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1996 – The Year Alternative Rock Died a Messy, Forgettable Death

Some phenomenal hindsight of grunge, alternative rock, and how it became the very thing it stood against. I remember this year vividly. I was 15, at the height of my angst, and this caused me not only to re-live the … Full story

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Rock Paper Shotgun: Best Games Based On Books

Books! They’re like films without pictures, or games that are all cutscene. Old people and hipsters really like them, teenagers think they’re like totally lame, and quite frankly we should all read more of them. There are countless games inspired … Full story

Hierarchy [ 2015, books, commentary, games ]
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Mirror: Help Anonymous Wipe Daesh (ISIS) From The Web – Instructions

Instructions for finding ISIS-related websites 1. Get Python at https://www.python.org/downloads/ unless you already have it (Mac does) 2. Open Terminal (or Command Prompt for Windows) and type (without quotes) “python” 3. Now, this step requires a little explanation. Let’s set … Full story

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SyntheticX Gamleaon: Mad Max – With Commentary

MAD MAX – Cacophony This will be where I’ll have more to say.

Hierarchy [ 2015, commentary, funny, games, games for windows, graphics, review, video, youtube ]
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Not Quite: Video Game Franchises That Just Need to Stop

13 Video Game Franchises That Just Need to Stop. There is maybe one or two one this list that I agree with. They then filled it in with other games that had consecutive titles. The author has no idea about … Full story

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Cyberlink MediaEspresso v7 is a CROCK!

JUNK! First I was unable to convert to h265 and then it can’t read my FRAPs recorded videos?!! For FSM sake, even Microsoft Movie Maker can read them.  So lame.  They call it “next gen” and “easy to use tool” Media Espresso … Full story

Hierarchy [ 2014, commentary, consumerism, technology, video ]
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When Next Gen Is Missing the Next

Detail, polygons, shaders… all very important.  What I find most important are textures.  Artistic and accurate textures can bring life to anything, even simplistic character models and environments.  Water looking good — that’s a decent feat, trees with individual leaves, … Full story

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Movie Review: Flight

Hubris. It describes the protagonist, the antagonist, the obstacle and the resolution. Ok – so maybe not the resolution. I was not a fan of the secular point of view, primarily because I could identify with it. I’m familiar with … Full story

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LA Times – Boehner: Time for Senate to get to work and stop sequester

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-74581703/

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Video: I Miss Bad Company 2! BC2 Gameplay/Commentary

I agree with several of the points he makes in this video. Jungle setting, destructible buildings… those points are primarily level based. The games take place in different environments entirely. You may not be able to take down a whole … Full story

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Stop With the Online!

You’ve read this article before, and you’ve probably experienced some level of frustration at the hands of copy protection at some point, be it music, movies, or games. I don’t know what you’ve been up to either, if you haven’t. … Full story

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>Rockstar fails to see the forrest…

>Rockstar apparently wanted their little foot in the online pool. GTA IV for PC may be exclusive to XBOX Live (Windows) but since they have it all centralized via their Rockstar Social Club – it all depends on their servers … Full story

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>"a slogan among New Yorkers"

>The USS NY was christened yesterday and I saw an article on MSN about it that angered me. So matter of factly they state that the bow hull is made from scrap steel that was salvaged from the World Trade … Full story

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>BitComet

>It’s been a long time since I needed to download something I couldn’t find on a web page, and I guess that’s why I’ve stayed away from Torrents. I am digging through my pile of older games now and after … Full story

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>Check out Esquire’s list of how to be a mindless clone.

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>SLi x 3

>I think I’m done with computer gaming. I just don’t have the money to do it well. I invested for the monitor – and it’s served me well, but I just can’t believe what NVidia just announced – SLi x … Full story

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>Altruistic

>al·tru·is·tic [al-troo-is-tik] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation–adjective1. unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others (opposed to egoistic).2. Animal Behavior. of or pertaining to behavior by an animal that may be to its disadvantage but that benefits … Full story

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>Can LOLCATS be explained? Nope.

>Check out this really amusing article attempting to explain LOLCATS.You can’t do it, more importantly – no one should try.

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>Studio 60 "The Disaster Show"

>I was going to do a whole write up and comment about the 1st of the last 5 Studio 60 episodes. It is a rerun next week so I was fully expecting this to be the last one. I thought … Full story

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