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How to Make Your Steam Library Portable

August 12, 2012
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How to Make Your Steam Library Portable

When recently confronted with the challenge of bringing my entire Steam library to a LAN party, I initially thought my options were limited to dragging my large desktop tower to the event or copying tons of files from one computer to the other and hoping Steam would recognize them all when I fired it up.  But alas, I found a better solution that solves the problem for the foreseeable future. First, you’ll need an external hard drive, preferably USB (getting 2.0 or 3.0 is entirely up to you), probably one with its own power adapter (i.e., not USB-powered) is a…

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The Dance of Gratuitous Boobs: Thank You College Humor!

July 3, 2012
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Thank you College Humor ( www.collegehumor.com) for a perfect GoT parody. From now I’m going to start screaming ” Where are my dragons” all-the-damn-time. CollegeHumor’s Favorite Funny Videos

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How System Shock Soiled My Pants

June 19, 2012
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Times have changed. Not a little bit either. Gaming graphics have
improved dramatically over the last decade and even more over the
decade before that. However, games have moved and inspired us, or at
least me, since the early 80s. Sierras quest series, Kings Quest,
Space Quest, my personal favorite Quest for Glory, even the extremely
odd Leisure Suit series. These games defined my childhood, I even
played the cryptic Phantasmagoria which if you played this you might
have also played Noctropolis (you perv.).

But no game has effected me as much as System Shock and its sequel.


System Shock

The progression of graphics, montages, and cutscenes have rendered a
lot of this cliché, old and boring to most. Not to me, I remember the
emotion connected to them, the challenge, and the imagination that
connected me to all these stories. Call it retro gaming, call it
nerdcore, I call it my childhood.

System Shock changed how i viewed gaming. I ran through the first
System Shock in 1994, on my POS computer, jumping to shitty graphics
and freaking out about 16bit squarish robot monsters. The sequel,
System Shock 2, came out in 1999, I was a Junior in college and my
roommate and I (Thank you Trey Terrell) waited for the coop patch to
come out to really get into it.

Creepy

The horror genre has matured since then, but in 1999 there were a
bunch of shitty Resident Evils, the Phantasmagoria experiment, and
System Shock (at least among the games that didn’t blow goats). System
Shock 2 changed me from playing games as a pass time, a joke, or
recreation, to realizing that games can convey emotion, passion and
relationships that all of us can understand… that and fear. Real,
jump out of your pants, scream like a 4 year old, freak out, fear. We
played it together, always in the dark, but in a lot of ways that made
it worse, we were sharing this freak out.

Unlike the entire Sierra line up, System Shock dealt with ethics,
suicide, and how we view tech.

When I dealt with this the first time, it was at 3am, with the blinds
pulled and no lights on. We had enough caffiene to kill a small child,
and we were freaking the fuck out. God, I loved it. That was what
gaming should be, not some 2 dimensional, bullet crazy, piece of crap;
System Shock 2 was a game that would keep you up at night, and screw
up your sleep cycle.

But then again, if you haven’t played Skyrim you haven’t seen WTF.

So I Bought A PC Game Controller

June 14, 2012
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I feel dirty enough buying a gamepad for my PC, a system defined by the purity and precision of mouse and keyboard controls.  It’s made worse by the fact that it’s the Microsoft 360 for Windows controller, only the second piece of MS hardware I’ve ever owned, the other being a Wheel Mouse Optical purchased circa 1997.  Between my well equipped PC, PS3, and Wii, there really aren’t any games I want to play that I can’t get without a failure prone Xbox 360.  I’m no fanboy. I was riding high with my Logitech Dual Action controller for years, despite…

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Minecraft Game of Thrones makes me happy

June 12, 2012
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Under the category of  people with more time on their hands than me. Still frickin impressive.  

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Prototype 2 PS3 Review

June 5, 2012
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Prototype 2 PS3 Review

TL;DR Prototype 2… improves on combat and visuals tones down enemy tenacity and chaos of battle buries the original game’s challenge events as DLC makes you extremely powerful but nearly invincible (even on Insane difficulty) plays out in a much more linear fashion rearranged its city to be less interesting and dynamic, and feels more confined with less to do leaves some powers’ full potential unrealized has one Devastator convolutes the jumping, dashing, and movement systems owes a significant debt to Infamous for its secondary objectives has an annoying, disappointing, lackluster final battle has a super irritating finale to the…

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Please Welcome, new writer for ‘The Pig’–Phineas F. Fox

May 8, 2012
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Please Welcome, new writer for ‘The Pig’–Phineas F. Fox

Welcome to the team, Foxy!

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Chinatown Fair- You Are Disappoint

May 8, 2012
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A long time ago, in a Chinatown far away there was a place hidden from tourists known as the Chinatown Fair. They advertised a tic-tac-toe playing chicken and it smelled like a convention. It housed geeks, weirdos, gamers, vintage lamps and most of all-an incredible selection of fighting games. When I was fifteen I discovered this treasure chest. My then boyfriend was one of Brooklyn’s leading Street Fighter players- and this was where they practiced. I’m not going to lie, it was a dank dark pit. If you had boobs and walked in, heads would turn. I dutifully stood by…

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Gamer Geek Overload – Columbus MLG, Major League Gaming! – This weekend.

March 22, 2012
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Well its a particular type of gamer geek overload. This weekend is going to be MLG Columbus! To those that don’t know MLG – the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Tournament is a pretty big gaming tournament that takes place in various cities throughout the year. All weekend you can catch Major League Gaming’s Columbus Ohio Pro Circuit Tournament on http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/live. Some of the best pro-gamers will be competing in StarCraft 2, Halo: Reach, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Here’s the broadcast schedule: Friday: 5PM EST – 1AM EST Saturday: 11AM EST – 12 AM EST Sunday: 10 AM…

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OMG OMG OMG AHHHHHH! It has a release date!!! DIABLOS THREE!

March 15, 2012
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So I was just sitting here listening to a Starcraft2 podcast at work while answering client emails. On the podcast one of the players (Mill.Stephano) was like, “follow me on twitter”, and since I really think this guy is awesome I just went ahead and logged onto to twitter to add him. Haven’t signed in for a long time. I don’t really like tweeting. I just like to see updates from all the ESports gamers and geek celebs I follow. AND THAT’s WHEN I SAW THE TWEET… It’s like one of those times where people will ask… where were you…

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