The Legends of Brutal Legend

Brutal legend is one of my all time favorite games, and as i recently purchased one of those awesome Hauppage HD PVR2’s I thought I’d take the opportunity to capture some footage during a new play through.

The below video contains the stories from all of the hidden “Legends” throughout the game. I’ve combined them all into one 15 minute story about the history of the Brutal Legend World.
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Final Hurt & Final Fight (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)

A few years ago I made a couple of little fan videos for the film “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children”. However, at the time I only owned the standard definition DVD of the movie and whilst I liked the videos I made I felt it only right as a massive Final Fantasy fan, and owner of the Advent children Blu-Ray, to update my videos is full high definition.
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Adventures of Adam & Unicorn

So at Duxter, our CEO Adam owns a Mac, and on that Mac he has key protectors on his keyboard. However, these key protectors are rainbow coloured, and ever since I discovered them I’ve been making fun of Adam in the form of Unicorn jokes.

So last week I decided I should have a Unicorn cuddly toy mailed to him at the office anonymously and have my Partner in crime (Our CTO Sky) capture the moment on camera. Well today that moment finally arrived and sky was able to capture some pretty awesome pictures of Adam unwrapping his new toy. Upon viewing the pictures I thought “hey, this would make a pretty awesome comic strip!” and took it upon myself to open up Photoshop and proceed to turn the whole event into a comic strip.
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This Week At Duxter

This week has been a pretty fun week for me, I’ve solved some major problems and created some fantastic things.

Firstly, if you’re a Duxter user, you will know that we have recently been having outbreaks of epic slowness and sometimes the site not loading at all. Initially when this started happening we concluded that it had something to do with Node (our websockets type server) and its communications with our database server. what we had done at this point was started pooling the database connections in node hoping that it would improve things, and it did, slightly, and for a short time. the improvements we seen were simply false indicators of us finding the solution, when in fact the improvements in performance we seen was simply down to the fact it was late at night (for me) and activity was low on the site.
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Removing Babylon From Firefox

First of all, if your reading this, chances are you have been invaded by the scum which is Babylon Search / Toolbar so you will completely understand the frustraion this piece of crap has caused me.

After searching for hours on information on how to remove this I found no solution which worked. The horrible little thing kept returning. Mainly in the form of the Address bar keyword searching.

So, here’s a quick quide on how to remove it.
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Battlefield 3: Paris Multiplayer Gameplay

Let me first start off by saying that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat was on of the first online games i’d ever played, after Hardware: Online Arena. This was back in the day when I had the slimline Playstation 2 and getting online was a major hassle. However, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat was the game that really got me into the first person shooters, in fact, the day I bought my XBox 360, I also purchased Battlefield 2: Modern Combat… Continue reading