Specialist Technician. PC Gamer. Stargate and Star Wars Fan. Computer Geek. Military Enthusiast. Science Enthusiast (Nut). Mountain Biker. Photographer. Cinematographer. Audiophile. SketchUp Modeller. Video Editor. Audio Editor. (No, my name isn't really Shane M. Schofield...it's an inside joke.)

Posted by SCΛRECROW on Mar 23rd, 2009

Update 3: FileFront is not shutting down!!! Read.

Update 2:
It seems that some one has saved FileFront from its untimely demise.

Update 1:
NO!!! Not FileFront. Damn it!!! Why did this have to happen? Over 1.5 million files totaling over 48TB will be lost. Must download everything!!!

Quote of the blog.

"It usually takes a long time to find a shortcut."

Gaming, Modding and Computing Stuff.

The gaming scene has been pretty quiet on my end. Work from University has started to pile up. Although I did get a chance to play a short match of Supreme Commander with a couple of my friends, admittedly this "short" match was about 3 and a half hours long. Can't complain though: UEF for the win!!!

Saw the new videos and screenies of the Stargate: Empire at War mod and they look good.

General Stuff.

As per the forum "What's the Story", I am now going to attempt to explain the origin of my screen name: [SCARECROW]. This is going to take a while.

Part 1 - Background Information:
SCARECROW is the call sign of the character Shane M. Schofield in Matthew Reilly's novels: Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow and Hell Island. (These books are a good read, by the way. Read them in order!). He is a Captain in the USMC and he tends to do unorthodox (crazy) things in combat situations.

Part 2 - What happened:
So a few years back, I was playing Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield with a group of friends.
In a certain round, I was in a tower (more or less, check the MP Prison map if you have the game) providing sniper cover for my team. This tower had a hole in the floor where you could climb up into it via a long ladder.

2 members of the opposition team were at the bottom of this tower and detected me using a heartbeat sensor, then they threw a grenade up into the tower. I heard the grenade land on the floor, and like SCARECROW I choose to jump out of the window.

Usually a fall from that height would kill, but I got lucky. They thought that they had killed me, so they went up into the tower to check. I on the other hand pulled out my heartbeat sensor, saw that they were in the tower and threw a grenade back in through the window.

This killed them. When they heard what happened they commented that SCARECROW would do something like that, so I started using the nickname [SCARECROW]. And that's where my screen name came from.

Wow. That took a while, not that anyone really cares..

Signing Out.

Good Gaming and Good Modding.

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Robots! Mar 24 2009, 4:24pm says:

i (sorta) care!

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SCΛRECROW Mar 25 2009, 1:24am replied:

Well, that's good to know.

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ChadaFACE Mar 31 2009, 4:00pm says:

Man,didnt know the recession had resulted this

:(...in reality Filefront was the site that brought the concept of modding into my head

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Robots! Apr 2 2009, 9:09am says:

supcom for the xbox was laggy. even offline.

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ChadaFACE Apr 3 2009, 11:15am says:

Quote:SCARECROW would do something like

no Ding Chavez Would do that

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SCΛRECROW Apr 3 2009, 9:44pm replied:

True, but has Ding ever driven an E-3 Sentry AWACS into a giant elevator shaft? (In fiction SCARECROW did that)

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ChadaFACE Apr 4 2009, 8:35pm replied:

man,which novel was that?

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SCΛRECROW Apr 5 2009, 12:11am replied:

Area 7. By Matthew Reilly.

In the book "Ice Station" - he single handedly took out a nuclear submarine...

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Mularac Apr 3 2009, 10:04pm says:

nice story...

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SCΛRECROW Apr 3 2009, 10:13pm replied:

Story? It actually happened. Unless you are talking about the books, fiction all the way.

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Mularac Apr 4 2009, 8:39pm replied:

no, a story is not necesary fiction (well, at least in spanish... probably should have used tale instead)

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SCΛRECROW Apr 5 2009, 12:12am replied:

OK then. A tale it is!

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