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Boston Called; 4203 Answered

Boston Calling 2015 was held on the fourth weekend of May, in the state capital’s City Hall Plaza. The show was stacked with acts I’d never heard of and a few I tried to like, but just couldn’t.  Two performers on the playbill, however, had me sold on Saturday: Marina and the Diamonds and St. Vincent, and they happened to be playing back-to-back (just in the wrong order).  There was no way I was passing on an opportunity to see two of the most talented artists in modern music.

Read on past the jump for my full show report.

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EPam Wars

EPam War4203 Game Studios Presents:

EPam Wars

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7/8
CPU: Pentium 200MHz or higher
Memory: 32MB of RAM
Hard Disk: 1.4GB free hard disk space
Graphics Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible

[Updated to v1.1 – 5.8.15]

Changelog:

  • + Added PADAWAN Difficulty option (playable throughout Episode I)
  • + Added various NPC’s and revised several cut scenes
  • + Changed the BGM of the Statue of Limitations
  • + Added .1 to the version number
  • Fixed game crashing bug when removing the Master Sword from the Church of Time

[Updated to v1.2 – 6.19.15]

Changelog:

  • + Added ‘Miss’ message when attacks fail
  • + Added various enemy attack animations
  • + Added various NPC’s
  • + Added .1 to the version number
  • – Fixed a bug causing crashes on some machines when entering full screen mode
  • – Removed Alternate Launcher and various unnecessary files from installation package
  • – Fixed a bug preventing the Pause Menu from reverting to its proper state when returning from 1850

 


My Comical Romance: “Ted Was a Jerk”

2014

Battle for the Mum

Parody of “For What It’s Worth” by Placebo from the album Battle for the Sun; Lyrics by Ryan Mac

A tenth of a century
HIMYM’s goodbye
For what it’s worth
I was mostly pleased
But I nearly died

Ted was a jerk
Come on?!  Scherbatsky?! 
You dirty liar
Ted was a jerk
Yooouuu son-of-a B
Teddy Westside

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

Broke up the family
And nobody cried
Ted was a jerk
Just some unknown disease
Then Tracy died

Or what about
Robin in that scene?
Stupid rising bride
“I’m over her!”
Damn you, C+C
And your Mom-shaped hole tonight

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

No one cares when Ted’s out on the street
Holding up the French Horn to seem so sweet
No one cares when Ted’s with the reporter
Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother

Maybe way back around season three
But picking up nine seasons before they’d meet?
No one cares when Ted’s with the reporter
Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother

Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother

Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother

Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother


How I Met the Ending, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombshell

We’ve all been emphasizing the wrong word. It wasn’t “how i met your mother” it was “how i met your mother.”

[SPOILER ALERT:] Before I go in depth, I should say this. I think “Last Forever” was TM, Totally Magnificent. Exploding High-Five!

Exploding High-Five

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EPam Wars… 2014?

I've updated this date twice.

Who the Hell cares?  It seems, not many…

The Beta Beta Attack Squad is doing a serviceable job of checking for bugs.  (Already they’ve found three game breaking bugs missed by the OG team), but at this rate, I have no idea when this monstrosity will be finished.  Maybe by the end of next year.  Maybe not.  I don’t really give a damn anymore…

“Oh my God, who the Hell cares?!”


RyanMac420e3 – EPam Wars 121313

Hopefully This One Doesn't Get Cancelled Too

Welcome to 420e3 everybody!  The one time of year that the game industry gets together during June (ya know, ’cause GDC, PAX Prime, PAX East, TGS, etc. fill the rest of the calendar year) to announce their biggest and best surprises for the coming gaming year.

This year, it is my very special treat to announce the official, final, this-is-gonna-happen-or-you’ll-read-about-my-suicide-the-next-day, absolutely, actual release date for EPam Wars! 

The EPam Star falls this Fall!  December (Friday-the-)13th (had to get one last reference in), 2013! 

Be here (or wherever you want, really.  It’ll be around for a while…  at least until the C&D’s start rolling in…), at 12:01 EST on 12/13/13 for the release of the most anticipated RPG in gaming history.  9 years of toil, 8 years of blood, 7 years of sweat, 6 years of tears, and 5 years of procrasturbation have created an epic that you’ll be done with in a day!  (And I did it all without Kickstarter!)

Come see me in person (or email me your mailing address, if you’re feeling feisty) and I’ll give you a copy of the Collector’s Edition, which includes EPam Wars, EPam Wars:  Flash Mob! HD, a DVD featuring the original EPam Wars film (along with producer commentary, including a special guest appearance from EPam himself!), and a map of Woburnia signed by the bulk of the 4203 Game Studios team!

#EPamWars121313

Follow the jump for a picdump to prove this thing is real: 

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HOLLA.


EPam Wars: Achievements Unlocked!

Greetings, fans of 4203 Game Studios.

EPam Wars is only a few weeks away.  Thus, the time has come to pull back the curtain ever so slightly and let you all in on some of what’s in store.  Over the coming weeks there will be a series of features detailing aspects of the game that have thus far remained unannounced.  First up:  Achievements!

EPam Wars features 49 achievements totalling 4,203 gamer points.  31 will be awarded over the course of the main story, while 18 are completely optional.  Read on past the break for the full list.  (Moderate spoiler warning.)

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EPam Wars – Delayed Indefinitely

Greetings, readers.

The decision has been made by 4203 Game Studios, to delay EPam Wars indefinitely. The game is not vaporware, however, as I assure you development is indeed ongoing.

Long story short, if EPam Wars were to release on time, it’d be a long story cut short. The game I set out to release in December is not the game EPam Wars has grown into, and as time draws ever closer to the arbitrary release date I never formally announced, I find myself considering compromises to both the story and gameplay just so the game will be done. That’s not the way I want this project to end. Seven years is a long time. Here’s hoping it won’t take seven more to get it just right.

So, I would suggest you find some other RPG to fill your time. I think Mojang just put out that Scrolls game or something? I dunno. I just wish Notch would hurry up and finish Minecraft already.

HOLLA.

“If you don’t release this game on time,
you’ll lose all credibility.”


Has Two-and-a-Half-Men Lost Its Sheen?

Two-and-a-Half-Men returned from an elongated hiatus Monday night after Charlie Sheen started WINNING! and all that nonsense gave last season a premature end.  Can this show survive Ashton Kutcher joining the cast?  Read on after the jump for my scathing review of Monday’s premiere.  [Editor’s Note:  And many kudos to my good pal Shane for the title of this post.]

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