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  • Ninjalane Podcast - MSI MOA 2013 Qualifier, Bitcoins and Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Ninjalane Podcast - MSI MOA 2013 Qualifier, Bitcoins and Mass Effect Trilogy

    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain
    Time: 41:23

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    Originally recorded May 2013

    Show Notes

    Master Overclocking Arena Qualifier
    Last year around this time Dennis competed in his first MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) online qualifier in hopes of winning a spot to compete in the grand finals in Taiwan.  While he didn't get to attend the finals he is taking what he learned and applying that formula to MOA 2013.  

    In this episode Dennis talks about the structure of the new MOA and speculates a little as to what it will take to win and goes into detail as to his strategy for the competition.

    Related Links
    MSI Homepage
    HWBot Homepage

    Bitcoins are the cryptocurrency that you love to hate and there is no grey area you either buy into using them or you quietly wait on the sidelines for the whole thing implode.  For the folks that bought into trading them you are in for a bumpy ride as price fluctuations tend to upset the balance and swing the price from $200US down to $80US in a matter of hours.  In this episode Dennis and Darren speculate about bitcoins and even talk about one engineer who has decided to print is own physical coins.

    Related Links
    Physical Bitcoins by Casascius

    Mass Effect Trilogy
    They say everything happens in threes and looking at the most successful movie releases you can begin to see a pattern.  Well the same appears to be true in video games, especially when it comes to Mass Effect.  Mass Effect started as an Xbox exclusive game that was described as a role playing shooter that combined the fast paced action of a real time shooter with the engaging, choose your own adventure style storyline.  The trilogy was recently available on Green Man Games for $20US and Dennis decided to check out the title.   In this episode the duo talks about what they have been playing and what they hope to be playing soon.

    Related Links
    Borderlans 2 new DLC and such:
    Dungeon Defenders:
    Indy Gala Bundle:
    Path of Exile:
    Mass Effect:
    Green Man Gaming
    Penny Arcade:

    Episode 29 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)
    Bromaschinen - Maletoth Legacy (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Bromaschinen/)