Gaming news this week, according to my audience: the strike by video game voice actors continues; Pokémon got a new game or two; people associated with Red Dead 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 claim their games will be good; Space Jam, which is not a game, turns 20; other stuff probably.
Don’t They Know It’s A Build Challenge
Another build challenge over, a new one just begun. Thanksgiving has passed, technically, and we look now to Christmas, like a rabid Walmart store manager. This build challenge is centered around a parade! So ya got floats and… a city street and… a marching band or something… yeah! Parade stuff!
Another Overwatch Reference
Five Years (As Written And Performed By David Bowie)
Let’s see, it’s the fifth anniversary, so everyone needs to get the mod report something made of…wood? Who even came up with this crap? Also, why would we need to get a community newsletter a gift? Who writes this mod report dreck?
Oh, that’s right, me! aughts! And, purely by happenstance, I have now written the majority of mod reports! I AM THE MASTER OF MOD REPORTING!
So what’s all this about, then? Well, we started doing this thing on December 4th, 2011, and haven’t looked back since. Except whenever we need to remember when we started it. Which is at least once a year. And then, every 52 weeks, we call for an anniversary, regardless of whether it’s been a year or not! In two-hundred something years, we’ll have called for anniversaries so early that we’ll be a year ahead. So… look forward to that conundrum!
The mod report consists of 4-ish parts!
* Issues: stuff like build challenge announcements and us yelling at you about bad things!
* Community Events: that dusty part of the report where we put dates for the things we have dates for!
* Stuff of the Week!: multimedia that I liked, probably all released the week of that report, and also some funny(?) things mods said!
* adventure AWESOME!: ISophist’s weekly, totally not Choose Your Own Adventure®!
Well, that certainly looks like 4-not-ish parts. Well, the unofficial VGA Discord chatroom might as well be considered under mod report purview, since it sits in that grey area outside of official-ness but inside the community. Also, the mods host it.
And that’s what a report is made of!
November 19th to December 17th-ish – Winter Holiday Parade Build Challenge!
December 18th-ish – Winter Holiday Parade Challenge Show!
Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday! – Official TURBO TF2 Schedule!
Every Thursday and Saturday! – Unofficial PS4 Overwatch Schedule! (TURBOs Only)
TBD – Unofficial PC Overwatch Schedule!
Another anniversary, another year for Quotes. Of the year. Provided by myself and the wonderful viewers of the live mod report.
When told that Ace wasn’t available for the punchings…
Syretha: i’ll put his punch on lay away, do stores still do that?
Syretha: more like a Paincheck
Ya try to be nice…
mellis: I blame Ace
aqws3: fuck you ace
aughts: good job ace
atrulyamazingtoaster: I won’t blame Ace
atrulyamazingtoaster: I ain’t no sheep
aughts: i think ace always does a good job
mellis: I blame aughts and Ace
mellis: see… now you’re on the list
cogswellchris: what an acehole
aughts: good job aughts
aqws3: you dont want to be on a list, right atru?
aughts: good job, atrulyamazingtoaster
atrulyamazingtoaster: This hurts
atrulyamazingtoaster: And after my terrible day… Et tu, aughts?
aughts: i said you did a good job
aughts: why is everyone opposed to this
atrulyamazingtoaster: I am a terrible mod and you know it!
mellis: good things never happen aughts
atrulyamazingtoaster: How dare you lie, sir!
aughts: good job mellisbaker
mellis: fuck you aughts
You drive an easy bargain.
atrulyamazingtoaster: I hate shelves
atrulyamazingtoaster: And things
aqws3: Welcome back
atrulyamazingtoaster: Thank you. Will you help me burn all shelves in existance?
aqws3: whats in for me
atrulyamazingtoaster: You get to light things on fire
atrulyamazingtoaster: Isn’t that its own reward?
aqws3: You’ve got a deal
And for the rest of the quotes of the year, check this out! And everyone make sure to congratulate atrulyamazingtoaster for her continuing reign as Queen of Quotes!
Now, the multimedia of the year! And by multimedia, I mean videos! As I pointed out last anniversary, images are one viewing and done, this day and age. So, without further how-do-you-ado, playlists!
Youtube – you’ve got your music videos, comedy sketches, some things Matt Mulholland, and all things Homestar Runner and Thunderhumor
Vimeo – you’ve got your short films and animations, and probably another music video or two
Time for the next installment of Adventure AWESOME! Last week’s results were:
1. Split up, keeping Santa behind Sherlock and Caligula several paces and out of sight. – 0
2. Send Santa ahead of the other two after Caligula inspects the passage. – 0
3. Stick together. – 2
Meaning the winner was ‘Stuck in the middle with you.’. Enjoy this week’s installment!
“Let’s follow,” Sherlock tells Santa.
The pipe leads down nearly half a mile to the sub station and up roughly twenty feet to a maintenance door with a window. Caligula quickly floats to the window to peer inside and Santa fruitlessly grasps at the ghost to pull him away. When Sherlock coughs, Caligula pulls back. With a grunt, Santa shrinks to two inches tall and rose to the window.
“He’s still alone,” Santa whispers. “… quick little tupper.”
The ‘slug,’ a man looking much like the worker clones from the supermarket but leaner and more fit, is still running from one station of monitors to another. There are no other doors or means of access to the large room.
1. Go down to the substation to find someone to ‘let you in.’
2. Ask Caligula to-
“Stuff that.” Santa grows to monstrous size, again, blasting through the door and a large part of the wall attached. He charges the slug and picks him up in his giant hand. “Where’s the rest of my dust!?”
The slug’s head tilts to the right, the left, back to the right, and then looks straight into one of Santa’s big eyes. “Claus. It’s been some time,” it says, in a thick, New England accent.
1. Let Santa and Button Gwinnett chat.
2. Interrupt and keep Santa on task.
3. Send in Caligula to confuse things further.
Thank you to all who stopped by the lame live mod report, it was a treat seeing you there! If you didn’t know, these things happen every week. I mean, you probably knew, but still! Come back next week for more! And come back next year for more live.
Happy limited-area Thanksgiving!
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