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Ex-IndyCar blogger. The biggest hyperbole addict ever. The best mediocre MechWarrior Online pilot. Human paraquat.

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  1. Fuck Eddie Gossage

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    Every year with this guy.

    Pretty soon(?) we will at long last finally get to see a new IndyCar schedule for the 2015 season.  Of course the holdup, as usual, is getting the races for next year yet again signed, sealed and delivered for the upcoming year(s).  But in recent seasons the biggest and constant rumor has been the potential demise of the race at Texas Motor Speedway.  Every year track president Eddie Gossage bitches about IndyCar and dangles the Sword of Damocles over the collective fanbase by threatening to pull the plug on having his track on the schedule. Yet, he still has the race anyways.

    But heaven forbid IndyCar wants to have another race in Texas!  AND UPSET POOR OLD EDDIE?  OH NOES!  WE MUST NOT "INFRINGE UPON HIS TERRITORY"!  WE MUST NOT HARSH HIS MOTHERFUCKING LORDSHIP!  WE MUST THINK OF POOR EDDIE AND THE POOR TEXAS FANS!

    Bullshit.

    California, despite being more broke than me accidentally buying a 20-year account on Brazzers, gets to have THREE races.  Not only that, but one is a street race, another a proper road course, and the third a big 500-mile oval race.

    Oil-rich Texas cannot handle something like that?  Right. The only reason Houston did not work is IndyCar’s dipshit angle in ending the season on Labor Day Weekend.  Move it back to October and it will be fine (not to mention appease major oil sponsor Shell).  Meanwhile there is a beautiful, incredible F1 racetrack in Austin just waiting to have IndyCars lap it early in the Spring and fans lining right up to watch.

    …and the Texas Motor Speedway night race in June will STILL gather some of the biggest crowds this side of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    But NO, Texas cannot handle such brilliance. Only California can, for it is not filled with backward broke-assed rednecks whom cannot buy more than one ticket. Or something. Yep, your little state cannot handle more than one IndyCar race, losers!

    Not my take. That is Eddie’s, Texans.

    Or else he is just being a dick to IndyCar.

    Or both.

    Seriously, fuck Eddie Gossage.

  2. 26 straight days of work, here I come…

  3. "And lo, I behold a pale horse…"

    Good morning, IndyCar! THE SEVENTH SEAL HATH BROKEN.

    TIME DO DIE

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  5. MechWarrior Online’s 1-Year Anniversary deal…ALL THE APPRECIATION

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    It has not been a bed of roses for Piranha Games since launching “MechWarrior Online” last September. A volatile community, lack of development, persistent bugs (from said lack of development), missed deadlines, the long promised “Community Warfare” game-mode absent, cash grabs…the list goes on. Also the recent announcement of their new game “Transverse” with MechWarrior still developing caused a stir in their community and there has been a complete lack of crowd-funding for the new project as a result.

    Since recently ending their publishing deal with Infinite Games Publishing (for MechWarrior Online) there has been an about-face to almost everything. More sales, way more communication with the community, long awaited new mechs, COMMUNITY WARFARE, and…

    HOLY SHIT ALL DEM FREEBIES.

    Check them out:

    Active Player Reward
    Our 1 year Active Player Reward is for any player that has played more than 100 matches since September 17th 2013. Eligible players will receive 2,000,000 C-bills, a Mechbay, and a fun standing Cockpit item.
    Players with less than 100 matches still have the potential to earn this reward, as you have until Sept 23rd at 10:00 am PDT to hit the mark! The Active Player Reward will be injected into eligible accounts on September 23rd.

    Free cash, a free Mechbay, free stuff, and time to get it if you have not hit the 100 mark. Good shit.

    MechWarrior Credits Reward
    This reward is for anyone who has ever purchased MechWarrior Credits. Eligible players will receive an exclusive new Centurion variant - the CN9-AH - decked out with a custom paint job, along with a 30% C-bill Bonus and a free Mechbay. This custom CN9-AH variant will only be available through our MechWarrior Credits Reward program and will be injected into eligible accounts on October 21st. You have until Sept 23rd at 10:00 am PDT to earn the MechWarrior Credits Reward. Founders packages that included MechWarrior Credits qualify for this reward. Standard versions of this new variant will be available for C-Bills at a future date to be determined.

    THE RESURRECTION OF THE CN9-AH?! WITH A 30%-BONUS?!

    Pre-Sale Reward
    This reward is for players who have purchased any pre-sale program package. This includes any level of Founders, Phoenix, Clan Invasion Wave1 and 2 packages, or a la carte mechs. Eligible players will receive an exclusive new Atlas variant - the AS7-S - decked out with a custom paint job, along with a 30% C-bill Bonus and a free Mechbay. This custom AS7-S variant will only be available through our Pre-Sale Reward program and will be injected into eligible accounts on October 21st. You have until Sept 23rd at 10:00 am PDT to earn the Pre-Sale Reward. Standard versions of this new variant will be available for C-Bills at a future date to be determined.

    That is right…A FREE DAMN ATLAS.

    Top Tier Reward
    This reward is for anyone who purchased a Top Tier Package in any of our pre-order programs. Eligible players will receive an exclusive new King Crab Assault Mech decked out with a custom paint job, along with a 30% C-bill Bonus and a free Mechbay. This custom King Crab variant will only be available through our Top Tier Reward program and will be injected into eligible accounts on December 16th. You have until December 16th at 10:00 am PDT to earn the Top Tier Reward. All Standard variants of this chassis will be available for MC December 16th and C-bills January 20th.

    King Crab…BEHOLD THE CLANBUSTER. Inner Sphere pilots wanting an answer to the PPC/Gauss Dire Wolf now apparently have it.  I WANT TO PINCH.

    As an additional thanks to all Founders, the C-bill bonus on all original Founders Mechs will be permanently raised from 25% to 30% starting September 17th.

    Founders Mechs will no longer be quite so rare and useless that they are now. Nice.

    Ultimate Clan Reward
    This reward is for players who purchased a Masakari Clan Invasion package and the Wave 2 Man-o-War package. Eligible players will receive an exclusive new Invasion Mad Dog Mech with custom Invasion paint job and unique geometry, along with a 30% C-bill Bonus, 2 additional Mad Dog standard variants and 3 Mechbays .The Invasion version of this Mech will only be available through the Ultimate Clan Reward program. This Invasion Mad Dog Mech and the 2 standard variants will be available starting September 23rd for daily 4 pm injection. All Standard variants of this chassis will be available for MC December 16th and C-bills January 20th. Check out our Clan Invasion Wave 2 page for details (coming soon). The Ultimate Clan Reward program will be available for as long as the Clan Invasion Programs remain active.

    Yes, another pricey Clan Invasion package…but this time those prices seem slightly more reasonable. Oh, and MAD DOG.

    From the onset, the community seems nearly collectively pleased. For once. I have no idea who you even are anymore, PGI.  Keep it up.

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  7. Like father, like son.

    Damn, “Prost” really is French for “enormous prick in a racing suit”.  But it does not end there…

    “I would not have expected for him to have attempted a suicide move at the end of the race,” Alain Prost said

    "…my victory was stolen…" said Nicolas Prost.

    For fucks sake. 

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  9. The NFL PR Department, this week…

    …and it gets better today.

  10. 100 years ago today humanity decided that the 20th Century will indeed be the worst in Human History.  What they did not know would happen is that after …half the seed of Europe, one by one fell, the world changed forever for the worse, nobody would learn anything and the bloodshed would continue and bleed into the 21st.

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  12. My Timber Wolf S battlemech, so of course I named it after you-know-who…

    MISSILE QUEENS

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  14. Just less than a week until the Clan Mech Collection is released, the Timber Wolf from MechWarrior Online has been revealed. My inner 15-year old is reborn.  Awesome that the look of the cockpit and movement almost mimics the Timber Wolf from the MW2 Intro movie.

    (Yes, “MW2" to me and my gaming generation has a WHOLE different, and far better, meaning.)

    See you next week on the battlefield, freebirth.

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  16. I’ve died and gone back to 1994…

    NY Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals

    Indy 500 Champion is American

    Dr. Dre gettin PAID

    I’m back in grade school.