Remember soldiers, you get more points for more creative kills.
- Soldier 1
That's right, it's called skillshots. If you kill anyone really cool, you get more points for more upgrades.
- Soldier 1
Maybe you could just give us those upgrades now. You know, so we can do our job?
No. The system works.
Article Overheard on Xbox: Issue #6June 29, 2010
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious on Xbox Live? Send your submissions to overheardonxbox at gmail.
I was in Halo Reach and doing well when a younger kid started shouting at me "Stop it you poopy-head!" I replied for the first time on mic in a hurt voice "Do you really think that of me?" I think he was stunned because he muttered an apology and left the game shortly after.-Lynn
A guy on our team playing MW2 was unleashing a fury of swears across the mic, due to his constantly getting spawn killed. He yells "GOD DAMN IT." To which another member of our team says "God doesn't need a dam, he can walk on water."-Alex
We were searching for a MLG Halo game for a few minutes and when we finally got matched up, one of our teammates (not a random guy) said "My horses cut loose. I got to go!". We were really annoyed, thinking that was just some stupid excuse for something. 20 Minutes later he came back and his story really was true: His f*cking horses ran away.-Shady IIV
Once, when playing Halo 3,Â one of theÂ guys on my team had his mic open while his girlfriend broke up with him. He didn't stop playing.Â -ThomasÂ
Article Origin Story: PaperboyJuly 26, 2010
Atari headquarters, 1983. A group of bored game designers sit around a table.
All right, guys, I know it's been a slow day, but let's finish on a high note, okay? We just need to come up with something that kids will find fun. We were all kids once. What did you guys think was fun when you were kids? How about you, Jonathan?
Hmm I had a paper route for a while. That was pretty good.
Okay, good. What sort of stuff did you do?
Let's see I delivered papers. That was important.
Sure. What else?
Well, I delivered the papers while riding a bike.
Okay! Bike riding! Now we're getting somewhere!
I don't know. The whole biking around thing wasn't really that fun. I remember having to spend a lot mental energy just avoiding obstacles. Lots of fire hydrants and lawnmowers and bees. Also a lot of breakdancers for some reason.
Hmm. Maybe we should focus on the act of delivering the papers. You had to throw the papers at the houses, right?
And throwing stuff's pretty fun, right?
Article Crisis in Donkey Kong CountryJuly 12, 2010
Donkey Kong breaks open a barrel containing Diddy Kong. Diddy falls out, dazed.
Diddy! Are you all right?
(rubbing his head) Jeez what happened?
King K. Rool has stolen all of our bananas! The entire hoard's gone!
No! God, no
I know. So we've got to get them back. Luckily he left a trail of perpetually spinning bananas that lead to his hideout.
All right, let's hey, wait. Perpetually spinning bananas?
They both look at a nearby line of three bananas, each one spinning in the air.
Oh, also, all the spinning bananas hover.
Jesus And there's a trail of these? All the way to his hideout? The one in that boat that's miles away?
Yeah. A trail of thousands of hovering, spinning bananas. So?
Article 5 Awkward Moments From E3 2010June 17, 2010
1. Konami's WTF Press Conference
I've got to give them credit, it takes a lot of guts to give a press conference in anything but your native language. Still, that doesn't make it any easier to watch. Konami Producer Tak Fuji stumbles through an extremely hard to understand intro, only to pass it off to Thomas Nagano and Naoki Maeda for an awkward slam dunk. Worst. Alley-oop. Ever.
2. Controller Issues During Miyamoto's Zelda Demo
I get it, an entire room full of active mobile devices probably isn't the best thing for a wireless gaming demonstration. And in Nintendo's defense, the Wii was mostly responsive during the first half of their "Skyward Sword" demo. But the second half, particularly any moment involving Link's bow and arrow, was tough to sit through. There are few things stranger than watching someone pitch their "revolutionary" product, only to have it fail in front of a huge live audience.