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Sunday
Mar042012

Valve reportedly working on "Steam Box" console

I think it should be painfully obvious by now that 99% of what Valve does turns into gold so why doubt them when they decide to make a new console? It's been Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo for years now and it's hard to believe anyone else could make it on the scene. Verge first reported that Valve has been working on a hardware spec along with the software to create a console made to compete with the three big dogs. Several other discoveries have lead up to this such as Valve putting in for a patent on a controller with swappable parts and the idea that the AlienwareX51 may have been an early design for the Steam Box. Two things stand out amongst all the info, simply put-biometrics and no licensing fees to make new software for the platform. No devkits and the idea that Valve wants to make a truly open platform makes is refreshing. Biometrics in the form of a bracelet or directly attached to the controller? Yes Valve, I'm listening. Biometrics would let the game know the player's heartbeat among other things and open up a world of possibilities. It's all speculation at this point but Valve does shit right so stay tuned for more updates from R&R. Follow us on twitter @askrandr because our opinions are superior.

 

Friday
Mar022012

Fighting Game Controversy

Considering myself apart of the fighting game community I feel obligated to not only post this video but address the controversy recently seen here on Kotaku. Some sexually explicit and racey material was used on Wednesday Night Fights by it's commentators this week. Now it's become a huge story within the community and sites such as Shoryuken.com. I think we can be honest with ourselves when we say that this kind of language is everywhere and at every gaming event imaginable. Hell we encourage derogatory terms here at R&R but there's always a place and a time for such things. Despite the ill advised comments on a stream sporting 14k viewers, the situation has been blown out of proportion on both sides.

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Thursday
Mar012012

New Diablo system and skills

Blizzard decided to release some new skills (most not seen in beta) a few days ago for Diablo 3 and I must say the game still looks fun as hell. I know it's surprising that Blizzard has released anything let alone something about Diablo 3, mostly because they run on Blizzard time. Thus far I'm enjoying the art style and the overall look of the game. All I can say is I wish R&R could have made it into the beta. There's a wide range of skills shown in the video from the Wizard's disintegrate, to the Barbarian's earthquake, and Blizzard decided to show us some new environment and enemies as well. I've been running through the forums for info as well impressions from beta testers. Having sifted through all of the piss poor spelling and mind numbing bitching without justification I've found most enjoy the new route the franchise has taken. If you haven't read up on things yet Diablo 3 is huge change from the previous titles.

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Thursday
Mar012012

Improve your work environment

So a friend of mine pointed me to this and I gotta say funny + awesome = FUCKING AWESOME. I mean reall? Beardly Mcturbin head? God Archer is hysterical. Just saying.

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

Dick Email

Today I opened up my email for R&R with a beer and hand to reply publicly to this meaningless drivel. 

Dear shitty writers,

 Your opinions are nothing but self indulgent bullshit. I believe that you write these articles to make the people who read them angry with you. I say this because calling people cry baby bitches for not liking a game is immature and down right despicable. You should stop writing and let someone else take over your site.

Follow along to see my rant to this stupid dick.

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