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By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 September 2007

So last night, realizing that I had been playing a lost of Xbox live recently I ran a quick question past Guba before the gaming began.

"Did you want to do anything tonight?"

She looked at me like I had grown a third eye. A glowing bright green third eye, smack dab in the middle of me forehead.

Chastened, I slowly slunk backwards out of the room until I could safely turn and run for my Xbox 360.

You think I would have learned by now.

Blackwalt: 3, HOC: 0

By Stormblade - Posted on 14 September 2007

Or, How to Throw a Grenade with Friendly Fire Turned On

So last night was a gaming night that probably shouldn't have happened. It started with Blackwalt and Stormblade attempting multiplayer in Overlord.


Then, our intrepid heroes decided to switch to 'Old Faithful' - Rainbow 6 Vegas.

This may have, in hindsight, been a bad decision. The comedy of errors began with our heroes starting a game that Revek joined. Both heroes were actively deriding Revek for being unable to work his headset, providing profanity-laced advice on how to fix the problem. Read more

R6V and me - Part II

By Stormblade - Posted on 13 September 2007

R6V Shotup

As I have mentioned before, my aim in Vegas sucks. No two ways about it.

I decided to get home a little early yesterday (noon) to practice some more. I have been working my way through the single player mission quite nicely, thank you. I take cover, I aim, I kill. Everything's great.

So, 9:30 comes along and Blackwalt invites me for our nightly venture into mayhem. No problem, says I. I have been practicing. Read more

Windows on Mac

By Q-Bert - Posted on 13 September 2007

So, I received my new macbook pro on Tuesday, and transfered all my old Powerbook's content unto the new Pro.
I used the Firewire migration tool and selected "Everything"


So, on Wednesday night, I reinstalled OSX on the Pro... Copied my data over, and downloaded and installed all the software I used regularly. Everything works fine now.

Now it's Thursday morning and I decide to install Boot Camp and get Windows XP on this puppy. Well, as I look at Windows XP installing itself on the MacBook Pro, I am struck by a few feelings:

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    Look but don't touch

    By Stormblade - Posted on 10 September 2007

    So, I got back to the house yesterday evening and looked longingly at my XBOX. It was calling to me. ... rainbow six ... graw2 ... space invaders ...

    But I had a big meeting today. I had to prepare. The internal battle was raging. Just one game. It'll only take a few minutes. I''ll just get to the next save point ...

    NO! I had to resist. If I sat at the machine, it would take me into it's clutches and the next thing I would realize was that it was 11PM.

    So I forced myself to flee the room and the seductions of the evil beast.

    ... but I don't have to work tonight ...

    XBoxless in Arundel

    By Stormblade - Posted on 08 September 2007

    The twitching began several hours ago.

    It started with a slight shimmer in the fingers and has progressed to a full shaking of the hands and feet. My eyelids have developed a tick as well.

    At first, I was unsure what was causing this. Lack of coffee? Anxiety attack? Hives? None of it made sense. Read more

    R6V and me

    By Stormblade - Posted on 07 September 2007

    I have a problem. In the quick reaction world of R6V, I can't hit the broad side of a bus.

    I can sneak pretty well, I can cover pretty well (as long as it's not Blackwalt the Uncoverable). I can pinpoint my enemies pretty well. I cling to the wall, peak around the corner, line them up and ...

    ... miss. Consistently.

    Pointing right at a guy, emptying my clip. Only to find I have missed, I need to reload, and then I'm dead.

    This is not like Q-Bert's problem (one of many). I don't point at the floor. Nor do I have Revek's problem of getting mauled by rogue doors. Read more

    My laptop is dead! Long live my laptop!

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 06 September 2007

    Just bought a MacBook Pro refurb, for $1000 less than the new one, plus AppleCare.

    8 Days delivery

    The countdown begins....

    Purolator is fracking fast...

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 September 2007

    And my 3RLoD Xbox 360 is now in Microsoft's hands.

    Four days to get to me and one day to get to Microsoft. I guess they do have more pull.

    Date Scan Time Status Comment
    2007/09/06 08:55 Delivered to ALISTAR at SHIP DOCK of CELESTICA 844 DON MILLS RD M3C1V7
    2007/09/06 07:43 On vehicle for delivery
    2007/09/06 07:23 Shipment In Transit
    2007/09/06 03:48 Left TORONTO SORT CTR/CTR TRIE, ON
    2007/09/06 03:42 Shipment In Transit
    2007/09/05 19:25 Shipment In Transit
    2007/09/05 14:29 Received at Reception from XXXXXX

    Terrorist doors, 1 – HoC, 0

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 September 2007

    Stormblade may have his own take on our evening of Rainbow Six coop.

    But my version is slightly different.

    Its a good thing that Rainbow Six Vegas only supports four players in coop because I would hate to see what more of us could do. Read more

    R6V HoC Style

    By Stormblade - Posted on 06 September 2007

    1. a number of persons forming one of the sides in a game or contest: a football team.
    2. a number of persons associated in some joint action: a team of advisers.
    3. two or more horses, oxen, or other animals harnessed together to draw a vehicle, plow, or the like.
    4. one or more draft animals together with the harness and vehicle drawn.
    5. a family of young animals, esp. ducks or pigs (or cats). Read more

    Translating Blackwalt's gaming commentary

    By Stormblade - Posted on 05 September 2007

    I admit I am out of practice.

    It has been several years since Blackwalt and I have gamed regularly. Especially coop. Due to this, I was definitely out of practice deciphering the information coming from my 'partner'. I do use that term loosely.

    So I figured I might offer some translations for those of you who do not regularly coop with Blackwalt, so you will be better prepared.

    Phrase: 'That's not where I meant to throw that grenade'
    Translation: 'You are about to die'

    Phrase: 'Where did that grenade come from?'
    Translation: 'I'm dead, you're on your own' Read more

    Coffin has been received and shipped

    By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 September 2007

    It doesn't look like a coffin.It doesn't look like a coffin.So my original call to MS Xbox support was Tuesday August 28th.

    I received the "coffin" for shipping my 3RLOD Xbox 360 yesterday, Tuesday September 4th. And while it seems like a week (exactly a week) it was within the 3-5 business days promised. Four in fact. Read more

    Day 8 - Calgary

    By Ice - Posted on 05 September 2007

    Too tired to be creative...

    In Calgary.. There must have been some stories I can tell from the Rockies. But I'll do that later

    must sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

    My laptop bites the dust.

    By Q-Bert - Posted on 04 September 2007

    Well, my Powerbook has seen a few countries and a few airplane cargo holds, so I guess it is fair to say it's "weathered"... but I think it is also dead now.

    All apps now crash one-by-one. All fans are blowing fulltime. Nothing really running in the background.

    I think the motherboard is finally cracked. This thing has been dropped on the floor so many times, it's a miracle it's a alive at all anymore.

    I priced a replacement, but $4K CDN will hurt. At least I get a Windows-capable/OSX-capable laptop in one shot. Read more

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