Apr201310

Odd Gaming Tributes: The Elevator1

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After more than 160 years since its invention, the elevator remains arguably one of the most socially-awkward environments today.  Everyone stares straight ahead, talking is strictly forbidden, and everyone is hoping in the back of their mind that the lift doesn’t get stuck.  Or that Hannibal Lecter isn’t hiding on top of it.  Gaming has incorporated the awkward, but useful invention since the 1980’s in some very memorable games, such as TMNT: Turtles in Time, and the very first Mass Effect.  So how the heck does an elevator garner its own tribute on SQ?  Well, we labeled it as an “odd” gaming tribute, so we think that justifies the love, however through our nearly twenty some odd years of gaming experience, we’ve come to notice a few awesome trends that all revolve around the epic experience that is the virtual elevator; click that attractive link below for full, scientific results.

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Mar201330

Best Leeroy Jenkins Pics0

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Leeroy Jenkins holds a special place in all of our hearts, whether you’re a gamer or not.  Since his hilarious introduction almost 8 years ago in 2005, Leeroy has found himself mentioned on Jeopardy, on just about every news station, and still rocks Internet search requests today.  Just recently here on SQ we featured an editorial on the stellar military reality show, “Inside Combat Rescue“, in which Leeroy Jenkins makes regular appearances.  So with that being said, we thought it would be a perfect time to showcase some of the best photochops and memes from some of Leeroy’s biggest fans.  Hit the link below for the best Leeroy Jenkins pictures!

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Inside Combat Rescue with Leeroy Jenkins
Mar201329

Raise your hand if you think the United States Air Force has a special forces branch?  If your hand is in the air, you are correct: the USAF does man a wing (no pun intended) in Special Operations Command, and their most notable asset is the Parajumpers, or “PJ’s”.  As a former Marine and Afghan vet, I will be the first to stand up and vouch for the PJ’s (these guys aren’t your average Airman); they’re absolutely legit.  Until now, the Air Force hasn’t allowed a peek into the PJ’s training or life on deployment, which is where National Geographic TV comes into play with their latest smash hit, “Inside Combat Rescue”.  So what in the world does Leeroy Jenkins have to do with any of this?  If you haven’t seen an episode, then you’ll have no idea; heck, if you’ve only seen one episode you may not have caught it either.  Hit the link below for the answer, and also my slightly qualified thoughts on the importance of humor in the (combat) workplace.

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