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RvB launches achievement website, achievables unlocked!

Our Red vs. Blue pals over at just launched a new section of their website dedicated to those who suffer from borderline achievement unlocking OCD. Achievement Hunter is the site's name and achievement news, lists, discussion and unlocking strategy is the site's game. Check out the website itself and the announcement PSA "Small Rewards" (embedded above) featuring familiar faces from the RvB gang including Caboose. He unlocks his own "achievables" ... we can't explain, you'll just have to watch. BLEEP-BLOOP! BLEEP-BLOOP! BLEEP-BLOOP!

Video: Red vs Blue vs the Internet

In lieu of Episode 5 of Red vs Blue Reconstruction -- it's coming next week -- Rooster Teeth has instead posted a new public service announcement video. The subject: thing's never heard on an internet forum. Having been around for over two years now, we can tell you that we've seen plenty of strange, wonderful, bizarre and downright awful things written in our comment threads. We can also safely say that we're fairly certain that RvB is right on the money with this video. We've never seen comments like these before. Give it a look if you're an avid internet user (we get the feeling you probably are).

Video: RvB Reconstruction episode 4

Try as we might, we can't seem to keep it in our heads that there's a new Red vs Blue: Reconstruction episode every Monday. So, again, we bring you a belated episode. In case you happen to be counting, this would be episode 4. This episode continues agent Washington's search for members of the old Blue team. Once again, expect another old-school RvB character to make his debut performance. Enjoy (warning: the video is technically NSFW thanks to some salty language).

How do you think the new series is measuring up so far?

Study finds that Red beats Blue in online games

According to a study recently published in the journal Cyberpsychology & Behavior, the eternal battle of Red vs Blue just got a little more interesting. According to the study, which analyzed matches of Unreal Tournament 2004, the red team is more likely to win than the blue team in online games. In fact, the red team won 55% of the time in the 1347 matches that were studied. We'd like to think it's because the Red team has Sarge leading them to victory, but according to Mihai Moldovan, a neuroscientist who worked on the study, the real reason is "most likely that the color red may act as a psychological distractor for men, possibly because men flush and turn red when they're angry."

When reached for comment, Epic VP Mark Rein stated that red and blue are an entrenched part of the Unreal Tournament series saying, "We don't anticipate any immediate changes to team colors."

[Thanks, Bowie. Via 7th Columnist]

Oh hey, two more Reconstruction episodes are up

It's been a while since there was a regular Red vs Blue episode to look forward to, so we hope you'll forgive us for missing not one, but two of the latest episodes in the new series, Reconstruction. For those who haven't seen the new episodes, we can now safely tell you that Reconstruction is, in fact, a comedy. The first episode had us wondering, but the second and third confirm that RvB is sticking with what it does best. All we know so far is that Agent Washington is searching for someone. For the sake of not spoiling anything, we'll leave it at that. Find episode two above and episode three after the break.

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Red vs Blue: Reconstruction episode one is go

Having teased the new series early last month, Rooster Teeth has finally launched the new offshoot of Red vs Blue, Reconstruction. The first episode, entitled "Reconstructed," is now available, with future episodes planned every Monday. The first episode eschews the traditional humor found in the Red vs Blue series in favor of some rather extensive exposition. From the looks of things though, we're expecting a return to form in episode two. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice that the video takes a dip into the Halo 2 engine near the end of the episode, and several characters from original series are mentioned as well. Whatever happens, you can bet we'll be keeping an eye out for episode two next week.

[Via Joystiq]

Rooster Teeth announces new series

Internet phenomenon Rooster Teeth, creators of the hit series Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, have announced a new series titled Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction. The only information available on the new series is the release of a teaser trailer that appears to change the focus of the RT group from comedy to suspense. However, when the nature of the Halo 3-set series was questioned in the teaser's comments Rooster Teeth front-man Burnie Burns told fans, "Don't let appearances fool you."

The teaser follows two recovery agents at Outpost 17-B "Valhalla" as they sweep a barricaded base after a suspected incident. A voice-over reads a letter from the director of Project Freelancer in respect to a request made from the chairman of the Oversight Sub-committee for an investigation into the Outpost's deserted status. We don't want to ruin the entire trailer but let's just say that Reconstruction has definitely piqued our interest.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Achievements, a double-edged sword

You might remember our old pal David Dreger (aka Knuckles Dawson) from such articles as Achievements 101 and as the newest blogger for Rooster Teeth Productions. Well, it seems that talking Points on X3F wasn't enough for KD as a recent interview he conducted with Turok game designer Paul Parsons has just hit the internets.

In the interview Knuckles and Parsons tear down the curtain and reveal the mysteries and drama of Achievement points. According to Parsons, Microsoft issues a guideline of best practices to developers when creating an Xbox 360 title. Included is an Achievement guide that is used to help developers make the most of Microsoft's mandatory stat system.

Parsons also discusses how some achievements had to be removed because they broke the pace of the game during testing, including multiplayer points that balance the modes, the four types of gamers according to the guideline (Killers, Socializers, Explorers and Achievers) and much more. As an added bonus, Rooster Teeth is holding a dino-themed contest for some Turok swag. We suggest you check it out.

[Thanks, Knuckles]

Red vs Blue introduces Heroic Map Pack

Red vs Blue debuted their latest machinima masterpiece during last night's Spike VGAs and it had one purpose. To make you shell out your Microsoft points and purchase the Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack. The 300+MB video can be downloaded off the Xbox Live Marketplace under the New Releases section of Game Videos labeled as "Red vs. Blue: D.I.Y." Follow Eyeball 3000 for a tour of the new maps, laugh at the traffic cones being launched at Griff and be amazed at Standoff's manual light enhancer. Give it a watch and tell us what you think of the new maps.

Brand new RvB mini-series headed to XBLM

Well, well, it looks like our Rooster Teeth friends haven't completely thrown in the Halo 2 machinama towel yet as they just announced plans to release a new mini-series onto the Xbox Live Marketplace.

In their latest blogging update, Burnie mentions that in the weeks to come, a new RvB mini-series entitled "Red vs Blue: Recovery One" will be releasing to the internets and onto the XBLM. "Recovery One" will mirror that of their "Out of Mind" project, but with new characters and it is going to officially be their final Halo 2 project (fighting ... back ... sadness and tears.) Burnie promises more information on "Recovery One" in a few days, but until then you should make the jump and check out their latest video that they made for the 2007 European Machinima Festival. We can only describe it as ... worldly.

[Thanks, Skandil]

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