If my regular straight face doesn't intimidate you (people tell me I always look like I'm scowling), the tattoos probably will. If anything though, I'm probably one of the most laid back individuals you'll probably ever meet.
Saw Internet Steve talking about training in 3rd Strike on twitter and got me thinking about the duders doing a Scrub League for this game. Now I don't know if this game will ever get the scrub league treatment, but I know if there ever was one I know Jeff will most likely be top dawg. The only other who might give Jeff a run for his money may be Alexis or possibly Brad.
What are your guys thoughts on the matter? Think Jeff will be Office Champ or who else in the Whiskey Stable may have potential Daigo-like skills?
@Do_The_Manta_Ray: Thanks for the suggestions. I've been meaning to see how Metro 2033 runs as well (Steam sales left me with a bounty of PC gaming goodness.)
but now I'm worried I'll screw something up while building it. Everyone keeps telling me that it isn't that hard though. Oh and congrats on building your gaming rig.
Truth be told I also took a few breaks here and there within those 4 hours, but the process itself isn't all that hard as it is more intimidating for newbie than anything else. I will admit though for me research was key.
@LunarAura: Yeah I know what you mean. I got this card with the intent to last me 2 years before considering upgrading.
@McGhee_the_Insomniac: What can I say, I'm somewhat a fan of Big Mutha Truckers and latrines (it's where most of my reading gets done.)
I've got to say thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods and imparting your thoughts.
What's up GB. I know I may not be the most active community member or what have you, but I do love this site and its community. So I guess formal introductions are due. I'm a freelance artist by trade who used to work for a huge company (I'll spare the details for brevity sake.) I've been gaming on consoles for about 25 years, and have gamed on PC for the last 15 years (The latter of which this blog is actually about.) So, yeah I found this site at the end of '08, lurked for a bit, and became a member in the summer of '09 thanks to the P4 Endurance Run and the random videos.
So back to the topic at hand, GAMING RIGS! So let me come clean; that part about me gaming on the PC for 15 years, apparently I've been doing it wrong the whole time. You see the PCs and Mac (hey I AM an artist by trade) that I've owned were good for general purpose and work. For gaming they were alright, but nothing amazing. I felt now more than ever that it was time to take the plunge. So after doing a shit ton of research and watching some vids I decided to build my own, and after 4 hours (this was my first build ever) I ended up with something pretty awesome.
The specs and internal parts are similar to Jeff's rig with changes here and there. The most obvious is a Nvidia GTX 580 instead of a 570, and I also got faster RAM. I must say that running the games like Bad Company 2 and The Witcher 2 fully maxed out at 60 frames to boot is a sight to behold.
So there you have it, a small introduction and a PC build... I don't know what else I can add. I guess it's time to use that one Zero Punctuation meme about PC Aryans. Oh there it is. Hmm, now I feel kind of like a hypocrite for using that. Shit, where are you going? Umm yeah, I knew I forgot to mention something, I also have a PS3 and a Xbox 360. Does that make you feel better? Awww thanks for coming bac... Hey wait! Why are shaking your head like that? Well, I guess I fucked that up. I guess it's time to go ahead and crawl back into my hermit crab shell and keep it moving.
If you read all that bragadocious crap, I thank you. If you didn't then I don't fucking blame you, but thanks all same. So peace out Giant Bomb, maybe one day I'll muster the courage to do another one of these in the future. I guess I'll just leave you with this image that's probably been posted on the site a million times by various users. Enjoy.