Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga

AKA "The death knell of online game journalism and perhaps the indie dev scene itself."

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Space Engineers - XBox One Official Announcement Trailer

I am not a happy camper.  Or engineer.

Let's dumb down Space Engineers for obsolete hardware and the tards who play on it!

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Space Egineers: Cyberweed Works Space Police

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Gas Bandit Plays: Robocraft - Railguns are Pretty Bullshit Too

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gas Bandit Plays - Robocraft: Today I Am Someone Else's Bullshit.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gas Bandit Plays: Robocraft Bullshit

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gas Bandit plays: War Thunder

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Space Engineer Tutorials by Gas Bandit

My loyal readers (all four of you) might not know I've been a little more active on my youtube channel of late, and I've done a series of beginner tutorials for the game Space Engineers, currently in alpha/early access.  I'm really liking this game, and if you think you might as well, or are daunted by the admittedly unintuitive startup the game offers, I offer my tutorial series, available from my youtube channel.

The game is... basically minecraft in space with a faction-based PVP endgame.  You mine asteroids for materials that you then use to build ships, eventually going to war with other player factions for territory or access to resources or whatever or no reason.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gas Bandit Hates Your Mech: Part 2

Welcome back, ladies and germs, to part two of my insulting your favorite 50 meter K'nex set.  It's Gas Bandit Hates Your Mech, Parte the Seconde!

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Gas Bandit Hates Your Mech, Part 1 of 2

This one's going out to all my Mechwarrior Online buddies.

Hello, you disgusting mutant pimple!  I'm the Gas Bandit, and we've only just met, but I hate you. More than that, I hate your mech.  Why?  SO GLAD YOU ASKED.  Let me go down the list of mechs I hate.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Xbox One Reveal, boiled down to essentials.

Hope you didn't actually care about playing games.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Review: Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades is an indie first person shooter that combines the team/class shooter mechanic of Team Fortress with the voxel-based world of buildable/destroyable blocks of Minecraft.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Google Reader closing

After years of coming to absolutely depend on google reader for content consumption, I learned today that I'll be cast adrift. This is infuriating, and a tremendous blow to my confidence in google and its products. I used to be a dyed in the wool google supporter, championing just about all their initiatives, from android to the web - even when they started stripping functionality out of google reader in a transparently hamfisted attempt to force people into google plus.

But all that's gone down the tubes. Google's reasoning seems manufactured to me, based on a capricious whim from a company I thought was one of "the good guys" and had my back. This is an amazing service. Why on earth would it be shut down? I use google reader across a half dozen of my computers and devices. Surely google could easily figure out a way to monetize it - the method of its content delivery would make it effortless to inject advertising between panes.

I don't know what has brought this about, but I can guarantee that if this betrayal goes through, I'll be starting the process of divorcing my online experience from all google products. No more gmail, I'll be recommending my employer (for whom I am their IT director) start migrating away from google applications that we've been adopting over the last few years (because it would be a huge inconvenience to have to scramble for a replacement should google capriciously decide to pull their plugs), and maybe I won't be the tireless android proselytizer I've been up to now - since google is seeming to become just as tone deaf and jackbooted as Apple.

It's sad really... feels like the end of an era.

What's next? Blogger/blogspot getting shut down?

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Spreading the Word on SimCity 5

Note - this story is not about/by me. -GB

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