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#1 Edited by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

My info for Extra Life
I'll be starting at 2am Pacific (or just before noon in the UK). My first time doing Extra Life as well. Have fun all and lets help out the kids!

My twitch page!

donation page


#2 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

The trouble with many grass roots movements is the lack of outline; stuff they are for and against can only be measured in broad strokes because when you get to finer things like say, how to treat someone you disagree with, then the message and goal becomes clouted among internal debate.
(An example is Wall Street's "We are the 99%" movement; asking 10 people what it was about gave you multiple answers)

Add to that the internet's fondness of trolls (in this case; dangerous and possibly real threat trolls) they can pretend to be apart of the movement while pushing their own agenda.


What can people wanting better journalistic ethics & disclosure do about this? Many Things! Chief among them is to distance yourself from the term GamerGate because any hope for legitimate discussion will be drowned out by all this crazy, yo!

  • Why not become a reviewer of games yourself? All it takes these days is a webcam and youtube account! Make your voice be your own and not a reverb of someone elses!
  • Find Journalists who hold themselves to quality / style you like and inform them of such. This is not the same as telling a reviewer to change their ways to suit you!
  • Maybe not threaten or verbally assault someone with an opinion different from you! (this applies even if you aren't pro gamergate!)
  • Become an informed consumer! Learn who may have business dealings with who will help you if you worry about reviews being clouded by factors outside what you want in a review. However, make sure what you learn is true and well sourced, otherwise it could all just be hearsay and bullcrap!

#3 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

@sammo21: good luck this year and hope the podcast helps!

Feel like it was a pretty informative episode that helped prepare me for my first time doing Extra Life too : )

@fattony12000 glad to see you were able to get that recorded. It may be better on its own... it's short enough you could almost use it for a ringtone...

#4 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

That sounds super cool! Pretty sure I've traveled to Williamsburg and had a really good time there, hope you enjoy it!

As for dream vacation, would have to put it between going to San Francisco and the Yosemite National Park area OR to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, which I just see as a place that tells a powerful story in the recent times of the US.

Anyway have an awesome time duder!

#5 Edited by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

I just signed up, will setup a hitbox account and test it out this weekend and link all my stuff once I figure it out.

Would be down to some versus / co-op / race stuff with other duders if anyone is keen to it. (just not a gta:vc race with @bollard he'd crush me)

#6 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

What a day for... Germany... I guess : )

#7 Edited by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

After doing a play through I wanted to post a review of this game as it seems to have been released under the radar of the general gaming community. I'd post this in the actual review spot but doesn't seem to be giving an option at this time and I wanted to post this for anyone who may be on the fence cause its a few bucks off for the next couple days. If I am missing something in the 'post review' process please PM me, thanks!

Reviews can now be posted, thanks whoever processed that!


I picked up A Story About My Uncle (ASAMU) after a few of its trailers surfaced on the front page ( and the premise, initially at least, of a story not about the player character I found as an approach to storytelling worth picking up. The game doesn't hold back on level detail opening with a well crafted house belonging to the Uncle complete with little easter eggs lining the wall. After some exposition and a flip of a switch your whisked away to a magical land of floating rocks, power crystals, and fun slingshot platforming!

The game play consists of getting from one floating rock to the another and following the Mirrors Edge style is first person in a 3D landscape. However, unlike Faith, leaping from building to building in ASAMU it feels more like your flinging and vaulting from island to island. After getting the basics and being given all of your powers (four total) the design of the levels seems to have some times to recover from a hiccup with a focus on replaying with time trials and speed running. In other words, its a fun jaunt through as a beginner with a little bit of 'where does the game want me to go next' but no one puzzle took more then half a dozen attempts, but for the more hardcore there is room for improving time.

The voice acting will range from good to cheesy at times (to be fair the team making is based in Sweden) with a plot akin to... well, a kids bedtime story (which is what it is). However those are balanced out by some very good looking levels and an enjoyable soundtrack.

All in all, it'll probably take a couple hours to beat but its priced the same as a trip to the cinema in the US, and seems like that level of reward for the price. I will probably do a few more runs of this game to unlock some of its extras (given at set milestones of uncovering items in each of the levels which include 'Goat Mode' and 'Midas Mode'. For anyone reading who doesn't know, this is the same publisher as Goat Simulator so I really want to know what this is... Enjoy!

tl:dr; The moment from Portal where Glados has you 'fling' expanded into a whole game... and occasionally rocket boots.

#8 Edited by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

Mount Tabor, Portland, OR, USA

#9 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

While I know the travel week should foremost be a week off from work and enjoying the great US... any chance we'll see a little Travelogue of the trip?

#10 Posted by Thurbleton (121 posts) -

stumbled across a clip of him talking about his sitting on cake event during the GDC pie-into-toilet event and had me cracking up. I still miss him : (