Hightower I make videos and stuff

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    • Stuck.

      5 months ago

      Hightower

      Been home alone for nearly two weeks now, while I do love the peace and quiet the problem is I end up stuck inside my head for too long which causes me to remind myself of the currently failing to launch nature of my life so I'm gonna try and put those thoughts in to this post cause I feel like sharing might help me. 


      I kinda tried to stop posting all this "woe-is-me" bullshit cause I feel like people don't wanna hear this stuff and I'm sure that I still have it better than most but still, I feel like I'm stuck. I've been out of University for over two years now, with a 2:1 in Media Production and yet I feel like I have zero prospects or anything to really look forward too anytime soon. I've watched friends move forwards, find jobs and success and I can barely show my happiness or support for them because I'm so lost in my own lack of vision that I just try to avoid commenting entirely out of fear of saying something shitty.


      The worst part is I'm convinced it's nothing to do with the current state of affairs and more just something about me that makes me completely un-hireable. Add on top of this how my epilepsy is an on-going struggle that still means I can't begin to learn to drive, or really entertain the idea of just moving out and I just don't know what I can do right now to feel like I'm making any sort of step forward.


      Then the constant state of self-loathing kicks in. Over the past year I've started to feel like I'm losing touch with most of my friends which is in large part due to me. I decided to cut drinking in because it was causing issues with my epilespy, so I've just felt like a kind-of kill joy around friends who were drinking. Add on to this my constant internal thoughts that I'm just not a likeable person and I've found conventions a lot more difficult recently. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed them, London MCM, RTX Austin/London and RTUK were all the highlights of the year for me. Just starting to feel like I don't belong anymore.


      With Let's Play Community channel still on hiatus and I've struggled with a complete and utter lack of motivation. I still want to push myself to make videos, I keep trying to talk myself in to trying to stream a little more often. But when I sit down to try and plan something I just lose interest. I've managed to sometimes put together video reviews for a personal channel I'm working on with my friend Eoin called Team BDF but outside of that. Nothing. 


      So yeah, that's about it. I know it's not the end of the year yet but I don't really have anything to look forward to this year and I've stuck thinking about stuff too much recently so I thought sharing might do me some good. I doubt it, but I figured I could do something. Also, the Y and 7 buttons on this Macbook are broken, and my main PC for gaming/video making isn't working for reasons I don't really know in turn taking all the Shadow of War and Mario Odyssey footage with it so that's cool I guess.

    • Oh Shit Waddup

      8 months ago

      Hightower

      Well, I haven't used this website in a while. What did I miss?


      RTX 2017 was pretty fun but I realised this year that for all the money it costs in travel and hotels, I barely spend any time with the actual convention and more time on hanging with friends. I almost didn't go to the convention floor on the first day purely cause of all the mayhem with the metal detectors and the stories I heard from some Guardians about what is was like managing those queues did not seem fun. I maybe went to 2 panels and that was about it.


      I was more excited for stuff like the RoosterSpeak boose cruise and drinks night that the actual convention. I spent most nights on 6th with whoever we'd end up meeting in the day. It's kinda of ironic considering I've quit drinking due to health reasons.


      Anyway, I don't post much on her anymore but I'm always tweeting shit/retweeing dumb shit on twitter if you ever wanna talk - https://twitter.com/ReallyTallBoy


      - Hightower



    • My Goodest Games of 2016

      1 year ago

      Hightower

      I made a longish video talking about my favourite games of 2016 for Team BDF. You can watch it here. 


    • Mankidn Divided has me Divided

      1 year ago

      Hightower

      Hey, I'm still doing reviews and stuff with Eoin. Here's my thoughts on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. 

    • DOOM Review

      1 year ago

      Hightower

      Me and @Eoin are starting our own gaming reviews/stuff channel. Well technically it's his channel with a new name and stuff. But I made a video review of ID's 2016 Doom reboot. Watch and subscribe bitches.



    • Why You Should Play Bulletstorm

      1 year ago

      Hightower

      Hey, I made another YUSP video... well I made this one before Sunset Overdrive. Decided to swap them around to make sure that the Sunset Overdrive video went out while it was still free on GWG. Either way. Here's Why You Should Play Bulletstorm.



    • What have I been doing?

      1 year ago

      Hightower

      You might have noticed my lack of contributions to the former Community Hunter, Now LP Community channel recently.


      I was lacking motivation in large part due to some health issues and other things, but with the rebranding of the channel I hoped that maybe I could do something different. Maybe indulge my more ranty, rambling side. Trevor encouraged me to make a pilot for my idea which became this new series called "Why You Should Play." The first one is about Sunset Overdrive, but there's already a second one ready. I actually made that one before Sunset Overdrive, I just decided to move Sunset Overdrive ahead of it because Sunset Overdrive is free for a few more weeks for anyone with a Gold Subscription on Xbox One right now.


      It's attached below, let me know what you think! Also, here's a list of games I hope to cover at some point in the future.


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    • Hey Look Another Best Games of the Year Post?

      2 years ago

      Hightower

      Since everyone else is doing it, here's my personal favourite games of the year. I don't really have a top 10 because I can't think of many games I really loved this year, so in no particular order. Here are my favourites.


      Mortal Kombat X

      Easily one of the best this year, superb, smooth and brutal fighting. An enjoyable story that goes for just about the right length and a great range of characters both old and new. It kind of re-invents itself with the heavy story focus on new characters will still keeping some of the old guys in the fray. The detail in fatalities was fucking brutal but somewhat satisfying too. I give it a Mortal Kombat X out of X.


      Here's a full review I wrote of it.


      Rocket League

      Is it wrong that despite the fact that I've only been playing for a few weeks I can tell this is a game I would have loved if I'd played it when it first came out? I've always had a thing for pseudo-sports. (Is that the right way to describe it?) Grifball is another one that I loved, the way it's a type of sport but with video game mechanics roped in is something that can be really fun when executed properly, Rocket League nails it.


      It's football, with cars. Sounds simple, like anyone can do it right? Rocket League hits the mark perfectly because of it's simple controllers yet being a pretty deep, intricate game. You can drive, jump and boost. Drive faster to jump further, but you can boost in mid air to reach new heights.

      The simple design of the arenas is nice too, the way the edges of the map of curved is actually a really great idea, instead of getting caught in sharp corners, the curved edges means the ball will just roll around the corner to keep things flowing. It's a beautiful game folks.


      Rainbow Six: Siege

      I didn't know what to expect with this game, but it's really something special. One of the most interesting multiplayer titles I've played in a while. It's Attack and Defend, but tighter and more focused. It actually feels like one team is attacking and the other is defending which is something I don't really feel like I've seen. In other games, players defend but they kinda just run around near the thing they're supposed to defend and then suddenly turn around when the thing is in trouble.

      Siege makes defending a priority by using smaller maps and preventing defenders from leaving the building, while the attacks having ample time to devise a plan of attack is superb. On top of that, the operators system gives the game even more depth, each character has an ability, but both sides can counter each other's abilities in amazing ways. Thermite can destroy barricaded walls, but if Bandit electrifies the wall then he can't touch it, but then Thatcher can use EMP grenades to disable Bandit's electric traps. Castle can place stronger barricades for doors and windows, but Sledge can smash them in one hit. There's so much more to this game that meets the eye.


      Add on top of that actually playing with people you know, it becomes incredibly intense, yet incredibly satisfying and rewarding when the team truly works together. Siege is a complex yet superbly designed game that is incredibly fun. I can't wait for future DLC.


      Fallout 4

      It's pretty much what I expected, a huge open world with way too much to do. It's simplified compared to F3 or NV yet still enjoyable in it's own right. The story is a bit lacklustre and a little to black and white in it's morality compared to NV but there's so much on the side to do and enough customization to provide an excuse to ignore the story and just explore an apocalyptic Boston.


      I liked the simpler nature of the perks system too, that the perks are more focused on what you S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats are and how each perk is assigned to a tree that goes hand-in-hand with the special stats you focus on.


      I felt like such a dweeb playing with my real Pip-Boy though.


      Batman: Arkham Knight

      It was a great game, great story, great game-play, a awesome huge world to explore and a great variety of characters. My only complaint was the Batmobile was a bit clunky and largely interesting to drive. It was a fantastic finish to one of the best gaming franchises in recent memory.


      Battlefield: Hardline

      It got a lot of shit but I liked it. Cops and Robbers games are a space I think is yet to be tapped properly and there's a huge ton of potential there. Hardline isn't quite the game I was hoping for but I still thought the multiplayer was hella fun. I even bought Premium for it.


      Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

      It's more of Wolfenstein: The New Order. I had a blast with that, I had a blast with this. The Occult stuff was fun, hope there's more of it in a sequel.


      Forza Motorsport 6

      I like Forza games, Horizon 2 was one of the best racing games in recent memory but Motorsport 6 is equally fun and enjoyable.



      I also really liked the Reisdent Evil Remake, it was depressing to see just how far that franchise has fallen, especially when Revelations 2 was largely boring and uninteresting. I'm still playing through Rise of the Tomb Raider, AC: Syndicate Telltale's Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands are still unfinished for me too, and they seem alright so far I guess. Looking at the future, I'd say the games I'm most hype for this year are XCOM 2, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, DOOM and Gears of War 4. Yeah, I like Gears of War a lot. Deal with it.


    • New year, new set of things that may or may not happen I dunno

      2 years ago

      Hightower

      Hey it's 2016 or something so new year happy right. I don't really post much on here anymore so I thought I'd do a big post about my past year and what is hopefully coming up this year.


      My 2015 has been pretty damn eventful, I finished University with a 2:1 in Media Production. My graduation is in a few weeks, I started going to more UK Meetups and London Comic Con in both May and October. Got to meet Adam Kovic and Jack in October too and they were super awesome.


      I started writing about gaming news for a website called Xbox One UK which has been great. Maybe it'll lead to something more? I don't know, but it's fun to start doing something like this as anyone who follows me and maybe some personal reviews and other things I've wrote in the past. I'd also like to throw in this thing I wrote about The Rainbow Six: Siege beta that was my first contribution to the website.


      I went to RTX 2015 and met loads of incredible and awesome people I'd known online for too long that I can't begin to name. Met a bunch of staff, bought a ton of dumb stuff and got to finally meet 3 dudes I knew through the community before they started working for AH in the forms of @Axialmatt @Jeremy @TrevorC and hung out.


      Reached 200 Community Hunter videos and also revisited Japanese Horse Racing. A goal of mine for the coming year is to start getting more creative with my videos because I feel like I've kinda fell in to a routine of just making GWG and in turn it's starting to feel like a job and not something I do for fun. So maybe expect me to start doing some more weird sillier stuff my videos. Especially with my new, fancy upgraded PC.


      I also want to start practising and improving my skills with Premier editing in general as well as teaching myself the basics of Photoshop so I can do more dumb shit with that stuff. Maybe I'll finally start making some more stuff on my personal channels too.


      Biggest goal of the year for me is to get a real job though, I'm still stuck working in a MacDonalds for minimum wage and happiness. So I need to get a good kick up the arse and find a real job for myself. Wherever it be something media related or just something I'll enjoy.


      So here's to 2016, let's hope you don't suck.

  • Comments (129)

    • UmbraM.

      1 year ago

      I got to say, thanks for starting up the "Why You Should Play" series I've been waiting for an excuse to start video making, and that series is just what I needed, cheers!

    • bigfish62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mixer.com/bigfish

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the add man!

    • Tenryuu

      3 years ago

      This you?
      Are you hiding something?
      Are you secretly polish?
      Where we you on the 28th of May?
      The world must know the truth.
      irle

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        3 years ago

        SHIT YOU GOT ME

    • grenou

      3 years ago

      Nice chat with Topham! smiley9.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        3 years ago

        Thanks man! smiley0.gif

    • tryggr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Yo high tower whats going on bro its been a while

      • tryggr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Nice bro! How was it? and you play SOD too its a fun game but havent picked it back up since halo and assassin creed lol we should play together sometime bro whats you gt?

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        3 years ago

        Not much. Just chilling and playing some Sunset Overdrive before we head out for Halloween yo

    • NinjaPups

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday man! Enjoy it!!

    • AdamjD

      3 years ago

      I heard u were looking for authentic Russian black tar heroin. I'll hook you up.

    • NinjaPups

      3 years ago

      Would you be interested in recording a video sometime? :D

      • NinjaPups

        3 years ago

        I would like to record on Tuesday, between 4pm and 7 pm if that's ok with you. i'll let you know as we get closer!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        3 years ago

        Sure thing man, when do you need me?

    • Thomas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold @MyLife_AsThomas

      3 years ago

      Lick peen

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        3 years ago

        I'll gladly lick your peen.

    • DannyCF

      4 years ago

      Everybody gets one......But you get some extra for being awesome!

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    • Lynxxon

      4 years ago

      We weren't friends this whole time? For shame

    • IAmVeryMoist FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rebel Scum

      4 years ago

      Welcome to the community:D

      • IAmVeryMoist FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rebel Scum

        4 years ago

        Idk why I thought I saw you in the "Just Joined" corner of the site lol and thanks:D

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        I've been around for 2 years though :D

        Still. I love your username :D

    • DannyCF

      4 years ago

      In a couple of months i'll be getting the equipment needed to create community vids, in you're opinion what is the best equipment to use for CH vids

    • meeka

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • DannyCF

      4 years ago

      Just watched this is japan world cup 3, gotta say that was the funniest community video i have ever seen, that ending was pure gold keep up the good work mate.

    • The_Hybrid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Hey Luke!... U suk We Wees

      • The_Hybrid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        and you blo old men

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        and you lick smelly anuses

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      4 years ago

      Haha I love the profile page, Happy FU!!!

    • HalsWarrior

      4 years ago

      Congrats of Featured User and you have one of the best profile pics I've seen hahah! xD

    • nessiecat

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!! :D

    • MrVash

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • trevorc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Whoever you are, whatever it is you do, happy FU day.

      Your from France right?

    • Audrey

      4 years ago

      Congrats on FU!

    • Crackerttack

      4 years ago

      Happy Birthday dude! :D

    • DeadlyFrogs

      4 years ago

      I only just saw that Neil Patrick Harris tweeted about your video! Nice fucking job dude! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      Post edited 9/10/13 8:34AM

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks man :)

    • KristenP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Congrats to you and @Axialmatt on your video. It's just blown up!

    • iWes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Dude. RT is just loving you at this point. AHWU, Podcast, Reddit. You're tearing it up man.

    • Jeremy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Dude seriously. Congrats to you an @Axialmatt on all the huge success from your Japan World Cup video. I watched it when it first came out and knew it was going to be a huge hit. You guys are the best

    • cdlr4v1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lost in the Wasteland

      4 years ago

      Are you still a WWE fan? www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPgdD04sOSA

    • Soothsayer57 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Fuck you Luke, no one likes you.

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        <3

    • Axialmatt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      I guess they're letting just anyone be FU now...Congrats on them finding the bottom of the barrel....

      Just kidding man! The work you do on Five Facts is awesome! smiley6.gifsmiley13.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        16 HOURS OF BO BLOCKING, POOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
        In a can.
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      • Axialmatt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I did it for the PPPPPOOOOWWWWEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!
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      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Why u do that
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    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      4 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • The_Hybrid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Happy FU day... you're my 3rd favorite British Community hunter...

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        I don't like you at all anyway

    • Shanerbaner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!! smiley0.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • mesowhite

      4 years ago

      Congrats on the FU!!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks :)

    • edwin

      4 years ago

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      FU, bud.

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks :)

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • Nic_Pietron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Arch-guy

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!! Yay!!!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      4 years ago

      FU, man! Just FU!

      smiley0.gif Congrats!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • Kenny FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Happy FU! smiley0.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks :)

    • Parafairy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Palest Mex

      4 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley1.gif

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

    • Derek

      4 years ago

      Happy FU!!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • Pugiron

      4 years ago

      Grats on the big F-U from Rooster Teeth

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks :)

    • Ayarin

      4 years ago

      Happy fu day~! :D

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • MrVash

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thank you :)

    • Stigg Shleep Demon

      4 years ago

      So I tried to face swap you and troy bolton for FU. But instead I created a monster.

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      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        ALL HAIL BOLTON

      • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

        4 years ago

        He also about shit his pants while doing it.

    • Dylan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Davesexual

      4 years ago

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      FU man, FU.

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        <3

    • vgun47

      4 years ago

      you've hit the big leagues now! congratulations man. Happy FU day!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Cheers dude :)

        Post edited 5/16/13 5:36AM

    • Connor

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day man!

      • Hightower I make videos and stuff

        4 years ago

        Thanks man!

    • Ryans_Cow_2

      4 years ago

      Thanks for accepting my friend request. And next time you film Indie Night try to find a game with a Cow Protagonist. That would get you like a billion views. Thanks again!

    • N9JONES5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      Have you tried the indie game beat hazard yet, if not do that for a video. Just download a song and play it on the game so fun when the music changes and then the game changes tempo.

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