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  • Donncha 8:55 am on August 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    What’s new in Minecraft 1.8? 

    Well, I’m not sure, but here’s a list of features (and I read elsewhere that carrying a torch does not light your way, it still has to be placed) and there’s the video above which I found here.

    That NPC village looks nice!

    • Apokalyptik 6:10 pm on August 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is pretty exciting imo 🙂

      • Donncha 9:37 am on September 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Yeah, it is. The one downside is that to get some of the new features – biomes and possibly NPC villages you have to create a new world. I’ll have to have a straw poll on the matter for those who login to the server. Maybe link to the poll from the MOTD.

  • Donncha 11:29 am on July 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Who wants free games? 

    The Sun are giving away Arma II, Men of War and Tower Bloxx Deluxe. Get the codes here. You’ll need to create an account on Green Man Gaming but the codes work and cost nothing, but only for this weekend!

    • TheChrisD 2:27 pm on July 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I think they broke the site…

    • Donncha 3:58 pm on July 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It’ll work eventually, I hope! Arma II is a 7GB+ download and beware of your free space while it installs. You’ll need twice that space because it installs from a zip file.

      Every time I tried to run it I got the error, “G001:I’m sorry there appear to be some files missing.” Unfortunately Capsule wouldn’t let me uninstall it either. I fired off a support request but in the meantime I discovered where the game files are downloaded!

      To fix it, I renamed a directory called “game_root” in C:\Users\mylocalname\AppData\Local\Green Man Gaming\ARMA II – PC\ and restarted Capsule. I’m not sure if renaming the directory or restarting Capsule fixed the problem but it’s installing the game again and it recreated the game_root directory so no harm done. Phew.

  • Donncha 12:39 pm on March 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    N52te Review 

    I have no illusions that this might make me a better player but it might make it easier to be a bad player. 🙂

    Check out reddit thread too!

    • getcrackin 7:50 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      “Oh no. We all died. hahaha” Words you wouldn’t hear unless it was from a gamer. 🙂

  • Donncha 6:06 pm on February 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Minecraft: Gargamel 

    1. Launch Minecraft and make sure you update to the 1.3 beta.
    2. Go into the single player menu and create a new world. Use “gargamel” as the seed.
    3. Get out of the dark cave (exit high up on the left) and go, ‘Wow!’

    I’m not going to post screenshots, even though I want to. Don’t want to spoil the surprise! More seeds can be found here and I found this one here.

    • getcrackin 5:56 am on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m guessing you’re a smurf-sized person or are surrounded by mushrooms outside. It would be nice if I could figure out how to rename the minecraft.exe as minecraft.jar so I could give the “fix” a try and then, hopefully, play the game. :-/ frustrating…

    • getcrackin 11:21 pm on February 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Very picturesque 🙂

      • Donncha 8:30 am on March 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Check out this video of what a couple did to the spawn point there!

        • getcrackin 4:15 am on March 4, 2011 Permalink

          Made themselves at home, I see. It would’ve been nice to have a torch or two when I spawned in darkness. 🙂

  • Donncha 5:31 pm on January 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Apparently nobody uses the in-game team chat in Bad Company 2 on PC so lots of people use Mumble. Unfortunately that can have unforeseen consequences when both teams are on the same Mumble server…

    Defender: Watch out guys, we have enemies in the back of our base
    Attacker: …….no i’m not……

    Next time I fire up the game on PC I’ll join that Mumble server and see for myself. (via)

    • Alex M. 8:26 pm on January 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Never used Mumble personally. Back in the day, we all used TeamSpeak but eventually transitioned to Ventrillo due to the better sound quality.

    • getcrackin 1:23 am on January 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like something out of Monty Python. “It’s just a flesh wound”

      • getcrackin 5:48 am on February 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not sure why I thought that’s what it sounded like. Need more sleep, I think.

    • dvotee 1:59 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Ventrillo is defo they way, I have a vent server and the quality is superb.

  • Donncha 6:19 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    How would you fare in actual war? 

    I think one person who reads this blog may have had actual experience in the military but for the rest of us the closest we get is through video games and Bad Company 2 in particular. This question on Reddit asks, “DAE wonder how they would fare in actual war?” and thankfully most people on the thread are realistic.

    One person linked to http://www.history.army.mil/moh.html where the reports behind medals awarded to military personnel are recorded. Worth reading if you’re all gung-ho about war..


    Rank and Organization: Corporal, United States Marine Corps
    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to provide fire support to their Battalion Commander’s convoy, which had been ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah.
    As Corporal Dunham and his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons.
    As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. (source)

    • Testbeta 6:26 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am a big time coward, i belong to a warrior race but even then i lack that martial spirit i honestly don’t know how i would fare in an actual war, first i pray there be no war we just keep playing our games 🙂

    • getcrackin 10:47 pm on January 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How one plays in a game has no bearing on how one would handle themselves when actual lives are in jeopardy.

    • Conor 9:42 am on January 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well i have a 1:1 K/D ratio in Bad company 2 so I’d guess I’d kill someone and then get killed. And then respawn as a baby. (Long respawn times in life).

      • getcrackin 6:12 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        The inner Buddhist is revealed. You’ve included an example of karma AND reincarnation.

        • Conor 3:02 pm on January 17, 2011 Permalink

          Well I do tell people I don’t believe in reincarnation……this time.

  • Donncha 8:55 am on December 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Hill 137: Get into the tunnel! 

    How to get into the tunnel if you’re coming from the NVA side. That might explain how in my very first game there were a few enemy at the mouth of this cave. I lobbed a grenade in and got a hit marker but I didn’t know the terrain at the time so I got killed eventually. (via)

  • Donncha 7:02 am on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Proof that Activision doesn’t listen to its users 

    This image taken from a forum is concrete proof that Activision do not listen to their users!

    • Otto 4:57 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LOL. There’s always humor in showing how some people just don’t get 4chan and its endless stream of weird.

      • Donncha 4:59 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I want dinosaurs! Really! Black Ops would have been so great with them. Might have been hard to squeeze a T Rex into some of the smaller maps but hell, would have made those games so much better! 😉

    • getcrackin 7:33 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      We ask for dinosaurs and we get butterflies, instead.

    • David Nicol 8:14 pm on December 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think they missed a trick by not having a T-Rex as a potential care package reward…. except that it just stomped and mauled anyone nearby. Especially rewarding if your care package is stolen.

      Imagine Godzilla destroying Tokyo, that sort of thing.

    • getcrackin 9:38 am on December 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      A new tactical grenade could have been a Dilophosaurus. You toss it by its tail and then it blinds nearby enemies by spitting in their faces and then… and thennn… it eats a fat guy in a jeep. O_o

  • Donncha 10:20 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Battlefield Dukes of Hazzard 


  • Donncha 7:03 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    The guys on reddit give rush on White Pass a thumbs up but I’m worried that all the crates are in buildings.

    Still, might give it a go tonight.

    • David Nicol 9:48 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      TyeWebb posted about it on hupit: http://hupitgaming.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=59&func=view&catid=15&id=44593

      It doesn’t make me want to rush back to Rush any time soon. At any base at least one of the MComs should not be in a destructible building.

      • Donncha 10:02 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a great thread to read. (and I wish they’d add proper permalinks to make urls shorter)

        I tried joining 3 games of rush on White Pass. First game was as a defender and I saw the last Bravo about to blow so I backed out. Second game was as a defender and the attackers were all over the village and had just taken the second Alpha. In the few minutes I was there they took Bravo too by destroying the building. I backed out after being killed quite a few times.

        Third game was attacking the last base I think but we were down to 20 tickets, I got killed lots and decided I had better things to do.

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