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    TAY's siren song is constantly ringing out! Did you get drawn in by its call? Probably.

    TAY November 26, 2011: 3035 comments
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      Tried something to avoid moderation this week and it seemed to work - leaving out the links. If I post the milestones as individual replies it should still work though:
      Post #1: ♣TadMod♣ at 08:32 21/11

        Holy shit only 6 posts by me, for shame D:

      wow, 2 number 1's

        Yeah, crazy! I didn't even notice till after I posted. I guess Bish takes the title on account of posting more words? There must be an answer because this is very serious business you know.

        I don't know how those guys do it. I felt like I lived on here last week, yet only managed 28th! Are you top people posting in your sleep as well??

          I'm posting whilst eating bacon.
          I find time to TAY even during important things.

            yeah i agree with batguy, you guys post freaking lots. I was heavily posting all week (with debilitating affect to my productive output at work) and i still only made 40 posts.

      WORDS
      I HAVE THEM

      Yes, I'm blissfully ignoring Trjn.

        I pretty much always win the wordcount but fail to get the top spot.

        I'm okay with this.

      5000 words?! That's 2 decent sized uni essays a week

    Morning! So what happened on the weekend? My PS3 got a YLOD. Then I got sad. And Uncharted 3 was in the PS3 when it YLOD, so now I am doubly sad. Anyone know of any cheap PS3 deals?

      just google how to fix it mate, I imagine its out of warranty?
      I transferred my PS3 controller to my pc so I now play most of my games on a 24 inch screen 1m away instead of 50 inch 4m away.

        HAHA, I did the exact same thing! Except to a 26 inch monitor from a 55 inch TV... I must say it is so much cosier and more enjoyable!

      Still going to cost you $300ish for a new slim, I think.
      Have you considered trying to get someone to fix it?
      AusGameStore.com are Melbourne based, and I've heard good things about Beetronix, but they're Sydney based.
      Usually comes with a 3 month warranty, which, I suppose is a bit crummy if it does fail again. But at least you might be able to extract UC3?

        Also http://www.acegamestore.com/products/repair-services-ps3/ps3-ylod-reflow-service/ is somewhere in Victoria too!

        Not sure if I want to try and fix it or not. Because it's old, 4.5 years old, a launch fatty. I figure if I do fix it, there's a chance it'll probably break again within a couple of months. Or I could get a new one. hrmm. $100 from the site you linked to repair it, or wait until boxing day and maybe buy a new one for ~$250(hopefully?)

          Ah, yeah, good point.
          Didn't know it was a launch phat.
          Honestly quite surprised when I hear people still have them and they work. My friend's launch model is all JET ENGINE WHRRRRRRR whenever he turns it on.

            Mine isn't that loud, I normally vacuum the vents every two months or so, and is pretty well ventilated, so I was pretty sad when it broke after all the care I put into it. Alas. Woe is me.

      If you take it to AceGameStore, make sure you insist that they use re-ball method. Once you re-heat existing solder, you end up creating more dry joints in your solder.. re-balling the chip will ensure almost a new from factory result, with an extremely low chance of re-occurrence.

      I checked that link and apparently they re-flow, or re-ball,, its actually cheap at $99 considering the work involved and how expensive a re-balling station is.

        Is it wrong that I giggled every time you said 're-balling'?

    Solid Snake strikes again.

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            WHO'S FOOTPRINTS ARE THESE!?
            GAH!!!

            JOKE RUINED!!
            CURSE YOU ASCII FORMATTING!!!!! D:

    Morning Kotaku. Hope you are all doing well this Monday. So what are you're plans for the week?

    I'll be looking for some casual job for the summer holiday. Any tips/advice will be appreciated.

    On the gaming front I bought Outland on PSN for $8. There are some great sales on PSN at the moment so make sure you check them all out.

      Short term hires:
      - Gift wrapping station at a shopping centre.
      - Dental assistant (can be longer term)
      - Get your WWCC clearance and go with child care, child groups, etc for all of Jan

      General tip:
      - Be prepared to work anything, even if it's mopping toilets at the shopping centre. Money is money.

      Christmas and back to school casual work at Officeworks maybe?

    Morning all. Burnt a hole in my wallet with the Steam sale, but couldn't refuse Space Marine for $60. I have a feeling that with the sale winding up soon, something crazy will go on special and burn more money for me.

      *high Five* for SPAYCE MAUREEN
      *take away man card* for Steam....
      now you can't play with the cool kids *shakes head*

    TOO EARLY WHAT IS THIS, ALL THE COFFEE IN THE WORLD WON'T HELP THE SLEEPINESS

    D:

    I mean, uh, good morning TAY.

    One week until Japan! \o/

      JAPAN?! I AM SOOOO JELLY

      wobble wobble

        I have to wear a suit for most of it :(

        But it's a free trip, so yay! :D

          Whereabouts are you heading? I went a couple of times through my high school for 2 weeks at a time. We had a sister school in Osaka so every year a dozen or so students would go for a short term exchange.

          Its such a nice country. And the people are really friendly, once you get over the language barrier. Lots of good memories from those days.... Listen to me, I sound like and old man.

          "When I was a boy we didn't have no interwebs or facespaces, we walked 50 kms through 10ft of snow to school and back and when we got home we had to chop 100kgs of firewood with a blunt razorblade"

            I've been before, yeah, on a similar school trip - so all the touristy stuff in Tokyo/Nara/Kyoto/Hiroshima is done.

            This is a uni thing sponsored by the Japanese government, so it's mostly just official visits like museums and lectures (hence the suit) - we're only visiting Tokyo and another regional area for a homestay.

            I'd love to go longer and see more, but it's just finding the time (and money) that's the issue.

            And the language barrier shouldn't be a problem, hopefully, I've done it at school and uni for a couple of years now.

    Good morn'! I have a weekend story:

    So I went to a Toy Raffle yesterday with a few friends and we each bought $10 worth of tickets (they had a few cool major prizes like PS3s, 360s, cameras, etc, but mostly kids toys). Anyway, it was the final minute until they closed the barrel and they were doing a countdown. Everyone at this point were seated and waiting. Finally, they announce that the barrel is now closed... Until 30 seconds later when some woman comes running up and manages to convince them to put her ticket in despite being late.

    A few hours later, they were getting around to the major draws, and on the last prize of the day (an iPad pack) the number gets called... and that woman won it... It's not fair I tells ya!

    Moral of the story: Don't bother with raffles unless you're willing to fork out $100+, because you don't win anything with $10. xD

      That's pretty fething annoying....

        The worst part was: she didn't even seem happy about it! D:

        "Ugh, another iPad?" was what I imagined she was thinking.

        heh, fething... someone's been reading the Gaunts Ghosts books again! :P

    Greetings TAY to another new week.
    Is everybody excited?
    *cricket chirps*
    Me neither.
    *crawls back into cave*

    On a less pessimistic note, I got my arse handed to me by an Elder Dragon in SKYRIM! on the weekend.
    "What? You said less pessimistic Hugo, you liar" some of you might be thinking of considering possibly maybe saying. But yes dear fiends, for this was excellent news for me.
    Dragons were such a big part of the hype for SKYRIM!, yet when it came to fighting them, well, they weren't exactly the threat they had been described as. Most of the time I have a bigger fight with Trolls, Sabre Cats or even some Bears.
    So to finally come across a Dragon that reduced me to a pile of ash, was kinda cool. I then proceeded to kick his arse all across SKYRIM! after the reload, but still, it was cool.
    Oh and SKYRIM!
    Sorry. had to be done.

      I had a similar thing happen with a blood dragon. Mostly because the damned bastard wouldn't land, and I have no real ranged capabilities...
      Anyways, yeah, ended up being an awesome feeling having to actually fight for my life. Now I'm keen to find an Elder :P

        Yeah, I just had a Blood Dragon encounter like that. I was so thankful I'd just spent the last hour sneaking around with my bow to improve my dismal Archery skills.

          Summary of my fight:
          FUS! *hides*
          FUS! *hides*
          FUS, RODAH! *hides*
          GET DOWN HERE YA BASTARD! *hides*

            This. A thousand times this!

              I've heard mention there's a shout that forces them to land. I assume it would be something along the lines of:
              GE DOON EAR!

        I had the same thing with a blood dragon. He never really felt like a threat to me because it's so easy to avoid their attacks unless you get caught on an open plain. It just took me a while to bring down though because my arrows were doing low damage.

      Yeah, dragons are a bit of a letdown. One attacked a town I was in and I did not even get one hit in. By the time I ran up to where it finally landed it was dead from bow and magic fire from the guards and my companion.
      Fire mages now, they kick my arse.

        I had a situation like that earlier in the game at Riverwood.
        I was running around trying to hit it with my lousy archery, but the guards brought it down before I could get a shot in. Still, I did manage to redeem myself by wacking it on the noggin a couple of times once it was grounded.

        On the weekend however, this Elder Dragon also attacked in Riverwood. First time, every single guard and adult was dead.
        Second time, 3 guards and two civilians dead.
        Much more impressive battle.

        I saw a frost troll kill a dragon on the weekend. It was just a regular dragon though so it wasn't too much of a surprise.

      I had my first random dragon attack yesterday. Just outside Riften (Thieves Guild ftw). The only problem was with all my shouting and misaimed arrows, I managed to attract the eye of some of the local guards, who decided that a single lizard man defending their city was more in need of their attention than a FREAKING DRAGON!!

      It all went well after the reload though. I let the guards burn first, hee hee.

    Morning All, My Friday ended fairly badly as i was driving to get some social club drinks for work a guy t-boned me in the car. It was a pretty shit experience and i don't think i have ever had a worse day. On Saturday i went to the doctors (totally unrelated and they told me i had higher blood pressure then what i should for my age) I asked what the cause was and they told me probably stress and a sedentary lifestyle. So at that point i was having a even better day then the day before. How was your weekend guys?

      ...well that sucks. Apart from the car, everything else still unbroken?

      Well, that's just shit. Bad luck, Rocket. Hope everything turns around for you!

      That's a pretty sucky weekend, Rocketman! Hopefully we can help make your week better. *hugs*

      Aww Rocketman. Would you like some cookies? I made some awesome cookies.

      Damn that sucks :( hope your feeling better bro.

      Eat more fish good for hypertension...or try the DASH Diet helped my aunty abit.

      DAMN BOI... i hope you're okay... and the occupant of the other vehicle... but you're more important... i'm sure if you ask nicely most of TAY would cuddle with you to make you feel better?
      or as Harli said... Cookies?

    Hey guys!
    How was everyones weekend?
    I have been soooo fracking busy... BUT Bee is back from the states now.
    She got me games
    http://twitpic.com/7kgja9

    Also, we set up our Christams tree
    http://twitpic.com/7kiw6d

    On a side note - i have also been hell busy doing stuff for the KKP, and we're up to Phase 4, whcih should be more or less the final phase you guys need to get involved in, providing you have already completed phase 3.
    SO, when you guys get the time, please just take 2 minutes to read over it and post a quick reply, that's all we ask :)

    Thanks again, everyone!

      APPROVE MY DAMN COMMENT!!
      YOU KNOW I'M NOT A SPAM BOT!
      lol

        TAY BREAK!

          We haven't even been here for half-an-hour and you have broken it already.
          SWEEEEEET!

            You know - if they had some setting to allow us regular users to just auto post links, we'd all be cool... *grumble grumble*

              Or maybe if you didn't reply to your own unapproved comments?

              That would stop the breaks, Loops.

              THAT WOULD STOP THEM!

                ^Mock anger before any one jumps down my throat and we have another LOLgate scandal!

                  bahahaha - i don't care - if i break tay then maybe it will draw attention to my poor unapproved comment - by the time it gets approved, we'll be on page 2 and everyone will miss it! :P

                  Morning all TAYbies,
                  This week promises to be a good one - Picked up Ass Rev yesterday, got tickets to see Dirty Three and Future of the Left this morning, I'm finally able to get rid of this stupid moustache on wednesday night, and then more bands on Friday night!
                  Somewhere inbetween all that will be Skyrim! And maybe some Skyward Sword...

                  Just a thought, if there are any Sydney TAYbies who are regular gig-goers (or irregular gig-goers even, or even just anyone who is up for live music and shenannigans), I might suggest a mini musical meat at some point? Which bands are on isnt important, given that even if they're crap, theres still beer & joviality involved.

                  that is all.

    Good Morning all,

    Did anyone see the story on the front page of the Telegraph this morning?

    It's about Video game addiction. Nothing new really, should read "Parents can't control their kids", hardly worthy of front page news, but then nothing else much happened, so i guess they ran with it.

      If that's the same story I just read on news.com, it's more about internet addiction though. They want to get "pathological internet misuse" status as a mental health condition.

        It probably is the same story. Did not stop the Telegraph's headline being,

        "VIDEO GAME KIDS GOING CRAZY".

      Man that article was rubbish. It seemed to be saying that all teenagers were like this and completely ignored the idea of gaming being a social outlet.

    So here's the thing peeps!

    I did my little TAYbie sketch last week as, well, a way to alleviate boredom at work. As I added more and more people I realised that some people might get a kick out of it. You guys really seemed to like it, which is great!

    And now, once it's cleaned up and prettyfull, it will be the new TAY image!

    Didn't expect that!

    Anyway, there are a few long standing TAYbies who I haven't had eth pleasure of meeting and therefore don't appear. In order to rectify this, while I clean up and edit the image, if any of you guys want to appear, feel free to let me know and I'll see what I can do. It's not a big deal, I know. But I thought, while the art is still unfinished, I'd put this out there.

    So far I realised I forgot to add Rocketman, Lambomann007, Shane and Ruffleberg. This shall be fixed!

    So, yeah. Feel free to reply, email me or whatever.

    Weekend Update NO SPOILERS

    Wanted to play Skyward Sword. Sister wanted to move house. The latter won out to consume most of my free time.

    I have a few problems with Skyward Sword, mainly some iffy control ideas, but as I play, the game itself eclipses all these problems. Greatest Zelda game ever? No. But it's right up there. It tries to take the best of Wind Waker and the best of Twilight Princess as well as do a great many brand new things. Can't wait to play more.

    Progress update: On my second trip to the forest. Looking for Farore's Flame (I think).

      Keen to be a part of it! I'll shave and send you a sexy photo!

      ...shave...my face. I meant face.

      ...damn it.

      *puppy dog eyes*

        Easy done! I actually have a vague idea what you look like thanks to twitter.

      I'd be stoked to be in it... and I'm sure 'UsedMyHandle' would too.

        Definitely need you both in there!

          I'll post an image of myself... I assume UsedMyHandle looks like me... only without the kilt and bagpipes, he may be on a motorcycle.

      I'd like to be in it too :)
      I'v egot your email address, so i'll send a photo of my ugly mug :)

      just draw a generic guy with a horned helmet and you got me :P

      seriously though if you want i can send you photos... *wink*

      Do I count as a regular? Will send you a pic anyway.

      Me too, me too.
      Sughly's interpretation of me is pretty damn sweet, see gravater pic.
      Or just any generic barbarian with a club.

      Only been here for two weeks, but do I count? The picture looked great last week.

      Its too early to call Skywards Sword's stature amongst Zelda games! You havent even finished it yet! Gah! I'm not sure how far into it I am... I have no idea how many temples are still in store for me, but I'm finding it to be one of the most emotionally involving Zeldas at least. Well, so far...

        Sorry Sughly! I didn't mean that as my final judgement. Just my opinion so far!

      Re; Zelda

      I was unsure about the controls too, most notably the lack of IR aiming. But then I realised that what they've done is actually pretty cool: using the motion plus to aim allows you hold the wii remote however you want and just make relative motions.

      So I hold the remote by my side for everything except sword swipes, pointing off at an angle from the TV, and just make sure that it's in my desired neutral position when I press B to arm a weapon. Works quite nicely and probably better than IR.

        I should point out that I haven't even finished the first dungeon, so I'm probably not qualified to make a full judgement on the controls yet.

    Woo! Stealth Tag #2.

    Waiting for Sanke to pop up.

    Dat SWTOR beta!

    I'm gonna have to upgrade my PC in February. This thing is amazing.

      I didn't get to try it but I've been hearing mixed reviews all weekend, which is to be expected I guess because not everyone likes the same things. One thing I've been consistently reading even among people who enjoyed the game is that character customisation is very poor. How'd you find it? Also what's the game like with no auto attack?

        The character customisation could be much improved, yeah - I've only found two (male) hairstyles that I don't think are ridiculous, and there isn't that much of a range of options. That said, I did manage to create a few characters that I don't think are hideously ugly.

        My laptop isn't really set up for SWTOR (I've gotta get a new one), so it hardly runs smoothly, but I've found combat to be pretty fluid. The basic attack runs on a cooldown anyway, so it's not as though you can just mash the button. I'm not really an MMO player so I can' t compare it to others, but it seems good enough.

      DAT SWTOR BETA.

      For those of you who didn't get in, I am sorry. It was awesome.
      Also, that's the main reason I didn't post at all in TAY.

    So, I bought a new laptop last week and set it up on Saturday.

    I've joined Steam *shudder* and bought Minecraft...

    Other than that I spent Sunday downloading mods and wandering around Skyrim... when I wasn't grinding smithing or farming archery skills off my follower.

      I really like Steam (when it works), but I suspect that part of it is that it tracks how long I've spent playing each game.

      If anyone is looking for a Steam friend, I go by MrMcGarnical. I've already made one friend from Kotaku, and the more the merrier!

      Don't know why I added the "Mr". It's not like McGarnical was taken. For some reason I add the Mr for anything PC. (Kotaku is cross platform I guess.)

      You know I played Minecraft after I played Skyrim for a while.

      In Skyrim I was running around mining, fighting skeletons, spiders and killed a pig...

      In Minecraft I mined for ore, fought a skeleton and killed a pig.

      It was like I was playing the Atari 2600 version of Skyrim after a while lol.

    Also - started playing Shadows of the Damned

    Man that game has some SERIOUS short falls.. but at the same time it is HILARIOUS and some of the references are just brilliant - so i keep playing..

      The fact that you're enjoying a game where the main weapon is called the "Boner" does not surprise me.
      ;D

        Really.. me either. LOL

        But seriously - the controls are just HORRIBLE

        and it took me 4 hours before i started dying on Normal Difficulty.

        4 HOURS!!

        A bunch of things really irk me, but it's actually really interesting and amusing so i don't want to stop playing...

        #TooHumanalloveragain

          Does it control like Resident Evil 4 and 5?

            Yeah.. but more awkward.

            I mean you can still move while you're shooting which is a plus, but the way the buttons are laid out is a mess - but that migth be a more PS3 thing, maybe

              I want a Resident Evil with Dead Space controls. That game nailed it, IMHO.

    Skyrim players, I found a fun exploit on the weekend if that is your thing:

    Lbh arrq gur jrerjbys cbjre, n cynva (abg rapunagrq) gjb unaqrq jrncba naq n punetrq fgnss bs lbhe pubvpr.

    Rdhvc gur 2u jrncba, tb vagb gur vgrz zrah, rdhvc fgnss, rdhvc 2u jrncba, rkvg zrah.
    Gura punatr vagb jrerjbys naq lbh jvyy or ubyqvat gur fgnss va bar unaq naq lbhe bgure unaq jvyy qb gur fgnss'f rssrpg jvgu rnpu uvg. Guvf jvyy abg hfr nal punetrf naq bayl arrqf gur zvavzhz punetr va gur fgnss.
    Zbfg sha jvgu n fgnss bs sveronyyf sbe rkcybqvat svfgf bs shel.

      Originally thought I'd read it and see what it was.

      I now have every intention of doing it, if only for laughs :D

      Sound too much like something from Twilight.

        I dunno, even twilight might be watchable if the werewolves ran around punching people so hard they exploded.

          Well, it's not like it'd make those films any less believable.

    Every week I wrack my brains to think of something new to sell to you guys (just kidding). This is something that might appeal to some of you.

    Come 2012, I will be getting a short comic (or two) published in the upcoming Beginnings Anthology, produced by the ACT Comic Meet group. Info here: http://beginningsanthology.blogspot.com/2011/10/call-for-submissions.html

    They are running a campaign at IndieGoGo, trying to get funding to get the book up and running, with some very cool perks for donators. Info here: http://www.indiegogo.com/In-the-Beginnings-A-comic-anthology

    Feel free to give, or not. (If you do give, I recommend a pre-order package, because then you get the book when it comes out)

    In other news, and just because I've already passed the number of links moderation threshold, there are now 22 people who have applied to win one of three free copies of my book. You don't get raffles with odds that good, so add your name to the clamouring throng here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/17389-the-lesser-evil-book-1

    Selling over. Now on with your regularly scheduled TAY.

    BLOODY HELL... that Steam Sale was freakin' awesome :D I think I quadrupled my catalogue. Fallout 1 and 2, Max Payne 2, Sam and Max Collection (seasons 1 2 AND 3), Overlord 1 2 and the Expansion, Portal 2, Limbo, World of Goo, Trauma, Orcs must die, Oddworld Abe 1 and 2, Munches Oddysey and Strangers Wrath... all that and I never broke the 50 dollar ceiling :D

    How did all you guys go this weekend? Get anything good?

      First steam sale where I avoided buying anything! I think. No. Wait. Shit. Bought Limbo for my cousin.

        I'm still sitting on a small pile of VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVs.
        :( ?

      I just picked up some DLC. Lonesome Rd for New Vegas (I've heard it's ordinary but you know, it was like $2.50). But now Ineed to update my mod (Project Nevada). Also got ome hand-picked bits for Civ V, and a couple of packs for Worms Reloaded. The Worms packs are really decent I reckon.

        Some excellent phone typing right there McGarnical.

      only thing I grabbed was the Serious Sam pack, not much else grabbed my eye.

      though I did laugh at the fact that Modern Warfare 2 is on sale and it's still nearly $50.

      So far I only bought Orcs must die and oddworld: strangers wrath.
      Actually scratch that I bought Limbo and Detour the other day as well

      Last day so just will have a browse through and see what I might pickup. So far interested in majesty 2 DLC, maybe some sanctum DLC, and definitely the purple tentacle robe for magicka.
      Was tempted by Alice but it appears they don't want my money, stupid Australia tax.

    I was playing Greed Corp last night. Hadn't played it for ages. For some reason I love that game.

    I've just found out it's on iPad. My resistance is weakening.

      i have noooo idea what that is.
      lol

        IT'S ON SALE TODAY ON PC FOR $2.50. http://store.steampowered.com/app/48950/?snr=1_4_4__617

        Ahem.

        It's basically a board game. It's got hex tiles and the only way to get extra money is to put harvesters down which as they give you money they destroy the land. Eventually it collapses into the clouds below and soon you're fighting over a few scraps of islands. Games go for about 15 minutes and have surprising reversals of fortune. There is zero luck element so it's all about your understanding of the game.

          OHH!!!
          I remember seeing a preview for that a while ago.
          But i have 2 problems.

          1. I can't buy anything while the KKP is on
          2. I don't know how wel lthat would run on my crappy laptop.

          Does look good, though.
          Have you tried atom zombie smasher yet? That game is also brilliant

            Check ur steams.

              You sneaky devil. LOL
              Thanks dude - i owe you one :)

            Interesting indie games seem to breed on my machine. I've got Atom Zombie Smasher from a bundle at some point. It's a neat game for sure!

            I started a new campaign the other night to try for the Hardcore and Permadeath mod achievement.

            Dear lord that is hard

    Okay, I have a deal for anyone who lives in melb.
    I have 2 x Foo Fighters Tix for Sat 3rd Dec at AAMI Park. They are GA (standing room) right up near the stage if anyone is keen to go.
    I am selling them to whoever wants them for $210 for the pair. (I will send them express post straight to ya's. Email me at morfling(at)gmail(dot)com

    I am finally getting into Saints Row 3. I was really disappointed with it at first, but more things seem to be unlocking as time goes by, plus the missions are getting a little more interesting.
    Plus having a muscle bound hulk running down the street in pink bunny slippers a bright purple g-string and massive red mad hatter top hat, while wielding a giant purple dildo as a weapon, is just plain AWESOME!

      Yeah, I think I'm towards the end... I'm churning through missions now.
      The Stronghold customisation is really what I wanted from each crib... and I feel it was noticible when it was absent.

    This weekend I got a refund for the two headsets I bought that didn't work, got a headset that did work, built a new computer, got told by Windows 7 that I need to reactivate it because of the new parts, spilt an iced coffee Breaka on my laptop (which make some of the keys in the top left corner a little stiff but otherwise it ate an orange and is k), tested the new PC by playing on SC2 on Kulas Extreme and just massing carriers and a Mothership, watched Dreamhack (yay manner Nexus), watched more Dreamhack (dat Phoenix Control), went to a BBQ/pool party, had a friend offer to bake me and my housemate cake because we live so close to her now (yay!), played a little LOL and found out that I suck terribly with Renekton and failed to watch The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

    Such a failure of a weekend /o\

      Also, there was the office Christmas party where I drunk much cheap German beer. Well, the price was cheap. The beer itself was rather good.

        I got drunk with my mother-in-law. Epic Fail.

      "...failed to watch The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

      I feel your pain man, I did that once. Turns out I was facing the wrong way. Rookie mistake. :(

    Morning everybody!

    4 DAYS UNTIL BETAFREQ TOURNAMENTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

      Betafreq? Sounds interesting, explain plz

        local-level LAN tournament. I'm pretty excited cuz I want us to take out the DOTA and CS:S comps. And I haven't even practiced once so things will definitely go down well!

      I've got a bunch of friends going this weekend, I'm not entirely sure if I will or not, if I do, I'll be sure to introduce myself finally :D

        Okay! I'll be the female with a bunch of guys sporting multi-coloured hair (the guys, not me)

        If you're looking for Harli, just try find a fat dude in Naruto cosplay and yell out to them.

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