Happy Birthday Labfiend! er, I mean THREE POINT GAMES!!! Inside joke about Labfiends birthday but we could not have made it this far with out him so HIGH FIVE anyway!
SIX YEARS to the day that we got the web-site and forums up and I wrote my first article here introducing us to the world wide web. It wasn't shortly after that start up that we vested in a dedicated server for hosting our own game servers and we were really able to spread our roots. I think back to all the people who I've met on the server who want to give feedback came to the forums and helped out or complained which was like helping out but they didn't know it yet. As much fun and games as there have been, its also been a lot of work and we've found ourselves with a nice new top of the line infrastructure and very few people using or supporting it regularly and we've had to scale down. ·The announcement to cancel the game server was hard for me but I believe its going to give us some time to recooperate and get back to our roots.
Ho Ho Ho is Commie-speak for "DROP YOUR WEAPONS AND RUN IN FEAR!" you little ingrate maggots! In America, we don't say HO HO HO, which is just a fancy way of saying NO NO NO, or anything else for that matter. We raise our hands, with forefinger to littlefinger aligned along the brim of our hat, and salute the White, Blue, and almighty Red. Which in this case, is actual blood! ...From my steak. Not my enemies. It is Christmas... or Meatfestivus in some parts of our blessed country. A grand celebration we have at my Mee-maw's house. My grandmother can cook like those commies can run!
And I do like a little red meat now and then... this is America! WE INVENTED THE STEAK. George Washington beat a t-bone out of a British cow, threw it on a fire, and ate it with his massively handsome bare hands. With an bald eagle sitting on his shoulder! And a musket, rocket launcher, and God's own right fist sitting across his lap. HE WAS AN AMERICAN HERO!
Santa Claus is not a Russian elf. He is not a some jolly old jelly-bellied coward! After running this country, the greatest president alive went north, took over the North Pole and has been residing over the merriment ever since. Like a true Patriot! Santa Claus is George Washington, he lives in Alaska, and spends his summer wrestling Polar Bears.
And the occasional lost Commie from across the ice.
So, this Christmas season, you remember that the BEST GODDAMN AMERICAN is watching you. While you sleep. While you eat. While you loving pet your grenades and stroke that rocket launcher gently in the cold dark night. Be thankful for what you have, like your arms and your legs. Or your Citizenship. Or another slice of Mee-maw's goddamn apple pie.
Head to your Mee-maw's, eat some bloody red meat, and appreciate all that you have.
Because, by the glimmer of the festive rockets sparkling across the dark winter's night, I will be taking your point and mocking your mother. So enjoy!
This year we're going to be doing yet another charity drive during the month of December. As we work our way through the month we'll be assembling a pool of money to send to the Child's Play charity. We're giving you multiple ways to help towards the fund drive.
Matching Donations - 3PG will be accepting donations to Childs Play during this month and match them 100% (up to $1000). Use the "donate" button on the front site.
Gamer Capital Conversion - As you may have accrued Gamer Capital over the years for participating in scheduled calander events or contributing to our community, we're going to let you turn that GC into real charity money. For every 10 GC you give up in this fashion, 1$ will be put into the charity pool (up to $1000). PM Kevlar in these forums to indicate how much GC you would like to convert to a donation (please limit 500 GC per person).
TF2 Seeding for Charity - For every seeding event you initiate for TF2 or NS2 servers, 5$ will be put into the charity pool. This means that you must be in the server and just by keeping the servers seeded trying to get people on, you're helping improve the lives of sick children just a little bit. () Join our Event group on Steam to be notified when were grouping up to play.
Event Awards - Attending any of our scheduled Calander Eventsthis month will earn you 50 Gamer Capital. Convert this GC to $ for Child's Play as described above. See this thread for award details and winners.
*You must be registered to the forums and have your STEAMID entered in your forum/GameCP to be awarded Gamer Capital.
In the past 5 years we have supported this awesome cause, and we have collected donations from the community and matched them before sending it on to Child's Play. Last year we sent $1683.5 and $385 in 2010, 2009 we sent $1825 while in 2008 we sent $1030 and way back in 2007 we sent $840! Please join us again!
---A little about Childs Play Charity---
Childs Play Charity is a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in their network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
Its time to say goodbye to our trusty dedicated game server at SoftLayer (formerly known as ThePlanet) and welcome in a new home for our binary pleasure. The old server has evolved and upgraded over the years and it would be impossibe for me to remember all the games we've ran on it, but to name just a few would include NS1, TeamFortress, Counter Strike (CS combat, CS:S), Eternal Silence, Dystopia, Zombie Panic, Gary's Mod, Minecraft, L4D1, L4D2, TF2 and NS2. *deep breath. Lets say goodbye to this faithful gal as she has served us well. I can say the same for hosting company backbone there in Texas as well with their quick responses and knowledgeable support we've been faithful to their services.
Our NEW dedicated server is being hosted by NS2Server.com which was started in May 2011 by Chris(aka:Tempest) with the goal to offer High quality / High performance servers. I had a hard time finding anybody who would offer overclocked dedicated servers without paying institutional prices. He also let me slip in a 128GB solid state drive for a great rate! You gotta check out the spec's on this thing and just imagine it were your PC!
Core i5 2500k 4.4Ghz CPU 16 GB DDR3 1600 Ram 128 GB SATAIII SSD 500 GB Hard Drive 3,000 GB Monthly Bandwidth 64bit OS
Were finishing up moving out TF2 game servers, TeamSpeak3 and stuff over this week. Discardme has been a great help with everything so give him a pat on the back when you see him around. This investment will allow us to do new great things for you all!