I haven’t been here in a while. Here are words for you to skip over.

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We deployed a version of our game to an Xbox 360, and “played” it on the thing.

Guys. I make video games now.

Pretty much the coolest thing to happen in the 40 something weeks I’ve been at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Cooler than Anamanaguchi. Cooler than Donald Glover. Cooler than both sessions of Humans vs Zombies. 

College is going to be my ultimate jam. 

Being a zombie is hard, I might as well throw down some personal thoughts. 

Did I tell you guys I’m making a game with some fellow classmates? It’s a spin off of the popular college club activity Humans vs Zombies (in I am taking part in this week), aptly titled Humans vs Zombies.

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Quick Ass Review: Saints Row: The Third

The Greatest Open World Game Ever.

Buy It Twice.

  • Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: OH SWEET I GET TO READ 4CHAN AGAIN.
  • Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER.
  • Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: WOW.
  • Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: JUST FUCKING WOW.,
  • - Daxel: ...what?
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: There's this VN, right? It's made by Americans using an Anime art-style and is based off of a text adventure.
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: AND I'M LYING TO EVERYONE.
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: ALSO YOU GET TO SURF A VIRTUAL 4CHAN.
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: Also, I'm clicking my mouse button more than Diablo.
  • - Daxel: Sounds extreeeme.
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: TIME TO CRACK SOME SKULLS.
  • - Daxel: ...
  • - Daxel: So no Skyrim huh?
  • - Gary Muthafuckin' Oak: I'm poor :(
  • - Daxel: Me too. D:

Damn, it’s almost time for finals and shit. F&%k you Quarter System.

Anyways, lets do this check up thing quick so I can fly shoot down jets in Battlefield 3.

The Quarter is about to end, and we’re about to hit Thanksgiving break. As it stands now, I’m sure to pass at least 3 classes. The remaining two are up in the air. I’ve got one sure fire C, and maybe 2 A’s. If I pass the toss ups, I’ve got at most a B and a B/C. Fuck all of these grades, I just want to Skyrim.

I won’t be going home for Thanksgiving break. Since I’m from Texas and my family is going through it’s own burdens right now, buying a ticket for me to come home, only to buy another one three weeks later for Chirstmas break would be kinda of devastating. So I’m just going to stay up here and catch up on gaming/TV/reading. Yeah, that’s right; I’m going to read a book. If all goes well I’ll load up on A Song of Ice And Fire and start those.

Christmas is coming up, so that means I have the chance of getting new computer parts for my (now) shitty ass PC. I’m going to try and spring for a new motherboard and CPU. I kinda want to go against my previous computer based morals and try an Intel based CPU, but they’re still expensive and I don’t really want to mess with switch CPU’s mid term in my first builds life. I really want to save going Intel for when I’m doing my second build. So I guess it’s a Phenom II x6 for me.

Games: I reviewed Battlefield 3. Check it out and tell me if my writing sucks and why. I’ll adjust accordingly.

On that, I feel like I’m wrong. I know no reviewer should feel “wrong” about how they reviewed something, that just shouldn’t be right. It’s your opinion and shit, I know that. But everyone hates the single player campaign in Battlefield 3. EVERYONE except me. And it makes me feel awkward and stupid and just plain wrong that I genuinely had fun with the single player and nobody else did.  

Which sucks because I’ve started coming up with ideas for single player DLC for Battlefield 3. I’ve even come up with a way to tie in the Bad Company stories with Battlefield 3. I just like the single player that much. 

I understand the story isn’t that good, but…I just like it. I just really like it. Kudos for DICE making at least one person happy they played the single player.

Other news, Skyrim is dropping soon, but I won’t be picking it up, due to finals week and I probably won’t have the cash for it. I’ll try around Thanksgiving break though. 

I also want to grab my hands on Saints Row: The Third. Played around with the Initiation Station this week and was amazing at making characters that didn’t look batshit ugly to me, especially the female side of things. I made my girlfriend, and she actually kinda looked how I pictured an older version of her.

Exactly like Jennifer Lopez. Saints Row: The Third - 1. GTAV - 0.

I was really hoping GTAV was going to go to Chicago or Boston or something, but returning back to Los Santos isn’t that bad, especially if the focus is Los Santos. Then they can populate the city with much more stuff and things to do. That would be awesome. 

It also seems like a bank heist is in the works. God I hope the British are involved somehow. God I hope so. I want this to be Guy Ritchie serious. 

I might buckle down and buy Uncharted 3 as well. I dunno. I just don’t want to give Sony money anymore. But Nathan Drake is my home dog. I guess if I buckled down for Battlefield, I can for Uncharted. At least EA gave me some free stuff with that online pass.

Pixel Junk Side-Scroller is awesome. So many colors. I had cheese pizza grease on my fingers. I want to find an arcade and die in it.

Just a tad bit homesick. Need to find a topic to blog about on Destructoid since I haven’t thrown up anything on there for a good while now. It’s getting cold and I need more long sleeve shirts.

Autolog will keep that game in the ranks.

I’ve never played a Deus Ex game, but I feel like this is the best start I could ask for. After awhile (getting used to the weird cover mechanics and GOLD), the game just starts to click and you start doing things all cyber secret agent-y. 

I haven’t mentioned that Jenson never wanted any of this. As far as I’m concerned, besides loosing his girlfriend, augmentations are the best thing to happen to him, ever. I mean, HE PUNCHES THROUGH WALLS.

I know that was a thing yall made a big deal about in August, but this shit is amazing.

Apparently, I’ve written one of these. Oh well.

So far it’s been good. The quarter system here has things moving along at an insanely quick pace, which has it’s own ups and downs. I can tell you, I can’t wait for us to switch to a semester system. That upcoming winter break is going to be hell to recover from. 

Speaking of winter, I should probably get a jacket. Unrelated musings after the jump.

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Kevin Hart is going to be here Friday, that should be a hoot.

Then my first Hockey game on Saturday. That should also be a hoot.

Far East Movement will be hear next month. Don’t know if that’ll be a hoot.

BF3 drops in a few weeks. That’s a guaranteed hoot.

Skyrim and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 come out next month. Hoot worthy.

Sonic Generations drops November 1st on Steam. That’s worth an entire chili dog.

A response to this CNN Article.

notefromdaxel: Ahahahahaha! Now I love gamers again.

Fuck math. 

College is pretty damn awesome, especially RIT. Never have I found a place where I can say “Torchlight or Diablo” and people will know what I’m talking about in detail. There seems to be a lot of people who hate sports games, Call of Duty and the like in the Video Game Design and Development major.

I wonder if I’ll get beat up waving around my copy of Modern Warfare 3 looking for SpecOps dudes. I also have the strange urge to pick up the latest Madden just because, but I hear it sucks so I’ll wait until next year to get really bro.

I have yet to encounter Natty Ice. I have seen a bunch of Gamecubes and Wii’s though, which means Smash Bros and TvC. A few weeks ago was my first time seeing TvC in action, and it looks a lot like a MvC3, except with two characters and no She Hulk, which means I won’t be getting TvC.

I’ve also seen a bunch of MvC3, SSFIV:AE, and BlazBlue:CT2. I love it, I’m right back into fighting games again. I think my next purchases after Battlefield 3 will be BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and the DLC AE. And a fighting stick. Anyone who can suggest me a good enough stick for under 70 bucks will be a god/goddess.

I’m going to a LAN Party. Well, since I probably scheduled this post for the midday since I’m writing it at like 12 A.M., I’m probably already at the LAN party, probably sleeping (because I’ve got the worst cold right now) or playing TF2 or being pressured into LoL or Counter Strike: Source or something. I dunno. I do know that this will be my first LAN party since I was around 10 or 11. I hope Duke Nukem is being played in some form or fashion. That’ll bring back memories.

Tonight, the Revengineers are in town. If I can make it, I’ll probably go. It’s 5 bucks and chip tune is always a good time. It’ll be my first concert in a long ass time. Long as fucking time. 

Humans Vs Zombies just wrapped up at RIT. It’s literally the most epic thing I’ve seen since seeing our highschool win out State Championship Football Game. So many people, such good coordination, so many interesting nerf gun mods (even within the tight restriction placed on them), so much actually fear struck in the hearts of the humans when they walked out of a building and saw 3 zombies outside. This is so much fun, and if your college isn’t doing HvZ, your college is doing college horribly wrong. I’m doing this in the Spring. Hopefully they’ll get the Vortex Guns to be allowed, I really want to use those things.

Ordered some new stuff. PS3 Headset, HD Webcam so I can Skype Video with people (hopefully my girlfriend at some point, I miss her), chargers and cables. I do enjoy using Amazon. I really want to buy a copy of A Game of Thrones, but I don’t know if I’ll make the time to dedicate to that book. I’m reading the sample right now, so I’ll think about it over this.

Breaking Bad is the most amazing TV show. AMC knows how to make good TV Shows. Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad. My god, I’m so glad Netflix has all of these great programming for me to watch at my own leisure. 

And Sony killed my want of a PS Vita with that Class Action Clause thing. I mean, I don’t think I’d ever actually raise or join a class action lawsuit unless it was something big and I needed the compensation, but the fact that they can do that, and then did, totally puts me off the company right now.

Which is sad, because you don’t know the hard on I have for Uncharted 3 right now. Literally the only reason I still have this thing.

I mean really, if your going to do something like that, do it at the beginning so I know what I’m getting into and know to avoid it and am not torn between satisfying my thrust for more of Chloe’s ass and my morals of saying “Damnit Daxel, grow a pair and stop being fucked over.”

And I’m getting Battlefield 3 on PC. Fuck it man I need Jets. And I can still sue EA, right?


Cave Johnson’s Flaming Lemonade (Portal 2 Cocktail)

10 oz. lemonade
2 oz. limoncello
1 splash Everclear (or other grain alcohol)
1 grain alcohol-soaked lemon wheel

Directions:  Cut a lemon wheel and soak it in grain alcohol while you make the drink.  Mix the lemonade and limoncello into a tall glass, then float a splash of grain alcohol on top of the drink.  Place the lemon wheel on the rim of the glass and ignite the top.  Admire your delicious weapon, then extinguish and drink.  

“I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” -Cave Johnson

(Cocktail created and photographed by the Insatiable Geek.)

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/8th
  4. Focal Length: 77mm