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April 21, 2013

Jita Burns, Electric Boogaloo (Gaming Thread!) (Also Open)

So most of Nullsec has put aside the stuff we fight about for this weekend. We unleash co-ordinated gankfest of freighters and any one dumb enough to head to the main trade hub. Read some Read some Blogs Idiots. I don't know why I should be surprised by High Sec Idiots anymore.

In Theory why we do this.
Why we really do this
Update with the Damage thus far:

If you want to watch it You too can enjoy listening to DBRB apparently he wants to try and Gank a freighter today with nothing but Frigates. Sounds Interesting. We did it last year in Destroyers. It's funny to see the amount of Concord (The "Space Police") that show up to kill 300 destroyers. It looks like Boston did on Friday.

If you do go and watch let me explain what you are seeing. Generally there are 3 fleets going in Jita right now. A fleet of "Bump" Ships which have high mass and speed that keep bumping into Freighters to prevent thier aligning to warp off. Then There is the DPS fleet. These are dudes in Tornados that 1 shot the freighters before Concord blows them up. Then there is "Jita Police" that deal with the War Targets. For some reason Highsec wants to try and stop Burn Jita. It doesn't end well for them.

I had some of my most fun last year dealing with the War Targets during Burn Jita. Last year the Highsec tards War Dec'd the entire CFC, so I could get in on that. This year, they just Dec'd Goons. So no Highsec PVP for Zakn this year. I can't really get in on the Ganking cause my Security Status is still jacked from last year (I don't "Rat"). I'm writing this on Saturday, so I might get drunk and go zonk pods till I go full on -10. I still have a bunch of Catalysts from Hulkageddon last year somewhere....

I was bummed that Helicity Boson said he's to busy to run Hulkageddon right after. But that's life.

Some nice screen shots from Burn Jita

Burn Jita isn't the only story in Eve right now. Solar is being Hell Camped by PL and NCdot. Solar Responded by dropping Titans on them and Doomsdaying Carriers right at Downtime. Skip to min 2 if you are impatient.

Why you fly an Archon

Apparently dredditMOT is coming back. This makes me happy

So anyway. I had Ben put the Eve Story in the sidebar that ya'll have seen. I'm heading to Fanfest on Monday. I'll take lots of pictures for ya'll. If you are going to Fanfest and see a bearded nerd in a Twins Hat (who is probably drunk), come say hi. I'll try and tweet some pictures. Follow me @zakn

Brother Cavil fix your shit or you are gonna get kicked from Corp.

Hello, the dude is back with some gaming stuff

Bethesda finally started to blow off the wraps on what Shinji Mikami (pretty much every good Capcom game around the turn of the century, he was behind it) and his new studio, Tango Gameworks was up to. The creator of Resident Evil is going back to the genre of where he made his name with the upcoming The Evil Within. From what Famitsu has written about the story, it sounds exactly the path he originally wanted Resident Evil 4 to down before Capcom shot him down with the main character getting knocked out at the start and waking up in a weird place. They also mentioned that the game is being made with id Tech5. IGN has exclusive screensshots and concept art and a released a live action trailer:

The bigger blowout is due to be released by IGN at 7am eastern

Vanillaware with their weekly Dragon's Crown trailer, this week giving a glimpse of the dwarf

Vic Ireland gives a new update on the status of Class of Heroes 2

Metro: Last Light gets their recommended specs. Has to be the first Titan GPU listing. And though I have hopes for this (liked the first game), I can't say the same about this being optimized. Time will tell.

Monday was the auction of the IPs of THQ, wish we got some info on who actually won which one this week but I figure we should get someone to say something this week.

Thankfully, Pinball Arcade has finally been approved to be released on Steam through the Greenlight process. Will very much be quadruple dipping on this game. Also happy that the PS3/360 Agarest: Generations of War and the next game from Frozen Synapse dudes, Frozen Endzone is also got through this wave.

Adam Baldwin does a great Hal Jordan in Injustice: Gods Among Us, sadly it's stuck in fighter from Ed Boon (sorry, never been a fan of non-shoto fighters).

Want to know when Nintendo is desperate? They finally announce that Earthbound is finally getting the VC treatment in the west.

And hey, they also announced that the awesome Zelda Oracle games (from Capcom) are also coming back as VC releases for the 3DS

They also announced that they are going back to the Link to the Past well with a direct sequel for the 3DS.

And with the dearth of Wii U games, they gave US release dates to Game & Wario (June 23rd) and Pikmin 3 (August 4th).

I would expect more disc/cartridge shortages from Nintendo and they finally realized what everyone has known for almost a decade now, digital sales are great. Now if only they could get with the times and create a universal account.

Slow week on gaming releases with only two that I actually care about. First game is Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine for the 360 and PC. It's been three years since it racked up all of those IGF awards but it's really nice to see this topdown multiplayer heist game fiinally come out:

Second "game" is the expansion pack to one of my favorite games of 2012, Dragon's Dogma titled Dark Arisen. If you don't have Dragon's Dogma yet, just buy the Dark Arisen disc as it comes with the main game. More of everything made me pre-order it. Can't wait

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