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Blog orcus86 > Zombie BLOPS 2 Wii U

Posted 23 November 2012


Picked up a Premium Wii U Tuesday night, decided to go with BLOPS 2 to see how it stacks up to other versions. Presentation is there, seemingly without any sacrifices, the campaign is great, have not tried online multy-player, I was pleasantly surprised to find that you can use a combination of co...


Blog orcus86 > Catalyst for superb storytelling.

Posted 06 October 2012

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Dead Space Catalyst is a much more personal story than B.K. Evenson's excellent previous entry in Dead Space lore. Where Martyr dealt with Michael Altmans "founding" of Unitology, this is a story that deals with the extremes, good or bad, that people are willing to go to accomplish their beliefs.

The book starts out slower than I would of preferred, but it builds a tension that is put together excellently through various points of view and only hinting the horrors of Dead Space at first through peoples mislead beliefs and actions, which lead to catastrophes manipulated by the mysterious "markers". Like the games, the book introduces you to characters that are not perfect, but you sympathize with because they are flawed and human, at the same time also introducing characters that you will wish would be dispatched in gruesome Dead Space fashion.

As I mentioned, the story picks up slowly at first but pulls you in and lets you in enough to make you want to keep reading to see what will happen next. You shouldn't go into this book looking for an encyclopedia of Dead Space myth, but rather, go in looking to see how characters grow and redeem themselves or ultimately fall, while also giving you a bit more knowledge into the workings of the marker and its effects on those who are unfortunate enough to stumble into its path. I went into this book expecting to be told more of how the Necromorph plague and the "Convergence" would change the established Dead Space story, but ultimately found something different, but equally as compelling.

Like Dead Space Martyr, it tells of how unwitting people are thrust into unimaginable situations by forces beyond them and leaves you wondering the limits of an individuals resolve. Although I do wish it revealed more on the Dead Space Universe and the workings of the powers that be, it makes up with excellent storytelling.


Blog orcus86 > Gearbox Community Day 2012

Posted 17 September 2012

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0001 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

At the Palladium Ballroom located near downtown Dallas
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0002 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Line was literally wrapped around the block.
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0006 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hover Hand Level: BOSS
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0007 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

In his pants!
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0008 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Just sign at the bottom... trust me :)
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0009 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Snarky door greeter, could of worked at wal-mart.
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0010 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

The all work and some play Gearbox devs!
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0011 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

HAIL TO ME BEECHES!
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0012 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

USURPER OF THE THRONE!!!
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0013 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Oldies N' Goodies
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0014 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Publisher Patches
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0015 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

More Patches
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0016 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Pre-Crash Memorabilia
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0017 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

RETRO PINS
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0018 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly less retro pins
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0019 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Retro swag
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0020 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly blurry pic of Anthony Burch writer at GearBox and of HAWP and I (My GF showcasing her amazing photo skillz)
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0021 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly less blurry pic of Anthony and my friend Blue NinjaXX
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0022 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

HEY ASH! Take a pic with us! :P
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0023 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

MAYA and SALVADOR
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0024 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

AXTON
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0025 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

AXTON again!
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0026 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

MAYA with blue balls
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0027 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

ZERO
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0028 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

The detail on the statues was nuts
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0029 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

NVIDIA the preferred choice for Borderlands 2, alas I be AMD
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0030 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

I would like to wrap this banner around my place!
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0031 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hour long wait to play 15 min of Borderlands 2
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0032 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Guest moderator Microsoft's The Vowel(Eric Neustadter) at the far right
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0033 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Aliens Colonial Marines Presentation with Gearbox head honchos: Far left standing with mic Randy Pitchford, orange shirt & hat Brian Martel, third from right Brian Burleson, right of him, writer Mikey Neumann.
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0034 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Aliens CM panel raffle items
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0035 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

GATORADE ME BITCH!
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0036 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Fine Art
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0037 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

My first day at Weyland... hope everything goes alright :)
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0038 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hour long wait for Aliens CM Multyplayer
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0039 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Only the devs could play as the Xenos civilians played Marines
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0041 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0042 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Give us a kiss lovely!
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0043 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0044 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

THE SESS!!!
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0045 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Alienware showing their ... wares...
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0046 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Blue NinjaXX and Magician Rudy Coby!
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0047 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Blue NinjaXX and Gearbox's David Eddings (voice of Claptrap!)
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0048 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Just take your vacation now...
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0049 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

How dare Popatron fall asleep during the Borderlands 2 panel?!
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0050 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

REMOTE CONTROL CLAPTRAP!!! and Zero
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0051 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Moxi and Lilith
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0052 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0053 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

=/ Im getting the Fuck out of here
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0054 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Costume contest with Anthony and Ash!
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0055 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0057 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


Blog orcus86 > GearBox

Posted 17 September 2012

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0001 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

At the Palladium Ballroom located near downtown Dallas
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0002 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Line was literally wrapped around the block.
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0006 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hover Hand Level: BOSS
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0007 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

In his pants!
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0008 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Just sign at the bottom... trust me :)
http://farm9.staticf..._a0ec33a726.jpg
0009 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Snarky door greeter, could of worked at wal-mart.
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0010 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

The all work and some play Gearbox devs!
http://farm9.staticf..._38d1054f2a.jpg
0011 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

HAIL TO ME BEECHES!
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0012 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

USURPER OF THE THRONE!!!
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0013 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Oldies N' Goodies
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0014 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Publisher Patches
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0015 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

More Patches
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0016 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Pre-Crash Memorabilia
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0017 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

RETRO PINS
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0018 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly less retro pins
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0019 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Retro swag
http://farm9.staticf..._a148d10f33.jpg
0020 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly blurry pic of Anthony Burch writer at GearBox and of HAWP and I (My GF showcasing her amazing photo skillz)
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0021 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Slightly less blurry pic of Anthony and my friend Blue NinjaXX
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0022 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

HEY ASH! Take a pic with us! :P
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0023 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

MAYA and SALVADOR
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0024 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

AXTON
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0025 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

AXTON again!
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0026 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

MAYA with blue balls
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0027 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

ZERO
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0028 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

The detail on the statues was nuts
http://farm9.staticf..._179e4b0155.jpg
0029 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

NVIDIA the preferred choice for Borderlands 2, alas I be AMD
http://farm9.staticf..._1f16f7f6f6.jpg
0030 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

I would like to wrap this banner around my place!
http://farm9.staticf..._883851b78f.jpg
0031 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hour long wait to play 15 min of Borderlands 2
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0032 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Guest moderator Microsoft's The Vowel(Eric Neustadter) at the far right
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0033 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Aliens Colonial Marines Presentation with Gearbox head honchos: Far left standing with mic Randy Pitchford, orange shirt & hat Brian Martel, third from right Brian Burleson, right of him, writer Mikey Neumann.
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0034 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Aliens CM panel raffle items
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0035 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

GATORADE ME BITCH!
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0036 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Fine Art
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0037 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

My first day at Weyland... hope everything goes alright :)
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0038 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Hour long wait for Aliens CM Multyplayer
http://farm9.staticf..._654ef70f9b.jpg
0039 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Only the devs could play as the Xenos civilians played Marines
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0041 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


http://farm9.staticf..._c93f8c0c34.jpg
0042 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Give us a kiss lovely!
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0043 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0044 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

THE SESS!!!
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0045 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Alienware showing their ... wares...
http://farm9.staticf..._c1dd267ca4.jpg
0046 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Blue NinjaXX and Magician Rudy Coby!
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0047 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Blue NinjaXX and Gearbox's David Eddings (voice of Claptrap!)
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0048 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Just take your vacation now...
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0049 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

How dare Popatron fall asleep during the Borderlands 2 panel?!
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0050 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

REMOTE CONTROL CLAPTRAP!!! and Zero
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0051 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Moxi and Lilith
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0052 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0053 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

=/ Im getting the Fuck out of here
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0054 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr

Costume contest with Anthony and Ash!
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0055 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


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0057 by GunMetalJackal , on Flickr


Blog orcus86 > GearBox Community Day Swag Bag

Posted 16 September 2012

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The second annual Gearbox Community Day was packed this year, the line literally wrapped around the block, but if you got there early enough you were treated to generous swag bag. I will post photos of the event later. Among the cooler of the items were a Borderlands 2 Logitech wired gaming mouse, a Borderlands 2 Golden Key code card and a bendy Aliens facehugger, random bags also got a neat Gearbox branded hat. Also, the Gearbox branded bag itslef, a gearbox pen, an Aliens 360 avatar shirt code and Gearbox promo flyers. Various Borderlands & Aliens: CM posters were given throughout the day. A big thanks to Gearbox and all its mangers, devs and employees who worked the event for showing us so much love, as fans we couldnt be happier supporting out favorite studio!