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Saturday, July 31, 2010

StarCraft 2 & Blue Shift

Hey guys it's Mike!

I want to start off by quickly mentioning the Half-Life: Blue Shift walkthroughs. About 2 hours ago I finished the game and, of course, filmed it all. About an hour after that I completed all the editing and part 1 out of 2 of level 3 is saving right now. I think level 3 is the longest level with part 1 being 13 minutes while part 2 is 14. Hooray for the new YouTube increase in video lengths! So Blue Shift is technically done. The next game I plan on doing a walkthrough on is Half-Life 2 but that may change really quickly. Read the next paragraph for more information.

I plan on buying StarCraft 2 soon. I've been bugging my mom to give me a ride to EB Games today but she's busy so I'm not sure if I'll be getting it today. However, I do plan on getting it within a couple days (hopefully by Monday at the latest). When I do get it I plan on starting a single player walkthrough right away. The only thing I'm worried about is the system requirements. The minimum requirements I barely meet and my video card isn't even close to meeting it. I just hope that I'll be able to run everything smoothly with Fraps on while everything stays at Low quality.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

StarCraft 2 & New Walkthrough

Hey guys it's Mike!

Tomorrow is the day you can expect Vigil Gaming to start uploading StarCraft 2 gameplay from the retail game as it just came out today, July 27. Dyzix already has it and is enjoying it while making some videos and Black will be getting it tomorrow and post some single player for you guys!

Also, the Opposing Force walkthrough is complete and it only took me 6 days to finish it all so that was nice. For the multiplayer I plan on doing the exact same thing as Half-Life: post 2 gameplays then put the game under Inactive until a fair amount of people request more. The next game I will be doing a walkthrough for is the final Half-Life expansion, Blue Shift, which only contains 6 levels so I plan to complete it within a few days. It does not have a multiplayer component so, obviously, I can't post any gameplays of it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Game?

Hey guys it's Mike!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I've had a bit of a craving to play some Team Fortress 2 so I'm installing it right now! I'll be posting videos on it sometime in the near future. But there's a bit of a problem. In TF2 I almost never play any other class other than Sniper and any map other than 2fort...but I'll try some new stuff for you guys. Leave me some suggestions for maps I should check out!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Join Chat!

Hey guys it's Mike!

Our Steam group has grown by like 15 people since the videos and that's great! We had a bit of fun today with some of you in the new L4D2 Mutation.

I just want to let you guys know that there is almost always someone in the chat room from Vigil Gaming so if you want to hang out and maybe set up some games get in there and lets discuss things!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Mutation Friday + Update

Hey guys it's Mike!

It's Friday! That means a new Mutation comes out for Left 4 Dead 2 in about 4 hours called "Healthpackalypse". It's a Versus mode Mutation that takes out any and all health packs. This will be very fun to play as Infected while being a Survivor will require lots of teamwork and conservative playing. Our gameplay video for this Mutation will include both Infected & Survivor points of view. And we'll probably be playing on Dead Center.

Right now I'm sitting in Vent with Black, eating cereal and watching a new Shaytards vlog while a 2 part Opposing Force walkthrough saves for level 4. Once both parts are saved I'll begin uploading them while I save level 5 which is like a minute and a half. Once THAT's done I have level 6 to save which is about 8 minutes but I don't know if level 5 or 6 will be posted today.

I am also working on a new Counter-Strike Source gameplay for you guys. It's me using an M3 on cs_office. This was requested a while back so I thought I'd get it done. I think I have a decent amount of footage and will start Frapsing it eventually.

Finally, tonight I will try to get a new Alien Swarm video out. All the videos I have left have a lot of slow motion and stuff so the demo's will be all screwed up. I'll probably just go play some Hard mode with Fraps on and record while I play. I'll try to get a Hard mode Cargo Elevator out to you guys since that's a fun map. And speaking of Alien Swarm, I got my first Promotion yesterday and am currently level like 10. Promoting is so not worth is since you get nothing for it, not even an achievement so I don't think I'll be doing any more Promoting (which is like Prestiging). And also, I've started playing on Insane mode and it's really fun. Not as hard as I expected but definitely challenging. I demoed an Insane mode Landing Bay so you have that coming your way as well!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hey guys it's Mike!

I forgot to mention this on Monday but I'm glad to announce that Vigil Gaming was the first channel on YouTube to upload a multiplayer gameplay video of Alien Swarm about 20 minutes before others did. We were also the first channel to give it to you in HD.
And before all of you PMS on me and say: "There's been a gameplay video up for so long!" you're technically right. But that isn't multiplayer, and it's 1:20 of like a montage gameplay video.
So in that respect, congratulations to Vigil Gaming for yet another YouTube first.

Also I'd like to quickly talk about the walkthroughs. Bad Company 2 will be finished tomorrow with only one video to upload first thing when I wake up. After that I think I'm going to start the Opposing Force walkthroughs starting with Training Room (Boot Camp). I've also decided that I don't really want to do a Modern Warfare walkthrough, at least not at the moment, so after OpFor and Blue Shift I'll probably dive straight in to Half-Life 2 which I calculated out to be 26 levels with the 2 episodes included. So hopefully I'll be able to upload more than one level a day....

One last thing is that I plan to release at least one Alien Swarm gameplay each day so you guys have that coming your way as well.

Monday, July 19, 2010

400 Subs + Update

Hey guys it's Mike!

Today, July 19, 2010 Vigil Gaming hit 400 subscribers! This is just over 2 months after the channel was started and 18 days since we had 300 subscribers. Thank you to all of our subscribers and we hope to keep growing and putting out content for you all.

Right now I'm downloading Alien Swarm which was released for free on Steam today. I'm not a big fan of 3rd person shooters but it was made by Valve so it's definitely worth checking out. Sw1tch said he'd also get it with me so if he gets online we'll play together, otherwise I'm on my own. Now, seeing as this is a brand new game and there's people looking for gameplay Vigil Gaming will probably post some for you guys and anyone else looking for it. Whether or not we'll continue posting Alien Swarm videos depends on if the game is good or not.

Also, the level 10 walkthrough for Bad Company 2 will be up sometime today. It's a 3 part video. We're almost done with the game so we can move on from it.

Finally, I have the first Half-Life multiplayer video ready to be saved and uploaded and I'll hopefully do that sometime today or tomorrow. Then I'll be getting one more multiplayer video then putting Half-Life on the Inactive Games list for the time being until a fair amount of people request more videos.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's After Half-Life?

Hey guys it's Mike!

If you've been on YouTube today you've noticed that I've completed the Half-Life single player walkthrough. At the moment I plan to put out 2 multiplayer gameplays with commentary then stop posting HL videos unless a fair majority of people want more.

Tomorrow I jump right back in to walkthroughs with Bad Company 2 where I'll be uploading at least level 5, Crack The Sky which is 2 parts. Once I finish the BC2 walkthrough I may try and use WeGame to record some multiplayer footage of what BC2 REALLY is for people who just buy it, not that pro crap you see splattered on YouTube.

After BC2 I want to do a whole bunch of things at once but I can't. At the moment I think I'm going to do an Opposing Force walkthrough and then a Blue Shift walkthrough for Half-Life and post 2 multiplayers gameplays if they have any. After that I may do a walkthrough for COD4 followed by Modern Warfare 2. Then finally, I'll start the Half-Life 2 walkthroughs, which will include Episode 1 & 2, then post some multiplayer footage. That's my current plan, but it may change.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Moar CSS Pl0x!

Hey guys it's Mike!

Quite a few of you are a little impatient and need your dosage of CSS videos. Well I got good news for you. Dyzix will be doing a CSS video as promised for the poll winner. In addition to that, I have 2 CSS videos I just need to commentate. They're not actual gameplays like me playing de_nuke with an AK or something. They're just 2 CSS videos of things people have been asking us to do for a while.

The first video I have is of Hide & Seek gameplay. My commentary is going to need to be quite interesting to make up for the lack of it in this video. Hide & Seek is not fun at all and it's very boring. But you guys wanted it so we got it for you. That video is 6 minutes.
The second video is of BHop servers on the map bhop_eazy. This video is almost 6 minutes but it's just me playing the BHop map since you guys wanted us to do this.

We'll try to get some more legit gameplays out to you guys. Also, we're looking in to give you guys, the requesters, gameplay of Deathrun and Zombie Run. I don't know if those are the right names of the mods but they sound right so I'm sticking to it.

Alright? There. CSS videos. Now quit cryin'!

Friday, July 9, 2010

MW2 Request Setup Extravaganza

Hey guys it's Mike!

I've been playing MW2 a lot more lately and have managed to plow through some of your guys' request setups. At the moment I've done 4 requests and still have 6 more to go (including the new one I'm working on now).

I don't know when I'll be posting them but perhaps I'll post one tomorrow. So keep your requests coming!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tactical Nuke, Anyone?

Hey guys it's Mike!

So I'm pretty happy right now. I just played MW2 for the first time in about 2 weeks and decided to play some Demolition and I was tearing it up. I don't know if it was me or the people I played against sucked but holy I was doing pretty good. I managed to record one game on Subbase that I'll post sometime. I didn't record any other full games because I was trying to do a request and I sucked with it so I'd switch to my ACR and kill everything.

So I was playing Scrapyard, right? And I got a Harrier, right? So I hit record, right? Long story short I got a Nuke. Vigil Gaming's first Tactical Nuke. I will be uploading this Nuke tomorrow after I film something for my local news show. It's not the full game but no where in the rules of VG's first Nuke did it say we have a full game. According to the bet, it was just "whoever got Vigil Gaming's first Nuke gets 30 e-cookies and 15 e-cookies for every second of win" and well...I guess that's me.

Where's your Nuke, Sw1tch?

Channel Modification & CONTEST

Hey guys it's Mike!

So I'll start off with some quick, uninteresting news. I've been looking at our channel page and editing it accordingly. I fixed up our description box where it says what we do. Also in there I changed what games we feature, definite future games, possible future games and also added a new Inactive Games part where I moved 3 games (Portal, CSS Beta, SC2 Beta). This new up to date gives everyone a clear understanding the direction Vigil Gaming is planning on going as well as lets you guys know what we no longer post videos for. Finally, I did some minor touch ups to make the box a little neater.

Now the contest. I'm not going to go in to much detail now but I will say that it will be a contest for when we hit 500 subscribers. As of this posting we stand at 322 so we need 178 more. Tell your friends and help us hit 500! The contest will call on your artistic talents. Make sure to stay posted to this blog as we near 500 subs for more information.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

HL & BC2 Walkthroughs Coming!

Hey guys it's Mike!

Today I played some Half-Life and Bad Company 2 and filmed the next levels' walkthroughs. In Half-Life I played level 8, On A Rail, and am currently uploading and saving the videos. These are 3 parts. At the moment, Part 1 is uploading with 11 minutes left and Part 2 is saving with 70% left to go.

After the Half-Life walkthroughs I'll be posting the Bad Company 2 walkthroughs for level 4, Upriver. These are also 3 parts.

Finally, after all that I'll be posting a new 10 second Fail of the Day from Half-Life when I was trying to do the walkthrough and died and it was pretty funny the way I reacted to it.

I'm planning on playing these games a bit more often to finish them both off relatively quickly. I'm considering just playing through one game at a time starting with Half-Life since I'm now on level 9 out of 18 while in BC2 I'm on level 5 out of 13 and the Half-Life levels are easier and faster for the most part.

Summer Fun and Poll Talk

Hey guys, as many of you may know, it's summer holidays for us here in Vigil Gaming as we are still all in Highschool and we are loving it up!

I just wanted to let you know that I R Black and I (Dyzix) are friends in RL and we're going to be going on a summer trip to beaches and all that fun stuff. So, we're just letting you guys know because you will most likely have to see videos from Mike and Switch for a few days.

I might try and put out either the first part of CoD: WaW walk through or Bioshock 2 harvesting walk through but it all depends if I have the time to publish the movies and get the uploading going as it will be a packed couple of days.

Also, seeing the results of the poll, I will not neglect them and you guys can expect a Counter Strike Source video specficaly for the poll, but keep voting because you never know what could win. I have a few ideas in mind for some CSS vids as well as other game types so stay tuned for that.

As well, I'll go into this more in further detail later on, but I'm going to be starting a new series were every weekish (I say weekish because depend on the week & the poll it may be longer or shorter than a week) I will post a poll on this blog allowing you guys to choose what you want to see. Once the poll finishes and a winner is chosen, I will make that video. This will allow you guys to get the videos you want to see on a consistent base by voting for what you want. Anyway, I'll go in more detail later.

Thanks for reading,

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Mutation Videos Up!

Hey guys Mike here!

I'd just like to quickly mention our 2 Versus Survival videos are now uploaded and waiting for you to view them! Once again we are the first channel to bring you gameplay footage from the new Mutation so we hope you guys appreciate it.

Don't forget to comment, rate, subscribe and tell your friends about us! Thanks! <3

Just Waiting...

Hey guys it's Mike from Vigil Gaming.

Black and I are sitting in Ventrilo waiting for the new Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation to go live. Dyzix is currently away so we're hoping he returns before the Mutation is up because the more people we have the better and more organized the strat is as well as the video comes out better. Sw1tchy is also away filming for his montage but his brother is on Steam so I'm sure there will be at least 3 of us present in the video.

As mentioned before, the Mutation is Versus Survival. It will probably go live within the next hour and a video will be coming your way somewhere around 5-7pm EST.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Whats up its Sw1tch.

Hey Guys its Sw1tch or Sw1tchy, or whatever you want to call me, Sw1tchEazy also works. Anyways, for your information i am currently working on a montage for a game. lol and i already have about 45 seconds of footage from the clips i've gathered and still currently recording and getting more. I'm trying to make it around 3-5 minutes long. Not too long but not too short, thats what she said. lol anyways thats all i had to say. REMEMBER to post request-a-setup's in my call of duty videos so you guys can see me play with your favorite guns and perks and what not.
Stay Tuned and Keep Gaming