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A Memorandum Found at a Campsite in the Udûn Valley A Memorandum Found at a Campsite in the Udûn Valley

(Note: This is a cross-post from my personal blog, found athttp://thesledgehammer.wordpress.com. After spending nearly 20 hours playing Shadow of Mordor, it occurs to me that the Uruks make some rather stupid decisions... )

What Software Testers Can Learn from Speedrunners What Software Testers Can Learn from Speedrunners

Like a lot of people here, I've spent way too much time watching Awesome Games Done Quick this past week (favorite runs so far include F-Zero GX, Super Metroid and the totally ridiculous Super Mario World TAS.) During that time, I've been doing a bit of thinking about just what goes into find the various strategies…

Microsoft vendor accused of selling illegally modified Xbox 360s, pirated games

Following a three-year investigation by the FBI and Microsoft's internal security, a (presumably now former) vendor working as a network technician at Microsoft has been charged with misdemeanor copyright infringement based on allegations that he made nearly $500,000 from running a website selling illegally modified…

Last-Gen Zeroes:  Loads and Loads of Downloading Last-Gen Zeroes: Loads and Loads of Downloading

Back in the early days of video games, everything came on cartridges. To play a game, all you would need to do (in most cases) would be to plug a cartridge into the system, turn it on and go. Sure, there might have been some fiddling around with the connector or blowing into the cartridge here and there, but for the…

Since Nintendo appears puts their new releases into the eShop based on Eastern time (which is good to know because I try to avoid buying things on Sundays whenever possible, so otherwise I probably wouldn't have been able to buy this until Monday after work), I was able to download Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon around…

The last time I traded in stuff was at the end of last year, when I was clearing out some unused stuff and Gamestop was running some pretty ridiculous trade-in deals. I somehow managed to get $100 for my first-gen Kindle Fire (which I only paid $140 for in the first place on a refurb deal) and $130 for my launch day…

I Spent a good portion of this weekend playing Hawken (mostly straight deathmatch, I'm pretty terrible at team games.) and I've been quite enjoying it. Once I got out of the CR-T Recruit I switched to an Assault (all-around medium class) and did reasonably well with that, but so far I seem to be having the most…

I posted this on another forum, and thought it would be of interest to some people here. Some quick impressions of Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PC version) after playing for about 90 minutes this evening:

I just saw that all of the parts for the new computer I'm building have been delivered, and will be waiting for me when I get home from work this evening. Even though my current PC which I built over four years ago still handles most things (including games like Borderlands 2 and Skyrim) fairly well, I suspect I'll…

For those of you lucky enough to be going to PAX Prime, keep an eye on the mailbox, because your passes should be arriving soon. Mine came today, as did those of a number of other people I know (we're local to Seattle, so most people will probably need to allow a couple more days.)

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