Games General Rants

OMG! EVE Online!

Well, it has been some time since I have blogged anything and also since I’ve played me some EVE Online.  Most make the joke of, “Oh! That Excel game with a GUI!”  It is pretty bad, but I do not know if it is that bad.  They’ve expanded much since the days of just needing an Excel spreadsheet to calculate mining yields and seemingly done pretty well in the latest expansion.  What ever could that be Flux?  Well, this time… THARRR BE WORMHOLES!  No really, wormholes.  Anomolies in space that could take you to a random point in known or unknown space.  Found my first!  Pic or it didn’t happen!

Bam bitches…


…what?  Would Flux ever lie. Fuck you. K162 ftw! Ooooh don’t get all emo, you’ll find one someday.  Actually, this one wasn’t very exciting or hard to find.  Using it caused me to travel 10 jumps in a single instant.  I could see how finding one and using it to escape might be interesting.  I like the fact that there are a lot more things to be found by scanning, makes for a much more interesting event.  And as Forest Gump said, ya nevah know what you’re gonna geyat.  There is a lot more going on in that game then there was before and worth getting back into it if you are a previous player or new.  New player?  They just revamped the NPE as it is called.  New Player Experience for those who hate acronyms, o/

Also, picked up a nice Dell Studio XPS 13.  It’s pretty much pimp on silicon.  Backlit keys(haha, fuck you Apple!), independant video and leather would be the key features.  Did I mention DDR3 RAM?  No I did not.  Also, the 13.3″ screen is pretty key in my book, since I do not like hauling around 15-17″ laptops.  Anyway, check it out if you want to know more.  Very excited about this purchase.  I know what you’re thinking.  “What the fuck is an HP fanboy buying a Dell for anyway?”  Well, the day HP comes out with a backlit key laptop, is the day I dump off this one and buy it!  Ok, maybe not, depends on how rich I get in the next few months(not very likely).

Lets see, what else is new.  Ah snap!  Almost forgot! Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht were on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.  This Diggnation meets Prime Time event was pretty fun. Complete with beer getting poured on Kevin’s brand new laptop.  I’d say he handled it pretty well.  Me?  I probably would have downed the beer and smashed the glass over his head… ok, I’m a nerd, there is no way the glass would break.  Also, they started something called the Bryan Brinkman Expermient, in attempt to get someone more twitter follows then Barack Obama.  I doubt it will work, but damn, talk about instant fame for Bryan!  So, follow him up, see if Barack can be taken down!

I guess that is all I have time for.  Remember, leave poo eating to the two girls.




Now typically I find this guy pretty funny, and once again, yes I do.  Though I am a huge advocate of the game EVE-Online, I of course realize, that I am also in a minority.  In my defense, if you want to complain about my need to play a space based MMO such as EVE, blame EA for shutting down Earth and Beyond in regards to my love for Excel.  Though, there are some new games coming out that I am hoping inject some more interest into that genre for me:

Of course, I am a nerd and nerds are often a great target for propoganda and frankly, very easy to make fun of just on nature alone.  Anyway, figured I would share it here.