Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Event: Formula Rocket

Game: Gran Turismo 6
Date: Friday, December 12th, 2013 @ 11AM US Eastern
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


Vehicle: Light Car Company Rocket '07

Race Settings:

Track: Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit
Laps: 30
Max Power: 177HP
Minimum Weight: 390 kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Minimum No. of Pit Stops: 1
Require Tire Type Change: On
Nitrous: Prohibited
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Normal
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: None
Assists: ABS, Traction Control

Schedule:
Below times all apply to the event date.

Practice: 11:00AM - 12:30PM [Convert]

15 minute break. 
Make your final adjustments before going into qualifying. 
No vehicles allowed on track.

Qualifying: 12:45 - 1:00PM [Convert]
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM [Convert]


To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.
Registered Racers:
  1. LukaX23 
  2. Big-_-t0ny 
  3. xxassassinxx-nl
  4. BlitzAce1981
  5. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  6. Dov3434
  7. barkei
  8. Supahard
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Event: Launch Day Racing

Game: Gran Turismo 6
Platform: PS3
Date: Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 11AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


Monday, October 28, 2013

Event: War Thunder

Game: War Thunder [Download]
Platform: PC
Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 @ 11AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


Friday, October 11, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins Marathon


Date: Friday, October 25th, 2013
Time: 11:00AM US Eastern [Convert]
Watch it here: GamingOwl TV

The Batman Arkham franchise is one of my favorite in the gaming world. This game is a prequel to the previous two titles by Rocksteady studios. This title, however, is developed by WB Games Montreal. Some fans got a little nervous knowing the game is being developed by another studio, but after seeing the footage from E3, Gamescom and other sources online, I have no doubt that this title is going to kick plenty of ass.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Event: Multiplayer Redefined


Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]

Grand Theft Auto V's online component is one of the most exciting parts of the game, as it is only the second time Rockstar has implemented an online mode into the Grand Theft Auto franchise... ever. The previous title, Grand Theft Auto IV (released more than 5 years ago), completely changed the way we viewed multiplayer games. It is an open world, filled with locations to explore and vehicles to steal. V takes it to a whole other level, as we've already seen part of.

The GTA-centric community that is GamingOwl is ready to play the game to its fullest.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Marathon


Date: Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Time: 11:00AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

We hope you're as excited as we are for the game. This is it, everyone: the sequel to the game that has built this community is almost here.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Event: 'Back On Track' - 1 Hour of Nürburgring 24h

Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, August 16th, 2013
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


Vehicle: Acura NSX RM '91

Body/Chassis: Chassis Reinforcement
Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD
Tires: Sports: Hard, Medium, Hard

Race Settings:

Track: Nürburgring 24h / Weather Change / Change Time
Laps: 7
Max Power: 305HP
Minimum Weight: 1040kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Fast
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Light
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Practice #1: Wednesday, August 14th @ 11:00AM - 1:00PM [Convert]

Below times are for Friday, August 16th.

Practice #2: 11:00AM - 12:30PM [Convert]
Qualifying: 12:30 - 12:50PM [Convert]
10 minutes of final preparation. Drivers must remain in pits.
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM [Convert]

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:

  1. LukaX23
  2. Big-_-t0ny
  3. Alduziu
  4. adol-red-devils
  5. X__JD__X
  6. xxassassinxx-nl
  7. nathan450
  8. barkei
  9. BlitzAce1981
  10. xxbftdxxtomzz
  11. patriotsfanX
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Machinima Credits Form [Closed]


We are no longer accepting responses.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Crytek Websites Taken Down Due to Suspicious Activities


Crytek has sent out an email warning users about suspicious activity on their website. The email goes as follows:

"Dear *username*,

We recently became aware of suspicious activity relating to some of Crytek’s websites, and acted quickly to take those websites offline for security reasons.

The sites listed below are currently offline:

  • Crytek.com
  • Mycryengine.com
  • Crydev.net MyCrysis.com
The following Crytek sites remain online and are not affected by these issues:

  • GFACE.com
  • Crysis.com
  • Warface.com

If you have an account at crydev.net or mycrysis.com, you will be asked to change your password next time you log in. If you use your current password anywhere else online, we would also suggest that you reset it at those sites. We are working on getting all websites fully operational again as soon as possible. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

The Crytek Team"

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Event: Community Carnage


Game: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, July 26th, 2013 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: 11AM US Eastern [GamingOwl TV]

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Players:

  1. LukaX23
  2. skidz000
  3. nysm2k11
  4. supsupb0i
  5. barkei
  6. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  7. BluenoseGames
  8. ibroo83
  9. theguysveg
  10. Jezus_guy
  11. Ziggi778
  12. nathan450
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Big Tony's August Marathons


Description:

These will be Tony's first ever marathons on his Twitch TV channel. Each game will be played until the end in one sitting. Both streams have their own dedicated timezone conversion links below, so please use them and link this page to anyone who asks when the casts go live.

Game: Stalker: Call of Pripyat (Misery 2.0 mod)
Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: 11AM US EST [Big Tony]

Game: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: 11AM US EST [Big Tony]


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Event: The Last of Them

Game: The Last of Us
Date: Friday, June 28th, 2013 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: 1PM US EST [GamingOwl TV]


To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Players:
  1. LukaX23
  2. X__JD__X
  3. BluenoseGames
  4. tiff92
  5. MELODICA
  6. DEVILEE97G-UNIT
  7. ibroo83
  8. ssoldier21

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Last of Us Teaser


Date: Thursday, June 13th @ 11:30PM US EST [Convert]

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Indie Royale: Support Indie Games

Indie Royale is a website dedicated to providing game bundles for insanely low prices. At time of writing, you can get 5 games for $5.60 USD - that's almost a dollar a game! Here's the tradeoff, or "catch": the more you pay, the less everyone else does and vice-versa. For example, if you were to pay $10, you'd lower the overall price for future purchases by 1 cent. Doesn't sound like much, right? Remember to take all the others into account who are buying the bundle as well. Thousands and thousands of people are buying these bundles. Some have been generous enough to pay $30+, which is still less than most of us pay for one new game.

Keep your eye out on our YouTube and Twitch TV channels for content related to the games included in bundles. If you purchase a bundle yourself, it is more than likely for you to join us and be in a video or live stream, which is a lot of fun for everybody.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Event: 'California Week' - 1 Hour of Laguna Seca

Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, June 7th, 2013 (See schedule below)
Live Broadcast: 1PM US EST [GamingOwl TV]


Race Settings:

Rules are subject to change. Please check this page before the race to make sure you comply with the regulations.

Vehicle: SILVIA spec-R AERO (S15) '02 RM
Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Laps: 38
Max Power: 285HP
Minimum Weight: 1000kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Very Fast
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Heavy
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Practice #1: Wednesday, June 5th @ 11:00AM - 1:00PM [Convert]

Below times are for Friday, June 7th.

Practice #2: 11:00AM - 12:30PM [Convert]
Qualifying: 12:30 - 12:50PM [Convert]
10 minutes of final preparation. Drivers must remain in pits.
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM [Convert]

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:

  1. LukaX23
  2. Big-_-t0ny
  3. X__JD__X
  4. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  5. BlitzAce1981
  6. barkei
  7. patriotsfanX
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

First Time Playing: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare


First Time Playing (or FTP) is a new video series where we try out a game for the first time and record the inevitable hilarity that ensues.
 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

And the Chivalry Giveaway Contest Winners Are...


In case you missed, we hosted an event last Friday and had held a competition for free copies of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare on Steam. They were asked to submit screenshots from the race to #GamingOwl on Twitter.

They are now eligible to join in on today's broadcast (May 29 '13), where we'll be streaming the game and playing it for the first time. It'll be a good time.

Gtafreak's entry.
J4sonD's entry.

Big-_-t0ny's entry.

Help Decide GamingOwl's Look

We're looking for a new look, help us decide which design you like the best by writing which style you like most in the comments (i.e. "I really like Concept #1.")

Feel free to post your own ideas/concepts in the comments.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Event: 'Damage Control' - 1 Hour of Nürburgring GP/F

Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, May 31st, 2013 (See schedule below)
Live Broadcast: 1PM US EST [GamingOwl TV]


Rules are similar to the last event, with the exception of these changes:
  • Damage is now set to 'Heavy' to encourage more cautious driving.
  • Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption is now set to 'Very Fast' to add another element to the race.
  • Practice #2 is now 10 minutes shorter. Qualifying and final race preparation now have an additional 5 minutes each.
Vehicle: Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R) RM '95 (14.6K)

Recommended Upgrades:

Upgrades after Race Modding (114.5K). Credits are per upgrade.

Body/Chassis: Chassis Reinforcement (20K)
Engine: ECU (1K), Stage 3 Engine [Stages 1 & 2 must first be purchased] (47.5K)
Intake System: Racing Air Filter (450Cr)
Exhaust: Sports Exhaust Manifold (3.5K), Sports Catalytic Converter (500Cr)
Turbo Kits: None
Transmission: [Already purchased in Race Mod]
Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD (7.5K)
Suspension: [Already purchased in Race Mod]
Tires: Sports: Hard - Soft (21K)

Total: 230, 100Cr

Race Settings:

Rules are subject to change. Please check this page before the race to make sure you comply with the regulations.

Track: Nürburgring GP/F
Laps: 24
Max Power: 98HP
Minimum Weight: 590kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Very Fast
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Heavy
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Practice #1: Thursday, May 30th @ 11:00AM - 1:00PM [Convert]

Below times are for Friday, May 31st.

Practice #2: 11:00AM - 12:30PM [Convert]
Qualifying: 12:30 - 12:50PM [Convert]
10 minutes of final preparation. Drivers must remain in pits.
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM [Convert]

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:

  1. LukaX23
  2. Dov3434
  3. Big-_-t0ny
  4. X__JD__X
  5. BlitzAce1981
  6. xxassassinxx-nl
  7. barkei
  8. patriotsfanX
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Day One: The Last of Us


Date: Friday, June 14th, 2013 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. These walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what's left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price. Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie. As they trek across a post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world. At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie - it is the story of love, loyalty, and redemption.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Event: 'Afternoon Caffeine' - 1 Hour of Monaco


Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, May 24th, 2013 (See schedule below)
Live Broadcast: 1PM US EST [GamingOwl TV]

Vehicle: Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R) RM '95 (14.6K)

Recommended Upgrades:

Upgrades after Race Modding (114.5K). Credits are per upgrade.

Body/Chassis: Chassis Reinforcement (20K)
Engine: ECU (1K), Stage 3 Engine [Stages 1 & 2 must first be purchased] (47.5K)
Intake System: Racing Air Filter (450Cr)
Exhaust: Sports Exhaust Manifold (3.5K), Sports Catalytic Converter (500Cr)
Turbo Kits: None
Transmission: [Already purchased in Race Mod]
Drivetrain: Adjustable LSD (7.5K)
Suspension: [Already purchased in Race Mod]
Tires: Sports: Hard - Soft (21K)

Total: 230, 100Cr

Race Settings:

Rules are subject to change. Please check this page before the race to make sure you comply with the regulations.

Track: Côte d'Azur
Laps: 32
Max Power: 98HP
Minimum Weight: 590kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Normal
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Undecided
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Practice #1: Wednesday, May 22nd @ 11:00AM [Convert]


Below times are for Friday, May 24th.

Practice #2: 11:00AM - 12:40PM [Convert]
Qualifying: 12:40 - 12:55PM [Convert]
5 minutes of final preparation.
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM [Convert]

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:
  1. LukaX23
  2. Dov3434
  3. Big-_-t0ny
  4. XxAssassinxX-NL
  5. barkei
  6. BlitzAce1981
  7. X__JD__X
  8. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  9. patriotsfanX
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event: Corvette Z06 1 Hour Endurance


Update: Regulations have changed from using the Performance Points system to engine and weight restrictions. Racing: Medium tires are now an option for tire strategy during the race as well. See changes below.

Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2013
Time: 1:00PM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

Vehicle: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) RM '06 (Race Modded)

Race Settings:

Track: Daytona Road Course
Laps: 40
Max Power: 560HP
Minimum Weight: 1090kg
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Racing: Hard & Medium
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Fast
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Light
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Qualifying: 12:40 - 12:55PM
Race: 1:00 - 2:00PM

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:

  1. LukaX23
  2. GWNR_coldion10
  3. X__JD__X
  4. Big-_-t0ny
  5. Patriotsfanx
  6. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  7. Dov3434
  8. livetiludye
  9. NunoKB
  10. Benjamin_crossen
  11. Barkei
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Monday, April 22, 2013

iRacing: GoT Multi Car Team Race Results


Today's race was loads of fun. Big thanks to Nick for hosting the race.

I finished the race in 15th, despite dropping down to 28th due to an unavoidable incident in front of me on the first lap. It was an intense battle of consistency and pit stop strategy.

Our team (Team 1) finished 3rd with a total of 84 points, Team 8 in 2nd with 101 and Team 4 in 1st with 110. I scored 28 points for the team in a Mazda MX-5.
Gathering of Tweakers Endurance Race Results
 Final Results: http://teams.nickthissen.nl/

Friday, April 19, 2013

Event: 15 Laps of Suzuka Photos

Big thanks to everyone who participated in the race and joined in to watch the race live on Twitch TV. Here are some screenshots taken by Big-_-t0ny & SHERIFF-FCVPI. We are definitely going to do another race like that again soon.

You can link us your images from the event in the comments below and we'll add them into the album slider!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

How-To: Install Simple Native Trainer for Grand Theft Auto EFLC (Steam)

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This tutorial will teach you how to install the Simple Native Trainer mod to Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City. If you have any questions or problems installing the mod, use the comments section below.

Links:
Alternate Download Sources:

If the previous trainer files don't work, you can find the download links for both the trainer files and ASI loads below. These links may also provide newer versions of the trainer so use this as a back up if the previous versions didn't work.
Installing via Steam:
  • If you don't own a copy already, you can purchase the game here.
  • Make sure you have the game fully downloaded via the Steam client before proceeding to the following steps.
  • Close Steam.
  1. Download the above files.
  2. Extract RAR files from both folders.
  3. Move the files named 'trainer', 'trainer.asi', 'trainertlad', 'trainertbogt', 'trainertlad.asi', 'trainertbogt.asi', 'ScriptHook.dll', 'dsound.dll' to directory as follows C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City\EFLC
  4. Right click on the Steam icon in the task bar and hit 'Exit Steam'.
  5. Open it up and your trainer should be working once you're in game!
To use it in game, just press F3 (or F4) to bring up the menu. Use your num-pad to navigate the menu.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Event: Suzuka 15 Lapper


Game: Gran Turismo 5
Date: Friday, April 19th, 2013
Time: 11:45AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwlTV

Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR RM '05 (Race Modded)

Race Settings:

Track: Suzuka
Laps: 15
Performance Points: 525
Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
Tire Restrictions: Sports: Soft
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Normal
Grip Reduction on Wet Track/Track Edge: Real
Penalty: None
Mechanical Damage: Light
Assists: ABS

Schedule:

Qualifying: 12:00 - 12:10PM
Racing: 12:15 - 12:45PM

To join, post your SEN/PSN ID in the comments section below.

Registered Racers:
  1. LukaX23
  2. PatriotsfanX
  3. SHERIFF-FCVPI
  4. Big-_-t0ny
  5. DBRBlASTER
  6. Dov3434
  7. X__JD__X

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Comment Moderators

In preparation for a few new visitors to the website in the coming days, I'm looking for some comment moderators to keep things friendly and under control. Our commenting system is run by DISQUS, so that does mean you'll have to register through their website. Once that's done, you can do the majority of the moderation on GamingOwl.com itself without ever needing to leave the site.

Hope this image didn't fool you. The real comments are below. =)
If you're interested in becoming a moderator here, comment below and I'll pick out a few of you to get things started.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Our Most Ambitious Project to Date

In preparation for Grand Theft Auto V, we've decided (quite long ago, actually) that we want to do a huge feature-length video for the community of GamingOwl. To do this, we are actually inviting members of the community to take part in this upcoming epic. Please read everything carefully, as understanding what you're signing up for is just the first step to getting the ball rolling and making this project successful. Good luck!



Thursday, March 21, 2013

ArmA 3 Professionals: Operation Escape Stratis


Watch as Luka, Tony, Jason and "Heading" (Henning) attempt to play through one of the missions provided in the Alpha version of ArmA 3 (version 0.5.102571). Don't try this at home, we are trained professionals.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Speed Art: Bioshock Infinite


As you may already know, we're doing a Bioshock Infinite midnight launch broadcast next week on the 26th. In preparation, a background for our Twitch TV page was made. Here's a fast-forwarded video of the editing process. Hope you enjoy!



Monday, March 18, 2013

Day One: Bioshock Infinite


Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Time: 12:00AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

Next week, we're playing Bioshock Infinite on launch day. This has never been done before on GamingOwl, so we're excited to see how it goes - and of course, to play the game!

BioShock® Infinite is a first-person shooter like you’ve never seen. Just ask the judges from E3 2011, where the Irrational Games title won over 75 editorial awards, including the Game Critics Awards’ Best of Show. Set in 1912, players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target? Elizabeth, imprisoned since childhood. During their daring escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond -- one that lets Booker augment his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. Together, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant zeppelins, and in the clouds, all while learning to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities, and immersing players in a story that is not only steeped in profound thrills and surprises, but also invests its characters with what IGN called “Emotional ties (that) will continue to set the bar in gaming.”

Monday, March 11, 2013

Tomb Raider Marathon


Date: Friday, March 15th, 2013
Time: 11:00AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Crysis 3 Marathon


Date: Friday, March 8th, 2013
Time: 11:00AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwl TV

The marathon will consist of the full single player play-through. When completed, we'll move on to multiplayer that will give you the chance to join in and be on the cast. We will be playing the PC version.

Indie Game Spotlight: Gone Home

Am I the only one who can't handle being home alone in a big house?


Gone Home is a narrative explorer which puts full focus on drawing the player into this carefully sculptured mansion. You arrive at the house with no prior knowledge. Slowly you begin to learn about your surroundings which soon brings out the inner-voyeur inside of all of us. It's obvious by the care the developers have put into this game that the finished product will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.

Some of you may remember the Minerva’s Den DLC for BioShock 2, arguably better than the game itself. The creators enjoyed working on the famous DLC so much that they decided to pull together to create Gone Home as a team. Steve Gaynor, Johnnemann Nordhagen and Karla Zimonja joined forces to conceive The Fullbright company, leading to the devise of the indie game. There are no set goals, no puzzles.

But where are the guns? The non-combat (what's that?) nature of the game allows the gamer to be immersed in this detailed world. The best way to describe the experience of playing this game is that it is led by your curiosity. Hand written letters and notes can be found throughout the game, all of which were written by friends and family of the developers. Even the stack of VHS episodes of X-Files seasons have detailed information about each episode on the side of them.The game brings to mind The Stanley Parable, a mod for Half Life 2 we at GamingOwl tried and enjoyed a while back.

Gone Home has already received an Honorable Mention of Excellence in Audio and Seamus McNally Grand Prize.

It's set to release mid 2013 so you can keep tabs on it here. Have a look at the teaser below and tell us what you think in the comments.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Event: MTA Community Mayhem


Date: Monday, February 18th, 2013
Time: 11:30AM US Eastern [Convert]
Live Broadcast: GamingOwlTV
Server IP: 195.64.68.71
Password: pony (must be lowercase)

Since there won't be a broadcast for about a week starting this Thursday, we're going to end this month with a bang by playing Multi Theft Auto - the San Andreas multiplayer mod.

To register, all you have to do is join is join the server! Full coverage of the event from the perspective of 'LukaX23' will be streamed on TwitchTV (link is above). To get you all pumped-up, here's a small video I made using footage from the last MTA session.

See you there!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

How-To: Install Multi Theft Auto (Steam)


This tutorial will teach you how to install the Multi Theft Auto multiplayer mod to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If you have any questions or problems installing the mod, use the comments section below.

Links:
Installing via Steam:
  • If you don't own a copy already, you can purchase the game here.
  • Make sure you have the game fully downloaded via the Steam client before proceeding to the following steps.
  • Close Steam.
  • For more information regarding the downgrader application, click here for the original post.
Because the Steam version of the game is version 3.00 and the mod only works on version 1.00, you will need a downgrader.
  1. Download the the San Andreas Downgrader here.
  2. Once downloaded, open up the folder and open 'run'. Windows will tell you that the application may depend on other compressed files in the folder. 
  3. Select 'Extract All', then 'Extract'. A new window will pop up with your extracted files. Keep the window open as you'll need it soon.
  4. Now go to Start menu> Computer> Open your main drive files (most likely drive C:)> Program Files (x86)> Steam>steamapps> common> Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.
  5. Drag the file titled 'gta_sa' into the 'gta.sa-downgrader' folder.
  6. In the unzipped downgrader folder, right click on the file titled 'run' and select 'Run as administrator' from the right click menu. Select 'Yes'.
  7. Like the application says, press any key to continue.
  8. Press '1' and hit enter. The application will downgrade the game .exe file for you.
  9. It will ask if you want to copy the patched file into the Steam directory. Press 'Y' and hit enter.
  10. Press any key to continue.
  11. Press 'N' and hit enter to not launch the game and press any key to continue. We're almost done!
  12. Now go to MultiTheftAuto.com and download the newest version of the client.
  13. Open the file and hit 'Run', click next. A Windows notification will appear, hit 'Yes'.
  14. Select 'I Agree' to the License Agreement.
  15. In this next menu, you can choose what you will install to your system. Generally, this is for advanced users. The default option is 'Client and Server' which is basically everything you need. Continue through the install process.
  16. Finish.
If you followed these instructions correctly, Multi Theft Auto should have successfully launched.

The Fun in Funding

Starting March 4th, ads will begin to appear more frequently on the Twitch TV live broadcasts. This will provide funding for future titles, media creation and equipment.

Ad implementation will be quite simple, whenever it's time for a break from playing games, an ad will run. This will only be done when there is no active gameplay on the stream, so you know when to expect it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What's This?


This website is the place to go to for all GamingOwl fans (or maybe even soon-to-be fans?) to go to for keeping up with what is going on. New event? Details will be here. Casting schedule? Yep, right here. Random posts, just for fun? You bet! And of course much, much more...

Well, why is the website so empty then? Good question. The website is, again, under maintenance and being re-worked. For technical reasons, the website had to be moved from Wordpress-based hosting, back to Blogger, where the site originally began. This does not mean too much in terms of how the site will be used for the end-user, but it drastically changes things when it comes to content management and making changes to the website. It is also free to host the site on here, which was a big issue when using Wordpress because the hosting was quite expensive. Not exactly a good price to features ratio, if you ask me - at least not what I was using it for.

Anyways, enough with that jibber-jabber! There is currently no "Release Date" for the site, because it will dynamically change in front of you. At the time of writing this, you'll see that there is quite a lot of stuff missing. That's another reason why we encourage you to come back and see what's new! Updates will be made quite frequently to the appearance and features of the site.

In fact, if you have any wishes and want to be the first person to interact with the new site, please, post a comment on your idea below!

I know some of you have been annoyed at the amount of times this place has changed, but it's all in spite of making a better website. Remember, this place was created by a 15 year-old. One who has matured and learned a lot through DIY, literally days worth of YouTube videos and lots of sleepless nights. I am the Gaming Owl, after all - right?