The New DDR4 PC Build


My new PC has been up and running for a bit. Time to finally hit it with a bottle of champagne and call it stable. One of donttellmetheending’s first blog posts was the creation of my last Desktop, “Building a new PC”:

Building a New PC

It seems fitting to follow-up with a similar update for this new machine.  I’ve been waiting for DDR4 ram to make the jump into a new PC, and while it does not offer the performance boost over DDR3 that I had hoped for, it’s not a bad box. Here are “Martin’s” specs:

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New PC post has been delayed due to…


New PC post has been delayed due to faulty parts, and I didn’t really want to type it up until things have been RMA’d and I can provide a full list and analysis.

In the meantime, I did manage to play and beat Shadow of Mordor. So far, it’s my front runner for game of the year. The moment to moment gameplay is just great. It’s an open world game where the missions are fun, the in between moments when you aren’t in mission are fun, and even the traversal is pretty fun. This is kind of a rarity in the open-world games market. You can wait for a Black Friday deal, but if you like Assassin’s Creed or the Batman Arkham series, I can’t imagine you’d be disappointed.

It takes the best parts of both, and mixes it with a few new systems while also cutting away the cruft. IE, you can Sprint with a button, you can Stealth with another button, and if you Sprint+Stealth you just run at near full sprint speed while stealthy. Someone sees you and their Alert bar fills all the way? You still have a couple extra seconds to take them out with a stealth kill. They won’t just immediately grab your sword and fling you away; the alarm bar isn’t a binary switch. Just, a lot of design decisions where “man, that’s annoying, let’s make it fun instead” were applied.

“Sleep when the baby sleeps.”

My baby sleeps when I take him for a walk or drive in a car. “More coffee” it is!

Alright after a bit of research I think…


Alright, after a bit of research, I think I’m going to stick with WordPress. I’ve got a back catalog of articles I’ve written for other websites that I’ll slowly rotate up here, along with an update on Red Dead Redemption from 2010 (hah!) and my latest project: building a new PC. The new PC post was one of the first, a joint post with mattlindh, so it feels a bit like coming full circle.

watching me watching you

In case you’ve followed/still following this blog: it’s woefully out of date. I’ve actually been writing elsewhere and unable to double-post the content back here. I’m looking into the WordPress vs. Tumblr thing and going to try to bring this back up to date. In the meantime, here’s a sweet trailer showing off some details on the upcoming Watch_dogs.

Some free XBLA titles came out today

Everyone likes free. So go grab add these to your queue using the handy web interface.  They look like some fun party games.

Doritos Crash Course

Harms Way

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PS3’s firmware bug causes Bluray skipping or freezing

Hellboy tosses the baby into the air, winds up his grenade launcher, and the baby never comes down.  The movie has completely frozen.

Was the disc broken?  Was my PS3 dying?

Nope.  The latest firmware has trouble with a specific audio codecs on the 60gig fat PS3’s.

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Wait. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before

So, here we were watching some movie trailers over lunch when we stumbled across the new Narnia 3 trailer.  After having read and been disappointed with the books as a kid, the movies haven’t really caught my attention.  The trailer music did however, because I had heard it before…

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The X-men arcade game returns

This is outstanding news. The X-men arcade game, with 6player online co-op, will see an XBLA and PSN release.  The only unannounced feature is if it supports up to 4 players local, and if you can mix and match local and online players. Hit more for the trailer…

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Reboot #2

Moved over to a new hosted server, rather than through  It’ll be a little bit before things are up to date and running again.

If you wanted to re-activate your user account for posting articles, let me know and I’ll set you up again.