Josh "Spikey00" Y.
Josh   Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
 
WARNING: I'm currently not adding anyone for trades. Otherwise, all friend requests are currently automatically ignored; so, leave a reason on my profile if I'm expecting to receive an invite from you. Thanks!

I am a volunteer moderator and main maintainer of Arcen Games' AI War Steam Hub community page whose posts should be considered opinion or personal prospective, and not necessarily those of Arcen Games.

似水流年 - Years Flowing Like Water
Weary, with no words or tears, I look at the endless sea,
Confused, I look at the endless sky
Like a small boat, my heart is tossed in waves,
I look at my days and wonder
Where am I going?
I can’t see, but I’m willing to keep on

Just who is steering this tiny boat
Struggling to stay afloat in this sea of sadness
My heart mourns
The years flow by like water
The past is gone, forever

All I have now are memories, chains and chains of memories,
I long for yesterday, but time cannot turn back
My youth is gone, all is changed
But not my love
My love will stay, forever

望著海一片 滿懷倦 無淚也無言
望著天一片 只感到情懷亂

我的心又似小木船
遠景不見 但仍向著前

誰在命裡主宰我
每天掙扎 人海裡面
心中感嘆 似水流年
不可以留住昨天

留下只有思念 一串串永遠纏
浩瀚煙波裡 我懷念 懷念往年
外貌早改變 處境都變 情懷未變

留下只有思念 一串串永遠纏
浩瀚煙波裡 我懷念 懷念往年
外貌早改變 處境都變 情懷未變

Currently Online
Information
I'm a mid-20 year old gamer who resides in Alberta, Canada who started playing Counter-Strike: Source since the creation of this Steam account, and forever sold my heart to Counter-Strike and the Command and Conquer franchise since childhood. I'm not a particularly sociable and outgoing individual, so be aware while interacting; I don't intend to offend though.

Nearly all my wealth on Steam is from CSGL betting ( LoungeStat chart [i.imgur.com]) and investment that came from an initial $240 buy-in, and both speculative but profitable hobbies have become a significant part of my insignificant life. I also work about three to five days every week elsewhere. Conversely, I have never opened a single case or played on a true gambling site ever, and unfortunately I'm highly frugal with every dollar I have. I've only ever given away skins to one supportive friend who I've known for many years.

I don't add for trades, only trade offers will be considered. I'm not currently really looking to do much trading unless you're significantly overpaying--too much hassle and calculation compared to using OPSkins. You can find my account here [opsk.in]; I've sold $4K USD up until March 2016 from 2015.

Current betting status in March 2016: quite abysmal. Lost 2.5k USD, somewhat on last legs if this last betting set of items is lost without at least a 1.5x return on its value. Overall set me back about five months.

CS:GO
I come from a background from playing years of CS:S leading into the closed CS:GO beta with some competitive background from scrimming via IRC but mostly casual community server play. Now I mostly play matchmaking at a relatively casual level.

I lapse into periods of inactivity due to work or motivation which decays my rank back into placement, but I always float around a real rank of around MGE (pre-rank update, DMG during rank inflation). This causes a lot of inconsistency in aim ability, but I fundamentally tend to be a much more cerebral support player who attempts to make very precise calls, identify and shore up flanks and hold control of areas, follows entry frag (and hopefully trades), and loves post-plant mindgames.

I heavily favour a default slow-clearing style and while I haven't ever been IGL (and would gander I'd be mediocre even with reliable players), I might fit well as a subordinate IGL. Almost everything I do is a deliberate action to exploit the weaknesses of the opponent; positioning and psychology is my infatuation, but I'm not disillusioned to believe I possess star quality.

I don't smurf or throw matches to play against opponents below my rank, as it is interesting to neither of us especially when I'm flanked and killed without being traded anywhere and everywhere. However as mentioned above I run into inactivity problems, and enjoy playing with friends who are placed lower than I should be. But only occasionally do I 30-40 bomb consistently even against nova-skilled opponents--I tend to be the consistent player who gets ~20-25 kills every game.

PC Specifications
Random metal pieces I put in a box in early 2014
4670k @ 44x/42x cache 1.290v/1.300v on 212 EVO
770 GTX @ unlocked voltage for lazy pseudo-OC
8x2GB RAM @ 1600MHz/10CAS
QNIX 2710 @ OC 110Hz colourprofile'd
G303 @ 1800 DPI on 3.5 sens
K95 Cherry Red
Sennheiser HD598 / Siberia V2
GigaWorks T40 audiophile-heathen Series
Blue Yeti (mic)

Stream
Occasionally I stream random things, such as CS, and more niche things like Mount and Blade, Total War series, and Project M. Feel free to follow me here on Twitch [twitch.tv]; it's hardly anything yet, but I still try for that chance of having a respectable small community stream.


CaptainCarlos is here and now baby, standby because we are in the drop zone in deportation mode every Sunday coming to you all the way live via satellite. Action-packed, double-wrapped, high speed low drag, factory authorized, clinically tested, and clinically proven dog, this is all that I know.

"It's so hard for me to see the future when I'm always looking backwards..."
"Regret and nostalgia can be a dangerous combo. You can't change the past, Max. You just have to accept your choices and 'walk on.' Which is my clever exit cue."



I'm so dirty ( • __ • )
Review Showcase
9.4 Hours played
[Played LiS thoroughly off-Steam: please don't mind listed playtime.]

Feigning the mundane maturing of a young adult discovering the value in second opportunity for the choices in everyday dialogue and relationships, Life is Strange suddenly graduates to responsibility and flourishes to capture its own identity, leaving its perfectly-imperfect imprint upon this growing interactive cinema genre. It transforms into a journey about people: their flaws, fears, regrets, and insecurities--and shows you how they can mesh together as a special masterpiece about how life can be strange.

DONTNOD's pioneer foray accomplishes its storytelling with powerful nostalgia in a direction that feels organically improvised--chaotic akin to life--with excellent sound and music assets, genuine and interesting atmosphere, uniquely immersive aesthetics style, distinct voice acting, and decision consequences that mean and matter more than most comparable games. These individual elements fall to form a deep empathetic experience that can leave you emotionally exhausted, and amazed how it managed to accomplish that.

I'm an ethusiast gamer with a high mental guard, and since childhood FPS and RTS have reigned over as my favourite genres. After these three years of The Walking Dead coming into spotlight and recently experiencing Life is Strange however, interactive cinema has become a truly unique treasure that I am humbly grateful for as a format that pushes and pulls deep intrinsic feelings far more effectively than any other. It was weeks since finishing could I finally move on from the emotional void caused by this game, but steadfast in appreciation that I had the chance to experience the culmination of the aggregate talent, trust in eventual success, and tremendous time investment to accomplish what so few even attempt to do within this industry, let alone succeed with.

This isn't a perfect game; there are significant early episode lip sync issues, some relatively low resolution textures, possible subjective disbelief in the cast of diverse characters, a few design gaffs such as a bottle collection sequence, and what might be a disappointing denoument leading to an imaginative conclusion, but it's still worth every minute of your time. Life is Strange has made me even more hopeful about this genre's future, and it's undoubtedly my best experience of 2015 by a wide margin.

Spending time on this review is my closure to Max and her story, and it's fair time to let go;

so,


Thank you for this experience, DONTNOD.

Recent Activity

95 hrs on record
last played on Nov 3
80 hrs on record
last played on Sep 26
15.7 hrs on record
last played on Sep 24
/frame Nov 13 @ 6:58am 
buddy if you up for trade add me. Interested in your desert eagle blaze.
pETR - 72% SKINS VIA BANK Nov 10 @ 4:37pm 
Is your hellraisers up for trade buddy?
Ahola S>HR Holo ST Mech Oct 20 @ 12:18am 
added for trade!
Pinicio Aug 8 @ 2:20am 
Having technical problems with AI war
PSY-PHI Jul 24 @ 5:23am 
Added for trade
Surt May 23 @ 11:28am 
Hey sorry to bother you right now but I wanted to play AI War with some Friends and we can't connect to each other...can you help me with that?