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|1 year 35 weeks ago||When I first got rid of cable||
When I first got rid of cable sports were the BIG issue, but I have since found a great work around. A good over the air antenna can pick up all of your local channels (this little guy is an absolute champ), but it was a pain having to go to BW3s any time there was a game I wanted to watch on ESPN. Since I found out about the watch ESPN app on Xbox 360 (and I assume Xbox one), however, I have been able to watch all of those games in broadcast quality. They allow you to view out of market games for free, but with someones cable password you can set it up to view all ESPN assets live--from sportscenter to the MensBB national championship game.
Now the only thing I can't stream in HD is Big Ten Network, TNT, and TBS (for NBA). Don't miss cable a bit!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Hello: Tacopants? Like for||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||...except when he doesn't.||
...except when he doesn't. (and when he is an impatient dick that provides the same information twice).
|1 year 46 weeks ago||...except when he doesn't.||
...except when he doesn't.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||You mean Calipari; the guy||
You mean Calipari; the guy who is struggling to even make the tourney this year. We've got a good young team, but don't kid yoursel f into thinking we have anywhere near the talent of last years Kentucky team.
|2 years 1 week ago||In their defense, they||
In their defense, they absolutely reported it as rumor.
But at the same time, if being posted on the internet is all it takes to be reported, CNN/Nova really need to check out Jose Canseco's gravitational theories; or timecube for that matter.
Ground breaking science rumor!
|2 years 5 weeks ago||You can actually play on the||
You can actually play on the iPad, its not optimized for it, but that is what I play on.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||You sir are the exact reason||
You sir are the exact reason we needed to start an LLC: Protect ourselves from those pesky murderous neighbor lawsuits.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||So, as the part of the team||
So, as the part of the team responsible for the art, user interface design, interaction design etc. I honestly can't answer that question. When we made the decision to require an email there was a reason for it--I think it primarily had to do with migrating accoutns and lost passwords--but I'm not 100% certain.
At the same time I can promise you that there is zero nefarious intent. We won't be slamming you with spam, nor selling your email, etc... we're zombies, not monsters.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||That would require us to blow||
That would require us to blow up a lot of the gameplay, but it is really a pretty intriguing idea.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||In areas where there is no||
In areas where there is no one playing the game will "spoof" stuff for you to shoot at. The idea is that once the map is populated, and there are enough people playing, that will stop.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||So as mentioned this is a two||
So as mentioned this is a two man operation with no advertising budget, funding, and a very moderate internet presence. This is also a US only release, at least for now.
On day one we had something like 380, day two we had 400 more, and already on day three (today) we have cleared 1100 total players. We are relatively happy with this, but have no idea what reasonable numbers are as Apple doesn't release download statistics publically.
We are worried about these numbers stalling, however, without any sort of bump from Apple. "Hot Apps", "new apps", etc. As it seems like these are the springboards to the top download list, which allows for an app to get a positive feedback loop going: more eyes on it, means more downloads, means climbing higher up the charts, means more eyes on it...etc.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Honestly, there is no||
Honestly, there is no "better" race to be. I personally switch between the two pretty freely depending on what I want to do. If I want to clear out some of the riff-raff, I play the hunter. But if I want to try to establish control of the location I am at I will try to build up a bunch of zombies and then protect them with horde (this is a huge part of the game).
Another tactic is to try and better protect a location by dropping and arming hunters, around a location you want to control. Basically giving yourself some back up against any zombies that might open the app in the area.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I again will stress how much||
I again will stress how much more fun it is if you can get a few co-workers playing with you. I made the game and I very quickly tire of playing alone.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||At first I liked that gif,||
At first I liked that gif, but then I realized I have no idea if the Rock is even wearing pants. There is just no way to tell....eww gross.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||By either going to their||
By either going to their location and using "infect", or buying the skill called "command" which let you send a stack of 25 zombies a short distance in order to kill a hunter.
We didn't want to make that too easy though. It's not as if a zombie can take out a gun and shoot a hunter halfway across town.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||So as a Browns fan, myself, I||
So as a Browns fan, myself, I can certainly sympathize. We actually debated whether it should be a zombie game or just a giant .gif of Weeden throwing interceptions.
We decided that no one wanted to see that, so we went with the zombie game instead.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||THe hunter can use his ranged||
THe hunter can use his ranged weapons to pick off zombies at a distance (slot 2 & 3), but the zombie is a little more limited. In order to kill a hunter you either need to use "infect" on a zombie at your current location, or use the more advanced skill "command" to kill a distant hunter. Although zombies can create other zombies at distant locations with rat and retch.
In a lot of way the game sets up to have zombies build the world, by dropping lots of zombies. And hunters keep the zombie growth in check, by destroying what other zombies have created.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||You are correct, there is||
You are correct, there is only a liimited amount of stuff that you can do from a single location. In that way the game sets up better to be played in short sessions, rather than long extended play sessions.
I know I show up at a restaurant, drop a few zombies and put the phone away again until I go to my next location.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||It plays cyclically: when you||
It plays cyclically: when you die as a hunter you become a zombie. When you die as a zombie you become a hunter.
There are also 2 skills (spoiled meat and cure) which basically allow you to kill yourself in order to play the other side.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||If it does even moderately||
If it does even moderately well, an Android version is on tap. Cool thing there is both platforms will be playing together on the same map.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||At least you can make them||
At least you can make them wear funny hats!? Funny hats make everything better, right?
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I thought that was the point||
I thought that was the point of off-season OT. I'm not sure what kind of sports related content you expected when you clicked on "OT: Zombie Block Party!"
Again, if Mods feel this is inappropriate content/too much self promotion, please delete.This game has just consumed much of my free time over the last few years, and people seemed responsive in the favorite apps thread a few days ago, so I thought I would post an update.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Brace yourself: horrible||
Brace yourself: horrible harbaugh harbowl puns happening
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Blame Rich Rod. Or at least||
Blame Rich Rod. Or at least that's what I hear.
Blockhams reference, so don't kill me for bringing it up. It's a joke. I love Rich Rod. Er, that's not entirely true, but I don't hate the man.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||How have I not managed to see||
How have I not managed to see this before. It's perfect. Cronenberg + Kelly = Asplode?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Im with Busey||
Anyone remember "I'm with Busey" on comedy central? A short lived gem, and I mean that in the truest sense of the word.
I'm not even going to try and embed, but here is a clip from the show of Gary Busey as a relationship counselor/woman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tN_4JsNnkc
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Zombie Block Party||
Alright so don't kill me for posting an iPhone app, nor for my bit of self promotion:
The app that has been opened the most times on my phone in the last year has clearly been Zombie Block Party. The reason, is b/c it has been a project a friend and I have been working on over the course of the last two years. ZBP is a GPS based multiplayer strategy game that is played on a google map. Every real-world address is a location that zombie and hunter players can fight for control of.
It releases in like two weeks for iPhone, which we could not be more excited about. No Android version yet b/c I am trying to finish a PhD and my partner has a full-time job. I'm sure I will update the board when it actually releases, but for now if it sounds interesting give us a "like" on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ZombieBlockParty
|2 years 6 weeks ago||I'm touched. I really am. But||
I'm touched. I really am. But I can tell when someone is blowing smoke up my ass. Particularly when you have 120 times the MGoPoints that I do.
But I'll play... MGrowOld is most certainly one of my favorite posters. You're wife has landed you conversations with both Mattison and Hoke. Doesn't get any better than that.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||This topic actually made me||
This topic actually made me realize how much I hate myself. The fact that no one has listed me as their favorite poster yet, has really caused me to question whether I have any value at all. MGoBlog, I need MGoHelp, I am in great need of reassurance and MGoSelfEsteem.
I deeply regret opening this page.