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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Game Give away 6!

Next round of titles all for yooooouuuuuu!  Please make sure you put a direct link to your youtube channel as that will be the easiest way for me to contact you if you forget to check the blog now and then to see if you won or not.


Darksiders 2

Also if you still feel the urge to donate and help out Jed get back onto the internet, feel free.

Bioshock Infinite part 2

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bioshock Infinite clip 1

Thanks to my friend Reece for gifting me this.  He didnt need to but he went ahead away the legend.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thank you pc!

A while back I realized upgrading my nvidia drivers would semi break Powerdirector, what I use to make the clips.   So I've done my best to avoid updating it since the 301 series.  Well its up to 314 now, been a year since I updated and I needed to this time.  I've been playing bioshock infinite who a good local friend of mine bought it for me since he knew money was dumb and I probably wouldnt get around to it till a sale 3-6months from now.  Probably 6.  So yeah, pretty thrilled since thats rare.  Luckily I had a bunch of games in my library that I could pass over to him that he was interested in so I dont feel bad.

Anyway, the developer in all their fucking uselessness have done a few things in the games engine that I'm not pleased about, considering that they've been working with the same engine for many years.  One thing is when you activate vsync the game locks itself at 30 frames.  This is bullshit as it makes it a little jerky.  After playing it a couple hours I needed to see if there was a fix.  Turns out a few other things are broken too.  But I found the new drivers can force it and I'll be using vsync at 60 frames so I did that.  At times the game feels like locking at 30 again, but doing a quick look around the room seems to snap it out of its stupidness.

So now my video editor is a bit spastic.  Where as before I could compress things at say 13k bitrate and it would look nice, I now have had to find different ways to get it to work as its coming out all blocky and artifacty.  Thats a real word btw.  Real because I wrote it!  So The past 4 or so days I've been looking at other programs and stuff, and while I've found a couple good ones, I've managed to figure out a way that will hopefully make everything work again.  For whatever reason mpeg2 codec seems to work.  If I'm setting it between 25k-32k bitrate it comes out looking great.  At least so far on some of the clips I've experimented on.  The downside at the moment is clips are double the size.  So instead of me taking 7-8 hours or so to upload a eneric 2.3gb file for about 25min of video, I now do over 4gb for that same amount.   So I'd end up taking anywhere from 13-16 hours to upload stuff, and that sif my net isnt being stupid.  There have been times where my normal ones took 16hours.  Which is another reason I dont focus too much on youtube compared to others who upload stuff.  Sometime later this year we'll FINALLY have fibre, so maybe then my uploads wont be horrible.

So yeah, at the moment I've got a 19min clip thats just over 3gb.  I'll have to suffer that.  But I'll probably make some videos smaller depending on where I can cut it off without it looking shit.  Hopefully this mpeg2 thing works out for everything.  I've noticed my BF3 clips are fucking PICKY.  Times like this I wish I had a sexy laptop to do all my video editing from.  Probably a macbook so I can use Final Cut Pro, the best video editor out there but only for macs.  Oh well.  Chances of me ever affording something like that is...uh..ZERO!  Especially if I'm trying to save up for a disney trip to america next year.  Chances of that happening is dropping.  Need to find a job in the next 2-3months for that to even happen, otherwise pushed to the next year, and lord knows if I'll even be able to do that at all.

At least I'm still fairly healthy and not living on the street so I cant be all that upset at things.  Need to focus on the positives more rather than negatives or you'll be a miserable bastard for the rest of your life.  And thats no fun.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Damn spammers

Well its finally happened.  The spambots  have all found me.  I didnt mind deleting 2 or 3 a day, but today I've deleted 9.  So frustrating.  Becuase of this I've enabled the stupid word verification to posting.  I hate that thing because its retarded but hopefully it'll keep them from posting every fleshlight website known to man.  I really wish google would implement an option for me to disable posters from putting in weblinks.  That would make things so much easier.  And also change the dumb verification to that one where its a picture puzzle. I love that thing. So much fun.

So yeah, sorry for putting this crap on.  Hopefully down the line I can disable it and see if the spam has migrated elsewhere.

Heres an old picture I always found amusing.

Borderlands 2 pt 15 WITH CAT

Thats right.  With a bonus bit of my cat in it.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Fart Chopper

So was happily clearing up some files on my pc and came across some older L4D clips from a game that never happened.  We pretty much waited for half hour for Cody to show up but in the end something happened or whatever and he couldnt make it so we called it a night and ended it.  I was going to delete these till I saw this one part and thought it might be worth uploading.  When we get bored, we get really bored lololol

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Helping of the Jed

So I thought about making a post that involves helping Jed with getting some internet at his place.  As you know from previous updates, hes got none since he moved into his new home.  He does all his chatting and browsing through his phone.  Its almost third world conditions.   So like I mention in the video below, if you'd like to help him out with this expensive effort to get Wireless, which will give him some gaming abilities to hopefully make videos again, that would be cool.  His ping wont be awesome with it, but neither is mine.  So I guess we'd both be shooting each other more often in games.  I have no problem with this.

So donate button is on the right side of the page.  Any gift to him will be a success in my eyes.  For those who do send him a coin or two, you're the best people ever.  Seriously.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Amazing Total War sale on at GMG

I'm not sure how many of you will find this useful, but seeing as I'm a MASSIVE Total War fan I couldnt pass up sharing with others.  GreenManGaming is a legendary place.  The products are also steam keys.  But check this out...

Total War Master Collection ($90 GMG RRP)  CURRENTLY  $22.49!!!  With 20% coupon, $18!

This collection includes:
Medieval II: Total War™
Rome: Total War™
Empire: Total War™
Napoleon: Total War™
Total War: SHOGUN 2
Viking: Battle for Asgard
Total War Battles: SHOGUN

Total War Grandmaster Collection ($165 GMG RRP)  CURRENTLY $41.24!!! 20% coupon, $33!!

Rome: Total War inc. Barbarian Invasion
Rome: Total War Alexander
Medieval II: Total War
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms
Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War - Elite Units of the West DLC
Empire: Total War - Elite Units of America DLC
Empire: Total War - Elite Units of the East DLC
Empire: Total War - Warpath Campaign
Empire: Total War - Special Forces DLC and Empire Pre-Order Units
Napoleon: Total War
Napoleon: Total War - Coalition Pack DLC
Napoleon: Total War - Heroes of The Napoleonic Wars DLC
Napoleon: Total War - Imperial Eagle Pack DLC
Napoleon: Total War - Peninsular Campaign DLC
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2 - Ikko Ikki Clan Pack DLC
Total War: Shogun 2 - Sengoku Jidai Pack DLC
Total War: Shogun 2 - Rise Of The Samurai DLC
Total War: Shogun 2 - Hattori Clan Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 – Otomo Clan Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Dragon War Battle Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Saints and Heroes Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Obama Clan Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Tsu Clan Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Sendai Clan Pack
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - Saga Clan Pack
Total War Battles: Shogun
Viking: Battle For Asgard

Heres the link....

Most of the series is legendary.  The top picks being Rome, Medieval 2 and Shogun 2,  Very soon Rome 2 will be out and that game looks like its going to rape me 10 different ways and I WILL enjoy it!  Now heres an extra cool bit.  The 20% coupon is below.  Really, I cant froth about this series enough.  I love it to fucking death.  And thats a massive amount for so many quality games.


The interview

So today I had a job interview.  Sadly for me it wasnt your standard type.  I decided to go half hour early just so I could get to where it was without being late.   This was a smart idea since I expected shit to happen.  When I got there I was greeted with heaps of construction happening, so certain areas were blocked off etc, so I couldnt even tell where this building was.

After 20min of roaming about in the deliciously hot sun, I got directions and managed to make it with a few minutes to spare.  But I was sweating a little so this distracted me.  Come into the interview I've got 3 supervisors interviewing me.  Great.  Ones bad enough but 3 shooting questions at you is even worse.  I like to think I'm good at reading people, so during interviews I study the faces, any kind of twitch, where their hands are, shoulder motions etc.  It lets me know when to add extra info to a question asked or leave it as is.

Oh sure that sounds like a tall tale.  But I've had a previous interview where the supervisor told my friend who was working there, that I answered all their questions too perfectly.  I didnt get the job.  Why?  Because they gave it to some girl who needed help turning her pc on during her first day.  I'm not even going to get into that bullshit either, cause I'll be ranting for pages over it.

So anyway, pretty sure the interview went great.  That part I was expecting.  The second part though was a half hour practical exam I was supposed to sit through.  they'd give me 3 questions and I'd have to work them out on their system.  This is the part I knew I'd not do well in.  I mean how the fuck am I supposed to know their workings if I've never worked for them before.  You learn that shit when you start working!  So I spent 25min on 1 question making sure it was right cause it was a stupid one to work out, and the other 5min trying to finish the second, which I never did.  I'd like to stress these arent simple 1-2 paragraph answer type questions.  They're actual working with figures and inputting data into a system and figuring out which to use and which to ignore and blah.

So yeah, obviously didnt do that part, which is the essential part.  I do not expect to get it so I've removed it from my mind.  Hopefully the next job I'm waiting on will contact me soon.  My damn cats fever has returned from the infection that hasnt healed so its vet bills once again.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bastion for $1

For anyone whos never played Bastion, now is the perfect time.  For $1 you get  a DRM free download copy and also a steam copy.  Pay a little more and get other stuff like the soundtrack etc.  Totally worth it.  Go enjoy!

Bullshit shot

YEP!  I bet the other guy was raging lol

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Borderlands 2 part 14

Starting to find my footing in this game and enjoying myself some.  I do plan to upload some old school stuff soon, like some of my favourite Commodore64 games.  Love that shit.

hmm... I could be wrong but I think I heard my cat fart.

Best dinner night.

I generally do my best to get out of any gathering that my parents are involved in.  Going to a relatives place, a night out for whatever etc.  I just don't like doing it.  One thing I really cant handle is being around lots of greeks.  They just piss me off.  Theres no solid reasoning for this, just that my skin crawls and I want to be elsewhere.  Kinda like a phobia.  Except being scared of spiders is fucking self explanatory.

So the previous day my dad started to talk me into going to an aunties birthday.  I was like no.  Hes like its her 80th.  So I was all like oh fucking hell.  I cant say no to an 80th.  You just don't do that.  Especially when they like me.  So last night I braved it just for her.  Did I mention I don't like greeks?

The place we were invited to was a Greek Tavern.  ie, greek food, greek waiters, greek fucking clients.  I was just traumatised.  We went inside and it was wall to wall wogs.  My auntie and other family friends were all super happy to see me since its a rare occasion when I actually bother to show up somewhere, given that I prefer to be on my own playing a game or watching something.  So they were pleased as punch and couldn't stop chatting to me.  This wouldn't be a problem if not for the fucking live band 2 tables away.  Could hardly hear anything.  Greek band too.

And then the worst part of all, something I truly hate..  Instead of ordering the dish we want, instead we got plate after plate of appetisers and small mains.  So everyone was grabbing from small plates.  I fucking LOATHE this.  Why?  Cause 90% of the shit is stuff I don't want to eat.   So to mask my absolute disgust, I'd grab a little of something I could stomach and eat it very slowly.  I had to do my absolute best not to shriek at my mum who kept trying to put food on my place.  I'm not fucking 12!

Ugh, hated hated.  Totally hated.  I'm not sure which would be worse, the night I suffered or spending a whole day with Jed.  I hear he sniffs his chair after he farts.  True story.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Game giveaway 5 WINNERS!

I love you all.  Again, I wish I could give everyone a copy but I'm not rich, not even remotely in any sort of money.  But seeing as the names arent that many on here, I'm pretty sure majority of you will come away with a game sooner or later.  I have plenty to hand out!

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams--  YouTube: Zachariasism

Invasion--  Youtube : soccerbloodfire2 

So!  Send me a message on youtube and I'll sort you out.  I'll put up some new games this weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Borderlands 2 ep 13

Re-watching these I notice I start to relax more and get into the game as I go along.  I also didnt realize how much shit I had to edit lol

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Macross 30th anniversary PS3 game

There are certain things I cant avoid.  And this is one of them.  I came across it by complete accident last year and saw it was on preorder.  I'm a massive Macross whore and freaked out when I saw this was actually a CURRENT preorder and not something I'd missed out on a couple years back as is usually the case..  The game actually looked great, and thats saying something as most of the Macross games have never been too good.  Theres a decent side scroller one and another 3D style on the psx and dreamcast if I recall, but they always lacked something.  Now this new one isnt perfect, but it looks pretty good and fun.

Sadly the biggest problem with this game is that its ONLY in japanese.  So while I'll be missing out on the original story they've made and the tie ins with previous characters from all the series, my biggest hurdle will be the damn shop and equipment screens to build up my mechs.  I plan to wait a little while till some faqs come out, or hopefully come out, so I can read what I'm looking at in the equipment screens.  If you're fluent in japanese feel free to move in with me.

Now the game finally came out and I was in for a shock!

This is what I was shown for the preorder.  There are some character cards, Basara at the bottom there, and also an art book with character sketches and stuff.  What I didnt realize was, unlike most other things where everything is photoshopped to roughly the same size so they can put it on the advert and not take up too much room, everything in this picture is actually the size of a ps3 game box.  So I was disappointed.  I expected a little bit more for a 30th anniversary.  The second slap was this...

Thats the game and the box it came in with.  Looks completely different to whats advertised above.  This one looks more like a japanese love simulator romance game.  And the box art is just too busy.  At least all the other stuff looked the same, which are in the box.  And also not as thick as the box shown above.  Anyway, I'm still thrilled to have it.  Just wish it would come out in english.  Thanks heaps Harmony Gold you pieces of shit!  Buy the license and then do fuck all with it.  Now to just hope they make a new Macross series thats actually as good as the older ones and not sub par as the recent stuff.

Heres a video of the game.  Some animated stuff with the new characters and then gameplay.

Finally its out

You know what I love?  Pre-ordering something 5 years ago and getting it today.  Thats how amazing blizzard are.  At least it came out which is a miracle on its own.  I'm talking about the new Starcraft 2 expansion.  I grabbed the collectors edition mainly because I want the art book, and I enjoyed that in the previous games CE bundle.

Such deliciousness.  Art book is fairly large like it should be.  Small art books that sometimes come with games piss me off so much.  Now I'll need to find a moment to load this up and go stupid.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

One 4 Nine pt 2

So took my cat to the vet yesterday and hes pleased with his recovery.  So no more vet bills for a while.  So happy.  HERES THE NEXT CLIP!

Friday, March 8, 2013

One 4 Nine L4D

So finally uploaded this one from a year back.  Took this long because I was waiting for Jed to give me his clips.  Only this week he tells me hes lost all of them.  Oh well.  Thats sad cause theres a LOL moment later from his angle that I would of killed to see.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Great Game Giveaway 5

Oh you sexy bastards, do I have a treat for you!  More games to give away WOOOOO!!!!!  As always, slap your name on just 1 game, youtube and steam name.


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

I actually backed the Giana Sisters kickstarter when it first came out since I was a massive fan of the original game back on the commdore64 when it was a blatant Mario clone, yet a better game somehow, and nintendo forced them to stop selling it.    Its kind of funny that in just 2 games they've completely evolved it, yet nintendo still do pretty much the same thing for mario over and over and over again. Specifically the 2D platformers.  Anyway, brilliant game!  Good luck!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Second Aftermath clip

I'm probably going to upload just 1 more of these as it should show most or all of the maps of this expansion by then.

Competition 4 winners!

  BLEAH!  Another vet visit, another $130 gone.  Why the fuck can't I have a thats NORMAL!  Anyway, here we go!

Castle Crashers!  -   YouTube Name: Urzaran

Tower Wars! -   YouTube Name: Jensettiman 

MX vs ATV Reflex-    Youtube name : soccerbloodfire2 

Congrats!  If you could message me on youtube that would be great.  Otherwise I'll chase you up after a couple days.  I'll be putting up a new game comp probably tomorrow so look forward to that.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Battlefield 3 Aftermath clip

I'm screwing around while testing out the stages for this expansion.  They're pretty awesome.

Friday, March 1, 2013

My cat will be the end of me

So too my cat to the vet today because he's been acting weird.  Hasnt taken a shit in probably 4 days, little energy, loses balance slightly when walking.  I figured he was sick but I didnt want to take any chances waiting longer to see if it cleared up so I took him in.  Turns out he has a strong fever.  Cats are meant to be around 35-38 degrees celsius with temperature.  Mine was 43.  So he got some magic needles and I paid another $140.   I swear to god I need to get a job quickly because all my savings are almost gone because of him.

One thing that happened which completely stunned me was when the vet was putting him back into his carry cage case box thing, as he went to close the door my cat freaked out.  Started hissing and spitting and growling, lashing out with his claws.  He's always pretty docile there so even the vet was startled.  I was thinking maybe it could of been the aircondition that affected him slightly.  He's been camped in my room non stop for the past couple weeks and I've had that turned on since its so hot.  So today I didnt turn it on and left the door open and I went and slept in the spare room with the aircon there lol.  Fucking cat.

Heres a picture of him keeping my alien statue company.