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It was Friday evening. I’d gotten home from work and, like usual, I had made myself dinner and was sitting at my computer reading my Twitter feed. But then I read something interesting.
If u come to @DogRiverDays this Sat. we’re inviting everyone on to Main St. to sing CG theme song & we’re filming that for closing credits.
— Brent Butt (@BrentButt) July 23, 2014
Then my mind, as it does, started putting things together. I am planning to go to Saskatoon this summer with Colby to bring a load of stuff to his place when he moves out there in mid-late August. This is the only time I’ll ever get a chance to be in something Corner-gas related, and … well, that was about it really. And as my mind was putting that together, Colby walked in. So I just asked him: “do you want to go to Rouleau and be in the closing credits of the Corner Gas movie?”
He thought I was an idiot. The shot was the next day at 4 pm and we live an hour east of Vancouver, BC. We’d have to literally drive through the night non-stop to get to Rouleau in time. I told him to think about it, and he agreed. I went to my regularly scheduled jam session, expecting Colby to say it was a stupid idea when I got back. It was too spontaneous, it was too long a drive (estimated 17 hours), it wasn’t worth it. But when I got back, he gave the okay. So we did it.
We packed the car up with some stuff he wanted to bring, I packed a bunch of clothes and some sources of entertainment, and we left. We left on a 17-hour road trip at 10:15 pm to try and make it to Rouleau, Saskatachewan, at 4 pm (3 pm our time) the next day to make it into the final, closing credits shot of the Corner Gas movie.
And by golly, we made it. (more…)
Below is the list of (unofficial) VODs for the Quakecon 2014 Duel Masters. These VODs are purely the games from varying points of view – no shoutcasting (see Faceit for those VODs!). Each link will open a new tab and take you to a Youtube video of that set of games. The description of each video contains timestamps that allow you to jump forward to a particular map if you so desire!
Steam: Games Installed on Secondary Hard drive Not Found (Games Suddenly Uninstalled?! Steam can’t locate installs?!)
Now the other day I was going to play some Sanctum 2 with Alex and for some reason Steam decided that none of the games I had installed on my secondary D:\ drive were installed anymore. The game names were completely grayed out in Steam, yet I could verify the games had been installed by navigating to my D:\ drive using Windows Explorer. So what gives? Thankfully, this is a very easy fix! Basically, Steam has forgotten where these games are installed, so we just need to add a Steam Library folder entry into settings to remind it. (more…)
Alex, Colby, and myself (Riley) have been working through some of the more challenging levels of Sanctum 2 with all 5 feats of strength enabled. Here are the VODs of our successes!
- Canopy – Riley and Alex (Giant Trees)
- Roadworks – Riley and Alex (Giant Trees)
- Abandoned Lab – Riley, Alex, and Colby (Giant Trees)
- The Depths – Riley, Alex, and Colby (Swamp)
- The Labyrinth – Riley, Alex, and Colby (Swamp)
- The Wilderness – Riley, Alex, and Colby (Swamp)
- The End – Riley and Alex (Swamp) (Poor audio!)
- Cluster – Riley and Alex (Poor audio!)
- The Smasher – Riley, Alex, and Colby (with a guest appearance by ComboBreaker!)
Let me start by saying that if you want to truly practice aiming, then you should play a game like Quake Live which demands that you aim in a variety of different ways to take advantage of both the different weaponry and different ways you might encounter enemies. Few games can provide you with the same amount of variety in aiming, and I have found that it’s an effective way of strengthening my aim in other games. It has both taught me good habits and helped to reinforce them, and is probably the only reason I feel at all comfortable about writing this article. It has taught me the importance of setting my sensitivity to a value that works for my play style and that gaming mice are indeed a little better for gaming than regular mice. With this article I am attempting to write out all of what I’ve learned about aiming from playing Quake, but I will mention other games as well. (more…)
- Pylons season record: 51-25-6
- Rivermen season record: 36-33-7
- The custom Pylon players start retiring!
- K. Smith and J. Allen get new contracts!
- Jeff Skinner tries to exact revenge on the Pylons… and is successful.
- J. Allen gets injured 5 games into the playoffs, leaving Lahti between the pipes!
- Owner wanted 56 wins and for the team to make it to the conference finals of the Playoffs.
- First liner K. Smith was injured one game into the season and missed the first 2 months. (Injured from early October – December 28, 2021).
- During a game with the Dallas Stars, we injured old Pylon A. Guzman for 3 weeks!
- Pylons season record: 57-21-10
- Rivermen season record: 39-32-5
- I lost my screenshots and paperwork from this season so I’m missing a fair bit of information (more…)
So yesterday I received an email from some dude named Clayton. Within that email I learned a couple quick facts.
1. This Clayton dude created a website called http://www.dpadd.com
2. This Clayton dude is from Vancouver, BC. Which is where we are!!! w00t!
Honestly, the fact that he was from Vancouver was the thing that got my immediate attention. I’m just being honest, okay? Anyways, reading on, this Clayton dude (henceforth called “Clayton dude”) claims that his website is “an online journal and social network for gamers … it’s just like Goodreads, but for video games.” Due the fact I live under a rock, I had to Google Goodreads. Afterwards, I checked out dpadd and I understood what he meant. (more…)
Socks and Tet decide to take a stroll down memory lane and play through a classic from their childhoods. Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo!