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2006-09-21 00:45:00.0

AREA51 Cork Counter Strike Map

This is something that we have had someone working on now for I would say a good 6 months. It is a Counter Strike Source Map of a real world location. It is based on the street where my shop AREA51 is based in Cork City.

The map is made up of hundreds of real world photo textures and the street has been made pretty close to scale as we could get it, while still making it playable. 

We have just got the first working version of it working today and now we are in the process on loading it on to all the comps inside to see how it plays and what people think of it.
I'm dying to give it a go and blast up all the comps in the shop. We have made it a rescue map with 4 hostages which are in AREA51. I know people are going to name them as us (Dan Topper and myself) the owners of AREA51 and shoot them. Hell I would!

It's been getting a lot of interest inside all ready so will let you know what people think of it. I have a few photos of it on flickr so just click on it on the left hand side af the page and look at the folder CS map. I will get photos in the next day or so of it in real life so you who don't know the place can compare it.

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2006-09-09 22:08:00.0

A fantastic Video

Having worked in video production for sometime I saw this video on MTV the other day and thought it was such a simple idea but bloody clever. I then saw them perform it live on the MTV awards show it was fecking fantastic. Check out the video (I love the part where they look like they skiing) The band is Ok Go and the song is 'Here it goes again'

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