Category: Games and Hobbies

Rooster Teeth Productions: Red vs Blue

by blue midget

A couple of years ago, some guys got together and started making a movie inside of the Microsoft game Halo. At first no one cared. But after a while, it gained popularity until it became a huge hit. They have since branched out into other games (Sim City, F.E.A.R.) but are still going strong with their original hit, Red vs. Blue. They have a rolling archive for anyone who is not a sponsor, so if you have any interest, head on over and take a gander at Episodes 1 & 2. You will need to download them and there is a bit of cursing involved so it’s not safe for work. I would definitely suggest that you watch both episodes before you decide whether or not you like them – and they definitely get more funny every time.

Be aware that because this is a rolling archive, if you don’t download them by the end of the week, they will be gone and you’ll have to wait until they rotate through the entire series again.

JeffK is BACK!

by blue midget

Go read him NOWNOWNOW!

Something Awful’s JeffK

Edit: I should have added the disclaimer that most of you will not “get” JeffK at all. Read at your own risk.

Bad Karma

by blue midget

This weekend, an unprecedented event occurred. In fact, I could scarcely believe it myself when it happened: I actually finished a game.

While this may seem like a relatively common event for most people, it isn’t for me. In my long history of gaming, I have only been able to finish two games in my entire life. That’s right, just two. Through a freak series of accidents, I will normally get to the very end of a game, in some cases down to the very last two or three fights, and something completely out of my control will happen and I will not be able to finish. Whether the computer blows up or my memory card suddenly becomes corrupted and unreadable, I cannot see the ending of a game. (By the way, I’m a ninja.)

You could possibly say that I have finished three games, but I wouldn’t count the third. Last summer, a friend of mine recommended Sacred, saying we could play it together. (I’m a sucker for playing games with friends.) Despite how buggy it was, I was completely addicted, and went on into the game a lot farther than he had. It’s a great game. First of all, the world is absolutely immense. When I finished the first few quests of the game and had tromped all over the area, I checked my stats and realized with surprise that I had only discovered 2% of the world. The main storyline doesn’t even take you into 10% of the gaming map – the game gives you the opportunity to forget about the main quest indefinitely to tromp off to other towns for quests and adventure elsewhere. If you’re the kind of person who insists on doing every single side quest and filling in every single part of the map, this may or may not be the game for you because it would take quite a while to finish. At any rate, I loved the game and really thought, with great excitement, that this may be the second game ever that I would finish, but no, it was not meant to be. At one point near the end, the game informs you that your character must go back and repeat everything on a higher level before you can continue on and finish the game. Screw that. I moved on to the next game.

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by redshift

I was getting ready to go on a storming protest there. As was the entire in-studio crowd. But lucky for us, Nadia sucks. Go Bo.

Besides that, I’ve just been addicted to WoW as usual. Anyone who’s played can comment to the same effect. It’s just that good. To think that EQ used to substitute…   My guild continues to kick ass, and I have a mage on the side that I’m having all kinds of fun with. Especially with the character transfers to the test realm, which let me test any newfangled talent builds that pop into my head without going completely broke…