Humpday: Dudes vs. Dudettes
Posted by Anonymous User (Deleted) at 2/8/2007 3:10 PM PST
KPaul writes:

This weekend some Bungie/MS fellas took on a unique challenge from some friends of ours. TheDonWan told us about a woman who’s studying women in gaming and that she would like to observe a gaming session where there were a decent amount of women. Since we routinely play some Thusday night Halo 2 in an MS building on the Redmond campus, we set up a Saturday session where we could do this. We didn’t intend for it to end up being a guys versus girls thing (especially since it was quite clear that the girls would toast us) but it sort of ended up that way due to a temporary reversion to childhood maturity levels.


We had three members of PMS and three members of the Cavegirls come out for the LAN.

Kitty- Former leader of PMS’ Bravo division
Sagacious- Current co-leader of PMS’ Bravo division (bloody coup)
Ragedoll- Member of PMS’ Bravo division
Cayote- Leader of the Cavegirls
FishEatNoodle- Member of the Cavegirls
TheDonWan- Admin/co-host/mod/member of too many things to remember


PMS members, Ragedoll and Sagacious.


We basically had a bunch of Bungie/MS dudes and a couple friends.

e- Xbox Live Operations Manager
Ninja 0n Fire- Bungie Matchmaking DJ
Leorex- Works on Microsoft Access. Once used Exel to figure out how much we all needed to pitch in for pizza. Yeah.
Sorahn- Currently working on the Zune project as a travelling salesman, going to lans and telling tales of its greatness.
Jeff- Works for ATI in Toronto, in town to see friends.
Matt- Local friend, Fuzion Frenzy 2 fiend.
KP- Jay Weinland’s Wii Bowling protégé.

helps set up as FishEatNoodle enjoys a sugary, caffeinated beverage, because she obviously needs the energy.


The Games

The games did end up being uneven, as the dudes had one more player than the gals. However, the fact that all of the girls regularly play Halo 2 (some of them competitively, even) made up for that fact, since Jeff had literally never played Halo 2 before that day (it’s as if he were living under a rock... or in Canadialand) and Matt pretty much never plays, either.

We kept an unofficial scoreboard of the event which tells the tale both in numbers and with explicit language which I had to expertly obscure from your vision. What ended up happening was the girls absolutely destroyed us in pretty much every slayer gametype. The first four games were atrocious, they slaughtered us. I wanted to rip the Xbox out of the wall and say that I had internet problems but it was a LAN and they’d probably see me hastily leaving with my 360 trailing wires behind me.

Uh... a glitch put a swear in my name. And the name of Jeff when I made his profile.

The slayer games were a few standard weapons games, a couple shotties games and a SWAT game. The standard weaps games were terrible, though with each game we improved our score a bit. The shotties games were equally bad for me, but e did pretty well with them. The SWAT game to 250, the final game of the night, was just salt in the wound. I did alright, with what would normally be an awesome score, but the girls had two players finish ahead of me, one of them was TheDonWan with about 150% of my score in what was the most beastly performance of the night. Even if we had won all of the games before that, I still would have walked away from the LAN ashamed because of the drubbing we received in that game.

TheDonWan caught in the act of lewd scoreboardery.

It wasn’t all bad, though, there were two slayer games which we took from the girls. One was a rockets game on Colossus, whatevs to that, but the other was Base Jumping, which is slayer with bonus points, primary weapon random, secondary BR, on Coagulation with light vehicles on. They argued that it didn’t count because Kari was idle for half the game, but Jeff went 0 – 24 so I think he more than balanced it. The final kills were awesome, e landing headshots with the sniper on two people in a row, each kill counting for three points (headshot, snipe and kill).

The tide turned as soon as we switched to objective gametypes, however. I don’t think it was due to the numbers, because really Jeff just ran at them shooting wildly and most of his kills were assassinations or grenades. I did actually see him four-shot TheDonWan as I was waiting to respawn, though. He’s got potential. We dominated the objective games with the same veracity with which they dominated the slayer games. It usually worked out so that I mostly worried about protecting or securing the objective, whatever it may have been, wit ma mad skeelz. Which is actually just an excuse for playing every game like it’s slayer. Whatever it was, it worked out, because we never lost an objective gametype.

The menfolk relax after another victorious objective game.

It was good times that night and everybody seemed to have a blast in the games. The games were fun and the people were all cool. I’m pretty sure that the lady collecting data got a lot of good material, especially her recordings of the girls’ team calling us explicit names and threatening us with violence to sensitive areas.



The final scoreboard says that the girls won six games to our five, which I guess makes official the theory that girls rule and boys drool. What it also indicates, however, is that the girls were only proficient in the slayer gametypes, winning zero objective gametypes all night. One can only conclude, as derived from this data using science, that women are simply mindless killing machines hell-bent on spilling the blood of their enemies, while men are thoughtful, calculating thinkers who care to concoct strategy and put thought into their actions. It’s science.


Top 10: Online Multiplayer Console Games 

Posted by urk at 11/3/2010 9:21 AM PDT

ScrewAttack shows us some love.

If you're not familiar with what ScrewAttack does, it's about time you got acclimated. And what better way to introduce yourself than with a video where they sing our praises? Bam!

Cover your ears if you aren't into naughty language. Thanks to HBO for pointing us in the right direction.

Tags: Halo 2 (Xbox)


Backwards From Dawn, Part 1 

Posted by urk at 4/20/2010 9:17 AM PDT

I Hardly Knew Thee...

Forward Unto Dawn is taking a look back at Halo 2 with a fresh perspective. Get your own eyes on at the jump below. Thanks to HBO for the heads up (and the bandwidth).

I Hardly Knew Thee...

Tags: Halo 2 (Xbox)


One Final Effort 

Posted by urk at 4/16/2010 1:51 PM PDT

There are those who said this day would never come...

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Tags: Halo 2 (Xbox)



Posted by urk at 4/15/2010 10:10 AM PDT

Halo 2 is still going strong!

Looks like the Xbox LIVE team has yet to flip the switch. Halo 2 is still online and operational. If you're looking to get some last minute games in, now's the time - there's no telling when it's going down!

Tags: Halo 2 (Xbox)


Walshy's 2nd - Halo 2 Montage 

Posted by urk at 4/15/2010 9:19 AM PDT

Goodbye to you.


"This is the amazing Walshy's second montage on youtube. No description needed, but I'll give one anyway. Walshy is an amazing Halo 2 player, and is on one of the best teams, Final Boss, with players like him, Ogre 1, Ogre 2, and Strongside. This montage is a very honest montage with great editing and gameplay. Many snipes, sticks, multikills, and no scopes etc. I hope you enjoy it and leave a comment for me to read!?"

YouTube - Walshy - 2nd Halo 2 Montage

Tags: Halo 2 (Xbox)



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