP weekend that will run through Tuesday.  Gameplay includes random starting weapons, which is about all I played.

And to be honest with you, I’m not a fan.  First of all, I am attrocious with a sniper rifle.  My weapons of choice are BR, beatdown and shotgun.  But spawning with the Spartan Lazer in front of a guy with rockets = epic phail.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of casual gameplay in Halo.  I love Grifball, and VIP & rocketrace are nice sidegames.  But some of these gametypes just aren’t enjoyable.  Last week was the infected weekend.  Horrible.  I played four games in that, and wanted to quit out of each one.

If Bungie really wanted to blow up a 2XP weekend, they’d throw the shotty/snipers playlist into their weekend hopper and watch.  And while we’re at it.  Can we get Grifball added to the Hardcore Playlists?

Just a thought.