Awesome / Immersion

  • Geoff completes the obstacle course in Video Game Inventory Systems, carrying over 200lbs of guns and ammunitions on his back, without stopping.
  • Gus turns out to be a better third person driver than Geoff.
  • The final shot of Online Gaming Distractions. Shane, a 13-year Special Ops veteran, has performed equally with and without heckling from "the internet", right until the final shot when one of the audience suggests Shane would rather be getting intimate with Osama Bin Laden than shooting him. Shane proceeds nail the target perfectly, right between the digits of 10, from 100 yards, while flipping them off.
    • It's worth noting that when it's suggested the hecklers come down and meet Shane after the challenge, neither party thinks it's a good idea.
  • Both Geoff and Gus show off surprisingly adept firearm skills with guns they weren't trained with, getting headshots with almost every shot.
    • Granted, Geoff was in the Army. Which is awesome for a whole different reason.
  • "Simulation Racer". Terry, the professional racer, manages to completely and utterly destroy Gavin AND Michael, whose efforts to drive in the specially modified car do not go well. At all.
  • Gavin has a nice Combat Pragmatist moment during "Split Screen" when he sticks his leg around a corner to determine Michael's whereabouts, then scores a hit with the paintball gun.
  • The overall success of the "Pac-Man" episode - the lab rats find the overhead view to be actually helpful in navigating the maze and avoiding the "ghosts".
  • A little meta-awesome example. Turns out that since "Mario Kart" was filmed, Michael's phone background has been this photo of him and Gavin dressed as Mario and Luigi - given that we know it was filmed sometime Spring/Summer 2013, he's kept it secret for about or over a year. Impressive.
    • For everyone that follows both Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter, all those banana cameos (ex. banana of pimps in 'The Gauntlet'', banana slap on Blaine, etc) in other videos have been revealed to be foreshadowing this episode!
  • To be fair to Michael and Gavin, their performance in the Open World two-parter is quite good. They know to scavenge supplies, evaluate the weapons both sides hold before doing battle with the Tunnel Snakes, fix injuries gained through mistakes made, trade effectively for weapons and a 'companion NPC' and know that possibly killing the 'final boss' is not the correct path to complete their main goal of finding the Vault code. They make it to the end point in time, with all their tasks completed and even seemed to have some fun doing it.
    • The way Gavin kicked a door open with a running drop kick was pretty amazing. Especially since it was Gavin doing it.
  • Another meta-example.The Five Nights at Freddy's Behind The Scene reveals that the camera feeds are not pre-recorded; they are done in real time.
  • After failing the Hitman Challenge on their own, Gavin and Michael team up to successfully assassinate Congressman Mike Hawk AND two of his guards before leaving undetected. Gavin sneakily takes out one (Tyler Coe) with the poison sticker, allowing Michael to stab Hawk in the back several times, and sneak up behind another guard (Adam Ellis) with a second poison sticker to let both of them escape. The amount of coordination between Gavin and Michael is incredible. There's also the part at the end where, after being subjected to so much abuse by Burnie over the years, they manage to get revenge on him by killing him with another poison sticker.
    • Chris's run in the Hitman bonus episode. Disguised as a woman, he gets recognized by one (incredulous) guard in the security office, but stabs him. He's then able to assassinate Hawk and his bodyguard and escape, the only Lab Rat to complete the challenge solo.
  • During the Destructibles In Video Games episode, Gavin manages to throw a sledgehammer through a plywood barricade. Michael also manages to perform a near flawless Spin Attack during the second round.
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