Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Mellow Mushroom

Legendz, myself, Cpt. Anarchy, Defy and Aries made it to the top 6 in the Dr. Pepper Halo Reach 10k tournament. It was unfortunate for how we ended up there, but there wasn't much else we could do. The games against Instinct were tough but both teams played well. The lag outs were what costed us the series. The Countdown bomb games were intense, for those of you who don't know what happened we tied three times and on the fourth time, Defy lagged out giving Instinct the win. I started laughing by the end of the third bomb game because I couldn't believe how we tied three games in a row. In all my halo years, this was the first ever.

I'm heading up to Chicago this weekend to hang out at the Gaming House for the first time. I've seen photos from what Mr. P showed me but I'm excited to get out there and check it out. I'll be gaming nonstop so make sure to check out the Lan Network and maybe you'll catch my pov. Ellen and I will be driving up together and we're going to check out all fun stuff around the city, go-carting, whirly ball, trampoline dodge ball..etc. We're spending Super Bowl Sunday in Chicago and hanging out with everyone there. The February Lan is going down on Feb. 17-20, expect Legendz to be there so you guys can't miss out on all the gaming. There won't be any lag outs this time…haha. A Legendz vs. TD Lan is currently in the works and will be held at ElamiteWarrior's house….dates TBD. It won't be streamed, but stats will be updated via twitter/facebook.

Snowboarding has become my new obsession. I've only gotten to go to the slopes a few times this month but I've gotten a lot better since my first time. I'm trying to plan a trip to Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia or Aspen Colorado. Maybe hit up the Beaver Creek Resort in memory of Halo 2…haha. Yesterday, the 29th Kyle and I got a few of our buddies to go to Perfect North Slopes in Indiana. It's about a 30min drive from where I live so it wasn't too far away. Most of us were snowboarding but Kyle decided to stick to skiing since he's never snowboard before. By mid-day I was comfortable enough to hit up small ramps down the runs and do a surface 180 without falling. I posted a vid of me doing the surface 180 and my buddy Dave trying to do one, but a guy cut in front of him…haha. We were there all day and all night. After the slopes we went to a new pizza joint that just opened up called Mello Mushroom. The place was really chill and had great pizza, we hung out there for the rest of the night. I recommend checking it out if you have one near you.

There are two game play vids, one is a team scrim against Warriors and the other is a sick overkill clip. I hope you guys enjoyed my blog and the attached vids. Come back in February to catch another blog and vids.

Surface 180

Countdown Bomb

Overkill on Zealot

**We were searching 5 in mlg and Cpt. Anarchy got the short end of the stick haha.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Happy New Year

December was definitely an interesting month. Right after Thanksgiving, I thought it would be awesome to get a seasonal job for the holidays; it was my first official job. I was doing warehouse work, boxing and packaging. My hours were 6am-4:30pm everyday for seven days a week. I was excited about it at first but as time went on I was getting exhausted and worn out. I was recently let go because the holiday season is over so now I'm back to full time gaming!

My current team is Cpt. Anarchy, Defy and Aries. I feel extremely comfortable with this team and I thought it would be appropriate to bring back Legendz. We currently hold the 22nd spot on the Game Battles Fall 2010 season for the Dr. Pepper tournament. I have been gaming a lot since I stopped working and as a team we've been trying to get together as much as we can so no one falls behind. I'm excited for the 2011 season, new game, new season, and new teams. I love Reach, I think it's an amazing game and plays very well although I would like to see more competitive maps. Sanctuary Territories is my favorite game type. I know there are a lot of people out there who don't like the new addition of territories but I love it. Once you know what to do, your team will follow. 

Christmas passed not too long ago, I hope everyone was able to spend it with loved ones. I had an amazing Christmas this year. With Ellen and I living together now, we spent our first Christmas together in Kentucky. We were debating whether or not to go back to Minnesota to be with her family for Christmas, but ultimately we decided to stay. On Christmas eve, my whole family get together to have dinner and be together. Ellen had to work so she wasn't able to come till later that night. My family and I drove out to my grandparent's house for the family party. It was great seeing everyone again and meeting the newest member, Kristen who's only five months old. We had dinner and played games. I brought over Balderdash, a board game of bluffing and trivia. It's so much fun; I always have a good time playing it. For those who haven't heard of Balderdash, its pretty much about making something up and trying to get people to guess your answer. The more people you get to guess your answer, the more points you get and move closer to winning. My cousins and I weren't able to finish the game because it was getting late so we all agreed to end the game with a dice roll, whoever rolled the highest won and of course Ellen, who came late into the game ends up winning by rolling a six. 

New Years was this last weekend, I hope everyone had a fun and safe new year. I called a few of my friends to come over and hang out for a bit. We were waiting for Ellen to get home from work so we could head out for the night. The first place we went to was a friend from high school, he was living with friends and shared a house. It was awesome seeing old friends and seeing what they were all up too now a days. We spent some time there before heading out to downtown Cincinnati. It was extremely crowded everywhere we went but overall it was a good time. 

I have some game play here for you guys. I hope you enjoyed my blog! Be sure to check back for my next blog coming out in January! I'll have more game play and updates.

Sanctuary Flag

Countdown One Flag

No Shave November

With Dallas being so close to DC, it was tough trying to figure out our team situation because there was barely a 3 week time frame. We found out that Dersky wasn't able to go due to school, so we decided to pick up Ghostayame as our 4th. As a team, we practiced about a week and a half together so we had to get it together fast to do well at Dallas. Sypher, Los and myself have been teaming since Raleigh so we didn't have to worry about our team work and with Ghost's veteran history we were going to pull through for each other. My team and I  played Halo: Reach at Dallas. It was unfortunate we weren't able to play in the Halo 3 championships but the Reach exhibition was a lot of fun. There was some tough competition at Dallas, but we got into the top 8 finish, which will help us for the 2011 opener. It was a great victory for Final Boss, but I can't forget to congratulate Status Quo for placing 2nd. They played amazing well and I'm proud of them for doing so. Dallas was a great way to end the season; there were a lot of crazy team changes and unbelievable upsets through out the span of Halo 3 but now that era is over. It's time for Halo: Reach.

Since Dallas I've been relaxing and taking some time to enjoy the off season. Ellen and I went to her first NFL game the other weekend. We had row 2 seats which was definitely an amazing view of the field. It was the Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills. T.O. and Ochocinco were playing sick. After T.O. scored a touchdown he began taunting the Bills on their sideline, almost started a brawl between the teams. I would of loved to see T.O. drop some dudes, he's a beast. Although it was a huge disappointment to see them lose in their hometown, I hoped Ellen would see them win. They were doing amazing in the first half but after half time they just lost it. They had a huge lead but blew it because their defense couldn't stop the Bills.

Thanksgiving just passed, I hope everyone had a great one, I know I did. My family, Ellen and myself went to my Aunt's house to celebrate. She had an amazing feast set up for us and I couldn't wait to get a bite. It's one of the best days out of the year. We got my whole family together and I stuffed myself till I passed out…I like to call it food hibernation. Turkey is a must, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing is another must and so many other things I can't even name them off because I'm getting hungry just thinking about it haha.

Winter is coming up  soon. We haven't had any heavy snow yet but I hope we do soon because I've been killing to get out there and hit up the slopes! I like to ski but this year we're going to try snowboarding. I've done it before in the past but it's been so long that I've forgotten how. A lot of my friends around here wanna go and learn how to do it together. So hopefully by the end of winter, I'll know how to snowboard again.

Well guys, I hope you all enjoyed the read and the game play. Make sure to check out my December blog!!

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