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Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything - Road Trip for Freedom!
Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything
Road Trip for Freedom! 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 10:24 PM - Everything
Good evening bloggers, we here at Dead on Que would like you to know that while we are super busy meeting clients, writing scripts, and making magic in the studio, we also have another love. That love is for America, what it was, and what it could be. This past year has seen a radical change in the sea of politics, and for a long time our ideals were unspoken and unrepresented in Washington DC. Someone spoke up; a doctor working diligently for years from the inside, to make a real difference, fighting for the textbook definition of America.

This Sunday the DoQ boys, and a few of our friends, hit the road to meet that voice; one that champions our ideals of peace, liberty, and a stable economy in which our movie making ventures can be free and unhindered (not needing two day jobs to afford it!) It's one thing to sit at home and play couch-cheerleader, but it's quite another to get out and do something. Despite the writing on the wall, we got up, went out, and personally thanked the good Dr. Ron Paul for his work in restoring our faith, that America can really be a truly great place to live. That not every jerk in DC is a crook, and that at least one representative still respects the constitution we once fought so hard to create and protect.

There's to be a march on Washington DC in the coming months, letting the people know that the constitution isn't just a piece of paper. (See 10:00 mark) It's the founding ideals for our entire way of life, and it's gone without love and respect for far too long. The message is more than just one mans running for office, so we'll be there, mere soldiers in the long line of weary Americans. Regardless of your pick this November, we hope to see you too.

Brian with Dr. Paul

Mike with Dr. Paul

More Pictures!!!
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Mass Effect Q&A 
Friday, January 25, 2008, 12:19 PM - Machinima
Top–shelf Machinima director MuNansen has surfaced on Mprem to kindly take questions from the machinima community in regards to his involvement in the epic action rpg: Mass Effect.

This is a fairly rare opportunity for those of you who've only ever dreamed of working in the game industry (and don't go to the Machinima Festivals, for shame!), so get out those homemade press passes and fire away!

The Mass Effect Thread
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Has it been two years? 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 11:29 AM - Everything
Heck yeah it's been, and that means my old bucket of bolts is due for an upgrade!

So I took all the major parts from my proposed high-end Machinima Machine, minus the ones I already own (or deemed close enough, like my HDD set) or don't need specifically (analog video capture for example, I'm an all PC Machinimator, you see.)

And by the Hammer of Thor does this beast roar! I don't mean to knock my old rig, it was plenty strong for 90% of everything I'd ever want to do, but this sucker defaults the once "playable in medium" Crysis at the highest settings without flaw, and UT3 actually loads before the round starts. (It was quite playable before, but the pre-loading streaming nonsense ground the game to a halt until it was finished)

My favorite part has to be the case, the Antec P182, the layout is unlike any other case I've ever worked with, and makes a lot more sense than I figure a case should make. The only caveat is the bulk, it's large, and it's heavy. On the plus side, it's got room for 6 Hard drives with rubber dampeners to facilitate silent running. It took me a full afternoon to route all the wiring, but it was really worth the effort, and it looks great. Next step is to mount the DoQ logo to one of the side panels.

The rig breaks down like this:

E6850 Intel Dual Core Duo @ 3ghz ~$275
MSI Platinum 650i SLI motherboard ~$130
2 gigs of gSkill DDR2 ram @ 800 ~$50
*Nvidia 8800 GTS 640mb ~$380
**Antec P182 Case ~$140

*I got this last year, and it was a bit more costly
**xmass gift.
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Forgive the Glee!? 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 11:04 PM - The Office

Making good on my threats to flood with pictures of the office as we get her fleshed out. Not shown is the audio room, which, oddly, is the most photogenic...

NEXT TIME!!! /angry fist
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Maximum Security 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 06:14 PM - The Office
Making my way up to the office today to um, uh, study UT3... At any rate, it was good to see that the posted guard is doing her job. That'a girl Kato!

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