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Announcing the launch of Tied the Leader Studios. During the Halo 3 Beta, it came to our attention that there was legitimate multimedia muscle in our community. As we slayed and played on the first 3 Multiplayer maps of Halo 3, a Gunglinger named TTL Hoovaloov emerged as a machinima auteur.

You may remember him as the architect behind L Askan’s Beta Carotage [WMV and MOV]. Or you may not. The point of the matter is that machinima is so effortless at the controls of Halo 3, that gamers who never hassled themselves with puppeteering and editing will be lured into the scene.

Please welcome TTL to the Table. As an amusing meditation, we offer you LagtaculaR. Rather than a rant against the inevitability of network congestion, this is a whimsical look at how the rules of our virtual world are bent when the machine breaks down.

Hoovaloov can frame up his creative process better than I. Here are some Director’s Notes from the man himself:

I made this video as a fun way to look at something all gamers experience – lag. Last week, I was playing a game of Halo 3 online when all of a sudden, I was spasmodically warping around the map and people were randomly dying. It was so funny at the time that I had to watch the Saved Film to see how it thought the game played out. I started messing around with neat camera angles and panning shots, and pretty soon I had decided I was just going to make a video about it. It was a completely unexpected idea, but I wanted to showcase the game because it told a story so naturally. Soon the ideas were flowing, and I had it all edited within three days of playing that game. It was fun to see how lag can make even the most strategic game of Team Slayer devolve into utter chaos. I hope you all enjoy it!

For those of you who crave a higher quality than the immediate gratification of YouTube, we offer versions of LagtaculaR in both WMV and MOV formats.

Cheers, Hoovaloov! Give the man his props, Constant Reader.

Posted by XerxdeeJ

Moviegoers 18

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    Sunburned Goose wrote...

    Amazing, I really enjoyed that. Not the lag, the movie of course!

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    TTL Nodak wrote...

    Hoov man that was awesome!! Yeah. I put 2 exclamation points. You deserve them both!! I did it again. That was cool enough to deserve a double double.

    Nice work man. Seriously.

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    TTL L askan wrote...

    The man has a gift.

    Bravo Hoov.

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    TTL Gunslinger aka Gunny wrote...

    Excellent Hoov! What an talented guy you are!

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    Locke wrote...

    Outstanding. 2 Thumbs up, fine holiday fun.

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    Quantifier wrote...

    beautiful cinematography – though the plot advancement was minimal ;-)

    Great job turning lemons into lemonade!

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    TTL zeuz patter wrote...

    Bravisimo! Award winning momento, legendary photography, Wow. Youre really good Hoov, really really good.

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    Hoovaloov wrote...

    Awww shucks. :D

    Thanks guys! I’m really glad everyone is liking this so much!

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    narfridden wrote...

    who did the music for it?

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    SUcked wrote...

    wtf was that? horrible song, vid sucked. Try again next year.

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    TTL Pheonix Sam wrote...

    The first little bit had me laughing pretty good. It’s a lot funnier to watch than be part of.

    I liked the song, too—it seemed to capture the confusion.

    What was up with the ghosts, though? Were people trying to pilot them, or what?

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    XerxdeeJ wrote...

    SUcked said: “wtf was that? horrible song, vid sucked.”

    You see, Hoov! I told you that we should have rolled with a no-scope montage set to death metal. But, does anyone listen to DeeJ? Nooooooooooooooooooo…

  13. #LINK D1029 T2302
    Hoovaloov wrote...

    Well, DeeJ, I was all for it, but you could only find one no-scope in your Saved Films, and it was on a guy that was in black screen. :D

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    SUcked wrote...

    i was jking, it kicked a$$!

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    Bunny wrote...

    It was amazing and I pity the fool who hasn’t seen it!

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    VoltRabbit wrote...

    Ha, just finally got around to watching the vid. Not my taste in music but a lovely song regardless. Great camera skills.

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    SameBIG CHIEF wrote...

    Dude watching you chase the guy around while beating him down was hilarious

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    Cleanbeats wrote...

    great vid Hoov!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard at the beginning. hilarious!!!

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