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  1. I've been thinking about upgrading my cpu but the question is what cpus are compatible?

    my cpu is a intel core 2 duo cpu 1.80 ghz i'm looking to upgrade to a 2.5----3.0 ghz cpu

  2. McStudz
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    So I've been under a rock for the last God-only-knows-how-long. I think it's been a year? I dunno. I've been lurking and stuff, pop in on the Skype group every now and then. I've been doing work stuff and school stuff. Maybe I grew up a bit? I dunno. I haven't been paying much attention to the RRU scene in at least a year. But here I am.

    To the many brave new souls that have arrived in the last year, a belated welcome to RRU. I'm Stan McStudz. Yes, I stole that name from a Brikman McStudz/McBlubber. Yes he's cool with it. I think.

    I used to be a regular on this site a loooong time ago. Back when Grapheme was known as Cyrem and was the only admin of RRU. Back when I pretty much idolized a then-active member known as LordZakida. Back when McJobless was known as Extreme110. Back when we had those Facebook-like status updates. But ANYWAY.

    I used to write a self-insert story about LEGO Island, and travelling across the LEGO Universe for some Engine of Construction to stop... Some imminent threat, I don't quite remember anymore (I think you can still find it in this blog if you dig deep enough). That didn't get as far as I'd liked, but it was my first claim to fame. I also attempted to pick up a project where I would voice over funny quotes from around this community (Started by the afore-mentioned LordZakida before he left), known as the Quotation Conglomeration. I was a one-time moderator, and made a complete fool of myself.

    I also had a brief rapport with the man behind LEGO Island, Wes Jenkins. Then, back when Xiron was known as Segatendo, we created an affiliate site for LEGO Island, known as The Infomaniac's Classroom. Xiron pretty much created and maintained that site, and I... Well, I came up with the concept. Mad props to Xiron for making that site possible. Later on, I gained a red name, as a "Community Assistant". I posted LEGO news and some tech news now and then, along with several other members (Pereki was much better at being on top of the LEGO news). Eventually I just ended up getting busy with life, school and work, and I disappeared off the grid.

    I found out Lair was back more or less and I was intrigued. I've also been playing Undertale and am enjoying the heck out of that. Temporarily changed my avatar as well to go along with the trend some are doing (in the five years on this site, I may have changed my avatar MAYBE four times). Basically, Alphys is amazing.

    So I'm back. I'll probably try to be a bit more active and a little less ignorant. We'll see what happens.

     

  3. Hey guys.

    It's been a long time since I was active here.

    I got a job now, so that's been taking up quite a lot of my time. Maybe too much...

    I miss being here, I really do. This will be the first time I've even put anything on the forum in forever.

    I'm sitting here, waiting for something to say, but I don't have much. I haven't been able to keep up with the forum. I don't know who is still here or not, or who the new members are. What the next biggest topic is. I've just sorta fallen off.

    I want to change that. Get back into the family I've once known. Yes I said family, because you guys are. You've made me be more comfortable over the internet, if that were ever truly possible. I know I've had some off times, but we all do, right?

    I'm gonna try to be more active again. Perhaps bring back some old things I've left behind. Or create some new things for everyone to enjoy.

    In other news, I think I may have finally beaten my composer's block, so you can expect me to start posting music here again.

    And, if you really must know, I push shopping carts at the local Walmart now. This job tends to build up stress at times, but I made a vow that I would not quit, and I've been told the managers have noticed my, determination

    Anyway, sappy blog post over. It's good to be back.

    See you all around the site.

    - Drill

  4. Hey Been away for awhile because I got a new Desktop PC that is far better than my old one and have been distracted. Also started playing an MMO called Rift which is pretty cool. Anyways hope to catch up on everything I've missed related to RockRaiders. Hopefully Y'all haven't missed your favorite Energy Crystal and Chocolate Milk devouring Wolf too much. :P

  5. Zephyria
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    By Zephyria,

    Full Disclosure: I am a massive fan of the Souls series and have played each one to completion multiple times. This may bias and skew my views and wording in this review, but I will go over things that some people may not like as well.

    Bloodborne: The RRU Review

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    And here we are, almost two months after the game had come out, and I'm only just starting to review it? Lexi, why is that? Because I wanted to have an air of professionalism in this review, I wanted to actually FINISH the game to the extent it has to offer before tackling what seems like an impossible task of reviewing it fairly and honestly. Because of the recent kerfluffle between games journalism and consumers of said media, I have decided to not give any of my reviews going forward a numerical score at the end, simply stating if I enjoyed the game or if I believe you should play it at some point. Let's begin, shall we?

    The Graphics/Presentation

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    We start with what seems to be the most unimportant part of most games, the graphics and presentation of the title. From the sample image up top, one would notice that the game doesn't exactly have the brightest color palette. It's a large variety of greys and browns, set against the background of a cold Victorian setting. Normally, I'm the first person to complain when a game isn't colorful enough but I really do believe that the 'lack' of color present in Bloodborne is one of it's greatest strengths - to a point. Exploring the same dull Victorian environments does get a little bit dull after a while, and the largely repetitive backdrops don't do much to help easy that dullness.

    However, right when you start to get extremely bored by the same gothic buildings, the game starts to throw curveballs at you. There's a short section near the start where you're exploring a small woods with a Witch's abode right at the end, complete with peasant village and ever-autumn graveyard against the backdrop of falling leaves. A section shortly after this takes place primarily in a forest; a dark and sickly place crawling with werewolves and Lovecraftian horrors. All of this seems to tie together the world of Yharnam (and Yahar'ghul) into a cohesive package, thematically and tonally similar throughout the experience. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the world of Yharnam might be one of the most thickly detailed gameworlds of all time. Coffins and enemies dot the streets, statues and plague-stricken NPCs seem to block progress and create new openings. There are very few parts, if any, that aren't intricately detailed in some fashion or another, and it shows how dedicated the Fromsoft A-Team are towards believable world cohesion. The entire world seems to connect in a fantastic and intuitive way, beyond transporting between Reality and The Hunter's Dream.

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    But graphics are only a small part of the overall game experience. What of the Gameplay and Story, how well are they done? Well, to start out with; those familiar with the Souls style of combat won't be disappointed here, and will feel right at home when they first pick up their controller to fight the beasts of Yharnam. The controls will feel immediately familiar -if a bit changed. from the previous titles. R1 and R2 remain your main attacking buttons, but the left side of the controller has been changed big-time. As there are no shields in the world of Bloodborne, L1 will instead activate your weapon's "Trick Mode", which can have a variety of effects. For one of the earliest weapons in the game, for instance, it could turn a cane into a serrated whip that gains bonus damage against those infected with the Beast Plague that infest Yharnam's every corner. L2 has turned from a parry button into the dedicated button to use your firearm. Firearms, in a Souls game? Are they overpowered? Surprisingly, they're not. In Bloodborne, your firearms are mainly used for defense, rather than offense. Every shot has the capacity to stun an enemy, but very rarely do they ever actually do enough damage to be considered a viable means of offense. Indeed, their main use is to "parry" enemies into a state where you can walk up to them and press R1, executing a brutal Visceral attack and doing a large chunk of damage to them. Other than the addition of Guns, the other biggest change from classic Souls gameplay is the pace of the combat. It's brutally fast-paced, requiring pitch-perfect timings on every dodge and every attack. Bosses are relentless and barely ever give you time to recover from their onslaught of attacks, leading the player to go on the offensive almost all the time. This seems to be exacerbated by a system called "Rally", wherein if you're hit by an enemy, you can attack them to regain a small amount of lost health; attacking them fast enough could even result in you gaining the entirety of the damage dealt to you back. You can never gain health with this mechanic that you had lost prior to that specific damage, however.

    The story, as with almost every game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki by this point is dark, depressing, and vague. The hallmarks of a From Software story are all here, and it's up to the player to discover how deep into the lore and history of the universe that they want to dig. From the very outset of the story, we know very little. Just an old man with bandages over his eyes telling us how we need a "blood ministration" and how we need to "sign a contract" in order to obtain it. After creating our character, we're thrust into the world with no prior information, just watching a werewolf burn in a puddle of oil for some reason; symbolically showing us that our own beast-plague was burned away by the Blood Ministration. After we awake, we find ourselves in a clinic, with a note nearby that simply reads "Seek Paleblood, transcend the hunt" Nothing in the game ever explains to us what Paleblood is outright, and that's endemic to the entire series. Miyazaki will never outright tell you important parts of the story, and instead allow the gameplay and item descriptions to speak for themselves, forming the story in a more organic and voluntary way than most AAA Games full of cutscenes and unskippable dialogue do. This is both one of the game's greatest strengths, and greatest weaknesses; the average player is going to have very little idea of the story during their first few playthroughs, and will have to resort to online lore explanation videos to gain the most out of their game.

    Overall, and my final thoughts on the game.

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    Bloodborne is easily one of the most hyped games of 2015, and it shows. It had one of the largest launches of a From Software game to this day, despite only having been released on the Playstation 4. Despite a few minor technical shortcomings (Framerate, Loading Times, Frame Timing), it stands as a fantastic testament to the power of the next-gen consoles, in relation to the dated hardware of the last-gen machines from both Sony and Microsoft.

    Pros
    -Fantastic Fromsoft Gameplay evolved just enough to feel fresh again.
    -Story told purely through exploration and gameplay, almost no cutscenes to speak of outside of the beginning and ending.
    -Gorgeous Gothic-Victorian world.
    -Same Risk/Reward fair difficulty of the Souls series.

    Cons
    -Awful load times pre-patch.
    -Playstation 4 exclusive.
    -30fps, no possibility of increasing. Often falls below.
    -Vague story with little to keep those who prefer cutscenes interested.
    -Difficult, but not overly so. May not sit well with some people.

    Overall, I think this is an excellent addition to the Playstation 4's library, and is definitely worthy of a purchase if you have the system and the money to spare.

  6. Remember that awesome LEGO logo with the falling bricks used by LEGO since the first LEGO Island?

    After LEGO Media and LEGO Software stopped "existing", they started to use bland, boring logos, especially in the TT Games era, which is now.

    So I made this... I really would like if LEGO actually did this :P

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    0 |__                        [assumption, want P iff not not P]
    1 |   |__ P                  [assumption, want not not P]
    2 |   |   |__ not P          [assumption, for reductio]
    3 |   |   |   contradiction  [contradiction introduction: 1, 2]
    4 |   |   not not P          [negation introduction: 2]
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    5 |   |__ not not P          [assumption, want P]
    6 |   |   P                  [negation elimination: 5]
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    7 |   P iff not not P        [biconditional introduction: 1 - 4, 5 - 6]

     

    ergo go back to your big math books.

  7. blarg

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    Go back to your mainstream culture.

     

     

     

     

     

    Wait- RRU is a niche?! 

  8. Will Says Things

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  9. I hate everything

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    Pointless attention grabbers.

    No one said you can't hate yourself, right?

  10. Unfortunately, at SDCC LEGO has shown some Ninjago Art and it's pretty much early set in artwork. And, LEGO has Shown a, New Star Wars Hong Echo Base on they Website. 

    Links http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-star-wars-hoth-echo-base-set-teaser/

    http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-ninjago-san-diego-comic-con-2015-panel-recap/

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  14. The Ace Railgun
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    Err, I mean back...dam you SPELLCHECK, well it didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would but life has settled down.

    Lots of things have changed too, I've got an official start date for transitioning, which'll be in about a month, final projects have started and I've got something like a script worked out for the Anime project that I'm going to start typing up this month, as well as the layout for the story boards which I'll start printing off this month as well. I watched an anime called Shirobako, which is an anime about making anime, that really helped with the process of making anime. And lastly I've created two more languages, which I shall post some time soon.

    So what've I missed on RRU, if anything?

    And oh my gods I just realized my Avi is still in christmas mode. Time to change it...

  15. Does your wee little breteren want to become a Butterfly, but in semi-rare cases their imagination isn't big enough to handle such false lies? There is still hope, for using a Car or a Bike or something you can teach life values of destroying your kid's mindset on reality so their minds make up their dream world of being their own.

    So, get your kid, take him into a forest and leave him there. Let them walk around a bit, to make them feel one with nature and continue that thought about being a Butterfly. Now get into the Car and ram him. Then get onto the Bike and ram him. Then get into/onto the something to ram your song one last time.

    If theres small streams of sluggish red liquid, you've done it wrong. If there are LARGE streams of sluggish red liquid, then you've got a great job!

    Pick up your son and throw them into the sky, watch him feel the wind, watch him continuously bleed, watch him suddenly plunge to their doom. Make sure to repeat this until your he has been impaled upon a tree top (a tree branch will do, but it won't be as effective).

    And the final step; Leave him there. He'll enjoy living the life of a Butterfly for only... ...hrrrm... ...lets say...

    ...he has only 31 Hours left on this earth.

    Enjoy!

    *P.S. I swear I am not a spambot*

    *P.P.S. I really am not a spambot*

    *P.P.P.S. I REALLY am not a spambot*

  16. Well, as you know, I celebrated my 21st a few days ago, and I was reluctant to share what I got, for the sake of being lazy. So what did I get? Let's find out!

    I got:

    Audio Technica ATH-M20x Studio Grade Headphones

    A CAD u37 Professional Condenser Microphone

    Halo Legends OST

    Forest Piano 30th Anniversary Edition (Relaxing piano solos mixed with the calm sounds of the forest.)

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    2 Minecraft Novels (Gonna be reading them when camping season arrives)

    $40 Which I spent to get Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and some TCG cards from the Primal Clash series.

    Nearly $200 in a clothes shopping spree (literally, I haven't gone clothes shopping in a long time, I needed it :P )

    A good restaurant dinner

    And what just came in today,

    The Legend of Zelda Series for Piano. A Legend of Zelda Songbook featuring over 30 piano solos from various games.

    So yeah, if you were wondering, then wonder no more.

  17. I don't intend for this to come across as something in the vein of self-pity, as I know we all have our own hardships with which to deal, but rather I intend it simply as a venue through which to express some of my deepest feelings.

    I don't necessarily know that anyone is necessarily any happier than I, as I know nothing of their lives in their entirety. But I do know that for a long time now I've felt significantly unhappy due to a multitude of things, one of which is something among the more paramount facets of my life and of myself, but which I don't feel comfortable elaborating on in-depth here. But it's something that poses a hindrance to my becoming more independent, and because of it I'm very much a recluse, and it's uncertain whether it's something I'll be able to surmount. Another thing is that, however much I aspire to be as understanding, compassionate, kind, and perceptive a person as I have the aptitude to be, I haven't always shown or employed such attributes with some people, and unfortunately to the detriment of my relations with them. And whilst some have been more forgiving, others outright hated me and showed no willingness to attempt to understand me. It's very disheartening though to see these people harbor such resentment towards me, because I care for them deeply, especially so because they're very emotionally damaged people, and it makes me feel almost as though I failed them as a friend, I failed to help them and to make them ultimately happier. It hurts me so because I don't want them to continue on in life in such emotionally tortured states of mind, I want nothing more than for them to be happy.

    But we're all very flawed, imperfect, but yet beautiful unique individuals. And I suppose what we did in our pasts is nothing more or less than could be expected of us, because we only ever can think, behave, and deduce as far as the immediate expanse of our knowledge-base, as far as what we immediately know in the present moment. I only wish this understanding were shared with the aforementioned people. Moreover, I try to don a personality with which my subconscious conflicts because of my current circumstances, and so often to no avail.

    But in light of all of this, even if I can't fully live a life of happiness, I try to make a concerted effort to live one of meaning through the resulting contributions of the development of my various archives, through providing emotional support to others wherever and whenever possible for me to do so, and generally trying to enrich the lives of others and their individual happiness. This is why I do the work that I do to research and archive every known retro LEGO comic, storybook, and animated cartoon as thoroughly as is possible, because I know that it's something important to at least some members of this community, and something that provides them happiness and enriches their lives. I do this because I care about you, and it would be a tremendous waste of my life to forever be self-absorbed in my own problems and be oblivious to the struggles of everyone else I share this beautiful world with.

    In conclusion, I hope you never forget how much I care for all of you and for this awesome community as a whole, just as I hope I never forget how much you in turn care for me. I hereby extend my deepest and sincerest thanks to those of you who have shown me forgiveness, tolerance, and most of all friendship, however difficult I might be sometimes. And I extend my deepest and sincerest apologies to any of you I've unnecessarily hurt in any way.

    With love,

    ~Sadie

  18. this is a blarg

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    So, I've not been working on MCR lately, mainly because I want(ed) to:

    -Finish Mirror's edge

    -Make stuff with RPG Maker VX Ace (Which I bought recently and I like livestreaming it already)

    So, MCR is gonna have to wait a little bit.

    I will actually livestream RPG Maker VX Ace in the coming few days, unless I'm busy.

    (In case you were wondering: http://www.twitch.tv/kevinvg207)

    Also, Thanks Xiron for the blinking ava :D

  19. Bioncle is official!

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    LEGO has been posting about an upcoming reveal, and it's finally here. A video of the Mask of Creation.

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152420860268403

  20. 'Anyway this is the end of this blog post, and stay tuned for more as next time I'll talk about LEGOS and who also introduced me to RRU.' - NotAWheatleyCore, 14 September 2014

    I'm doing that, but a separate thing popped up:

    Oh god. I know... Minecraft Starter Pack! Only 1.99$/€/£!

    Yes. This is horrible. Mark my words, Microsoft, do not ruin the game. DON'T, FOR THE SLIGHTEST MICROTRANSACTION I SEE, YOU'RE DEAD TO ME, AND I'M BUYING A MAC AND APPLE PRODUCTS FOR LIFE.

    Anyway... Well, that's off my chest next up:

    LEGOS! :D

    I see this forum and legos are best friends...

    I've had some sets like a 3 in 1 car, some random bricks and well... Nothing else.

    I haven't got the monies to buy some sets, I was some months ago at Disneyland, not inside the place where you have to pay about 200$ to go in with your hole family, but the more 'turist friendly' part, where there are alot of stores and stuff. I saw a LEGO shop. There wore a truck-full of sets to buy, and they wore not that expensive. I wanted to buy some, but... no money. Well, there was a Millenium Falcon from Star Wars, the 'Friends' ('LEGO Friends', not the show 'Friends', look it up) set, 'The Simpsons' set, etc...

    They wore not that expensive and quite nice and pretty I guess... There wore some community-made sets too. And the one that I gaze my eyes apon was... The 'Portal' set. Yes, with Chell and the Portal Gun! I loved it, but it was one of the things that was one of the most expensive there. I could not, not if I would return to that shop with some money... Well, that was my trip to the LEGO Store...

    Next time I'm going to talk about Mojang and Microsoft, and I'm unloading my power and anger on them, and maybe accept some requests down below. Hope you like this, bye!

    O.T.

    EDIT 1: Changed font size, holy crap, I only understood now that it is annoying.

    EDIT 2: Small edit on what I am going to do next time.

  21. Thanks to a comment McStudz made, I, the impulse addictgamer that I am, have opted to create a blog following my rant in a status update on the recent proposition to split my state into six states.

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    Some of you might claim 50 isn't enough.

    Some of you may think splitting each of the Hawaiian island into their own states should be our next course of action.

    And some of you outright believe Scotland is the home of my kitty, Mr Prinzer Fluffypants the third.

    Believe what you want, but I don't even have a Mr Prinzer Fluffypants the third.

    Now then, Quignas (I thought that's how the first word was spelled? Daaang. I was so off :/ Sorry about that!) Quisoves Pugnat took my wild ranting, sat down, and actually thought about it (or maybe he stood? I wouldn't know). He proposed that possibly, just possible, one of the six new state governments would be fiscally adept, -- If only. This is America, after all. I once remarked on some fellow's exuberant spending habits, and he nonchalantly replied "Welcome to America, baby!" -- although such an occurrence would be unlikely, in his opinion.

    Anyway, me being the glass cannon that I am, I set off on another rant about turkeys and pajamas what these states could do theoretically and practically. For one, never ask people to come up with 6 new flags. That stuff's scary, man. Consider 6 financially responsible governments versus one government that just throws money out its window (does anybody actually do that? I'd camp out near that Window. Not under it, though. Because if they're throwing out money, they're likely throwing out other things too). Yes, a reboot for the one government, giving 6 new governments a chance to take responsibility for what they're doing with all these new officials and whatnot has a chance of resulting in a fiscally adept government.

    However, there would be many redundancies introduced. And money would be lost for all of these redundancies. Like choosing new six state birds, and hunting down 6 new state minerals. Geeze, you know how hard it is to choose a state mineral? Should we go for the light blue chalcedony, the dark blue, or carnelian agate? And what about pets? You can't brag about your pampered San Francisco poodle anymore, since you like one bridge too far to even be in the same state! Guess you'll have to give up the idea of using your poodle as the state flag, too. the education system in particular. The more pieces the state would be broken into, the more money'd be wasted. All of those additional bureaucracies, legislatures, 6 concurrent debates on where to build the stadium for the Sacramento Kings instead of just 1, officials, and systems. All superfluous and a huge waste of money and time. So, it's unlikely that even if the resulting 6 governments are more fiscally adept than the 1, they may very well not end up outweighing the permanent whirlpools of money waste the redundancies represent.

    But(t) if we're talking practically, that's not the only thing to consider. There's a big difference between interstate and intrastate such as the complication women are from Venus and men are from Mars represents. More overhead is never a good thing. You learn this when you use computers and don't have frequent flyer. Interstate adds complications that would end up costing even more time and money the government, businesses, and even people because who gives a cat's buttocks about businesses? We're people, not TV stores, for crying out loud! Somebody change the baby's diaper, it's stinky and noisy in here. And don't forget hidden losses. They're like the invisible ink writing on contracts that lets the company play spoy.

    And finally, the tank in question:

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