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Welcome to my blog.

I'm a 26 year old gamer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, who was brought up with PC games and Nintendo. My first gaming experiences where on the MSX and the C64 but the first game that I really remember playing was Prince of Persia on my 80286 PC.
After that I was hooked on games, especially the Lucas Arts and Sierra adventure games engaged me in a way I never thought possible before that. The day I saw a NES at a friends place with Super Mario Bros. on it I had to get one and after whining a lot my father finally got me one... Mario, Zelda, Metroid... they where all mine to play now and ate up so many hours of my childhood, I was a Nintendo kid and my love for Nintendo's games remain till this day.
I took a break from console gaming after the SNES era even though I stuck with PC games for the entire time. I had a gamecube which I didn't own many games for because I only bought it to play Metroid Prime. A few years back I bought a Nintendo DS on a whim. The DS rekindled my love for console gaming and got me to keep up with gaming news (here on Destructoid) and also got me to buy a Wii.

I also own a European TF2 server:

Host/IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015

Some of my all time favourite games are:

* Monkey Island 1/2 (PC)
* Day of the Tentacle (PC)
* Civilization 4 (PC)
* Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
* Super Mario World (SNES)
* Fallout 1/2 (PC)
* The Ace Attorney Series (DS)
* The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
* The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
* Chrono Trigger (SNES)
* Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (PC)
* Portal (PC)
* Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
* Knights of the Old Republic (PC)
* Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN)
* Sam and Max: Hit the Road (PC)
* Super Metroid (SNES)
* Metroid Prime (GCN)
* Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS)
* Team Fortress 2 (PC)


Games currently playing:

* Audiosurf [PC]
* The Witcher [PC]
* Team Fortress 2 [PC]
* Civilization IV [PC]
* Zack & Wiki [Wii]

Game Machines I own(ed):

* Many PC's
* NES
* SNES
* Gamecube
* Wii
* Nintendo DS


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Welcome to another edition of The European FNF... The place to be on a friday night. (Unless you go out) There is a chance I might not be around this time, if this happens I'll leave you in the capable hands of Budr or Dave. Also note that I'm changing the time of FNF to 19:00 UTC because I have found 18:00 UTC to be very hard to work with personally and I think the British people wouldn't mind starting a little later either. Anyway, let's give the work week a good goodbye with a crit rocket up its arse...

* cp_medieval_siege - A gravel pit A/D map set in a medieval castle... Looks nice...
* cp_inner_city_v3 - Minimal looking map but it seems the author has changed a lot based on feedback.
* cp_dogblu_b3 - The classic beach siege map but then in tf2...


The important information:

Map Pack (Torrent) - This has all of the customs on the server except the ones listed above.

If you had a reserved slot on Caffeine's server, you will have it on this one as well, if you don't and want a reserved spot: mail me your Steam ID on FNF [at] ams-sec [dot] org
Time: 19:00 UTC

Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [FastDL|Customs|Stock|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210:27015
Password: N/A (Unless we get enough regulars, in that case the password will be 'littlecart')

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 Goldrush/Dustbowl
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on the destructoid server and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Well, the first FNF since the heavy update and the first day of the next free weekend. Class limits on the heavy are in place so that we won't get heavy fortress 2... For the rest, another round of custom maps and hopefully we can do some pick ups and RPS as well... So come one, come all for another great round of Euro FNF.

* arena_starship_b2 - Caffeine made the first custom arena map based on starships middle point, it played well during the initials playtests.
* cp_industrial - An attack/defend map which plays at night, looks good and seems fun.
* cp_fallout - Good looking CP map with a great name... Heard it played well on the US server so let's try it out on the European one.


The important information:

Map Pack - This has most of the customs on the server and the few that aren't on there will be downloaded automatically when and if they get played.

If you had a reserved slot on Caffeine's server, you will have it on this one as well, if you don't and want a reserved spot: mail me your Steam ID on FNF [at] ams-sec [dot] org
Time: 18:00 UTC (That's GMT fyi)

Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [FastDL|Customs|Stock|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015
Password: N/A (Unless we get enough regulars, in that case the password will be 'littlecart')

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 Goldrush/Dustbowl
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on the destructoid server and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Another Friday another Fight, I've had a hell of a day at work so let's have a lot of fun!

pl_hoodo_b1 - A very nice looking PL map.
ctf_outset - A CTF map based on Wind Waker, looks very nice, let's hope it plays that way as well
cp_secretbase - A CP map made by our own ZargonX, been hearing a lot of good stuff about this one.
cp_starship_b3 - The latest version of Caffeine's map, definitely worth a try

The important information:

Map Pack - This has most of the customs on the server and the few that aren't on there will be downloaded automatically when and if they get played.

If you had a reserved slot on Caffeine's server, you will have it on this one as well, if you don't and want a reserved spot: mail me your Steam ID on FNF [at] ams-sec [dot] org
Time: 18:00 UTC (That's GMT fyi)

Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [FastDL|Customs|Stock|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015
Password: N/A (Unless we get enough regulars, in that case the password will be 'point')

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 Goldrush/Dustbowl
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on the destructoid server and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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insomnia
10:00 AM on 08.15.2008

The Euro FNF post will be a bit late because I have a very busy work day... It's still on at 18:00 UTC though. (Brits are +1 UTC fyi)










Welcome to another edition of Euro FNF! Your host of this evening will be ainmosni!!! We have four fun looking maps on the schedule for tonight which we hope you'll enjoy.

The crit rocketing will continue until morale improves.
- The Management

cp_freight_b3 - A sideproject from the maker of cp_steel which gets a lot of good feedback and looks quite good, this one could be quite fun. (Yes this was on the menu a few weeks ago but we never got to it back then.)
tc_atlantic_b3 - ZOMG, another custom tc map and it looks gorgeous!
cp_boulder_v1 - cp_mof went final and we want to see that final product off course, it's a map in the trend of dustbowl so it'll probably be good.
cp_japan_v2 - To fit with cp_egypt last week, here is cp_japan... A very nice looking cp map.

The important information:

Map Pack - This has most of the customs on the server and the few that aren't on there will be downloaded automatically when and if they get played.

If you had a reserved slot on Caffeine's server, you will have it on this one as well, if you don't and want a reserved spot: mail me your Steam ID on FNF [at] ams-sec [dot] org
Time: 20:00 CEST (GMT +2)

Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [FastDL|Customs|Stock|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015
Password: N/A (Unless we get enough regulars, in that case the password will be 'point')

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 Goldrush/Dustbowl
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on the destructoid server and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Another Friday, another FNF. This time I'll be here instead of getting totally shitfaced somewhere in the city...

We have a nice varied selection of maps today, all of them look very promising and I'm very curious to see how they will play

The custom maps of today will be:

dom_canalzone_b3 - The second beta of this map was already played in the US TFT and got a lot of positive reactions, now it's time for b3. <3 vilepickle.
tc_spectre - OMGWTFBBQ: A custom tc map... And it looks pretty sweet as well. Let's hope this won't go all hydro on us.
ctf_omega_redux - A very nice looking CTF map, getting a lot of good feedback as well.

The important information:

Map Pack - This has been updated with all the custom maps we play except the new ones linked above, so download it to save yourself from lots of downloading.

If you had a reserved slot on Caffeine's server, you will have it on this one as well, if you don't and want a reserved spot: mail me your Steam ID on FNF [at] ams-sec [dot] org
Time: 20:00 CEST (GMT +2)

Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [FastDL|Customs|Stock|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015
Password: N/A (Unless we get enough regulars, in that case the password will be 'point')

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 Goldrush/Dustbowl
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on the destructoid server and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
Photo