Friday, August 14, 2009


Right now, the charity fund raising group, The Speed Gamers are doing a live marathon of all the Mega Man games to raise money for The Earth Day Network.

If you'd like to fallow the live stream, you can watch it right here

*Correction*: It's not starting until 6 pm Central time, which means it's 7 for me

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yep, I was Paronoid

The TF2 Classless Update has come out today and... no tricks from Valve, just a modified version of cp_Sawmill. Now Sawmill has a Capture The Flag version, and according to Valve, the intelligence is "made entirely out of microfilm. Or possibly nylon."

Along with the new maps are several changes that are no doubt going to be controversial with fans. One such change is that Ubercharged players cannot be stunned by The Scout's Sandman anymore. Along with that, the Sandman's negative attribute has been changed from "no double jump" to less health.

Maybe this is just to lull us all into a false sense of security for the next update.


Deal of the Month - Epic Indeed

The site Xoxide is currently having a massive sale until the end of the month. On sale are tons of computer-related goodies including: Gaming mice, those fancy cases with all the lights, computer power supplies (also with fancy lights), fans (also with fancy lights), headsets, CPU cooling units. Sadly, no fancy lights are currently for sale.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TF2 Classless Update: Day 2

The next part of Valve's trickery announces a new gameplay mode for TF2; King of the Hill (KotH). KotH games consist of one point that begins locked for a minute or two. After a while, the point unlocks. When one of the teams is capping the point, a timer begins starting at 3 minutes. If the other team manages to move all their opponents from the point and begin capping it themselves, another timer starts at 3 minutes and the team that was previously on the point's time freezes at the time they had left.

The update also had one new KotH map, Koth Viaduct, and two previous maps converted into KotH, Nucleus and Sawmill.

While I'm not too happy with no new class update (though that's not guarunteed), KotH looks fun, and with more hats I'll have a better chance of getting one

Cool Thing Of The Week

The cool folks down at just added this cool little thing that I've been wanting since I was a wee lad.

What this is, is a little terrarium/tadpole tank themed around Yoda's home planet, Dagobah. It includes a mail form for tadpoles and food is only $40.

Hopefully, the frogs you get won't try to take over Pekopon

I could be next.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Well, I guess I was wrong

Remember how on the poll, one of the options was "Valve will do something crazy"? Those of you that voted for that are right... for now.

I'm still having a hard time trusting Valve ever since the Spy vs Sniper update. I'm always ready for them to pull a fast one on us all.

According to the TF2 Blog, the next update isn't going to be for any of the classes at all, in fact, they've even dubbed it the "Classless Update". The only thing that's really being done is that everyone's getting two new hats and the release of a popular community map, much like what was done with pl_hoodoo.

A patch does seem a bit much for only hats and a map... Or I could just be paranoid.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Do Not Be Alarmed

Some of you may have noticed a few changes to the site, like the little chat box to the left, and how the stuff at the top reads the headline first and the site info second. I'm also working on setting it up so that you get a "Read More..." on the articles, as opposed to one long one taking up half the page.

Another new thing we've got is that I just made us a YouTube page. By Monday or Tuesday, the TF2 Dub I've been promising should be up and we should be working on other videos (and yes, I mean that seriously) this week.

P.S., I really am serious.


This is why I love Nintendo

I was browsing Kotaku recently when i stumbled across this peculiar video of someone opening a peculiar package from Nintendo.

I was very surprised by what was inside

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I need to get this Dan

Looks like someone got creative in MUGEN with Dan Hibiki's Otoko Michi - an attack where he grabs his opponent and blows up both of them and leaves him with 1 life point left.

This one, however, takes out both of them.

The best part is Dan giving the thumbs up at the end.