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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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TF2: The BRB Team from Fail Medic on Vimeo.

Video made by Fail (<3 <3 <3)

As I'll be playing an FPS in real life (paintball) it'll be up to our friendly brit Budr to run the show. But I have all faith that this limey bastard will make it a fun night and I might pop in later if I don't get home too late.

Todays custom maps are all cp maps.

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.
cp_bedrooms3 - This map looks good and has its own style, it also gets a lot of a good feedback. TF2 invades your bedroom!
cp_egypt_v2 - A gorgeous egypt style map, the way this map looks warrants 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: 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**









(Thanks for the pic bloodylip)


After last weeks epic party weekend I'm staying home tonight and ready for another awesome EuroFNF.

I'm still not confident to lock the server up but so far we've been having fun anyway, especially because there are enough admins around.

The custom maps of today will be:

cp_cowpath_b3 - This is a map inspired by warpath... It looks great and hopefully plays great as well.
ctf_face_45 - A port of my favourite map in Unreal Tournament, hopefully it will be as much fun in TF2.

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: point

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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And another friday is upon us, this will be just another fun Euro FNF with 3 nice looking maps.

I don't think we'll have enough regulars tonight but we're getting ever closer to locking stuff up.

We have 3 new custom maps today:

pl_cave - This is an update of a map which had much potential when we played it. Back then it only had one stage but now it has 3, let's see how it plays.
ctf_escherhaus - A map inspired by the surrealist M.C. Escher. It looks great and Escher maps used to be a favorite of mine in the old UT.
cp_rocketball - A map recommended by Budr which seems it will make the game feel a little more Counterstrike-ish with it's permanent death thing. I hope this will work out.

The important information:

Map Pack

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: point

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**










Ah yes, it's the day after the big Pyro update and the first chance most Europeans get a chance to really try it out. Because we don't want to have one eternal fiery hell for the entire FNF we'll whore on the European server when the US FNF starts so that the people who don't want to whore have a place to continue playing as well.

Hopefully we'll have enough regulars this night that I can actually lock the server with a password and do some fun pick ups and other stuff!

The custom map of today will be cp_redstone - This is from the same maker as cp_fastlane which I personally like so far, so let's see how his other map will play.

The important information:

Map Pack

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: point

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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Come one, come all to the first ever European Team Fortress 2 Friday Night Fights.

Because this is the first European FNF and I don't know how many people will join I won't be putting a password on the server unless a lot of people say they'll be there and would prefer it passworded.

Like Caffeine, I also will be throwing some custom maps in the mix every week and see which ones we like.

This weeks maps will be:

pl_dustbowl_b3 (I know the US server has done this one already but I haven't had a chance to play it yet and it looks like a pretty fun map to start with)
cp_2skyscraper_b3 (This looks fun and is quite high rated on fpsbanana so let's see how it plays!)

The important information:

Map Pack

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 [HLStatsX|Voting]
Host/IP: ares.ams-sec.org:27015
Password: N/A

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: N/A until US FNF begins

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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So, I've set up my own TF2 server, it's brand new, based in amsterdam and I'll be organizing EU PC FNF's and probably later TFT's on it. I have no reserve slot plugin installed yet but I will install that later on, I'll post about that when its done.

Here is the info:

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