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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 worst Top 10 lists.

  1. Top 10 books to read before your school shooting.

  2. Top 10 ways to tell a judge to Fuck Off during your sentencing.

  3. Top 10 abortions of 2012.

  4. Top 10 performances of the song "Take on me" sung by members of Al Qaeda.

  5. Top 10 naked passenger photos from the TSA.

  6. Top 10 vacation spots in North Korea.

  7. Top 10 dirtiest wigs confiscated from crack dens.

  8. Top 10 audio recordings of hamsters farting.

  9. Top 10 paper machete dictators.

  10. Top 10 video games about knitting.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quick game review: Sleeping Dogs.

I just finished playing Sleeping Dogs (PC version) and I thought I would post a small review.

  • Graphics

  • The graphics in the game are good. I can only speak for the PC version, but the graphics should be roughly the same for console versions, except for one thing.... There's a free piece of DLC for the PC version that adds high resolution textures. This requires you have a graphics card with 1GB of video memory, but gives the graphics a nice sharp look to them. It's no Crysis, but it seems, to me at least, about on-par with GTA4, with higher res textures. Click below screenshot for a bigger version.



  • Gameplay

  • Think Grand Theft Auto with less gun play and more Kung Fu and you'll have a pretty good idea. The melee combat is good, with more moves being unlocked as you complete tasks within the game. There's the standard fare of GTA-like gameplay such as races, vehicle snatching, shootouts, collectables, and so on. The shooting, which comes into play later in the game, is good. The vehicle controls don't feel *quite* as tight as in GTA, but I never felt the need to complain about it, I doubt you would either. It's a pretty small difference.

  • Conrols

  • While the PC version has perfectly fine controls, I opted to use the Xbox 360 controller. Fortunately, that gave me a good feel for what it would play like on a console, and I can safely say that it should play just fine either way. Aiming a gun would be a little better with a mouse, but I found everything else a lot more fun with the controller. The only oddity I ran into is that the game seemed to really want to use the mouse/kb combo. I would have to start the game and move my character with the controller WITHOUT touching the keyboard or mouse for the game to accept the controller, regardless of what options I used. After that, however, it played just fine.

  • Sound

  • I found the sound to be the weakest part, but not because of the voice acting. The voice acting was spot on. Anyone who's played Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row knows that the radio is a pretty big part of the sound experience, and I found that part lacking. Music selection ranges from a few Asian tunes to classical music. Not much noteworthy to speak of there, nothing memorable. But like I said, the voice acting is great, as are sound effects.

  • Story

  • You play as "Wei Shin" a cop that goes undercover to take down the Hong Kong based organized crime group known as the Sun On Yee. The game focuses on the struggle that Wei Shin goes through balancing his duty as a cop with his growing loyalties to his fellow gangsters. I thought it was interesting and well done. I never got bored of the story and was always interested to see what would happen next. No complaints.

  • Fun

  • If you have fun with the game play of games like Grand Theft Auto, you'll surely enjoy this game. I liked the various mechanics and game play aspects. Little things like being able to ram other vehicles during races or police chases are pretty cool. Things like hacking cameras or picking locks proved to be interesting enough without becoming annoying. I had plenty of fun with it.

  • Final Thoughts

  • The only thing I had heard of Sleeping Dogs was that it was merely "okay" or "average" before I played it myself, which is sad because I think it's a lot better than that. I found the story interesting, the gameplay enjoyable and the voice acting very good. The only thing I really disliked was the lack of anything memorable or interesting in the vehicle radio, which isn't that big of a deal. If you enjoy the Grand Theft Auto games, I think you'll enjoy this, especially if you like the Asian twist on the formula.

  • Score

  • 4/5

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    Ha Ha... inappropriate.

    I spotted this on Twitter, thought I would share.



    You think they're feeling pretty good about name that these days? I don't.

    Sunday, December 16, 2012

    Westboro Baptist Church site hacked live.

    So recently, while browsing around the web I saw a headline titled "Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptist Church and posts personal information." My first thought? "PLEASE let there be footage or audio of this" and sure enough, there is. Fantastic. I thought I would share.



    Another fine example of religious insanity, and the ingenuity of the Internet. Good stuff.

    Friday, December 14, 2012

    10 things I'm looking forward to.

    Everyone needs things to look forward to, especially if you're depressed. Here's a list of 10 things that I'm personally looking forward to. Will everything come to pass? Only time will tell.

    1. The future of Wii U

    2. I'll be getting my Wii U very soon and am very much looking forward to seeing what Nintendo does with it. We've already got confirmation for a 3D Mario and Super Smash Bros (as if we needed confirmation, right?) but what else? Star Fox? Zelda? Metroid? What about new IPs and third party games? It should be fun to watch.

    3. Watching the Ouya fail

    4. Speaking of video games, this is a new console with the specs of a smart phone that runs Android. Every news post or announcement regarding the system has baffled me. Frankly, I think it's a piece of shit. With those smart phone specs, it's incredibly underpowered, even by console standards. Even the Wii is more powerful.

      I know power isn't everything, especially for consoles, but this might be an exception. It's a "console" designed to be cheap, and that's about it. Maybe it will be a success, but I don't think so.

    5. The decline of Fox News

    6. You might be thinking "no way, it's got huge ratings, this is a crazy religious country and there are plenty of right-wing nutjobs that will continue to watch it" and I would agree, but that can only last so long. As the country slowly gets more liberal, Fox News will eventually suffer decline. If it's half as hilarious as I think it's going to be, buckle up.

      Will they mellow out a bit as their ratings decline, or get more crazy? Either way, this is definitely something to look forward to.

    7. Mars missions, along with missions to other planets

    8. I'm really interested in the NASA Mars missions. Whether they find life or not, I find it fascinating. Of course, if they DID find life, on Mars or anywhere else that isn't Earth, the reaction should be something to see. My guess is that half the religious population goes nuts while the other half attempts to explain it in the context of their religion. The mental gymnastics required to make that work should be something to see.

    9. Self driving cars

    10. There's been a lot of progress lately on cars with systems built in that allow them to drive themselves, largely thanks to Google. I look forward to a society where actual people driving themselves around is rare. People are terrible drivers, accident after accident shows this. People drink and drive, text and drive, eat and drive and do pretty much whatever they can do impair their ability to drive properly. I'm also looking forward to the right-wing response. "OMG TEH GUVMENTS IS TAKIN AR DRIVINZ GRRRRR JESUS 9/11 9/11 JESUS." Fun times ahead.

    11. Global Warming denier collapse

    12. That will definitely be fun to watch. As the years get warmer in the U.S. and in the rest of the world, sea levels slowly rise and arctic ice continues to get more and more scarce the global warming deniers club should get smaller and smaller. Likely with the remaining deniers getting crazier and crazier. Who will be the last one, and what kind of stuff will come out of that persons mouth? Aren't you curious? I sure am.

    13. Gigabit Internet connections

    14. Yep, I'm a huge Internet/tech geek, but this is one of the biggest things I'm looking forward to. With Google rolling out their own fiber network slowly offering 1Gbps up and 1Gbps down at a reasonable price, it's only a matter of time before other ISPs are forced to compete. The U.S. has had pretty piss-poor Internet speeds for a long while and it's about damn time someone did something about it. Hats off to you, Google.

    15. The death of Bill O'reilly

    16. This is one turd that is in serious need of being flushed. I hope when he has a heart attack or whatever it is that kills him, they bury him in a giant toilet. The sooner this guy croaks the sooner we can start to have a more honest, reasonable discussion in this country about real issues, not some kind of "war on Christmas" bullshit.

    17. The slow decline of religion

    18. The elimination of Religion is not likely to happen in our lifetimes, even in modern countries, but it should decline by a pretty good margin. It's my opinion that as we learn more and more about ourselves and the universe, the decline of religion will really take off. As people realize that there are far more amazing things out there than some silly stories about zombie carpenters and fake deities, people will turn to religion at an ever-decreasing rate. At least, that's my hope. Only time will tell.

    19. Fewer car insurance commercials

    20. It's got to happen eventually... right? They just can't keep running 500 of these a day forever, can they?

      Seriously, holy shit guys, tone it down.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    New stuff.

    I like to mess around with Zazzle every now and then and no, that's not an illegal substance. I make stuff and sometimes people buy the stuff that I make, good times are then had by all.

    I just made something new. It's a play on the "Keep Calm and Carry On" old British propaganda poster. You've probably seen a lot of variations on the Internet and this is my take on it. Check it out Here. For the rest of my stuff, visit my Zazzle Store.

    Friday, December 7, 2012

    Happy HOLIDAYS morons.

    Is anyone else sick of all the religious morons bitching about people saying "Happy Holidays?" It happens every year, without fail. I see stupid shit on TV, commercials like "It's OK to say Merry Christmas! Come down and get a button that says so!" You see Fox News going nuts, with their made up "War on Christmas," that is, if you actually watch Fox News. I stopped doing that a long time ago. It's funny to watch idiots be idiots, but after a while, it's just painful. After that, it's really sad, and I feel shitty enough as it is on a day to day basis without adding to it.

    It's the most pathetic, wannabe-victim bullshit ever. Members of the largest religion on the planet, and most certainly in the country, just love to act like they're being oppressed whenever possible. Even in the face of something that isn't offensive in any way, like people saying "Happy Holidays" to them.


    Do you idiots even realize where the term came from? Here's a quote from Wikipedia:
    "The word holiday derived from the notion of "Holy Day", and gradually evolved to its current form."
    And another source via Webster.

    So calling this time of the year "Holy Days" is really that offensive, Christians? Is it? Would you rather people go around saying "Happy Hanukkah?" No, of course you wouldn't. Why? That isn't your Holiday, and it's all about you, right? Your bullshit is so much better and more important than everyone elses bullshit. You simply can't handle a term meant to describe EVERYONE, including you. It's got to be about you specifically and only you.

    I just wish the "War on Christmas" was an actual war, so I could nail your stupid ass with an RPG.

    Sunday, December 2, 2012

    America, the Rage Comic.



    Click for full size version. Freely repostable as long as the watermark is left intact.

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    Console power doesn't matter.

    People love to argue about video game consoles. More specifically, they love to argue about which one is more powerful than the others. I watched and nodded, occasionally chiming in when I saw these types of debates for a while until I realized something... it doesn't matter.

    When did I realize this? It was some time after putting together my first gaming PC. If you don't have a gaming PC, I'll let you in on a little secret... they're more powerful than consoles. By a whole hell of a lot. Sitting atop my PC gaming master race throne, I watch the console peasants argue about which of their pieces of shit are the nicest smelling. It's very amusing, really.

    In all seriousness though, PC will always win for horsepower. It wins in this console generation and it will win in the next one. The real reason you should select one console over another is for the exclusive games and features it has. I'll be getting a Wii U to go with my PC, because Nintendo exclusives are always amazing and the system has very interesting features. Not because the Wii U has more gigatexelflops than the Xbox or Playstation.

    Seriously you guys, stop it. You sound stupid.

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    More annoying internet shit. EXPANDED!

    Sorry I haven't posted in a while, a combination of Guild Wars 2 and feeling like crap.

    EDIT:I decided to add some more.

    So, in the spirit of feeling like crap, here's a list of some current internet shit that's annoying me..

    1. Dat *something*, Dem *something*, Dose *something*

    2. I know most people on the internet can't speak proper English, but really? At least try. This isn't trying.

    3. Anything related to Marijuana

    4. It would be nice if the potheads could shut the fuck up about this for at least 2 seconds. I personally don't care if people smoke it, but I'm 100% for keeping it illegal as long as these people continue to be so irritating.

    5. U MAD BRO

    6. Not mad, just disappointed, in humanity. You know the saying "never argue with idiots because they'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience?" Yeah, good example.

    7. SAUCE, SAUSE

    8. If you're asking for the SOURCE of something and you ask for SAUCE, I will ignore you. This isn't retardchan and you are an idiot.

    9. OMG REDDIT REDDIT REDDIT!!!!!

    10. I like reddit the website, but I absolutely despise the community. Absolutely the most self obsessed group of people I've ever come across on the internet, by a long shot. It gets very old, very fast.

    11. MOAR

    12. Like SAUCE, if you want more of something, try not to ask like an idiot.

    13. Hipster

    14. Aren't you e-trendy, calling people Hipster. Kill yourself, please, quickly.

    15. U JELLY

    16. That's barely English. I have just the site for you.

    17. I for one welcome our new *blank* overlords

    18. Hasn't this been done to death already? Can we stop, please?

    19. Do a barrel roll

    20. I'm not even sure "dead horse" is appropriate at this point.

    Monday, October 15, 2012

    DON'T HAVE OUTSIDE CATS!

    What the hell is wrong with some people? Having a pet cat be an "outside cat" where you have it outside most or all of the time is an absolutely terrible idea.

    If you try to tell people this, most often than not they'll get hostile. They'll tell you that keeping a cat inside all the time is "cruel" or some such. You know what's really cruel? Letting your cat(s) get hit by a vehicle, or killed by another animal, or stolen by someone, or get a disease from a tick, etc, etc.

    We used to have "outside cats" until a cat we had that was very old, by cat standards, got killed by dogs. We learned this lesson the hard way. Don't learn it the hard way yourself. We have cats that are inside all the time, they're just fine. They don't try to get out. Trust me, if you have an animal in your house that REALLY wants to get out, you'll know.

    The area we live in has a lot of cats, outside cats. Just in the past month or two we've seen one or two get killed by vehicles, one of them injured by something and a kitten who we thought was going to be blind in one eye but luckily seems to have recovered from whatever caused it's eye issues.

    I'm begging you people, for the sake of your cats, KEEP THEM INSIDE!

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Random thoughts.

  • More fights to the death should take place inside bouncy castles.

  • I want to start a marathon to benefit blindness. I'll call it... Stumble around for the cure.

  • I'm going to write a cook book... an EVIL cook book. The name? The Omnomicon.

  • I want to go into the Tea business. My plan is to sell a box of assorted Teas, various flavors but all the packets will be unlabeled. You won't know what flavor you have until you drink it. I will call it... Uncertain Teas.

  • Confucius say... he who digs for treasure in cat box only find shit treasure. Actually, I'm pretty sure he didn't say that, but it's not like he can correct me. He's dead! HA!

  • Why haven't I posted in a while? I've been playing Guild Wars 2. Instead of doing a full review, I'll just say it's awesome, 5/5, go buy it.

    Saturday, September 15, 2012

    I drew the angry Muslims a picture.

    I hear there's a big rucus over something to do with the Islam Prophet Muhammad. I thought I would do my part to help with that situation, I hear that they love images of Muhammad so I decided to draw one.



    Am I sensitive, or what? That's DavidGX.com, always working for the cause of religious understanding and tolerance.

    But seriously though, fuck religion, all of them.

    Edit: Just wanted to add that he's totally a pig turd. Thanks for that suggestion.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Names you should NOT use for a guild.

    So now that GuildWars 2 is here, I thought I would give some tips for your guild name. More specifically, names you should NOT use for your guild. This applies not only to GuildWars 2 but to any online game that supports guilds. Here they are.

    1. We Did 911

    2. The Krazy Klaw Krew

    3. Theater Gangsters

    4. The Critler Youth

    5. Armstrong Who

    6. Hitler Was OK

    7. League of Extraordinary Jews

    8. Gold Farmers

    9. We Es Brazilian HueHueHue

    10. Goon Squad

    If the name of your guild resembles any of these, you should leave it right away. In fact, a server transfer wouldn't be a terrible idea.

    I hope this list proves useful to you. Thoughts? Leave a comment.

    Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    School uniforms are dumb.

    Does anyone else think so? It's "back to school" time, so plenty of people are having to buy uniforms for their children. Luckily I never had to deal with it myself, but I still think it's bullshit.

    Why? It just comes across, to me, like the ultimate failure to enforce the rules of the schools that use uniforms. The intent is to enforce dress codes and prevent fighting and theft of clothing/shoes and the like. Instead of actually, you know, WATCHING the kids in schools or even posting security guards, they give up and just make everyone dress alike.

    It just seems... lazy, I guess. It seems like the sort of thing you might find in somewhere like China, but not America. Bah.

    Thoughts?

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    Things NOT to think about.

    There are some things that you really shouldn't spend any significant time pondering, for fear of some sort of brain or liver cancer. Here are a few of those things.

    1. What would intelligent Llamas do with a time machine?

    2. What would UNINTELLIGENT Llamas do with a time machine?

    3. What would an intelligent time machine do with Llamas?

    4. If intelligent Llamas had an argument with an intelligent time machine, who would win?

    5. If UNINTELLIGENT Llamas had an argument with an UNINTELLIGENT time machine, who would win?

    Basically what I'm saying here is, Llama. Seriously, a silent "L"?? Who the hell came up with that?

    Bullshit.

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    No sequels piss me off.

    You know what pisses me off? How certain incredible games will probably never get sequels due to one bit of bullshit or another. Here's a few.


    Super Mario RPG

    Now, don't get me wrong, the Paper Mario games are really good. I avoided playing them for a while due to being pissed off that we got Paper Mario instead of a real Super Mario RPG 2. That was a mistake which I encourage you not to make. They're good games and you'll probably like them.

    That being said, it's still no Super Mario RPG 2. To be a true sequel it would have to be developed by Square|Enix or someone very similar, perhaps Mistwalker Studios. There's been absolutely no hints or indication that this is going to happen and that makes me sad.


    Kameo Elements of Power

    This was a launch title for the XBOX 360. The events in the game suggest a sequel but it seems very unlikely that we'll get one. Kameo is a fun game with fantastic graphics and amazing music. I don't think it got the credit it deserved, most likely largely due to the "omg it has more than 3 colors it's for children" idiots.

    Microsoft bought Rare a while back and seems to be, in my opinion, wasting their talents. Using them to work on the avatar system and Kinect related bullshit. The chance of another Kameo seems remote and that pisses me off.


    Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

    Another really fantastic Rare title for XBOX 360. A lot of people were actually disappointed that this wasn't a platformer like the previous Banjo Kazooie games. Personally, I loved the hell out of it. It was creative, original and fun as hell. The online play, until it died due to lack of people, was some of the most fun I had on that console.

    Another game that seems like it'll go without a sequel due to Microsoft wasting the talents of Rare. Bullshit.


    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    Break the rules = get reported.

    I'm both tired of, and puzzled by, people in online games who seem shocked that I would report them for breaking a rule. I'm a believer in strict rule enforcement on the Internet. If you want to have a game or community without rules, that's great. But if the game or community has rules, they should be enforced very strictly or else they won't be taken seriously. That's just the nature of the Internet.

    I almost always had a report ticket going in World of Warcraft and things will likely be similar in Guild Wars 2 unless that community is better. If I pay for an online game with certain rules, I want them to be enforced. If you aren't happy following the rules of a community or game, you can simply avoid it. No one is forcing you to be there.

    The most common reaction you get from people is something like "omg ur pathetic" or "wtf snitches!!1!!one!!!" when you mention that you report people. I find it funny and, at the same time a great motivation to keep doing it.

    So, in closing, if you don't want to follow the rules then fuck off. I will always report you and the more you complain about it, the more I enjoy doing it.

    Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Hey internet, cut it out already.

    YouTube Comments.

    No, I don't give two shits what funny or dumb thing some random jackass left in a YouTube video comment.

    Pictures of your baby.

    No.

    Pictures of yourself in a mirror.

    No.

    "My phone was stolen but I used GPS to find it. They caught the bad guys and it was GEEK JUSTICE!!"

    Heard it. A million times. Yay for you. Stop it.

    Blahblah Narwals blahblah Bacon blahblah...

    You people really need to get over yourselves. You know who you are.

    Like this on Facebook for...

    Get cancer. Seriously. All of the cancers. Real and imagined. I can't properly put into words how sick I am of Facebook. When that bitch Mark Zuckerfuck dies I will find his grave and I will shit on it.

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    Going Intel, Return of the USPS.

    So, after the trouble of UPS delivering my CPU to the wrong address, I finally have it.

    Apparently, what happened was that UPS had left the package on a doorstep a street over. Whoever lived in that house wrote something like "delivered to the wrong address" on the box and set it back outside. Today, the mailman was delivering their mail, saw it, read the note and saw our address and decided to pick it up and bring it over. Mailman of the year right there.

    I've spent most of the time with it so far physically installing it and reformatting windows. It's amazing how many goddamn updates there are to a vanilla Windows 7 installation.

    So, how is it? Seems great so far. The only CPU benchmark I've done is Cinebench. What I found interesting was comparing the score I got with this CPU, the Intel Core i7 3770K, with my last one, the AMD FX 8150. The AMD chip, overclocked as high as I could go while keeping it cool, 4.6GHZ, scored 7.40. The Intel chip, running at a stock speed of 3.50GHZ, scored 7.93.

    That's almost funny. Intel is just so far ahead at this point. Don't get me wrong, AMD chips are still fine as midrange and lower chips, absolutely fine. They just can't compete with Intel as high end chips anymore. I don't know if that's going to change, but I hope so. For now, I'm Intel 100%. I'll definitely update this post when I overclock the Intel chip and run Cinebench again.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    Going Intel, UPS strikes back.

    Remember when I said I was going intel? Well, that's happening. It would have already happened had UPS not fucked up and, apparently, delivered the CPU to the wrong address.

    I've been waiting for my CPU, the Intel Core i7 3770K. While checking the tracking page for what must have been the hundredth time, I noticed that the package had been delivered... wha? They said it was left at the front door. I checked all around the front, side, back, nothing. Nowhere.

    Now, before you think that it could have been delivered here and simply stolen off the front porch, that isn't possible. Our dogs are pretty damn good watch dogs. More specifically, the Spitz and Shepherd mix, Harley, is a good watch dog to the point of paranoia. You couldn't pay money for a better one. If a UPS or FEDEX truck even stop on the street near here they go ballistic. If they showed up, I'd know.

    I contacted UPS via their live chat on the website and was told to contact Newegg. Okay, fine. Did that and they helped me file a claim for a Mis-Delivery or some such. Hopefully that will move along and I can get a replacement, if UPS doesn't find the original that is. Pisses me off.

    So, until something happens there I'm stuck with the motherboard, an ASUS Sabertooth Z77. It's an absolutely slick looking motherboard. It should be worth the wait to see it in action, but I still don't have to like it.

    Whenever I can actually get the CPU and test it out, I'll let you know what I think of it.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    My Top Five Games.

    After sharing some of my favorite music, I thought I'd share my (current) list of favorite games, the top 5 at least. Here they are.

    #1 The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time



    #2 Batman Arkham city



    #3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim



    #4 Star Fox 64



    #5 Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

    Sunday, June 17, 2012

    Music I like.

    I thought I would share some music I'm fond of with you. Why? Why not? That's why. Yes.






















    I hope you enjoy some or, hopefully, all of that. Just a few of my favorite songs. Now you understand the mind of DavidGX just a little bit more than you did before.

    Be afraid.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012

    Hawken Beta Signup.



    So, there's some early footage from a PC game called Hawken. Not only is it going to be free to play, it looks incredible. Will it be even half as awesome as it looks in that video? Shit, I sure hope so. I just discovered that they're taking signups for beta testing. Hell yes. I signed up and wanted to pass it along.

    Sign up for beta HERE.

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Dawnguard trailer.

    Just in case you haven't already seen it...



    Hell. Yes.

    League of Legends acronyms.

    As someone who was recently new to League of Legends, I understand that some of the terminology can be confusing. There are a lot of acronyms used during gameplay that you might not be familiar with, so I thought I would share my knowledge with new players here

    KS = Kite Safety

    This person is complimenting you for your impeccable kite safety. Safety is always an important part of flying kites, so make sure to thank the person for noticing.

    ULT = Ulterior Motive

    A warning that one of your teammates may be scheming against you. Be careful.

    FEED/FEEDER/FEEDING = I'm going to get some food

    This person is hungry and is taking a break from the game to eat.

    FARM = Literal farming

    This person is informing their team that they dream of becoming a farmer. It's not really relevant to the game.

    CARE = I don't care

    This person is responding to the last thing said in a sarcastic way, indicating that they don't care.

    JUNGLE = Stay out

    A warning that the jungle in the game is dangerous and full of insects. Stay out at all costs.

    BD = Big Damage

    This person wants you to get more damage items.

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

    Hey Internet, cut it out already.

    1. Photobombs

    Yes, that cat jumped right into the frame as you took the picture. There's a weird guy making a face in the background, amazing. Stop it already.

    2. YOLO

    What the shit is this? Where did this come from? No, just no.

    3. Facebook

    Yep, still pissed about Facebook. The Internet and various companies can't seem to get enough of it. I'm sick to death. Enough is enough.

    4. Ad Captchas

    I've heard about these for a long time, but only recently encountered one. Horrible in all ways.

    5. Ron Paul

    He didn't win the nomination. He was never going to. Can we please forget this loony bastard ever existed now? That would be great.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    New Zazzle stuff.

    In case you hadn't seen, I have a Zazzle Store.

    I like to make stuff and post it there from time to time. I just made something new, a series of items featuring stylized "Normal people worry me" text. The graphic was made in Gimp. I really like the way it turned out.

    Check it out here.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Going Intel.

    So, I'm currently using an AMD CPU. More specifically, an AMD FX 8150. It has 8 "cores" and is overclocked to a speed of 4.6GHZ. Soon, I'm going to switch to an Intel CPU.

    Why? Well, honestly, AMD CPUs kind of... suck, right now. At least, compared to Intel. Don't get me wrong, they're decent processors that are great for lower cost systems or simply systems that aren't expected to perform with the best of the best.

    To demonstrate my point, I give you some benchmarks and comparisons from Anandtech, Toms Hardware and Hot Hardware. Compare Intel's newest CPU, the 3770K, to mine. As you can see, not very encouraging for an AMD fan. So I've decided to finally bite the bullet and swap out my CPU and Motherboard for Intel stuff. I'm sort of addicted to tinkering with my computer so it should be a fun experience.

    As soon as I get everything set up and running, which should hopefully be before the end of June, I'll report back. I'll give a review including my results with the Motherboard and overclocking the CPU. If anyone reading this has already gotten an Intel 3770K, let me know how it's gone for you. As soon as AMD gets their shit together I would be happy to get another CPU from them, until them, I'm going Intel.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012

    Domain transfer complete!

    As I mentioned on Twitter, I have transferred this domain, DavidGX.com, away from GoDaddy to Namecheap.com. Why? Well, in case you forgot or didn't hear in the first place, GoDaddy was a supporter of the awful SOPA bill that would have had a terrible impact on the Internet, but was defeated. They attempted to withdraw their support for SOPA and even full-on oppose it but most people who planned to leave GoDaddy saw through the obvious PR move and kept their promise to transfer their domain(s) to someone else.

    I, regretably, missed the official "Dump GoDaddy" day by quite a large amount but better late than never, right? So, as of now, the transfer should be complete and everything should be running smoothly. If you're interested in a new domain or just an escape from the likes of GoDaddy, check out namecheap.com for yourself. Dealing with them has been nothing but pleasant so far. Plus, they opposed SOPA from the start.

    Everything should be running fine, but if you have any issues with the site, let me know.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Things I don't give a shit about.

    Nothing special, just a list of things off the top of my head that I am currently not giving a shit about.

    1. The Trayvon Martin incident.

    2. The Olympics.

    3. Facebook.

    4. Instagram.

    5. Angry Birds.

    6. Anything happening in Africa.

    7. Patriotism.

    8.  Niki Minaj.

    9. Justin Bieber.

    10. Apple.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Atheism?

    An exchange on Twitter reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand what the word "Atheist" means. A lot of people have made this mistake, including some very well-known people such as Carl Sagan who said, in part, "An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence."

    Even the Webster.com definition of the word is incorrect, stating "one who believes that there is no deity." The people who consider themselves simply "unsure" of the existence of one or more gods call themselves Agnostic.

    It's hard to blame the people who make this mistake, considering how "common knowledge" it is, but that's why we have to correct this error whenever we can so the truth becomes "common knowledge" instead of the mistake. The truth is, Atheism is a lack of belief, not a belief that there is no god or gods. I consider myself an Atheist not because I believe that there are no gods, but because I don't believe in any gods. That may sound similar, but there's an important difference.

    The difference is that one is a strict belief in no gods without evidence and one is healthy skepticism. I don't believe in any gods because... I haven't been given any reason to. There's no proof and much of the religious claims about the world and nature have long since been disproven. I simply don't see any reason to be religious. That's what an Atheist is. I don't claim to know the secrets of the universe. There are people far smarter than me who haven't cracked that yet.


    So, then, what of Agnostics? Webster.com describes Agnostic, in part, as "a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable." I think the only real difference comes down to how you would answer the "god question" which would be something like "do you believe in one or more gods?" I think your average Atheist would say "I don't." and an Agnostic would say "I don't know."

    So, really, I think it's just semantics. People who call themselves Atheists and those call themselves Agnostic are, in my opinion, just two sides of the same coin.


    What do you think?

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    The greatest movie ever made. Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.


    NSFW


    NSFW


    Here's my completely legit and totally not made up review of this masterpiece.

    I cannot express how much this film has changed my life and the life of my family. Allow me to explain.

    A year ago, my cousin was diagnosed with PTSD after coming home from Iraq. He eventually stopped speaking to his friends and family. We tried to get him to come out of his shell, but it was no use. He wouldn't talk, he would hardly eat and was really depressed. After trying everything, I pretty much gave up. I figured he would either come around on his own, or not. There wasn't anything else I could do.

    During a visit, I came back into the room and found him on my laptop. He was looking at the trailer for Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. I saw something in his eyes that I hadn't seen in years... joy? Hope? I wasn't sure, but I knew he had to see this movie.

    I got a copy of the movie and after watching it about fifteen times all of a sudden he started speaking again. It was amazing. All he could do is talk about how much he loves Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. He called up all of his friends and family and talked with them for hours about it. Since then, he's been eating better and he seems to have found happiness again. He watches this movie every single day. It's done for him what no doctor could ever have done.

    I can't thank the good people of Japan enough for Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. It might have saved my cousins life.

    10/10

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Words to live by.

    Here are some of my words to live by. If this is really where you're looking for advice on life, you may be in trouble. But either way, here they are.

    1. Never talk to the police. Ever.

    2. Whatever works.

    3. Question everything.

    4. No one is a hero simply for doing their job. This includes soldiers, police, firefighters, etc.

    5. Cheese makes everything better. No exceptions.

    6. Whoever said "Good fences make good neighbors" was a genius.

    7. If you ever need a good reason NOT to be an organ donor, remember that Dick Cheney got a new heart.

    8. Unenforced rules don't exist. Especially on the internet.

    9. It's only illegal if you get caught.

    10. Most problems can be solved with explosives.

    11. Any problem that can't be solved with explosives, can be solved by using even more explosives.

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    You know what pisses me off? April 1st... on the internet.

    Normally, I'm a guy who enjoys wacky bullshit and funny things, but for this I make an exception. April fools is supposed to be about... fooling people, isn't it? Every year the internet does stuff for April fools day but it's never about actually trying to fool anyone. All that happens is every website goes "Hey everyone, look at this years bullshit!"

    There's almost never any attempt to be believable or fool anyone, just whatever bullshit people thought up for this year. It's just gotten old. I go to a website, they've done something crazy and... that's it? No subtlety at all. Is it too much to ask that websites actually try to fool us on April fools? I guess so.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    Genius inventions.

    1. Emo Onions.

    The only onion that cuts itself.


    Intelligent cookware.

    Haven't you always wanted a ladle that possessed the intelligence to feel bad about the fact that it's called a ladle? I know I have.


    Talking Tattoos.

    A Tattoo that can call you a dumbass for getting it. That's what I call progress.


    Shit Romney.

    Toilet paper with Mitt Romney's face on it. I'd buy it.


    Enhanced spell check.

    A keyboard with a built-in spell checker. If you use "u" or "ur" as words, it electrocutes you.


    Drowning in comfort.

    Heated ice skates, to keep your feet warm while skating.


    Smug comfort.

    I call it: The Smuggie. It's a blanket with sleeves, made out of hundred dollar bills and wool, from really fancy sheep.


    Taken literally.

    Musical chairs. Not the kids game, actual chairs that play music. Why hasn't anyone else thought of this?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    The completely real and not fake news.

    It seems the Republican party has abandonded the idea of trying to appeal to all but the most hardcore supporters. At the recent Republican debate, the word "Jesus" was used 577 times, "9/11" 682 and the phrase "Jesus 9/11 Jesus Jesus" was used 212 times over the course of the 2 hour event.

    A tragic incident today resulted in the accidental shooting deaths of 47 boy scouts when a local troop scheduled a duck calling contest at a lake during duck hunting season. The troop leader didn't return out phone calls but an aide tells us the scouts were "really, really good."

    Mourners have gathered at the buttkiss funeral home to view the body of presidential no-hopeful Ron Paul. Ron Paul died thursday at the age of 112 during yet another bid for the Republican nomination for president. Supporters are vowing to write his name on the ballot in the upcoming election and insist that he is "gaining momentum" and will surely be elected president this time.

    We have some tragic celebrity news to share. Today, singer Justin Beiber was found still alive.

    After learning he would appear on the cover of Time magazine, Jospeh Kony said that he wanted to thank all the "little people" who made it possible.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012

    Ways to annoy people.

    Annoying people can be fun and there's endless ways to do it. Here's just a few you might want to try.


    1. Telling time.

    If someone asks you the time and it's the top of the house, any hour, do this.

    Let's say it's 2 o'clock. Instead, tell them it's 1:60.


    2. Wrong system.

    If you're in America, use country-inappropriate weights and measurements. Refer to weight in stone and height in millimeters. Act like it's completely normal.


    3. The Queen.

    After every statement you make, add "at least, that's what the queen tells me" to the end.


    4. Joe.

    Call everyone Joe, including women and little girls. If the person you're talking to is already named Joe? Call him Bob.


    5. It'll kill ya.

    Insist that cancer causes smoking. When corrected, pretend to quickly forget and continue.


    6. Wrong language.

    Attempt to communicate with anyone who looks foreign, even if they already know English. The trick is, use the wrong language. If they're Asian, try using Spanish words, for example.


    7. Price check.

    Do you have a "Dollar Tree" or any such store in your area where everything costs $1? If so, bring an item to the front every time you visit the store and ask if they can scan it to see what the price is.


    8. Team Yoda.

    Do you know a really big Star Wars fan? If so, ask to have something cleared up about the prequels. Then ask them if the Werewolves or Vampires won.


    9. Have it your way.

    Visit the drive-through of your local Pizza Hut. Attempt to order a Big Mac. Do this once a day for a month.


    10. Blasphenomenal.

    Visit a church, ask them directions to the nearest abortion clinic. Repeat as desired.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    Attention fellow liberals/hippies/whatever: GMO corn.

    Why am I getting emails about GMO (genetically modified) corn? Everyone wants me to sign petitions and send tweets and yell in the street about it.

    As someone who thinks the future of humanity is going to HAVE to have some genetic tinkering, I find this fear over genetically modified plants to be a little silly. If you have evidence that it's unsafe, by all means, let me have it. Otherwise, don't bother.

    The only thing I'm hearing is "OMG It's genetically modified, BAN IT!" and that's just not enough to convince me to join your crusade against it.

    Sunday, February 12, 2012

    Ten reasons why Santa Claus is better than Jesus.

    1. While Santa Claus and Jesus are both fictional, Santa Claus is based on a real person. He was even a follower of the Jesus character... and got shit for it!

     2. Santa Claus has reindeer that help him to fly. Does Jesus fly? What, walking on water? Hah. Childs stuff. Have fun prancing around on puddles, Jesus.

    3. Jesus may have risen from the dead that one time but Santa Claus doesn't die. Also, it took Jesus three days. Slow bitch.

    4. Santa Claus gives kids toys, what does Jesus give? Forgiveness? Yeah, that's what kids want for Christmas. Nice gift, asshole. What next, socks?

    5. Santa Claus doesn't get by on the coat-tails of his father.

    6. Santa Claus has elves, elves are cool. What does Jesus have, apostles? Apostles sounds like something you would need medication for. Elves > apostles any day.

    7. Santa Claus and his elves makes toys, Jesus makes religious assholes and shitty bumper stickers.

    8. Santa Claus just asks that you don't be an asshole, Jesus and the bible require a lot of very odd things.

    9. Santa Claus delivers the toys himself, Jesus has a bunch of nutjob religious wackos deliver his so-called messages.

    10. Fashion. Red and white suit > shitty robes any day of the week.

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Potatoes: The gangster of vegetables.

    Have you ever noticed that the potato is the gangster of foods? No? Think about it...

    You buy some, store them somewhere, perhaps in one of those things you hang in your kitchen, and does it die? Wither? Rot? Hell no. The potato says "No sunlight? No dirt? No water? Bitch I'm a potato! I'm gangsta as shit! I'll grow where ever I want! I'll grow all day and night, sprout right here in the kitchen! Fo' real! Gangsta fo' life! From the streets! All day! Gettin' my way! Outta prison! Back again! Doin' drive bys! On my own house! Don't give a fuck!"

    I'm sure it's something like that anyway...

    However, I WON'T point out that they're all brown. That would just be racist.

    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Cooler Master Cosmos II

    So I recently got my Cooler Master Cosmos II pc case. Let me tell you, this thing is big as hell. How big is it? Well...

    It's so big, if you were a 9/11 survivor and sat next to it, you would get flashbacks.

    It's so big, if it tipped over and broke, internet rumors would begin that it was brought down in a controlled explosion by the government.

    It's so big, new fault lines will form in the earth under where ever you sat it.

    It's so big, if you buy one, Al Qaeda will attempt to ram American Airlines flights into it.

    It's so big, that your mouse and keyboard can be conveniently stored mid-air in the cases own orbit.

    In fact, if its mass were any greater, it would collapse in on itself and create a black hole in your house.

    Seriously though, it's goddamn enormous. It's also really great, for such a big case.

    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    You know what pisses me off? "Tolerant" atheists.

    This is something I've never undestood. That is, the idea that if you're a parent you should "let your child choose" between being taught religion and not being taught it. Take them to church if they want, why not? See what's out there.

    To me, that makes absolutely no sense. Why would you even consider this? Here's a news flash, there may be two sides to every story but they aren't always equal. One of the responsibilities of a parent, in my opinion at least, is to make sure their child is properly educated. I don't consider sending your child to a place where they will be taught that the world is 6,000 some-odd years old, an invisible sky wizard created the universe and everyone becomes birdman when they die, to be seeing to your childs education.

    Let me ask you this, would you want your child to be taught that the moon is made of cheese? Would you want them to be taught that the Earth orbits Mars? What about that Albert Einstein invented the wheel? No? Why not? Give your child a choice! Choice is always better... right?

    That's my point. Atheists have gotten so "tolerant" that some of them consider letting their children attend church a fine idea, you know, let the child decide. That's absolutely insane to me. You don't get to "decide" the things that churches teach you. So much of what they claim has been disproven and debunked that you're basically sending them to stupid camp for the day. Your are willingly allowing your children to be misinformed and fed lies. I just don't get it.

    Listen, I understand that letting your children decide things for themselves is a fine idea, but this just goes too far. This is a choice between knowledge and ignorance. It's no wonder we have a game show that challenges adults to answer 5th grade school questions and below... and people rarely win it. Holy shit, cut this shit out, Atheists.

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Product Review: Skyrim.



    If you're a gamer of any sort, you probably don't need me to tell you that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an excellent game. You've, hopefully already bought it and are playing it right now. Here's my brief review of the game.

    Story

    The game is set in the fictional world of Tamriel, in the land of Skyrm. You start off, like previous games in the Elder Scrolls series, as a prisoner. You've been caught, for whatever reason, attempting to cross the border from Cyrodiil into Skyrim with some persons of interest. You get caught up in the civil war that's going on in Skyrim between the Empire and the Stormcloaks, are are attempting to gain independence for Skyrim from the Imperials. In the process of your execution, shit hits the fan as it's discovered that dragons have returned and are attacking.

    Shortly after, you discover that you are Dovahkiin, translated from the dragon language as Dragon Born. You're tasked with finding out why the dragons have returned after all this time and stopping them. There are a multitude of other story lines that involve the Dark Brotherhood, the Thieves Guild, the Companions and many others if you choose to take part in them.


    Gameplay

    You have a lot of options with your play style in Oblivion. The three main "types" of character are Thief, Mage and Warror. Skyrim gives you the freedom to mix and match all the skills and traits of these to make your own custom style. Any one-handed weapon or spell can be assigned to either hand and mixed with anything else one-handed. You could, for example, have a dagger in one hand and a spell in another. You could have a spell and shield, a dagger and one-handed axe, a one-handed sword and a spell or any other combination. There are also large two-handed weapons and magic staves.

    Combat is fun, regardless of how you approach it. Whether you're sneaking around and stabbing things in the back, throwing spells (which look great, by the way) or beating on things with a giant axe you'll be enjoying yourself. The different combat styles add to the games replayability, as if it needed any help in that department.


    Sound

    Skyrims sound design is great, from the atmospheric sounds to the beautiful music. Skyrim, like the previous game in the series, Oblivion, is fully voiced. Thankfully, unlike with Oblivion, Skyrim has a larger variety of voice actors filling different roles. This means the voices won't change suddenly between lines. The music was done by the same guy who did the music in Oblivion, so if you've played that you have some idea. Everything is high quality and fits the moods and scenes perfectly.


    Replayability

    This game is absolutely enormous. I would expect a minimum of 80 hours for your first character. If you spend that long, I can almost guarantee you'll play at least one more character. You'll spend so much time doing and getting quests that you'll start to wonder if it ever actually ends. Even after the quest line that makes up the main story is done, you're free to continue in the world completing other quests and other quest lines. This is not a game you will be "finishing" any time soon.

    I'd also like to add that if you have the PC version, the replayability is easily 10x or more than the console versions. Check out Skyrim Nexus for a list of currently available mods, all completely free. If you have a knack for this sort of thing, you could even make your own.


    Conclusion

    Skyrim is my Game of The Year for 2011 and I would highly suggest you try it, especially the PC version if you have a system that can run it. There's not enough good things I can say about the game, if you enjoy the Elder Scrolls series or just open ended RPGs in general, you must check this game out.



    5/5

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Amazon

    Friday, January 6, 2012

    The Real Geniune News. 2012.

    After Rick Santorums positive showing at the Iowa caucuses, Republicans all over are scrambling to look him up on the internet... and then swearing never to do that again. His support then sharply declined.

    Televisions Conan O'Brien was found to be leading a poodle smuggling ring alongside his late night TV partner, Andy Richter. Police report that the poodles would be stolen from small girls, their hair dyed a florescent green and would then be shipped to Cambodia. The true intent of the operation has not yet been uncovered. The late night TV duo are expected to face three death penalties and a fifty dollar fine.

    Britney Spears announced she was leaving her career as a performer and opening a chain of go kart shops. When asked why she was making this sudden, dramatic change, she said "I just decided follow the one dream that never left me, even after being a performer for so long... children driving. If I can put even one child behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, I'll consider myself a success."

    Charlie Sheen, self proclaimed "Warlock" announced yesterday that he is switching his class to Mage. He went on to state "Warlocks are no good for PVP anymore and Mages are always getting buffed." Blizzard Entertainment had no comment.