Posted by [mash] @ 07:11 CST, 25 January 2012 - iMsg
Just recently I started to embrace this beauty of a Videogame. A real pleasure to watch and play.
After watching almost all of the available Jaedong VODs with english commentary (VioleTAK-Channel on youtube), I wondered if you guys have favourite games or must-see-games I really have to watch. Preferebly with english commentary, since I'm still learning the mechanics and somehow need the in-depth analysis.
i watched some stand-ups the last few days including 'Kill the messenger' by Chris Rock, 'Like, totally' by Dylan Moran and some show by Robin Williams. all three were pretty awesome with Williams being a bit over the top.
Has anyone heard their current album "White lies for dark times"?
I saw them play last weekend at the Hurricane Festival, expecting some laid back raggea/acoustic stuff like 'Burn one down'.
Instead they blew the audience away with some of the most energetic rock songs, i've ever heard.
Their sound was awesome, Bens voice and lyrics find it's way directly into your heart.
Best performance of the weekend, outplaying Nick Cave, Faith No More and Nine Inch Nails. (imo)
Posted by [mash] @ 09:57 CST, 12 February 2009 - iMsg
ToD Guitar Hero Arrested, Released on New Year's Eve
01/05/2009 -- by merlin
kevin allen smashes plastic guitarsAUSTIN, Texas (AP) --
Soft-spoken and normally restrained ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead lead guitarist Kevin Allen was detained by Austin police late Wednesday evening after he caused several thousand dollars worth of damage while playing the popular video game Guitar Hero at a downtown bar.
Austin police were called to an incident late on New Year's Eve at 7th Street's Beauty Bar after a patron, later identified as Allen, smashed a television with a gaming accessory and threw the console at a passing car outside the bar. Eyewitness accounts tell the story of a frustrated, perhaps intoxicated Allen, repeatedly striking a large plasma screen television with a small plastic guitar until the unit fell to the floor from its lofty position on the wall. "The television just quite exploded," recalled one stunned onlooker. "I've never seen anything like it. Three or four times might have been enough to take it out, but he kept pounding after it had hit the floor." Another shaken Beauty Bar patron had a hard time understanding Allen's intentions. "I mean, I get the guy and his band smash their equipment after gigs and stuff, but I don't really see the point to smashing a little plastic guitar."
Multi-talented Trail of Dead member, friend, Beauty Bar owner, and licensed intermediary Jason Reece refused to press charges against Allen and tried to provide an insight into the blowup. "I've known Kevin for years and he's one of the most competitive people I know," Reece declared. "He was trying to prove to one of the guys in the Sword that he could do that crazy DragonForce song 100% on expert and he messed up during the long solo. You know, the totally over the top, masturbatory three minute solo towards the end. I can relate, man. The game has an effect on people. I guess he just got a little frustrated and decided he didn't want to play anymore."
Allen was released later in the evening on his own recognizance after Austin police determined he no longer posed a substantial threat.
Computer-Woodstock?: Kein Alkohol, keine Musik, kaum Frauen - was sich für viele Partygänger nach purer Langeweile anhört, für PC-Freaks und Nerds war es die Sause schlechthin. Vom 29. November bis 2. Dezember 2007 zockten über 11.000 Teilnehmer auf der Dreamhack, der größten LAN-Party der Welt im schwedischen Jönköping in der Provinz Smaland. Dort, wo sonst Michel aus Astrid Lindgrens Kinderbüchern seine Streiche spielt, daddelten die E-Gamer sich damit sogar ins Guinness-Buch der Rekorde. Feucht-warm und dunkel, so wurde in den Elmia-Messehallen gefeiert - eine Athmo, der sich wohl nur wenige Frauen aussetzen wollten. Dicke Beats gab es auch nicht, die konzentrierte Ruhe wurde nur vom Klacken der Finger auf den Tastaturen unterbrochen. Hin und wieder sprangen Spieler auf, jubelten oder fluchten. In einem Interview mit SPIEGEL ONLINE nannte Dreamhack-Leiter David Garpenstahl die Veranstaltung ein "Woodstock ohne Schlamm und Drogen". Wenn das Jimi Hendrix wüsste.
translated some of it:
Computer-Woodstock?: No alcohol, no music, hardly any women. What would appear to be pure boredom to most people is the biggest thing for PC-Freaks and nerds.
They write about how it's in the Guinness World Record book and that the only sound you hear is keyboard-clicking. sometimes people jump up to curse around.
i am currently trying to get LucasArts' Jedi Knight to work on my PC. So far i'm not getting further than 47% of the InstallShield Wizard, because it fails with this error MSG:
ISSET_SE caused a General Protection Fault in module KRNL386.EXE at 0002:173A. Choose close. ISSET_SE will close.
I googled a bit about this and just found a lot of threads where people tell you to uninstall or deactivate Norton Security. Since i never had anything Symantec related installed, that won't work for me.
I have WinXP Pro. SP3 installed and I mounted the *.cue file with Deamon tools. I also tried to copy the CD and install it through my real DVD-Drive. Didn't work.
(i don't have Intellipoint-Software installed)
Edited by [mash] at 08:05 CDT, 7 July 2008 - 3515 Hits
Who's going where?
I'll be on my way there in 6hrs and it's going to start off with public viewing for the germany match on the campsite. hope it's gonna be awesome!
hopefully i'll be able to take some good pictures.
Posted by [mash] @ 08:42 CDT, 10 April 2008 - iMsg
i know, i know ... there are a million threads like this, but i cba to search through. i spend a significant amount of my time at work today, to search for cheap flights from germany to barcelona.
sad thing is, i didn't find any good offers.
no "OMGZORS 1CENT PER FLIGHT" or anything. cheapest i could find was Air Berlin for 69€ / person. everything else was 150€ or higher. so i'm asking if you guys have any experience with cheap flights or already travelled from Dortmund/Düsseldorf to Barcelona.
Posted by [mash] @ 22:57 CST, 18 January 2008 - iMsg
There was quite a big fuss about 1on1 gaming lately. The 1on1 CPM open cup, the Autus Autumn, the upcoming ESWC Tourney. The last few days i startet to think about that, since i played an one-on-one sport myself. Tennis.
I followed the Tennis-scene for quite a long time now, and i have to say that it's the only sport that "keeps it real" to itself. It's still about "Hardcourt"-players vs. "Clay"-players. It's still about Henman winning Wimbledon. It's still about those thriller-matches, getting settled in five sets at 50°C in australia.
It doesn't make you a favourite, if you're like #12 seed in the tourney. You have names against you like Fabrice Santoro, Sebastien Grosjean, Philipp Kohlschreiber, who will challenge you for the best tennis you're able to play with a #4 seed. It's all about your determination. Everybody is able to beat everybody. It's ZE only left really 1on1-sport out there. Hands down.
I'm really drunk, so pls forgive my vocabulary and/or grammar. And forgive me, if you don't get my point. :D
Posted by [mash] @ 03:31 CDT, 12 April 2007 - iMsg
previously on LOST:
The celebration of Jack's return is cut short when he arrives at the beach with an Other, Juliet, whose flashbacks pick up from where they left off, showing us how she got onto the island and became an other. Meanwhile, Claire is threatened by a strange illness.
i'm feeling like a crackhead, waiting for the rocks to arrive.
i can hardly wait for the next episode ... it's so addictive.
and the season final is coming May 27th .... arghhhh.
btw: fuck u to all the haters :>
I found something really interesting while searching for answers to the mystery. nice read.
Edited by Khorney at 13:47 CDT, 12 April 2007 - 20008 Hits
Bala Keilman (CEO, Commodore Gaming) "Vor 25 Jahren brachte Commodore mit dem C64 den meistverkauften PC des späten 20. Jahrhunderts auf den Markt und definierte damit Spielspaß für Millionen Menschen weltweit. Nun sind wir stolz und freuen uns darauf, die Marke Commodore in die Spielegemeinde zurückzubringen und einen weiteren bedeutenden Schritt in der Geschichte der Marke zu machen. Wir sind sicher, dass wir Spieler mit allem verwöhnen werden, was sie von einer außergewöhnlichen Spiele-Erfahrung erwarten."
I tried to translate it. german speaking ppl pls tell me if it sucks ...
Bala Keilman (CEO, Commodore Gaming)
25 years ago, Commodore released the best sold PC of the late 20th Century and defined PC-Gaming for millions of people worldwide.
Now, we are looking forward to bring Commodore back to the gaming community and make a further step in the history of the brand.
We are sure, that we are going to tease players with everything they expect from a outstanding gaming experience.
Posted by [mash] @ 02:32 CST, 27 February 2007 - iMsg
I experienced Problems with this shitty Catalyst driver before. After a reinstall Windows froze couple of times, screen went black couple of times...things like that. 5-10 reboots usually solved the problem. o_0
Yesterday it "destroyed" my whole system. I couldn't start Q3, 'cause of an Hardware Deadlock. It came from thin air ... 2 days ago i played it, caused a Hardware Deadlock yesterday.
Around the 20th or 30th reboot, BIOS beeps long with a pause. Memory or VGA issues. FUCK THAT. I didn't touch the memory at all.
Some time ago i overclocked my 2800 XP so i went to undo that, 'cause of the AGP voltage. didn't work. Tried it with a PCI Voodoo3 (hehe). didn't work.
So, after 2hours of trying out this&that and having 256MB memory left, i'm stuck right before the Windows BootUp Sequence which leads me to the conclusion that my HDD broke down. All because the shitty driver doesn't work .......
I'M SO FUCKING RAGED!
troll on me if u like, but i had to let my anger out ...
Posted by [mash] @ 07:00 CST, 31 January 2007 - iMsg
"Following E3, Splash Damage and id spent weeks reviewing the status of Enemy Territory. 2006 has been a great year for us, with incredible response from the press and the community. It's also been a challenging year, as the team here has given extraordinary effort towards completing the game this year. Unfortunately, sometimes effort isn't all you need -- sometimes you just need more time. To ensure the quality we want, we've decided to push the release out of 2006 to allow for extended testing, feedback and game balancing."
Posted by [mash] @ 01:58 CST, 24 January 2007 - iMsg
Here are the nominees:
Performance by an actor in a leading role
Leonardo DiCaprio - BLOOD DIAMOND
Ryan Gosling - HALF NELSON
Peter O'Toole - VENUS
Will Smith - THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Forest Whitaker - THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Alan Arkin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jackie Earle Haley - LITTLE CHILDREN
Djimon Hounsou - BLOOD DIAMOND
Eddie Murphy - DREAMGIRLS
Mark Wahlberg - THE DEPARTED
Performance by an actress in a leading role
Penélope Cruz - VOLVER
Judi Dench - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Helen Mirren - THE QUEEN
Meryl Streep - THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Kate Winslet - LITTLE CHILDREN
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
Adriana Barraza - BABEL
Cate Blanchett - NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Abigail Breslin - LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Jennifer Hudson - DREAMGIRLS
Rinko Kikuchi - BABEL
Best animated feature film of the year
Achievement in directing
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
Best documentary feature
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY
Achievement in film editing
CHILDREN OF MEN
Best foreign language film of the year
AFTER THE WEDDING
DAYS OF GLORY (INDIGÈNES)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
THE GOOD GERMAN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
"I Need to Wake Up" - AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
"Listen" - DREAMGIRLS
"Love You I Do" - DREAMGIRLS
"Our Town" - CARS
"Patience" - DREAMGIRLS
Best motion picture of the year
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Best animated short film
THE DANISH POET
THE LITTLE MATCHGIRL
NO TIME FOR NUTS
Achievement in visual effects
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST
Adapted screenplay BORAT CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN
CHILDREN OF MEN
NOTES ON A SCANDAL
I left some unimportant ones out like make-up, costumes, etc. coz it's gay.
I think Forest Whitaker should get the oscar. Didn't see his movie, but he was brilliant in Ghost Dog. :)
Posted by [mash] @ 03:40 CST, 8 January 2007 - iMsg
On February 7th, the next Episode of Lost will be on the air and i'm RLY excited about it.
What are your thoughts on the others and this creepy, black thingy that killed eko ?
Will Ben survive the surgery and who the fuck is Jared ?!