Thursday, September 30, 2010

Team Fortress 2

Hey guys, today I've been playing some TF2 with the new Mann Co. update.  Valve released an update for TF2 which added the new Mann Co. store, the polycount pack, and a new Steam Wallet feature.  This update has started some controversy among the Valve community, some say they have sold out (hah lame pun)because they are trying to sell items and features to players which were normally free.  If you want to read about it head on over to the official TF2 blog.

I support this update, if players want to pay for items then let them.  The items that can be bought offer no advantage over other players, most items can be unlocked through normal gameplay.  The Mann Co. store just allows those that are anxious to get their hands on the new items much quicker.  Valve is a very competent company and really know how to satisfy their followers.  They plan on continuing to release free content for TF2 for the foreseeable future.. or until TF3.  ;)

The Polypounct pack are items made by the TF2 community.  A percent of sales goes to the creators of the items from the polycount pack which is a great way of supporting the creative and dedicated playerbase.  With these new items, there are now five unique item sets for five of the classes, each complete set gives the player a unique bonus.  Here is a link to check out the new class sets.

And the last part of the update is the new Steam Wallet feature.  With the Steam Wallet you can transfer money from your paypal and credit cards to spend on Steam.  Thankfully Valve stuck with real world currency instead of trying to create some outlandish Steam currency.  This is an interesting update, a gaming company holding funds similar to paypal?  Cool.

How do you guys feel about the new update?  Support it or do you think Valve is too greedy?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gamer Food: Garlic cheese toast

Hey guys hopefully this is a new part of my blog where I can show all of you how to make food I love to make when I'm too busy gaming to bother taking too long to cook a real meal.  These are all pretty much great to make if you're in college, have a busy life, or just want something easy to make that tastes great.

-no image currently(out of shredded cheese :x)

What you'll need: 
  • Garlic salt
  • Wheat bread
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Butter

1.  Brown the wheat bread in a toaster, I usually make two at a time.  You don't want to burn it or have flimsy soft bread, nasty.
2.  Once bread is toasted take it out and spread some butter on it.
3.  Put a bit of garlic salt over the butter, again, find the balance that suits you best.  Too much and it tastes gross, too little and you won't be able to taste it.
4.  Dash some parmesan over the garlic salt.  If you're using fresh parmesan, you want to finely grate it over, the smaller the cheese the better.  On top of the parmesan place as much shredded cheddar cheese as you like. 
5.  Set it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  The time will vary but the goal is to melt all of the cheese.
6.  Delicious.

Next time I make this I'll be sure to edit in a proper picture.  Feel free to tell me about any gamer food you make. 

Also, this was inspired by sarynsaur's blog.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I've been playing minecraft a bit more recently.  Unfortunately I continue to get lost as I travel from shelter to shelter that I create, never being able to find my way back to the previous settlements.  Instead of running all over the world to try and find my furnaces with maybe a bar or two of iron I've decided to bunker down in a new location.  I'm hoping to steadily dig into the earth until I find precious red stone.  With the redstone I will make a compass which will help greatly in maintaining a close proximity to one central area.  Thus getting rid of the constant settlement hopping.

Hello World

First entry.