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I beat Mercenary Kings out of Spite

Mercenary King’s is a bullshit game made by people with their heads up their asses.  Every ten minutes there is some glaring flaw that should have been caught by someone who had half a brain.  And I’m just about d...

 
 
 
 

Taterchimp's Streamtoid: Season 2 Vote

As many of you may know, Streamtoid is back, alive and well!!  As mentioned each week, I am streaming Mondays at 6-8 central time, and would love to have people join me.  The past two streams have been starting, and getting close to finishi...

 
 
 

Some Love for Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Space Marine is a masterpiece.  There, I said it.  I even kind of mean it.  I played it recently and remembered just how much I loved the game, and how sad it makes me to know that THQ isn’t getting a second shot at the IP.  Hell, if anyone...

 
 
 

Wii U Storage Solutions

Hey there, champ, hows it going?  Are you enjoying that fresh Wii U?  Have it all loaded up with games and their save files, got your free promotional game from Club Nintendo annual rewards and from the Mario Kart promotion?  You aren't, yo...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: The Vocal Minority (Sort of VGR)

This Raging Chart On actually doesn’t have much in the way of math, or charts.  Depending on how you look at it, it either has the least data or the most data for any of the series.  In any event, this focuses on the vocal minority.  The vo...

 
 
 

10 Things About Taterchimp

Hey, I actually had the motivation to get in on one of these while they were pseudo-relevant! 1.  I have probably been on DToid longer than you People like it when you gloat right off the bat, right?  Well, I am figuring its probably true...

 
 
 

5 Drinks Worth Drinking (NVGR)

So recently I was put on some medications that made it so I couldn’t drink, so I decided to do the next best thing and fantasize about drinking!  I like to be a thorn in some bartender’s sides by asking for some kind of strange drinks, or a...

 
 
 

Blindly Exploring La Mulana

During one of the Steam sales, I decided to pick up a game that had some good buzz, but I knew almost nothing about:  La Mulana.  I know it is supposed to be a hard as nails, oldschool experience, and I am totally down for that.  The only e...

 
 
 

Shortblog: Dark Souls Preorder Changes Nothing

In a sentence that will surprise no one, I absolutely love Dark Souls.  It is my most played game of...ever.  On PC alone, I have put in 120 hours, after putting in nearly 200 on XBox.  I know that doesn’t sound like a lot compared to peopl...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Player Ratings

Yeah, I'm starting a blog with Fiddler on the Roof.  Don't like it?  There's the door. A lot of my previous chart ons have focused on mechanics found inside of games, but today, I decided to go into something else behind the scenes in gam...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Psuedo Random Distribution

I was going to ask a friend of mine if he thought that today’s topic would be interesting, then I remembered that interesting is highly subjective.  Many people couldn’t care less about how and why a game works than if a game is fun or not....

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Valve's Top 100

Today is an incredibly exciting day.  Do you know why?  Today, we get to unravel the secrets of the gaming world by looking at through a lens of analysis instead of baseless conjecture.  I have actually been very excited for quite a long ti...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Rolling in the DPS

I decided to merge together 3 different things that I like, and make them into a blog today!  They are a love of math, a love of video games, and a burning desire to use my video capturing software!  So I decided to mix things up and talk o...

 
 
 

2013: The Rise of a backlog, and some of the fall

Whoo!  It has been quite a year hasn’t it?  For me, it has been an INSANE year.  I wound up buying my first house, my second car, paid off two student loans, built my own computer, received a hefty bonus, and gotten two promotions!  I have ...

 
 
 

Holidays and the Wii U

Howdy everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed the holidays! Mine were, in a word, interesting.  First of all, you have to know that I live in Iowa, which is about six hours away from my original home back in Illinois, so I had quite a commute to go...

 
 
 

Finding Solid Ground (Shortblog)

You know what I hate? Besides people who don't get this reference, of course I hate people who post ‘gamer logic’ pictures.  Quite a bit.  “Hey, did you know the police will give up on chasing you after 50 feet?  Lol, not like real life ...

 
 
 
 

Raging Chart On: Block Vs Evasion

As is the case with the previous blogs, I ran into a question that I had to answer by using spreadsheets, math, and prayer.  This time around, the question came up from the wonderful game Path of Exile.  In Path, you have 4 damage reduction...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: The Ten Percent Boost

I was talking out loud to myself while playing a videogame, and I had an interesting question come up, one which could only be solved by using the worst of all demons:  Math.  So let me phrase the situation for you guys...You are playing an...

 
 
 

Raging Chart On: A Tale of Two Swords

So a while ago, I was browsing some site on the internet, probably pornagrophy of some sort.  I guess I must have become side tracked, because I encountered a hypothetical videogame situation:  after slaying 1000 hyperdemons, you have been ...

 
 
 

6 things taterchimp is excited about

When I was young, I played a lot of Battletoads, and somewhere along the line my young brain mixed up The Beach Boys with Battletoads.  Seeing some weird bearded dude instead of a anthropomorphic frog just seems weird to me.  Anyway!  Pick...

 
 
 

Impressions of Updown, a new barcade in Des Moines

I mostly just wanted to raise awareness about a new place that opened in Des Moines to anyone in the Midwest community, and also brag about how awesome this place is….although, I’m sure anyone on coastal areas has twelve of these within wal...

 
 
 

Playing an Unwinnable Game

It is interesting all of the things that we take for granted when we sit down and fire up a game.  You expect a game to have rules that have to be followed, controls that allow you to control your character, some kind of difficulty that you...

 
 
 

I killed 10,000 ants this weekend...what did you do?

Not every achievement is a ‘good’ achievement.  The first achievement that this immediately brings to mind is the one to look up Juliet’s skirt in Lollipop Chainsaw.  Similar to the act of going on a date with Pamela Handerson, the achiev...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Skullgirls: My Bloody Valentine

Eighty one.  That is the amount of hours that I have sunk into my new favorite game lately.  A game that surprised me, in that I got it for free.  Not a single cent, thanks to the generosity of a very cool dude.  Of course that man is….so...

 
 
 

Na'Vi are my Heroes (DOTA Tournament blog)

Consider this an unofficial memory card:  the most hype I have ever been for a PvP game.  I will do my best to explain the jargon as I go. Also, no pictures. It's late, and I wanted to post this while I was still hype about it. I will try a...

 
 

About taterchimpone of us since 6:01 PM on 06.06.2008

My Belmont Run for Dark Souls can be seen

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I also did a blind run of the DLC, which you can view

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And here

I also covered the progress of building my own gaming PC. I had no experience, and overall, it wasn't all bad! If you are on the fence about it, I suggest you read about my efforts

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And here

The series never had a part 3, because I was having waaaaay too much fun playing it. Suffice to say that it does alright these days.

Thanks for stopping by my blawg!
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