We finally did it! AriesKnight and myself along with our friend, RedSmooth, beat 50 waves of Horde in Gears of War 3. Now before you “experts” go and say, “no big deal.” or “I’ve done that multiply times.” let me tell you a a story. One filled with blood, sweat, determination, and team work that only Raging Gamers could tell.
Like most of our games, we start out with five people. By wave 20 we lose our two random people either because they don’t like the map selection or aren’t getting enough kills. I don’t know the exact reason. I just know we leave negative feedback on anyone that screws us over. So by wave 20 it’s AriesKnight, RedSmooth, and myself. We don’t come across problems until about wave 35. The three of us are fighting for our lives. One of the biggest advantages we have is that between AriesKnight and myself, we have a sixth sense when it comes to working together. We’ve played multiply types of games together to know each others play styles and and know what each other is going to do before we do it. As for making it to wave 50, with the eagle eye precision of AriesKnight and his Torque Bow ( Bow & Arrow), Red Smooth and his explosive ingenuity, and my mechanical ability to keep the SilverBack (giant ass robot) functioning, we each brought a skill set that complimented each other even without the extra two men we’re down by. Once wave 50 arrived. I had us in a corner funneling enemies toward us and AriesKnight set us up a row of enemy shields to protect us from gun fire. RedSmooth delivered the final blow to the final Locust enemy and after four hours of none stop shooting, we finally did it.
We try to be pretty modest when we achieve a goal in our games, but this one is different. it doesn’t matter that it was only a ten point achievement. It could have been worth nothing. The fact that we not only completed it, but did it with two men short makes it one of our biggest gaming achievements. We did it on normal difficulty, with three people, and we did it in one shot from wave 1 to 50. We challenge you to do better. Until then my raging gamers.
Let me get something out of the way, I don’t want to beat the same dead horse when it comes to video game violence and parents being parents. I feel like we as a society should know better than to blame video games and guns exclusively for the terrible things that happen in the world. I know a lot of people get it, it just feels like the majority don’t.
Guns aren’t the problem, video games aren’t the problem, people are. Let me ask you this, the children who passed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting; do you recall any of their names? If so, good for you. I shamefully say I can’t. Part of it is my fault; part of it is the media shoving all this blame on video games and even more so on guns. I can’t tell you how sick I am of seeing gun nuts on Facebook acting like the government is going to waltz into their homes and take anything that has a trigger away from them or the anti-gun people talking how all the guns are to blame and give no responsibility to the people.
Oddly enough this incident reminds me of the comic “The Watchmen”. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. What I pulled from the story after reading it is sometimes we need a horrific disaster to bring us as a country together. It happened during 9/11 and it’s happening again. Between The government making stupid rules and our economy crumbling beneath us, we are in dire need of some help and inspiration. Unfortunately, I don’t have a solution. I think Batman said it best when he said “I need to be more than a man, I need to be a symbol.” I would love nothing more than to put on a cape and inspire people. Sadly running around in tights would probably get me arrested.
If not that that what though. I’m not writing this to give a solution to our problems; I want you to think of your own solution. What can you do to inspire people? It could be anything big or small; I feel every little bit helps. We’ve had plenty of disasters in the last year, Isn’t it time to inspire change?
Sorry for the somber and serious post this week. I felt like it needed to be said and I was the one that wanted to say it. Anyway, I’m sure we’ll return to our fun and rage inducing game talk soon.
I know im probably beating a dead horse but I just love Ghostbusters and I still have at least one more blog to write on the subject……well, maybe. My good friend Koopa even managed to get me episodes of The Real Ghostbusters online to watch on either my PS3 or Xbox 360. Anyway I came across this flash animated Ghostbusters/McDonals’s parody on YouTube created by Myke Chilian and just had to share. There are also two additional episodes to watch but I will let you discover those for yourself. Plus it made me real hungry for McDonald’s after watching it the same way Super Size Me did. Is that weird?
The last few weeks AriesKnight and I have been playing Ghostbusters online. What I’ve realized while playing is unfortunately it’s a dying game. This made me think of other dying games that I love and wish they weren’t in their dying state. Below are five games which are dying online and I think you should give them some attention.
With the exception of one campaign related achievement “Nice shootin’ Tex!” (Complete the game with less than $100,000 in property damage) left to attain I have fully earned all the online achievements for Ghostbusters: The Video Game! With the last having recently been obtained being the “Gozer’s Most Wanted” achievement. Koopa himself is not that far behind either with just one more online achievement left to get and I have to give him much appreciation for his help and patience as I took on this endeavor. To say I got a little obsessed with accomplishing this goal is under selling it. I’m going to start a new campaign soon to fully complete the game for 1000 gamer score and plan to continue playing for fun and increasing my rank status.I will do a brief follow-up once I do achieve 1000 gamer score with accompanying pictures and possibly video so as to show you guys the Golden Proton Pack and additional character skins for multiplayer. If you want to play hit myself and Koopa up on Xbox live. As always leave a comment if you like and game on gamerz!