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New: Alaskan Gaming Community November 9, 2013

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1466085_228791083954576_1459529370_nI wanted to announce that I’ve created an Alaskan Gaming Community called 907 Gamers. If you are Alaskan and want to join, just sign in with Facebook to our Open Group. Anyone who is a gamer and is Alaskan can join!

http://www.907gamers.com

Best Controller in the Industry June 21, 2013

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This controller is the thing I am most excited about. I’ll likely buy one on launch day just for my PC. Nobody makes them like Microsoft. I gotta give them credit there.

Cliffy B Defends Xbox One DRM June 15, 2013

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While a lot of people were up in arms over the Xbox One’s “always on” requirement, Gears of War creator and former Epic Games developer Cliff Bleszinski said, quite simply, “#dealwithit”. Tweeting stupid statements like “You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing. The numbers do NOT work people.”

Considering how closely Cliff works with Microsoft Games Studio, I would throw out his opinion directly. They are business partners. Big business partners. Cliffy, you got enough cash in your pockets. Please, shut the fuck up already.

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OUYA has arrived! May 21, 2013

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Finally its here! Time to tinker!

Entanglement and Superluminal Communications April 11, 2013

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Working on a presentation for “The Future of Technology” due next week at UAA. I used Prezi and made a snazzy project focused on quantum entanglement and its use in communications technology in the future. Tell me what you think.. I might make a YouTube video of it and upload it later.

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Xbox is now dead to me.. March 29, 2013

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I sold my Xbox 360 on Craigslist pretty recently. I figure that the new Xbox is coming out soon and when it does my current Xbox will lose a lot of its value. I ended up selling it for $200. That’s the price I bought it for a few years ago.

The new “Xbox 720″ brings with it poor tidings. DRM locked games with no resale value. This is beyond terrible news if you ask me. I decided since I just invested in a brand new PC that I should just ditch the console world.

Although I love Steam (which is basically the new business model for Microsoft) I feel that the market is far more competitive since Steam is not the ONLY place you can get the game. If Xbox Live is the SOLE vendor of games for the Xbox 360, you can kiss deals goodbye. Steam competes with a variety of different markets that sell games. I just bought Borderlands 2 at LAUNCH for $30 at Greenman Gaming and was able to enter the code into Steam to download it through Steam. They give out some really good deals (Summer sale anyone?)

After looking at the hardware that is supposed to ship with the new Xbox and the new Playstation, I must say.. UNIMPRESSED. It is already outdated. My current gaming rig PC destroys both of the new consoles and they haven’t even been released yet.

Best of all, no more paying $50 a month for Xbox Live!!

Ultra Music Festival 2013: Wish I There March 22, 2013

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I’ve been watching the live stream, reading the tweets, commenting and just fist pumping from my desk all weekend. Sometimes it really sucks living in Alaska. I SERIOUSLY regret changing my mind about not going to UMF for spring break this year. Next year, I’m going for both weekends and that is a PROMISE.

Weekend #1 has some awesome downloadable free sets via Soundcloud.

Bitfenix Prodigy 2013 Mini-Gamer Complete! March 20, 2013

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Thought I would upload a batch of photos showing my finished build. This beast is chewing through everything I throw at it. Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2 and Crysis 3 run like a wet dream. Watercooling had to be rigged in a unique way. The radiator had to be wire-tied to the top rear 120mm fan. The Bitfenix Recon fan controller allows me to downthrottle the fans with seperate profiles. I love having the fans on low speed when using the PC for regular browsing or movie watching and ramping up my Spectre Pros to full speed for gaming. The 230MM front fan is very quiet on low and still has decent airflow throughout the case.

 

This is the nicest case I have owned and I fully recommend the Bitfenix Prodigy for anyone who wants to build a mini-itx build. The only limitation I can say this case has is the lack of a second PCI Express slot and the screws that came with the Bitfenix Spectre Pros are no good. (Toss them out!) Otherwise, the build quality on this case is amazing!

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The Prodigy Project: Custom Build Mini Gaming Rig January 20, 2013

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I’m currently planning to build my new gaming rig. I thought I might do something more audacious then before and so this time around I plan to build a mini-ITX PC. This smaller form factor comes with more complications. That said, I think this will be my best gaming rig to date.

First Decision: The Case

Stumbled upon this little beauty after doing some browsing. The Bitfenix Prodigy.

I am still doing further research for the other components. I will list the internals I’ve decided on in another post. I haven’t decided on a cooling solution yet and this heavily impacts the build as a whole.

Rough Blueprint for other parts:

Asus Z77 Mini ITX Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad Core CPU

CORSAIR Hyrdo Series H80 CPU Watercooling

EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 X16

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB

OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Haven’t decided on the power supply unit yet. I’d love to go full modular but this case has some strict dimensions.

Guild Wars 2: Still alive or dead? December 12, 2012

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It seems to me that one of the best MMO’s I’ve ever played is dying. Less people play each day.. The content feels repetitive and boring as things progress.. I can’t complain too much since there is no subscription fee. I loved the game when I first started playing it. It was amazing even after a month straight of playing almost every night. The biggest problem for me lately is that I’ve already gotten all the gear I wanted and the only thing left to do is farm gold or work on a legendary item. The legendary item seems to be a little too hard core for me. I could never amass the gold or resources to craft a legendary. I turned to making alts and I find that somewhat fun but only for intermittent play. My guild has split up into several smaller guilds and that has caused a lot of people I used to play with to quit.

I wish they didn’t release the new ascended gear. It really sucks.  I hate how it changes the ethos of the game. It was supposed to be a MMO actually based on skill not gear. They need to rework some of the classes quite a bit and just release new gear skins from time to time. They also need new dungeons from time to time. I am so bored of the content they have now. I haven’t explored all of it I guess but an achievement is not enough incentive.

I still love this game enough to hope things improve. Just can’t play a game like this without some serious group goals and reasons to log on.

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