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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...

 
 
 

Taterchimp's 6 Craziest DOTA 2 Items

So the other day, I posted my craziest heroes in DOTA 2, and today I wanted to follow up with the related item list.  As with before, I will try to keep the jargon to a minimum so that anyone can follow along, but MOBA knowledge is apprecia...

 
 
 

Taterchimp's 5 Craziest DOTA 2 Heroes

HEY!  This is going to be (mostly) jargon free, so people can enjoy it!  Yeah!  Also, possibly not factually accurate, as I am still ‘newer’ at the game!  Deal with it! Forty two hours.  That is how long I have been playing DOTA.  Despite ...

 
 
 

My Gaming Story: Bubble Bobble

I was recently trying to think of what I could have as my choice in weapon for the DToid FNF super mega ulta fight image, and was thinking through every game that has been special to me, and uniquely special to me.  Sure, I like Dark Souls,...

 
 
 

DOTA 2: First Pub Games Update!

So uh...I tried to make my last blog friendly to people who don’t play DOTA.  This one?  Might be a little harder to understand.  Sorry about that, you filthy non DOTA pleebs.  I mean...uh...keep reading, like, comment, and subscribe? Hey ...

 
 
 

Fully Utilizing Graphics And Gameplay

I was playing some games and my backlog, and I noticed a trend:  misuse of graphics make me angrier than they should.  I understand that the creators of the game are entitled to their artistic choices, but in many cases, these choices are f...

 
 
 

One and a Half Weeks of DOTA 2: Impressions

This week, a friend of mine suggested that I play DOTA 2 with him for super happy fun times.  Now, I knew of DOTA, I was familiar with the concepts, to the point where I could bluff my way through it, but I was unprepared.   As an aside, t...

 
 
 

Evil, Anti Consumer, Greedy Corporations

With this weeks “The Question” (which is nothing like The Cheat, sadly), many people voiced their thoughts on the XB1, yet again.  And reading through the comments made me angry.  This is a recurring theme, and I often find very small thing...

 
 
 

Building a Better Fallout

Recently I began playing around again in Fallout: New Vegas.  Before I get too into the meat of the blog, I wanted to talk about the actual game for a bit.  I am playing on PC, and using it as an excuse to get into the modding scene.  I am ...

 
 
 

Begun the Console Wars Have: The XB1 Reversal

So I figure it will be a hot topic blog issue, and much like the Hot Topic store that means that there will be several articles that are aimed at teenagers with jokes that died in culture years ago, mixed with some references to how amazi...

 
 
 

Weekend Destructainment: Because I cancancan

So yet again, I decided to pull together some of my videos, ranging form NVGR, NSFW, and classy covers of videogame musics, just for you, because I'm a nice guy like that.  I apparently decided to go with a lot of musical nostalgia, which m...

 
 
 

Why I Hate Your Blog

You know what I hate? Woo woo! Hate trains coming round the cblogs! All aboard! This is a dumb thing I am writing because I felt like it. I think it is half advice, half anecdote, half sours, half Jack Dagnels, and a maraschino cherr...

 
 

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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Here
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

Here
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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