The beta starts on Friday for PC and goes until Monday. It will be played. You may start your downloading now, preload it and you’ll be ready to go when it’s available. You’ll need UPLAY (yeugh) from here.
Tomb Raider 2013: Revisit
With Rise of the Tomb Raider on its way, I thought it might be a good time to take a second look at the one that got it all going again. I can’t believe it was 2013, seems like a long time ago. The hair was the big thing, it looked incredible… But yippy couldn’t actually play with it on. I had 2 780ti cards and it would struggle with the hair. Perhaps the physics dipped the performance, everything r else was ultra but not the hair. Today it was a single 980ti and even the hair was swaying. With…
SecureBoot Causes Windows 10 Problem 10586 Pro
Had a damn near heart attack and did some much put off maintenance on my system today. Last night it failed to boot and I was at a complete loss as to why. I had added in an M.2 onboard PCIEx drive (256 on a chip instead of in an SSD SATA drive) a while back for my foray into Windows 10 — really just needed an excuse to get something newer and faster. I’ve hit my SATA drive limit for the board since the very beginning, and having one less dedicated to an active drive was a nice thought.…
Extra Life 2015 – Gaming For 24 Hours on 11/07/2015!
A fundraising page for Source: Extra Life! Come join the fun! Join the Google Plus Hangout *update* There was a small setback last night. I got through some GTA V Online, Carmageddon Reincarnation, and was going to take a “break” in the chair with the ipad and some NFS and… zonk. Through caffeine — I had been robbing myself of sleep all week, so it made sense it finally caught up. It just proves I’m not such a young whipper snapper anymore! It was then a bad choice to start on my first cup of coffee and DiRT Rally. As…
Contest Update — More More More!
So here’s the deal — no response to the previous one so I’m now doubling down with the prize for the next 12 hours — anyone who donates will be entered to win both the previous prize of the $10 to LooneyLabs but also a limited edition Extra Life wooden iPhone / Samsung / Other major brand case for $10 ($30 value!) If that sounds cool to you, hit up the donation link in the post below!
Mega 80s Mashup | Danielle Ate the Sandwich & David Bashford – YouTube
This is gonna be big! #80sMegaMashup
Forget Oregon’s Gunman. Remember the Hero Who Charged Straight at Him.
No amount of murder seems likely to result in gun control soon. So let’s do what we can to stop the lunacy—by reserving the limelight for the vet who rushed the killer. Source: Forget Oregon’s Gunman. Remember the Hero Who Charged Straight at Him.
Somebody uploaded 50+ of K-Mart’s in-store music tapes from the 90s
Flashback… to shopping. Source: Community Audio : Free Audio : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive #KMART #90sMusic
It has waxed and waned over the past few months but I am attempting too grasp a true appreciation in life. I’m taking stock and even thought to myself the other morning, as I was listening to my morning as conference call and cleaning out the dishwasher, that I should write down the tidbits here and there that make me smile. I specifically want to note the high spots that I never seem to be able to remember when I’m feeling down on myself. I have heard from those older and wiser that many times it is those little things…
13th century insult discovered etched into the walls of Nidaros Cathedral – Medievalists.net
LAURENSIUS CELVI ANUS PETRI / Lars is Peter’s butt. Source: 13th century insult discovered etched into the walls of Nidaros Cathedral – Medievalists.net
I was a big fan of Mafia II:: Video: Mafia III Reveal Trailer
So I admit I saw this sponsored in YouTube. I really loved the second one. I don’t remember playing the first but the play-ability was decent and the story itself was fabulous. Besides a really really hard part I was stuck on for a long long time, I finally beat it and finished the game. I was not disappointed… by the game, but it didn’t leave the characters in a great spot. I wasn’t even thinking sequel at the time. Hopefully this does as well of a job of capturing the time period.
I was given information last night at IOP that instantly filled me with trepidation, doubt, fear… I have a copay. Yet another promise based on nothing, no proof, just a usually… And of course my insurance is different. They have a payment plan and I shared my concern with the person in charge: that I can’t afford it right now and I am afraid that will either directly impact my ability to continue or that I could use it as an excuse for not continuing.
Thoughts While AFK
If I want to listen to Paranoid Android, why Spotify, would I want to listen to Interpol. You should know my age by now. No, bad Spotify! Also music related, has Pitbull purchased stock in makers of Fireball whiskey? It’s become a thing and then I hear his song which makes me wonder which came first. The song even breaks down”we are bringing it back” …or maybe he invested in Prilosec. One of the side effects of not only the night of ill repute (6/4-6/5) but the afternoon of attempted mitigation (6/7) was poison ivy/something. I know what to look…
DIRT Rally / Mortal Kombat / Dead or Alive 5 / Carmageddon / ESO
On tonight’s agenda was Dirt Rally. I got the email about the early access and had to jump on it. 10% extra off isn’t much but l loved everything they’ve dive since Grid. It was way underrated but DIRT really brought then front and center. Showdown was a good effort, it fell short but filed the demo Derby hole in my library for a while. Wreckfest (by Bugbear) is shaping up to be quite nice. They’re doing the same result access but they’ve got an entirely different genre of racing. DIRT Rally really does create the feeling of keeping your…
So far is been a good couple weeks playing RockSmith (RS). I came into it knowing nothing so the pick holding tutorial was right up my alley. It did not really touch on the fingers though, which is the current challenge. I expected to go through a tedious process of strumming one string at a time, learning basic cords, and otherwise simple maneuvers. I was pleasantly surprised when almost immediately it was encouraging me to try a song. The first few songs you try only use the E string, then the C string… keeping with the top 5 frets. Before…
Far Cry 4 and the Problem of Too Much to Do
Forbes: Far Cry 4 and the Problem of Too Much to Do A great article, though I will never complain there is to much to do, in any game ever.
IGN Borderlands PreSequel SHIFT code
He Said “to blooog, and to blog is to bluff!”
I was asked by my friend Dan if I blogged anymore. I guess the answer is no; not personally. The reason? I’m partially paranoid, covering my tracks, but I also don’t take the time. I would use it as my outlet, but I’m less figuring out life now as trying to practice it, so there’s not as much to write other than “Yep, still hard. Going to keep trying because I can’t give up” There are plenty of parenting blogs, mothering blogs, fathering blogs, single patenting blogs… All so much more interesting than anything I could come up with. All I’d…
The other side of Elder Scrolls Online
Horses and catapults and castles. It’s always been my dream since I was little. I had Legos to build the castles and countless battles on their walls. Entire stories would unfold on that coffee table. It is only now why I realize it couldn’t just stay set up there all the time. I have enjoyed the knights and castles games of previous yore, experienced the endless grind of WoW and played anything that smelled of questing. Oblivion won me over with it’s expanse, it’s lore. The story is told nowhere else other than though the game, many games, which all…
I used to have time… Oh so much time. It may yet return but just totally found a phenomenal review on GOG… It was written by me, I was nodding and yes yes yesing to 2012 me, which I saw once I got to the end. I noticed I hadn’t really posted lately and there is a ton to elaborate on. New coding both for work and home with projects like using visual studio for web design with aspx. I got a little into Leap programming (got it to connect) and need to try some more coding for glass. I’m…
How Much Fun is Goat Simulator? A Troughful.
So I bought into Goat Simulator in the early days where it only loved in our hearts and minds (and a gameplay video). The Internet demanded it, and it was brought forth, the only bugs fixed were those that made it crash. It was briefly touched, packaged and sent out into the world. You will love it, and even if you only play it once you could still be spending your $10 on worse things, like a live goat for example. It is so simple, it’s a world set to go, to explore, as a goat. There are buildings and…
Review – South Park: The Stick of Truth
So the stick of truth will be out on Tuesday. I’m stupidly excited for it. I have always appreciated South Park, as they are. Potty humor, downright gross humor, it enables them to bring an otherwise unobtainable method down to a very simplistic, but not dissimilar metaphor. As the years have progressed and they’ve gotten better with the digital it’s just been a matter of time that it would translate into a video game. It would have been especially cool if the episode timed for the game’s release actually occurred as intended and the game elaborated on a touched on…
Battlefield 4: Second Strike
So I don’t think I really got into the China Rising pack but here I have some observations on Second Strike Second Strike was released on Tuesday for Premium members on PC – this was the “XBOX Exclusive” level that was released first instead of China Rising. It contains 4 levels from previous versions and they’re ridiculously detailed. Operation Firestorm Operation Metro Gulf of Oman Caspian Border There is something to be said for adding a few bushes and rocks to otherwise familiar levels. In Operation Firestorm it turns the sandy expanse of open killing ground into a much more…
Battle Report – Battlelog / Battlefield 4
Battle Report – Battlelog / Battlefield 4. Bomb mode — demolition? destruction? annaliation? I think that’s right, has some serious balance issues. 2.5 hours for that round because no one could get the bomb to the target without getting dead. Plus the bomb would jump like 2000 feet in the air and no one could get it so it would reset to the next position.
Review: BioShock Infinite
The world forms around you. You enter a familiar place but it is still very new, dropped into a preloaded consciousness. You had a job, you knew why you were here, simply follow the instruction and the goal will be complete. You’re lifted into this futuristic utopia high in the clouds, where so many are so happy to go about their day but there is a dark brooding, uneasiness to it all. It can’t be that perfect, a distrust. There are sins too foul to wash away. You explore, hearing much about the status quo and the rebellion trying to gain traction. Rights,…