At one point, an angry fan sent a rude e-mail to Gus Sorola, the voice of Simmons who also does most of the tech work for the company. In the e-mail, permission was given to show it and the e-mail address of the sender publicly. So rather than shoot back an e-mail telling the person that Rooster Teeth does not, in fact, prevent their videos from being used on Android or that maybe the person in question should be paying attention in French class rather than watching videos, he simply put a copy of the e-mail, swears, slurs and flamebait all, as well as the person's username on the community site and e-mail. He then fulfilled every person's fantasy of getting back at rude people at work when the RT community came down on the kid.
RTX 2012. Two back to back days of awesome. To put this in perspective, it was so huge they had to book a whole other area for them to use, it was given a preview of Halo 4, and Elijah freaking Wood cameo'd at one of the panels.
Burnie building a hover...something for his kids. Seen here at about 0:40.
Monty taking some time out of animating to cameo in The Gauntlet as a guest game master... for Dance Dance Revolution. In his dancing along to it, he kicks ass. Even Gus is impressed.
All of A Simple Walk Into Mordor counts. Chris, Kerry, and their tour guide Nick Newton discover that one does not simply walk into Mordor. One must push his body to the limit, go through hours of nonstop walking, and put up with countless blisters and sore muscles before they can reach Mordor. These guys push themselves to their limit in an effort to walk from the set of Hobbiton to Mordor in six days. They have to walk 131 miles and it is an impressive and awesome feat to see especially considering how much pain they are all in.
And in the final episode, they begin having troubles with trespassing - first, they have to take a shortcut across private property, which is twice as fast as taking the actual road. They almost get thrown off, but talk their way out of it by claiming to have permission to cross when they get caught. Then later, they discover that forest rangers are not allowing people near the mountain, so they get up at 3AM in order to get past the gate before the rangers arrive. This allows them to actually succeed in their mission and bury the ring.
Gavin versus Jack at real life tennis. To call it a Curb-Stomp Battle would be putting it politely, as Jack completely thrashes him. While considerably heavier than he is.
Matt Hullum got to direct a music video for the Barenaked Ladies, and nearly all of the Rooster Teeth crew cameos in it. Behold: "Odds Are".
While The RT Community team and the RT Staff team do really well in Episode 3 of The Gauntlet, special mention must go to RyanHaywood, who is pretty much the only member of the AH team to capture the hill and play properly, at one point serving as a huge Spanner in the Works to the other three teams by murdering a large chunk of them all. Burnie briefly drops his Donald Trump-esque performance to sincerely praise Ryan for doing so well, given his team's lacklustre performance. Ryan's rampage actually enables the AH team to bump up from 4th place to 3rd place, narrowly forcing Team Internet Celebrity into 4th place.
The winner of the match overall? Team RT Community.
Episode 4 of the Gauntlet. As they are now in something of a quagmire, Team AH and Team Internet Celebrity are snapping at one another's heels, with the final two players left being Gavin and Justine. Gavin narrowly wins.
Earlier, Miles proves that all his years of playing Sonic have paid off, as he easily aces the course while his opponents struggle despite their significant head start.
iJustine: "Who plays this sh*t?"
Miles: "I DO! SUCK MY BALLS!"
During the Extra Life 2013 live stream, Ryan commits to setting up a Twitter account for a certain milestone. It hits 15,000 followers in under 5 minutes.
In Episode 5 of the Gauntlet, Team RT Staff narrowly win by a matter of seconds.
Episode 7, during the redemption match, everyone assumed either FreddieWong or Ryan would win the Unreal Tournament. But, you know who won? GREG! He outright states that he's terrible with Pc games, so how does he win? Camping and luck! After wins, he descends into full on madness.
Fluffy the Immunity Dog: [Tries to jump out of his arms]
Greg: You're not getting away. Nothings getting away from me ever again. Not you, not the community team, not the $10,000! So ladies and gentleman, get used to this face, THIS FACE, and everything else, 'cuz it's time! WHOOOOO! It's time to win the Gauntlet!
Along with Rooster Teeth's announcement of their first movie production, Lazer Team, the company supplied an Indiegogo link for fans to support. With the donation period lasting a month, they reached their goal of $650,000 in less than 12 hours after the announcement.
Donations for Lazer Team have hit ONE MILLION DOLLARS in just two days. If that isn't awesome then I don't know what is. Considering that this is fan-funded, I think its safe to say that the fans are awesome as well.
Lazer Team is now the highest funded film in Indiegogo history, with a final total of US$2,480,421. For perspective, that's 382% of their original goal.