TitanFall PC Impressions

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Well, I was able to snag a Titanfall beta code…about a day before they just opened it up to everybody. But, that is usually how it goes now doesn’t it?  I figured I would give my initial impressions as a level 7, indicating I’ve played for a few hours at least.  It’s hard to cram all the time I want into the game given my life schedule, but I’m trying.  The first thing I’m reminded of while playing this is Call of Duty, which is fitting given the studio behind this game was started by the former head of Infinity Ward, the studio that arguably brought CoD into the forefront with the first Modern Warfare.  But enough about that, let’s dig into Titanfall and how it feel on the PC?

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IH-MC back online… for now

Minecraft steve about to get got by a creeper.

Look out, Steve!

Well, after a few weeks of down time the IH-MC server is back up.  The latest update (1.7.2/.4) really did a number on a lot of plugins, many of which were already not updated even for 1.6.x when it was released.  After about an hour of up time the server just sort of shit on itself and crashed.

But no more.  While many plugins are still beyond old they are still functioning without error.  A couple did have to be disabled though, the biggest of which is the Economy system until I’m able to hack together a working version.  Since no economy is present the Towny taxes and upkeep features have been disabled as well.  These are likely to stay off even after the economy is fixed unless we get a sudden surge of players.  So for now, it’s up and working and a SkyBlock map will be added soon.

On a sadder note, the server itself is on borrowed time as I will be moving in June/July to a location with sparse internet and a complete lack of room to have a server setup for a long while.  It may be over a year before I am even in a place were I’ll be able to have a dedicated desktop, let alone enough room to have a separate server like we have now.  So, if you are/were a regular and don’t want to see your work possibly lost comment and ask for a schematic of your buildings.  I’ll gladly get one to you before the plug is pulled in about 5 months.

UPDATE: OK, still experiencing technical difficulties keeping the server online.  Still on console errors and it will just crash unexpectedly.  Continuing to troubleshoot and keep it up when I see it’s down.  Doing my best.

GTAV and missing the point

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Three Ass-migos

May not come as much surprise, but the reviews out for GTAV are all glowing praises. Destructoid giving it a 9, IGN dropping a 10 on the game. Joystiq, Guardian, Polygon, all giving it 9.5′s and 5/5 ratings. Really the only bad things I’ve seen come from reviewers who don’t seem to “get” it.

Now, I’m not going to condemn them for their opinions because they aren’t really bashing the game as a horrible failure outright, but the issues they brought up are a little baffling given the game, its series as an entirety, and that they

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Happy (Late) Friday the 13th

Stabby stabby.

Stabby stabby.

Yeah yeah yeah, I missed it by a single day, so sue me. But this was too good to pass up. Enjoy and don’t go off killing people today, Mmmkay?

More importantly perhaps, don’t go off making 8 bahzillion crappy sequels to just an alright movie to begin with.

N4L: The Freemium Conundrum

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With the explosive popularity in smartphones a new arena was born for gaming to spread out onto and show new innovations in areas such as play-style, look, and most disturbingly, new pay models. While you can still just buy a game right out and play until it’s done, that seems to be the shrinking minority of how publishers are deciding to release their mobile games. More often these days a game is released in 2 variations, a paid-version which is just the usual method of play. Buy, play and that is about it, or you can download a free version

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New Vita, Vita TV, and Japan release date

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you look pale

Not only did Sony break some hard news about Japan not getting the PS4 until Feb. 22nd (Ouch, BTW) But they also revealed something pointless which is pictured to the left, ya know, because Nintendo remakes their handhelds every year and people keep buying that shit. But they also announced something…odd.

Let’s get to the redesigned PSVita. It’s slightly slimmer, slightly lighter, has slightly better battery and blah blah blah. Look, that is all great and happy and puppy farts and stuff, but if the damn thing still only has 4 worthwhile games since it was

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X1 to drop Nov. 22nd

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Remember way back when I said the PS4 was releasing Nov. 14th? Probably not because I’m all alone here, but anyways, I said that based on some rough info we’ve gotten about blah blah blah that the Xbox One is likely to be released in November as well. Well, Microsoft finally let it slip that, in fact, they are releasing their next-gen system on the 22nd of Turkey Month, shocking probably nobody.

Microsoft had a huge lead releasing the 360 and it was very likely the edge that kept them ahead in sales of the Ps3 ever since, so there

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Look, a new 3DS minus 1D for $129, Oct 12

curiouser and curiouser

curiouser and curiouser

 

So, that’s a thing now. Nintendo announcement a 3DS that isn’t 3D at all. The device looks to be able the size of the original 3DS if it was laid completely flat which makes sense since this is not a clam shell design at all, instead they are opting for a hinge-less design that won’t be able to comfortably fit into anyone’s pockets.

Now, a non-3D version makes great sense, hell, even the rigid design makes sense as long as they do something constructive with it, such as incorporating a MUCH larger battery that doesn’t

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