Monday, April 12, 2010

ThrawnOmega Defeated!

The mighty ThrawnOmega, leader of the Hand of Thrawn and the Hand of Thrawn Boosting Alliance, member of the x360a Review Team, prominent Blogger, and HMFIC (HeadMuthaF*%kerInCharge) of Walmart has been beaten by yours truly.

You see Thrawn and I entered the Survivor Achievement Edition: Season 2 over on the forums. At first I entered the competition to support the community and to use it as extra motivation to score. However, immediately after I joined the gamer known as ThrawnOmega signed up and in his first posted started to trash talk.

I am very competitive by nature so I accepted his side challenge to see who could outlast the other in this community competition.

The rules were simple and straight forward. Score your ass off for 3 days, at the end of the third day the person with the highest achievement score gain wins Immunity and can not be eliminated in the next round. The person with the lowest, well they get the boot. Every 3 days this continues until there is only one gamer standing.

But what makes this "victory" a bit more rewarding is that I have spent the last 2 1/2 days of this round away from home and my 360. I had to go to Louisville, KY over the weekend to observe some Military Training. My flight arrived back home at around 1pm and I was able to get enough points in 5 hours to avoid being eliminated for this round. When I checked the update I was shocked that I wasn't eliminated but that Thrawn was.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gears 2 laid to rest

Finally hit level 50!

No more Host Glitches!
No more Two Pieces!
No more Bridge Hosting!
No more 12 years olds!
No more Guardian!
No more Security Grinding!
No more being laughed at by Silva and Bishop!

So Im level 50 and finally hanging up my Lancer. I entertained the idea of going after level 100 and Seriously 2.0 for about a full minute before I slapped the shit out of myself for allowing such a stupid thing to cross my mind. I am in no shape or form a completionist so Ill be happy with my 1610gs and move on.

The only way I will play that game again is if I can finally get a friend or two to knock out the last Horde achievement I am missing (1-20 on Sanctuary), but if not its no big deal!

Gears 3, take your time. Im in no rush to play you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Crossed to the Dark Side...


So yesterday I got this crazy ass notion to buy God of War III. I had played the first two and was blown away with what I had seen so far from III. There was only one thing, I didnt own a PS3, at least not until yesterday.

I forked over some big bucks and came home with a new shiny 250gb PS3 and God of War III.

That is where my excitement ended.

Upon opening up my box I realized that I should have read the contents of the package. No HDMI cables, let alone component cables to support HD!!! WTF!? Sony charges me an arm and a leg and I only get AV cables?

So after few minutes I chill out, and get my new non-HD gaming system hooked up. I start going through the initial system setup and I get to the part to setup my PSN ID (Gamertag)....

1 hour.

1 freaking hour it took me to find a damn PSN ID with the name Sabre that was not taken. I came up with every spelling, leet speak, Im more uber then you, way I could to come up with my name somewhere in it. Ive already said how important that tag is to me so right before I was ready to give up and take my PS3 back for a full refund it finally accepted my new ID.


Definately not my first choice but it will do. After my disgust with the setup I didnt even play God of War last night (besides who wants to play it in 480i?). Instead I fired up my beloved 360 and played Modern Warfare 2 with the fellas in 1080i.

In all I think I have the most expensive paperweight on my block now.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


60k has finally been surpassed.

Gamefly and my local video game rental store were kind enough to provide me with Ice Age and Night at the Museum 2 which finally allowed me to whore past the mark that had been hanging over my head for a very long time.

Surprisingly they were both very enjoyable games. Night at the Museum was a total breeze but Ice Age gave me fits. I still need to go back and finish the Egg Roll 3 challenge for the full 1k. Other then that the rest of the game is a piece of cake, however Im not sure if this game can be completed under 5 hours like it is suggested on The challenge acheevos can be hit or miss and its obvious I missed.

Not much to report in other gaming news. Little progress has been made in Borderlands but the little I have done has been rather enjoyable. Daylight Savings has screwed my playing schedule with my buddy eMoander who is back on the west coast. Darksiders was pushed to the back burner again this week, it seems this game is turning into my red-haired step child. Surprisingly HOTBA has made a ton of progress in Fracture with a handful of us only needing the final mp achievement of 1500 games played. Im not sure if we will make a serious run at that one because its only worth a lousy 15 points, but it would be nice to add to my trophy case on

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Soldier's Creed

I apologize for the double post the first one was a failed attempt from my Droid phone.

I thought today I would post a bit about the Man behind the tag. When I first started this blog I posted how Sabre Oscar was my call sign during my first tour in Iraq and was my original Gamertag. During my achievement journey it has changed to Sabre x360a and will be changing again soon.

As most of you know I am a Military man. I am a Sergeant First Class in the Greatest Army this world has ever known. The rank of Sergeant First Class was not given to me easily nor was it unlocked after completing certain 'achievements' in the Army. Rather it was earned through 10 years of Hard Work, Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

I joined the Army at the age of 17 and shipped out when I was 18. Seven days after I graduated High School I was staring a Drill Sergeant in the face. I have only known two things in my life, the first being a knuckle head son in my parents house and the Duty of being a Soldier.

We have a saying in the Army that we call the Soldier's Creed that is drilled into our heads from day one of boot camp, and I can honestly say that this is the easiest way to explain the way I live my life.

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the People of the United States and live the Army Values.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

My life as a soldier has been very rewarding. I have traveled the world and seen everything from the beautiful city of Barcelona to Saddam's Palaces in Tikrit. I met my Wife while serving in Germany ( she was in the Army too and can beat your ass!) and together we fought in Iraq.

I know that the Army or the Military in general is not for everyone, But know this. There are many more men and women just like me that will gladly pick up our rifles, our rucksacks, and kiss our families good-bye to go kick some ass so that you dont have to.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Banner

Just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to BL4CK SiLv4 for the new banner.

Nothing of significance to report on the gaming front. Still banging away at Fracture, Gears 2, and Borderlands. I picked up a few easy games to get a quick 1k so I should finally break 60K this week.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The month has gotten off to a slow start due to some real life issues but its time to get energized and start scoring.

I should stay scoring at a decent pace this month and will hopefully make up some ground on my push to 100k. My plan of playing 4 games will keep me from getting bored but I have to be careful and remember to say hello to my Wife every once in a while. I just paid for her to get her hair done so that should earn me at least 3 weeks of game time right?

First up will be Boderlands. I heard a ton of great things about this game and Im really looking forward to playing this. My first play through will be strictly co-op. I will be playing with a good buddy of mine, eMoander, so party chat will be entertaining as well. Hopefully the game will live up to the high expectations I have in my mind about it.

HOTBA is back at it again with another horrible game. This month we will suffer through Fracture together. Im not sure if we will go for the 1500 multi-player games played acheevo but it would be a nice one to have and brag about....well maybe not. Im not sure if I will play the rest of the campaign yet. Im not really worried about my completion percentage right now so this will probably look horrible on my gamercard when I send it back to Gamefly.

When Im not making fun of Moander or knee deep in mindless boosting with HOTBA I will be playing Darksiders. Sadly this game kind of got pushed to the back burner last month, but I will make amends and finish at least one play through...

Now the game that will drive me nuts this month is Gears of War 2. I have made up my mind to finish up two more achievements in the game, which means I need to hit level 50. As of this posting Im at level 44. 50 is as far as I go then Im never touching this game again....or should I say until Cliffy B releases more dlc. So if anyone is down for some Guardian boosting holla at your boy!

Friday, February 26, 2010


The Hand of Thrawn Boosting Alliance (HOTBA) was created earlier this year by ThrawnOmega with the intent to tackle the tough and mundane multiplayer achievements with a group of friends. This is so much easier and reliable then depending on some random 13 year old that you met on the forums and agreed to boost with, only to have him bail on you after he got his achievements because his mom said he had to go to bed....

Thrawn set out to recruit former teammates from previous GSL teams he captained and followers from his blog. In end adding 7 gamers to the alliance for a total of 8 ( you are all welcome for the 1st Grade math lesson). Myself having been a member of his GSL VII team it was obvious I had to be included to the HOTBA to keep all the knuckle heads in line.

The gamers are as follows in order of Gamer joke).

Sabre x360a
Blind Ragee

So far we have "officially" boosted 3 games: Wolfenstien, Turning Point, and Frontlines. Having this group has made playing crappy games like Wolfenstien easier because everyone knows, Misery loves Company! Party chat is always entertaining with one of the group highlights being the discovery of

The biggest reason why I joined this group was not only to play games with some kick ass dudes but it will also to motivate me and keep me on track for my goal of 100k. As we play more games readers will continue to hear about the HOTBA through out the year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I finished my Mass Effect 2 play through earlier this week and I have never been more excited for a game as I am for Mass Effect 3.

ME2 is the Greatest Of All Time.....imo.

I know there are many out there that would say the game was great but not worthy of the status I am giving it. I have been playing games since the age of 6 and this one sits at the top for me.

Bioware did a fantastic job with the story and the side stories of your crew. The world they have created can be expanded on ten fold if they so choose so. One of the big reasons ME2 won me over is because I was already invested in their world. I played ME1 like most gamers but I also read both books before playing ME2.

Based off the second book the Illusive Man was everything I thought he would be and more, but what was even more awesome was seeing the Flotilla. Yes this hard ass Soldier has a inner Geek inside him.

However, what made this game truly enjoyable was being able to experience it with my Wife. Most games I play she could care less about. Not this time. She was as anxious as I was for me to continue to playing. Hell she even recommended the crew-member for me to hook up with!

Mass Effect 3 can not get here soon enough!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Three Hot Chicks...and a Ugly One.

2010 has started off on a serious high note for me. During the month of January I have played 3 amazing games Assassins Creed II, Darksiders, and Mass Effect 2 (My front runner for greatest game ever!). All three of these games have brought something different to the table for me.

AC2 had amazing gameplay, fantastic graphics, and Ezio is a freakin rockstar! The story was very well done and had me hooked all through out the game. I need to go back and collect all the feathers and finish off one or two more achievements to have the full 1K.

Darksiders has not got as much love from me as the other two, due to real life Army missions, but the time I have spent in it has been awesome. The game is flat out FUN. I need to hurry up and get back to this game asap. No way in hell can I leave it hanging unfinished. But all my time as of late has been taken up by....

Mass Effect 2! O-M-F-G! Im about 24hours in and without a doubt I can honestly say that this has been the greatest gaming experience of my life. Not since I was a kid playing Super Mario Brothers 3 have I had this much fun in a game. Bioware did not just raise the bar, they blew the motherf***er into outer space!

However, with all groups of Hot Chicks there is always one. You know who Im talking about. The one you try to be nice to in hopes that she passes a good word along about you, but who really you cant stand to be around. Not because she is ugly but because she is always negative, treats you like shit, and her achievement list requires insane amount of hours boosting....err wait, wtf was I talking about again? Well to get to my point, my Ugly game of the month was Wolfenstein. If you have not played it I now envy you. The multiplayer achievements are so freaking stupid the the devs who thought about them should be shot (30mins of Veil Speed anyone?). Then to top it off the single player is full of collectibles, which isnt necessarily bad but the campaign is shit! I had to apologize to my gamercard after I got rid of this game.

January also saw me revisit Street Fighter 4, I finished Spec Ops in MW2(but had to carry my partner all the way!), and even took part in the 1000 players Online achievement in NBA Live 07. No doubt January was a awesome gaming month just to bad February is going to suck for me.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gears of Modern Assassins 2

Look who's back!

Okay not really but I am bored as hell right now so I thought I would drop a post to let you all know what I have been up to.

My gamercard shows I have done almost nothing gamerscore wise since July, only putting up 2.9K. With the move to Texas and new Army duties I needed to focus on real world stuff for a while. I was still gaming but more for enjoyment then for score.

As the title of this post says most of my time the last few months has been Gears of War 2, Modern Warfare 2, and Assassins Creed 2. I clearly have a love hate relationship with Gears but just when I think I am done with the game Epic always seems to pull me back in. Damn them and triple xp weekends!

Modern Warfare 2 has been my favorite game of the three listed. The campaign story was great, Spec Ops is awesome, but everyone knows this game is all about the multiplayer. I have started to really focus on the MP so that I can finally get Prestige ranked for the first time ever. I mean seriously, how can I call myself a gamer if I have never earned Prestige in Modern Warfare?

Assassins Creed 2 was a Christmas gift from the Wifey (yes she supports my addiction). I can honestly say though that knowing the game was under my tree for two weeks and not being able to open it up and play drove me absolutely crazy! So far I am having a blast in the game and will be 1k'ing it in the next few weeks.

I hope to start posting more regularly with updates on my 2010 goals, The Hand of Thrawn Boosting Alliance, and other topics that relate to this blog.