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Junethack 2017

By K2 on May 30th, 2017 at 12:35 am EST

The Junethack NetHack + variants tournament for 2017 is about to begin. Registration was opened up about 24 hours ago, and the month-long tourney will start at midnight (UTC) on June 1st. Hardfought’s NetHack server has been approved as an official server for the tournament – you’ll see Hardfought as an option when assigning servers/variants to your profile. Very excited, and looking forward to seeing how our server holds up. If you’re playing this year and use Hardfought as one of your server choices, be sure to join #hardfought on irc (freenode.net) – the bot will announce games, and if you have any issues, being in the channel will be the best way to get help.

I earned a few trophies last year, will see if I can double that number this go-around ;) Happy hacking all, and good luck in the tournament!

Nethack 3.6.0 released

By K2 on December 9th, 2015 at 2:16 pm EST

Yesterday, a new version of Nethack was released, bringing the version up to 3.6.0 – this is the first new release of this game in over 10 years. Lots of bug fixes, incorporation of many of the most popular patches, and new content. The download and release notes can be found here – http://nethack.org/common/index.html

Love this game, it’s one of my all-time favorite computer games I’ve ever played. And arguably the most difficult computer game ever made just got harder with this release. Enjoy.

I got a new computer. Oh snap.

By K2 on March 3rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm EST

desktop001Oh snap is RIGHT. After nearly 2.5 years of chugging along on my super-slow little netbook that could barely run three tabs in Chrome at the same time, I’ve got a new system. Got my hands on an ASUS K55A series laptop. Nothing too high-end, but it does have a third-gen Intel core i7-3630QM under the hood and the HD 4000 integrated graphics is no slouch when it comes to gaming. I fired up Dragon Age and Team Fortress 2 last night just to see how it would perform. Couldn’t max out the graphics like you’d be able to using a dedicated ATI or Nvidia graphics solution, but I didn’t have to settle for minimum settings either. The CPU runs nominally at 2.4GHz but it will boost up to 3.4GHz (in the screenshot you’ll see it’s down-clocked to 1.2GHz when not being taxed to save on power). Four dedicated cores with hyper-threading enabled… everything runs pretty smooth, at least everything I’ve thrown at it so far. So, when time allows I may play a few rounds of TF2 or maybe try out something new. Gonna revisit some old RTS games I really like also, like some of the Command & Conquer series. And I can’t wait to use Photoshop or decode DVD’s on this system, should run fairly fast. Lemme know what games you guys are playing right now. Woot!

Merry Christmas!!

By K2 on December 25th, 2012 at 11:36 am EST

Merry Christmas!! Just wanted to put that out real quick while I had a moment. It’s mini-K2’s first Christmas this year and she had a very exciting time. Out of everything she got, it was the mallet from the xylophone that was the biggest hit. And the wrapping paper :)

So merry Christmas everyone and have a happy new years also.

Election Day 2012

By K2 on November 6th, 2012 at 8:12 am EST

Finally! The day is here to elect a new President. No more crazy political adds, at least for awhile. Just be sure to exercise your right to vote today gang if you haven’t already. I already voted about three weeks ago (I love early voting) so I’m all set and wont have to wait in any lines. Today’s outcome should be pretty interesting; haven’t seen a race this close since G.W. Bush vs Gore back in 2000. This makes your vote that much more important, regardless of whether you think it’s gonna count or not. GO VOTE.

So who do you think is going to win? How close do you think it’s going to be? Feel free to discuss in the forum thread. Oh and by the way GO VOTE :)