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Games / Sick Kids Save Point Sci-Fi Games Marathon 2018!
« on: 10 October, 2018, 11:26:12 am »
I post about this every year so apologies for the deja vu!

This weekend I'll be taking part in Sick Kids Save Point, a gaming marathon to raise money for Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity.

I'll be starting on Saturday morning and doing up to 36hrs (I've been adding an hour for every £10 raised and am sitting at 29hrs currently!) and this year I'll only be playing sci-fi games. Aiming to beat some unplayed games from the pile of shame and also do full runs on some classics (Halo 1, Dead Space 2, Dark Void because my mate made that a condition of his donation!), and streaming the whole thing to prove I haven't fallen asleep.

If you do wish to donate or learn more about the charity my page is here - https://sp18.everydayhero.com/uk/keith-s-sick-kids-save-point-2018

And I'll be streaming on Mixer all weeked - https://mixer.com/Superbeasto

Got a good chunk of space-based games to dip into so should at least be a fun if incredibly tiring ordeal, cheers!

Games / Sick Kids Save Point 2017 Game Marathon!
« on: 28 September, 2017, 12:10:24 pm »
Hello! Little bit of spam here, but I'm doing another charity games marathon soon for Sick Kids Save Point (to raise money for the Edinburgh Children's Hospital) so thought I'd share the link!

It's starting Friday 13th October, runs for 24hrs+ (I'll add an hour for every tenner we can raise over my target, up to a maximum of 36hrs - last year I wound up doing 36hrs and it was rooooough!), and I'm aiming to do beat Flashback, Prince of Persia, Condemned and Portal, plus play a whole lot of The Evil Within 2 and anything else I can dig up to fill the time. There's a chance I could just get stuck on one of those old games for several hours (like the year I embarrasingly botched a Resident Evil playthrough...it still hurts) but will hopefully get through them!

My page is at https://sksp17.everydayhero.com/uk/keith-thorburn

You can get info and sign up to take part at https://sickkidssavepoint.com/

And I'll livestream my attempt here to prove I've not nodded off - https://mixer.com/Superbeasto


Help! / Help Finding Future Shock! Space Graffiti?
« on: 24 May, 2016, 04:04:28 pm »
Hello Hivemind!

Wondering if anyone can recall a Future Shock where someone made an epic journey in a spaceship and the final reveal was some graffiti (something along the lines of so and so 'Was Here')?

A colleague is trying to hunt it down and it rings a bell but I can't remember any more details!

Games / I'm Doing The Sick Kids Save Point Game Marathon!
« on: 28 August, 2015, 11:50:04 am »
Hey everyone,

Just spreading the word that I'm once again doing the game marathon for Sick Kids Edinburgh on 10th October in case anyone wants to throw a couple of quid in the pot!

It's a 24hr game marathon, but this year I'm going to add an hour for every tenner over my target I can raise (up to a maximum of 36hrs, because I still have to work Monday unfortunately!)

I'll be streaming the whole thing, playing some classics and the scariest horror games I can get my hands on so should be a bit of a laugh really. Cheers!


Events / Future Shock at Edinburgh Film Festival
« on: 29 May, 2015, 12:19:11 pm »
Just in case anyone doesn't know (I just stumbled on it today and bought tickets). Haven't seen it yet so good news.


Books & Comics / Warhammer 40k Novels, Where To Start?
« on: 07 May, 2015, 04:32:47 pm »
Picked up the recent Warhammer 40,000 game (Assassinorum) and while reading through the rule book and poring over the characters and models it struck me how much I've always enjoyed that part of their games (I used to play Space Crusade and Space Hulk as a kid and thought artwork and the universe was really cool and a huge part of what made the games fun), but that I never really dived into the lore beyond what was presented in the games.

Has anyone read a lot of them who could recommend a good place to start without being completely lost? Had a look for novels on Amazon but even using the wiki page I found it tricky to figure out how everything is laid out! Any advice appreciated, thanks!

Slightly spammy (but for a good cause!) -

Every year I take part in the Sick Kids Save Point, where a whole bunch of folk play games for a ludicrously long time to raise money for http://www.edinburghsickkids.org/.

This year I'm doing 24hrs but I'll raise it to 36hrs by adding an hour for every tenner over my goal I can raise.

You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/Keith-Thorburn3
And watch the my livestream at http://www.twitch.tv/superbeasto81 (it won't be very entertaining because I'm neither an entertaining person or particularly good at games, but it's proof I haven't fallen asleep on the job or anything!)

Rough schedule is -

9am - 12pm: Shadow Of Mordor
12pm - 1pm: Kinect Sports Rivals
1pm - 4pm: Another World (full playthrough hopefully, if I don't get stuck...)
4pm - 6pm: D4 Dark Dreams Don't Die
6pm - 7pm: Kinect Sports Rivals
7pm - 8pm: Sniper Elite III Hunt The Grey Wolf
8pm (or as soon as it's dark enough) - 1am: Alien Isolation
1am - 2am: Need For Speed Rivals
2am - 4am: Alien Isolation
4am - 7am: Metro 2033
7am - 8am: Kinect Sports Rivals
8am - 9am: Titanfall (come join in!)
9am onwards anything goes really. I'll probably be terrible at anything by that point anyway.


Film & TV / Pacific Rim 2!
« on: 27 June, 2014, 08:55:51 am »
This has made me deliriously happy today. And an animated series! This is what all Fridays should be like.


Music / Best Cover Versions
« on: 12 May, 2014, 03:56:53 pm »
We've got the butchered songs thread so seems only fair to have one of these!

I'll get the ball rolling with this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dunKAwRN3P8

It's a pretty revered song and quite a dramatic re-tooling so probably won't appeal to all, but in terms of taking a song I've never been all that fussed about and making it something I really like it's probably one of the most successful covers I've heard. MJK's voice has a lot to do with it of course, he is silk to the ears.

Books & Comics / Humble Image Comics Bundle
« on: 01 May, 2014, 09:21:02 am »

Couldn't see a thread about this but it's a pretty cracking deal.

Humble Bundle (they do a 'pay what you want' deal on batches of videogames and ebooks with a portion of the money going to charities, have gotten some crazily good bundles from them in the past) have an Image Comics bundle up at the moment.

You can pay whatever you like to get the first volumes of East of West, Fatale, Lazarus and Morning Glories, if you pay above the average donation (currently about $9) you also get Saga, Revival and Chew, and if you pay $15 or more you also get Volumes 1 and 20 (?) of The Walking Dead.

TWD aside I haven't read any of those books, and as it happens Volume 20 was the next TWD on my list. Really cool way to try out some new stuff for me, and for a good cause!


Classifieds / Doctor Who Art for sale (and for charity!)
« on: 07 March, 2014, 01:36:54 pm »
Just putting this here as it's for a good cause and is the last day of auction, one of the artists at work is auctioning off this Tom Baker piece for Cancer Research UK.

It's bloody lovely and seemed like the sort of thing you lot would be interested in:


General / Digital Subscription Advice
« on: 30 January, 2014, 04:43:14 pm »
Hey, I've finally decided to take the plunge and get a tablet and switch my subscription to digital (purely because I literally have no more room for progs in the home sadly).

Being a noob at such things I just wondered what people use in terms of readers and what the easiest way to download them onto your tablet for reading are. It's a Nexus I'm getting so it'll be Android.

Asked some friends but they tend to do their comic reading on Comixology and said that the best format to grab is the cbz, but that there are a bunch of different ways of reading that, so I guess I'm just looking for a breakdown of what your process is when you buy and read the prog!


Film & TV / Gravity
« on: 11 May, 2013, 04:36:10 pm »
No-one pumped about this? I know nothing about it, but the trailer had my knuckles white with panic, if the whole movie is that intense I might need sedated beforehand.


Off Topic / My Custom DREDD guitar pedal!
« on: 19 January, 2013, 10:14:06 am »
Been wanting an Octave pedal for a while and for my birthday my girlfriend had one custom made for me! We have dubbed it The Lawgiver, gives me clean, 1 octave up, 1 octave down, 2 octaves down and I can mix all 4 to my heart's content. Properly awesome, I'm well chuffed. So chuffed in fact that it warrants a smiley (sorry)  :D

The movie is showing on Saturday 16th February, and there's a Q&A event that afternoon. Nice!

You have to buy tickets for both separately from the looks of it, I've only bought for the Q&A so far. This year's film festival is really looking to bankrupt me.


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