UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-09-13 16:15:37 UTC 29 comments
As of writing, there are now less than 24 hours before Black Mesa is released. After losing and regaining interest a couple of times during it's development, I am now pretty psyched to think it will be available in less than a days time.


Do you have any plans? Are you just going to sit and power through it in a single session or play a bit at a time, savoring every moment. Are you having a day off work or school to play it? Are you going to record a let's play, or are you planning to review it?

Personally, I will be going to work as normal since the countdown ends at 15:45 for me. Little point in skipping work to wait around all day. What I will do however is give my wife a call in order to start the download as soon as she can. :P

As for playing it, I will no doubt play through it in large chunks, maybe 3 sittings, and I plan on recording gameplay in order to do either a "Gentleman plays" series of 10 minute vids or 3 or 4 short highlights videos with captions and whatnot.

So... do tell...
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-08-23 08:52:43 UTC 8 comments
An open taunt to Archie:

Got your tags. Mwua ha ha ha ha.

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Remember that time I totally knifed you in the back? That's when I got your tags. Now they're my tags.

UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-08-16 10:41:34 UTC 5 comments
A couple of people have been asking about where the Scotch and Coffee website had gone too and when it was coming back.

Welp, last night I finally got around to finishing a little something I've been working on and you can check it out here: SnC Homepage

It's pretty basic in terms of design and functionality, although there is a little box on the right which features some highlights from our SVN log. Actually, it's mostly Archie getting his hair off over GoldSource. Still, fun.

There is also a forum which you can sign up to if you like. :P
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-08-08 19:48:23 UTC 9 comments
Nearly ten years ago, I remember watching these videos and shitting an entire estate's worth of bricks.
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-08-04 12:49:53 UTC 8 comments
Imagine if Battlefield 3 had been produced with a much lower audio budget. It might have gone something like this...

UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-08-01 13:26:03 UTC 13 comments
Urby sits dutifully at his desk, bashing out code, ignoring the clock and just trying to get through the day. He typed for what felt like forever, on into the night. Night turned to day, which in turn, turned to night again. Spring turned to summer, summer to autumn, autumn to winter.

...and then it was 5 minutes later.

God knows webdev isn't the best activity for making the time fly by. :(
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-07-27 11:01:14 UTC 17 comments
Sooo... when is the TWHL community going to start a full on singleplayer Source development?

I'm sick off all these BETA and horror themed mods that n00b mappers are farting out.
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-07-23 12:59:49 UTC 7 comments
Anyone ever experience one of those random strings of pure terrible luck? Well, last night the world was against me something rotten.

I suffer from hay fever and yesterday I was really suffering. I'm also allergic to dust so I decided that hoovering the house would really sweeten the deal. (I didn't think that but it needed to be done)

Later in the evening, my nose was sore, my throat hurt from sneezing, my senses of smell and taste were gone and my head was pounding. I decided I would clear my head by soaking in a nice hot bath. Now, it was getting pretty late so the sun had gone down. Flicked the switch for the bathroom light and POP, lightbulb dies quite a violent death.

"Awww, for f-"

Unscrewed the light globe and tipped the shards into the bin. Go back downstairs, reach down to open the cupboard to get a new bulb, grab the box and as soon as I stand up straight the bottom of the box falls out and the last spare lightbulb in the house falls onto the tiled kitchen floor.

I should mention at this point, that I was barefoot...
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-07-20 07:34:34 UTC 3 comments
I was recording a couple of lines last night and while I was at it I decided to do another reel. Rather than mimicking existing characters like my last reel I decided to make things up on the spot.

I'd love to hear your thoughts :D
UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-07-14 05:37:50 UTC 3 comments
More Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 tom-foolery with myself and Archie.

UrbaNebula7 years ago2012-07-10 08:43:47 UTC 14 comments
Sorry for journalling 2 days on the trot but I just wanted to say that my unemployment has come to a sudden end...

I'm working again as of Thursday this week.
UrbaNebula8 years ago2012-07-09 20:42:33 UTC 13 comments
Cats. Right?

I like to think he's dreaming that he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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UrbaNebula8 years ago2012-06-28 11:15:55 UTC 8 comments
Halfway through my second to last day.

Totally drained and cannot focus on any of these site's I've got left to build.

It's not uncommon for me to get bored at work but this is just a genuine lack of motivation, with good cause I guess.
UrbaNebula8 years ago2012-06-22 10:59:37 UTC 23 comments
For those of you not in the know, the company I work for announced that they are closing down the sales and design departments. This puts me out of a job this time next week.

Again, for those not in the know, I am married, living in a rented property, paying for a car on finance along with all the regular bills that I need to pay.

Bricks are now being shat.
UrbaNebula8 years ago2012-06-11 12:02:29 UTC 10 comments
First day back after a weeks holiday and the second file I get is for a guy who wants "plenty of advertising banana space" on their site...