I saw an interesting article at Anandtech regarding the next line of AMD processors, Clawhammer/SledgeHammer. It definitely gets the blood pumping. :o
This weekend is Network Invasion (NIC) in Charlotte. I've added "Local LAN's" links on the right. I've never been but I hear it's a lot of fun. I have a previous commentment but I will be at the next one for sure!
We meet again...
Round two of Winter Haste - KI vs EoD - started with a bang when sF tried to sell his services to TGM for the name Malinko. And after an hour of server searching, we began with KIís (new) ole standard, q3w3. For those of your who do not recall, KI received a new anus after the first meeting with EoD. We sure didnít want a third anus, so we decided to channel our karma a little harder tonight. KI pressed hard and kept EoDís defense scrambling. Q3w3 was a close game with KI leading after 20 minutes 3-2. The next map was q3ctf2. Both teams made many attempts to extract the opposing teamís flags, but EoD was the only one successful. It ended at 1-0 EoD. So that brings us to the tiebreaker map, q3wcp5. The t-dawg himself actually played this one with his craptacular 105ms ping. This had to be the most action packed of the series played. Both teams offense were constantly in each otherís base. Powerup control was about even throughout the map. Toward the end, EoD went really hard offense. The flags switched hands on several occasions. The tiebreaker tilted in KIís favor with a score of 4-3. Finally, eod.VorTech gets the MVP award of the match for his l33tz0r rj in base. :-(
Sunday Match and Sundry
First things first...I need to holla to my homes, kodone(sungun). Since he moved to Colorado, he has been wasting time snowboarding instead of focusing on his craft...q3 of course. ;-) And, we all need to tell him not to steal his dsl modem back from me. If anyone has an old dsl modem sitting around, email me. Thx.
Just an interesting point.
DTS, the clan we player last night, seems to be having all kinds of trouble. Here's a cached.net article of their Winterhaste folies.
Wee! After about an hour of dts delay and bullshit we got to play our first CAL3 Pre-season. The only reason we played this was because KI wanted the game and not just the forfeit win. At the one hour mark I was given the opportunity from the ref of either playing or taking the forfeit win...
Birthdays in the hiz-ouse.
Today is N8_Dawg's birthday...HURRAY! Wednesday is also BTF's birthday. Random's birthday is today (or so says the topic) and tomorrow, like most days, is again not my birthday.
GDI for WinterHaste.
Finished our match vs GDI tonight for the lower bracket (aka losers bracket :) with a victory. After waiting an hour for the match to begin due to GDI diffculties in getting their 4th and then catering to said player for server selection, we got down to actually playing the match. Since we were the home team, we got to pick which map we played first...a no brainer there! Our choice was q3w3, which started out slow but towards the end we had secured a sizable lead and even finished the game with a last second cap to win 7-0. Game two was GDI's pick of q3ctf2, which turned out to be a close game until towards the end when while trying to tie the game in a standoff, GDI went up 3-1 and the game ended up 4-1 after several standoffs and failed attempts to come back. The tie-breaker was q3wcp5 with the end result being a 4-2 KI win. Here's the SS's: Game1 - Game2 - Game3
Had your head in the sand for a while? Need the p0op on the new Geforce4's? Check this article out: http://www.hardocp.com/reviews/vidcards/nvidia/gf234/index.html
Here's a link to a page I saw posted on slashdot.org that has parsed the data of 4000+ EQ players. The reason to posting it here is that it does have some interesting facts and figures on how many hours people play, when, and with who as well as some little Quake figures thrown in here and there: http://www.nickyee.com/eqt/home.html
Had our WinterHaste match vs EoD this monday. KI is going to do what most clans refuse to...give props out to EoD for playing a hell of a game and not making some lame excuse as to why we lost. I grow tired of clans whining about this or that reason for why they are losing or lost. Good job EoD. Just know that the next time we meet ...we'll be gunning for blood. :> Game1 - Game2