We don't always like being nonplussed

Monday, December 31, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 80: A New Idea Develops!

"You can teleport to me... if you trust me. MUAHAHAHAHAHA."

Oriental Blue Part 5: Let's Do The Time Warp, I Guess

I'll need to watch Rocky Horror again someday, but - confession time! - I never really liked it. We keep the torches and Frankenstein rakes in the closet, please tidy up after storming the website. Thanks!

Borderlands 1 with AngeliqueDaemon! Part 1: It Has Been YEARS

New series! Isstvan and AngeliqueDaemon do multiplayer Borderlands 1!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation (PS3): MSM-07E Z'Gok-E, 300 Cost Limit

We got walloped. Straight-up stomped.

Hardcore Minecraft Part 11: Looking Homely Already

Remember, "homely" can also mean "cozy or comfortable, like one's own home." If I had to guess, I'd assume that way back when "homely" was used by matchmaking mothers the way "great personality" is meant today. Is there an etymologist in the house?

Minecraft with Friends! Part 79: Mining Is So Interesting!

In the gravel yard, with a number for my name/makin' little rocks out of big rocks all day...

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation (PS3): Cost Limits and the Zaku II-S Revisited!

Oh boy, was 300 points a room too high. Pain is incoming. BUT! If you play with me on Friday nights, or want to, I'm talking about moving the recording time back to 8:30 or 9:00 so Isstvan can get his own recording done early. Let me know what time would be best for you, or if you have suggestions for other times and days!

Hardcore Minecraft Part 10: Lots of Torches

Am I the only one who always takes coal, wood, sticks, cobblestone and a crafting table everywhere he goes? Oh, and a bucket of water. Gotta have the bucket of water. Lava and I, we're not friends. There's a reason the greeting message on ExVee's server is "Try not to fall in the lava today."

Minecraft With Friends! Part 78: Audio Still Hates Me

He's quiet, but he's there. Troubleshooting is a harsh mistress.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): Blue Destiny 3 in Desert Conquest

I'm really looking forward to recording tonight: I treated myself to a new controller with my Christmas funds, and it's much, much more responsive than the old one. Plus it's red, so I'll go three times faster. This is important.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 77: Access Is Important

AngeliqueDaemon was using my backup headset this session- for a five-dollar job from Tuesday Morning, it's got pretty good sound!

Let's Fail To Learn GMod! Part 10: Like Ice Skating In The Air

I've got a flying machine! Man, I haven't played Warcraft II in forever...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oriental Blue Part 4: I Have A Pet Brute.

Gotta Catch Em All, Then Have Em Punch All The Other Ones! (TM)

Let's Fail to Learn GMod! Part 9: That Doesn't Fly...

That kind of attitude just doesn't fly around here. Neither does whatever it is Isstvan made, exactly.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 76: Doom Pit!

Isstvan is quiet, but at least he's audible at all. And he kills ExVee in a variety of ways, so... yay?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Hardcore Minecraft Part 8: BRAIN DEAD CHRISTMAS!

Although it's been said many times, many ways, braindead Christmas to... no wait that's wrong

Let's Fail To Learn GMod! Part 7: Feels Like Home

Is it full of delicious food? Then it doesn't feel like my home, at least not as it is currently. Hope yours is doing similarly well today, Christmas or not!

Oriental Blue Part 2: Need Shiny Rocks!

...is this Daisuki Teddy again all of a sudden?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Far East of Eden: Oriental Blue! Part 1: This Game is Racist

Here begins Tengai Makyo/Far East of Eden: Oriental Blue! From everything Isstvan has told me, this one should be interesting. And not as infuriating as Daisuki Teddy!

Minecraft With Friends! Deluxe Isstvan-Free Edition!

Isstvan82's microphone didn't work, so you get all of us, and all of us reacting to him, but not him. Merry XMas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Let's Fail To Learn GMod! Part 6: There Was Some Red Glare

If I was going to build an airship, I'd want a Final Fantasy-style one, like wood with propellers and stuff. Best airship style ever.

Hardcore Minecraft! Part 7: There's A Lot Of Holidays

It's true! So whichever ones you celebrate, enjoy!

Minecraft with Friends! Part 74: Attacked From All Sides

Apparently there's a chance you'll respawn on top of the Nether if you die in there. Funky.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): RGM-79G GM Command with Hyper Bazooka

AzurasCry says I did better on the first round, and he's probably right. But the one that goes up this coming Friday was best of all.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation (PS3): RGM-79G GM Command and Conquest Mode Mines Map!

It's not bad! Hopefully the sound will work throughout the video this time- had a hiccup earlier.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 73: Nether Entrance System

...I didn't remember that the Nether Portal NES Cart was backwards until well over a week later. I AM ASHAMED

Hardcore Minecraft! Part 6: Mulled Wine And Carrots

I tried the mulled wine before it was fortified with rum. I'll have to give it another shot later tonight...

Let's Fail to Learn GMod! Part 5: A Base of Operations

Isstvan82 and AngeliqueDaemon are recording Borderlands 1 together in the other room as I write this. THAT is gonna be a ton of fun.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reminder: Back Tomorrow!

Our operation has temporarily been interrupted by some rearranging of the computer room so it can be painted. But the paint is now applied and drying, and we'll be back up and running tomorrow. I've already got a Gundam Battle Operation Extra ready to go, and I should be recording GBO tomorrow as planned. In the meantime, go watch Isstvan82 talk about our Daisuki Teddy Fail here, and leave a comment as to which game you'd like to see him tackle next!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 70: Yep, I Goofed

"You're a bitch." -AngeliqueDaemon "I'm a bitch who doesn't get villages blown up." -ExVee

Let's Fail to Learn GMod! Part 2: Needs More Rockets

The sound effects in GMod are oddly off putting.

Vote for Isstvan's Next Flail!

Daisuki Teddy is no more, so it's time to pick a new Flail! So far we've got two votes for Oriental Blue, which is a Tengai Makyo/Far East of Eden spinoff. Vote here or on the video's YouTube page!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Let's Fail to Learn GMod! Part 1: It's Minecraft for Engineers!

Today, Isstvan begins Garry's Mod! It's a big sandboxy thing where you can use assets from other games, especially Valve games! I've watched him do stuff with this, and it's usually a lot of fun.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 69: Village People

Luckily it's a while yet until we get to the Microphone Fail edition of Minecraft with Friends, so here's a fully-voiced episode!

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy! Part 21: THAT'S IT, I'M OUT

So, as if to prove the point, Isstvan's microphone wasn't working at all last night. We also lost his sound on an entire THREE HOUR session of Minecraft with Friends!. But the gist of it is that Isstvan has now spent more time playing and thinking about Daisuki Teddy than any other game he has ever played in his life. Even Pokemon. So we're going to call it here and he's going to move onto something new, because sometimes you get the flail, and then sometimes the flail gets you.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): MSM-07E Z'Gok E Gameplay

Here's what should have been Saturday's video! And you know, I still haven't finished my regular Z'Gok. Oh well, c'est la vie, or Sailor V, or something.

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 12: The End! ...Yep

What's next? Not sure, but we've got options!

Elgato Game Capture HD Test: Lemmings Part 2!

I miss "Oh no!" too. Though it may still trigger with the mass self-destruct button- now I want to test that...

Hardcore Minecraft Part 5: We're Surviving!

Damn cows jumping on the wheat.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3) Menu Changes and Point Limit System

...I did the first test, and it didn't go great. But here's how GBO's new menus work!

Elgato Game Capture HD Test: Lemmings Part 1!

It gives a really beautiful picture, doesn't it?

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 11: BRUTE F---ING FORCE!

Most Crayon Physics DX levels come down to this eventually.

Hardcore Minecraft Part 4: Grumpy

"Yeah, yeah, cave noise- I get it. There happens to be a cave down in this cave. Yo Dawg..."

Minecraft with Friends! Part 68: It Was Happy To See Me

Sorry we didn't post this yesterday- had technical difficulties and stuff. Enjoy!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation EXTRA! MS-07B Gouf Level 3 Gameplay

I did okay in my Level 3 Gouf, but the other team were GREAT. Much respect to their skills. Or even possibly skillz, at this proficiency level.

Portal 2 Part 13, FINAL: Win!

The rest of the video title may constitute a spoiler, so you've been warned!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Portal 2 Part 12: It's The Law

Are we not men?

Minecraft with Friends! Part 67: ...And I Get Stuck Farming Again

I admit, I'm amazingly unhelpful in this regard. I like to wander around underground, and I'm not good at coordinating with the people with the plan.

Game Boy/Game And Watch Gallery!

We're still crafting our way through adorable teddy bear couture, so here's something else out of our Random Japanese Game Pile!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Portal 2 Part 9: I've Run Out Of Clever

Happens to me a LOT.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 64: Pee Break

Naturally I stuck around the Stronghold a while and explored after everyone else left. And then got lost! Because I am Rob.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 18: Letters And Numbers That Mean Nothing To You

So here's what we did over the last week. We printed out the entire set of recipes for Daisuki Teddy from the official website, numbered them by hand, and sat there and cross-referenced them until we had a checklist for making EVERY ITEM IN THE GAME. If we get stumped on this, you cannot possibly say it's for lack of effort.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3) RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam Gameplay

Finally, a real Gundam! This is the best round I've played with the Proto Gundam to date, but I'm having a lot of fun with it. This morning I was up against a group that was really good at isolating and surrounding me- I scored 65 points the whole match. Glad I wasn't recording that one!

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 9: I Don't Know How To Words

Neither do I, when I'm tired enough.

Hardcore Minecraft! Part 2: Attempting to Survive

Isn't that every episode of Minecraft in hardcore mode, though?

Minecraft with Friends! Part 62: Back To Exploring!

I found a stronghold a while back that I'd been itching to explore, and AngeliqueDaemon inquiring after the giant glass arrow filled with lava was a perfect opportunity to do so!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Portal 2 Part 7: Cave Johnson!

J.K. Simmons is great. The one thing about Amazing Spider-Man replacing the Raimi series that I hate is that when we get J. Jonah Jameson, it probably won't be him.

Minecraft with Friends Part 60: Cow Traps!

The perfect self-cooking cow autofarm remains a distant, elusive dream...

Isstvan82 Sucks At Super Mario Advance! Part 4: And A Giant Leap Back

Apparently the game stops saving if you use warp zones? LAME.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 59: Back!

Yay, we're back! Haven't picked a challenge map yet, so we're back on our previous map. And of course, we continue to fuel AngeliqueDaemon's hatred of crafting tables...

Isstvan82 plays Portal 2: Parts 5 (ADORABLE!) & 6 (PotaDOS!)

Sorry we missed yesterday- so here's two installments!

Isstvan Sucks At Super Mario Advance Part 3: Warp Zone!

Isstvan tries out Luigi, which I recommend. Luigi for jumpy stages and Toad's lifting skills for the bosses.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 8: New Trick

I think Isstvan may be farther along now than I was last time I played.

Isstvan Sucks At Super Mario Advance! Part 2: Peach Is Where It's At

The lag problem that dogged Isstvan during the playthrough of Rockman 2 seemed to be back yesterday. Let's see if it's here again today!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Portal 2 Part 4: I Got The Name Wrong

I think we're now tied for length with the Portal 1 videos. Yeah, 2 is a lot longer.

Isstvan Sucks At Super Mario Advance, AKA Super Mario 2 (USA)!

In his purchases of Japanese GBA game lots for the site, Isstvan82 wound up with a Japanese copy of Super Mario Advance! Until we figure out the arcane secrets of bearcrafting, he'll be playing some other stuff!

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 7: No More Boats!

Transportation in general is spotty in Crayon Physics DX.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy on Hold For This Week!

This game has stumped Flailthroughs' finest minds, so we're going to take a brief break and do some cross-referencing!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation: Guncannon MPT in Conquest Mode

No new revelations about the game or new Mobile Suits today, just the good old RX-77d Guncannon MPT. But wait until you see this coming Friday's match!

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 6: I Hate Boats

I like Crayon Physics Deluxe, but there's a lot of annoying things about it too. I don't get it.

Portal 2 Part 3: I Don't Recall Very Well

I don't remember too good, but I think John Wayne was in it.

Hardcore Minecraft Part 1: Hardcore Mode, GO!

Until we can assemble the Minecraft with Friends group once again, Isstvan82 presents Hardcore Mode Minecraft!

Gundam Battle Operation: RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type

The Guntank MPT is possibly the weakest tank-type MS in the game, but I had a lot of fun with it. In the comments, lordantonius mentions that at Level 3 or 4 it's finally equal to a Level 1 V-Project Guntank. So I'll probably just use that from here on in.

Portal 2 Part 2: Damn Sound Settings!

The sound settings are one of the reasons Isstvan held this in reserve, I believe. But he's doing better, so hopefully it'll be Minecraft with Friends time again soon!

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 5: I Hate Rockets Now

Yeah, the two-rocket stage is a bother.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gundam Battle Operation EXTRA! MS-06Fz Zaku Kai Lv.2!

I think I'd need it at level 3 or 4 to really do well with it, but it does okay!

Portal 2 Part 1: Memory Foam!

I still need to play this. I skipped it on release because I'm a cranky old sod and was upset at the patched-in retcon where your character is recaptured after all that damn effort to escape. Still am, actually, but it seems like such a fun game I may have to relent.

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 4: Rockets!

For those who might care: Isstvan82's visit to the dentist went well, and he should be okay soon enough.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Portal, Part 4: Victory!

We all kind of forgot how short Portal 1 is! Of course that's why it was included as part of the Orange Box originally instead of being shipped on its own. In a way I see Portal as a precursor to Borderlands. Not in terms of gameplay style, but as one of the first first-person games I played to have a really good, funny script. I'd be amazed if it didn't influence Gearbox in some way.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 17: Guest Flail!

My turn to flail! Isstvan's face is still hurting him, so I'll take up the ancient art of bearcrafting for a bit. I figured out something of questionable use today!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Portal Part 3: Too Complex For An Addled Mind

I can't imagine playing Portal while tired. Or distracted. Or especially with an upset stomach.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 16: Fell Into The Same Trap

There's a creepy man in the bushes who will replay important moments of your life for you. Uh.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Portal Part 2: The Nausea Begins!

Got an anecdote for ya re: nausea. My uncle was the baker on an aircraft carrier during World War II. He never got sick. Back during the shareware days, I gave him a copy of Wolfenstein 3D. He couldn't play it because playing it made him seasick.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 15: NEVER SPEAK OF THIS AGAIN

"What's she saying? ...lightbulbs. I should've known it'd be lightbulbs."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Portal Part 1: A Classic!

We continue to exceed our mandate with Isstvan82's playthrough of Portal! Love the game, still haven't played the sequel. Need to change that...

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 14: Herschel Is Best Bear

The witch's house has a big witch's hat. I'm not sure where that falls on the cute scale, but I'm leaning towards "too".

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 58: Going To Be A Short Break From This

Scheduling issues and what and not. Back soon!

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 3: You're Drunk, Car. Go Home!

The car thing was one of the most notable additions to Crayon Physics Deluxe over the original prototype. Deluxe is a much better game, but as I understand it Crayon Physics was coded in something like a day, so that makes sense.

Borderlands 2 Part 67: Long Way To The Top

Today at dinner Isstvan and my uncle were sitting around talking about how much they wanted to kill Flyboy. Me? I haven't gotten that far quite yet...

Gundam Battle Operation: Efreet Kai Take 2!

Little bit better than last time. Managed to hold my own after I got myself cut off from the rest of the group, but generally I'm trying not to do that as much...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): MS-08TX Efreet Kai Gameplay

Is the giveaway Mobile Suit, the Efreet Kai, living up to its fearsome reputation? Not at these levels, I'm sorry to say.

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 2: Starting To Get Confused

It happens. Crayon Physics Deluxe is set up so that you can solve problems however, but there's always a "preferred" solution. Which I ignore.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 57: Bird Fetish

Cowboy Bebop is another great anime that could've gone on forever without its longterm plot. Just give me the episodic stuff!

Borderlands 2 Part 66: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Today: brief technical difficulties followed by the showdown with Motor Momma!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 56: More Food Than We Will Ever Need

Especially since we Isstvan never thinks to carry any. For me a row of melons would be plenty.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 13! She Loves Me, And Burrows Through My Walls

Later I'm going to be helping Isstvan with the next round of crafting for the game. I hope there's more to the game than learning how to craft bears and bear accessories...

Borderlands 2 Part 65: I Stil Suck At Racing Games

Me too! I just did this mission today, and it was a bit of a bother.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation EXTRA! Guncannon MPT Do-Over!

So the theory was that I'd do better with the Guncannon MPT Level 2 in a room that was my own level. Well...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 54: Success!

Is there a teddy bear-crafting mod yet? Maybe we can make one!

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 11: It's Not Easy

It isn't. The language barrier for this game is reasonably high, and poor Isstvan didn't squander his late teens and early 20s doing the anime nerd thing. Or at least not to the point where he bought a majority of Dragon Ball in Japanese.

Borderlands 2 Part 63: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Today begins the new Borderlands 2 DLC, complete with EXPLOSIONS:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 52: Auto Farm Fun!

That's ExVee and Isstvan's department. My department is looting stuffs. Though last night on ExVee's server we did build a red brick mansion underground!

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy Part 9: Google Translate Sucks!

It does, but when I looked up the one-character difference between "cauldron" (oonabe) and "transgender person" (onabe), I can see how the mistake was made.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 51: More Building!

Isstvan and ExVee work very well together on the building thing. Me, I explore. I explore, and I build igloos that are intolerant of chickens.

Crayon Physics Deluxe Part 1: This Game Is Fun!

New game today! It is fun, especially in short bursts, but you really need stylus control to get the most out of it.

Gundam Battle Operation LEVEL UP! Lv.2 RX-77D Guncannon MPT Gameplay

It does much better when it's not up against stuff five levels above it. Not that you'll see this in Friday's video, but...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 50: Enchanting Table

We largely did this one the easy way. I've raised a herd of cows to slaughter and make into books and that is SUCH a pain in the ass.

Borderlands 2 Part 62: MY CHEAPEST VICTORY YET!

I made full use of this one in my playthrough as well. If that doesn't get patched I'll be startled.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3) LEVEL UP! Lv.3 MS-05 Zaku I

Come for the horrible fashion sense, stay for the big fish story, with a Blue Destiny 1 standing in for the fish!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 49: Transporter Room

Today we build a transporter room and talk about Captain Kirk killing a couple dudes with complete incompetence.

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy! Part 8: We Have To Make A Face

This is about where I picked up a ROM to try and help Isstvan, because with so much specific crafting to be done a little bit of Japanese language knowledge is extremely helpful.

Borderlands 2 Part 61: Ammo Plox!

Almost done*! Tomorrow, the Warrior comes out to play-hee-yay. *until Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage comes out on Tuesday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 46: Lost!

"This is the direction of adventures. If you're following me, we're headed towards adventure." -Rob

Borderlands 2 Part 58: Data Mining

Won't be long until Isstvan reaches Jack now...

Daisuki (Lovely) Teddy! Part 5: What Do We Do With Onions?

"In a society where potato fluff is a valid currency, there's really no telling what you're supposed to do with grass." -ExVee

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 39: Adventure!

Time to visit the mainland!

Borderlands 2 Part 51: Bloodwing! NOOOOOOOO!

And here's the part of the game that cements what a total damn bastard Handsome Jack is.

Flailthroughs Unboxing: Daisuki Teddy (Lovely Teddy) for GBA!

Isstvan82 begins an all-new video Flail: Lovely Teddy (Daisuki Teddy) for Game Boy Advance!

Why did we choose this game? Well, 1) because it came with a tiny teddy bear, 2) because it's a teddy bear-based RPG, and 3) because we found a question/answer page asking if there was an English translation of any kind, and the only answer was: "lol". Sounds like a Flailthroughs kind of game!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Borderlands 2 Part 50: Never Be Friendly With A Horse

The quest to save Bloodwing continues!

Minecraft with Friends! Part 38: We Needed Wood

TreeAssist GET! Also, bigotry against cobblestone blocks who choose to identify as cats. DON'T JUDGE HERBERT

SimCity Societies Part 10: KILL EVERYONE! BWAHAHAH!

Every simulation comes down to this eventually, doesn't it?

Black Matrix Zero Epilogue: Other Paths and Dead Ends

Well, I answered no to the first question, and Luca wandered off. And now Mephisto has given Cain birdy wings instead of batty wings. But that's all. Two or three more fights in and nothing else much has changed. So what I'm going to do next for the hell of it is take a brief look at the translated ROM and see what the hell was actually going on.


Except the translated ROM only translated menus, and not all of those. Well then.

So here we are at the end of Black Matrix Zero. For one thing it's nice that it didn't take us six months. But really, it's not a bad little game. There's some interesting ideas here in the combat system, and I would love to actually know what the hell was going on and why we were talking about incest all the Goddamn time.

Overall, it's only a moderately difficult flail. If you like Tactics-type games, you could certainly do worse on the GBA (Sadly, one of the worse games is Tactics Ogre, but that's what you get for not having Matsuno on board.) Give it a shot!

Tomorrow: Isstvan82 starts a new GBA game with a special video, and it's one of our oddest titles yet!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Minecraft With Friends! Part 37: Sure, Have Fun While I WORK For A Living!

We need to work on division of labor here- the guy with the camera's stuck doing all the boring important work while we go foraging!

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SimCity Societies Part 9: Need More Jobs, I Think

That's always the tricky part, isn't it?

Borderlands 2 Part 49: Wildlife Exploitation Preserve

Oh man, the end of this section.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3) MS-06J Zaku II Support Type Gameplay

The Zaku II-J is a decent MS. I need to get it at a higher level to do serious damage with it. But the % of a GM Striker I get at the end of the video? That's so tantalizing...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 36: Hello, 1.4!

In which we make the best of spawning on an island!

SimCity Societies Part 8: ...I Think I'm Evil Now

Is there some type of alignment system in SimCity? Are there expressly evil buildings?

Borderlands 2 Part 48: That's A Sad, Sad Birthday

I'd feel sorry for Claptrap, but he's annoying. Also he once tried to stage a revolt and kill you. So, you know, not so much.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): MS-06K Zaku Cannon Rabbit Type Gameplay

lordantonius has it right: we're just playing at too high a level for a level 1 MS. So looking forward to getting something better.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Isstvan82 Reads The Raven!

Happy Halloween, everybody! Much candy to all!

Isstvan82's 1,000th Video! Nightmare House 2 (PC)

It's Isstvan82's 1,000th Video and the first half of his Halloween Special: a complete playthrough of Nightmare House 2!

SimCity Societies Part 5: FIRE! FIRE EVERYWHERE!

...is this still Minecraft?

Minecraft with Friends! Part 33: 86,984 Blocks of TNT

As I was saying yesterday...

Borderlands 2 Part 45: X Marks The Spot! ...I Have To Kill THAT!?

Time to fight the Leviathan!

Black Matrix Zero Part 19: Stop Live So Much

Valtos tells Yohane something. I suspect to kill him before he turns into a Pasca himself, but that's a random guess.


The maybe-possessed Valtos lunges for Cain, but Yohane finally heeds his wish instead.


Apparently Valtos' blood... cures Cain of Wolverine Disease? No clue. Cain guilt trips, Valtos possibly dies, Aragi celebrates, and it's time, I hope, to fight.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 32: Fun With World Edit Begins!

The comedy team Flanders and Swann once wrote a song called "Twenty Tons of TNT," noting that the world's nuclear arsenal (back in the `60s) equated to that amount of explosives for every person on the planet. The attempted lightheartedness of the song does not mask the frustration and fury they feel at this fact.

Why do I bring this up? Well...

Borderlands 2 Part 42: Let There Be Light!

Still running errands for Censorbot!

Black Matrix Zero Part 18: It's (Almost) Time For Special Murder

The bug won the fight. Luca's none too happy about that, and then we're back to battle prep. I trade out Syria and Exal for Zion and Valtos so I can try to level everybody to 18- last fight wasn't enough for it.


Second verse, same as the first. We've got some goggle guys and a Mandobug, but otherwise, the same slog we just slogged. In the interest of brevity, I will not blog this slog in detail, lest I bog down the blog with the slog.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 31: A Little Fun With Fire

I like the lava pillar. It adds a little something to the homestead. That something being fire.

SimCity Societies Part 3: I Built Some Ruins

Apparently this is SimCity for Dummies? That's how Isstvan describes it to me anyway.

Borderlands 2 Part 43: Censor Bot is Thrilled

I'm not even going to begin to try to remember the leet-speak wordsoup that makes up Censorbot's name.

Black Matrix Zero 17: Bugs In Silly Hats

Okay, Telomere (I think) seems to be a big-ass tree (I think). Cain's still catatonic, but seems to react to the place in some way. Carpets is still advising us for something or other and we talk about a bunch of crap that, again, is NOT Incest.


The gang then decides to fly up the tree, with half the party carrying the half what ain't got wings. We got a scene of wacky pairings where everybody chose a person to fly up freight- I think there were wacky sitcom misunderstandings. Yay. Short version: the girls carried up the kids because they are girls and can't carry Exal who is a big strong dude, and Zion carried Stei. Flying puts Cain into Berserker Freakout Mode, but he keeps it in check.

We come in for a comically hard landing, of course. The wings will now never be used again, and will definitely not figure into anybody's mobility attributes during battle, no SIR.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SimCity Societies Part 2: I Was Wrong, We Need A Tutorial

I tend to be the instructions-reading guy, Isstvan tends to be the wing-it guy. Sometimes I get there first, sometimes he does. It balances out for the most part.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 30: The Chaos Begins!

Fun with a tower of lava!

Borderlands 2 Part 42: Whoops!

Here's one of the ads Isstvan was referring to! (Complete with Streisand singing in the background, I think?)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): RGM-79(G) GM Ground Type WR Gameplay

I think the WR stands for "Weapons Rack," referring to the big container backpack. Don't quote me, though. (Also, technically I don't think GM Grounds should be able to carry those containers since they don't have the unfolding backpacks the Gundam Grounds use to carry those. But oh well.) I also don't do half as well with this as I do the Guncannon MPT.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

SimCity Societies Part 1: We Don't Need No Tutorials!

Isstvan82 begins his new series today: SimCity Societies! And in the grand Flailthroughs tradition, he decides he needs no instructions.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 29: Leap of Doom

This is part one of our final session on this map, and a leap from the top of the map is just the dawn of the crazy...

Borderlands 2 Part 41: Crazy About You!

And here's today's installment!

Borderlands 2 Part 39: Off To See The Hermit!

I missed this one yesterday- Isstvan posted two installments for Friday! So if the last one made no sense, here's your context:

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3): Conquest Desert Map, Menu Change, and RX-77D Guncannon MPT!

Somehow, I am an absolute terror in a Guncannon Mass Production Type. (And to my enemies, not my teammates!) How did this happen!?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 27: Sort Of Works

Still working on the spawner upgrade. It worked pretty well! You'll notice I used the past tense. Check the comments on the video to see what happened to our world, or keep tuning in over the next week!

Borderlands 2 Part 38: I Didn't Realize I Had Hit Stop By Accident

"Two Easy Pieces" continues in the Captain Scarlett And Her Pirate's Booty expansion!

Black Matrix Zero Part 16: Raising Cain

Cain is seriously pissed, probably because he was abducted or Caldia helped Veil get away with Matia or whatever the hell happened. Whatever the reasons, and they seem to be good ones, he's caught the murderin' bug from Luca and the goggle guys are toast. The others try to reason with Cain but he pushes or strikes them away, and Valtos steps in to lock swords.

Cain sprouts his wings- now in Vanilla Swirl! -and Valtos loses that clash.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Borderlands 2 Part 37: Two Easy Pieces

Captain Scarlett's Pirate Booty continues!

Minecraft with Friends! Part 26: Can't Leave Well Enough Alone

We all tweak the Zombie Spawner today!

Black Matrix Zero Part 15: Valtos Joined The Party!

OH DEAR GOD IT IS THE ENTIRE DEATH WATCH. Quoth Victory Road: C'mon, let's fight! Yohane and Brown Pile Of Carpets talk about something and then it's fightin' time.


In the end the only death they got to watch... was their own. (Cue sunglasses and "Won't Get Fooled Again")

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 25: I Don't Know Where She Got The TNT

Fun with mods, and fun with explosions!

Borderlands 2 Part 36: Captain Scarlett And Her Pirate's Booty!

We interrupt this playthrough to show you the first DLC for Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty!

Black Matrix Zero Part 14: Beetle Bailey, He Is A CHAR

And then it changes back. Are there two Beetle Baileys? Beetles Bailey? Then, battle menu time: this time we have Lilith back but not Luca and Zion. Whatevs, random-ass character rotation.


Oh wow, look at all the Beetles Baileyses. And not one seems to be the original Red Hat version. Yay, a new villain to Sephiroth off when things get hairy. (Hmm... the grunts are green and the commander's red... is Red Beetle also three times faster, perchance?)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Minecraft with Friends! Part 24: Good Enough!

The gold-gathering pays off and the minecart track's good to go!

Borderlands 2 Part 35: We're Home!

Isstvan is right: "Skull Shivers" sounds like a horrifying disease.

Black Matrix Zero Part 13: Those Annoying Fights You're Supposed To Lose

Luca's still pissed (and winded) after beating the crap out of the local gangs or militia or whatever the hell. And she seems to start into the murdering again, which Zion isn't at all happy about.


Then Stei meets this walking pile of carpet and belts. Luca's dad says something that upsets her - what are parents for? - and then more things and stuff. There's some connection between Luca and the Crusade and OF COURSE INCEST COMES UP.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Borderlands 2 Part 34: I Hate Robots, I Hate Psychos, And I Hate THAT THING

The Gluttonous Thresher is such a pain. At least the Siren's Phaselock kills or nearly kills most normal Threshers.

Minecraft with Friends! Part 23: More Powered Rail Needed!

Time for a Minecraft gold rush!