31 March 2009

Integrated Tower Defense

Integrated Tower Defense
Defense game with walling and power grid; pretty hard =x

http://www.kongregate.com/games/coolbuddy/integrated-tower-defense



















p.s. Is this game even beatable on easy??!!

29 March 2009

Orbital Decay

Orbital Decay
Defense Game

http://www.bubblebox.com/play/action/1311.htm

24 March 2009

22 March 2009

Indoor Paintball Competition: We won 3rd place!... No we didn't. This is just a shameless shout out to grab attention :p

Indoor Paintball Competition: We won 3rd place!... No we didn't. This is just a shameless shout out to grab attention :p

Indoor Paintball Competition: 1st Ever CQC Paintball Tourny in JB http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57821587186
previously:
http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/03/indoor-paintball-competition-1st-ever.html
http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/03/indoor-paintball-competition-1st-ever_21.html



First things first - everyone was late! I had to wake up at 5 am and my teammates were late one by one lor. Haiz...

Maybe I might do a write up later but see my mood la! Our final results was 3rd out of 5 in our qualifying group.

A bit disappointed at the results; lady luck tossed us a bad throw in the last round. Things could have swung either ways easily. The other team, called Nuts played against us Wargh! Nuts. Both teams are used to playing one and only ONE side of the field. Whoever wins the coin toss gets an advantage as well as throwing the opponent into disarray. Nothing to complain; we need to avoid getting into these do or die situations in future. *sigh*

Another thing I'm happy about is that we've improved. Nobody caught us cheating! Yippie. To prevent people from catching us; all of us wore blue today! Haha. How's that for unity?

As a true blue Singaporean, I got to complain.
Firstly, there is a lack of security consciousness among the organisers. Civilians were allowed into our players' area. This puts the security of our belongings at risk.
Secondly, there were not enough marshals. In several dubious situations (no, we weren't involved this time), the marshals weren't quick enough to catch who-shot-who; they simply called both players out. Us spectators caught the truth but we can't say anything. It sucks; but it's fair. Fair deals you fairly or unfairly at her whims; but she's fair, sort of.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the event. At RM 90, this is the cheapest competition I've ever joined. The gas pressure supplied was solid; we couldn't really lob balls. Markers were also well maintained. Hopefully, if I next return, things could be improved that slightly and I'll be more than pretty happy. =]
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21 March 2009

Star Trek to premiere in Aust

Star Trek to premiere in Aust
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Lifestyle/Story/STIStory_352553.html

Excerpt:
SYDNEY - DIRECTOR JJ Abrams' new Star Trek movie will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House next month, presented by Aussie star Eric Bana said reports on Friday.


Abrams, Bana and co-stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban will present the blockbuster to 1,600 tastemakers in art, design, entertainment, fashion, media and politics on April 7 reported Australian Associated Press.

Read more in the link provided
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Indoor Paintball Competition: 1st Ever CQC Paintball Tourny in JB: update

Indoor Paintball Competition: 1st Ever CQC Paintball Tourny in JB http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57821587186
previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/03/indoor-paintball-competition-1st-ever.html

Wargh! Nuts will be participating in this event tomorrow

Team Lineup from Singapore
1. Wargh! Dogs
2. Wargh! Nuts
3. PSG Warfreaks
4. Damnation X
5. Riot Division
6. Smux

Can't wait =]

16 March 2009

Star Trek XI: I guess I will watch it after all

Star Trek XI: I guess I will watch it after all

official site: http://www.startrekmovie.com/

10 March 2009

SPNS 2009 Leg 1 - match write up 2/3

SPNS 2009 Leg 1 - match write up 2/3

previously: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/02/spns-2009-leg-1-match-write-up-12.html

edit1: edited some mistakes at 1355 hrs
edit2: kns brandon, don't make fake anon posts. Else I start launching stationary at your direction

[background] We're now fighting in the semi finals. From now on, each challenge will be played in best-of-3 format.[/background]

Set 1 vs Red West

This was a crucial set. The winner will go on to the finals. Red West is a new team at that time, formed to enter SPNS 2009 Leg 1. 2 of the guys are relative newbies while the other 2 are current guest players of Red Sevens. On paper, they were hot favourites. This was reflected in the scores.


[Due to too many rounds of Amorphous+ between my earlier post and this one. I have forgotten many details. Apologies for skimping :p]

Round 9
I believe I was slow in moving up the center. My team started to get shot up and I found myself the last person standing. I moved to the side and waited for the bunkering move that I know is going to come. To avoid repeating myself, this was what happened.
http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/02/spns-2009-leg-1-2-annoying-things.html
Lost, 0:4

Chak: Your neck is bleeding; you want to take a break?
Joran: No
Angry


Round 10
Change of plans. Houdini would take the center; I would take the right flank.
This strategy worked. I was furiously snap shooting with my opponent diagonally across the field. We were taking them out one by one. Chak and I were left. We hung the flag. We won! However...
Houdini was pulled out with Mac for an alleged hit, a 1 for 1. The call came from the sidelines instead of a close up check. When the call for timestop came, I was found with a hit under my armpit, another 1 for 1. Our whole team "killed" off that way.
Draw, 0:0

Houdini argued that it was from a slide - that how could have gotten hit on his left as he was coming out from the right? I did not feel any hit on me either. I guess, none of the audience nor the marshals saw anyone of us got hit, right? Anyway, it was my fault for not clearing myself of paint, instead of grumbling during our break. It was sheer bad luck that Houdini got a smear. If either one of these things had happened differently, we would have won, but it didn't. That's life.


Round 11
It's this or never.
Same strategy. With nearly the same results. We knocked them out one by one and pinned the survivors with paint before mopping up. We were meticulous and made sure there were no stranglars. It was a sweet victory.
Won, 4:0


Tie Breaker
We drew on match points and elimination points. Chak represented us and went against Ryan. He stayed too much in the open and got shot in the belly.
Lost.


Conclusion:
Since we know we didn't cheat, it's nice to know that we actually won Red West 2:1. When matches are as tight as this, it sucks when we were stole of our win by dubious calls. Instead of a placing in the finals, we had to fight for 3rd / 4th place. I had no doubts our marshals are fair and I don't blame them. However, we could only lament the absence of having Malaysian Marshals at our competition.

footnote:
I realise the with the timing of this post, some megalomaniac may think I am responding to his post. However, I'm am not. The draft was made earlier; the post was scheduled for this morning at 10:25am. I finally had some free time to get this done; sorry for the delay.
-Joran, 10:00am
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08 March 2009

Indoor Paintball Competition: 1st Ever CQC Paintball Tourny in JB

Indoor Paintball Competition: 1st Ever CQC Paintball Tourny in JB
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57821587186

Host: Wargh!
Type: Sports - Tournament
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Danga City Mall
City/Town: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Description
Format 5v5, Close Quarters Combat

- RM450 per team
- Paintballs, Masks, Marker provided
- 100 balls per player per game
- Game time 7min/game

Prizes
1st - RM1500 + paintball vouchers
2nd - RM1000 + paintball vouchers
3rd - Rm600 + paintball vouchers
4th - Paintball vouchers

Closing Date is 15th March 2009! :)

06 March 2009

Recreational Paintball Game - 21 Mar 2009 (event canceled)

Recreational Paintball Game - 21 Mar 2009 (event canceled)

Due to lack of response, I'm canceling this event. I'll instead be attending the CQB game in JB. It's a competition of sorts. Anyone above 14 years old is welcome to join.

I'll be posting up details at a later date.