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Achievement Hunter is an ongoing series created by Rooster Teeth staff member Geoff Ramsey, in which staff members and contributors from the community demonstrate how to earn achievements in various games and enjoy them in various ways.

Achievement hunter logo

The Achievement Hunter logo, as of 2014

Achievement Hunter was born from Pattillo and Ramsey's interest in gaming achievements and the realization that there wasn't a community-based achievement website. In turn Achievement Hunter was created, which shares the design, user profiles and forums of the main Rooster Teeth website. The site regularly releases achievement guides, Easter egg videos, and select volunteers from the Rooster Teeth community to help moderate the website. The Achievement Hunter Twitter handle is @AchievementHunt.

The most frequent videos come from the six most prolific employees and top golden Achievement Hunter cast members: Geoff Ramsey (RT co-founder / AH co-founder), Jack Pattillo (Achievement Hunter's first employee), Gavin Free (RvB Season 7 director / Host of The Slow-Mo Guys), Ray Narvaez, Jr. (Community Hunter turned full-time employee), Michael Jones (Host of Rage Quit), and Ryan Haywood (Game Fails manager). Unlike any other dedicated-achievement website, Achievement Hunter is highly dependent on public contributions and has guides across different games and platforms, allowing the site to expand its focus from Xbox 360 games to those on PC, PS3, Steam, iPhone, and Windows Phone 7. Along with the main Rooster Teeth website, Achievement Hunter has achieved great popularity since its inception.

SeriesEdit

Fails    

Fails of the weak

Fails of the weak DVD

Later that same year two new series were introduced, Fails of the Weak in Halo Reach being one of them. This series highlights mistakes and glitches found in Halo: Reach; most of these videos are submitted to Achievement Hunter by the community, depicting themselves failing. Each Friday, Jack and Geoff upload a video with at about ten fail clips showing the fails with both of them commenting on the fail's humor. "Fails" met with great success and even spun off its own Youtube channel, GameFails. They have recently shown their 100th Fails of the Weak video and made a montage of fails to celebrate. Upon its release, this series moved into Halo 4.


HORSE and PIG / Achievement HuntEdit

Hunt

Achievement Hunt

The other series that aired in late 2010 was Achievement HORSE with Jack and Geoff, also featuring exclusively Halo: Reach maps. Similar to the basketball game of H-O-R-S-E, the players win rounds to give the other player letter (e.g. Jack wins round 1, Geoff gets a letter H) until one player has spelled out "horse" and wins the game. In this version of Horse, the players (typically Geoff and Jack, but more recently other Rooster Teeth employees have been playing as well/in their stead) compete in an obstacle course until one of them reaches the objective and wins the round. The obstacle courses are Forged in Halo: Reach and are sent to Jack and Geoff by fans. Occasionally they will play a shortened Achievement PIG due to time constraints. So far there have been two company-wide tournaments with employees from Achievement Hunter and Rooster Teeth. Additionally, there is Achievement Pig for Trials Evolution, which also features fan sent obstacle courses, alongside with the Halo: Reach Horse series. Upon its release, this series moved into Halo 4. In October 2013, the HORSE series was replaced with Achievement HUNT , which is the same basic concept, except a different game is used every round.

Rage QuitEdit

Ragequit

In 2011, a new series debuted, called Rage Quit, in which "test subject" Michael Jones, is subjected to difficult or exasperating games until "he eventually has an aneurysm and we have to rush him to the emergency room," as described by Geoff Ramsey. Michael often plays smaller, lesser-known XBLA games of low quality, adding to the level of frustration. Since its creation, it had become a hit weekly series.

2011 Smaller SeriesEdit

Also in 2011, four new series were created by the Achievement Hunter staff for their audience. The first series is "This is...", which introduces new video games that came out recently. The game presented in "This is..." typically is released a day or two prior to the "This is..." video and is often accompanied by some achievement guides from the Achievement Hunter staff for the new game. The second series is titled "Things To Do In:" and presents its viewers with alternative ways to play and interesting things to do in video games like Saints Row 3, Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, and Minecraft. The third series made is called "A Look Back At" and is a spin-of from the "This is..." videos. In "A Look Back At," Achievement Hunter employees Fragger and Ray re-introduce old XBOX 360 games that might have been overlooked in their release but are now classic games.

Let's PlayEdit

The final series that aired that year is called "Let's Play". The "Let's Play" videos are some of the most viewed and liked videos from the fans of Achievement Hunter. The first "Let's Play" videos are from Michael Jones and Geoff Ramsey when they were playing Saints Row 3 together with live commentary. Eventually more videos were made from the staff of Achievement Hunter, varying from Saints Row 3 to

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Lets Play logo

Assassin's Creed to Trials: Evolution, however the most popular videos are the "Let's Play" for Minecraft with Jack, Geoff, Michael, Gavin, Ray, and Ryan. The Minecraft videos receive millions of views each week and, since fans like them so much, the Achievement Hunter team decided to "upload new Minecraft Let's Plays each week until we die," as stated by Geoff Ramsey. Due to their huge popularity, the "Let's Play" videos received their own dedicated Youtube channel, Let's Play, which is updated every weekday with videos. This includes GTA V on Monday, Let's Build and GO! along a Let's Fail on Tuesday, a series Let's Play on Wednesday, VS on Thursday, and a Minecraft Let's Play on Friday.

VSEdit

This show is a competition show, where a champion is challenged by the challenger to

VS Episode 52

VS Logo

a game of their choosing. The trophies are a wrestling belt and a golden rooster.Whoever wins in an episode gets to keep these for a week until at least the next episode, where they get challenged. The challenger rotation was initially the order of their desks clockwise (Gavin, Ryan, Jack, Geoff, Ray, Michael), but is now determined by the results of a Go Kart race in VS Episode 52. Starting in episode 52, Lindsay officially joined the VS line up. The current challenger rotation is Jack, Ryan, Michael, Gavin, Ray, Lindsay, Geoff.


GO!Edit

This show is a competition to get a visible achievement or perform a certain task (assigned by Geoff) in any game the players choose. The winner is awarded a sticker to be placed on a crude paper board that Gavin Free and Geoff Ramsey made (Most of the crew thought Millie Ramsey had made the board.)

GO!

GO! logo

The first player to fill up their section of the board (five wins) with stickers will be awarded a pizza party with Geoff and a friend. In GO!, Geoff is the host, while Gavin, Ryan, Jack, Michael, and Ray are the competitors. Lindsay and Kerry are also on the board though their appearances have been very few. Ray wins the first GO and the first ever pizza party. He decides to bring Kerry along as his guest. (GO episode 17) Ray also becomes the winner of the second pizza party (Go episode 31) though it is slightly different than the previous one.


Full PlayEdit

This show is simply full playthroughs of older games, like Resident Evil: Revelations. This series is usually only hosted by Michael, who sometimes has guests with him. There have been 2 full playthroughs so far, Resident Evil: Revelations and State of Decay, as well as an ongoing series in Banjo-Tooie.


Cast & CrewEdit

Achievement Hunter 2014

The current Achievement Hunter line up from RTX 2014. From left to right: Matt, Jeremy, Kdin, Lindsay, Michael, Gavin, Geoff, Ryan, Ray, Jack, and Caleb.

CastEdit

CrewEdit


Recurring Guests Edit

Dan the Man

Community Hunter Edit

  • Franco Scarcello: 2012–present

Rooster Teeth Edit

Former Edit

ShowsEdit

Current ShowsEdit

Past ShowsEdit

ScheduleEdit

MondayEdit

  • Let's Play GTA
  • AHWU
  • Countdown
  • Game Fails: The Daily Fail

TuesdayEdit

  • Five Facts
  • Trial's Files
  • GO!
  • Let's Build
  • Let's Play
  • Game Fails: The Daily Fail

WednesdayEdit

  • Things To Do In...
  • Achievement HUNT
  • Let's Play
  • Game Fails: The Daily Fail

ThursdayEdit

  • How To:
  • VS
  • Let's Play
  • Rage Quit / Play Pals
  • Game Fails: The Daily Fail

FridayEdit

  • Let's Play Minecraft
  • Fails of the Weak
  • Game Fails: Weekly Recap

TriviaEdit

  • All the Achievement Hunters have edited videos during their time at Rooster Teeth.
    • Gavin edits Let's Play Minecraft episodes and Things To Do In.
    • Michael edits Rage Quits and Let's Plays.
    • Ray edits Achievement Guides and Let's Plays.
    • Geoff edits Trials Files and Red vs Blue.
    • Jack edits Achievement HUNT, Fails of the Weak, and AHWU.
    • Ryan edits Let's Play GTA and is in charge of the Game Fails channel.
    • Lindsay has edited/edits various Minecraft Let's Plays and Things To Do In. She also co-hosts Coming Soon with Kdin.
    • Caleb edits Game Night.
    • Kdin created and edits/co-hosts Coming Soon and edits Countdown. Kdin also edits Let's Builds and Let's Plays formerly done by JJ.
    • Fragger edits Retro Active/A Look Back At.
    • Franco edits Five Facts.
  • Let's Play - Surgeon Simulator 2013: Alien Transplant, uploaded on Jan 31, 2014, is currently the most viewed video on the YouTube Let's Play  channel.
  • Let's Play Minecraft, uploaded on May 11, 2012, is currently the most viewed let's play on the YouTube Rooster Teeth channel.
  • Matt Bragg (Axialmatt) and Jeremy Dooley (Jerem6401) from the Community Hunter Channel were officially hired by Achievement Hunter at the second AH Panel at RTX 2014. The two joined the group in the panel.

Team NamesEdit

Main article: Achievement Hunter Teams

Most of the Achievement Hunters who have recurring pairings end up giving themselves team names.


Member Team Lads Team Gents
Gavin Michael Ray Geoff Jack Ryan
Team
Lads

Gavin

N/A Team Nice Dynamite X-Ray & Vav Plan G Team Trial & Error Team Love 'N' Stuff

Michael

Team Nice Dynamite N/A Team Better Friends Dynamic Dumb-Asses Team Angry Fat Team Crazy Mad

Ray

X-Ray & Vav Team Better Friends N/A Team Boner Jizz unknown R & R Connection
Team
Gents

Geoff

Plan G Dynamic Dumb-Asses Team Boner Jizz/Team Go Fuck Yourself N/A Team O.G. Team Magnum Dong

Jack

Team Trial & Error Team Angry Fat unknown Team O.G. N/A Team Same Voice

Ryan

Team Love 'N' Stuff Team Crazy Mad R & R Connection Team Magnum Dong Team Same Voice N/A
  • There are also triple teams that aren't Lads or Gents such as, Team Nice Dynameat (Michael, Gavin and Jack)
  • Lindsay and Kerry are officially Lads but often play on Gents to balance the teams.

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