Supreme Commander Casting


In the past, I’ve been asked if I’d ever like to do casting for a game. I don’t know much about League of Legends and I wasn’t fond of Starcraft 2, but I am a big fan of Supreme Commander, and the game currently has a lobby utility that has formed a community around the game to keep it alive. It’s a nifty mod that adds a bunch of stuff including some valuable balance patching, a match finder, and a multiplayer co-op of the single player campaign.

If you guys like RTS games, you can get Supreme Commander on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/9420/
(Just remember the expansion needs the original game)

And the lobby utility here:
http://www.faforever.com/sample-page/#.VAEyMGMmV8U

Doing casting like this will not be a really regular thing. I plan to do it on occasion when I have time and for fun! That means I won’t ring it up on Patreon or anything – I’ll just upload the videos sometimes and you guys can watch if you like the game. Ideally, I hope to maybe see a few new people in the lobby!

On a closing note, I’m expecting to have the next episode of MAS online some time tomorrow afternoon or evening! I have tried to make myself very busy this week to make up for not doing as much stuff in the previous two weeks, but I wasn’t able to get it all done at once like I planned!

Dumb kids pls vote


I did a silly thing! I am planning to try to get a full week in, with ponies, Soul Reaver, and Mechwarrior since I’ve been absent on those things, but in the meanwhile I found this gem of a video game in the news!

It’s a game called Giopi, and it was most likely put together in Game Maker in one afternoon. I’m not sure what kind of thinking went behind it exactly, but they’re either hoping to gain a cult following by being intentionally terrible, or they just honest to goodness don’t understand the appeal of video games and think the Millenial generation is totally vapid and puerile. If it’s the latter, I never really understood the mentality – it’s unreasonable to think one generation could evolve a totally incomprehensible new form of human psychology, so if a group you’re part of doesn’t “get” Millenials, you’re probably thinking of a wide set of people in completely the wrong terms.

The point of this game, as it has been explained in the articles I read about it, is that Millenials seem to be voting Democrat a lot, even as Millenials are getting older and starting to be at that point where they’d settle down and start families. I think if you look at some aspects of things, like that the Millenial generation has spent its entire adult life in the recession with a 15-20% unemployment rate and service industry jobs being the most readily available sources of work we can find, it’s not tough to understand why the GOP would be getting fewer Millenial votes. They’re looking at the generation most dependent on minimum wage and unemployment benefits and they’re saying, “We’ll cut unemployment benefits to fix the deficit and we will never adjust minimum wage to match inflation.”

Or in other words, the GOP strategy kind of shoots a bunch of Millenials in the foot for the short term with promises of theoretical growth and improvement over the long term, so unless they can convince that generation to take another hit for the team despite already being at the bottom and taking a lot of lumps, the GOP is just going to struggle to win that vote, and no number of video games will turn that around. Especially given that, as Millenials start thinking about families it’s becoming too late to take more hits for the country. Life doesn’t stop just because we’re in a recession, and when a young guy is holding three jobs with a pregnant wife waiting at home, it’s a hard sell to ask him to wait a few more years for a raise. When a recession lasts for decades, you eventually just have to ask if you’re willing to raise your own kids in scarcity.

Still, they tried anyway. In another thirty years they may figure out how to fix their broken background panorama!

Always Unlucky


Queen Latifah continues her bold search of the Big Empty for ammo and supplies, for quite a while surviving just by the sheer fact that she hasn’t stumbled into anything too dangerous yet, but then that all turns around.

We’ve also got a new Monday Music! It’s a slower-paced kind of thing with a guitar.

I also got in one last Personal Time episode with Kenza before she headed off for school. This will most likely be the last video featuring the two of us for a little bit.

Doctor Scientists


Queen Latifah finishes her investigation of Higgs Village and it turns out the place gets to be pretty creepy. It’s a pretty strong contrast to the comical bumbling we’ve seen from the scientists so far! The trip is a good one, rounding up some ammo, so it’s off to check out an experimental medical facility!

We’ve also got a new Monday Music. It was intended to be sort of jazzy in nature, and while I’m not sure I captured that, it’s definitely got some interesting points.

And Kenza’s in town, so she did a Personal Time video with me! Originally we meant to be talking about how we make our relationship work out over the distance, but instead we wound up talking about a variety of other things.

Desert Apples


We’ve got a new episode of the Mentally Advanced Series online! In today’s episode, a bunch of bison in feather headdresses get angry because pony settlers are building an orchard in the desert. The bison don’t use the land for much of anything, but it’s a matter of pride. The pony settlers, meanwhile, feel this is the best place to have ruined crops and starvation. It’s up to an intrepid horse hero to negotiate a solution!

We’ve also got a new Monday Music! It’s actually the same upbeat guitar piece played at the end of the MAS episode.