Clan 404

...spiffing

Dirty Skinning

21 Mar 2007 by Dr_Gonz

As you can probably see (if not, hit the refresh button for a sexy new stylesheet), I've hacked about with theme so it's at least a bit 404y. It's still really quite ugly, but it's ever so marginally better than just using the default skin, and I'm sure when the Design Muse hits me it will be be rectified into a beautiful glowing ball of wonderful. As opposed to a slightly reeking ball of something else.

Victory In Europe

16 Mar 2007 by Dr_Gonz

Just when it really matters, we have acquired the Clan404.com domain. I'm still arsing about with registrars so it might not work properly yet, but the important thing is that we are MARGINALLY LESS INACTIVE* than the other clan404's in the world.

* Activity only measurable at microscopic levels

Links

05 Mar 2007 by ShogZ

www.shogz.com - How not to be a geek rapper and internet celebrity.

www.bigandimportant.com - 404's own record label (No joke).

www.ianbarber.com - Lots of pictures of a man called Ian Barber.

www.raegunne.com - There is no cabal.

www.quakenation.net - It isn't even there anymore.

www.ctrlaltdel-online.com - The funniest webcomic on the internot.

Having an old console is good because...

05 Mar 2007 by ShogZ

I've been loving being behind the times in console terms recently.
One of my favourite moments of the weekend is my walk into my local Game store where, out of sheer desperation for the deposit on a PS3 pre-order or for a copy of Gears of War on the 360, people can pawn their once loved games.

These used and old titles are handed in, as reluctant sex slaves to the cashiers who part with mere pennies and duly stick a 'preowned' label on the cover and put them on display.

Some of these Xbox and PS2 titles don't run on the newer systems (Backwards compatible? Just like Windows XP SP2 right Sony?) So they're forced into the '3 for 2' bargain bins dotted around the Game store. In their hay days these glorious titles in glossy boxes would swank about the shop casually flirting with customers and demanding about £40 or 50 for those in Eurloand. Now these cheap harlots are the victims of progress. Their battered boxes and used code make them no longer vestal virgins but a trio of gaming goodness to be had at a snip of the price of one of the originals. Fair commerce indeed my pretties.

I've been playing a lot of 'Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse' on the XBox. I fucking love this game. Essentially you're a zombie and shamble around a 50's futuristic town designed to be a future eutopia. You're job is to make lots of other zombies, chase the wife of the towns mayor (Who it seems our lead is infatuated with, no pulse indeed...) and generally create zombie havoc. It's comedic and fun but doesn't feel 'light' which is a bonus. Lots of great moves such as controlling enemies via your severed arm, disabling armed guys with your zombie flatulance and bowling your own explosive undead head make the strategies for completion fun and varied. It's the first game that's had me addicted since...Well Since that particular RTS which put me in rehab and probably cost me a relationship. I speak of course of...

Medieval Total War. There is no greater strategy title on earth than this magnificent monster of a game. For once PC Gamers' weekly 'Best Game since Jesus' award was worth it. It's spawned two sequals, Rome Total War and Medieval 2. Now whilst I've seen Medieval 2 running on a friends machine and been much enamoured by it's glory I've held off installing it on my less impressive rig. The reason being is that being behind the times in consoles is great, being behind the times in PC's? Sucks the ass of flatulant dead zombies.

I can feel that time coming up. That critical mass of games that just demand I get a new computer. The joy of a clean install on a blazingly fast machine and even of replaying your old games in full 1280x1024 4xAA glory is an e-gasm without equal. Sadly with many more commitments than I used to have the PC upgrade will have to wait, either that or happen in painful stages like the seige of some ancient city with epic stone walls scalable only with towers and pounded by catapult fire.

Until then I get to listen to my girlfriend scream and throw the gamepad at me whilst playing Silent Hill 2. I also get to let her win at Monkeyball Deluxe and I've got to complete the X-Men age of Apocalypse 2 I just got. That plus I got hold of Doom 3 for the XBox...You guessed it, all in 3 for 2's.

Generally I don't buy FPS or RTS games on Consoles, I'm just too much of a WASD fan and you just can't do it properly on a keyboard. It's like a waterbed with satin sheets or a single hammock tied limply to a palm tree. That said HALO was the reason I bought the big black beast of the box in the first place. Consoles for me are about multiplayer games, third person titles and decent RPG's. I've got a slew of multiplayer games fomr the bargain bins, Serious SAm, X-Men, Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Kombat (All 8000 of them) and more.

All I need now are some friends...

Fight Night 2: Return of the big hitters

23 Feb 2007 by ShogZ

Well this is a general test type first post.
I hope to add many long and incoherent ramblings on games, rap and life here.
First I'd like to say a big congrats to Jr on the birth of the newest addition to the 404 family, his little baby. Remember, they belong to the clan first and the family second Jr.

Next up I wanted to give the 404 viewing public (All four of you) prior warning that the music world is about to get a gift that hasn't been equalled since Kevin Federline (K Fed to fans) decided he could make songs. Gonz and I have started another project and gone back to our roots to produce a new sound for the digital underground. More news when there is any.

Finally a big fat welcome to anyone and everyone. Let's get this place painted and habitable as soon as possible, once Gonz has cleared up we can all move back in and the 404 cyber mansion of www.clan404.co.uk will be a domicile of life once again. Except no French people.

Peace.