Joined 03/01/2012

54 Posts

Got a few minutes? Try this out when you get a chance. It requires the Unity Web Player. Definitely worth trying out if for nothing but the intro. You'll see what I mean.


As a video game nerd over 30, I'm kind of ashamed that I've never played this. It would be like being a drama geek and never having read hamlet.

The public beta begins tomorrow and it looks like something worth checking out. It seems to be the answer to the question "What would happen if you let a bunch of huge Diablo 2 fans make Diablo 3." Oh, and its Free-to-Play... so why not try it?

I've tooled around with Blender before, but I've left it alone for about 6 months now.

Enter Cycles

Cycles is Blender's new renderer and I must say that it is a thing of beauty. It's fast, it's practical, and, most of all, it makes lighting and materials make sense, something that has been a major hurdle in my modeling hobby. Oh, and the near real time renders (for small resolutions) help tremendously.

The image I've attached took about 20 minutes to model (and I'm really bad), but the real key is that the lighting and materials took about 2min.

For someone who actually knows what they're doing see: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-cycles/

I've done really well at not buying any impulse games this year. GoG almost got me with Witcher2, but I stayed strong. How are you guys doing?

Sick an tired of those Terran Republic overlords, wearing red and telling us what to do? Think the the Vanu Sovereignty is just a bunch of guys in purple pajamas? Well then the place for you is the New Conglomerate, or, as some have dubbed it, Space 'Merica. We spend our days shootin', cussin', shootin' some more, all while drinking Space PBR and making some dough.

Come and join me on the Jaeger server. You have no excuse, its free-to-play.

Anyone else pick this one up?

First impressions: It's really good, except that I'm probably going to be tense for the next month and half. The first time some alien just pops out of no where and kills one of the soldiers you've put so much time into... it just make you want to throw your computer across the room.

Let me know if you want to play MP. You'll probably beat up on me pretty good.

If any of you have the gear, want to farm some key wardens some time? I've run the act II key warden about 20 times on mp2 and have only gotten 1 key.

More than anything, I'm just bored with the run.


Yes, you have to use their app.

Pick from a game on this list below and use the coupon code: OS3874XVC
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Mass Effect 1 or 2 Battlefield 2142
Crysis Warhead
Dead Space 1 or 2
Medal of Honor
Fifa 12
Sim City 4
Need for Speed: Pro Street
Medal of Honor: Airborn
Battlefield 2
Burnout Paradise
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Sims 2 Double Deluxe
Mercenaries 2
The Saboteur
Mirrors Edge

I'm sure there are a few others


1 free game per account (so I made 3 accounts :) )

Beta key anyone? PS-3 only. I only have one.