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Unknown/Special types of mousepads (No comments)
Posted by fragged @ 19:54 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
I've been giving a little thought about different types of surfaces with mousepads, there are glass and aluminium pads available, plastic, and cloth.

But I'm thinking more of something like a sheet of glass, marble, etc and wondering how people feel about this. Are there any decent surfaces that make great mouse pads that aren't designed for the job?
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Southamerican Pro Duel Cup final day (8 comments)
Posted by gSTRUCTOR @ 17:37 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
Next Saturday, 12:00 CDT, 10 October 2015, is the final day of the Reikocon 2015 Pro (ELO>1800) South-American duel cup. A lot of exciting games await and organizers are currently looking for more streamers. Since matches will be streamed in Spanish, organizers are currently looking for more streamers from USA, EU and Russia. If you've got what it takes to help out, don't hesitate to contact diegochame at or ammielpm at
The final day will take off from where the group stages ended, from quarter and semis all the way to the grand final. The cup is scheduled to start at 12:00 CDT

Map pool: Campgrounds, ­ElderSinisterCure, ­ Toxicity
Scheduled start: 12:00 CDT, 10 October 2015

Stream: Spain Re1ko
Links: Current brackets of group stage
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Shootmania at ESWC 2015 (7 comments)
Posted by ozontm @ 15:31 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg

Paragon esports (community managed league organizers) pushed SM Elite once more to ESWC! They (paragon) announced they'd work out a deal with the ESWC organizers less than two weeks ago, so it seemed almost impossible to get a SM tournament going in 2015, but they somehow managed it (absolute madmen).

Your thoughts? You gonna seek practise asap?
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Alt Thread (6 comments)
Posted by mattered_ @ 15:01 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
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Looking for Movie-/Video creater (1 comment)
Posted by pasicious @ 14:35 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
hey guys,

since it is really dificult to find someone, I thought to give it a try on the esr forums. I am not playing QL anymore but recorded a lot nice stuff. So I am wondering whether anyone is interested in creating a movie out of my demos. If you like creating videos/movies and earned already some experince you can let me know and ask for more information at "". I have a lot beautiful stuff and it would be sad not to share them plus it would be a great memory for me.

best regards,
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Mouse,Monitor and setup for twitch? (10 comments)
Posted by CAREEM @ 14:05 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
After a huge break I am coming back to Quake Live.

I have bought me a new computer for gaming and hopefully good enough for twitch, unless if I need another computer for twitch (I have no experience there)

As always I had huge problems with mice and not stable connection. However, this dismotivated me to play more + I was really busy with work. As from now on I will finally start to work from home.

Im interested inmice and what gaming monitor to buy? Monitor has to be 27 inch + 1ms - could you please suggest me one? Not too expensive. Budget for a new monitor is 280 eur to max 400 eur.

I love razer aby! Its small it have claw grip and its very light. Could you also suggest me one mouse if not aby again without jittering problem? If possible suggest me something identical or very similar to aby (shape - claw grip and wight, but better).


Please do not suggest me WMO, I have bought two mice already on ebay and both were bad replica - both felt like 3$ worth mouse. It seems I cant get real WMO so please no wmo especially not a fake one.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Thoughts on a Wolfenstein comeback (No comments)
Posted by fragged @ 10:14 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
I should just mention that I have never played RTCW online, but I have played W:ET for many years (12+) and I'd love to see either of these games come back, be updated with bugfixes and new cross-platform anti-cheat and so on.

So far there is etlegacy that seems to be aimed at keeping W:ET alive, and it looks like they're doing a decent job with the client/server fixes. They also have a mod that comes with it, but I feel their own 'legacy' mod is far from the mark in terms of wolfenstein games making a comeback. What I think people want from a mod is something competitive and really they'd do better by making their mod an etpro clone.

For the game staying alive or coming back, I think what's really needed is a sensible sequal with similar but not identical gameplay, much updated graphics and a leaner, smoother feeling to gameplay. I can imagine some community efforts fixing some of this, but an actual sequal seems far away right now.

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Who's better, DaHanG or rapha? (16 comments)
Posted by atfab @ 04:11 CDT, 8 October 2015 - iMsg
1.) Who has better head-to-head score?
2.) Who has the better resume?


3.) Who is the better all-around dueler?
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Project X-Ray (3 comments)
Posted by zeroql @ 20:46 CDT, 7 October 2015 - iMsg
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Legends of Gaming - feat. Fatal1ty (18 comments)
Posted by zeroql @ 20:37 CDT, 7 October 2015 - iMsg

DOOM 3 Deathmatch

Fatal1ty: Legends of Gaming Profile

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objectively best gaming mouse/mousepad (20 comments)
Posted by fragged @ 19:08 CDT, 7 October 2015 - iMsg
So I'm the market for a new mouse and I'm currently using an FK1, but I'm almost sure I'll get en ec1-a for a better grip now that Zowie have updated their lines. My only concern really comes down to the tracking of the mouse after comfort and well performing sensor is taken into account.

What I mean is, can I do better than the ec1-a with the 3310 in terms of tracking? The other thing that I'll need is a good sensor implementation for whatever mouse I get, low jitter and no acceleration or angle snapping, 400dpi, etc.

Also I want to get a new mousepad that suits me well. My idea of a good mousepad is something that does well for in-game tracking, a quick start, ability to place accurate and well placed shots and some speed for slingshot aiming. I have in mind the artisan hayate otsu MID, as a lot of people recommend artisan pads and they seem to live up to some of their marketing.
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Competitive Cross-Platform Shooters (No comments)
Posted by fragged @ 18:56 CDT, 7 October 2015 - iMsg
Basically I'm wondering what the best cross-platform shooters are for competitive gameplay. I use linux so cross-platform is a must, I'm not bothered if it needs a loki installer or a cd, or steam but I prefer cd's with official installers.

So, I'm thinking about getting the following:

CS:GO (steam)
Earlier versions of CS (cd + loki installer)
Quake 4 (cd)
Doom 3 (cd), have a feeling it's not competitive.
UT2004 and the new UT when it has an official release

Also happy to pick up any quake or CS style games if they're still being played competitively.

I'm currently playing urbanterror casually and I'm wondering if anyone can comment on if it's still popular at a competitive level.
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Efficiency.. (7 comments)
Posted by cityy @ 17:50 CDT, 6 October 2015 - iMsg key

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Press 1 if you want me back (34 comments)
Posted by ZhuMusic @ 10:25 CDT, 6 October 2015 - iMsg
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HoQ TDM Fall 2015 Prizes (108 comments)
Posted by xou @ 05:59 CDT, 6 October 2015 - iMsg
First of all, House of Quake has now gathered around 1 100€ in donations (you can see the details below). And we decided to accept more of them until the start of the Quake Live TDM League, which is the 18th of October!

Also, this TDM League is now sponsored by ZOWIE, who are providing us with a few products:
- 4x ZOWIE ZA 12 mice
- 4x ZOWIE G-TFX mousepads
- 4x ZOWIE Camade mouse bungees

All these prizes will be distributed into the 2 Divisions as following.

Division 1
- cup_gold 1st : 320 EUR
- cup_silver 2nd: 210 EUR
- cup_bronze 3rd : 140 EUR
Division 2
- 1st : 60 EUR + 4x ZOWIE ZA 12 mice
- 2nd: 50 EUR + 4x ZOWIE G-TFX mousepads
- 3rd : 4x ZOWIE Camade mouse bungees
Of course, the prizes will be updated if more donations come!

The sign-ups for the ql Quake Live TDM 4v4 Fall Season are still open until the 11th of October 2015.

The League will start on Sunday 18th of October, duration depends on the sign-ups (1 match per week). Division 1 plays on Sunday, Division 2 on Monday at 21:00 CEST/CET.
Edited by xou at 14:53 CDT, 8 October 2015 - 2614 Hits
D99’s 2on2 team league signups open (2 comments)
Posted by leopold @ 05:24 CDT, 6 October 2015 - iMsg
Europe Div99 member Belgium VeRRo has opened the signups for the D99 2on2 deathmatch team league which will start on 25. October 2015. So grab your favorite DM comrade(s) and sign up on!

Starting date: 25. October

Links: Get QW, Community, Watch it, Announcement,Tournament Site
Edited by Teen Queen at 19:07 CDT, 8 October 2015 - 417 Hits
memphis -vs- gaiia (24 comments)
Posted by mdv @ 08:54 CDT, 5 October 2015 - iMsg

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Rating: 5.4 (4 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: N/A
Viewpoint: both
Version info: 0.36
How to play back Reflex demos

something something dead esr demo section

Tehace EU Duel Cup #2 Grand Final M-M-MMMULTIVOD

Reflex supports serverside demos only, and probably will stay as that. Newborn said they gonna make a csgo-ish system where you can download your demo from the server, so no clientside demos...however the serverdemo has every players pov.

How to play demo: put replay file into the Steam\SteamApps\common\reflexfps\base\replays folder. use play command ingame. Change pov by typing re_set_player_attached_to PLAYERNAME

Rest of the demos from the cup:

Twitch vods from the cup:

Eat@medve's youtube version:

- techdemo hitsounds
- custom armorsounds
- smaller viewmodels (longer for the rocket, shorter for rail). an ex qw player said the short rocketlauncher looks like a megaman gun :D
- neat megasound ive found in a q2 pak file
- no teleport or any other ambient sounds, as well as chat beeps
- hud might change in the future, and not sure if im gonna keep the bloom. the legend says they gonna fix it
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144hz, Which model?! (6 comments)
Posted by Oleedee @ 21:48 CDT, 4 October 2015 - iMsg
I'm going to get a 144hz 24inch monitor.

Which model should I go for?
I see a load of benq ones, what is the difference between them??

I see Cypher has the XL2411Z
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Site summary for week ending 02 Oct (8 comments)
Posted by ESReality @ 18:00 CDT, 4 October 2015 - iMsg
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2D rocketjumping game for android! (7 comments)
Posted by FunKi @ 11:22 CDT, 4 October 2015 - iMsg

I made an rocketjumping game for android during the summer:

If you like it, I would appreciate if you would rate / share it.

Also im open for feedback!
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when i decided to recall what is 125fps (83 comments)
Posted by BASE @ 09:25 CDT, 4 October 2015 - iMsg

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Rating: 9.8 (163 votes)
Russian dueler Russia Base showing the struggle of a player preparing for a tournament for old times' sake in a funny mini-movie.
Edited by twister at 07:49 CDT, 5 October 2015 - 4381 Hits
Hall of Fame: Hilarious (added to hof by twister)
Quake 3 micromovie (2 comments)
Posted by kevlark @ 01:08 CDT, 4 October 2015 - iMsg
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strenx the greatest? (44 comments)
Posted by Selhouette333 @ 13:33 CDT, 3 October 2015 - iMsg
I was high today and found myself comparing different players on and I found out that strenx has highest amount of wins if you compare him to any other big ql name:

strenx 11-5 rapha
strenx 31-11 Av3k
strenx 51-49 Cypher
strenx 16-14 coolleR
strenx 56-22 Spart1e
strenx 27-16 dem0n
strenx 7-1 kRoNic
strenx 25-2 p0ni
strenx 28-5 Baksteen
strenx 1-0 fazz

Some of the comparisons has really low difference but it doesn't cancel the fact that to this day no one managed to overpass him in number of wins.

Does this make him the greatest?
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amazonbasics mouse, other 3button mice (18 comments)
Posted by whte_rbt.obj @ 13:19 CDT, 3 October 2015 - iMsg
Hi, I'm slowly getting more serious about improving my skills and in the process have been educating myself about hardware, and trying new hardware. But the topic of mice is a difficult one, it seems every mouse has it's problems. So I've ended up using the amazon 3 button mouse, since it's cheap and possibly no shittier than everything else. Does anyone have any experience with this mouse? It's very small, and feels more stable shapewise than some equally small and shit microsoft 3 button I tried in comparison.

Can anyone recommend something to try next? Abyssus? Perixx 201U? I only use m1 and m2, have bigger hands, claw grip I think. My aim is terrible and I don't have great sensory perception.

I'm using a perixx dx-5000xl mat and play standing. I don't overclock usb.
Edited by whte_rbt.obj at 13:20 CDT, 3 October 2015 - 989 Hits
cannot join any server (15 comments)
Posted by Selhouette333 @ 12:30 CDT, 3 October 2015 - iMsg
What the fuck is wrong with ql lately that it doesn't let me join any server, it never stopps to await connection and it's happening like 5th time just that month. Anyone knows if there's anything I can do about this or it's another well done from id and I just have to wait.
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Looking for good TFC frag movies (22 comments)
Posted by KendrickLamar @ 04:21 CDT, 2 October 2015 - iMsg
The game itself sucked balls but the frag movies from back in the day where pretty gangsta, since those websites are long since dead I am relying on you TFC playaz to post some of yo personal faves, underrated, overrated? whatever please just deliver the finest goods.

Thanks in advance.
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Thought todays' shooting was bad? (23 comments)
Posted by G.I. Bonesy @ 01:05 CDT, 2 October 2015 - iMsg
Shooter is half-black/mixed race.
Once this became public knowledge, cnn, msnbc, huffingtonpost, dailykos, and all liberal news organizations are sweeping under the rug his "race", and saying instead he was a deranged person.
if the shooter was white, don lemon on cnn, and others would be emphasizing the shooter is white. President also said that these once every 3 month "mass shootings" by whites are a national tragedy.
Isn't the real national tragedy, the 648 blacks killed by other blacks via gang violence within the last 6 months the real national tragedy.

Once the shooters race from oregon became main stream/mass awareness a few hours ago, the entire tone of CNN/MSNBC about the story was dropped down a LOT.
What benefit does CNN, MSNBC, liberal news as a whole, and the whitehouse gain by not reporting black on black crime statistics, and under reporting black on black crime, and over reporting crimes comitted by whites?
Is this part of saul alinksy philosophy?

Chicago, D.C. New York, Baltimore all these places have some of the strictest gun control law in the country and yet have the highest rate of shooting and murders.

Gun control laws are not the issue. It the mental health care system that has failed. We need to bring back mental institutions back and make it a hell of a lot easier to lock people like this up.. Possibly for a long time if need be.
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Reflex EU Duel Cup by tehace (49 comments)
Posted by flair @ 00:42 CDT, 2 October 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 to 18:00 CDT, 3 October 2015
Schedule: Passed

Reflex player and tournament host Poland tehace recently announced that his European Duel Cup #2 event finally has a new date! Due to a scheduling conflict with the recent North American BOXR Reflex duel cup this event had to be postponed temporarily, but the wait is over! Reflex fans and players will want to clear their Saturday schedule. The event will take place 10:00 CDT, 3 October 2015 . Several players have already registered, so make sure you sign-up and support the event!

Links: Official Announcement, Reflex Website, Bracket, mIRC #reflex
Streams: Canada csboxr, Poland zdobywcygier
Edited by flair at 19:30 CDT, 4 October 2015 - 2360 Hits
Quake 4 cfg help (5 comments)
Posted by BaMoFu @ 16:41 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
Hi fellow quakers!

I could really do with some Quake 4 config help. Been trying to get different fovs and sensetivities for different weapons in Quake 4 without any succes. This is what I've tried:

Bind x "impulse x; g:fov x; sensitivity x"

It works well half way. Fov and sensitivy is changed but not weapon, in console it says something like: "impulse x is not a command"

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DeathAdder died for 4th time,Advice plz! (20 comments)
Posted by Sporx @ 15:36 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
I'm really done buying razer mice at this point. I've had the diamondback, the copper head, 4 deathadders and an abyssus. They all broke exactly the same way.

Right now my right click is randomly releasing when i hold it down, and since i've been playing the unreal tournament alpha this has resulted in constant self damage with rockets while trying to charge them.

I am completely out of the loop on mice. I have a replacement Intellimouse steelseries mod but i am looking for something with really durable side buttons . I like to bind the side buttons for push to talk but because i claw grip i tend to brace my hand to avoid losing aim while talking - and that often times snaps the side buttons or breaks them after awhile.

The Abyssus was great for claw grip even if it broke, so while i don't want something the exact same shape as either deathadder or abyssus , if i could get a mouse that has the same size and weight as the abyssus or the deathadder/intellimouse but ALSO has really durable side buttons thatd be awesome.

What mice are currently like this ? Thanks in advance. I registered today because i figured you guys would be the most informed on this. I don't trust the mountain dew infused MLG children that are all over reddit and other sites.
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Streams List (10 comments)
Posted by Dj_Soyuz @ 11:28 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg

Posted on the "streams thread" message about stream ..

So, stream is online, but there is nothing on sidebar ..

Any help?

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butthurt 2k elo (91 comments)
Posted by shoxr @ 09:37 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
just for you jer1cho, your abort was so sweet <3
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FFA world championships (fu critics) (124 comments)
Posted by atfab @ 05:39 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg
b4 this thread gets sh*t on lemme explain:


- spectator friendly (in a 32 player server, you got one or two who are tearing sh*t up enjoyable to watch the specs doesn't even need to learn the map they're watching)

- accessible to all players ( what's good is that players from diff tiers get to play each other no stress maybe only the ones who wants to win badly, but even noobs will enjoy playing because more action as opposed to slow play in duel)

- potential huge increase of playerbase due to open FFA championships (invite literally everyone)

-definitely MORE SOCIAL than duel

-in cypher terms, FFA is the REAL AND HONOURABLE WAY TO play quake (jump pads, less exploits and non stop action [it's very hard to set up a play using and exploits with 31 players on your ass], QUAD RUNS, since you have no friends and allies on the server there is almost little to opportunity to camp)(YES WHEN CASUALS THINK QUAKE THEY THINK FFA)


-slap in the face for 1v1 and 4v4 players (but let's face it FFA is gazillion times enjoyable than duel or tdm, if we really want to increase to playerbase vs spectator ratio i think THIS IS THE ONLY WAY)(1v1 and TDM players are the most skilled in any afps game bar none)

- more money has to be spent by the organizers (we're all money hungry we just don't want to admit it)

-FFA tournaments might be prioritized more than duel and tdm in the future : (
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FPSPulse Launch Event – Highlights (7 comments)
Posted by AsphyxEvents @ 03:11 CDT, 1 October 2015 - iMsg

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Rating: 7.4 (7 votes)
This project is now already 7 months on my harddrive.
highlights from the first fpspulse launch event in january 2015.

Summary Highlights
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Dropped counts in mouse movement (26 comments)
Posted by twohands @ 20:29 CDT, 30 September 2015 - iMsg
I've been thinking about dropped counts in mouse movement that can be caused by having a too low of a dpi or a different windows pointer speed and wondered how it can actually be a benefit to aiming. Here is what i found out. For anyone having trouble understanding what counts are they are basically just pixels for your mouse movements. Less counts means bigger pixels but that doesn't mean you have bigger shots, it just means the mouse will be centered around the pixel and skip the empty areas of it.

1. Dropped counts can make aiming easier
Have you ever noticed high sensitivity users often have terrible long range lg (tracking aim)? Is it because they don't have enough counts (pixels) to aim at? No, at least not most of the time. The real issue comes from the fact that they aren't very good at controlling their mouse long range. This is why lower counts (to a reasonable amount) is a good idea because it makes it is easier to control our aim. I made an info graphic to explain this below -

Count 1 (low counts, same sensitivity) -
The distance from the left end of the model to the right is 4cm. Now imagine you slightly over aim to the left of the model. Does this make you miss? No, because you still haven't moved your mouse further enough to move onto the next count.

Count 2 (high counts, same sensitivity) -
The distance from the left end of the model to the right is also 4cm. Now imagine again you slightly over aim to the left of the model. Does this make you miss? Yes, because you have a higher amount of counts this will make you move onto the next count quicker.

Disadvantages and why this is a good idea
Humans aren't perfect. It makes sense to sacrifice a little bit of precision for better mouse control. This doesn't mean we want as little counts as possible otherwise the gaps in the counts will become so big we will literally be skipping over the enemy model causing a choppy like mouse effect. We want to find a fine line between the two so that we can get the best of both worlds.

Dropped counts in competitive gaming
To quote Lorfa - "This kind of thing was actually really common in the early days of q3, where players would have a 400 dpi ball mouse, but use driver settings to throw out every other count or so, rendering it effectively 200 DPI. This doesn't feel quite the same as if you had the DPI itself. Fatal1ty also did this with the razer boomslang 1000 dpi, which is one of the reasons why you see the sens and accel in his old configs how it was."

Another interesting tidbit is that one of the best railgun (sniper) player in Quake "K1llsen" continues to use this method. Because of it's aiming style of nature it is also the weapon the would most benefit from such a method as the railgun relies more on being consistent than it is to be precise compared to the other weapons.

What's next?
The problem with past methods such as using the driver or windows pointer speed is that these methods rely on a higher form of latency for mouse movement over newer technology such as raw input which has a very low latency for mouse movement. This may be the reason why this practice is no longer common in the competitive gaming scene. But it doesn't have to be this way. If game companies started offering this option through their game client we would be able to get the best of both worlds of low input and better mouse control.
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Stunner 3.5 (7 comments)
Posted by Kapiter @ 16:59 CDT, 30 September 2015 - iMsg

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Rating: 6.8 (14 votes)
Freestyle short movie by Lithuania Stupidfresh, sequel of his excellent Stunner 3 movie

Link: Stupidfresh Youtube channel
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Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 05:28 CDT, 30 September 2015 - iMsg
Search DUEL opponents by ELO in Quake Live

Can we built it in QuakeLive ?

Can we built it in Qlranks ?

Whats happen after next QuakeLive update?

Will this service still work?
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twister dem0n koziol meme lan footage (8 comments)
Posted by mouse* @ 04:07 CDT, 30 September 2015 - iMsg
Title is self-explanatory
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All time best movie endings (55 comments)
Posted by butcher_kgp @ 00:16 CDT, 30 September 2015 - iMsg
This is my list so far, please add more in the thread.

The Thing (1982)

Usual Suspects (1995)

Fight Club (1999)

Memories of Murder (2003)

Layer Cake (2004)

Inception (2010)
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Optimum connection settings on win7 (4 comments)
Posted by Oleedee @ 13:54 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg

Im looking to optimise my win7 connection settings and settings on my router, with the aim of getting as smooth connection for quakelive as possible.

Does anyone have any tips of know of any good guides on this?

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test (No comments)
Posted by PerpetualWar @ 10:15 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
test4, Odds: 19% (5:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 10:16 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 11:16 CDT 30 Sep 2015

test3, Odds: 19% (5:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 10:16 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 11:16 CDT 30 Sep 2015

test2, Odds: 29% (3.3:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 10:16 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 11:16 CDT 30 Sep 2015

test1, Odds: 30% (3.2:1)
Bets placed: E$100, betting open: 10:16 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 11:16 CDT 30 Sep 2015

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125 FPS Sunday Cup #14 (37 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 07:07 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 4 October 2015 to 14:00 CDT, 4 October 2015
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS QuakeLive Duel Sunday Cup #14 will take place this weekend.

Sign up link will be placed here in 1-2h before cup starts

Streams: United Kingdom zLive, Russia 102, United States of America flairTV, Germany Moppz
Links: Cup page, Event Rules, Web chat, 125FPS Balance 2015; 125FPS Donate link
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[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 D1 (4 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:00 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
lars, Odds: 14% (6.9:1)
Bets placed: E$3979, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

dem0n, Odds: 68% (1.4:1)
Bets placed: E$30372, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

cherepoff , Odds: 10% (9.7:1)
Bets placed: E$3480, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

luke_ie, Odds: 4.7% (21:1)
Bets placed: E$800, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

pikawa, Odds: 1% (97:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

xiphos, Odds: 1% (97:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:58 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 8 Oct 2015

Group D1 particpants

Denmark lars Belgium dem0n Russia cherepoff Ireland luke_ie Poland pikawa Netherlands xiphos

The matches will be played on 13:00 CDT, 8 October 2015

Need another FIX? Here are all the weekly 125 FPS fixtures:

Group Stage 1, A1
Group Stage 1, B1
Group Stage 1, C1
Group Stage 1, D1

esr Main Thread
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[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 C1 (12 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:57 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
garpy, Odds: 69% (1.4:1)
Bets placed: E$42371, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

matr0x , Odds: 20% (4.8:1)
Bets placed: E$10339, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

emmwatson , Odds: 3.3% (29:1)
Bets placed: E$682, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

hzt , Odds: 2.3% (43:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

karwik , Odds: 2.7% (36:1)
Bets placed: E$1300, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

real_grubby, Odds: 1.5% (65:1)
Bets placed: E$500, betting open: 05:54 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 6 Oct 2015

Group C1 particpants

United Kingdom garpy Poland matr0x Russia emmwatson Poland hzt Poland karwik Russia real_grubby

This group seems to be most interesting from a political aspect since it features a lot of poles and a Brit. See how that plays out.

The matches will be played on 13:00 CDT, 6 October 2015

Group Stage 1, A1
Group Stage 1, B1
Group Stage 1, C1
Group Stage 1, D1

esr Main Thread
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[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 B1 (12 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:52 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
Winner:ash, Odds: 65% (1.5:1)
Bets placed: E$35131, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Loser:xron , Odds: 7% (14:1)
Bets placed: E$1100, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Loser:iddqd_ru, Odds: 3.6% (27:1)
Bets placed: E$600, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Loser:funnyb, Odds: 4.9% (20:1)
Bets placed: E$1395, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Loser:pichatan, Odds: 0.8% (113:1)
Bets placed: E$10, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Loser:prox_pl, Odds: 17% (5.6:1)
Bets placed: E$9743, betting open: 05:49 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 1 Oct 2015

Group B1 participants

Russia ash Ukraine xron Russia iddqd_ru Sweden funnyb Sweden pichatan Poland prox_pl

The matches will be played on 13:00 CDT, 1 October 2015

I would also like to add that if you don't bet on Sweden funnyb you should really start questioning the morality of your actions.

Group Stage 1, A1
Group Stage 1, B1
Group Stage 1, C1
Group Stage 1, D1

esr Main Thread
Edited by Teen Queen at 06:04 CDT, 29 September 2015 - 894 Hits
[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 A1 (7 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:42 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
Winner:prox1mo, Odds: 13% (7.5:1)
Bets placed: E$2600, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Loser:fazz , Odds: 77% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$29740, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Loser:mix_, Odds: 3.5% (28:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Loser:nemesisfps, Odds: 3.5% (28:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Loser:waro, Odds: 1.4% (70:1)
Bets placed: E$100, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Loser:stingerdndz, Odds: 1.1% (84:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 05:31 CDT 29 Sep 2015 to 13:00 CDT 29 Sep 2015

Group A1 participants

Kazakhstan prox1mo Sweden fazz Belarus mix_ Spain nemesisfps Norway waro Germany stingerdndz

The matches will be played on 13:00 CDT, 29 September 2015

Need another FIX? Here are all the weekly 125 FPS fixtures:

Group Stage 1, A1
Group Stage 1, B1
Group Stage 1, C1
Group Stage 1, D1

esr Main Thread
Edited by Teen Queen at 06:03 CDT, 29 September 2015 - 823 Hits
hide your pro players, they're after nip (16 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 03:11 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
"The former owners of Ninjas in Pyjamas, including Emil "HeatoN" Christensen, will face trial over accounting violations, Aftonbladet Esport has revealed.

In case of a conviction, the accused face fines and a possible jail term that could reach six years if the crime is deemed severe."

It's going down boys, e-sports is coming to an end

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Dreamhack Winter (23 comments)
Posted by ZhuMusic @ 18:35 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg
I will be at Dreamhack Winter competing in Super Smash Brothers melee.

holla at me if you're there
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What is Rapha doing in this image? (45 comments)
Posted by dizzle @ 15:23 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg

have a shot at explaining what rapha is doing in this image?

pluses for creative replies =]

note - just a fun tread. turn into my journal if you want mods.
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144hz question (50 comments)
Posted by J3ck @ 12:15 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg
Hey guys, just picked up that 24" asus 144hz monitor. I was able to get the 144hz working and played a few games of quack.

The main difference I'm noticing besides hitting rails easier is that all the simple items look like shit.. kinda fuzzy almost lol I don't know if the monitor is so good it makes quake look worse or if I have some kind of off setting. Anyone else experience this?
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Stronger Than All 21st Century 2v2 Arena (No comments)
Posted by Thump4 @ 11:22 CDT, 28 September 2015 - iMsg
Remember the epic QWCA Stronger Then All league? Sign up for the new one today. It's called the Stronger Than All - 21st Century. It features 2on2 Clan Arena matches on qwDM3 on Thursday nights at 21:00 CDT. The league can be found here:

Don't have Reflex? Head over to and download it on steam today.

Don't have the qwdm3 map? qwdm3 can be found here:

Edited by PerpetualWar at 12:27 CDT, 28 September 2015 - 408 Hits
Site summary for week ending 25 Sep (10 comments)
Posted by ESReality @ 18:00 CDT, 27 September 2015 - iMsg
Edited by Teen Queen at 19:14 CDT, 27 September 2015 - 933 Hits
Customizable gaming cms to recommend ? (1 comment)
Posted by PerpetualWar @ 06:18 CDT, 27 September 2015 - iMsg
Anyone can recommend any gaming cms ? When I say gaming I mean, it needs to have clan functions like players, teams, played matches, calendar, upcoming matches, etc., besides standard options for cms like forums, news section and so on.

Also would be great if it's regularly updated and has a free license.
Edited by PerpetualWar at 06:19 CDT, 27 September 2015 - 253 Hits
uk buses (23 comments)
Posted by p0rt @ 16:37 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
if your in the south west, just walk, the main bus service does`nt even have its own city bus station on its journey planner
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Some videos i made (Cheating) (14 comments)
Posted by Scorgeous @ 15:02 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg

I made these videos for the first time let me know what you think.
I hope you guys get a clear picture about what i was trying to show in these vids.

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Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 13:11 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
So cool! so unpredictable!
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Posted by imdaniel @ 08:03 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
I though i would post this before the last update release :

Game is lacking a very important feature, players with less than 100 games played should always be warned when they join unranked or T4 servers that they are gonna face very skilled opponents. That and a queue system so that if a server is team size 4 and it is actualy 3v3 you are in queue until 8th join and click Join a team. Otherwise the 7th join the game and usualy get kicked.

Game is incredibly unfriendly to new players.

e: I have to say I am a bit worried about the informations people gave here in this thread, especialy the abandon of tiers and master server to collect stats as this will be terrible for Team modes. You name it namely CA but also the other team modes ofc.

I think some people (a lot?) wanted a ladder, the abandon of master server collecting stats and so the abandon of shuffle is going the opposite wait I think.
Edited by imdaniel at 11:18 CDT, 4 October 2015 - 2354 Hits
My account blocked (85 comments)
Posted by sideql @ 05:48 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
My account blocked by ip, and blocked all other accounts that I created. I wrote a letter in support of apology and a promise that more will not use cheats. Support answered me as follows:
Name Tag: xyz
Account Action: Permanent Account Closure
Offense: Use of third party software to obtain an unfair advantage within the game

This account has recently been involved in actions deemed inappropriate for QUAKE LIVE by the In-Game Support staff. This decision was made after a thorough investigation of the situation as a whole.

For further information, please review the QUAKE LIVE policies and Terms of Use Agreement. We understand that these policies may seem harsh, but they are in place to ensure that every player is able to fully enjoy their time in QUAKE LIVE. Thank you in advance for respecting our position.

The QUAKE LIVE Abuse Support Team

There is no forgiveness for me? If you block it forever? What should I do?
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good movies / cartoons / tv (45 comments)
Posted by dizzle @ 05:38 CDT, 26 September 2015 - iMsg
can someone recomend some good tv shows or cartoons or a movie

i am interested in many tthings and i enjoy media that makes me think

i recently enjoyed lost river and over the garden wall which i plan to watch many times ove rand over haha so fun

type it in the thread and i will give it a try =]

i give plus if it does look very good !
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ReikoCon Southamerican Pro Duel Cup (24 comments)
Posted by gSTRUCTOR @ 22:36 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
The ReikoCon southamerican Pro ( >1800 ELO) with 16 of the best players from this region of the world will be taking place between 5 Oct 2015 to 10 Oct 2015.

UPDATE: Quarters, semis and finals next Saturday.

Scheduled start: 12:00 CDT, 10 October 2015

Current brackets of group stage

Maps: Campgrounds, ­ Elder,­ Sinister,­ Cure, ­ Toxicity

Streams: Spain Re1ko

We are looking for streamers from usa eu and russia contact: diegochame at / ammielpm at

Edited by gSTRUCTOR at 11:54 CDT, 8 October 2015 - 879 Hits
LG 24GM77 on Massdrop (No comments)
Posted by nvc @ 14:56 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg

It's discontinued, buy it now fast! :)
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History & Video Games - Nuclear Fruit (7 comments)
Posted by CrazyAl @ 14:53 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
Edited by CrazyAl at 15:06 CDT, 28 September 2015 - 495 Hits
Professional Torto1se in legal trouble (8 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 11:28 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
<L-xero> turtle savin is a haaaabie (c)

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Is this build ok? (50 comments)
Posted by Brainie @ 07:21 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
I don't have a huge budget (about 600$ without the monitor included). I'm poor. Such is life. Gimme monnies.

Anyway I found this build:

Could you tell me if it's good enough for video games? I'm not a huge gamer. Basically I would play QuakeLive, UrbanTerror and CounterStrike on it, and Reflex maybe (I don't know if they optimized it since then).

I also do text publishing so I'll be using Office, LaTeX and Scribus. Those don't take much CPU. I do a bit of web development but not much.

So yeah I don't really know what to expect from this computer, I just want something that's not too powerful (because of my budget and because I'm not a l33t 24/7 gamer) but enough to run the games I like. I don't know the specs of these games.

Any advice? Thanks.

EDIT: Some of you might laugh at me because Quake is supposed to run on a potato PC. Well believe me or not I have a potato PC that doesn't even sync videos on youtube with sound in fullscreen and Quake couldn't run on it. I just want to be careful with where my money goes. I don't want to buy a new one in two / three years.
Edited by Brainie at 07:23 CDT, 25 September 2015 - 1755 Hits
Skyforge Exclusive Gift Pack Giveaway (No comments)
Posted by yogalin @ 02:47 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
Skyforge Gift Pack is Giving away at

FREE Package Giveaway Period
Sep 9th – Sep 28th 2015 PST

Each Package will grant you
- 14 days of Premium membership to Allods Team and Obsidian Entertainment’s new MMO
- Celestial Threads x1000
- 1 hour of mount usage

100 keys will be added at 8:00 PM (PST) every day.
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Poor huk (6 comments)
Posted by *creep @ 02:38 CDT, 25 September 2015 - iMsg
Edited by PerpetualWar at 02:46 CDT, 25 September 2015 - 308 Hits
Quake Lifes has the best netcode (39 comments)
Posted by tyryl @ 17:37 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg

not really much to say, not really interested in saying anything.. pretty tired of that boring, broken warp fest of a game tbh

have so many dozens of other examples of this kind of crap that happens constantly. I mean it's just unplayable. broken game.
Edited by tyryl at 18:01 CDT, 24 September 2015 - 2030 Hits
Professional gamer Av3k in legal trouble (363 comments)
Posted by Memento_Mori @ 15:09 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
During March of this year various Polish news outlets reported of a drug-related search, and subsequent arrest of the famous Quake dueler Poland av3k. In response to this news a number of community members have decided to assist av3k by asking for donations, by posting on ESReality forum. Some of the posts in the thread disclose the available information regarding the case, however, many of the details are not public due to the ongoing trial. Despite the lack of information a prominent community member, Memento_Mori, has created a donation incentive to help av3k.

Links: Police Report on Av3ks arrest, DailyDot story, Donation Page
Edited by twister at 09:15 CDT, 25 September 2015 - 11810 Hits
John Carmack keynote at Oculus stream (4 comments)
Posted by Venser @ 15:02 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
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Best noise in quake? (123 comments)
Posted by dizzle @ 14:24 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
what is the best noise in quake?

for me it is the chilly ambionce of splashing OR strafing through the water and the splishy splashy noises that it makes. have always loved it.

rail hum is also nice. i could listen for days. i have recorded a 10 min extended ver once ha.

what is you opinion on the best sounds in quake live?

-no the soundtrack does not count- why?
because this is music. turn it off. apreciate the ambience that they put into our game for once =]
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Way to be Stable with High Accel? (59 comments)
Posted by kukkii @ 13:35 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
is there any way to be stable with high accel?

the definition of high accel in this thread = 0.5+ if you use 400dpi. mine is currently around 1.0

i know accel tends to make your aim unstable, but after a few months of using accel, i can aim consistently with low-mid accel ( 0.1-0.2 at 400dpi if sensi is between 3 and 4)

the thing about high accel is, you can do everything with your wrist only. everything can be done instantly, and precisely with the combination of low sensi + high accel.
it allows you to play super aggressively and still hit most of those shots.
weirdest angle flick rail / air rocket,
keep tracking with lg for more than 360 degree,
no problem.

BUT for me, it requires a lot of hours to make me warmed up every day (to be fully warmed up, it takes around 3-4 hours every night lol, I dont think it is worth especially when i have fulltimejob.)

the followings are what I have tried so far, but none of them worked well.

1. played with the same settings for 2+ weeks. (didint work. every day it feels different. so every day it took me 3-4 hours to get warmed up)

2. highered accel value to the point that I can do everything including 720+ degree turn only with wrist. (my purpose here was, by allowing my wrist to do everything, I tried to limit how I move my mouse so It was gonna help me to be more stable. but nah)

3. every day when you start playing, make a small swing with your wrist only, and adjust the accel value to the point where that swing makes you consistently turn 180. (this was the most effective one i found so far

4. use heavier mouse (i thought heavier mouses could make it more stable than light ones. so far it has not worked.)

5. try to keep my wrist relaxed (if you move your mouse in the same way every day, that means your aim can be stable even with super high accel. i think this is the best solution for the topic. but it is hard.)

I know there is not many people that use 0.5+ or 1.0 accel.
but if you are the one,
do you have any solutions to make it stable except turning off/ lowering the accel?
or the way to hugely reduce the warm up time?
Edited by kukkii at 17:48 CDT, 24 September 2015 - 1793 Hits
UnrealEngine diverses (7 comments)
Posted by Rothaarig3 @ 11:58 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
DX12 in UnrealEngine UE4

fable legends pc DX12 benchmark

The Fable of the uncontroversial benchmark

Fable Legends Benchmark: This Week in Computer Hardware 334


Epic's New VR Game Bullet Train Revealed

Virtual Reality Shooters and 'Bullet Train' with Epic Games' Tim Sweeney!

Introducing Bullet Train: A New VR Experience


StarTrek USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) rendered in UE4

VR-Headset is supported :)
Edited by Rothaarig3 at 13:30 CDT, 29 September 2015 - 517 Hits
MX500 shape user, new mouse advice. (7 comments)
Posted by hypno! @ 06:41 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
Hey there,

So I've been using the MX500 shape since 2003, having passed by MX510, MX518, G400 and currently I own a G400S. Since the G400S had some problems with the wire (the usual problems that disconnects and connects) I'm using atm an WMO 1.1a @ 500hz..

Problem here is, G400S dont get built anymore and the MX500 shape is somewhat dead, the more similiar there is, is the G402 which honestly doesn't look that.. appealing. I could keep using the WMO but I don't think it's a good idea because it's already a pain in the ass to put it @ 500hz in Windows 7, I've heard in the next windows it's even harder. So what I need here is a good replacement for the G400S.. I pretty much like the WMO 1.1a even tho it could be slightly heavier. I did some research and some ZOWIE models look like a good option. I could try the G402 aswell or maybe some Steelseries or Razer mouses? As I said ive been using this mouse for so long so I really havent tried any other options in the mean time.

Looking for some suggestions from you guys =)

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Quake Live Training Center (18 comments)
Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 02:55 CDT, 24 September 2015 - iMsg
What duel players need really
Edited by wwwAnyBoy at 02:56 CDT, 24 September 2015 - 1016 Hits
"Abe's Oddysee" Free on steam today (2 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 22:31 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg

First of all, play this in the background on loop

Great, now do yourself a favor and grab steam Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee® for free on Steam. It's a daily special and will be gone in 20 hours or so.

I'm not sure if the compatibility issues are fully addressed, last time I gave this a spin on win7 I ran into countless problems and cutscenes not working.

Mind you, you can get the second game for mere 70 cents bundled with the first title steam here

Last but not least, follow me. *farts*

Cut-scenes work on win10, no issues whatsoever.
Windowing in and out works properly without distorting colors.
Looks like this is the version to play.
Edited by Teen Queen at 22:41 CDT, 23 September 2015 - 234 Hits
Quake is ... (59 comments)
Posted by quake is potat @ 18:34 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
I feel I should change my nick. What is quake?
Edited by quake is potat at 18:35 CDT, 23 September 2015 - 1856 Hits
Reflex CTF Show Match (137 comments)
Posted by Benroads @ 17:49 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 17:00 CDT, 24 September 2015 to 19:00 CDT, 24 September 2015
Schedule: Passed

With the BOXR Duel Cup around the corner, the BOXR community will be hosting a Reflex CTF show match tomorrow night in what will the be the first public demonstration of the game-mode. This event will feature a wide spectrum of players from those guys started played arena-fps games recently, to old farts that have been playing for ages.

This will be a pickup style tournament. The plan is that the players will be split into teams, and teams will play each other until someone drops dead. Remember this event is scheduled for Thursday September 24, 2015 with things kicking off at 17:00 CDT. Commentary and casting will be provided by United Kingdom Gilanguar of r/ArenaFPS, and United States of America KovaaK from QuakeWorld, through the twitch BOXR platform. Try not to miss this!

Admins: United States of America csboxr, United States of America nthnwllms
Links: Official Announcement, Official Reflex Website, mIRC #reflex
Stream: twitch BOXR
Source: PlusForward
Edited by xerosawyer at 16:29 CDT, 24 September 2015 - 5715 Hits
Need Advice on upgrade. (66 comments)
Posted by fnx-za @ 17:08 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
Ok fuck... So I'm not really a hardware guy and in light of that other dude asking some questions about CPU and mobo, I need advice. I have saved some money towards a new pc at the end of the year. My max budget is £1500 (app. €2050, $2300).

What I will be using it for:

I am a software / web developer so that mostly... to be honest I don't need an uber PC for dev my current i5 3rd gen is still going ok. I use SQL Server, node processes, and multiple instances of VS so that is about where my processing power is going.

I will want something to play games on, al be it I only really play Kerbal Space Progame and Quake Live at the moment, but I would like to play some other games including upcoming titles like doom4 and shit.

I would also like to stream occasionally and I would like to be fairly future proof as I do not plan on buying another PC for like 3 or 4 years (maybe a small upgrade after like 2 years).

So I have some questions:

1. Is skylake worth it considering I dont want to upgrade again for like 3 or 4 years.

2. If so do I go for an i7 or i5?

3. Should I invest more in a top of the line gfx card.

4. My budget includes a 144hz monitor so keep that in mind!

This is my current build is anyone is interested:

It's currently at just under £1300 so there is a little room on improvement, but if I can save money all the better, £1500 is my absolute max though.
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ZTN initial upper YA spawn >: | (30 comments)
Posted by Meph1stoo @ 11:26 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg

Why is this shit not fixed? seriously youre down a frag and your opponent is 200/100 atleast half the times you spawn there. Its almost as retarded as Aerowalk YA spawn
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125 FPS Sunday Cup#13 (39 comments)
Posted by Nico_QD @ 10:13 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
Scheduled: 10:00 CDT, 27 September 2015 to 14:00 CDT, 27 September 2015
Schedule: Passed

The 125 FPS QuakeLive Duel Sunday Cup #13 will take place this weekend.

Bracket link


Streams: United Kingdom zLive, Russia 102, United States of America flairTV, Germany Moppz
Links: Cup page, Event Rules, Web chat, 125FPS Balance 2015; 125FPS Donate link
Edited by Nico_QD at 15:54 CDT, 27 September 2015 - 3326 Hits
dvi-i to vga blur fix (No comments)
Posted by p0rt @ 06:09 CDT, 23 September 2015 - iMsg
white over black blurs, or v-sync fuzz on black screens can be fixed with a shielded cable with compressors on like

your picture will be like new
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Logitech G series: A story (35 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 14:32 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg

So when did it all begin? Did I ever bothered asking myself this question? I can't say I did; for me it started back in 2004, give or take a year.

It was the year when Logitech, who will be the main focus of this reviews, started releasing their first gaming oriented input devices. Did you know that their first mouse, named P4 was made back in 1982, when a bunch of white coat developers from Lausanne, Switzerland put this... thing on display, not knowing how pointing devices will change the world later on?

*Logitech P4, the first pointing device created by Logitech

Of course you didn't you fatty. All you ever do is play those "video games" on your "personal computer".

Did they ever think people will start bickering about not only native DPI steps, but sensor positions, which mouse tracks best on which surface type, that some incredibly frustrated 20 year old will shout at a screen because his Razer mouse isn't changing LED colors while moving? Probably not, and maybe... just maybe that very thought might have prevented them from ever entering the business of input devices.

It was followed by the C7, the first retail mouse by Logitech.

*Pictured above is the Logitech C7

That's about the same time the NES was released, and graphics were still blocky without Markus Persson's intervention.

Sure the MX series was available back in 2002 and featured an optical sensor with 800dpi and I could go on about the history but I'll let some of you meerkats take your time and read this 25 year anniversary PDF that takes a more in-depth look at the company
Logitech History

*It's a god damn meerkat reading logitech history, what else?

Great, now back to me. How is this relevant you ask? Well Logitech forced me to reconsider what gaming is all about. The recent purchases crushed all that I knew about mouse pads and mice for the last decade or so.
With these new products, I had to start building from the ground up and as far as I can tell, this is the future. I feel like I moved from a P4 to a C7. I feel like I've been "playing wrong" my entire life. Or did I? Who knows. I don't. And neither do you, lardo.

So now we are traveling through space and it's 2015 or what? Something like that. Well rewind a bit.

It's 2009, I'm still wearing long black pants on a hot summer day because I feel it emphasizes my likeness for dark music.
Not the right time, rewind a bit more.
2006? Not quite there yet.
Finally, we're in 2004. Spice Girls is long gone and OutKast releases their hit single "Hey Ya!" . I don't even know what competitive gaming is, all I know is there's a local 64 people public server on cs 1.6 with the regular faces, raging 30 year old admins kicking 14 year olds who found out how to use the microphone. I am not at all concerned about my input devices and that "latency" thing beside my ghastly nickname? Oh that's how much sound you make when walking.

See, if you run around with the gun the latency goes up to 150. When you're crouching, it remains on 90. Yes, that's how clueless we were. Oh golly, look at the time, it's my birthday and my brother got me something. It's an all new oddly shaped motherfucker called the MX510 - and what an odd specimen it was. The shape was different and it was much sturdier than my ball mouse. It was at that point that my long journey with the logitech products started.
I got ahold of the logitech headphones, logitech speakers, even wanted a logi keyboard but fortunately I dodged that bullet. Selling rubber domes for the price of a mech, SHAME ON YOU!

To keep it short, the CS/CS:S community was known (at least in my area) for unimaginably low sensitivity. The top players were known as "living roomers" - it was an insider joke when someone claimed that the top players swipe their mouse across the living room to turn 180 degrees. When I attended my first LAN event and saw my idols in person, they left for a drink and kept the game open... our "clan" was so excited to touch their filthy gear and spray cum all over it. It was like touching Federer's tennis racquet, it was like driving Rossi's M1, but the sensitivity... dear lord, it was embarrassing. You could move the mouse around the pad and the cross-hair barely moved.

*that fat slob in the superimposed red circle just randomly floating on the image is supposed to be me. Green circle dude was cool, rather skilled but also somewhat of a jackass and a clan hopper. Do not trust this guy.

At that point we knew what to do. Go above and beyond. Drop our sensitivity start using decimals. Why stop at 1 when you can go as low as 0,1 for your sens? This is why we needed those huge ass mouse pads. Cloth pads, none of that glass bullshit, we needed traction, we needed the whole table covered in cloth. I've stuck with the MX gear because they simply didn't fuck up when I did those long ass swipes. The diamondback failed me and it ended up being thrown out of the god damn window, where it belongs. It's a god damn snake, why would you want a stupid snake in your room? Are you insane?

The MX518 was my next most used mouse and I really have no complaints even to this day. I still see chumps using it to this day. It's an amazing mouse that stands the test of time.

So here I am, explaining what gaming meant to me and using QcK+ and a wmo/mx518/g400 for the past few years with low sens and dragging my hand across the table like a maniac sorting bananas into boxes when I finally decide to end this madness.

I saw some bang for buck deal for the g100s, cost me about $14 on eBay from some Chinese dude who probably stole it or whatever. They eat dogs so they're evil, I don't care. Let's get serious now.

While I wait for my mouse to arrive, I figure that I could replace my mouse pad, it's all sticky and torn from years of heavy use and abuse.

It looks like a used prostitute's underpants.

*A rendition of a prostitute mouse pad. A sad fate that many of mouse pads have to face after years of abuse. Please, donate to Humble Indie bundle or something to save the gaming prostitutes. Or do whatever you want with your money, whatever.

I figured I should get something to give nice warm company and fuzzy feeling to my newly obtained g100s. I searched high and low for the perfect mouse pad for a whole minute or so. Figured I should go with the G440, because it has G in its name and we all know what Logitech meant when they started the G series right?

Correct, you guessed it, it stands for Gagarin, the first bloke blazing it in outer space, financed solely by Logitech (not Razer, they suck)

*Pictured above is a happy Gagarin. Sources say that the happiness was dishonest and merely fabricated to empower the legalization movement.


You have to admit, it goes hand in hand with the Hypothermia release.

*Rakbladsvalsen, Hypotermia's top shelf suicidal black metal release

So this thing crossed my mind - how to describe a mouse pad? All I know is that Roccat Taito is perfect for sanding a bench or if you're into mouse pads that make your mouse feel so sluggish like you've just put that bastard into slime. But what about the good pads, what's so good about them? How do you compare them? It all boils down to 5 things:

- How decent do they track
- How durable are they
- How comfortable is it
- How pricy is it
- How did those guys build pyramids I don't fucking know

Well, from what I can tell, the G440 is tracking insanely well. Maybe too well! (I'll get to that shortly). Never in my life have I witness such accuracy, it's almost as if it's... too accurate? I'm using both the QcK and the G440 side by side and the G440 takes the cake as far as tracking goes. I haven't been running any programs to prove this scientifically so you'll just have to take my word for it. The QcK is worn out and old, which contributes a lot to the fact that I consider it "worse" in this scenario. So as far as tracking goes, I've tested the IE 3.0, the g400 and the g100s and they all perform flawlessly.

I cannot comment on the durability just yet, but from what I can tell right now, it seems like it will last longer than a cloth pad.

Comfortable is not what I'd call the G440. It's both rough and loud. People who don't use headphones beware, this mouse pad is actually noisy. The edges and surface are rough, I think I've said rough enough times already to get my a point across. It's something that you will get used to. Definitely not a deal breaker, but worth a mention.

Also, notice how the cardboard "box" has a piece of the pad for demonstration on the back? You can search trashcans for these cardboards and assemble a pad of your own... FOR FREE!

Here's some size comparisons

*The G440 and QcK+ size with both g400 and g100s

*g400 + g100s, what a lovely couple

*one more

Velvet Cacoon's release in comparison to QcK+

So long live the mx518+qck combo, and let the new era begin... one where swiping your mouse across the pad just won't work. Simply because the pad is too small, too slippery, the control is not there.

Imagine playing Air Hockey with a mouse. This is how I feel right now. Shit is all over the place, my cursor keeps flying around.

*my face when I'm trying to rail someone

Growing up in the age and culture of low sens and switching to a small mouse pad with glidey effect was a huge move for me. I cannot for the life of mine stop swiping and inadvertently destroying the mouse feet, I can't seem to comprehend that I don't need that much force anymore. If you just look at this bastard it will move a bit. It's a huge change in terms of how you perceive movement/aiming in a 3D environment. I now have to break whatever is hardwired in my brain and get used to a completely different aiming and moving method, not using swipes but just gently pushing the mouse around. It's a new world for me, a nicer, less angry world filled with regrets and broken dreams.

I'm slowly getting used to the claw grip and ditching the old habits. All I can say is that I'm pleased with the purchase so far, but I haven't really talked about the star of all of this.


The g100s. I cannot recommend this enough. I'm nowhere near a high level in any game, I'm actually rubbish at quake and my aim is not something to write home about. That's fine, I can live with that, knowing that I'm not good at video games. I'll survive, no need for a pep talk. But even from my beginner perspective all I can say is that this mouse is fantastic. The shape is perfect, it's not slippery at all even without any rubber coating. The first thing I noticed is that it's very, very lightweight.

Mouse wheel is fine, not too stiff, not too embedded into the shell, scrolls flawlessly (I'm looking at you, WMO).

Out of the box the DPIs are whack, I suggest getting the official drivers and using custom DPI - some smartass will kindly prove me wrong with MS Paint spirals and jitter info, but I just prefer ye olden 400 DPI. This is also the main reason why you're going to need the drivers. Without them, you are stuck with 1000,1750, or 2500 DPI - none of which suit my taste. This is kind of a bummer because I have a phobia that drivers will eventually change my settings somehow. So far so good though.

I kinda miss the sidebuttons switching directly from g400, but honestly the g100s does what's it supposed to do and it does so pretty damn well.

My gaming habits must change a lot, I'm now confined to a much smaller surface area and the mouse is literally gliding on this pad.

I did a poor man's test to see how "glidey" it actually is.

First of all, I placed a cardboard under the QcK+ so it doesn't bend. Then I placed the mouse on the edge of the pad and slowly inserted CDs under the pad.

This method might be ok if my qck was brand new, however the mouse started sliding downwards at mere ~5CDs, whereas the qck needed twice the amount and still the slide was inconsistent.

*pictured is a higly scientific approach to test how slidey mousepads really are

Sorry for the blurry pics, it was dark in my room and I had to use flash and they look ugly :(

This about sums it up, tl;dr version:


+ Flawless sensor
+ awesome shape
+ decent build
+ Very lightweight
+ reminds me of WMO
+ price is outstanding

- Needs drivers for DPI steps
- mouse feet could be better
- Let's face it, it's ugly. An elementary school kid with no artistic sense whatsoever was hired to design the mouse.


+ Incredible never before seen "speed" - reminds me of glass pads with a cloth spirit. Best of both worlds
+ tracking or movement isn't obstructed by the logo
+ minimalist design, looks like the kid was fired
+ sticks neatly on the desk but at the same time it's easy to "peel off"

- Maybe a bit rough on the edges
- Would be nice if it came in bigger sizes
- A bit on the pricey side, although still cheap for a hard pad

Yellow Swans - Going places [2009] :

+ Reminds me of my ex
+ was a great motivational force that was played on loop during the time I wrote all of this down, took the images and did a bit of research
+ Symbolizes the end of an era, it's a valedictory album from Yellow Swans, hence the album name "Going Places"
+ Last track hits close to home, it speaks to you on a whole new level and you can really feel that they left with a bang, something that is forever ingrained in your mind

- Reminds me of my ex
- Some tracks are tedious
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Tribes Ascend Patch Plans (4 comments)
Posted by Badb0y @ 14:16 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
Bluesnews has the word that Studio Hi-Res plans to update Tribes Ascend.

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QCK Team Pad v Zowie G-SR (6 comments)
Posted by StillBlaze @ 10:07 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
Who has used both or just one and opinions? I need a good fast mouse pad for my Zowie mouse with stock feet, QCK Heavy is good when clean but with the most lose weave i have seen on a cloth pad it retains all the dust or dirt and dead skin that passes it fast.

I saw a review which states the QCK team pads (Fnatic/Navi ect) have a different surface then QCK+ and Heavy which is quiet similar to the G-SR? G-SR is 3cm wider and 3.5mm thick, as the QCK Team is 4mm thick rather then the 2/6mm versions.

Wtf there a mouse pad shortage, everything i look for is sold out..

Zowie G-SR
QCK Team
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SOMA, SCI-FI horror game released today (10 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:31 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
It's September 22, Just a few hours ago, GOG and steam Steam announced that SOMA, a psychological horror survival game by Frictional Games that froze your veins with fear with Amnesia and Penumbra titles are not quite convinced that they've frighten you enough this year.

With SOMA, they're trying a new approach which as opposed to scaring you with dungeon monsters and creepy castles, plays tricks on your mind and leaves you restless even after the credits roll. Storyline is the main focus here, instead of the regular medieval setting, SOMA is sci-fi oriented and doesn't rely (purely) on jump scares but more of a psychological burden, the morality of your actions and discovering the dark and mysterious hacking terminals. Grade A sci-fi mindfuckery at its best.

links GOG announcement, steam Steam Store page esr previous thread
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Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:10 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
The timeless classic is returning at full force. The atmosphere that System Shock evokes is something that you have to see for yourself, a game that paved the way for modern RPG games. Not ma

Always been a big fan of GOG. All DRM free releases packed with goodies, sometimes never before seen artwork, strategy guides, FLAC soundtracks for bargain prices.

Now they're stepping their game up by re-re-releasing System Shock: Enhanced edition that support higher resolutions, is much more polished and optimized for modern PCs.

It's on sale until 29 September, goes for $7 a pop and you can get it even cheaper if you already have System Shock 2 in your GOG library.

Also note, Join Stephen Kick (founder and CEO of Night Dive Studios), Daniel Grayshon (Lead Technician in charge of QA at Night Dive Studios) and Paul Neurath (creative Director at Looking Glass Studios, and industry veteran credited on System Shock 2, Thief, Neverwinter Nights and more) for an in-depth, roundtable discussion on the System Shock phenomenon and its many influences in game design to date - on twitch GOGcom stream - September 23, 12:00 CDT

Links: Source, twitch GOGcom stream, Store page
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i'm so angry >:[ (46 comments)
Posted by wwwAnyBoy @ 00:27 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
Why still we can't see duel ELO against every nick word in game?

Why still ID not make ELO calculations after every duel?

Any versions?
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Carnage!! CTF League #2 Group Stage (41 comments)
Posted by h8m3 @ 13:37 CDT, 21 September 2015 - iMsg
With a total of 12 registered teams the Carnage!! CTF League Season #2 starts this week.

Links:, Carnage!! vk, Schedule, coverage
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esr fixtures & other content (15 comments)
Posted by brandan @ 12:27 CDT, 21 September 2015 - iMsg
so with xou moving on as an admin, esr would benefit from having some user or users who are interested in contributing content such as fixtures, events, etc. are there any amongst you who has the integrity to keep up with community activity such as this and would be interested in contributing to esr?
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Q3 ServerStatus Page FINAL (9 comments)
Posted by XBlade_RunnerX @ 07:33 CDT, 21 September 2015 - iMsg
Hi guys! :-)

Just wanted to share my final polished Quake III Server Status page with all of you.

Check it out here:

Special thanks to Austinb for developing the GameQ PhP Library found here:

You guys like? Any suggestions or criticisms?
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Frag-o-matic 17.1 coverage article (3 comments)
Posted by Greth @ 03:34 CDT, 21 September 2015 - iMsg
Hey guys, I'll be more active on ESR in light of recent events. The FoM 18.0 February event is still a go and this time we'll make a proper deal out of it.

Here's my article on fpspulse:

If you ask why on pulse and not do the main article here, for formatting reasons :p

I'll try to be active in this thread and answer any questions or wanton beatings as you see fit.

The amazing professional cast of only the most high tier games is also available here:

My enthusiasm is quite genuine besides the usual snark, I assure you.
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Who is Blitzitup? (11 comments)
Posted by mray557 @ 22:00 CDT, 20 September 2015 - iMsg
Who is this guy man? This guy keep saying he's slendie who happens to me.
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HoQ TDM Fall Season Signups Open (42 comments)
Posted by doz3r @ 21:15 CDT, 20 September 2015 - iMsg
The sign-ups for ql Quake Live TDM 4v4 Fall Season are open from Sunday 20th September until 11th of October 2015.

League start will be Sunday 18th of October, duration depends on the sign-ups (1 match per week). Division 1 plays Sunday, Division 2 Monday at 21:00 CET.

Check below for all needed informations and sign-up! If you already have player and clan account on House of Quake, feel free to sign-up right away. Otherwise make sure to register yourselves and your clan first.
You can also now donate for the league. This should help to build some prize money for the competition and to attract / motivate more teams to sign up!

Streams: twitch Flair twitch 102
Links: Rules, Signup, mIRC HoQLeagues, Twitter HouseofQuake
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defrag 1Tb drive or bigger is like 1996 (6 comments)
Posted by p0rt @ 20:17 CDT, 20 September 2015 - iMsg
it takes 6 hours + if you fill it up with some games
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Site summary for week ending 18 Sep (2 comments)
Posted by ESReality @ 18:00 CDT, 20 September 2015 - iMsg
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666 -vs- star (2 comments)
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666 -vs- star (No comments)
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666 -vs- star (No comments)
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666 -vs- star (No comments)
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