Howdy, Grayskullers! Hope you all are having a good weekend. I’ve mentioned TheHunter on previous podcasts and I thought I’d share some of my trophy shots with all of you. Now I know hunting is a bit controversial these days, especially when it is purely for sport, but keep in mind all these animals are made up of just 1s and 0s. So here are some of my best. Happy Hunting!
Happy Friday, Grayskullers. It’s Colin here. Despite having an IRL vehicle in various levels of health over the last week, my virtual vehicles keep on cruisin’. So here are a few pretty screenshots of my travels in Euro Truck Simulator 2. Genießen!
Happy Friday, Grayskullers! It’s time for a long overdue new game video. I finally gave in and bought Assetto Corsa for my PC so that I could properly use my new racing wheel. Out of the few other driving/racing games I already owned, Assetto Corsa is by far the most realistic and also makes the best use of the wheel and all it’s features. Here is a quick lap of me driving around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy in the classic Lotus 49 Formula 1 car from the late 1960’s. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!
Happy Halloween, Grayskullers! Colin here. In honor of Halloween I though I’d post a video of me fighting off Diablo himself on Diablo 3. Enjoy the partying and stay safe out there!
Aloha, Grayskullers! With the announcement that Youtube has finally rolled out the ability to upload videos at a full 60 frames per second I decided to test it out. So i booted up F1 2013 and took a not so excellent lap around Circuit of the Americas, in honor of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix taking place this Sunday at 12pm PST on NBC. So check it out and enjoy. Note: It’s my understanding that 60 fps can only currently be viewed using the Google Chrome browser, which shouldn’t be an issue because you should all be using it anyway!
Hey Grayskullers, Colin here. I just wanted to share some screenshots of the little homestead I’ve put together for myself on my current Minecraft adventure. Hope you enjoy!
In episode 33 of the Condo Grayskull podcast, I presented the guys with a set of “would you rather” questions featuring some tough moral quandaries. This video is an old favorite of mine, brought to you by the folks at Picnicface, that also features a moral dilemma inspired by a certain movie that nobody saw. Enjoy!
Good afternoon, everyone! Hope you are all having a splendid Monday. The boys will be back in the Condo tomorrow night and we would love to answer your question, share your ghost stories or anything else you’d like us to talk about. You can reach us on Facebook, through email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by twitting us. Whichever suits your fancy. Hope to hear from you all soon!
How goes it, Grayskullers?! It is once again time to delve into my closet and find what really makes my nerd heart pump. This time it is flight simulators, and more specifically Microsoft’s long running Flight Simulator series. Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0 was released in 1982 and spawned 9 sequels culminating in Flight Simulator X released in 2006. Fascinated by my Grandfather’s service as a pilot in the Army Air Corp during WW2, I developed a love of aviation at an early age. I was first introduced to the series either with FS95 or FS98, but did not own a copy until Flight Simulator 2000 was released. I was finally able to take the controls and replicate what I saw at air shows and in film. I got down all of the basics in no time and was taking off and landing with style and grace. But it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I really dove head first into the deep end of learning many of the intricacies involved in flying a plane in real life such as navigation techniques and proper mechanical operation. Previously it had been just taking off and flying around for a bit then landing wherever happened to be closest. Now I can take an ultra realistic 737 from a cold & dark (completely shut off) state and complete a cross country flight using almost all the same controls and systems a real airline pilot would. Unfortunately, Microsoft Flight Simulator as a franchise has probably seen its final iteration. The internal studio that created them no longer exists and most of the intellectual property has been sold off. The X-Plane series of simulators is fairly popular and Lockheed released an improved and updated version of Flight Sim X known as Prepar3D for use in flight schools, but Microsoft’s involvement is probably dead forever. Fortunately the Microsoft Flight Sim community is still as big as ever, and many third party companies still create new content for FSX, such as the beautiful 777 from PMDG, the undisputed creme de la creme of add ons. Though my interest always begins to wain after several months, I always find myself returning to the skies somewhere down the road. Until next time, fly safe!
Above left: My collection of FS games. Above right: an image from Flight Sim 1.0. Below: Me flying past Mt. Rainier on my way from Seattle to Burbank on FSX.