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Chatty Twitch Highlights 35: Quake Live and more

This week's Twitch roundup captures the weekly Battlefield Bad Company 2 Shackbattle, orangepylon's descent into madness with Left 4 Dead 2, and dael trying out Quake Live!


With the Destiny hype starting to cool down a tad, our Shacknews Chatty posters on Twitch are starting to migrate back to their regular slate of games. For this week, we have the latest Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Shackbattle from hemtroll to start things off. Meanwhile, orangepylon loses his mind in some sort of trippy Left 4 Dead 2 mod. And we wrap things up with a look back into the heritage of Shacknews by celebrating Quake Live with dael.

Here's a compilation of some of the best Shacknews Twitch highlights for the week of September 20, 2014.

Warning: Some clips may contain NSFW language.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Once a week, a large group of Chatty posters get together for a megaton Shackbattle. In recent weeks, the game of choice has been Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and poster hemtroll has been kind enough to catch everyone's drunken shenanigans. Catch the full battle below.

Watch live video from Hemtroll on Twitch

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 has no shortage of mods, as we previously saw with one of orangepylon's highlights. This week, things get a little trippier as he gets stuck in some strange dream sequence, along with Maddog_Delphi97, RomSteady, and dognose. It's weird, strange, and totally...bereft of action.

Watch live video from OrangePylon on Twitch

Quake Live

Today, we celebrate the Shacknews heritage as a Quake fansite by checking out the latest generation of Quake shooters. Quake Live is still kicking fairly prominently, thanks to its recent migration to Steam. So let's see how dael fares in his playthrough and whether he can entice his fellow Chatty posters to give this game another go.

Watch live video from DonkTV on Twitch

For more highlights and live streams, check out the full list of Shacknews Twitch channels.

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    September 20, 2014 12:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Chatty Twitch Highlights 35: Quake Live and more.

    This week's Twitch roundup captures the weekly Battlefield Bad Company 2 Shackbattle, orangepylon's descent into madness with Left 4 Dead 2, and dael trying out Quake Live!

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      September 20, 2014 12:55 PM

      While I appreciate your effort, as always, I am personally offended that you did not include what was arguably the best Shacknews trucking convoy of the year.

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      September 20, 2014 2:54 PM

      My highlight comes from a stream where our little gang played through the custom campaigns 2019 and 2019 II. 2019 is a legitimately good, beautiful campaign, very well constructed. That clip is from 2019 II, which was released as an April Fools' joke, and it is absolute bullshit. I still haven't completely forgiven them for making me play through that one.

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        September 20, 2014 5:19 PM

        The video isn't half as fun without your commentary. It was great!

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          September 20, 2014 6:04 PM

          Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! That campaign is 90% cutscenes with amateur voice acting, and 10% slow-motion walking. Occasionally you get to shoot a zombie or two. It's definitely one of those things where the only entertainment you get out of it is peoples' reaction to the awfulness, like Manos: The Hand of Fate or goatse.cx

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      September 22, 2014 6:24 AM

      tried to play tdm quake live but it seemed like every server I joined you got to start out with an extra weapon.