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  1. I'll gladly join in on some multiplayer if you know of a decent host. I like doing the whole exploration thing so I won't mind the transatlantic latency, though I'm really down for anything. The best is finding techs like the anti-grav and flying around hilariously.
  2. Log in to LoL after over a year of not playing, notice everyone on my friend list is in some ranked division or another, funniest part being that some guys who were complete scrub-lords when I played are now gold and platinum players, and people I remember as being completely sensible and willing to cooperate are in silver/bronze. Looks like everything is working as intended? At least it's a lot prettier now! The biggest problem I'm having playing is that the store feels really slow to navigate, but it did ever since they changed it to have recommended/all items with a bunch of nested menues.
  3. I like a karaoke night all the time especially the incoming planned one
  4. I got an email message that at least there was a break in and a number of accounts may have been compromised including names and hashed passwords, so you should probably change your password if you haven't been playing.
  5. I've seen map counting in Killing Floor, I guess I was confused on what SourceMod could do
  6. Why not track how often a map is being played, and if it exceeds a certain percentage threshold then it is not available for nomination, on top of the recently played maps?
  7. I tried the demo last night, you guys totally win for having a Dio reference. Best of luck with the campaign!
  8. Garian

    Dota 2

    I will always and forever send Greevils to their untimely (in that it is not soon enough) death at the (no) hands of the enemy middle tower. At least once.
  9. we now live in the golden age of mass media economics. it's just a shame that the only people who have figured that out have no musical talent. The fact is that obscurity and failure of bands now is either because A) they suck; or they suck at publicity. Good luck with that!
  10. Garian

    Borderlands 2

    So I killed "Tumbaa" and got an amazing Tediore shotty that seeks out targets on reload AND fires until it explodes. My first orange, natch. This game is seriously the best
  11. Garian

    Borderlands 2

    gunzerker, pendejos! *insert grunting here* Though I need to run fullscreen at a lower resolution, I get crummy frames in a fullscreen window with most settings to low.
  12. http://virt.bandcamp.com/track/mixtape-bomb-toss (also there are some full level bgm songs with vocals on the Double Dragon Neon soundtrack)
  13. JH you are oddly prescient: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/14/fantagraphics-to-publish-ed-piskors-hip-hop-family-tree-as-a-book.html and this is fantastic news
  14. Ys 1 & 2 (PC Engine port) "Ice Ridge of Noltia" has always been an amazing ice-area themed song to me. Song composed by Yuzo Koshiro, this version arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu.The first time I recall listening to it was after talking with Mr. MAGFest about the Ys 3 ports/soundtracks and mentioning that I was looking to collect as many versions as possible, so he sent me a rip of Ys 1 and 2's songs. This track has always stuck with me since then, it's got some extremely high energy and feels like progressive pop music to me. There's just so many dynamic things going on, the chimey FM-sounding synths really set the tone for a "cold" area, the rest of the instrumentation really adds to the adventure aspect of the Ys series of games. I also really love the secondary lead bass going on, every time I listen to the song I just hear more and more to it that amazes me.
  15. Yeah, there's a LOT going on, it's amazing how much Mr. Piskor has condensed into each strip without making them too long individually. Watching how the "family tree" grows each week is also really interesting, and so far as I can tell he hasn't even gotten past 1980. JH why would you not want to get spammed by BB? Nearly everything they post is quality Although I do agree that there needs to be a cleaner way of digging through the archives.
  16. So over the last year or so I've been following a semi-regular feature on Ed Piskor's web comic Brain Rot: "The Hip Hop Family Tree: A Look into the Viral Propagation of a Culture." The comic itself is hosted on the very sexy geek blog Boing Boing and is worth checking out. The series is a brief history of how hip-hop began in New York and spread out via the artists that catalyzed the movement, and so far as I can tell the author is doing all of his own research and attempting to be as accurate as possible. I started reading with passing interest because I grew up in a subtly racist household where rap music was not accepted, but I always had a few guilty pleasures and as I've grown through my adulthood I've come to make my own decisions on the music I enjoy. I've found the series to be fascinating because I didn't realize the history was so nuanced, and it sheds a light on a lot of the ideologies of the old school DJs and MCs. Secondly it led me to a revelation that SHOULD have been obvious: one of my favourite songs from Vice City was a Melle Mel song that was attributed to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, "The Message." The song always captivated me because it was like a socially conscious song that flowed as well as or better than Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks." I had no idea that it is as famous as it was (because I am a fucking moron ), just goes to show, y'know? Anyway I'm just kinda rambling, in my opinion it is some very essential reading for all music fans, even those who aren't interested in hip hop music, because it's a different kind of exposure and it helps to bring the human element to a subject that is often very polarized unnecessarily (even here there are "OMG I HATE X GENRE" folks). We'll see, yeah?
  17. Garian

    Black Mesa

    And is among the first games to be Greenlit!
  18. This can't be bumped enough. 80's future-retro goodness, that's what's up.
  19. Harrison Ford has said that his interpretation is that Deckard is a human, and the theatrical release backs him up. Scott's own admission is that the revisionist cuts he's made have all been to fully flesh out his take on the story, but if Deckard is a replicant then really doesn't the story lose some (if not all) meaning, as far as questioning his humanity? Just goes to show that you can give a hack good editors but you can't make him think
  20. Less of a feeling that Valve's item server has something against me!
  21. "This has been a Treasure, Inc. production. 'Til next time: peace out, God bless, and may the force be with you."
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