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  • SEE YA

    6 hours ago

    Dani Danimals

    IN 2 WEEKS MF'ERS 

  • Hrm...

    1 day ago

    Raltrios

    Upon closer inspection of our rent renewal form, it looks like the direct rent increase is 1.55%, while the maximum permitted without making an application to the Residential Tenancies Branch is 1.50%. So they went and applied to increase our rent beyond the norm. And this is on top of the discount reduction. What to do about this...?

    Wish I hadn't left this for so long. I really hate myself sometimes. Only have nine days to try and get an amended agreement. It says we can object to a rent increase exceeding the guideline if we fill out a form and send it to the branch no later than 60 days before the proposed increase, which is September 1st. So...I dunno if I can make it for that. Just gonna try to send a letter to the local office and hope they have a heart, I guess.

  • A DiRTy Game.

    2 days ago

    DeadmanGT

    Now everyone has their favourite game series. My girlfriend's are Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Mortal Kombat. My best mate has Bisohock and Fallout. 

    Now those of you who know me will know that mine are Halo, Gears of War, Crysis, Forza Motorsport and WWE. But there is one more, that is very special to me. DiRT.


    I have a lot of motorsport heroes, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button are just a few. But this series involves a hero of mine called Colin McRae.

    Colin McRae was a rally driver who started his career in the early 1990s. His father Jimmy and brother Alistair were also rally drivers, and all three won titles around the British Isles. But Colin went even further and became the first British driver to win the World Rally Championship in 1995.


    He was spectacular to watch with his pedal to the metal, all or nothing style. so when Codemasters, who make some of the best racers today, announced that they were making a Rally game endorsed by the man himself for the PS1, I was immediately interested. Colin McRae Rally was released in 1998, and I got to play it in a Virgin Megastore, as they were having a contest for its release. I set the fourth fastest time of the day, but it was so much fun, I wasn't really bothered by that.


    I finally got the game that Christmas, and I played it to death. Throwing that Subaru World Rally Car into the turns and sliding around was great, and in my estimation, was the best rally game ever at the time.


    So you can imagine, when the sequel, Colin McRae Rally 2 was announced, I was more than willing to get it. And I wasn't disappointed. New cars and new modes, it improved on the original in many ways.


    The third and fourth games came out for PS2 later on. As good as they were, they would be surpassed by Colin McRae Rally 2005, which even my mates, who mostly weren't rallying fans like me, enjoyed playing too. One of my memories is my mate Mike taking a Peugeot 205 Group B car round a stage and losing all his tyres and finishing the stage on four rims!! I had a great time with it. You could even rally a Ford Transit Supervan!!


    With the release of the X-Box 360 and the PS3, the series received a makeover. As well as rallying, the new game would incorporate Rallycross, Hillclimb and other off road racing such as buggies and trucks. The new look would bring a new name for the series: Colin McRae: DiRT.


    I actually didn't own this game until a couple of years ago, as I was playing a lot of other stuff at the time, but it was an instant classic, as the new off road disciplines added a new depth to the gameplay. Stadium trucks, Dakar trucks, buggies, hillclimb cars and trucks, and Rallycross cars along with the different classes of rally cars which had been a staple of the series, made this a must play.


    But then, a couple of years later, tragedy struck. Colin McRae sadly died in a helicopter crash in 2009. It was a terrible blow, as another British rallying hero, Richard Burns, also a WRC champion, had died a few years earlier. For me, another of my racing heroes was gone.


    However, at the time, Codemasters were working on a sequel to DiRT, enlisting Ken Block and other X-Games personalities to appear alongside the man himself. Sadly, McRae's death changed those plans. Ken Block became the new face of the series, but the game retained the Colin McRae name as a tribute. Colin McRae DiRT 2 was released in 2009 and was a fantastic game to play. More new disciplines and cars, and the new personalities made it a fun game, but Codemasters also made it their tribute and thank you to the man who helped start it.


    By 2011, DiRT 3 was on the way. It would be the first game to not feature McRae's name in the title, but to everyone, it was still the Colin McRae series. The introduction of Gymkhana, which is fast paced stunt driving, was a fun if challenging addition. DiRT 3 is in my top four games of the series, as I just couldn't put it down.


    A year or so later, the series had it's first spinoff, DiRT: Showdown. This was very different to the other games as there was no rallying present. In fact, the only link to any of the other games was the inclusion of Gymkhana. It was mainly off road style racing with banger style cars, demolition derbys, and a lot of goofy style stuff. While I had my initial doubts about it, it turned out to be great fun. 


    The series went on hiatus for a few years after that. As fun as Showdown was, many thought that the series needed to be about rallying, not hooning. So you can imagine when I heard that a new game, simply called DiRT Rally, was out on Steam on early access, I was eagerly anticipating it's full release on console. (I don't have a decent gaming PC yet.) That day came in May 2016.


    The game was a return to the series rallying roots. Out went Gymkhana, land rush and other off road racing, in came pure rallying, hill climb and the FIA World Rallycross championship. The handling was also tweaked, to give it more of a simulator feel. In short, this game is tough, but it's tough in a very fun way. I finally got it for my last birthday from my parents. I watched some of the gameplay videos on Youtube by guys like Kurt J Mac, Tiermetmarduk and Conedodger, and it looked pretty easy. Oh boy, was I wrong!!! But I didn't care, and still don't. It's a fantastic addition to the series, and I love it. But there was more to come.


    I'd heard about DiRT 4 a few months back, but due to the fact that money is a bit tight, and I still Had DiRT Rally to play, I thought "Sounds good to me, but I'll wait." So you can imagine my surprise when my girlfriend, Hayley bought me a present for our first anniversary: DiRT4!

    This one brings back buggies, trophy trucks and some aspects of Gymkhana, but still manages to concentrate a lot on rallying. You can even choose between gamer or simulation handling. The best part is that you can build your own team, which builds on the team concept from DiRT Rally. I've been having a great time playing this, and I've barely scratched the surface.


    This series is one of my absolute favourites. I love playing it and I love the fact that they have kept the McRae name in through the inclusion of cars, championships and liveries. Would the man himself approve? I think so. The series hasn't missed a step. I still own all of the titles, except the first Colin McRae Rally, Colin McRae 2003 and 2004. I hope one day that I can find some replacements for them. My overall favourites in the series are Colin McRae Rally 2, DiRT 3. DiRT Rally and DiRT 4. But all the games have been great fun and as far as I'm concerned, are a fitting tribute to one of the greatest racing heroes of all time.


    'Til All Are One.

  • Day 1267: Colour today bland

    7 hours ago

    topham DHYB

    Today I forgot to do a bunch of things that took me down a path I wasn't expecting. It's been a good day, but there's been a lot of unintended things that occurred. I was planning on going to training, but I ended up only running instead. I forgot my charger cable for my phone so we ended up listening to the radio all day instead. And I forgot my laptop, but that was relying on me remembering my TKD stuff, so that didn't really matter. 


    Aside from all that I don't feel like I've achieved too much, I played a little guitar, played some more Final Fantasy X and had some food. 


    I'm hoping that tomorrow is an exciting day. 


    Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


    Peace -x-

  • The Bird is The Word

    1 day ago

    Toptoast Keeper of the Breakfast

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  • Coming Up

    10 hours ago

    Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

    We'v got a show to do! 3pm CDT/9pm BST. Join. Listen to music. Talk about weird shit. Cool? Cool. roosterteeth.com/group/rt-radio/chat

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  • Stream! 21st June, 8pm GMT

    1 day ago

    PandaSarah

    Yo! Hope you are all well :D Callum is playing some more Oblivion tonight!
    I wonder what adventures we will get up to tonight, last time was a bit random :P


    The stream will start about 8:00pm BST and it will be on Callum's Twitch.

    Mic will be on, so come join us in chat! Not that anyone has been, but don't be rude in chat.
    Just come along, enjoy the game, have a chat (We get lonely when no one is there) and just have a good time.

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    ~Stream Schedule~
    Saturday is the day for Panda and Friends! at around about 8pm BST every time, unless stated otherwise!
    Callum's streams will be every Monday 8pm-12pm BST and Wednesday 8pm-11pm BST

  • RTX 2017

    1 day ago

    Lady_Asteria

    Finally, I'm making an appearance at RTX. After.... seven years—I think—I've finally bought a ticket. I'm rather looking forward to it.


    Hope to see some of you there!



    —Asteria

  • Going to RTX this Year

    13 hours ago

    Dimitrios

    And I'm excited! Or nervous. I can't tell. I should probably go into it with low expectations, given that I did start planning for this as late as the beginning of this summer.

    I kinda missed the opportunity to sign up for a signing, since they're all sold out except for people I have no idea who they are. So I'm just going to take some advice I saw and plan to go to about a panel a day and plan around those. 

    Anyways, see you all there.

  • New to the Community

    1 day ago

    _kimberlytaylor_

    Hey everyone! I have finally decided to join the RT community, I'm not new to Rooster Teeth or anything, I have been watching for about 8 years now. I just want to become more involved with everyone, hopefully this is a good start.

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