To much of this is familiar.

By Stormblade - Posted on 14 February 2017

For those of us who have been obsessed with SW: Battlefront over the past few weeks, much of this will be very funny.

Some of it will hit a little too close to home to be funny.

HoC Random Schrödinger of the Day - 02122017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 February 2017

Scientists continue their studies of the mystery that is SeanMCR

Via Fly Ash Comics.

HoC Random TV Repair of the Day - 021117

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 February 2017

The cheap TV I picked up from Graybush is starting to add up...

So you guys probably don't remember when I picked up the Best LAN Swag ever from Moricerevek. Buried in that story I mentioned how the $2.55 TV from Graybush was developing issues.

My original repair job on the 37" LG cost me a $2.55 capacitor and a little bit of disassembly and soldering time.

This time I had to replace three different parts. Three! Each one of them costing $1.75. Each! $5.93 total! (and some additional disassembly and soldering).


If this gets much worse I am going to have to start billing some of this back to Graybush!


By Stormblade - Posted on 11 February 2017

Three turkeys wandered through my back yard in Arundel this morning.

After careful consideration (for a half-second) I named them Blackwalt, Coxxorz and Graybush.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Revek WildLAN - March 18th, 2017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 February 2017

2017-03-18 14:00


The Ghosts are a legendary US Elite Special Operations team. Tasked to go behind enemy lines in Bolivia, South America. Their goal: to create chaos that will destabilize and eventually break the alliance between the Santa Bianca cartel and the corrupted Bolivian government.

This. Is. Not. Their. Story.

The Herd of Cats is a mundane, mostly Canadian, lesser known, XBox Live clan. Tasked to go into Blackwalt’s basement in Ottawa, Canada. Their goal: to virtually split into four man tactical teams and randomly create chaos within a virtual recreation of Bolivia, South America.

This. Is. Their. Story.

These. Are. The. Details.

  • MoriceRevek’s Bachelor LAN
  • Blackwalt’s Basement
  • March 18, 2017 (after much discussion)
  • 14:00 hours
  • Xbox One. Xbox Live
  • A copy of Ghost Recon Wildlands (release date March 7, 2017)
  • 4-player cooperative (?) teams – randomly assigned
  • BYO... booze, headsets, Xbox One, Monitor/TV, Xbox Live membership, copy of Ghost Recon Wildlands, controllers, required cables, etc

A PDF version of this invite should appear in your email at some point.
The possibility of more details in the future does exist.


This Valentine's Day – Timing is Everything

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 February 2017

Sniper Elite 4 Launch Trailer

Not this Valentine's Day for me though. For some reason Amazon isn't shipping my copy of Sniper Elite 4 until February 17th. With an arrival date of February 21st.

Wait... isn't that an entire week after it's release date? Why yes. Yes it is. Several discussions with Amazon customer service has yet to change anything.

Yes I pre-ordered my copy despite my ban on pre-ordering. This is a Rebellion game and since our foray into Zombie Army Trilogy I figure we owe them some loyalty. Anything I can do to pump up their numbers I am going to do.

PS- Pssst! Rebellion? Any time for Zombie Army Trilogy 2.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta invite received!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 February 2017

I got mine! Have you got yours?

Email from Ubisoft:

Blackwalt, download the Closed Beta now!


    We're happy to invite you to participate in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands Closed Beta on Xbox One. Play with your friends all weekend to defeat La Yuri and El Polito of the Santa Blanca cartel!

And just in case you forgot to apply to the closed Beta when I told you to! please appreciate this addition to the email:


    Once invited, your Ubisoft friends have 48 hours to confirm. Any unaccepted invitations will be returned to you.

Fortunately for you guys I don't have three friends. Just you.

Sega Nite is on Wednesday this week - 020117

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 February 2017

And not surprisingly, today is Wednesday. See you online

Star Wars Battlefront again but we are changing things up this week by inviting Q-Bert.


By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 January 2017

Based totally on the comment posted on this story.

And this is exactly what it felt like by the way...

Character customization in Ghost Recon Wildlands

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 January 2017

And weapon customization as well which begs the question, can I attach an axe to my shotgun?

All I really need is female avatars and shotguns. Everything else is gravy. Although I would be happy playing as Angelina Jolie again.

HoC Random MVPs of the Day - 012617

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 January 2017

Star Wars Battlefront MVPs on Sega Nite (Yesterday)

So last night there were actually four HoC members playing in Star Wars Battlefront for the second week in a row.

When the above screen came up at the end of the round with Blackwalt (me!) as MVP of the round we were all a equally impressed as we were surprised. I think I was the most surprised of all.

Still I was feeling pretty good about my Star Wars Battlefront prowess.

And then, Graybush...

Sega Nite - 012517 (not 012417)

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 January 2017

I am not saying that I won't be online tonight but...

Sega Nite is officially tomorrow and I expect we will still be playing Star Wars Battlefront. Tonight as well probably.

Sega Nite - 011817

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 January 2017

With such a huge turn out last week how can we not play Star Wars Battlefront again!

Posted as a reminder that Sega Nite is tonight and we are planning on playing Star Wars Battlefront.

Note that a 3.9GB patch was released yesterday so try to install it in advance. It installed very slowly for me but your mileage may vary.

See you online!

For Herd of Cats four players is huge.

HoC Random Cats of the Day - 011717

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 January 2017

Team Ghost Recon inspired by the Red Dot Trailer

Via Reddit. The the artist's tumblr if you want to see more of his work.


By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 January 2017

Based on Stormblade's attempted murder (of me!(again!)) in Star Wars Battlefront.

While we all accept that he could not intentionally crash his TIE Fighter into me (in Star Wars Battlefront) we all also accept that he totally would have if it was allowed.


Titanfall 2 is on sale pretty much everywhere for $19.99. Reviewed well and is supposed to have a good single player campaign.


A Q-Bert Roast is waaaay too easy. We do that every time we see him..


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