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June 03, 2012

Gaming Thread, Weekly Edition!

Good afternoon Morons and Moronettes! SilverGTP here; its been a busy week and we have a load of content, so put on your reading hat and enjoy.

This week's topics include an E3 announce rumor, Minecraft-themed wedding, bad news hits Diablo 3, Doom 3 BFG edition details, games that benefit from adding a Portal gun, and EVE Online.

Starting this week I will be writing about my experience as an EVE noob in nullsec space. Zakn and his corp buddies have been training me so I've enjoyed a huge advantage. It's almost like having cheat codes.


First up, here's a photo essay of a Minecraft-themed wedding. I think it's rather festive and tastefully done.

Diablo 3 players got a bit of bad news last week. The real-money auction house has been delayed again. The new launch date is June 12.

Bethesda announced the September 30 release of Doom 3 BFG edition. This is the first Doom game to appear on the PS3 and it includes Doom 1 and 2. The announcement trailer looks pretty good:

A big E3 rumor was announced yesterday concerning a new Microsoft product. According to this unconfirmed rumor, MS is set to reveal an Xbox Smart Glass Tablet. Time will tell if it's true, but it does fit with previous intel about future Xbox integration with portable devices. Windows Phone 7 is still slated to get Xbox integration sometime this year, possibly within the fall update.

Yesterday rdbrewer posted a thread entitled, "Removal of Costa Concordia to Begin". Trolling the comments like I do, I find this gem:

35 Oh, and when the start raising the Costa Concordia, get ready for FailBlog to be flooded with 2,138 almost-identical pictures.

For true gaming geeks, the name of the Carrier/dreadnought you served on in the early Wing Commander games was: The TCS Concordia.

It got blowed up.

Don't name a ship Concordia.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at June 02, 2012 03:33 PM

Everybody loves the Portal gun, so here are a few videos of other games that could use it:

I've been playing EVE Online for less than a month but I'm already in nullsec. I joined Zakn's corp and he's been training me, so it's been pretty easy so far. Everyone talks about how difficult EVE is but it isn't difficult, if you have lots of help. I have a fitted Rifter and Firetail and I'm eagerly awaiting my first fleet battle. If you want to get the most out of EVE, play with friends!

As always, you can find me on Twitter.



Afternoon M&M's, I hope your Sunday is going well. Zakn here for this section

I have been working a ton, so for the last two weeks we haven't done any Gaming with Morons stuff. Apologies for that, we'll try and work something out for when I work. We are getting numbers that would jive well for Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, so If someone is experianced in doing multi-player on that hit me up, and i'll give you posting powers to the Community.

If you want to feel old, here's your fun fact of the day: Wolfenstein 3D is 20 years old. Also Dune 2. I remember downloading the Wolfenstein 3D demo over a 2400 baud modem. It took most of an hour. It was around 750kb. After that. Doom 2 is 20 years old September 2014. Fun note, it was re-released for XBLA in 2010. If you have a GiantBomb premium account, they were/are going to do a series where Brad is doing Doom 2 on Ultraviolence level. It's quite insane since the drops and the ammo do not scale to the amount of mobs that spawn, so it forces you to be strategic.

I know I know, Lawn get off it blah blah blah

It's E3 week, so there isn't much this week that isn't firewalled/embargo'd etx. Apparently the SpyHunter franchise is going to be relaunched for 3DS and Vita.

The Humble Indie Bundle Pack V!

People had been talking about this on the Twitters, but I really didn't look into it much. Until I finished this weeks Bombcast and they were talking about a game called Amnesia. It's a Survival Horror Game that looks really good. So I went to their site and watched the Quick look

(I would embed, but their code is a bit onerous, and I'm not in the mood to break the blog) Then I went and watched a vid about the Humble Indie Bundle V

Definitely gonna pick it up. If you want to check the demo of Amnesia out you can do that here. Don't buy it on Steam though, Buy it through the Humble Indie Bundle dudes.

Max Payne 3 is now out for PC. I have not purchased it yet due to Monies and generally playing a shitload of Diablo 3 and Eve.

Eve Stuff. Not a whole lot is going on up in my neck of the woods, but I can't not link this fight. This fight was between Test/PL and Nulli Secunda. This fight spurned 3 days of bad posting fury on Kugu. You can watch the whole thing and listen to a chill Shadoo FC'ing, or skip to the 12 minute mark where Mister Vee does his patented bomber-fu do devastating effect. 1080 fullscreen it, all that shiz.

Silver and Myself are going to be at Eve Vegas this year. Unfortunately the cheap tickets have been bought out, but if you play Eve and don't feel like flying to Iceland, this looks like a good option to hang out with some Eve Nerds and meet some Devs. Eve Vegas Site

I promised I would bring up the DFW Eve Meetup which is Friday.

Lastly a little bit on Kerbal Space Program. I kicked them some cash, so I have the new version. Definitely going to have to play some more. I'm not going to comment on all the changes they made, as I haven't played enough but they added a new orbital body and a ton of modules. Going to play some more of it. I totally recommend a download and a test run. I showed it to a friend of mine at work, and now him and his son are playing it a bunch. It's definitely not the easiest game, but I will tell you the first time I made it to the Mun, I was a smug mofo.

Have a great day friends. Hit me up on the Twitters.


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