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I got into gaming with my big brothers NES when I was a little kid. So I guess I have him to thank for getting me interested in it. Growing up we shared a love for gaming and bought consoles together. Getting older my brother stopped playing games but now I'm 20 years old and still going strong. I play almost all kinds of games (no sports!) but mostly action and RPGs.

Also, "Stuvning" translates to stew in English. Like the above beef stew.


I found these guys while scouring 8bitpeoples for good chiptunes.

The Depreciation Guild are a Brooklyn based band made up of Kurt & Christoph. I guess you could call them shoegaze if you want to but here's what makes this VGR. They use the sound chip from the NES in their music and this makes for a really interesting mix of guitar-heavy shoegaze and crisp 8-bit melodies. Managing to do it without going totally overboard thus making it sound forced. To me the two styles blend together perfectly The result is amazing! I found their sound really unique and refreshing.

They've even put up their debut album for free on their website.
I read some reviews and people seem to think the 8-bit sound is frustrating or stressful but I don't agree. I'm guessing they're just not used to distinct character of chip-music

So this is my third post about Deus Ex 3. Big whoop wanna fight about it? Seriously, I'm a huge fan of Deus Ex that's why. The first details are now released, and I'm worried. Head over to CVG to check it out. There are some things that sound good but others are just horrible. As the title says there will be nitpicking here. Nitpicking only a fanboy can justify. Fairly warned be ye!

"Augmentations have been bumped up and sound fantastic. 20 have been promised for the final game, ranging from 'bungee jump' tentacles that shoot from your back and anchor to a wall when you jump off a building, and the ability to punch through walls to grab enemies in neighboring rooms."

Seriously? Sprouting tentacles? Wouldn't it make sense for the older augmentations to be more primitive than the newer ones? This game is supposed to take place before Deus Ex you know. And not to mention it sounds totally insane. I have to admit it's a little bit awesome though but really out of place.

It seems like they want it be even more of an action game than Invisible War was. So I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Samus mural, I love you Destructoid!
Also, I was going to start my Castle Crashers mural this weekend but the damn bulb in the projector blew as I was about to draw it up on the wall. So that's on hold for a while :(.

And it's done. I'm quite happy with it myself. Probably took me about 12-15 hours to finish. So here's how I did it: first of all I printed the image out on transparent plastic. I then used an overhead projector to project it onto the wall and penciled the outlines. The projector was a bit old and blurry so it made things a bit harder. Using a fine brush I traced the lines and filled in the rest with a bigger brush.

Thinking of doing another one with the knights from Castle Crashers. I'm going to the hobby shop on Friday to try and find the appropriate colors.

I was just thinking about how there hasn't been any news on Deus Ex 3 in a while. I thought of it as a good sign, that Eidos wasn't rushing to hype their game up. We'll have to see if I was right next month.

Picture proof.

In next month's PC Zone the "conspiracy is revealed", whatever that means. I'm cautiously optimistic about. Let's hope for some scans to surface soon

5:45 AM on 08.07.2008

Brand new artwork from Deus Ex 3. It's not much but it's something. I really loved the first Deus Ex. Probably the best PC game ever in my opinion. Can't help but look forward to this even though Invisible War wasn't that great. It was still a good game but nowhere near as good as the first one. I believe it would have done better on it's own without the name of Deus Ex holding it down

Not much to say about it. But still nice to see something apart from that cryptic teaser a few months ago.