New favorite album: “The Greatest Video Game Music”. You’re welcome, Internet.
Source: SoundCloud / Toygar Aksoy
Holy crap folks. I was recently playing a round of Magic with my buddy Ron and came across Primeval Bounty. This enchantment is stupid powerful. In just a few turns, it boosted my creature up to 16/14!!!
It’s been a great afternoon. I finally got a chance to try out a few new MTG decks and the results were… well… interesting. :-)
The first deck I tried was of my own creation - a red/black aggro deck that’s loosely themed after lightning and thunder elements. Here’s the basic layout:
//Creature (16) 4 Ball Lightning 4 Hell's Thunder 4 Spark Elemental 4 Stormblood Berserker //Instant (11) 3 Lightning Axe 4 Lightning Bolt 4 Terminate //Sorcery (8) 4 Blightning 4 Slagstorm //Land (25) 11 Blackcleave Cliffs 14 Mountain
Patrick Sullivan’s Five Color Zoo
This one has been featured on several top-deck lists so I’m sure regular players will know it:
//Creature (17) 4 Deathrite Shaman 4 Geist of Saint Traft 3 Noble Hierarch 2 Snapcaster Mage 4 Tarmogoyf //Instant (10) 4 Lightning Bolt 4 Lightning Helix 2 Might of Alara //Planeswalker (2) 2 Elspeth, Knight-Errant //Sorcery (8) 4 Lingering Souls 4 Tribal Flames //Land (23) 4 Arid Mesa 1 Blood Crypt 1 Breeding Pool 1 Godless Shrine 1 Hallowed Fountain 2 Marsh Flats 2 Misty Rainforest 1 Mountain 1 Plains 1 Sacred Foundry 4 Scalding Tarn 1 Steam Vents 2 Stomping Ground 1 Temple Garden SB: 2 Ancient Grudge SB: 3 Aven Mindcensor SB: 3 Path to Exile SB: 1 Snapcaster Mage SB: 4 Thoughtseize SB: 2 Thundermaw Hellkite
I recently purchased an HDE USB Wireless Receiver for use with an XBOX wireless controller. The provided installation steps were, um, less than ideal.
Here’s the steps that got it working for me (on Windows 7 64-bit):
1) Download the XBOX 360 Accessories Software (latest version as of this post is 1.2). Restart Windows if/when prompted.
2) Plug in the wireless receiver. Let Windows try to find the right driver for it… and fail.
3) Open Device Manager and locate the device (usually located under the Unknown/Unidentified Devices category).
4) Right-click on the device and choose the option to update drivers for it.
5) Choose the option to Browse my computer for driver software
6) Choose the option to Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
7) Browse to Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class
8) Choose the option for XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows.
9) Click OK/accept/continue regarding the driver warning (informing you that it might not be a perfect match).
Phew! OK. At this point, the receiver should be up and running. Time to pair the controller.
10) Press the button on the wireless receiver. The green light will start blinking.
11) Press the wireless/pair button on the front of the xbox controller (if you have the charging adapter plugged in, it might be covering it up). The xbox controller should start blinking too.
12) Wait for both to pair. When this finishes, both sides will stop blinking.
The bad news? If you plug the receiver into a different USB port, it might forget about everything and require you to go through this whole process again.
4 years later and I’m still marveling at John Powell’s fantastic orchestral soundtrack for How To Train Your Dragon. Brilliant stuff.
I dare you to listen to this blasting with headphones on and NOT get goosebumps.
Source: SoundCloud / DewLite