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Quake World Championship EU regional by dem0n (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 19:06 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
Some leftover footage from Belgium dem0n from the Quake World Championship European Regional Finals

These used to be stored for personal use but the owner decided to share some of them.
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Mastermind and Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira (2 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:42 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Memphis (4 comments)
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unknown #2 (2 comments)
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Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira and Phoenix (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:41 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira (No comments)
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Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager, Garpy ddk in the back (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:39 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:39 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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blurry Pelle "fazz" Söderman and Daniel "DDK" Kapadia (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:38 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Daniel "DDK" Kapadia and Pelle "fazz" Söderman (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:38 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Johan "toxjq" Quick (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:37 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Kevin "strenx" Baéza and Mastermind (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:34 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Kevin "Strenx" Baéza and Mastermind (No comments)
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Kevin "Strenx" Baéza (No comments)
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Maciej "Av3k" Krzykowski (4 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:31 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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David "deus" Kinnaird (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:31 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Daniel "DDK" Kapadia (No comments)
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ALESSANDRO “STERMY” AVALLONE (No comments)
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Alessandro “stermy” Avallone (No comments)
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The Italian Stallion
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Mastermind (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:28 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Mastermind (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:28 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Marcel "k1llsen" Paul and Gareth "GaRpY" Marshall (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:28 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Marcel "k1llsen" Paul (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:28 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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James "2GD" Harding (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:27 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
2GD being too good
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RedEye (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:26 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
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Venue (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:25 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
Venue #1
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pic 1 (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:58 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
test 1
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Test gallery (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:55 CST, 27 December 2017 - iMsg
Test gallery
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Official Bethesda stream w/ Tim Willits & ZeRo4 (120 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 08:29 CDT, 17 May 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 11:00 CDT, 18 May 2017 to 13:00 CDT, 18 May 2017
Schedule: Passed

The first official Quake Champions livestream with id id Software's creative director United States of America Tim Willits and esports manager United States of America John "ZeRo4" Hill will be going live on Thursday, 11:00 CDT, 18 May 2017.

The duo will discuss game design, strategies, tip and tricks and for those itching for more answers, there's a Bethesda forum thread where you can post your questions that will be addressed in the stream. Stream will mostly revolve around the large scale tech test that started on May 12th and will continue throughout the end of this week.

Links Bethesda Forums, twitch Twitch Stream
Edited by Badb0y at 16:58 CDT, 20 May 2017 - 18698 Hits
TotalBiscut talks about elitism and quake (232 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 08:14 CDT, 17 May 2017 - iMsg
so I watched TB's stream yesterday and he went on a minor rant about fast arena FPS 'fans' that, according to him, don't exactly exist - at least not in any relevant numbers. When 'the next big thing' comes to appease these fans, the games reach a total of maybe 50 or less active players. Bethesda catering to an audience so minuscule, so negligible would be a disaster.


He summed up his thoughts in his QC opinion video at the very beginning and brought some good points on the table.

Take a minute and watch it before answering the question below.



'We', ESR, the butthole of the esport community, kinda-sorta often fit this criteria - the insatiable, unsatisfiable, arrogant whiners, longing for the 'old days' of LAN parties, Q3 clones that aren't supposed to deviate from Q3 but at the same time are rejected for looking too much like Q3

We reject every notion of a change, yet at the same time strive for it.

However, I do believe that TB, never really being part of that culture, never really digging into the meat as much as 'we' did, cannot possibly understand our views and/or concerns.


To play the devil's advocate, I ask the community -

Reflex Arena, Warsow, Toxikk, Quake Live, Xonotic, Unreal Tournament

1) Have you tried any of these games?
2) Have you liked them?
3) if not, why didn't you like them?
4) what stopped you from playing them?
5) What should the game do, in order to grab your attention?

TB strolls around the map in duel mode like a muppet, walking up and down the stairs, aimlessly prancing the same exact route in unfavorable positions, literally walking in circles around RG, constantly jumping on 'small armor' while fully stacked for so long that the duel ended because they reached the time limit.

Makes you wonder, how can a person so unaware of quake playstyle comment on what the 'elite' wants?

Well he's got the steam activity numbers to back up his claims, what do we have?


So for me at least....


Reflex:

1) Tried it
2) I did, the movement is sleek, the team behind it pulled their weight and offered a polished product
3) I'm still convinced that map textures/weapon design could be better and it drove some people off.
4) Lack of time, kept playing QL when I had the time
5) uhhh at this point I'm not sure, but I guess I would have released it later, kept the development in closed beta for a longer time



Warsow:
1) Tried it
2) it was ok
3) don't like cellshaded pigs, sounds, maps, community was too much into instagib
4) lost interest, people that I played with stopped playing
5) no idea, scrap the pigs

Toxikk:
1) Didn't bother trying it, even though I have it installed

Quake Live:
1) Tried it
2) It's an ok game
3) Dear god where do I start. Over the course of the years, it felt like QL was just a testing grounds for id/bethesda for their new products. Duel detective, while ineffective, was fun. Team of chaps on IRC made better matchmaking then entire id team. No marketing at all, the game was not advertised at any point of its lifecycle.
4) At this point, QL is where Q3 was 10 years ago. There's those few nutcases still 'going strong' on their favorite CA/CTF servers, playing for fun and enjoying the game. I still hop on every now and then.
5) It needed to be more polished from the get go, the long beta and some questionable updates drove off a lot of people.

Xonotic/Unreal
1) Didn't try
Edited by Teen Queen at 08:14 CDT, 17 May 2017 - 26309 Hits
Quake Champion Visor profile (92 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:41 CDT, 10 May 2017 - iMsg
The Moscow’s GRU experiment that was first introduced in Quake 3 is making the return to the quake champions roster. His notable active ability is called piercing sight - it temporarily reveals enemy position on the map. His passive ability called Grashopper circumvents the speed caps that other champions have and with enough skill, you can keep up with all champions.




From the Quake Champions website:

"Quake Champions – Visor Champion Trailer
Visor made his debut in Quake 3 Arena, and now he’s back for more bloodshed in Quake Champions. This ruthless, unfeeling killer lives for the fight, and he’s damn good at it. With his Piercing Sight active ability, Visor is designed to always be one step ahead of his opponents, making him perfect for any strategist looking to have some fun in the Arena."




Source: Official website
Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Teen Queen at 07:54 CDT, 12 May 2017 - 11997 Hits
Bullrush (7 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 14:15 CDT, 8 May 2017 - iMsg
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Quake Champions new gametype and large scale open tech test (154 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 10:52 CDT, 8 May 2017 - iMsg
Quake Champions will be open for everyone for large scale tech testing, from May 12 through May 21 - 9 days of 'open beta' available to all players who weren't lucky enough to grab a key. The servers will run throughout the whole semi-open beta period 24/7 with all champions unlocked.

Another big news is the announcement of the Sacrifice gametype. It appears that it will function similar to duel mechanics, a round based elimination combat - pick your champions and battle it out in the arena.

During the upcoming Tech Test, you’ll also be able to try out an all-new 4v4, team-based competitive mode: Sacrifice. Pick your teams and Champions wisely and work together to dominate the Arena in this new mode.

Next wave of beta will also be dropping the NDA.
This tech test will have no NDA, so expect plenty of impressions and discussion through the next week.

NDA expires on May 12th according to the official twitter.





Source: Official website
Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Badb0y at 15:53 CDT, 8 May 2017 - 17352 Hits
Piggybacking off of 'visibility' threads (15 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:03 CDT, 27 April 2017 - iMsg
Here's a short opinion piece regarding requests for higher 'visibility'.

For the sake of the argument I'm going to assume most users requesting such features are veterans from previous iterations of quake or the like.

On a quick glance, game engines in the late 90ies / early 2000s had a very distinctive 'blocky' feel to it. Even round shapes appeared to be sloppy bent lines, makeshift solutions.

Take a look at Heavy Metal Fakk 2 running on id Tech 3 - the 'Colosseum' doesn't have a very round feel to it. Notice how the statue on the right of the player model is all chopped up and 'blocky'





Visual Cluster

Games that we're passionate about usually have less visual cluster, clean head up displays, minimalistic design and so forth. The year's 2017, while recently more and more video games adpoted clean, intuitive or even invisible HUDs represented in game design, the screens tend to be packed with more content.

Colors, Staturation

Do a quick run down of your favorite game and you can quickly define a palette - quake 1 uses predominantly greyish/brownish scheme, quake 2 uses slightly brighter brownish colors, inching closer to a dark orange. Quake 3 has a lot of red highlights throughout the maps and level esign, player models but retains the greyish-brown scheme to some extent. Now take a quick glance at quake champions - the colors are more vivid, aren't as washed out as previous titles, it's eye candy (to some) and a strain for those that literally lived their lives alongside older quakes.

Shapes, Lines, object complexity

Here's where it gets really interesting. Take a look at two random screenshots from Q3, pay attention to straight lines, level geometry, gun model






Lots of strong lines, clearly defined shapes, not much going in terms of variety - a clean level design that stands the test of time.

Now on to a screenshot from QC I snatched online -





Quite frankly, the gun model itself has more going on than the entire level from Q3. Plenty of shapes, an obvious lack of straight long lines, inconspicuous edges. In order not to cherry pick I used this image and am convinced that it's hard to come up with screenshots that would go against my theory - the level of fidelity is just light years ahead, attention to details, different technologies and rendering engines used..

Geometry plays a vital role in competitive FPS titles - levels need to be elegantly traversed, allowing for swift, fluid movement and fast paced action. Cramped corners usually remove the integral gameplay which provide compelling combat scenarios, skill based executions, eyecatching air rockets, light gun pins and other buzzwordy glory kills. Q3/Q2 level design simplicity allowed for greater mobility and 'shiny' frags. Map design, item placements etc are another topic though - I'm not too well versed in it.

Cosmetics, Consistency

Adding neon models, bright skins and similar visual aids clashes with the art direction - the screen is already cramped with visual clutter. It won't make the game more relaxing, more pleasing or more visible, it will just look out of place and in some cases even worse.

For the longest time, competitive gaming had a way to force models. Counterstrike had cl_minmodels (*cvar might have changed), UT had .ini settings (PlacedCharacterName= _____ ), quake has cg_forceEnemyModel ' ' - None of these games had 'classes' though, forcing all models as Slash for example would be very confusing if you end up getting blasted by Ranger's Dire Orb. There's also cosmetics that come into play and I'm pretty sure it would cause a downfall for in-game payable items if someone were to just tinker the settings to remove them.

Consensus

What veterans are after is not bright skins but a nostalgia filled expectation for a period where games were less clustered with visuals, effects, particles and were built around 'primitive' engines which favored simple shapes/design, a more robust level geometry and similar remnants of the past.
Edited by Teen Queen at 06:40 CDT, 27 April 2017 - 3950 Hits
RUINS OF SARNATH map overview (45 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 10:57 CDT, 26 April 2017 - iMsg
This time around instead of a champion preview we get one for a map - big enough for a team deathmatch brawl with some interesting key areas, hard to reach platform above Megahealth and quad area and potentially including a new protection powerup (indicated in the "Eye of Cthalha" screenshot and represented by a green pentagram). Plenty of jump pads connect the map, fast champions will have a blast flying across the map without cramped corners and hallways, heavy classes can control the map from the central area.

Art style is clearly defined, fast paced map flow and quick routes make item cycling quite easy.

Without further ado, here's the presentation video and some screenshots.





Source: Oficial website
Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Teen Queen at 10:54 CDT, 8 May 2017 - 7535 Hits
Beta Key giveaway (21 comments, locked)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:24 CDT, 24 April 2017 - iMsg
Fourth wave beta starts April 27th.
Post your own MS Paint creation.
Good luck.
Locked by Teen Queen at 16:05 CDT, 28 April 2017 - 3542 Hits
Recent debacle regarding NDA (82 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 01:20 CDT, 17 April 2017 - iMsg
As most of you already know, we - or rather, I - have removed certain posts that included screenshots or content from Quake Champions Closed Beta.

This is not exactly an apology since I'm still unsure if what I did was wrong.

I just wanted to clear some things.


1) Active admins
When prompted in the admin forum, the response from 'active' admins was rather lackluster. Not many showed up, we wanted to prepare for QC, maybe bring in some new blood, welcome new users and potential admins among the ranks. For a long time now, you could count admins on the fingers of one hand - even that might be a stretch. Keeping spammers at bay, editing posts, resizing images, helping out with formatting, doing all the background work went unnoticed (as it should be). Things became tricky when a sensitive issue was discussed. No one really voiced their opinions regarding different subjects and when someone eventually did, it just so happened that their views were vastly different, often resulting in excruciatingly long diatribes that ended up with insults, no real consensus, bitterness between the team that was already minuscule. the NDA discussion was no different.

2) QC / ShootMania debacle
Around the time when ShootMania news started popping up, roychez contributing advertisement links and shoving the failed title down people's throat I was a regular user and I recall being pretty fucking annoying, angry and entitled - the Shootmania posts were so clogged with up with negative comments, Demiurge had to make a separate thread just for the negative comments, racking up a total of 455 posts in a matter of days. No one really knew what was going on behind the scenes beside the admins. This time round I was on the 'receiving end'. With one major disadvantage - I asked admins how are they feeling about NDA posts and responses were lukewarm.


3) Negative comments and my involvement in protecting users content
Now I'm not gonna bullshit you into how good of a person I am or pander - I started noticing that some posts went 'missing' after QC major news threads. One of the admins even notified me about missing content. It's not the first time I went out of my way and reversed an admin decision (which might cost me of the title at this point), but whenever there was an issue I sent a message to people that were affected, tried to explain what's going on and in most cases brought their posts back. Obviously I was caught red handed and a big, rather ugly discussion went on the admin channel on Discord.

I refused to sell people's comments, contributions, opinions that weren't "in line" with some admin's ideas. The people's who's comments got deleted might not be your favorite posters. They might not be important or vital for the existence of ESR. But they've been posting for years, ESR is like a retarded kid to me. Sure you hide it from the public and you're sometimes ashamed of it but deep inside you care for all the lunatics, spastics, downright terrible shitposters. You faggots have been part of my life for nearly a decade now, I won't let anyone keep you down, let your voices remain unheard in the depths of the deleted posts. I refuse to remove opinions and trash comments because this is what the site is built on, it's the site that we love.

I never deleted posts and insults directed at me nor silenced users for being harsh.

When everyone jumped ship I was a one man army keeping ESR afloat and heading to a better direction - The nature of my job offered me enough time and I was much more motivated to spam the board with Weekly Quake happenings, articles, interviews. I received up to 50 instant messages a day asking me to write a news articles for cups, formatting issues, requests to remove posts, just overall tidying up the boards etc

I am unaware how many people I got on my side throughout these years by being impartial or even helping out people that I used to argue with.


4) The final word on NDA
My intention was not to silence opinions, but as shown in the screenshot that's floating around from the admin section, remove posts that I kinda felt weren't really helping anyone - id managed to remove Twitch streams and I figured I'd be doing the right thing by deleting in game screenshots. I even voiced my concerns about 'grey area' NDA - there's a third wave of beta keys being dished out in the upcoming days and plenty of ESR users already played it and want to discuss it.

I knew this can't go on forever, I knew that I'm basically mopping the floor and doing someone I don't even know a favor.

I think that if <certain admins> didn't have the guts to touch the site in years, hasn't participated in any discussion, hasn't voice his opinion or contributed to the discussion, posting screenshots from the closed forum is a low move.

It is undeserved and I feel betrayed. A person who is not actively involved in moderation, who doesn't know half the story and goes around accusing me and even stripping me of my admin status after all I've done for this community seems just unfair.


Even though I was and still am the most vocal admin fighting for the users, bringing back their posts, notifying them when/why their post was deleted I get shat on by someone who never really cared about moderating the forums at all.

If you had something to say or felt that what I'm doing is wrong, you should have done it by either messaging me or bringing it up with the admins. We have a discord where we discuss sensitive matter, there's a closed admin forum and you can reach me anywhere - you just wanted to make me look bad without asking how I came to the conclusion of removing certain posts.


And that's pretty much all I have to say about it.

I know it seems easy to judge and I probably fucked up but trust me when I say I didn't know how to handle this properly.

Cheers.
Edited by Teen Queen at 05:42 CDT, 17 April 2017 - 11468 Hits
Quake Champion Clutch Profile (179 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 10:13 CDT, 12 April 2017 - iMsg
id Software just released a new Champion profile.

"Clutch is playable in the Closed Beta, which kicked off April 6 with an initial group of testers. The Closed Beta test is ongoing, with additional invites going out throughout the next few weeks, so be sure to sign up now if you haven’t yet."


Shield on! Clutch, the awakened automaton, joins the battle as the latest Champion out for blood in Quake Champions. Built initially as a mining robot, Clutch was altered into an organic killing machine after a network malfunction during a routine data transfer. Now its only mission is to destroy all signs of life within the Arenas.


Next Quake Champion Profile: Galena (April 19, 2017)

Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Badb0y at 15:21 CDT, 20 April 2017 - 18829 Hits
Quake Champions "Slash" Trailer (72 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 09:02 CDT, 5 April 2017 - iMsg
A new trailer was just released including Slash - notable passive skills include the beloved crouch jump from Quake 4. Active skill appears to be an Area of effect plasma trail.

"Slash moves through the Arena like the figure skater she used to be, cutting a lethal path through the other Champions. In her skates, she’s a force to be reckoned with – quick, agile and ever-so-deadly. Slash will be part of the upcoming Quake Champions Closed Beta, which starts on April 6. "



More info regarding the Champion.

Links: Beta Signup/Official website, tweet @QuakeChampions, Facebook Facebook
Edited by Badb0y at 15:15 CDT, 6 April 2017 - 9882 Hits
Beginners Duel CPMA Cup (5 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 11:45 CDT, 29 March 2017 - iMsg
Scheduled: 11:30 CDT, 2 April 2017
Schedule: Passed

Another CPMA duel cup is on the horizon, taking place this Sunday, 11:00 CDT, 2 April 2017. Cup is hosted by Canada Xero and is aimed towards beginners. Check-in will starts at 09:30 CST. This be will be a best of three double elimination bracket, with a strict map pool, and a 16 player limit.

To register join the CPMA Discord Server. Message Canada xero.

The map pool will be: cpm15, evolution (Download), and Hektik (Download).


Stream: twitch NekonTV stream
Links: challonge Brackets
Edited by Teen Queen at 08:29 CDT, 2 April 2017 - 1852 Hits
Ahoy: Rocket Launcher (10 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:55 CDT, 24 March 2017 - iMsg
Stuart Brown, better known as his online moniker Ahoy released another influential video game weapon video - this time featuring one that's dear to all quake players, the rocket launcher.
Make sure to check out his other work, ranging from
- cold war's impact on video games and the media
- retro games (includes Quake/Doom/Halflife)
- Brief history of gaming/graphics and much more.

But for now, enjoy the rocket jump video.




Links: Patreon, ytube xboxAhoy, tweet @xboxAhoy
Edited by Teen Queen at 16:55 CDT, 24 March 2017 - 3385 Hits
MS now puts ads in Win 10 File Explorer (18 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:04 CST, 9 March 2017 - iMsg
Really starting to get tired of this nonsense, is it really time to revert back to older iterations of windows? I can see this trend becoming only worse with time.


".. Not all of Microsoft’s ideas are good, though. The company has shown a tendency to get a little too casual with how it promotes its services within Windows. You might even call these “ads.” Microsoft would, of course, dispute that description. Some of these things that look very much like ads have started showing up in File Explorer. Specifically, Windows 10 has started nagging people to buy a subscription to OneDrive.,.





Yeah I'm sorry about that MS, but this looks like an ad to me.
I'm already incredibly annoyed by having a shabby connection and having to deal with makeshift fixes to disable automatic updates.

Note how these ads appear even if you spent 300 bucks for a license.


Links: Source, r/technology
Edited by Teen Queen at 16:04 CST, 9 March 2017 - 2549 Hits
We are now on discord, come join us (20 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:20 CST, 1 March 2017 - iMsg
An esr ESReality discord server is now up and running - you can visit us using the invite link - the aim is to have a place where users can inquire about general information, nag the admins, discuss thunderstruck 1v1 battles or just hang around, tell us more about your suspicious 50.000 overnight hits.

The admins are at your disposal if you need help with editing or publishing an article or if you're encountering issues with the site.

So far we've got the general channel open for everyone, others can be added by request (quake-talk, help channel etc).

Link: 'Official' Discord channel
Edited by Badb0y at 12:58 CST, 2 March 2017 - 4183 Hits
My jam (21 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 09:32 CST, 6 February 2017 - iMsg
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Limbo/INSIDE dev is making a new project (7 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:50 CST, 20 January 2017 - iMsg
Limbo was cool, INSIDE painted a good story and added a nice touch of humor to the dark scenery. Love both games and getting hyped for their new adventure.



Wonder where the story will take us this time, playdead already proved to be versatile with storylines while keeping a similar ambiance.

Source: tweet Twitter
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DreamHack Austin 2017 Quake Live lan? (19 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 14:05 CST, 15 January 2017 - iMsg
Wat is dis

FULL LIST OF BYOC TOURNAMENTS AT DREAMHACK AUSTIN 2017

Beat your friends! Beat your family! Beat that guy down the street who always gives you a weird look for bringing out your garbage in D.Va pajamas!

DreamHack Austin 2017 aims to be bigger and better than last year in every way, and that includes the BYOC portion. Today we can share with you the list of what we have in store for this April, what competitions you can see and who you can try to beat. Every man and woman has their strength, come find yours and walk away with a piece of the $2,000 prize pool that we have for each of these titles.

April 28th will be here before you know it, so grab your tickets now!

FULL AUSTIN BYOC COMPETITION LIST
League of Legends
Rocket League
Overwatch
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
HearthStone
StarCraft II
Quake Live


Each game will feature a $2,000 prize pool so gather your friends and see who among you is truly the best. In your gaming circle, on the block, and in the entire city of Austin.

Pay for drinks after to add insult to injury. Make it rain with your winnings.

https://austin.dreamhack.com/17/full-list-of-...stin-2017/

https://twitter.com/dreamhack/status/820705701232316417
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PSA: Technical difficulties/image upload (3 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:03 CST, 1 January 2017 - iMsg
Don't worry, your images are fine, our system is acting up.

As you may have noticed, we're starting of 2017 on a good note. Current reason unknown, the team is likely sleeping after a rough night and will address this issue soon.

Post will be updated as things progress.

2.1.2017 - image folder has been created
Image uploading is now fixed
Edited by Teen Queen at 01:53 CST, 2 January 2017 - 801 Hits
NoClip Doom documentary UPDATE (again) (89 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:31 CST, 12 December 2016 - iMsg
Noclip is a brand new type of gaming outlet focused on creating documentaries on your favorite upcoming games, childhood classics and more. Their goal is to release content driven by crowdfunding. After releasing The Story of Rocket League, the team is prepared to tackle a much bigger task. The cult classic Doom will be split into 3 series, the team already released a trailer and it's looking promising so far. If you enjoy the content, make sure you are subscribed to their ytube YouTube channel or if you're feeling generous, support the team on Patreon Patreon. So without further ado, sit back and enjoy some nostalgic gore-infested trip to the very beginnings of id id Software and the team that brought it back to hell.

UPDATE #2:


UPDATE:


Links: ytube NoClip on YouTube, Patreon NoClip Patreon Page
Edited by Teen Queen at 04:04 CST, 25 December 2016 - 14767 Hits
Reckless Riding and insecurities (42 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 09:20 CST, 9 December 2016 - iMsg
Dear internetfolks,

I bring to thee my latest creation. All footage from single day run, nothing too crazy and no 3rd person this time round. Will probably start collecting some serious content and save it before releasing anything else in 2016, winter is here and it kinda sorta sucks.


Critically praised new chick flick stunned the audience.

...homicidal maniacs risking other lives and theirs. pathetic... © mattiZed

...and risking that girls life. if that was my daughter i would rip his head off © nino

...systemz 4 © nsx0r








So enjoy or whatever.
Edited by Teen Queen at 09:21 CST, 9 December 2016 - 3916 Hits
sonic's account terminated? (28 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 13:32 CST, 7 December 2016 - iMsg
Shortly after a dispute with ESR head admin, sonic's account from the late 2002 ended up on the rather exclusive banned list.




<tq> Hey, what happened to sonic's account? Why's it marked as banned?
<Demiurge> We have terminated one of our BOT accounts in favor of newer tecnology from reddit.
<tq> What kind of technology?
<Demiurge> https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/5h15f4/...tirely_in/

Could this be it? http://imgur.com/a/ue4Ax
Edited by Teen Queen at 13:32 CST, 7 December 2016 - 3564 Hits
doom clay version (3 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 08:43 CST, 18 November 2016 - iMsg
This is awesome and if you don't agree you're wrong


Edited by Teen Queen at 08:44 CST, 18 November 2016 - 1107 Hits
Edited by Teen Queen at 02:30 CST, 18 November 2016 - 2132 Hits
Coolest bottle opener or what (15 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 04:47 CST, 14 November 2016 - iMsg
This video was removed for breaking the youtube guideline(s) for one of the following reasons:


  • Animal cruelty

  • Depiction or torture of animals

  • Raged PETA activists






I cannot for the life of me ever spell "coolest" and "cooler" correctly again, screw you ESR.
Edited by Teen Queen at 04:47 CST, 14 November 2016 - 2981 Hits
Donald "Trump" Trump wins Elections 2016 (464 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 00:53 CST, 9 November 2016 - iMsg
Guess paying all those youtubers for some #520 xD! Take a #selfie with Hellery didn't really pay off. So much for sticking with the #rad kids

HASHTAG SORRY NOT SORRY XD

DM, share, subscribe and instagram to make sure Hillary wins.


(resized based on number of thread hits)



GL america, your president is now a Trumpet c:
Edited by Teen Queen at 03:48 CST, 14 November 2016 - 54459 Hits
Reading ESR comments (6 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 13:41 CDT, 5 November 2016 - iMsg
Hello,

I read ESR comments out loud.





Best Regards,
xoxo.
Edited by Teen Queen at 13:41 CDT, 5 November 2016 - 6727 Hits
Community favorite wem420 dead at 69 (17 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 11:32 CDT, 3 November 2016 - iMsg






Last Login: 20 Oct 2016







>>>>>> SAMPLE TEXT
Edited by Teen Queen at 11:34 CDT, 3 November 2016 - 2484 Hits
Broadcast #7: Pressure Pleasure (13 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 14:18 CDT, 24 October 2016 - iMsg
'bout damn time.

Edited by Teen Queen at 14:18 CDT, 24 October 2016 - 1733 Hits
Latest moto quick montage (16 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:16 CDT, 16 July 2016 - iMsg
Yes, I am flogging my shitty content.

Feedback appreciated.
Things that I'm already aware of:

- Went too wild with warm-yellow filter (actually a bug in sony vegas)
- Angles (helmet mount is tricky because I'm moving around like an erratic squirrel), gopro positioned a bit silly
- music was Creative Commons and I stumbled upon it randomly, felt like a decent starting point to start editing around it, stuck with it

Enjoy. Or not, who cares.








Edited by Teen Queen at 17:16 CDT, 16 July 2016 - 3264 Hits
First Level of Quake remade in Doom (10 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 13:17 CDT, 15 July 2016 - iMsg
First Level of Quake remade in Doom Engine

Edited by Teen Queen at 13:34 CDT, 15 July 2016 - 1867 Hits
Oh well...fucking way she goes (73 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 15:49 CDT, 17 April 2016 - iMsg
Edited by Teen Queen at 15:49 CDT, 17 April 2016 - 11785 Hits
Quick montage for season opening (28 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:31 CDT, 5 April 2016 - iMsg
Decided to set up Sony Vegas and put together a short montage from a recent ride.

I'm still very much clueless on editing and it's mostly experimental stuff, still testing the waters at this point. I don't use a display on my GoPro to retain battery life, this also means I don't have a clue what footage I've shot before coming home.

There's still plenty of fixes to be done, but I'm slowly getting used to the whole Vegas thingy and I've got another project in the background running, but that one isn't moto-related and will eventually appear on my main channel



Fullscreen + HD adds to the experience








*Disclaimer: It's overly dramatized, fish-eye effect makes nearby vehicles look much closer than they actually are
Edited by Teen Queen at 06:31 CDT, 5 April 2016 - 4721 Hits
Handmade Quake - Building Q from scratch (38 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 01:32 CST, 12 January 2016 - iMsg
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first DOS release of QW Quake. The granddaddy of first person shooters, the game that popularized first iterations of e-sports and LAN parties, one of the major contributors to gaming industry and the quintessential PC game that inspired generations upon generations, critically acclaimed as the Machinima pioneer and so forth.

United States of America Philip Buuck announced a project in early December of the previous year, he is going to tackle compiling and re-writing Quake 1 from scratch starting with a completely blank page. It's a series that will include step-by-step development from the ground up. You can read more about it on his blog or jump straight into the YouTube playlist section and kick it off from there. Mind you, the first two videos have shabby sound quality - it gets better from the third on.

YouTube Playlist part 0.1-0.6

YouTube Playlist part 0.7-1.3


So if you were ever interested in the programming aspect of old-school first person shooters, or would just like to see a glimpse of what went "behind the scenes" at id studio roughly 20 years ago, here's a chance to follow this project and learn something from it.

Links: Official Announcement, tweet Philip Buuck, YouTube YouTube
Edited by wn at 19:22 CST, 12 January 2016 - 10458 Hits
ELO returns... kinda (151 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 17:49 CST, 4 November 2015 - iMsg
It's been merely days since we've collectively said goodbye to QLRanks and alternatives were promised.

If you check the QLRanks website now, you see the last 5 duels played, the immortalized top10 and so on.

Someone said it almost feels a bit eerie seeing those last matches scanned, it didn't go out with a bang, it was just regular folks playing the game and ending up on the website.

We loved QLRanks and learned to live with it, despite some "issus" and failed court dates.

While some people are pleased with the lack of Elo rating and just enjoy the game for what it is, first attempts have already been implemented and are live as we speak.

Given the more open-sourcy feel of QL right now, we can expect more and better stats tracking, for better or worse.


[00:15] <inl> http://api.topdog.io/player/76561198066430711
[00:15] <inl> Happy to announce that Arte et Marte servers (EU) is now tracking ELO for duels.

HF and bow to the king - Quake.
Edited by Teen Queen at 17:49 CST, 4 November 2015 - 27405 Hits
Fallout 4 leaked videos (23 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:55 CST, 2 November 2015 - iMsg
I'm just going to paste the whole thread since most will probably get deleted soon and new links will appear there.

MAJOR STORY SPOILERS

There's a mega upload link flying around If for some reason you want to save the files (80mb)

Mega Upload

Youtube video

Leddit thread

First impressions?


(sorry, have yet to find a positive comment)
Edited by Teen Queen at 07:00 CST, 2 November 2015 - 3822 Hits
[125FPS #26 PLAYOFFS] k1llsen vs lars (3 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:k1llsen, Odds: 81% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$52316, betting open: 18:56 CDT 25 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 28 Oct 2015

Loser:lars, Odds: 18% (5.5:1)
Bets placed: E$10650, betting open: 18:56 CDT 25 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 28 Oct 2015

Germany k1llsen vs Denmark lars

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 28 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - 1657 Hits
[125FPS #26 PLAYOFFS] claws vs cypher (2 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:clawz, Odds: 22% (4.4:1)
Bets placed: E$7131, betting open: 17:53 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 28 Oct 2015

Loser:cypher, Odds: 77% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$32691, betting open: 17:53 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 28 Oct 2015

Belarus clawz vs Belarus cypher

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 28 October 2015






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Edited by Teen Queen at 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - 1838 Hits
[125FPS #26 PLAYOFFS] Garpy vs madball (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:garpy, Odds: 35% (2.8:1)
Bets placed: E$10350, betting open: 17:50 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 27 Oct 2015

Winner:madball, Odds: 64% (1.5:1)
Bets placed: E$19017, betting open: 17:50 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 27 Oct 2015

United Kingdom garpy vs Belarus madball

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 27 October 2015






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Edited by Teen Queen at 18:03 CDT, 26 October 2015 - 1013 Hits
[125FPS #26 Playoffs] nitrino vs ash (14 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:01 CDT, 26 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:nitrino, Odds: 39% (2.5:1)
Bets placed: E$19866, betting open: 17:43 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 22:53 CDT 27 Oct 2015

Winner:ash, Odds: 60% (1.6:1)
Bets placed: E$26200, betting open: 17:43 CDT 26 Oct 2015 to 22:53 CDT 27 Oct 2015

Russia nitrino vs Russia ash

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 27 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 18:02 CDT, 26 October 2015 - 4911 Hits
id, hide this guy for campaign mode (38 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 20:33 CDT, 22 October 2015 - iMsg
How come no one thought of this before.

Win a game with over 20 frag difference and you get a scope.

For your sniper.
And a campaign mode where you're like a robot, trying to save the world from these criminals on the moon.

But you have to sneak into a "meletary base" first and kill the Gods so you can travel to N.A.Z.Z.A






bonus:

Playing with "shotgun class" and landing some pretty insane 360° TRICKSHOTS
Edited by Teen Queen at 20:33 CDT, 22 October 2015 - 6216 Hits
PCpowerplay Interview: Stratton on Doom (141 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 22:44 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
With the release of Doom IV just around the corner, countless speculations and closed beta access, PCPower play magazine decided to interview id id Software executive producer Marty Stratton. Stratton's name is a staple in the gaming communtiy, prior to working with id software, he was involved with Activision around the time when Time Commando was released. This interview sheds some light on id software's upcoming title which needs no introduction, the return of the granddaddy of First-person Shooters, Doom.

The fourth installation, titled simply "Doom" will be published by Bethesda Softworks, renown for their Elder Scrolls series, revitalizing the Fallout franchise and most of the later id software releases, from Doom 3 all the way to Rage and Wolfenstein: New Order. Take a peak behind the curtains and see what's stock for the new installation of Doom.

A few snippets:

PCPP: We played the multiplayer yesterday, a few rounds in the course of an hour. For me it felt a lot like Quake.

Marty Stratton: I’ve heard that.

PCPP: Is that by design?

Marty Stratton: We went into this saying, Doom is fast. Movement is the most important thing in the game. Movement and guns, certainly from a multiplayer perspective, and then I’ve said demons is another key ingredient, and we’ve brought that into the multiplayer, as well. So it was this meshing of principles, I guess, as much as anything that really happened to work well over the course of single-player and multiplayer.

[...]

PCPP: Just to clarify, there is regenerative health?

Marty Stratton: No regenerative health.

Doom will be available Spring 2016 on XBOX ONE, PS4 and PC. Full interview can be read on PC PowerPlay official website. Don't forget, you are the demons.

Links: Interview on PCPP, Doom closed alpha, Doom Bethstore
Edited by Badb0y at 05:31 CDT, 22 October 2015 - 17254 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] agent vs mix_ (4 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:57 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:agent, Odds: 76% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$11683, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:mix_, Odds: 23% (4.3:1)
Bets placed: E$29, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia agent vs Belarus mix_

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015


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Edited by Teen Queen at 16:57 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 1769 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] evil vs mix_ (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:56 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:evil, Odds: 80% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$15600, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:mix_, Odds: 19% (5.1:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia evil vs Belarus mix_

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 16:58 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 1033 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] evil vs cherepoff (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:54 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:evil, Odds: 81% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$17359, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:cherepoff, Odds: 18% (5.4:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia evil vs Russia cherepoff

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015

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Edited by Teen Queen at 16:59 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 1160 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] matr0x_pl vs mix_ (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:54 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:matr0x_pl, Odds: 76% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$11427, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Winner:mix_, Odds: 23% (4.2:1)
Bets placed: E$100, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Poland matr0x_pl vs Belarus mix_

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015



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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:00 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 1156 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] evil vs matr0x_pl (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:53 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:evil, Odds: 78% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$12800, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:matr0x_pl, Odds: 21% (4.5:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia evil vs Poland matr0x_pl

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015



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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:01 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 967 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] agent vs cherepoff (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:53 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:agent, Odds: 80% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$15390, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:cherepoff, Odds: 19% (5:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia agent vs Russia cherepoff

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:02 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 2680 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] agent vs evil (6 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:52 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:agent, Odds: 31% (3.1:1)
Bets placed: E$7156, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Winner:evil, Odds: 68% (1.4:1)
Bets placed: E$21535, betting open: 15:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia agent vs Russia evil

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:02 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 1912 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] cherepoff vs matr0x_pl (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:52 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:matr0x_pl, Odds: 74% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$10200, betting open: 16:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:cherepoff, Odds: 25% (3.9:1)
Bets placed: E$100, betting open: 16:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia cherepoff vs Poland matr0x_pl

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:03 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 947 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] cherepoff vs mix_ (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:51 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:mix_, Odds: 28% (3.5:1)
Bets placed: E$900, betting open: 16:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Winner:cherepoff, Odds: 71% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$10000, betting open: 16:45 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia cherepoff vs Belarus mix_

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:03 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 857 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2D] agent vs matr0x_pl (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 16:50 CDT, 21 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:agent, Odds: 74% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$16503, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Loser:matr0x_pl, Odds: 25% (3.9:1)
Bets placed: E$2387, betting open: 16:40 CDT 21 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 22 Oct 2015

Russia agent vs Poland matr0x_pl

The matches will be played at 13:00 CDT, 22 October 2015




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Edited by Teen Queen at 17:03 CDT, 21 October 2015 - 950 Hits
/!\WARNING/!\ Cooller gets back in form (9 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 19:22 CDT, 19 October 2015 - iMsg
Get you're hype on, Cooller Qcon #2016 winner

Edited by Teen Queen at 19:22 CDT, 19 October 2015 - 2221 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] luke_ie vs fire_bot (2 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:59 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:luke_ie, Odds: 40% (2.4:1)
Bets placed: E$5200, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Winner:fire_bot, Odds: 59% (1.6:1)
Bets placed: E$10150, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Ireland luke_ie vs Lithuania fire_bot

The matches will be played on 13:00 CDT, 20 October 2015



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Edited by Teen Queen at 16:30 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 1907 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] clawz vs madball (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:58 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:clawz, Odds: 59% (1.6:1)
Bets placed: E$6400, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:madball, Odds: 40% (2.4:1)
Bets placed: E$2633, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus clawz vs Belarus madball

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:28 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 916 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] madball vs fire_bot (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:57 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:madball, Odds: 71% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$10208, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:fire_bot, Odds: 28% (3.5:1)
Bets placed: E$984, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus madball vs Lithuania fire_bot

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:29 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 1259 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] clawz vs ash (1 comment)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:55 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:clawz, Odds: 55% (1.8:1)
Bets placed: E$19618, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:ash, Odds: 44% (2.2:1)
Bets placed: E$14695, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus clawz vs Russia ash

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:29 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 2726 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] luke_ie vs ash (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:54 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:ash, Odds: 79% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$14126, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:luke_ie, Odds: 20% (4.8:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Ireland luke_ie vs Russia ash

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:29 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 1008 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] madball vs luke_ie (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:53 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:madball, Odds: 74% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$11242, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:luke_ie, Odds: 25% (3.9:1)
Bets placed: E$500, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus madball vs Ireland luke_ie

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:29 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 927 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] madball vs ash (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:47 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Loser:ash, Odds: 65% (1.5:1)
Bets placed: E$15147, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Winner:madball, Odds: 34% (2.9:1)
Bets placed: E$5400, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus madball vs Russia ash

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:29 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 2467 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] clawz vs luke_ie (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:45 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:clawz, Odds: 78% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$13112, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:luke_ie, Odds: 21% (4.6:1)
Bets placed: E$0, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus clawz vs Ireland luke_ie

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:30 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 948 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] ash vs fire_bot (No comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:43 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:ash, Odds: 71% (1.3:1)
Bets placed: E$7960, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:fire_bot, Odds: 28% (3.5:1)
Bets placed: E$100, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Russia ash vs Lithuania fire_bot

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:30 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 934 Hits
[125FPS #26 GS2] clawz vs fire_bot (3 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 12:41 CDT, 18 October 2015 - iMsg
Winner:clawz, Odds: 79% (1.2:1)
Bets placed: E$18175, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Loser:fire_bot, Odds: 20% (4.8:1)
Bets placed: E$962, betting open: 13:35 CDT 18 Oct 2015 to 13:00 CDT 20 Oct 2015

Belarus clawz vs Lithuania fire_bot

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Edited by Teen Queen at 13:30 CDT, 18 October 2015 - 1767 Hits
Some NES titles on my channel (24 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 18:11 CDT, 11 October 2015 - iMsg
Having a few days off and apparently the weather will be bad so no bikey-bikey on the twisties, figured I could fire up some old NES titles and show the world how incredibly bad I am at them.

Decided to go with Contra first, played a few runs yesterday - managed to get to the end with one continue, trying to improve it to ~1-2 deaths altogether in a single run, no save states (except starting point, for practice purposes), no turbo button, no trickery, plain simple uninterrupted run.

I think I can bump the quality up a bit without making it lag, so I'll probably tinker around with settings and do a few practice runs then it's serious time, yo.




What I'm planing to play next:



Metroid, no trickery again, no save states, pure run but probably split into two parts (or more, depending on time) - First stage, grabbing essential powerups, taking out Ridley in the first part.

Second part should be taking down Kraid and Motherbrain.


Megaman, maybe split it into two parts again, I'm really bad with the ending boss and I could use a savestate.


Then I'm probably going to search for some odd/unknown/stupid/forgotten games, will be great to hear some recommendations from NES experts since I'm completely unfamiliar with the console and its games.



tl;dr
I'll be playing NES games, hop in and insult me and my inadequacy. If not, oh well, it's still fun to dig through the dust.

twitch Anhedonique
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[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 D1 (13 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 06:00 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
Winner: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

Loser: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

Loser: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

Loser: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

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

Loser: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

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[FIXTURE] 125 FPS Pro League #26, GS1 C1 (14 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 05:57 CDT, 29 September 2015 - iMsg
Loser: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

Winner: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

Loser: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

Loser: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

Loser: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

Loser: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

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Edited by Teen Queen at 06:04 CDT, 29 September 2015 - 3968 Hits
[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


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[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



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Edited by Teen Queen at 06:03 CDT, 29 September 2015 - 2773 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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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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"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*


edit:
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.
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Logitech G series: A story (35 comments)
Posted by Teen Queen @ 14:32 CDT, 22 September 2015 - iMsg
.::THE STORY::.

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.



.::THE MOUSEPAD::.

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!
LIFE = HACKED #2015

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 MOUSE::.

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:

g100s:

+ 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.


G440:

+ 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
Edited by Teen Queen at 19:56 CDT, 6 October 2015 - 6160 Hits
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