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On Minecraft
January 25, 2011, 04:39 EST
 
Jes stepped in for this one as a birthday gift to me. I thought it was sweet of her. Thank you!

Oh Minecraft. I've played you so much, and have enjoyed many a lost evening, you are amusing to say the least. But damn, your art is terrible. Don't get me wrong, the retro cube-pixel combo is cute and clearly quite catchy, but the animations? Spare a bit of those millions you've made and invest in a good contract animator.

Seriously, this isn't even an aesthetic thing. The animations, or lack of in the case of attack animations, detract from the feeling of immersion, and even worse make combat unsatisfying and clunky. What's that? A skeleton is going to shoot me? Oh wait, it already did because there's no wind-up cue. Just two out stretched arms looking for a hug.

Also, why isn't this mod part of the default game? Not only does it make the world look nicer, it makes the environment easier to parse. At least work in some linear mipmapping to stop the grass from looking like green static in the distance...

Now, pardon me, but I need to see a man about a mine cart booster track.



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AoD 2011
January 19, 2011, 05:44 EST
 
Jes, Matt, and I will be making our yearly stop over at Animation on Display on feb 19-20. As usual, we'll have a lil table set up for us to sit and gab at. Most likely I'll be doodling, Jes will be talking about cake, and Matt will doing that Matt stare thing he does.

Also, this is awesome.



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Been Recording a WoW Podcast
January 17, 2011, 18:44 EST
 
When I'm doing something relatively mindless, I like to put on some World of Warcraft podcasts like Legendary to listen to chatter. Betsy and I were like "You know, all we talk about to each other is Warcraft anyway. If we did that into a microphone, we'd have a podcast."

The result was Not Enough Rage, currently up to episode 6. The early ones were kind of rough, but I feel like we've hit our stride enough that I'm not embarassed to share it with other wowheads.



Matt
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Dudes
January 10, 2011, 01:34 EST
 
Check out my Christmas present from Ian and Jes.



Ian
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Darknut, I hate your texture packs.
January 9, 2011, 06:21 EST
 
Just say'n.



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A few links
January 1, 2011, 21:21 EST
 
Dad showed me The Wilderness Downtown, an experiment in HTML 5.

I started looking at Subnormality today. It's a dense comic. I like this one.

I've been listening to Janelle Monae since Spike linked the video on Twitter.

Holly Pervocracy, former ambulance driver, put an extremely sad post up around Christmas. Just as a heads up, before you start clicking around that blog, a lot of the other posts on that page are about things like having an entire hand inside her vagina. I'm not saying don't, though. The Cosmocking features are hilarious.



Matt
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Obligatory Christmas Shipping Post
December 2, 2010, 01:16 EST
 
Topatoco has posted their ordering deadlines for our and everyone else's store if you want to get your schwag by Christmas.

  • USPS INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY: December 8
  • INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS, USA STANDARD/FIRST CLASS: December 15
  • USPS DOMESTIC PRIORITY: December 17
  • USPS EXPRESS: December 21

Also, if you order now, there's a chance that KC Green will touch your merchandise.



Ian
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My turn to make you a mix tape.
November 22, 2010, 05:53 EST
 
Mine's a little short though...

Fighting Trousers

A Piece of my Mind

Cup of Brown Joy

The Theme of the Best FBI Agent... Ever





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In with the New.
November 15, 2010, 06:56 EST
 
Another year, another set of wearable goods from us is released to the wild. I've designed up 3 t-shirts and 1 hoodie for you to enjoy should you choose to. I hope they are to your liking.

We have another treat up our sleeve for this winter, something I've been wanting to do for the site for a while. More on that in time.

Unrelated, I finally watched the entirety of Afro Samurai on netflix while burning the early morning oil... Was it supposed to make a lick of sense? It was neat and all, but... uh... Huh?

Hey, look at that. It's 3 am again.



Matt
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Shirt sale
October 25, 2010, 12:32 EST
 
The Topatoco fellows are doing a housecleaning, because they have a warehouse full of shirts and nowhere to put the new ones coming in for Christmas. So they're having a sale on designs that are going out of stock

Clearance shirts start at $15 until Halloween. That is savings.

What's that, you say? You only read 3PS and none of the other Topatoco-family comics? Well, you are a damn liar. But since you've flattered us, here's our designs that are up for sale.


Ian
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Comic seems unlikely this week.
October 20, 2010, 04:44 EST
 
My appologies. My hardware is fighting me every step of the way. Hell, I just spent the last hour trying to get the site control panel to let me log in to post this.





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Community bulletin board
September 30, 2010, 04:12 EST
 
Chandra will be teaching yoga in El Cerrito, near Berkeley. She's looking for students.

Go on and do yourself some flexibility and core strengthening exercises. I've done it, and she's a good teacher. If you also want to press her for information on mistakes I've made in my life, she's usually more than happy to detail them.

Info:

Gentle Yoga
Wed & Fri 9:00-10:00am

Pre-Natal Yoga
Wed 10:30-11:30am

Classes Start Week of Oct 4.

Intro special: First Class Free, then $10/class.

At Tatami MultiArts
www.tatamima.com
9951 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
across from the El Cerrito Plaza
Three blocks from El Cerrito Plaza BART station
(510) 502-8517



Ian
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As a note;
September 27, 2010, 03:39 EST
 
It is no longer Matt's birthday.



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Birfday
August 24, 2010, 19:11 EST
 
Mister scruffy has officially aged another year today.

Happy birthday, Matt.



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I thought Scott Pilgrim was a hell of a lot of fun
August 21, 2010, 16:56 EST
 
Just the kind of movie that puts a big old grin on your face. If you haven't seen it, maybe you should!



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