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ENGINE (23 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 09:33 CDT, 7 September 2017 - iMsg



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ENGINE is a Reflex race movie edited by lolograde. Enjoy!

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Quake Champions Closed Beta Announcement (235 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 09:32 CST, 7 March 2017 - iMsg
The Quake Champions Closed Beta signup has been announced. Quake Champions is different from previous iterations of Quake franchise by introducing distinct player roles.

The Bethesda official announcement:
It’s almost time to return to the Arenas, so dust off your rocket jumping and Railgun skills – sign-ups for the highly anticipated Closed Beta for Quake Champions are now open on the game’s new official site. The Closed Beta is expected to begin in the coming weeks, and if you’re going to be attending PAX East this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Quake Champions will be playable at the Bethesda Booth.

The new website is loaded up with details on many of the Arenas, weapons and Champions you’ll be able to check out when the game enters Closed Beta. Also, keep an eye out this week for more info and gameplay videos. On Wednesday, we’ll start our Champion profiles with a new trailer focused on Nyx, and on Thursday we’ll showcase the first Arena, Blood Covenant.

To celebrate the Closed Beta, we have a brand-new gameplay trailer, showing off all the frantic, skill-based fragging and intense speed players can expect from the next great Quake multiplayer game.

You may signup for the closed beta.
Edited by Badb0y at 01:35 CST, 12 March 2017 - 19907 Hits
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Reflex Update 0.47 (37 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 08:27 CDT, 28 October 2016 - iMsg
This update's highlights: Mutators, Addons, "Experimental Plus", and new weapons/models/effects (amongst various other improvements/fixes). Electro writes "The hype train has finally pulled up at the station. Now we can finally curl up into a fetal position for an hour until we need to start work on 47.1".

Changes:

UPDATE: Devs are making rapid fire point releases. Awesome news in 0.47.2: Wallclipping has been finally added.


Links: Official 0.47 announcement, Developer's road map (plans for upcoming updates and development), Official Reflex forums
Edited by Badb0y at 10:49 CST, 23 November 2016 - 8341 Hits
No Man's Sky (47 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 14:13 CDT, 9 August 2016 - iMsg
Anyone playing it?
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Quake Champions Announced (749 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 21:19 CDT, 12 June 2016 - iMsg
QUAKE 5 announced at E3: "Quake Champions"


Links: Homepage, Twitter @QuakeChampions, Facebook QuakeChampions, Twitch stream announcement
Edited by hanslolo at 17:33 CDT, 13 June 2016 - 87610 Hits
Half-Life 2 Done Quicker (40min, 49sec) (14 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 15:56 CDT, 3 May 2016 - iMsg
Edited by hanslolo at 16:45 CDT, 3 May 2016 - 2577 Hits
ESR Judgements (55 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 06:24 CDT, 20 August 2015 - iMsg
Apparently I've reached a milestone. What do I win?



Also, can we get stats on who has the best made:received ratio and who has the most either made or received? I'd submit a request but those seem to disappear into the ether.
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INTERSTELLAR (113 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 19:32 CST, 11 November 2014 - iMsg
Anyone else seen it? Thoughts?
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MASTODON: Chimes At Midnight (4 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 22:00 CDT, 22 June 2014 - iMsg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6zU87xJoBk

New album drops Tuesday. Prepare thyself.
Edited by xou at 18:53 CDT, 24 June 2014 - 1915 Hits
OPETH: Pale Communion (81 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 20:08 CDT, 2 June 2014 - iMsg
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YouTube reportedly buying Twitch.tv (21 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 17:40 CDT, 18 May 2014 - iMsg
YouTube (or, more accurately, Google) is reportedly buying Twitch.tv. Could this mark a major shift in the quality/support for the popular streaming website?

Article from Kotaku here: http://kotaku.com/report-youtube-is-buying-tw...1578241076
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Mew, Dez, Hydro -vs- CPM Movement (21 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 17:31 CDT, 23 March 2014 - iMsg


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Rating: 7.3 (3 votes)
Gametype: N/A
Map: Various Maps
Mod: CPMA cpm
How to play back Q3 demos




Winning demos from the "Who's Got The Moves" competition. Video to come shortly.
Edited by hanslolo at 17:33 CDT, 23 March 2014 - 15465 Hits
short flickery (58 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 21:54 CDT, 12 March 2014 - iMsg



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Rating: 8.2 (61 votes)
Here's a short CPM frag vid full of luckskill featuring me! I hope you enjoy! -lolograde

EDIT: Due to unpopular demand, created an HD (1080p@60fps) version without HUD. See link below. Special thanks to Santile and myT for assistance with q3mme issues.

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WHO'S GOT THE MOVES? (55 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 13:53 CST, 26 January 2014 - iMsg
You are invited to participate in a competition to see who has the best moves in CPM! The winner of this competition will not be decided on frags but on moves and style. In order to participate, you must submit a single demo using the CPMA mod, with CPM gameplay mechanics, and on a map from the official CPMA map pack between 30 and 60 seconds in length. All demos must be submitted by March 2, 2014. Please see below for more details and specific rules.


UPDATE:

Demos and a brief highlight video of the top 3 will be posted soon!!!! Thanks to all who participated.

Also, we plan to do another competition in the near future so please submit your recommendations for the map pool. Already suggested is the ThreeWave maps. Alternatively, I am considering Kenya duel maps for CPM (astronomybeta, eiz, reqtourney, etc.).

Thanks to Switzerland myT and Finland mew for feedback and ideas. =)
Edited by hanslolo at 17:33 CDT, 23 March 2014 - 15409 Hits
CNN's "Gaming Reality" (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 10:20 CDT, 5 August 2012 - iMsg
News article recently posted to CNN.com that covers some of South Korea's SC2 world (and makes arguments about how e-sports is destructive).

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/08/tech/g...?hpt=hp_c1
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Chicken Tetrazzini (73 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 16:08 CDT, 1 April 2012 - iMsg



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chick·en te·tra·zzi·ni (n.)

1: 'a dish containing chicken, mushrooms, and almonds in a parmigiana sauce.'
2: 'Paul love it'
3: 'a new Quake 3 CPM frag video by lolograde'


Thanks to United States of America Maverick|MSG for hosting and India wonko for helping upload! HQ version is now available for download.
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OWN-AGE.com gone for good? (1 comment)
Posted by lolograde @ 17:17 CDT, 7 October 2011 - iMsg
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Enslaved's new album (45 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 11:37 CDT, 18 October 2010 - iMsg
Axioma Ethica Odini... who else is digging it?!
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id Tech 5: Rage (Tim Willits Interview) (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 20:25 CDT, 4 May 2010 - iMsg
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/more-than-rage/65219

In case you don't want to watch, some highlights of what Tim Willits says:

-Multiplayer will be a big part of game (not just tacked on)
-Not ready to unveil multiplayer until it's ready
-Rage is not an RPG, no character stats
-id Tech 5 designed to be cross platform from bottom-up
-Focus on making game fun, not tedious (monitoring quests)
-Various weapons but also various ammo for each weapon
-Weapons/vehicles are upgradeable, persist with you through entire game
-Rage due for release "sometime next year" on PC/Xbox360/PS3

Not sure how much of that is new info or not. None of the video looks new, though.
Edited by lolograde at 20:37 CDT, 4 May 2010 - 3159 Hits
Quakeworld Movie (10 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 18:57 CDT, 23 March 2010 - iMsg



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Description stolen from Quakeworld.nu (by Poland Kapitan_Kloze)

Do you like QuakeWorld, pretty girls and ice-hockey? If you've replied "yes" thrice, this is just what you've been looking for.

Sweden Goblin powered up by Russia nuff-nuff are the crack team responsible for a new QuakeWorld movie. This has been a rarity in our community, so it is a great pleasure to proudly present Russia nuff-nuff's very first attempt at QW cinematics!!

Enjoy Goblin Frag eXtreme!!

Own3d.tv (Stream)
Some random link (Download)
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Dutch Government "Collapses" (2 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 21:52 CST, 19 February 2010 - iMsg
Any of our Dutch ESR users around to give us any local news bits on this?

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8525742.stm
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US Counter-Intelligence for Forums/Blogs (16 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 06:12 CST, 15 January 2010 - iMsg
Excerpt,
CENTCOM announced earlier this year that a team of employees would be "[engaging] bloggers who are posting inaccurate or untrue information, as well as bloggers who are posting incomplete information."

Links ::USAF Blog Responses:: ::CENTCOM to engage bloggers::
Edited by lolograde at 06:21 CST, 15 January 2010 - 5185 Hits
Artwork Thread (100 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 10:25 CST, 16 December 2009 - iMsg
Calling on ESR to find some nice artwork/links to art.

To start things off...




Artist: Keith Thompson
Link: http://www.keiththompsonart.com/
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Is M$ of Poland racist or something???? (91 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 07:18 CDT, 26 August 2009 - iMsg
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8221896.stm

They don't hate the Asians, though, apparently.
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How much is ESR worth? (22 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 18:04 CDT, 20 June 2009 - iMsg
Ever wanted to know?

http://www.websiteoutlook.com/www.esreality.com

Cool website, btw.
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Dreamhack - Quake Forever Starts Today (226 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 08:42 CDT, 13 June 2009 - iMsg
Dreamhack Summer starts TODAY for Quakeworld and Quake 3 (CPM) duel tournament.

QuakeWorld GRAND FINAL 20.00 CEST
Sweden LocKTar vs Sweden nabbe (3-0)


Quake 3 CPM GRAND FINAL 21.00 CEST
Netherlands Vo0 vs Finland LuGia (3-0)

Schedule


Quake World
Quake 3 Groups:

Gtv: gtv.cpma.se:27960


The finals of both games will be shown at Dreamarena Extreme with commentary by United Kingdom Jay (2gd) and United Kingdom Joe. The finals will also be played at Samsungs new 120hz TFT monitors.

Official site: dreamhack.se/dhs09
lowje's gallery: http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=1706424

*Updated Results from Quake 3 CPM*
Edited by Paladia at 06:19 CDT, 16 June 2009 - 68437 Hits
PC Gaming still rules them all. (19 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 23:29 CDT, 23 March 2009 - iMsg
According to an article posted on BBC today, PC gaming still rules them. Of course, this conclusion is reached by the PC Gaming Alliance and so clearly it must be completely unbiased.

Xerp,

"Despite Xbox LIVE and PlayStation, the online platform that remains the most accessible and robust is the PC."

Full article can be found HERE.
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lolograde -vs- xxx (41 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 18:28 CDT, 21 March 2009 - iMsg


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Rating: 2.1 (7 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: cpm3a - Use and Abuse (swelt remix)
Mod: CPMA cpm
Viewpoint: lolograde
Version info: CPMA 1.46
How to play back Q3 demos

xx
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lolograde -vs- VORPAL (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 22:52 CST, 22 February 2009 - iMsg


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Rating: 7.1 (6 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: cpm3a - Use and Abuse (swelt remix)
Mod: CPMA cpm
Viewpoint: lolograde
Version info: CPMA 1.46
How to play back Q3 demos


Funny match.
Edited by lolograde at 21:32 CST, 24 February 2009 - 4293 Hits
TOURNEYCPM ANNOUNCEMENTS (7 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 23:15 CST, 31 January 2009 - iMsg
Lots of announcements!!!

There are talks of a Quake World 1v1 or 2v2 tournament in the future. In preparation, I am posting a link to the best QW client out there and some extra files for the client:
EZQuake.SourceForge.net & EZQuake Download + Skins


TCPM Warsow 1v1 Feb '09 - #Warsow.Pickup
The first will be the first of the Warsow series of tournaments. Inspired by those who gather their power at #Warsow.Pickup
This will be held with in the first two weeks of February. Date is not final yet!


TourneyCPM '09 Opener 4v4 CTF - #USCPMPickup & #CPMPickup
The second and finally here, as still the main event and reason for this address being here: Quake 3 CPMA 4v4 CTF!
So now, the scramble for teams to gather and leaders to be born or reawaken begins!


Take a look at a preview of the promotional video made by xano0ch:
TourneyCPM CTF Mini Promo (Save first for best results)

Please feel free to check out the TourneyCPM official website!
Edited by spyteman at 12:07 CST, 6 February 2009 - 3765 Hits
OBESE AMERICANS > WORLD (22 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 13:52 CST, 11 January 2009 - iMsg
According to a Reuters news post, "The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese."

We're always #1! Booyakasha.


Original link is HERE.
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Best of Alchemist03... (85 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 18:56 CST, 7 January 2009 - iMsg
After lolling my ass off at enough of his posts, I thought it would be prudent to list some of them. Post your favorite Alchemist03 quotes here...

To start:

"what you meant they are did play strong game..."

"so interesting mutchup.."

"peoples live like they never will die - and die like thay never lived... "

"you wainting? and what how many points for that post - hey brain and honor of our age "



His thoughts on Cypher:

"stuff by cypher like usa team on olympic in basketball"

"Cypher must have the Nobel peace prize - that he send his agression in quake"

"cypher maniac like joker from dakr knight "


His thoughts on Jibo:

"with that cpma shaft what let him to kill all opponent's intellegent things"


And even his thoughts on Fatal1ty:

"imho now fatality in q3 - nothing... "


On Russian players:

"dont worry about overrated russians... they can to play only vs each other in russia... on nothing lans"


And lastly, his random replies without using the REPLY link...

"what you meant"
Edited by lolograde at 19:14 CST, 7 January 2009 - 30904 Hits
Walter -vs- Vorpal (239 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 22:30 CST, 22 November 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 8.1 (16 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: Various Maps
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: Walter
Version info: 1.46
How to play back Q3 demos


TOURNEYCPM NA 1v1 Finals -- Walter vs. Vorpal

Edited by Nicky at 03:51 CST, 23 November 2008 - 30640 Hits
TOURNEYCPM 1v1 Completed (26 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 20:20 CST, 18 November 2008 - iMsg
Congratulations to the champs.

North America
United States of America Walter

Brackets for NA 1v1 are HERE.

Europe
Finland LuGia

Brackets for EU 1v1 are HERE.
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VORPAL: "All my opponents were easy." (56 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 19:21 CST, 13 November 2008 - iMsg
The Champion of the North American CPM community, United States of America VORPAL, granted me permission to do an interview with him. The following covers his views on the NA community, Euro community, and what it took to become the best CPM player out there...

After becoming the undisputed champ of the NA community do you feel like you still have the same motivation to keep playing CPM?
VORPAL: Well, not really! The competition in the North American community is a joke. I realize that I am a prodigy and all. Much like William James Sidis. However, there is no excuse for me dominating the NA scene so hard.

Who was your toughest opponent in becoming champion of NA?
VORPAL: That is a good question! Unfortunately, all my opponents were easy. However, if I had to place a wager on who would be second place to me, I would put stock in THE FALKO.

He's polish though.
VORPAL: I realize this! Nobody is perfect.

I have come to understand that you're a white christian.... how does this affect your everyday life?
VORPAL: Well, this does take about an hour out of my daily life to train for prayer and what not and about 6 hours from Sundays from attending church

What denomination of Christian?
VORPAL: Baptist... I think it is quite a shame that the North American community is filled with heathens who drink/smoke.

Do you think that gives you an edge over your opponents?
VORPAL: In a way yes, most of my opponents are sinners. And before every match I pray, and I know that Jesus will guide my way to victory. So far it has worked -- I hope it stays that way!

Any hobbies?
VORPAL: None at all.

What hardware do you use?
VORPAL: MSIE3.0 and QcK+ -- I heard the previous champion before me used that.
Who was that?
VORPAL: Vamp1re. He wasn't so [happy] in having me take his throne... as we all saw from my previous ESR demo post.

What is your most favorite and least favorite maps on CPM?
VORPAL: My favorite of course would be 22 because I don't have to play for 10 years and get amazing aim to conquer it. My least favorite would be 1a, because it is a shitty map. There is nothing appealing about it -- only shitty Europeans like 3a/1a.

How did you become so good at CPM?
VORPAL: Well, there is a reason they call me the prodigy! I have a tested IQ of 136 and I am in the Mensa Society. I played a lot of good players in my ladder climbing to the top and I think my genetic intelligence has given me the gift to overcome the learning curve quickly, to be honest. I'm always thinking ahead for what my opponents are going to do. I'm always a few steps ahead -- sometimes four, maybe five -- of my opponent because of this natural intelligence which the Lord has blessed me with.

Do you plan on representing the USA at Dreamhack?
VORPAL: Good question! I have asked the North American community to pool some money to fly me out to Sweden as I am currently a student and unemployed. However, no one has been kind enough to do so. Apparently NA has no concerns with having their best player win Dreamhack.

The map-pool is the big 5 (1a/3a/15/22/24) for Dreamhack. Many people accuse you of being only good at 22. What do you say to that?
VORPAL: Listen, I have proven what I have needed to as far as my skill goes. I've beaten many of the top players on all of those maps except for 1a (which I never plan to play).
Never?
VORPAL: Correct.
What if you were put into a situation where you had to play 1a or forfeit?
VORPAL: Good question! Lets hope I never end up in that situation. I would forfeit though

What do you think of the EURO CPM scene?
VORPAL: It is a joke to me. Apparently Vo0 is their best player and he was no match for me on 22 when he was in America.
What maps did you play?
VORPAL: 22, 3a and amphi, I won all 3 maps. Honestly the euro scene is a joke. Their players lack skill / strategy. Anyhow, I wont go into detail

Thank you for your time. Is there any shout-outs you'd like that make?
VORPAL: Thank you, JAMAL and Falko for being there for me on my way to the top!


NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above interview are neither those of the interviewer, ESR or any related affiliates and/or advertisers.
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If... (17 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 06:35 CST, 4 November 2008 - iMsg
..Ralph Nader wins, I'm moving to Spain.
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GAMER STEREOTYPES DEBUNKED? (20 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 14:40 CDT, 24 October 2008 - iMsg
ArsTechnica.com has a summary on a recent study done by IGN Entertainment and Ipsos MediaCT that says all the myths about gamers be pudgy, lonely, and poor are false!
"Based on the research, it's obvious that the gaming market has outgrown many commonly held stereotypes about the relative homogeneity of video gamers," said Adam Wright, Director of Research for Ipsos MediaCT. "Today's gamers represent a wide variety of demographic groups: men and women, kids, parents and grandparents, younger and older consumers. All this underscores the fact that gaming has become a mainstream medium in this country that appeals to people from all walks of life."
Full story can be found on their website.
Edited by Nicky at 15:38 CDT, 24 October 2008 - 4631 Hits
sk.Rapha video interview (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 12:02 CDT, 19 October 2008 - iMsg
Interview with United States of America sk.rapha about his big win HERE.
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AMERICA FUCK YEAH (23 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 12:51 CDT, 18 October 2008 - iMsg
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ESWC Masters of Athens SEEDS & GROUPS (267 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 11:26 CDT, 10 October 2008 - iMsg
ESWC guys have posted their seedings and groups for the Masters of Athens on their website.


eswc Press Release - Official Groups
Edited by dallow at 17:58 CDT, 10 October 2008 - 51581 Hits
This is so wrong... (21 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 17:39 CDT, 1 October 2008 - iMsg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCxDZRJKkqY

Note: Maybe old to some of you?
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Recent/Upcoming Metal Releases (26 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 12:15 CDT, 27 September 2008 - iMsg
//RELEASED//

Amon Amarth - Twilight Of the Thunder God
Metal-Archive's Profile for Amon Amarth
I know Amon Amarth is one of those bands that is either love or hate. Well, I'm not afraid to say I love em (with the exception of 'With Oden On Our Side' which I thought was mediocre). They're pretty simple melodic death metal a la Hypocrisy and (early) Amorphis. But the melodies are so fucken meaty and catchy it's a metal you can tap your toes to. With their new album, Twilight Of The Thunder God, my enjoyment of their music has been reignited. Particularly on track 5, "Varyags of Miklagaard", which is, in my opinion, one of the best Amon Amarth songs I've ever heard. It's too catchy, I'm thinking I'll listen to this song 100 times in a row before it gets old.

Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
Metal-Archive's Profile for Jeff Loomis
Jeff Loomis, guitarist of Nevermore, has released a solo album. It's heavy, it's jazzy, and it's instrumental. I've only listened to about half the album, but so far I like what I hear. It definitely has that dropped D sound of Nevermore, but I was more surprised by the crisp and rapid shredding Loomis does on some of the tracks. I guess Nevermore's sound doesn't have room for this amount of shred, but I love it.

//UPCOMING//

The Faceless - Planet Duality
Metal-Archive's Profile for The Faceless
One of my most enjoyed albums in years, Akeldama by The Faceless blew my brains out. Now they're looking to do it again with Planet Duality. You can catch a single song from their new album on their MySpace (www.myspace.com/thefaceless). It's jazzy as fuck, so prepare yourself, but it still maintains that hyperactive, melo-grind-time-changing-insanity of Akeldama.
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Gamers physically fit, mentally ill? (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 09:47 CDT, 18 September 2008 - iMsg
NewScientist.com has an interesting article on gamers who are apparently more physically fit than the average American, yet more likely to be depressed and abuse illicit substances despite their mad leet skillz.

Excerpt,

"PALE, overweight couch potatoes. That's the stereotype of avid online computer gamers, but these joystick junkies are actually in better than average physical condition, a new US survey suggests, although they may be less healthy mentally."

Full article can be found here:
http://technology.newscientist.com/article/mg19926746.400

Note: Expecting much tardation about America's weight problems...
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What people eat around the world... (101 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 21:03 CDT, 15 September 2008 - iMsg
http://www.everybodygoto.com/2007/10/12/what-...the-world/

Note: Sorry if you've already seen this...
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GUESS WHO?! (12 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 19:50 CDT, 28 August 2008 - iMsg
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WCG Admin Talks Drug Use in E-Sports (56 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 08:53 CDT, 28 August 2008 - iMsg
Gameplayer.com.au has an interesting interview with the Australian tournament admin for the WCG on the topic of drug use in E-Sports.

Excerpt,
"In one WCG, a player I knew took amphetamines an hour before his match to boost his reflexes. His team ended up losing the match, although it certainly had an impact - his performance helped his team to win one map out of three - it kind of hits home that only the really talented will come out on top in the end."
The rest of the interview can be viewed here gameplayer.com.
Edited by Nicky at 01:55 CDT, 29 August 2008 - 15547 Hits
SPLASH DAMAGE featured by DevelopMag.com (No comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 14:48 CDT, 27 August 2008 - iMsg
A new article posted on www.DevelopMag.com yesterday highlights the rise of Splash Damage from a rag-tag team of Q3 modders beind the early Q3 mod, Q3 Fortress, and later Wolfenstein: ET and ET:Quake Wars...

"Unlike most mods, though, Q3F caught the attention of id Software -- a company intimately familiar with its modding scene -- after the team managed to attract worldwide fansites very early on. They were invited out to QuakeCon in 2000, the annual gathering for id fans and mod makers in id's hometown of Mesquite, Texas, and given their own demonstration area. They presented their work to anyone who'd look, but most importantly to id themselves."

The rest of the article can be read on DevelopMag's website here: http://www.developmag.com/interviews/255/Making-a-Splash
Edited by lolograde at 14:53 CDT, 27 August 2008 - 1228 Hits
My shoes > stelamfanboy's haircut... (No comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 10:24 CDT, 19 August 2008 - iMsg
Nuff said.
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I dare you to reply to this journal. (3 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 14:00 CDT, 8 August 2008 - iMsg
.... I double dog dare you.
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Is pro-q3dm6 really random? (32 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 20:35 CDT, 18 July 2008 - iMsg
I've noticed more and more players and pundits talk about how random pro-q3dm6 has become and I'm wondering, is this just a new development? Or has this been the general consensus since pro-q3dm6's inception?

I wonder if this has anything to do with the advancement of average skill-levels, better internet connections, better hardware (mice, mostly) and even perhaps better netcode?

But you must admit, retrospectively, that dm6 in a tournament setting didn't seem that random at all. The better players, Cooller for example, dominated this map against lesser players -- so it doesn't seem reasonable to say that the map has always been random...
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pizzette????? (9 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 19:32 CDT, 29 June 2008 - iMsg
http://pizzette.ytmnd.com/




(wait for music) someone had to...
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I WILL DERIVE! (6 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 12:07 CDT, 24 May 2008 - iMsg
A great youtube video for all those science/computer/math/physics nerds out there.

LINK!
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Opeth - Watershed (58 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 21:51 CDT, 23 April 2008 - iMsg
I'm sure anyone reading this will probably know of the upcoming Opeth album, "Watershed". From listening to the free radio edit of Lotus Eaters(link!) and the full album version of Porcelain Hearts (available online at the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com), I really sense Opeth is maintaining their legendary status has metal gods.

Lotus Eaters has a heavy rock sound. Following very closely to the sound laid out on Ghost Reveries. Porcelain Hearts on the other hand is classic Opeth style. One thing that's interesting though, however, is the lack of death metal guttural growling that Mikael Akerfeldt has become so famous for (he has some of the darkest, bitterest growls on the planet, imo).

Porcelain Hearts is by far my fav of the two present releases. I highly recommend you support Opeth and also support your metal habit and buy it. It's crushingly heavy. Axe, on the drums, has managed to trick Mikael into finally letting Opeth have some blast beats and some rather odd-timing drums patterns. But it really works with the music. I've listened to Porcelain Hearts about two dozen times now and it's still making me throw the horns each time.

I cannot wait to hear the full album and see them in concert!

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lolograde -vs- she.mongo (hacker?) (4 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 16:19 CDT, 20 April 2008 - iMsg


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Rating: 1.7 (2 votes)
Gametype: Duel
Map: cpm3a - Use and Abuse (swelt remix)
Mod: Challenge ProMode Arena
Viewpoint: lolograde
Version info: CPM
How to play back Q3 demos


I watched that demo of she.mongo (the autofire hacker, not real mongo) against Zero4 and I was looking through my demos and found this (from a while ago, before I saw the she.mongo demo). Same guy?

Sorry, I'm not a skilled player, but still kinda entertaining watching an autofire hacker lose a match. Could this prove taktics > aim/speed/xerp? Krogoth would be so proud!
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Great Metal Albums You've Never Heard Of (47 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 22:00 CST, 25 February 2008 - iMsg
A couple metal albums/bands that I want to mention that are not widely regarded or popular.

Artist:AGALLOCH
Album: Ashes Against The Grain
Genre: Doom/Black
Released: 2006

This band hailing out of Portland, Oregon plays an eclectic mix of doom-laden and 70s rock riffs with a dash of black metal rasping vocals and sweeping soundscapes. The album Ashes Against The Grain is packed to the brim with ideas. Epic melodies and catchy hooks abound throughout the 8 songs.

Notable songs: Not Unlike The Waves, Our Fortress Is Burning (Part 2: Bloodbirds)

http://www.myspace.com/agalloch
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=305


Artist: ANATA
Album: The Conductor's Departure
Genre: Death/Technical
Release: 2006

An original and diverse take on the genre, at moments you could be scratching your head and asking yourself is this really death metal? Is this is the future of technical death metal? So abrupt are the time changes and mixture of jazz-riffage, strange modes and scales all combine into a sort of surreal and melodic metal experience - think Cynic meets Augury. The mentality here is extremely melodic and progressive death metal. I wouldn't call it quite melo-death because it would hearken comparisons to the extreme saturation of Gothenburgian melo-death bands out there whereas this band sounds nothing like them.

Notable songs: Better Grieved Than Fooled, Children's Laughter

http://www.myspace.com/anata
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=2975
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huge tits. a na frag movie (133 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 13:59 CST, 16 December 2007 - iMsg



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Rating: 7.7 (98 votes)
A CPM frag movie featuring frags by:

United States of America vamp1re
Canada griffin
United States of America deth
United States of America jamal
Canada matt
United States of America rab1d
United States of America steven
Canada bgs
Canada tidan
United States of America because
United States of America zedman
United States of America lolograde
United States of America wonko

Thanks to all who submitted demos!





Note: Do not use the QuakeUnity link for DivX version. It's broken, atm and shows the H.264 version.
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lolograde's metal recommendations (89 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 10:35 CDT, 1 September 2007 - iMsg
I thought I'd share with you a bit of wisdom on metal. Metal is not just epic thrash riffs, or guttural vocals, or chugging breakdowns (which is often quite un-metal, imo). So, in order to expand some awareness on good, non-traditional metal, here are some recommended, but little known (relatively) metal bands from opposing and interesting sub-genres.


Progressive Traditional Metal --

Band: Hammers of Misfortune
Album: The Locust Years

A weird, eclectic band coming out of California, USA that plays a mix of thrash, folk, power and classical metal. The guitars are thick, heavy and strangely catchy. The melodies are a strange mix of Rush and Pink Floyd with a dash of folk and a heavy, but strange, power metal vocal.

http://www.myspace.com/hammersofmisfortune



Technical Death Metal --

Band: Necrophagist
Album: Onset of Putrefaction

Death Metal is known for it's overbearing, thick distorted melodies and rattling double peddling. This band coming out of Germany plays extraordinary guitar licks with crystal clear sound. Not only is the melodies rich and packed with technicality, but they're also written by one man! When recording the album, the entire process was written and programmed by Muhammed Suiçmez with no prior recording experience! He managed to create an album with a pristine, unique sound. Particularly nice listen for guitar players!

www.myspace.com/necrophagistde
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CPMA gun practice! (7 comments)
Posted by lolograde @ 20:09 CDT, 1 August 2007 - iMsg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWJtBZmal3M&am...mp;search=

"well ive played FPS games sinse 1996, its my 16th birthday tomorow so yeah i was like 5-6 years old playing Ultimate Doom etc, then in 1998 i played Half Life for the first time, i completed that repetitivly.
then i got into Counter Strike, im sure youve heard of..i still play that to this day, ive also played quake3 sinse 2000, never really trained on it properly though, heh, im sure theres more games ive played its just really early in the morning! ^^ ..4pm..lol
err, heh, any questions? :p"
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