Hmmm, I have signed copies of Black & White and Fable 3 & a bunch of associated swag which are pretty neat (It helps that my brother is Peter Molyneux's personal trainer - no, really, he is).
In game luckiness happens all the time though, but I like to try and pass it off as skill when it does
Honestly, nothing springs to mind. I feel like with games I don't really ever rely on luck... I'll keep doing something until I'm good enough to do it legitimately. I'm really competitive in that regard.
There's probably an obscure round in a multiplayer shooter where I got multiple kills in a row that I can't think of. I guess I'll go with getting 2 kills with one snipe shot back on Socom 2. Did it twice in my playtime, wasn't something you could plan for!
Other than that, maybe the "Trick Shot" ribbon on Gears 3. Most people tried to boost it, and I personally considered it to have a particularly fine line between skill and luck. You basically had to fire the Torque bow through an enemy's head cleanly (getting the kill of course) and then having it hit and stick to an enemy behind them, blowing them up. I saw two guys pretty much in line with each other running at me near the start of the game and just fired it up and got it. Was a great moment... probably 90% luck, 10% skill.
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I can't think of anything in particular I don't really think about most of my gaming exploits (if you can even call them that)
I was pretty luck to go to E3. That's right up there. So is a couple of last ditch flag captures on Call of Duty United Offensive. One in particular was when I was playing on UO_Dawnville, against EMC, a clan we were great friends with but who were also very good at what they did. The score was tied at 4-4, and a draw would of seen us draw the entire game, now on the final part of the final map.
We were Americans, and I'd been attacking through the centre the whole game with little success. Off the cuff I went left through the church and found myself unchallenged at their flag. There was a minute left on the clock and it was fifty seconds back to our flag at an uninterrupted dash. I grabbed it and ran back towards the church, killing the first defender. An enemy tank came round the corner and fired off a shell flying harmlessly over my head. 45 seconds.
I went through the church and into the graveyard. They were counterattacking down the centre and three of them had got the better of two of ours. 40 seconds. There was an MG emplacement set up pointing from the church towards where I was running. It opened up and took half of my health clean off. Stuck behind a large gravestone, I threw the last of my grenades and fired blindly where the muzzle flash was. It kept firing. 30 seconds.
These were the days before regenerating health so I figured I'd have to risk it. Thankfully I didn't. Two of my guys, Red and Static came flying out of a house, all hell blazing towards the MG emplacement, killing the gunner. 20 seconds. I got up and ran, with them two flanking me, through the last of the backyard, into a house. 10 seconds. I threw myself at the flag as I got shot by a sniper. My body landed on the flag point, with the flag capped.
Time left: 0:04.
That was probably my highlight from any clan play ever, probably the best match I have ever and will ever play. I'm sad to say I've lost the recording of it but I still remember that last minute. That was a mix of pure luck and skill, but for what its worth, that's one of my luckiest gaming moments. That thrill, that buzz of making the difference right at the death.
Hmm, do happy memories count too?
Back in 1999 when I was sitting with my best friends in my room, playing Super Smash Bros. on the N64. Man, those were the days. We wasted countless hours beating the crap out of ourselves.