The dissemination of attention and financial distress!

I have come to realize that right now at this very moment there are so many new things to be interested in. Over the past few months as well as the coming few there have been (or will be) some major gaming releases; To name a few, Overwatch, Battlefield One, CoD: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and so on. The other thing i have noticed is that these games are increasingly expensive! The games that fall under my purview while wildly interesting are also wildly expensive! How does a person who has significant financial responsibility keep up with the ever changing times without falling into the dismal pit that is debt? *Sits and reminisces about a time when complete games were less than forty while dollars.* That would be the thing I want the answer to most! “Make it a job!” they say! In a overly saturated market? Also more jobs are not fun when gaming is an escape from your actual job. Noted and over it. Why oh why must the market price of new games that don’t include all content or make you pay immediately for the rest of the content be priced above sixty dollars. I don’t get it. I guess gaming is just going the way of all other hobbies where entrance is going to cost an arm and half of your joystick. Gaming, if you think about it, is worse than other hobbies if you think about it. Take R/C cars; high entrance cost but then that’s it. Gaming? No way. You wanna play? Oh ok! 60 bucks every time the new shiney games come out. Sucks. Oh well. Then it gets worse. Personally I myself am part of a few communities. You know what’s coming. The y all cant agree on one game. To keep up with these group peoples, many of whom I consider close friends, I must be up to date with…..everything. I get it. Not everyone has the same taste, but c’mon…. Even the moths in my wallet are starving. To wrap up a wrant, would the gaming industries just throw us games a bone? Please? Ill be good, and wash the dishes, and walk the dog and change the litter and wash the walls and make my payments on time and wipe your ass with 100 dollar bills and…..

Up yours.


#youtubeisdead, #youtubepartyisover

While this whole matter is genuinely interesting, there’s no way YouTube is over. The frustration of having channels demonetized is a business problem. Speaking as a group who doesn’t rely on YouTube revenue (yet?) but has had the experience of diminishing returns (life stuff, amirite?) all the peeps currently losing revenue opportunities on YouTube will just need to find other sources of income.

For those of us still appreciative of YouTube content you guys should really check out Mazion Plays Games. He’s a-Mazion-ing!

#youtubeisdead #youtubepartyisover, my ass


The more you miss...the more you win

Missing is fun!

The one thing in the Rocket League world I hate the most is missing a shot. Like the rest of you noobs, I take losing personally. But missing a shot alone is on a whole other level. My asshole clenches like vice grips tossed in an industrial press. My eyes become blinded by sweat and my blood pressure turns my armpits blue. My balls spontaneously suck into my pelvis and raise my vocal pitch 3 octaves.

And yet…I can’t stop missing.

I’m only 350 hours into Rocket League. This means that no matter what my skill level I’m really still just a beginner struggling to do anything with a measure of consistency. Like any beginner I have no real concept of how to improve my game and as a noob I’m certainly not interested in your god damned opinion. I’m going to continue to whine, complain and suffer until that one fine day when I miss the toilet more.

A quick eyescan of the Reddits (/r/rocketleague) will show any mediocre player that they should quit while they are behind. It feels hopeless. While the bodily effects are extremely undesirable I’ll be content to miss knowing that somewhere down the line my pelvic spasms will lead me to victory. I mean…Redditors fake it until they make it. One day I might be able to fake it, too!

Overwatch: A spiritual successor?

As many of you know, (probably all of you (and you know who you are (yes you (no not you, but the rest of you.)))) Overwatch was recently released by Blizzard Gaming and is a colorful objective based fps with a variety of characters that demand levels of skill and a wild variety of play styles. Each character has their own special abilities as well as movement abilities and what have you. You have heavy characters, fast characters, tanks, healers, medics, scouts, demo…. wait… what? Did you see what happened there? If you look at the character roster, Overwatch and the heroes they present and even some of their characteristics can be directly related to some of out old favorites. Lets take the most obvious one first; Tracer and The Scout. Both characters very obviously take pride in their speed and ability to get in close poking you with a verbal jab while they are at it. Tracer and The Scout also are both equipped with light weapon that when used properly are extremely effective. How about another; Zarya and Bastion vs The Heavy. Let’s get it out of the way, yes gatling guns. Duh. Other than that its an easy list: Lighthearted quips about how big and tough they are, the ability to be a mobile turret while also being able to cover and protect a team, self buffing and healing. Others are Junk Rat vs. The Demoman, Mercy vs The Medic. It isn’t a long list for obvious reasons; Which makes Overwatch such a great spiritual successor. There is so much room within the game’s lore for expansion, just look at Ana. Just a few short weeks and we already have another character. In short, from overwatch we received a new set of quirky likeable characters with a balanced diversity, rich maps that harken to old game modes, and a wonderfully colorful new universe. Hats off to you Blizzard.

Cheers loves!


The Fall of a Titan

This past week the noobs payed homage to the passing of a great chapter in our history. After six long years, R.A.G.E. Communities had fallen victim to the ever changing times. Once a prominent force in the gaming community, Rage had many outlets for their residents to enjoy; Most of all their Team Fortress 2 server “Saraya”.
Back to Rage being part of Noob history… Once long ago in a far distant time, Kow was a leader in the community, and Chippy was an admin. They met, spoke, cuddled, uh…. collaborated thus forming the Pit.
So we here would like to say thank you to Rage for being what it was and helping us make strong connections that led to many new roads!

So we disappeared… Part 2

So after I made this post I encountered a natural disaster that left me without power for a week, as well as several other time crunchy things. But I’m back and ready to attack!

I don’t know about that Chippy jerk, though. Where is he…!?

So we disappeared…

Well, I mean…we were always here. But simply put we fell off the Noob’ grid for far too long. That’s simply going to change!

I can’t tell you how…I can’t tell you when…but it’s going to happen right here!

INSOMNIA 2016!!!

This article comes to us via Northstorm of the Creative Misfits——–

I’m a gamer and gamed my whole life. The one thing that would be so cool would be to have a festival like the ones they have in America similar to Pax-east and so on. Some have tried in the past but lacked any real way to make you go and check them out, and as such they did not returned the following year. Now in 2016 we have INSOMNIA 2016 by Multiplay and this time it looks to be a contender as the first in Scotland. So far they have held several in England but this is a first and I hope it won’t be the last.


The day has arrived i get my train tickets and travel the 2+ hours to get to the event, now i must say i had ideas of what other events in the states are like and know they would never be like this but here is hoping.

North 2

I will be honest, I was disappointed in the size of the event. There were maybe a dozen or so stalls with only a few indi sections, two halls and a large auditorium for main events. I get that it was the first one and I know they can build on this for the following years to make it a much bigger event. I had noticed the majority of people there were kids under the age of 11 or 12 with parents in tow. One thing Multiplay lacked was a social media presence; very few if at all tweets and Facebook posts. They should have been trending #InsomniaScotland, but you were lucky to only have several on day two. There was a lack of cos-play characters interacting with the kids and photo-ops but I am sure they will work on this.


There were some Youtubers there to help pull in the crowd. There were the Yogscast guys, Razzbowski and Suzy Lu, who I had both met in February at the Youtube Creators Day.

Overall I was disappointed in what was there but I was really glad that I went and will attend the next one as I am sure they will up their game and make it that much better. As for myself, I am now waiting for the next one which will be “Resonate” in July. Info at

You can also check out my wee video I did on the event here!

If you liked what you saw here, check out Northstorms YouTube Channel here!!!

Rocket League Championship Series

Sorry to say….

Our team, the noobs, fell victim to sound statistics on Saturday the 30th. The morning wound up with a buy in the first round because the opposing team failed to produce enough teammates. The second round was played well but we lost 2 games to none, but was still a well played match. Round three in the losers bracket we were soundly beaten. Horribly beaten. BUT…and its a big one, we recovered from our loss and kept playing strong. Thank you to all who supported us and cheered us on!


p.s. due to technical issues none of the footage was recorded/may have been burned in a fire….your pick.