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Hey look buddy. I'm an Engineer. That means I solve problems. Not problems like "What is beauty?" Because that would fall under the purview of your conundrums of philosophy. I solve practical problems. For instance, how am I gonna stop some big mean muther hubbard from tearing me a structurally superfluous behind? The answer? Is a gun. And if that don't work, use more gun. Like this heavy caliber tripod lil' ole number, designed by me, and built by me. And you best hope, I don't point it at you.

I use teh GOOZEX

I enjoy most FPS mostly Team Fortress 2, and I am an MMO whore




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I, like many people, enjoy playing with my friends online be it on xbox live, Playstation Network, or whatever the Wii has these days. I have a few friends that enjoy talking "trash" and while it is harmless and never amounts to anything, we found out the hard way that running into the wrong person can land you in some hot water.



I was playing Capture the Flag on Modern Warfare 2 on the night of December 4, 2009 with 4 other friends. We hold ourselves on high as good players that rarely lose and speak out against glitching and any sort of cheaters at all, because we're here to have fun and if we win, we want the win to be fair. Anywho, we were winding down for the night, on about a 12 win streak when we ran across two gentlemen (grouchyTRICKY and The Pro) that accused us of "Javelin glitching" and we responded that it in fact was not any of us and to report our teammate that was doing it. The random left the game probably in hopes that he wouldn't be reported, and my friend retorted "You're still probably going to lose." It was at that time when grouchy informed us "he knows someone that can ban us, do you guys want to get banned?" Laughing it off because we had been threatened with this countless times my friend said "What does your uncle work for Infinity Ward?" he replied with "Just wait, he just has to pick up the phone, you'll be banned by the end of this game." We continued to laugh into the game thinking nothing of it.

We played the first round, everything was going well, one of my friends (RavlngPsycho) was going about 24-0, and he was ecstatic because he had just prestiged, was only level 20 and didn't have any of the weapons he was used to having but still managed a fantastic killstreak. My other friend had 3 flag caps (Just Phokus) and was managing to get quite a few kills as well. We were winning about 7 caps to 0 when the last few seconds of the game came around and Just Phokus had the flag running to get one last capture in when he got booted from the game. Being surprised by Ravlngpsycho's impressive 35-0 kill to death ratio we didn't really notice he was gone. We got back into the lobby and grouchyTricky proceeded to as "WHO ELSE WANTS TO GET BANNED? RAVING PSYCHO, RAVINGPSYCHO?" As a sidenote, Ravlngpsycho has his family settings so he can't hear, nor can he talk to anybody so he has no idea someone is yelling at him.



We backed out of the game to get Phokus back into our party when one of my friends gets a phone call from him. His words echoed through the speakerphone "Dude, I'm banned for 2 weeks." We were a bit shocked but nonetheless we laughed it off as a joke, until quickly Ravlngpsycho was booted from our party. Seconds later he called me with the same grim news. "I got banned for 2 weeks, for nothing. What happened last game?" I wasn't quite sure what had happened at all.

The next day Psycho was not happy about this banning at all because truthfully, he had done nothing, he physically couldn't trash talk, and he couldn't have javelin glitched because he hadn't even died that game, so he took it to the xbox forums to get an answer.

He wrote to them

I was playing Modern Warfare 2 with four other friends tonight and got banned and I don't know why. I have family settings on my account and cannot hear anyone else talking but apparently this player [MOD EDIT] whom we beat several times was getting very upset with my friends and particularly me for killing him a lot. He said he had an uncle who worked for Infinity Ward and could have us banned by the end of the game, two of my friends started getting into it with him and we went into another game, towards the end of the game one of my friends got banned and after the game I got banned. I never spoke to the kid nor did I realize he was speaking to me but I have not been cheating, I don't have a bio and this kid definitely had something to do with me getting banned. If you could please let me know why I was banned I would like to clear this up, thanks. My account name is Ravlngpsycho.

The Pro answered with

He said no such thing. I was there. *You* said "Don't tell me, you have an Uncle that works there and is gonna get me banned right?" when you were told by another player to stop the glitching.

It has nothing to do with the fact that you were killing someone, it's *how* you were doing it that violated the Terms of Use. Your suspension will stand as issued.


It seemed strange that they decided to single him out but things became stranger when we kept an eye on the forums and it wasn't just us that were running into The Pro and his banning ways.

Someone wrote from a temporary account saying

i was suspended last night at around 3am which from what so did many others, for a reason that wasn't specified to me. but from what i've heard, most of the suspensions that took place at that hour last night are for cheating/glitching/modding in modern warfare 2.

i read your forum post, and saw that it said "just one complaint of cheating and evidence" will get me suspended for cheating. i checked, and my profile is not code of conducted, and my gamertag HarDRocK369 isn't being told to be changed either. i don't use modded controllers or aim bots, and i don't exploit glitches in the game. i'm lead to believe with the amount of people banned you did not actually gather evidence, and wrongfully suspended me on assumptions alone. and i also just recently purchased live time for a month because that is what i could afford, and that is now wasted because by the time i get back i'll have about a week or so left.

i'd like to know what the reason for my suspension is, if cheating what 'evidence' you had gathered, and who besides these forums i could call and speak to about this because i'm very angry about this.

Again The Pro answered

The evidence is I saw you glitching. I was there. Other players were even telling you not to do it, and you persisted. You further made some, shall I say "interesting" statements between rounds that in and of themselves deserved a suspension.

If you want to maximize your online playing time, adhere to the Terms of Use.



While that may usually be excused by myself as some sort of cheater trying to weasle his way out of a banning, later that night he came back and posted again on the forums. The post included that fact that he wasn't a high enough level to even javelin glitch and about the "interesting" statements, he was playing ground war so he could stay in a party with his friends so he didn't have to listen or talk to anyone. This guy had the exact same problem as Psycho and had received severe punishment for absolutely nothing at all.

Soon after, Ravlngpsycho tried to contact The Pro, and the other enforcement member Bootblack by PM to see if he could work something out or tell them his case and how he hadn't done anything at all. Turns out that they have no reason, nor time to answer your questions.



Being fed up with the fact that there was no help anywhere in sight and the enforcement team seems to ban anyone that they want, Just Phokus decided to call up customer service and see if something could be worked out. The first time he called he asked to be transferred to a higher up in the department that handles account bannings. The question was quickly answered by the representative hanging up the phone. A bit irate he called back again and asked simply for a supervisor. He asked why he was banned, the supervisor pulled up some sort of screen and slowly read the e-mail that he received Friday night back to him slowly and said he couldn't help him, which lead to the supervisor quickly hanging up.

I'm not sure how Microsoft/Xbox handles finding these "Enforcers" or teams but it seems to me that they might give them a bit too much power. What stops these people from going onto live with their accounts, finding someone they don't like and just banning them? I for one am a bit disgusted by this process and find myself looking in the direction of PSN for my online gaming needs until some sort of checks and balance system (as far fetched as it seems) is put in place to monitor these vigilante mods.

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I know that like me, many of you have been waiting and waiting and waiting for WAR to come out. Well, rest assured that Warhammer now has a release date!

Warhammer Online will be released on September 18th 2008

It feels closer than ever and anticipation is only going to get greater. Along with the released date, monthly prices were announced

* Monthly Subscription: $14.99 USD
* 3-Month Subscription: $41.97 ($13.99 per month)
* 6-Month Subscription: $77.94 ($12.99 per month)

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Along with this huge bit o' news we get the news that those that pre ordered and get into open beta will be able to download the open beta files and client August 15th. No word on when the OB servers will be open.

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So hopefully we will be playing the Open Beta by next Saturday and we'll see if WAR really lives up to our expectations.
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If you're like me, you've been eating up every bit of information given, and waiting impatiently for Warhammer Online. Even after they announced that they're cutting 4 capital cities and 4 classes I didn't falter from my love of this game. I still can't wait for the inevitable epic keep battles and city sieges. But I wasn't sure if my computer could run it, or if it would be a complete mess like AoC.


Blood for the Blood God!

But my worries have been laid to rest as the specs have been revealed and they're not ridiculous at all. Upcoming Copy Pasta

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

For Windows XP

路 2.5 GHz P4 (single core) processor or equivalent
路 1 Gigabyte RAM
路 A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
路 At least 15 GB of hard drive space

For Windows VISTA

路 2.5 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
路 2 Gigabyte RAM
路 A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
路 At least 15 GB of hard drive space

Supported Video Cards

ATI Radeon(TM) series

路 9500, 9600, 9800
路 X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
路 X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
路 2400, 2600, 2900,
路 3650, 3850, 3870
路 4850, 4870

NVIDIA GeForce series

路 FX 5900, FX 5950
路 6600, 6800,
路 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
路 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800
路 9400, 9500, 9600, 9800
路 GTX 260, GTX 280

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

路 GMA X4500

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn鈥檛 listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

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With more and more solid news coming out, we can only hope this means the open beta is coming soon, and soon after that, release. Until then, WAAAAAGH!

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First up in this post we have Electoral Kombat from the webcomic Dueling Analogs in which I would totally fucking buy this game rather than that crap DC crossover.

PICTURE OVALOAD

Secondly and finally cause' I gotta sleep after hitting Blindside Dork with my axe in TF2 all night is a video from CollegeHumor titled Rejected Wii Games.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor


Bus Pervert sounds like gold. Nintendo should really pick up on what the kids want these days.

This post brought to you by Heavy's Aerobics








Destructoid's very own Aaron Linde posts the news at Shacknews that Valve has been working on the new content that the pc has for the xbox 360. Which, for those of us that play on the 360 is amazing news.


Consoles need love too.

Valve's Doug Lombardi states "What we've been waiting for is until we had a critical mass of new content to put out." Lombardi makes a great point, in that, the console version won't get nickled and dimed to death for additionally content, and plus, they might not even charge for it all, as the medic achievements affect gameplay.


The PS3 May never get this

In the article it states that Valve is working on the PC and 360 versions internally but the PS3 version was outsourced to EA UK. Lombardi states about the PS3 content "So we feel like we're kind of there now. We'll probably be making some announcements pretty soon on what will happen with the 360 stuff. I don't know that--unfortunately I don't know that any of that will make it to the PS3."








I despise April Fools Day, but there is some creativity to some of the things created. Although it's just for April Fools day, this chain lock is suweet.



If you want an impossible door chain, get the Defendius today!

-via engadget



And for the steampunk fans we have a strange looking helmet that was first bought at Disney World by "pogo*the*clown" and "steampunked out" for a measly $41.00 on ebay. While I personally find it goofy looking as hell, somebody probably likes it.