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King Arthur Collection Giveaway Contest!

This large, nay humongous game combines the best of both roleplay and strategy into a game that's much more than just war. I got some free Steam codes and you'll want to give this game a try! Just follow the link to get 1 of 2 chances to win.

Defenders of Ardania Giveaway!

Once again I have some free stuff for those that want. Just follow the link and get your Steam code for Defenders of Ardania. It's first come first serve, so you might not want to wait. Just saying.

GS GAME NIGHT - Minecraft

I was able to participate in the Gamespot Game Night for once. I fooled around in Minecraft for a bit and created an ice cabin, when I stumbled on some strange ice formation. It's the flimsiest house ever built. Take out 1 stone in any direction and the walls will come flooding down with water. I also took a brief escape into the world and stuff, but I still have 0 idea how to build things, so I just stayed and perfected my home. Here's some pics:

I never know where I am, so I make pillars to find my bearings.

I found my way back to the GS civilization just in time for the group pic.

My sunroof. My first one melted :D.

Right in the end, I found how to make a bed so I could make this place my home.

EDIT: If you participated in the game night, you are now a proud owner of a shiny new blocky emblem.

COMIC: Socialism or Capitalism

There is a certain redeeming quality to having to play Civilization V on a completely decrepit, ancient PC. During turns, it takes the bedazzled adding machine about 10 minutes to process all the other players moves, meaning there's a lot of downtime. Of course, at first, you spend your time looking at the screen like an addicted idiot, but somewhere down the line you realize you're wasting your life…more than usual. So, after doing lots of productive stuff I won't bore you about, I went back to the drawing board for a second comic.

And you know what? Having inspiration is one thing, but coming up with a fitting title is hard. Therefore, I had to slap one on, because my vision didn't really have a name. Feel free to think up a better title. It's a horizontal comic, so you'll have to click the link for it to get the complete picture.

NoobFeed Feature - Comic: Socialism or Capitalism?
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Tell us your thoughts and whether or not you got the theme and references.

Turning Procrastination Into Gaming Productivity (for Dummies)

You know that time in between games we all have? It's that time where you finished a game, in this case a game of Civilization V, and you don't know what to do next. Even though you might have some games waiting, in my case I have about 50-70 untouched games these days (I know, shame on me), you just have no idea which to pick. There's a time of anticipation and trying to decide, but it has to feel right. During that time where we don't want to start a new game, we fall into this black hole of spare time, so what to do?

After creating a comic, I decided it was time to update my images a little. I had been taking pictures of my finished games and all, but hadn't felt like updating them for a long time now, due to some personal issues. I figured I'd use this time to go ahead and edit them for upload. There are some loose pictures, but most are about my finished games, so naturally slight spoilers ensue.

The fun starts with my most recent accomplishment: Finishing the Animal Crossing DS Exhibit.

Please go view my images and leave a comment here and/or there, whatever feels right. Did you notice I got my first ever 100% complete on Steam achievements? That's right completionists; I'm now one of you. Next up is video edit, which is an entirely different ball park. I seem to have archived 20 Gb of crappy Gemini Rue footage for some reason. I can't even remember the reasoning behind it, so it's going to take a while to finish that and 5-6 other projects, amongst whom one or two more finished games.

Note: These aren't all the games I finished in the last 6 months. Sometimes I don't remember or can't take pictures and I never take a camera with me when playing PS3 or Xbox 360.

Either way, enjoy.

Valve, Thank 2K And Sid Meier For All This Cash

This is a continuation of this blog.

And there it is: It only took a few days for Steam's devious marketing to crack my 'strong' willpower and make me give in to their consumerist ways. What swayed me? The thing that always gets me: The perfect game.

Thanks to 2K and Sid Meier's incredible genius, I am now the owner of the 2K Complete pack, which holds too many titles indeed. When Steam had a summer achievement to try a demo a few days ago, I tried out Civilization V, just to see how it would run on my ancient rig. To my surprise, it didn't literally melt my PC, like Metro 2033 did (yeah, literally). Not only that, but it immediately hooked me back to the gameplay that Civilization hasn't really changed since its conception. To that I say: Touché, Mr. Meier.

This is what poverty combined with hypocrisy looks like.

The 2K pack came with Civ V and all existing add-ons so far, Civ IV and all add-ons (
which I already owned), Civ III Complete and CivCity Rome. That alone will keep me playing until I'm dead; but it also had some deals I thought made the 80 bucks more than worthwhile. For instance, it has X-com, all Strongholds, but most importantly it features Duke Nukem Forever. Even if it's a horrible game; that's a brand new, full price release! And then overkill it all with both Bioshocks and Mafias, but also Borderlands GOTY Edition and there's really no reason why anyone should pass this up. Especially since there's actually even more; it's somewhat mind-boggling.

It's only a shame that one can't gift a game or two from a pack to more interested souls, because why would I want an NBA franchise game; let alone 2 yearly releases? It would be nice to give away one or two games from a complete line-up, just to share the wealth. But then again, Valve would not make the billions of consumerist cash if they were this friendly; the packs alone are courteous enough.

Here's to you, shallow materialism. You have won this round and I'm officially relying on charity to eat this month. Luckily, I have games to keep me distracted from retching hunger and poverty.

My Very First Steam Purchase Is A Reality!

It's official! My first purchase through Steam has finally clamored my descent into absolute destitution. Being able to purchase things at the drop of a (TF2 reference) hat is by far the worst idea ever for consumers. And I mean that only in the sense that our sense of fickle consumerism makes us buy much more than we need. Cue my newest additions.

My very first Steam purchase

As you can see, I'm finally the proud owner of Torchlight, where I can act out my Hack 'n Slash (now Action RPG) dreams. Just for the hell of it and because Steam suckered me in with their low, low price, I also bought into Tropico 3. And I didn't just go for the regular one, oh no; Steam marketing agents know exactly how to get sheep like me in line. Ergo, I went for the complete package, since I was going to go for it down the line anyway.

So here we are, mere moments before my irresponsible spending ushers in my downfall. With a digital outlet that lets me legally own all the games I want for pennies, I'm bound to be on the streets before long. This is all because my low impulse control is no match for a fraudulent need for materialism. I'm a consumer whore, but at least I'm upfront about it. None if this is necessary, but I do it anyway.

GOODBYE RAPTR, You Useless Old Hag

Since programs running on your computer that aren't functioning or doing what you want can be considered viruses, I decided to uninstall Raptr. I gave it the benefit of the doubt during the PSN debacle, but now it was just getting sad.

Not one game was properly displayed in game hours, I hadn't had an achievement update in ages, and so what was it really tracking? I'll tell you what it was tracking: My CPU Memory usage; through the dirt.

I even attempted giving it yet another chance by browsing the Forums and the FAQ, but that was even more confusing. So goodbye Raptr, you useless old bag; come back when you're a program that actually works. You know, like how competent people create something? Remember those days?

Naturally, I gladly took their uninstall survey to give some insight into their befuddlement as to why I would uninstall something that doesn't work. You can see an excerpt of it below.

Raptr Uninstall Screenshot

Don't sit by in wishful thinking, hoping one day this piece of crap will work correctly. You don't owe them anything. So, uninstall it and wait for them to show you they can make something that actually operates.

Good pie.

Watch me play MAGIC THE GATHERING - Duels of Planeswalkers 2012!

Soap's up everyone?

I recently acquired the new Magic The Gathering game and being the fanatic that I am, I'm playing and enjoying the hell out of it. I decided to upload a video of me playing a match. Unfortunately, Gamespot doesn't allow for Youtube embedding, so please go watch my match here. Subscribe if you like, please.

If you'd like a complete view of the game, then you can read my review and many others here.