sniper’s a good job, mate.

Here’s my favorite class video of the character classes in Team Fortress 2:

The Sniper.

I can’t quite nail down what I find so hilarious about this video.  It’s probably the combination of the Aussie accent, the sage career advice, and the pitch-perfect timing of the visuals.  It never fails to crack me up.

(Link NSFW due to comic violence and gratuitous gunplay.)

7 thoughts on “sniper’s a good job, mate.

  1. MarkHB says:

    Dad… dad… put mum on the ‘phone!

  2. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    I gotta get that game. the Scout looks like Vince Shlomi from the ShamWow and SlapChop infomercials. It’s freakin’ hilarious!

  3. Matt says:

    *grin* I used to play TF1 back in the days (mostly as a Pyro). My l33t FPS skills were somewhat lacking, as was my PC, and so I found it easiest to run up to people firing the flamer wildly, hopefully set them on fire, and even more hopefully run away again. It kinda worked, for values of “worked” that included “not very well”.
    In other news, I was reading through the Scalzi archives, and found a Youtube video starring the aforementioned Scalzi reading Shakespeare with several other writers. Thought you might like a look.
    http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/09/24/what-happens-when-i-get-a-little-too-much-coke-zero-in-me/#comments

  4. Bunnyman says:

    +1 Awesome for the Hunted reference…

  5. ATLien says:

    All the videos are great. The Scout fighting the Heavy always cracks me up, tho.

  6. Adam says:

    Ah… TF2. I used to run a server for it awhile back. Then they started making incremental changes to the game that felt a hell of a lot like socialist policy (and I kid you not in the least). Largely, it was a matter of putting into place changes to classes that discouraged skilled usage. That, and the game has a concept of “critical hits,” which are double damage boosts that happen at random intervals.

    It’s gone in a bit of a weird direction since. The last few patches (which I watch, though no longer play) have introduced an inventory system, item drops, and item levels.

    I suspect the next time I play I’ll need to spend a couple of hours leveling a sniper before a mine for gold with my machete…

  7. Kilahti says:

    My personal favourite is Meet the demoman.

    “prancing aboot with your heads full of eyeballs!”

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