It’s that time of year for me, when hosting subscriptions come up for renewal and general housekeeping needs to be performed. In amongst the various hosted sites is an old friend which brings us back to where it all started in 11th march 1998, at 21:11pm to be exact !
Good old HIV aka Hot Internet Virgins, the site for our wee Quake 2 clan and the ancestor of this place.
It’s all very low-res these days, back then 1024 by 768 was the order of the day.
As was the use of the word Cunt, apprently.
It features quite prominently, as does our eternal hatred for that cunt McEltroy. Now I’m not sure what they did to deserve our scour, but I’d imagine they deserved it. The cunt.
It’s a nice time capsule of the gaming scene in Ireland back in the late 90’s.
Marvel at Nog’s flash expertise, groovy!
Who remembers clans like Doozer, Incarnate or Gun Islanders. The where the other Quake II clans of the time… *Shakes fist*
Looking back I’m still quite proud of my Paintshop Pro skills.
And finally for Max, I’ll leave this here.
Hard to believe it was Na-na-nineteen years ago ! Fuck we’re old.
I’m currently seriously addicted to The Expanse which is working it’s way though season two of the show (airing on Wednesdays). I really can’t recommend it enough, it’s without a doubt one of the best series available right now.
The first season is available for watching on Netflix, with the second also available stateside. Unfortunately though it’s not yet available across on these shores; but I’m sure the more industrious can overcome that particular hurdle.
For those of you who recognise the name that’s because it is based on a series of book written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Not read the books myself (going to order them after this season ends), but I’ve heard good things and with such a good adaptation I’m expecting great things from the source.
Back in 1984 if you where around to play Elite, your adventure started out on Lave station which orbited the planet Lave. Which as we all know “is most famous for its vast rain forests and the Lavian tree grub.”
Fast forward to 2017 and I’m once again in the Lave vicinity reminiscing about the old days of knocking about the Lave, Leesti and Riedquat systems. So with that in mind I kicked off the old Beeb emulator and got a side by side comparison view of the station.
Happened upon this video a while back which catalogues the final death throws of Commodore. As someone who’s been party to a number of failed startups in my time, I certainly can empathise some of the reactions in the video. Also we’re all old enough to remember those haircuts and glasses.
It has been awhile since I had a board-game night and as such I’ve decided to have one this coming Friday should anyone fancy braving the horrors of north of the north-side up in Drogheda.
It’s a slightly later kick-off than normal since it’s an after-work affair; so a start of around 7.30pm is on the cards. The plan this time is to play “The season of the witch” an expansion for Mansions of Madness which seems the sort of game to play on Friday 13th.
A bright young Miskatonic University student has disappeared, having checked in to an infamous Arkham boarding house to study its reported supernatural properties. Now, as the celebration of Walpurgis Eve approaches, you and your fellow investigators are tasked with venturing into the decaying Witch House and solving a mystery that has plagued Arkham for generations. But are you prepared to face the horrors that await you?
So Blizzard have released a response on the calls for ‘vanilla’ servers, while it smacks of PR speech such that nothing is committed to its also not an out right rejection which seemed to be the previous stance.