Evening Reading

Being sick is not fun! Especially when you're too sick to even play some games. Hopefully, I'll start feeling better so I can get in on all the gaming goodness going on right now.

What game are you most looking forward to?

Gaming News o'the Day

Links from Morning Discussion

From The Chatty
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      October 15, 2010 5:00 PM

      Who won the machine vs Ret game?

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        October 15, 2010 5:01 PM

        Ret, quite convincingly too

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          October 15, 2010 5:01 PM

          excellent. poor machine though !

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            October 15, 2010 5:39 PM

            Bah, ev en as a Zerg player I can't get behind machine's play. His name suits him well:

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      October 15, 2010 5:00 PM

      Machine vs Talbidar(?) for the losers bracket.. GOOO MACHINE!!

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      October 15, 2010 5:03 PM

      This free stream is killing my eyes

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      October 15, 2010 5:04 PM

      one annoying thing is the video stream is a different stream than the audio.. so you'll hear zerglings attacking rocks while the video is showing the base of the protoss player

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      October 15, 2010 5:09 PM

      Oh man this P is going to go down so hard.

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        October 15, 2010 5:10 PM

        yeah I can see whats coming... OTB does this shit to me >:(

        (except without the 190 drones lol)

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      October 15, 2010 5:09 PM

      JP keeps saying <race> "user" instead of player. that really annoys me for some reason

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        October 15, 2010 5:13 PM

        Easier than remembering so many names.

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          October 15, 2010 5:18 PM

          what does that have to do with anything?

          and either way, they are casting series of games, its not hard to remember the names of the two people you are casting. but again, thats not what i'm talking about

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            October 15, 2010 5:20 PM

            What, what are you talking about then? Have you changed your mind?

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              October 15, 2010 5:22 PM

              he keeps saying "blah blah blah the zerg user should do this"

              instead of the zerg PLAYER

              like i said, its a stupid little thing that annoys me for some reason

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      October 15, 2010 5:11 PM

      Ummm fuck this plugin.

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      October 15, 2010 5:26 PM

      LMAO day9 looks special today

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        October 15, 2010 5:35 PM

        Do you think he looks like JP?

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      October 15, 2010 5:34 PM

      woot djWheat is on

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        October 15, 2010 5:34 PM

        Not only is he on.. Idra vs LastShadow? NICE!

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      October 15, 2010 5:41 PM

      AITOO that thinks the plural of Zerg is . . . Zerg? And multiple Protoss are Protoss? It kills me a little any time somebody says something like "i dont see a lot of zergs in the tournament."

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      October 15, 2010 5:43 PM

      This stream takes me to some Halo bullshit...

      Where is my Starcrafts!

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      October 15, 2010 5:45 PM

      haha idra looks so fucking smug right now

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      October 15, 2010 5:45 PM

      so you can race based on individual matchups? seems weird

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      October 15, 2010 5:46 PM

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      October 15, 2010 5:51 PM

      wow idra is not ready for these banshees

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        October 15, 2010 5:53 PM

        holy crap almost perfect timing on those mutas

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        October 15, 2010 5:53 PM

        whoops :D

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      October 15, 2010 5:52 PM

      bunker rush -> helion -> banshee haha so annoying

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      October 15, 2010 5:53 PM

      That's some pretty good Z play.

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      October 15, 2010 5:53 PM

      God, he should have attacked with the banshees when he had 2. He waited way too long.

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        October 15, 2010 5:55 PM

        even if he did, he wouldn't have done that much DMG (and cloak wasn't done, so the queens would have held it off)

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          October 15, 2010 5:56 PM

          He would have done a ton of damage. He had only 2 queens when he had 2 banshee and he could have taken care of the spire. He would also have free movements for his hellions with the queens down. Idra got very lucky imo.

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            October 15, 2010 5:56 PM

            Spire HP was buffed up, you really think that 2 banshees would have taken out the spire with 2 queens attacking them?

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              October 15, 2010 5:57 PM

              He could have taken the queens down with 2 banshee and than take care of the rest with 1 banshee left and the hellions.

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            October 15, 2010 5:57 PM

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              October 15, 2010 5:59 PM

              Not sure how many he had when he had 2 banshees. Anyhow, he has time to kill at least 1 before they group up together unless he spots them before with the overlords and groups them up in time. It sure would have been better than losing them all in seconds to mutas.

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          October 15, 2010 5:57 PM

          depends, having your banshees doing dmg from behind other units is very, very effective.

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        October 15, 2010 5:58 PM

        Yeah the mutas came out just before the banshees arrived he shouldn't have waited for 4+ banshees

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      October 15, 2010 5:56 PM

      Wow, they force players to play with a horde of people standing right beside them and looking over their shoulders? Lame

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      October 15, 2010 6:04 PM

      wowwwwwwwwwww

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      October 15, 2010 6:04 PM

      Does anybody know if they are going to put up vods?

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      October 15, 2010 6:05 PM

      last shadow needs to end this. idra just doesnt lose long games

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      October 15, 2010 6:06 PM

      Yikes, they sit right across from each other?

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        October 15, 2010 6:09 PM

        IdrA raging would be funny as fuck in this situation.

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        October 15, 2010 6:16 PM

        The weird thing to me is the huge crowd inches away from the players

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      October 15, 2010 6:09 PM

      Last shadow is so going to lose the next game.

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        October 15, 2010 6:17 PM

        We'll see.. i have a feeling idra is gonna get put into the loser's bracket

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          October 15, 2010 6:20 PM

          yesssssssssssssssssssss was scared there for a sec

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      October 15, 2010 6:11 PM

      its awesome I have Idra on my friend list and can see him go into game and whatnot. pretty cool. Idra and qxc were in my plat division when the game launched!

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        October 15, 2010 6:12 PM

        i wonder how they prevent people from spamming them with messages. not like its hard to find out his identifier

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      October 15, 2010 6:16 PM

      lol "you know what i like with my bread? cheese"

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        October 15, 2010 6:17 PM

        Idra brings this on himself, his playstyle is so predictable, so so predictable.

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      October 15, 2010 6:20 PM

      great series

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      October 15, 2010 6:22 PM

      Did they verbally says GG? Why do I care.

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        October 15, 2010 6:23 PM

        looks like they were talking as they packed up their headsets n shit

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        October 15, 2010 6:27 PM

        Looks like next round has Drewbie vs Ret, INcontrol vs KawaiiRice... and a few other good games

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        October 15, 2010 6:29 PM

        oh man we could see idra play lzgamer, qxc or masq, and kiwikaki

        tough bracket

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        October 15, 2010 6:29 PM

        orbtl in losers bracket.. is that... Orb?! :D

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        October 15, 2010 7:32 PM

        idra was seeded 30th? hmm

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          October 15, 2010 7:36 PM

          He wasn't qualified, he had to pick up a "random seed ticket" .. so yeah. Remember, 1-16 were invited from teh last MLG, the restof the players bought a random seed and I guess those sold out quickly

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      October 15, 2010 6:33 PM

      What sort of commercials deal does MLG have, these seem like you'd get on TV. Is MLG under some network?

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        October 15, 2010 6:34 PM

        They're certainly horrible. Why was KISS ever popular?

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          October 15, 2010 6:46 PM

          But where do they come from, it's not like KISS signed a deal saying "I want my ad played every time idra plays"

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      October 15, 2010 6:33 PM

      I wanted to see WhiteRa's game, wasn't it casted? >:(

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      October 15, 2010 6:35 PM

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        October 15, 2010 6:43 PM

        he actually has an "ace up his sleeve" tattoo. so incredibly lame

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        October 15, 2010 6:54 PM

        poor machine wtf worse luck is wear

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          October 15, 2010 7:08 PM

          he has bad luck but he makes a ton of bad decisions during all of the games i've watched

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      October 15, 2010 6:46 PM

      Were any of these guys around during the Quake days? or was that a different EG clan?

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        October 15, 2010 7:13 PM

        Same clan, lots of different people. EG spans a shit load of games

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      October 15, 2010 6:46 PM

      Anyone know if you purchase HD can you download the HD casts to watch later??

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      October 15, 2010 7:11 PM

      stream brokded

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      October 15, 2010 7:12 PM

      Fucking free stream is so bad...

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      October 15, 2010 7:13 PM

      Wow machine breaking out the ol' ling into muta into more ling into losing the whole fucking game.

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      October 15, 2010 7:20 PM

      That's a lot of commercials. Damn.

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      October 15, 2010 7:28 PM

      some great games about to be casted

      huk vs gretorp

      white-ra vs kiwikaki

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      October 15, 2010 7:30 PM

      So, HD users... did you see an improvement to the HD stream? (i'm on the free so i dunno)

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      October 15, 2010 7:31 PM

      Oh shit... "match info" has the replays so they're up almost asap ? thats awesome

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      October 15, 2010 7:34 PM

      I hate to complain since I do it as well when I cast, but I wish they would focus on starting the games faster.

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      October 15, 2010 7:34 PM

      it would have been cool to see the with-ra v kiwi game

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      October 15, 2010 7:39 PM

      THANKS BLIZZARD!

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        October 15, 2010 7:41 PM

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        October 15, 2010 7:46 PM

        yeah sucky theres lag

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          October 15, 2010 7:49 PM

          Can't have LAN - oh no no no.

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            October 15, 2010 7:58 PM

            i thought they said there would be a way to just have it do a check with bnet but it would still use a lan connection

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              October 15, 2010 8:03 PM

              They need to add this. Internet lag in a LAN competition setting is fucking stupid.

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                October 15, 2010 8:03 PM

                Considering how bad it got at the end of that, I wonder if one of the PC's needs more ram?

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                  October 15, 2010 8:04 PM

                  it was really bad, a bunch of units warped all the way across the screen in the main battle

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                October 15, 2010 8:06 PM

                for some reason i thought they were talking about this pretty early in beta or oven before. maybe i just made it up?

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                  October 15, 2010 8:07 PM

                  There was definitely a rumor about a tournament LAN feature out there.

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                  October 15, 2010 8:20 PM

                  They talked about it. We'll see if they eventually add it.

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      October 15, 2010 7:45 PM

      Ive been experimenting with this build from HuK, i reaally reaaaaally like it

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      October 15, 2010 7:47 PM

      VLC link - seems maybe better quality? http://127.0.0.1:6498/ms2/1282943058368/0MediaPlayer+0+/octoshape+h+mlg.600c/MLG600c At least I get 5.1 audio now

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        October 15, 2010 7:51 PM

        I may very well be dumb, but I can't get that to work in vlc =\

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          October 15, 2010 7:51 PM

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            October 15, 2010 7:53 PM

            Yah it's giving me an error when I do that, Unable to open the MRL

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              October 15, 2010 8:13 PM

              Try opening the link in the OP first to get that octoshape shit loaded. VLC coughed up some error for me when I closed octoshape, so the stream's apparently dependant on it regardless. :[

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              October 15, 2010 8:16 PM

              notice the url.

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                October 15, 2010 8:34 PM

                Still works. You need to have the octoshape plugin running. I'm watching in vlc right now.

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                  October 15, 2010 8:37 PM

                  oh, didn't install the plugin.

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      October 15, 2010 7:55 PM

      oh wow that was great FF usage by huk

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        October 15, 2010 8:03 PM

        omg why didn't gretorp make any medivacs???

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          October 15, 2010 8:06 PM

          Dude, you realize why he lost right? Collosi. He couldn't take them out fast enough. I've been in that situation, and damn do I hate it. And this was despite the fact that he was able to use the terrain to his advantage... Collosi are such a pain to beat.

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      October 15, 2010 7:59 PM

      Fucking lag.

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      October 15, 2010 8:05 PM

      this is good stuff

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      October 15, 2010 8:07 PM

      gah i'm so pissed, the player gave me an error before telling me no stream was available so i figured i missed it and just got back on to see the end of that gretorp huk series. I was really looking forward to seeing huk too.

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      October 15, 2010 8:17 PM

      assuming idra wins his rd 3 match, idra vs qxc tomorrow!

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      October 15, 2010 8:20 PM

      haha holy shit this is why I love starcraft

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      October 15, 2010 8:20 PM

      jesus christ!

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      October 15, 2010 8:21 PM

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      October 15, 2010 8:24 PM

      HOLY SHIT WOW

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      October 15, 2010 8:24 PM

      wowwwwww

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      October 15, 2010 8:25 PM

      wow that PvP game was just crazy...Nexus on 27 HP lol

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      October 15, 2010 8:32 PM

      Such a shame to fly so far for nothing.

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      October 15, 2010 8:32 PM

      KOTH time!

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      October 15, 2010 8:33 PM

      ooh wow, NonY vs SeleCT should be going on right now... damn, wish that was casted

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      October 15, 2010 8:33 PM

      yay encore!!

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      October 15, 2010 8:41 PM

      Winner of this plays HuK btw

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      October 15, 2010 8:47 PM

      Stuck at Now Loading :(

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      October 15, 2010 8:51 PM

      shit i'm missing all of this good shit. Will this be available in VOD soon ?

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      October 15, 2010 9:17 PM

      3 games i'd love to see tomorrow morning in the next round:
      huk vs drewbie
      idra vs qxc
      SelecT vs LzGaMeR

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      October 16, 2010 7:16 AM

      Its back on.

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      October 16, 2010 7:51 AM

      Lzgamer vs SeleCT goin down now

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        October 16, 2010 7:55 AM

        Caught game 2, that was quite an ass kicking.

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          October 16, 2010 7:57 AM

          yah, i kinda slept thru my alarm.. was very happy to hear that they didnt play qxc vs idra yet, thats one game i really want to see :) But yeah, sorry to see Lzgamer go, but SeleCT is an awesome player and should go pretty far in the losers bracket

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            October 16, 2010 8:05 AM

            is the idra game coming up next?

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              October 16, 2010 8:08 AM

              Yup, they're sitting down now and setting up

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        October 16, 2010 8:09 AM

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      October 16, 2010 8:08 AM

      QXC vs Idra first map: Metalopolis!!

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      October 16, 2010 8:15 AM

      i think qxc's mouse sensitivity is like .5, looks like hes swinging his arm when moving the mouse

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      October 16, 2010 8:21 AM

      lol they just lost internet... :(

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      October 16, 2010 8:23 AM

      Day9 is so much better than any other SC2 commentator.

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      October 16, 2010 8:35 AM

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        October 16, 2010 8:38 AM

        nice decision to attack terran's gold. damn good micro by qxc, but still the banelings hunted him down

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          October 16, 2010 8:44 AM

          This is why I can never stand to let TvZ last. If a zerg gets a good sized muta force, you're screwed. You're immediately forced into Thor Marine, which is countered pretty damn hard by muta/ling/bangling. As a terran you really have to do serious damage early or you've lost.

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        October 16, 2010 8:42 AM

        idra scares me

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      October 16, 2010 8:43 AM

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      October 16, 2010 8:54 AM

      great series so far

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