Saturday, December 26, 2009

*Tears Up*

Wow, this video is priceless. This kid's reaction shows that not all kids out there are spoiled brats. I wonder how many of us were like this when we were little.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Post!

Like the title might suggest, I've been kinda neglecting GaHG lately. I've had some things going on, along with break-induced laze.

But without further adieu, here's some gaming related Christmas sights and sounds (like the really well done Mario Christmas Medley below):

And last but not least, it turns out our good friend The Heavy was Santa all along:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Heavy Christmas Everyone!

It appears that the Heavy is having himself a good Christmas:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ah! The Krampus!

Before I begin, I do realize that this is not a video game related post. However, 'tis the Christmas season.

All fear the Krampus!

And for you Venture Bros. fans:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Delayed Reaction!

Yeah, I know Youmacon was a little under a month ago but it appears that Post Con Depression has finally gotten to me.

Honestly, I'd have to say that Youmacon this year was one of the happiest moments of my life so far. Those were the shortest three days I've ever seen before. To all the awesome people I met and hung out with there: I miss you all so much!

This video made me tear up a little bit:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

We all here at Gentlemen and Hand Grenades would like to wish everyone a happy Turkey Day.

We're not the only ones having a good Thanksgiving, as it appears that Mega Man is too:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We Have a winner!

Congrats to all of you who entered the contest post earlier last month. The winner was contacted and the code was given. The answer was Super Paper Mario, by the way. (One of the better Wii titles out there, by the way.)

As a consolation, I'm gonna run another code contest soon. The prize will be a God of War III demo code, yay! Keep your eyes peeled for another opportunity to win!

As another consolation, here's an AMV I made a couple of months ago for a Koei contest.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's-a Him!

I never knew Mario lived in Renaissance Italy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I Said Young Man...

Honestly, this seems like a weird dream I'd have one night. Not that it's not entertaining to see Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain and That Guy From Muse all sing YMCA though... mostly because it is. I'd only pay to see it only if there were also Jim Morrison, Barry White and Scatman John all singing In The Navy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Super Mario Beatdown

Some of you may have heard the story about the two men in New York dressed as Mario and Luigi on Halloween that were caught on camera beating up a cab driver.

Well, it turns out there's an audio track of the incident as well, provided by the nice folks from The Wooden Nickel Shorts

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The That Guy With The Glasses Panel from Youma

AngryJoe just posted up the video he recorded of the That Guy With The Glasses panel from Youmacon (which Vic and I were at). It was a blast to attend, and I'm so glad I managed to get my question answered (I almost got skipped over).

I was the one that asked about the shirts and if there will ever be an actual bum off the streets doing a Bum Reviews. That, and shouting "YOU'RE A LIE!!!" when people started shouting "the cake's a lie!".

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Something I Did at Youmacon

I'm sorry for not posting stuff every day like I said I would. I've come to realize that it's really hard to try to cover a convention if it's something that interests you - you get distracted too easilly. I'll work on that some more. In the meantime, feel free to watch my fail at doing Dan Hibiki's Super Taunt.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Shameless Contest Post! (And something else)

So anyways, if you want to take a break from Youmacon news, here's what I'm cooking up (By the way, I can't attend, since there are some scheduling issues I needed to work on.)

Do you like Goo? How about a world of it? Don't like to pay? Missed 2D boy's anniversary sale? Am I asking too many questions? Of course you do, did, and yes, there are too many rhetorical questions in this sentence. But anyways, since I did get an extra code of World of Goo, I'm passing on the savings to all of you prospective bloggers.
The contest will go as follows: If you can tell me the answer to a simple gaming question I ask first, then you will receive the code!

Send all answers to

The question is: What was the first Nintendo published Wii game featuring Mario?
See? Simple! Now all you gotta do is post the answer in the comments portion! Good luck everybody!

By the way, I'm working on a hidden gems article, five games you probably haven't played. See you then!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Assassin's Creed: Lineage Part 1

The first installment in the Assassin's Creed: Lineage film series just came out, and is fairly exciting.

I remember when I went to the Assassin's Creed II panel at Comic Con they talked about this and how they were going to be using the backgrounds from the game in this. Honestly, then I was thinking "Wow, that kinda sounds stupid and it'll look out of place actually". Turns out I was wrong.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Princess Robot Bubblegum

It was inevitable that mainstream media would eventually take notices of the cliches rampant in a lot of anime. Here's part of the first wave.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Still Not Convinced About Youmacon?

Yeah, yeah, some of you are thinking "SHUT UP ABOUT YOUMACON ALREADY!", but trust me, it's worth babbling on about. You'll also probably never hear a word of it again a few weeks down the road.

If you're still wondering about Youmacon, here's a video put together by the local Detroit news:

Mama-Mia, That's-a Big-a Mario!

This reminds me of when I was younger and tried to make Lego versions of a lot of my favorite game characters... and failed horribly.

Anyways, the Lego Mario above stands at 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 110 pounds.

Some of you out there might be wondering, "Why would someone build that?" Oddly enough, "too much free time" is not the answer in this case. It's for a Dutch Ronald McDonald Foundation and is up for auction.

So, if you've got a few grand lying around and have always wanted a giant Mario, then bid quickly!

[eBay, via Gizmodo]

Thursday, October 22, 2009

L4D2 Trailer

Wow, I have to admit that this trailer is pretty epic. It looks less like a trailer for a game and more of one for a movie.

Warning: Not for the faint-hearted*

*Or as I like to refer to them as, "Pansies"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Youmacon!

Remember that Youmacon I was talking about a bit back? Still not convinced you should go to it? Then think again!!!!!

Back to what I was saying - there's a little over a week left until it happens. If you're not convinced yet, maybe this ad'll change your mind:

Yeah, I realized it's a tad bit on the creepy side. Remember though, it's happening on Halloween weekend so that's why...

If not, that would explain some of the weird stuff I saw last year.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Youmacon 2009 News + Contest

It is officially one week (well, not date exactly) until Youmacon will be happening. Pretty much all of us here at Gentlemen and Hand Grenades will be there at least one of the days there. So if you see us, feel free to say "hi". I'll be Dan Hibiki on Friday, Keroro from Sgt. Frog on Saturday and The Hunter from Left 4 Dead on Sunday.

In fact, stopping us will tie into a contest we're having. If you talk to us and want to be part in the contest, stop us and say "Marmalade" and mention the contest and you'll receive a random prize from us. Could be anything ranging from a copy of Norton Gaming Edition to a little vial with a Boxelder Bug in it to an old hard disk I have lying around to last year's program guide. And if you want (though I doubt we're to this point yet) we can sign it for you.*

Along with the contest, there will be a plethora of videos and pictures taken by us at the con and maybe an interview or two with one of the guests.

If you're interested in going, the entry fee is $20 for Friday and Sunday and $25 for Saturday. Thursday night is free though. See you there!

*People I know are exempt, offer not valid in Hawaii, see back for details.

Modern Warfare 2 Poll

Many (such as my self) consider the Left 4 Dead 2 controversy pretty much over now. However, there is a new one coming to shake up the games industry a bit.

As some of you may have read, Infinity Ward is doing away with dedicated servers for the PC version of Modern Warfare 2. Instead, they are implementing a matchmaking system similar to that on console versions.

Some are praising this as a way to make Modern Warfare 2 simpler to non-hardcore gamers out there. On the other side of the debate, a petition among gamers has started that has managed to gather more than 20,000 signatures in slightly over a day.

Feel free to voice your opinion on the subject in either the poll to the left (beneath the chatbat) and in the comments section below.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

It looks like the How-To YouTube channel, VideoJug, has gotten into the Halloween spirit and made a tongue in cheek video on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Sure, it's technically not gaming. However, if you look closely around 4:57 (right when the elevator opens), you'll notice a zombie with a Wiimote. I take it the undead like to play video games.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Yeah, I know it's technically not news, but this is pretty darn catchy:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Let's Tap Review.

Bonus post! (Since I know this has been on my computer for a long time)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Snake Eater

Not too long ago, Little Kuriboh of Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series fame made a video I like to think of as "Metal Gear Solid 3 in 5 & 1/2 minutes"

If you're a fan of Little Kuriboh and live in Michigan, I've got some good news for you: He will be a guest this year at Youmacon.

I Was Frozen Today

While browsing remixes of various Mega Man songs (eh, I'm in a mood for it), I came upon this awesome little remix of Freezeman's stage music from Mega Man 7.

If you like what you hear, and want to download it along with other metal covers of game music (for free to, even better!) then go right here my friends:


Sorry there haven't been many posts lately, even on weekends. However, pretty much assume from now on that all the posts (by me at least) will be on the weekends.

That being said, I don't really have much for this post - seeing as I'm half-awake and sick. The most I could scrounge up was a great remix of one of my favorite video game themes. Enjoy.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Blog Contest Over

As you know, I made a post detailing a contest several weeks ago. The contest was to find out what letter I was thinking of. And nobody found it out! SO, without further ado, I present the winning letter.


That's right, the secret letter was Omega! Too bad for all of our contestants. The prize was really awesome. Guess it can wait until next time.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Dream Computer

I've entered into the contest in the video below, and I think some of you might like my dream computer. It's a gaming notebook with, get this... side-mounted guns.

Feel free to take a look at it here.

Man, I'd Love To Have That Jacket

I don't know who won that tournament, but whoever did is one lucky (expletive deleted).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

More Dead Rising Stuff!

You know, I'd probably watch that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is No Time For Oglin' Pretty Games

Yep, it's official - Frank West is a playable character in Tatsunoko vs Capcom (which, by the way is coming out January 26th, 2010)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And this... this is a prize post!

I'm thinking of a letter. Whoever can guess said letter will win a mystery prize. Please submit your guess into the comment's section.

Bad Post

This is a bad post.

Good Post

This is a good post.

Captain Jack + WoW = Awesome

For those of you not versed in WoW, they're referring to The Emerald Dream in it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dive Into More Detroit Police Tech

While this isn't technically Gaming or Anime related, but we're all from around Detroit.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Real or Fake - you decide.

Then Again

While I am not feeling very great, I'll leave you all with something: something awesome from the Soul Blade soundtrack.


Just a notice:

Because I'm really not feeling good, the next "So that's why..." will be delayed until tomorrow.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Column: So That's Why...

Going by the history of this site, you'd probably expect (with good reason to) this column to be recurring for a week or so and then die off and never be heard from again. I will be doing my best to keep that from happening to this one.

Now, as for what the whole point of this. The point of "So That's Why..." is to explain some of the purpose of some of the more confusing things that this site covers. This week, I'll be explaining the reasoning behind Region Locking (with a little bit about Japanese Bonus Tracks).

Region locking - the annoying thing that keeps us from importing games (among other things), becoming an Otaku's major enemy, but also keeps us from playing games we buy somewhere else. Say I travel out to Germany, and while I'm out there, I see a great deal on Batman: Arkham Asylum and decide to buy it. When I try and play it back at home, it won't work.

In the old days, most TVs could only read the PAL or NTSC encoding systems, so companies would have to make separate versions for the different encoding systems.

Today, most TVs can read both. So that leaves many wondering why we still have Region Locking if there's no technical rational behind it. The cause for Region Locking is to keep people from buying cheaper games somewhere else. If there were no Region Locking, there would have to be one universal price for a certain game, which would not work.

One scenario is: The Halo franchise is infamous for selling pretty lukewarm in Japan. So, if there were no Region Locking, a few clever people would simply import Halo 3 from Japan where it would have a bargain bin price.

Because it kinda fits in with Region Locking, I'll explain the reason for Japanese Bonus Tracks.

Some of us may notice on "special addition" albums of our favorite musical artists we occasionally see a "Japanese Bonus Track". See, CDs have no real Region Locking on them and CDs in Japan tend to be a bit more expensive then other places. The bonus track is there as incentive to keep Japanese people from simply importing cheaper CDs from elsewhere.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Deal of the Month: Labor Day Madness

For the next two days, GoGamer is having a massive sale with some games going as low as $.01. You read right, a penny.

The sale ends soon, so get them while they're cheap.

Friday, September 4, 2009

More about Disney and Marvel

Earlier today, some of the folks from the Funny Music Project (also known as FuMP) made up a parody of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Merry Poppins, talking about Marvel being bought out by Disney.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Ballad of Gay Tony Trailer Released

Earlier today, Rockstar games released the first trailer for their upcoming GTA IV episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony. And I must say, it looks fabulous.

You'll play as Luis Fernando Lopez, a member of the Northwood Dominican Drug dealers and the personal bodyguard of Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. And if the past game and episode are any indication, it will be the basic rag's-to-riches story, this time focusing more on the club scene and Central American Drug Trade.


Disney buys Marvel

A few days ago, Disney entertainment announced that they would soon be purchasing Marvel for 4 billion dollars. Let me repeat that.


Now, let's not jump to conclusions. I'm sure this could end wonderfully. Let's just take a look at some of the possibilities...

  • Next week on The Jonas Brothers!: The Jonas Brother's get a little help from billionaire Tony Stark when he builds them Rock and Roll robots to help them on stage! But when these boppin' bots get a little to into the beat, it's up to Iron Man to stop them!

Ummmm... that actually sounds awful. Well, I'm sure I can think of something better.

  • Next week on Wizard's of Waverly Place!: The Wizards visit their Uncle Xavier at his Institute for the Gifted for a family reunion. Here, Jerry rekindles a feud between him and his brother, Wolverine! But when Magneto and his nasty friends try and crash the reunion, the brother's must lay down the hatchet and remember their family values.
Holy shit, that's worse. OK OK, c'mon, there has to be something!

  • Hanah Montana dating Peter Parker.

May God have mercy on us all.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gold 4 Jetpack

You know those annoying "Cash4Gold" (which according to my Earth Science teacher when I was a Fresheman, are scams) ads with the stiff acting you always see? Apparently Gamestop does, as they've done a parody of it for a perk for pre-ordering from them.

If you pre-order Dark Void from them, you will receive a special in-game gold jetpack that not only looks fancy but will give you unlimited boost.

Is it me, or does one of the guys in the ad look a lot like Vince Offer, of Sham Wow fame?

And sorry for no posts for the past week, we were having an unofficial, school-related hiatus.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

No More Tf2

What I mean isn't that tf2 is shutting down. What I mean is someone on made a tf2 scout skin of No More Hero's Travis touchdown.

I've Finally Done It!

Yep, after a little over two weeks I finally finish the TF2 dub I said I would. Well, off to work on another one, and I'll try to keep it on schedule

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Craziest Audiosurf I've Ever Seen

This was something I did last night. Sorry for the quality, but that's the best I could do.

This came about basically from James and I playing Audiosurf, and I randomly picked a song from "My Music" folder. I really didn't realize that I had a bunch of Soundboard Prank Calls in there too, and I randomly picked this little number, thus making one of the weirdest games of Audiosurf I've played.

And sorry for the delay on the TF2 dub, it's provided to be a lot more complicated that I thought it would be.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bill Needs Help

Apparently, a user over at prank call site, not only made a Bill from Left 4 Dead soundboard, but also made a prank call with it.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Right now, the charity fund raising group, The Speed Gamers are doing a live marathon of all the Mega Man games to raise money for The Earth Day Network.

If you'd like to fallow the live stream, you can watch it right here

*Correction*: It's not starting until 6 pm Central time, which means it's 7 for me

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yep, I was Paronoid

The TF2 Classless Update has come out today and... no tricks from Valve, just a modified version of cp_Sawmill. Now Sawmill has a Capture The Flag version, and according to Valve, the intelligence is "made entirely out of microfilm. Or possibly nylon."

Along with the new maps are several changes that are no doubt going to be controversial with fans. One such change is that Ubercharged players cannot be stunned by The Scout's Sandman anymore. Along with that, the Sandman's negative attribute has been changed from "no double jump" to less health.

Maybe this is just to lull us all into a false sense of security for the next update.


Deal of the Month - Epic Indeed

The site Xoxide is currently having a massive sale until the end of the month. On sale are tons of computer-related goodies including: Gaming mice, those fancy cases with all the lights, computer power supplies (also with fancy lights), fans (also with fancy lights), headsets, CPU cooling units. Sadly, no fancy lights are currently for sale.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TF2 Classless Update: Day 2

The next part of Valve's trickery announces a new gameplay mode for TF2; King of the Hill (KotH). KotH games consist of one point that begins locked for a minute or two. After a while, the point unlocks. When one of the teams is capping the point, a timer begins starting at 3 minutes. If the other team manages to move all their opponents from the point and begin capping it themselves, another timer starts at 3 minutes and the team that was previously on the point's time freezes at the time they had left.

The update also had one new KotH map, Koth Viaduct, and two previous maps converted into KotH, Nucleus and Sawmill.

While I'm not too happy with no new class update (though that's not guarunteed), KotH looks fun, and with more hats I'll have a better chance of getting one

Cool Thing Of The Week

The cool folks down at just added this cool little thing that I've been wanting since I was a wee lad.

What this is, is a little terrarium/tadpole tank themed around Yoda's home planet, Dagobah. It includes a mail form for tadpoles and food is only $40.

Hopefully, the frogs you get won't try to take over Pekopon

I could be next.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Well, I guess I was wrong

Remember how on the poll, one of the options was "Valve will do something crazy"? Those of you that voted for that are right... for now.

I'm still having a hard time trusting Valve ever since the Spy vs Sniper update. I'm always ready for them to pull a fast one on us all.

According to the TF2 Blog, the next update isn't going to be for any of the classes at all, in fact, they've even dubbed it the "Classless Update". The only thing that's really being done is that everyone's getting two new hats and the release of a popular community map, much like what was done with pl_hoodoo.

A patch does seem a bit much for only hats and a map... Or I could just be paranoid.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Do Not Be Alarmed

Some of you may have noticed a few changes to the site, like the little chat box to the left, and how the stuff at the top reads the headline first and the site info second. I'm also working on setting it up so that you get a "Read More..." on the articles, as opposed to one long one taking up half the page.

Another new thing we've got is that I just made us a YouTube page. By Monday or Tuesday, the TF2 Dub I've been promising should be up and we should be working on other videos (and yes, I mean that seriously) this week.

P.S., I really am serious.


This is why I love Nintendo

I was browsing Kotaku recently when i stumbled across this peculiar video of someone opening a peculiar package from Nintendo.

I was very surprised by what was inside

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I need to get this Dan

Looks like someone got creative in MUGEN with Dan Hibiki's Otoko Michi - an attack where he grabs his opponent and blows up both of them and leaves him with 1 life point left.

This one, however, takes out both of them.

The best part is Dan giving the thumbs up at the end.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Review. Believe it!

Are you ready for a storm? How about ninjas? How about if we put those two things together and have an ultimate ninja storm? Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm for the Playstation 3, you too can experience the joy of being a ninja with special ninja powers fighting other ninjas for the position of being the best ninja ever.

Okay, that’s probably not really accurate. While it does not really give real ninjas justice, this game will be good if you like Naruto. If you don’t like the license, well… Just don’t read this then.

If you happen to not know the anime, Naruto is about a boy who strives to become the top ninja in his village, also known as a hokage. However, he has a demon fox that pretty much gives him powers when he’s in a pinch. Over the course of the series, he makes a lot of friends, and blah. That’s pretty much all you need to learn at this point.

This is because the people over at Bandai Namco and Cyber 2 Connect decided to put the story of this game in the first series rather than the later, much more mature, second. From episodes 1-135, this game is pretty much a refresher course for fans and a primer for newbies or (if you’re like me), people that miss a bunch of episodes and want to know what happened in a nutshell. You’ll find the whole story in its mission mode (separated by its arcs).

The main mode (as there are really only two, the latter being a versus mode) is Ultimate mission mode, in which you control Naruto to explore the vast Leaf Village (the main hub) and complete missions. You can either play flashback missions (which, as aforementioned, are basically a retelling of the series), or free missions (which are unlocked by talking to various people). Unfortunately, instead of successively completing flashback missions (which are the only way you can unlock other characters), you must play free missions to fulfill the “experience needed” requirement. This builds into artificial length, which I don’t really like. However, some of the free missions are creative, such as playing a game of hide-and-go-seek or fighting matches under special conditions. Because of the length added (my English teacher told me never to start a sentence with because, but oh well), the story mode will easily take 8-11 hours to complete, and another few to complete every free mission.

The graphics, in short, are truly amazing. This is the equivalent of what would happen if the creators of Naruto decided to change the animation to 2D. It just looks stunning and fluid, as I only experienced frame rate drops a couple of rare times. The character models look really detailed as well (I mean, as detailed as anime can get), and the scenery is just gorgeous.

Unlike its predecessors (the surprisingly decent Ultimate Ninja PS2 series) that had you fighting on a 2D plane, this game has two players fighting it out on a 3D arena. Most of the attacks are performed by mashing the circle button, which I find pretty easy to learn, which equals more accessible. However, there are other techniques you can use as well, such as throwing projectiles, or summoning support characters. While the size of the playing fields can cause many time outs in two-player games, it can be fun solo.

The main meat and potatoes of the fighting are the jutsus (special attacks). Provided you have the energy (chakra, which can be charged up), using the triangle button followed by the circle button, players can use signature attacks from the anime. Pressing the triangle button a second time enables the ultimate jutsu, which are cutscene based super attacks. Both players must enter a string of buttons (or you can change this to spinning the control stick or mashing a button), and if the attacking player wins, he or she gets to continue the attack. If the defending player wins, he or she dodges the attack and suffers little to no damage. While I did enjoy this, I found that only one ultimate jutsu per character was limiting, and later matches were won just by spamming the ultimate justu button.

The other problem I had were the lack of new characters. I know that this is the first series of Naruto and everything, and the publishers were focusing on flagship characters ( the game has a roster of the 25 most noticeable characters in the series, from the obvious genin 9 and most of their mentors to just one of the sound ninja five, Kimmimaro), but I was really hoping for more. While some of the other characters are available as downloadable support (free, I might add), I really felt that the game could have easily put in five to ten more to tell the story correctly. An inclusion of the rest of the Sound Ninja five as well as perhaps Haku and Zabuza would have been great.

One last thing to add is the inclusion of a Japanese audio track. If you’re a Japanese purist (I, by all means, am not), you’ll love the addition of Naruto… in Japanese! While the English audio works, you could try out the wonders of other voice actors saying their lines.

While limited special moves, artificial length, and a basic lineup of characters (not to mention this is Naruto) may limit appeal for this game, it’s perhaps the most definitive version of an anime license I’ve seen. If you’re a fan of the series, like anime, or even remotely care about pretty graphics, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm is right up your alley. And even if it isn’t, hey, you’ll always have Street Fighter 4.

Score: 8/10

Yeah, We're Doing These Too....

It appears that one of the members of the Gentlemen and Hand Grenades team (Vic) has made one of those TF2 Dubs.

The TF2 dub is of the Japanese film, Battle Royal, where a bunch of high school students are put on an island and forced to fight until only one remains. So think of it as like a cross between Manhunt and Lord of the Flies.

I might make one too, come to think of it.


Thursday, August 6, 2009



  • No Swimming Sign "No Swimming" Sign In case you need to warn people to stay out of the water.
  • Reeds and Cattails Reeds and Cattails Swamp shrubbery.
  • Mushrooms Mushrooms We don't recommend eating them.
  • Crocodile Cutout Crocodile Cutout Good for scaring off people who can't tell it is wooden.
  • Lightpost Lightpost We don't recommend eating this either.
  • Intelligence Sign Intelligence Sign For alerting your enemies as to where you're keeping it.
  • Buoy Buoy For keeping boaters in line.
  • Buttress Tree Buttress Tree It's a big tree. Really big.
  • Jetty Jetty It's like a dock, but smaller.
  • Buttress Stump Buttress Stump It used to be a big tree. Really big.
  • Oar Oar Being in a swamp without a paddle is just as bad a situation.
  • Cracky Crate Cracky Crate Once proudly used for shipping Cracky Pop, this crate now rots away slowly.
  • Rowboat Rowboat Because some people like floating on top of murky, alligator infested water.
  • Swamp Tree Swamp Tree Some scraggly foliage.
  • Chainsaw Chainsaw More rubble, less trouble!
  • Mounted Deer Bust Mounted Deer Bust All you friends will know how big that stag was.
  • Railings Railings If you're a nice person and want to keep people from falling into the water.


  • Swamp Rockwall Swamp Rockwall A rockwall for swamps.
  • Swamp Mud Swamp Mud A swamp wouldn't be a swamp without it.
  • Swamp Grass Swamp Grass For less muddy places where grass would grow.
  • Swamp Mud 2 Swamp Mud #2 If you didn't have enough already.
  • Dirt to Grass Blend Dirt to Grass Blend For that transition from dirt to grass.
  • Swamp Mud Blend Swamp Mud Blend For going from one mud to another.
  • Dirt to Grass Blend 2 Dirt to Grass Blend #2 For that other transition from dirt to grass.
  • Swampy Concrete Swampy Concrete It's not very pretty.
  • Swamp Water Swamp Water Definately not for drinking. Or swimming. Or anything, really.
  • Vine Vine No swinging.


  • Algae Algae All ponds need critters.
  • Wade Canoes Sign Wade Canoes Sign In case you happen to sell canoes and be named Wade.
  • Water Level Marker Water Level Marker For determining the height of the water.
  • No Swimming Sign "No Swimming" Sign Didn't we cover this already?
  • Bayou Shipping Sign Bayou Shipping Sign For shipping on a bayou.
  • Hazardous Environments Sign Hazardous Environments Sign To warn people that the environment is hazardous. Of course it is.
  • Do not Feed the Gator Sign "Do not Feed the Gator" Sign Because some people think feeding the gator is a good idea.
  • Freeman Airboat Tours Sign Freeman Airboat Tours Sign We hear it's dangerous.
  • Watch Your Step Sign "Watch Your Step" Sign Who knew there would be slippery stuff in a swamp?
  • TF2Maps Sign TF2Maps Sign Uh, how'd this get here?
  • Out of Order Sign "Out of Order" Sign When things aren't in order, you can tell everyone.
  • Area Prone to Leaks Sign "Area Prone to Leaks" Sign For maps which have leaks.
  • Spawn-N-Go Sign Spawn-N-Go Sign Did you know that fish "spawn"? Neat, huh?


  • Starry Night Skybox Starry Night Skybox A starry sky for a swampy night.
  • Cloudy Night Skybox Cloudy Night Skybox A cloudy sky for a swampy night.
  • Hazy Daytime Skybox Hazy Daytime Skybox A hazy sky for a not-so-clear day.
  • Hurricane Daytime Skybox Hurricane Daytime Skybox A cloudy sky for a stormy day.

Detail Sprites

  • Swamp Detail Sprites Swamp Detail Sprites To give swampy grass some dimension.


  • Bug Swarm Bug Swarm They bite.
  • Buoy Flash Buoy Flash Alert!
  • Water Drip Water Drip If you want your map to have a leak.
  • Goo Bubble Goo Bubble It's a sticky situation.
  • Swampy Smoke Swampy Smoke To add to the fresh aroma of the swamp.
  • Lightning Lightning If a storm is rolling in.


  • Swamp Soundscape Swamp Soundscape To add ambience to this horrid environment.

Source Files

  • Swamp Theme Zoo Swamp Theme Zoo A VMF library of everything in this pack.
  • Website Vignette Website Vignette The VMF and BSP for the swamp vignette at the top of this page.