BlackTagBen

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from Austin, TX

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      5 years ago

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      Are Angry Fanboys Bad for Games?

      Spoiler alert--the answer, obviously, is yes, but the video also gives a quick, easy insight into the human psychological/sociological reasons behind our fear of change and suppression of creativity. Fascinating, if not kind of sad. Always hope videos like this might wrack up a couple million views. A little knowledge goes a long way.

    • Scatterguts

      5 years ago

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      Only discovered Wonder Trade in Pokemon a few days ago, and I'm kind of addicted to it. I love the random-ness--mostly a revolving door of extremely common, low-level creatures and breeding rejects. But every now and then, with enough frequency to keep me coming back for more, there's some nice starter or a guy that isn't in your version of the game or even occasionally a species that I've never even seen before.

      But the best part has to be the little touches that come with trading around the world--features that certainly didn't have to be in the game but make it that much cooler: adding a bunch of different languages to the entries in my Pokedex, discovering the different versions of vivillon (butterfly dude with different wing patterns based on the real world region in which it was caught), stuff like that.

      And I love names, no matter how dumb. If dogs were Pokemon, 80% of the worlds' domesticated dogs would be named 'Dog.' Lame. I mentioned vivillon because I just had one with a pattern I hadn't seen yet cross my desk. Ordinarily I would have said "Neat," and passed it on for the next person who had yet to discover that pattern. But this badass butterfly's name is Scatterguts--it made me chuckle, and now he's hanging out in one of my boxes with my original vivillon.

      I imagine Scatterguts is a traveler. Judging by his colors he's come a long way already--a wandering ne'er-do-well that can never settle in one place for too long. But for now, it's good to have you, Scatterguts. Love feeling senselessly attached to a collection of stats with a sprite attached.

    • Obligatory RTX Excite Journal

      5 years ago

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      Because every year when the first RTX news starts to trickle and the Guardian application has been submitted, I literally figuratively kill myself with anticipation.

      RTX 2014!

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  • Comments (12)

    • AMingDynasty

      5 years ago

      Nice avatar! I'm once again rewatching the series as we speak haha

      • AMingDynasty

        5 years ago

        I see you're already in Austin...so get off your lazy butt and go see haha

      • AMingDynasty

        5 years ago

        Well maybe go to RTX?!

      • BlackTagBen

        5 years ago

        Thanks, man. I designed the stencil and painted it at Austin's "Graffiti Park." Really need to go back sometime to see if it's been painted over or not, haha.

    • DarkBowler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Photographer

      6 years ago

      Ben, we are in the 343 video for a second, I didn't realize you were that much taller than me. youtu.be/PMWP-sxmqNQ?t=28s (right at 29 seconds, they got the morning and afternoon Spartans in the video).

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      7 years ago

      Ben we must play minecraft sometime! smiley13.gif

    • BTJames

      7 years ago

      TED STRONG!

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      8 years ago

      It sucked having to go back to work. But what can you do. Can't wait till RTX 2 with air conditioning

    • aeon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold aeon1

      8 years ago

      Hey Ben and James hope all is going well!

    • Tuuli

      8 years ago

      Oh! Hi!! :wave: Freelancers where the BEST!

    • Tuuli

      8 years ago

      :wave: I see you are someone from RTX, but I didnt get most peoples usernames. Did you have fun or what?

    • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Hey James!

      I was going through my messages and found yours asking about my restaurant list. You can view a good portion of them here in this journal. I have since added many more places and am looking to hopefully hit up a few more at the official RT fan event in Austin, Rooster Texas in May.

      Thanks again for the interest!

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