Nick Breckon

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  1. Dota Today 6: The Hoove Oeuvre, with Greg Kasavin This week we sit down with Supergiant's Greg Kasavin to talk about how LOMAs impact his work, what it was like writing lore for Magnus and, most importantly, hooves. Gross. Game Discussed: Dota 2 Listen on the Episode Page Subscribe and rate us on iTunes Subscribe to the RSS Feed
  2. Idle Thumbs 117: Sir! Sir!

    I was kidding. Mostly. The modern day equivalent is just an MMO. GemStone III had like 2-4k concurrent users, as I recall. Monthly subscription rates. All the same stuff, but in a text-based world, where wild and crazy shit could happen at any time. I remember one log where some sorceror lured dozens of people to a meeting in a field somewhere and then cast "Meteor" (the most powerful spell). It was a 20 page vomit of text wherein people died one after another in gruesome ways.
  3. Idle Thumbs 117: Sir! Sir!

    I could probably do that. MUDs were fascinating. GemStone III stream?
  4. Crusader Kings II: The Triumph of Ragnar

    We have the DLC now; we just started this game without it. It's probably for the best. We still don't know what we're doing. Thanks for the post though, Gormongous.
  5. Saturday Morning Streams

    Glad you got something out of it. I'm hesitant to stream alone, but man I needed both video games and a drink, so I figured why not.
  6. I was an idiot. I'm not sure if I mentioned it on the cast, but I can't even make that thing private because the recovery is tied to a university account, and Livejournal has no customer support now. Worst. Anyway, please feel free to discuss video games in addition to my gross personal past.
  7. Goddamn you, ALL OF YOU. I let Chris keep that in there and THIS IS HOW YOU REPAY ME? In all honesty, there are probably some weird things I could talk about on the next cast related to this.
  8. Dota Today 1: QOP Top and POTM Bottom

    We're planning to check out LoL at some point in the near future! LoL was actually the game that got me into Dota.
  9. Does anyone have any photos from the panel?
  10. Thanks very much for the feedback dudes. I actually have been reluctant to promote it because I'm not sure it's as good as it could be yet. At the very least, I feel like Irrational's stuff is setting a very high bar. That said, I do almost all of the production work on my own, so I'm at least somewhat happy that it's not a giant disaster. Rather than plot it out and wait for quality, we're going to try to keep a semi-regular schedule and just motor ahead. More BGS-centric content is next on the list following the New Vegas launch. And yeah, crossover sessions with Irrational would also be rad. They already stole Todd Howard for their show, so it only makes sense.
  11. Podcast trivia: that was actually my coworker, attempting to crash our cast.
  12. I'm kind of sad that we didn't have time to share all of our favorite Thumbs memories. Though most of mine were off-cast moments. Jake recording a dateline while Chris and I sat out in the hallway, because we'd reached a point where we couldn't even keep a straight face while being in the same room, is probably my all-time best/worst memory combined. If you think we laughed too much while recording, just imagine what was cut. Pure insanity.
  13. Man, what an absurdly fun time PAX was. If only we could do that every week. ..Congrats Nick. edit- And I'm Nick Breckon.
  14. So, how is everyone?

    Thank you for your e-mail and feedback. I encourage you to register and post on our official goldforums where you can share and discuss ideas with other jeff fans. Have a gold nice day. blum.
  15. Idle Thumbs 48: In Space

    Finished up the Space Asshole video and put it on Idle Videos. At the moment, it's still processing. PROCESSING. Hopefully there'll be an HD version when Youtube stops being dumb.
  16. It is much louder in person. Also, the way we orient ourselves to record puts my back to the speakers. It always sounds like some ungodly, inter-dimensional portal is opening just behind my right ear. It's fucking insane. But yes, I am basically Tweek.
  17. The funny thing is, I liked Gears of War. Gears of War 2, on the other hand...
  18. I forgot a key component of the Jeff Goldstory. After my close encounter, I did a quick Twitter search to see if anyone else had a JG experience. As it turns out, we apparently failed in our mission to steal the Goldshoes. They are officially a public menace: I especially like that this "apparently" happened. As if her child started crying behind her back, she turned around, asked her what was wrong, and the kid says: "Jeff Goldblum stepped on me."
  19. What does Nick Breckon look like?

    Oh Jesus Christ.
  20. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury The Hound of Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
  21. Idle Thumbs 30: Idle Thumbs E30

    Thank you. My long search for commercial gold has ended.
  22. Mr. 47

    Hell yes. That was the demo mission. I played it like 10 times. I also dug the mission where you simply go up on the roof, assemble your 3-piece sniper rifle, and take someone out. Any mission where you actually FEEL like a real hitman is quite satisfying. Hitman is an interesting series for me, because while I love the concept, the execution seems to be inherently flawed. Each mission is a giant puzzle, but there are several pieces missing from each that tend to kill you at least a few times until you notice them. So, while the game would be no fun if it held your hand, it tries your patience in that you are almost forced to reload multiple times until you figure out each level's quirks. I think this game might fix some of that, though. There's an option to buy several pieces of "intel" in-mission, which apparently are hints at the expense of money that you earn. Presumably this would make it much easier to get through a level in one or two attempts, rather than 5 or 6 or 28.
  23. New Super Mario Bros.

    How so? I use it all the time. You have to save it for certain open levels, or boss fights. In the open levels, it can get you a ton of 1-ups, and it basically wins you the boss fights instantly.
  24. New Super Mario Bros.

    Technically you can fly. Those cloud-riding guys that throw the spikey-shells can be piloted around as usual. But yeah, I miss the cape, and no Yoshi feels a little weird, if only because the last side-scrolling Mario had him. No saving beyond those three instances, Moos.