A consistent comment I get from parents, experiencing anxiety and feuds with boys over video games is that "the game" is ruining family life and addictive. There is an imagined cultural portrait in which boys are habitual game users who become anti-social and disconnected.
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What’s better than killing zeds? How about killing zeds that are various Valentine’s Day mutations? Seriously, this gamer would love to be shooting out gore-faced cupid crawlers and various other zeds. The Fleshpounds with a beating heart when he goes all rage on you would be awesome!
Come on Valve Corp., can you do this for me? There are a LOT of people that hate Valentine’s Day, and I seriously think this would be a great spin for it. It would probably be the next best thing since sliced bread and would totally give the game another breath of fresh air. I can so see one of the weapons being an unlocked Tommy Gun from the 1920′s Valentine’s Day massacre.
Make it happen Valve Corp. I know you can This gamer girl is so rooting for you. I want to see that Patriarch laughing after he’s wiped the team and chuckles out a creepy “Be Mine.”
According to Associated Press: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. And honestly, I just can’t do that. It might have been recommended by their advisory board, but I really can’t. I need Java to function. I’m a gamer. I live on the internet. There are far too many of my main sites that I surf on a daily basis that require Java, that I just have to laugh at this recommendation.
That might be leaving me to some “high-tech mischief,” but I have to have it. The program is so widely used, and so easily programmed into various apps, websites, and other programs including some games that it’s a requirement in most of our worlds. I don’t know about you, but I certainly get into a tizzy when my java is down or outdated.
What about you? Are you going to be heeding Homeland’s advice and disable Java indefinitely?
The news of Reddit’s co-founder, Aaron Swartz’s death is a major blow for the internet industry. Not only did we just lose the man who wrote a first draft of the RSS feed, which of course, all bloggers use, but we lost one of our great activists. It is a shame that such a great mind is gone tonight.
Swartz, sadly, was found dead in his apartment of an apparent suicide. An investigation is currently in the works, as Swartz was also about to be on trial for his hacking of the academic article database, JSTOR.com. He was a great believer of free media and free speech on the internet and was a huge asset in Internet rights fight. Swartz also founded the policy-based website Demandprogress.com, a forum for web-based activism in a means to gain public support and allow minds to debate.
With such a great man gone, it is up to the rest of the internet-community to step up. This may be a major blow for us, but that does not mean we should not still fight for our rights. We should continue to fight for the freedom of speech, and use this means of media to share our thoughts, to rally, to encourage others that they are not alone. It is our duty to be good to our fellow human being, and try and aid them in bettering the world.
And if by chance you may know someone who is suffering from hard knocks right now, be sure to stay in contact with them. Ask them how he/she are doing. Swartz suffered from depression, and it may be a major factor as to why he took his life. Please, let’s try to make mental health a key issue in this country. Call your congressman, and ask for more funding on mental health research, on mental health facilities, as well as treatments. You and I can make a difference.
GUYS! There is a Minecraft Mod that makes Creepers and other Mob Spawn into Anime Girls from the Visual Novels. No.. REALLY. And GUYS: IT’S THE WORST THING I’VE EVER SEEN! And how am I only JUST hearing about this when the mod was created in June of 2012???
You don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself:
WHY would someone create something like this? Okay, okay, I get it.. there are lots of gamer GUYS out there, and they need an outlet. I know you’re all going to comment and say, “Wow DecMeadow, there’s a simple answer and he’s at half-mast now.” Yeah, I get it.. Anime = Hot, Sexy, Girls. Minecraft = Gaming. Anime + Minecraft = MIND BLOWING MASTURBATION OPPORTUNITIES! And here’s my reply:
THE ANIME GIRLS AREN’T EVEN HOT!
Seriously, it’s not even done WELL! You have the same exact anime girl pop up every single time you hit a certain mob spawn (i.e. only one girl for Endermen, one girl for a creeper, etc..) and this has been advertised as anime GIRLS… ergh. Make it random guys! Seriously, girls are NOT that TYPICAL. Not only that, but the grammar and spelling in the mod seem like it has been done by someone who’s first language is NOT English (oh look.. they’re Taiwanese..) AND has an F in second grade spelling and grammar! In the words of my good friend Charlie Brown: “GOOD GRIEF!”
WHY would YOU WANT THIS?
Also, here’s another question… since you’re going up to creepers and other mob spawn, do you get damaged at all? Why not? The creeper in Minecraft is supposed to HURT you! That’s what creepers are for: to add the spice and spontaneity to Minecraft, because if there wasn’t something to kill in the game, another 450,000 copies would not have been sold on CHRISTMAS! DUR..
And once again:
THE ANIME GIRLS AREN’T EVEN HOT!
Well.. if you are interested (WHY???) here’s the link to download the mod. If you know of any other HORRIBLE Mods out there, please drop us a line and let us know! Really, because I’m SURE this is probably the worst one EVER.
If you have yet to find the Z.E.D. Eradication Gun from Killing Floor, you have less than 24 hours to do so! Thanks to the dedicated GoronSA, perhaps you find this following youtube video quite helpful.
Also, if you need any help at all, jump into the DOS clan teamspeak (18.104.22.168:9105) and we’ll be happy to assist you! Either way, make sure you get that gun! The event ends on January 3rd, so TOMORROW!
Well, looks like our boys over at Wargaming.net have something to celebrate on New Year’s Eve:
A dominant and successful year once again for World of Tanks.
With those at Wargaming continuously working on making the game platform better and brighter for its gamers, it constantly entices gamers to come back for more every day. And indeed, they have… 45 million registered players in fact. If that doesn’t impress you just on the basis that people can register and never return, here’s another statistic: Wargaming.net has set a new record for simulataneous users of 600,000 on just one Russian server. Yeah, beat that.
“Wargaming has demonstrated sustainable growth and solid performance during 2012, mainly due to the success of our headliner – World of Tanks,” said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations.
“The tremendous success of World of Tanks has showcased that the company has developed a strong and reliable technological platform with an incredible amount of remaining potential. The result is that we’ll keep being able to provide top-notch online services and regular high quality content and updates.”
Which is completely true. This stuff is exactly what people are wanting on gaming platform. And with World of Warplanes in closed beta and World of Warships in the creative wings, those who have fallen in love with World of Tanks are drooling (including myself) at the impending tie in of the three. This combined MMO/FPS continues to enthrall all ages and gets the adrenaline juices going with the multiple competitive contests that are available for clans within the game.
If you’re a fellow Tanker, let me say this… Defenders of Stalingrad is always recruiting! And let’s be clear, we’re not to be confused with the more controversial clan also with the DOS acronym. We’re respectable in the gaming community and have been around for almost 10 years. You don’t have to be a Tier 10 tank either. We enjoy winning, but we also want to have a fun environment and tight-knit community. If you’re looking for something like that, check us out here.
See you on the battlefield!
So the NRA thinks that they have to come out and defend themselves against the world and the liberal media’s hatred for gun owners. What do they do? Well in true modern NRA fashion, they blame everybody but the real culprit. Yes, that’s right gamers, we are once again the problem.
Let’s completely pass the buck onto video games, comic books, superhero movies, violence on television, and whatever else that is part of freedom of speech. So obviously the only way to protect one constitutional amendment is to get rid of another huh? Interesting… Instead of pointing out that most if not all mass shootings have been made by males who have sported various mental disorders and delusions, and focusing on the real problem of how our country shows no true support for mental health research… we go for the easy target: the video game.
If all kids wanted to reenact video games, boys would grow up wanting to be plumbers.
We’ll survive this gamers. We have before, and we will again, unfortunately we have to fight for our freedom of speech. We cannot fall to the same fate of the comic books in the 50′s and 60′s and nearly be crippled. I have to tell you, this truly pisses me off.
Hey NRA, I’m a girl. I’m a video gamer. I like FP shooters, and almost on a daily basis I am playing in either Forgotten Hope 2, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, or Killing Floor and I have no means to go out and shoot anybody in real life. But guess what NRA, I also play Mario Bros. and Diddy Kong racing. You don’t see me practicing my driving skills in order to run my fellow drivers off the road, or developing a means to kill everybody with a flame-throwing device. You also don’t see me trying to kidnap anybody either. Do you???
Yes, go ahead NRA, practice your 1st Amendment by trying to kill the 1st Amendment. Mmmhm… good one. Charlton Heston would be ashamed. Now get off your fucking high horse you damned dirty ape and start focusing on fixing the real problem: mental health awareness and research.
So if you’re not a Tripwire fan, you have no idea what you’re missing. If you believe Left 4 Dead is a good game, I laugh in your face. Tripwire’s Killing Floor is waaaaay better and unlike the forever mystery of the chicken and the egg, it came first.
Killing Floor isn’t your typical zombie game however. Technically, the zeds are biotic creations gone wrong by the evil mad scientist, boss, Patriarch, but you know… they’re zombie enough and can scare the shit out of you if you’re playing in the dark with no one home and suddenly you hear a noise downstairs. Don’t ask. Needless to say however, this is probably my most favorite game ever. Hands down. You’re not going to change my mind for a very, very long time.
The biggest reason for this, is Tripwire continues to please. This game has been around for years, yet gaming clans still give it credit. Tripwire brings out special editions, new dlc packs, new maps, etc… multiple times a year! Expect something in the summer just in time for Steam’s summer bash, a Halloween event, and a holiday event. Yeah, that’s right. Holiday event. Eat your eyes out Frosty, because this girl is bringing out the NEW Zed Eradication Gun and kicking your ass!
You’d think this would be enough, but oh no! In fact, the unlockable holiday character, Bad Santa continues to draw people to playing the game. I am proud to say that I have achieved such a task and will be playing in the jolly ol’ fat man’s suit for awhile just to show off my accomplishment. Perhaps I’ll show you my mean skills. Just like on Origin, my gamer tags are decmeadow. Bring. it. ON.
Did I forget that the new holiday map has you battling for your life in space? Yes… that’s right. SPACE! What could be better than…wait for it… wait for it…
ZOMBIES IN SPAAAAACCCCCEEEEEE!
As Tripwire says:
There is the new Schneidzekk Medic Gun for all the healers-who-like-to-kill out there. Scattered around the map you’ll find the pieces of the Z.E.D. Gun – collect them all to be able to zap the Zeds – and catch them in the guns secondary stasis field. And for some really great Zed-battering, you can get the Dwarfs!? Axe.
Although it’s not new, my first suggestion for you is to go buy a shotgun, and shoot while you’re in mid- low gravity jump. Weeeee!
P.S. I am SO on the Naughty list this year