My Diary of life on Ark- Day Two

Day 2: As the cool air touched my skin, shivering I sat up opening my swollen eyes. Rubbing them, I could not get the sensation of heat to dissipate from them. I had slept horribly on the thatch floor. Making a mental note to build a bed or at least padding to sleep on tonight, I stretched knocking over my pile of spears. This would be a long day, making a mental note to hopefully build a chest to store things in. I overlooked th oasis, people would have paid a lot of money to go on vacation and see a view like this I thought, and I was trying to escape it. I went to the pile of berries I had collected throwing the smashed and spoiled berries over the side, eating what had remained.

I picked up my tools and spears, sighing as I felt my eyes burn again. My throat was dry and scratchy, I needed water before I became dehydrated. This meant I would need to risk going down to the oasis. Walking down the hill, there was a high pitched screech as a similar dino before started to run at me. Rapidly I lifted my spear and threw it at the dinosaur missing, picking another I threw it hitting the slender dinosaur killing it instantly. I sat down my heart rapidly beating it felt as though it would explode, I could feel the the blood pumping all the way up my neck and throbbing in the back of my head. I caught my breath and my heart rested, picking myself up I went to see the dino. It was like a raptor but small, there was frills around the neck. After much thinking I decided it must be a Dilophosaurus, I thought they were bigger but I guess I was wrong.

I crawled down to the bottom near the oasis, searching for the alligator. Spotting it across the way it appeared to be sunning itself, to my fortune. There was a large blue beam in the distance, that heavilly intrigued me but going there would surely mean death. I kept looking at staring at it wondering what it was. Finally takign this chance I drank enough water that I thought my stomach would burst.

Taking a huge risk, I quietly slid into the water, hoping there was fish I could catch later. To my joy and astonishment I found what look like a Coelacanth, a "living fossil" on Earth. A fish that survived unchanged for millions over years. It was definitely edible, but I wasn't hungry and it was best to preserve the fish than to out fish them.

I decided it best to leave the pool before it got too dangerous, and headed down one of the ravines in hopes to find a human or at least remnants of civilization. I feared that I would be ambushed from some sort of carnivorous dinosaur. I continued forward, with my spear pointed forward, spinning toward the direction whenever I heard a noise. Finally reaching the end I let out a sigh.

Unfortunately there was fighting between a dinosaur and a huge scorpion. Quickly I raised my spear and thrust into the scorpion killing the scorpion. I kept stabbing until I was sure that the scorpion was dead. I looked around for the other dinosaur, to find it groaning in pain. I presumed the scorpion poison must have caused it to become lethargic but not kill, due to its size. I looked at the dinosaur knowing it in a instant, that spiked backed, dwarfed legs, and armored skull could be only one dinosaur the Anklyosaurus. It was a herbivore that had no threat to me unless I enraged it. Feeling sorry for the Anklyo, I collected berries and placed it in front of the Anklyo organizing them by color. Purple, Blue, Red, Yellow, White, and Black. I then walked to the scorpion, the meat would probably be poisoned but the leather would be useful and I butchered it for the hide. I returned to the Anklyo to find that it had eaten all the purple berries and was eating the rest without care. I took it that its favorite berry was the purple ones. I sat there awhile longer thinking, that if I could knock out the dinosaurs without them knowing and then feed them, maybe I could tame one. As the anklyo began to regain strength I left the anklyo in case it became aggressive.

I went through the ravine again, this time with less fear and much quicker. As I came back to the oasis I saw a red laser light, I ran forward as fast as I could. On the ground near the bottom was a something! I was excited that maybe it was something I could use or better something to get me to civilization. My hope diminished as I was just reaching the objects, it crumbled to the ground.

My bad luck would continue as it began to rain. I quickly collected some thatch, and ran home. I threw the thatch on the ground and the hide over it, creating a makeshift sleeping bag. I put my tools on the ground, and looked over the oasis. My hatred grew deeper. I slipped beneath the hide and thatch and closed my eyes. I wouldn't sleep well again, and it was cold.
-Ark Survivor

Rocksmith / Rocksmith 2014 Spotlight

Remember when Guitar Hero and Rockband was really popular? A lot of people were inspired to try to learn guitar after playing either game, and a large portion of those gave up on trying to learn guitar. These games have rekindled my dream to be able to play the guitar. 

I would have never thought I would be able to play anything on a guitar that sounded remotely like music. I have always had trouble with art and music in general, but when I first picked up Rocksmith, it felt very much like Guitar Hero with a very similar interface and I learned very quickly.

The original game has a career mode, kind of like Guitar Hero where you work on beating a song set before moving on to the next. Rocksmith 2014 plays a lot more like a learning tool with better options for replaying a section to increase difficulty, and better videos to teach you different techniques.

EVGA October Feast Game Event!

EVGA October Feast Event 

Rise from the dead! It's the zombie apocalypse! We don't advocate actually going outside and picking up weapons, but instead you can do so from the comfort of your own home. You can take on hordes of zombies on our Left 4 Dead servers and keep them from taking over the world! It won't be easy doing this alone, so how about inviting your friends to join you? After all, the more people defending the better your chances are at survival. Share this page on Facebook and Twitter to let them know!

You don't have to play Left 4 Dead though. There are quite a few games for you to choose from, like Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many others! All of this isn't only for fun and games, though. When you sign up for the EVGA October Feast Event and log into our servers between October 16th, 2015 and October 30th, 2015, you'll qualify for some really great prizes ā€“ all just for playing! Signing up is completely free and easy for anyone, regardless of where you live. We have lots of prizes to give away, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to play great games and win some quality products!

Qualifying for the event is very easy if you follow these simple steps. Sign up on this page with your either your Steam ID, BF3 soldier name, BF4 soldier name, or all three if you feel like it. After that, all you have to do is log in and play anytime during October 16th, 2015 4:00 PM Pacific to October 30th, 2015 11:59:59 Pacific. Be sure to check the official EVGA Gaming blog to see the full list of servers available and read some great articles from team EVGA! Please don't forget to keep enjoying our servers after the event ends!

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Fallout 4 - S.P.E.C.I.A.L Part 5

Bethesda has released their fifth video in their S.P.E.C.I.A.L series.  In this video they they bring you an explanation on Intelligence.  Continuing with the theme of the soon to be released Fallout 4 game, check out the following instructional video brought to you by the folks over at Vault-Tec where they explain the fifth of these defining attributes that makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L!!!!

Win an EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse!!!!

Introducing the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse. Built with the highest quality materials, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality optical sensor that provides up to 6400 DPI, eight programmable buttons, and a customizable RGB LED.

We didn't stop there though. The EVGA TORQ X5 features the highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks, 512Kb of onboard storage for saving up to 5 seperate profiles, robust tuning software, a Pixart 3988 Optical sensor providing up to 6400DPI with 1000Hz polling rate, and much more.

The EVGA TORQ X5 was released as one of the new gaming mice in the TORQ series.  For this contest five (5) lucky people will be able to WIN an EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse.


Contest Questions (Mandatory):

Question #1)  What is the weight of the EVGA X5 gaming mouse, without the cable?
A)  80 grams
B)  85 grams
C)  65 grams
D)  60 grams

Question #2) How many profiles can be saved on the EVGA X5 gaming mouse?
A) 3 profiles
B) 4 profiles
C) 5 profiles
D) 6 profiles


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5)  Five (5) winners will be selected at random and announced on October 14th, 2015.

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EVGA Hybrid FACEOFF Program!

The EVGA Hybrid Face Off program is here! Now for a limited time ALL EVGA customers who own any EVGA Hybrid product qualifies for a free* new shroud! This shroud gives the card an updated look, complete with an LED!

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4k Certified HDMI Cables are Coming

A few years ago there was no standard for HDMI cables. Right now, your best bet for purchasing cables for a 4k resolution at 60Hz display would be to pick an HDMI cable that's 6 ft. or shorter, and read the reviews to see if anyone managed to get 4k running and hope for the best.

It was announced recently that the HDMI licensing group will be launching a program to certify cables to work with the full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 or 2.0a, taking all of the guesswork out of purchasing HDMI cables. Certified cables will have an anti-counterfeit label to show that they have passed this certification.

For more information, you can view their page here with links to their press release and FAQ: