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Unwashed Village / System Shock Is Getting Remade
« on: July 03, 2016, 05:20:28 PM »
Some of the original people involved in the game are involved in this one. And Chris Avellone as well, who seems to be everywhere these days.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock?ref=email

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Unwashed Village / The Most Metal Deaths in Middle Earth
« on: August 10, 2015, 01:36:49 AM »
This thread is especially for Sanction/Gretchy if he's still around since he's the UV's resident metal band member.

Most "best of" lists suck. Not this one....

http://the-toast.net/2015/06/23/the-most-metal-deaths-in-middle-earth-ranked/

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Gandalf’s death was so metal he came back to life a different fucking color.

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Unwashed Village / Happy New Year!
« on: January 02, 2015, 02:55:25 AM »
Here's hoping 2015 sucks less than last year.

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Unwashed Village / Last week wasn't very good.
« on: December 17, 2013, 07:03:42 AM »
 On Monday afternoon, one of my nephews (i.e. younger sister’s 12-year old son) collapsed at home after leaving school due to vomiting. After being revived by the EMT’s, he was taken to the Emergency room and placed in ICU where initial tests were run. They determined he had a 5 cm X 5 cm tumor on his brain stem and  planned to airlift him to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee (nephew was comatose at this point). Liz and I found this out Monday evening and made preparations to drive to Milwaukee Tuesday evening. As we were getting ready on Tuesday, my sister called with an update. The initial decision from Children’s Memorial was that it wasn’t worth operating on. The chances of him surviving the surgery were negligible. Even if he did make it out of surgery, he would be spending the rest of his life hooked up to machines. So the family were all gathering in Milwaukee to essentially say goodbye. (My older sister was driving up from Michigan Wednesday morning.)
 
On Wednesday, my sister, my nephew’s father, and my sister’s husband all met with a different surgeon at the hospital who had decided after looking closely at my nephew’s vitals that the original diagnosis was far too pessimistic and he would be willing to operate. As long as my nephew’s vitals remained steady they would schedule the surgery for the following morning (i.e. yesterday).
 
Better news than the previous day, but trying to remove a tumor on the brain stem is about as easy as putting out a campfire with a squirt gun. The statistics are that only 1 in 5 survive the operation. Fortunately, the Neurological Surgery department at Children’s in Milwaukee is run by one of the top pediatric neurosurgeons in the nation, and his team of surgeons is pretty much as skilled as he is, including the doctor that would operate on my nephew (i.e. the aforementioned one who decided to take a chance on the surgery in the first place). So my nephew stood as good of a chance as any at beating the odds.
 
My nephew went into surgery at 7:30 Thursday morning. By 4:00 in the afternoon the surgery was finished. They were able to successfully remove about 80% of the tumor, which is about as much as can be removed safely. They don’t know if the tumor is benign or malignant at this point (though, really, how benign is a tumor on ones brainstem when you think about it?) My nephew’s vital signs were steady. He had beaten the odds for now.
 
He is currently still unconscious as they are slowly reducing his sedation. He has opened his eyes a few times and is apparently responding to his name. Granted, even if he wakes fully, he still has a long road ahead of him. The odds of survival through the first year for this type of situation are about 1 in 3. After the first year, however, the odds rapidly increase. But he’s a strong kid and he’s being treated by a great hospital, so his chances are no doubt higher.

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Unwashed Village / Apparently Fallout 4 is real after all.
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:41:21 AM »
http://kotaku.com/leaked-documents-reveal-that-fallout-4-is-real-set-in-1481322956

To quote Liz:  "Boston? Isn't that already post-apocalyptic?"

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Unwashed Village / System Shock 2 Re-released
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:30:08 AM »
Yep. Good Old Games has SS2 now available for download for $10.

As one of the few people on this planet that has never played it (Liz and just about everyone else has told me how awesome it is and how Bioshock while a decent spiritual followup and a great game in its own right still pales by comparison), I quickly snatched it up.

It's $10, which might be a bit high for a game that old, but then again, it's one of those games that I've never heard anything bad about. And Irrational Games, the only company involved in its making that is still around today, had apparently all but vowed that they weren't ever going to release it again.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/system_shock_2

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In this post:  http://unwashed.eu/forum/index.php?topic=2363.msg20598#msg20598 Guardian has invited us to join the Vault (one of the fallout wiki communities, which I have consulted on occasion during FO3 and FNV, incidentally). This thread is for the community at large to discuss their thoughts and opinions on us moving. The admins will also be discussing here and in the admin forum.

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Unwashed Village / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 24, 2011, 07:11:49 PM »
For those that celebrate it today.

The rest of you enjoy your normal day.

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Unwashed Village / Apparently Bin Laden wasn't all bad....
« on: May 03, 2011, 05:49:42 AM »
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?p=13753608

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But for a full decade, we went from killing expendable Nazi scum in green fields to killing expendable Jihadist scum in beige deserts. That was refreshing.

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Unwashed Village / Nuka Break -- A Fallout Fan Film
« on: March 09, 2011, 03:40:32 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9UwlAAnlmg

Really good given the budget.

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Unwashed Village / Happy Christmachaunakwanzaka, everyone!
« on: December 26, 2010, 04:32:30 AM »
Yep.

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Unwashed Village / My new rig
« on: November 30, 2010, 04:32:48 AM »
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MSI P55-GD65 USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Intel Core i7-875K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
ASUS VW246H Widescreen LCD Monitor

Should be getting all the parts by next week.

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