Best Beer's for the Poker Game

Best Beer's for the Poker Game

Beer and more beer, there are so many beers out there now it is hard to pick one when you are sent off to get more beer for that Saturday night poker game for the boys.

After the poker game last week I asked the guys which beer they liked and why. It is funny how guys rate beer and what are their favorite beers.

Straight from the family room poker game here is the 10 top picks from 10 guys.

Hoss — Picked for its name
Style: Rye logger
Brewery: Great Divide
Brewing: Denver Colorado
This beer has a sweet and crispy with a woody undertones.

Hoptober—Picked by everyone as a good beer, yes that does mean me too.
Style: Golden Ale
Brewery: New Belgium
Brewing: Fort Collins Colorado
When you first small this beer it’s strong hops aroma comes through then you get the crisp honeylaced sweetness.

Marz Hon — Picked for how easy it is to chug! Rolls eyes!
Style: Marzen
Brewery: Clipper City
Brewing: Baltimore Maryland
A traditional Oktoberfest brew.

Upslope Pal Ale — Best Pale Ale money can buy
Style: Pale Ale
Brewery: Upslope Brewery
Brewing: Boulder Colorado
Over all great pale ale, with a smooth drinkability

Local 1 — picked for the best wine sub.
Style: Pale Ale
Brewery: Brooklyn-Brewery
Brewing: Brooklyn New York
This beers’ frothy head is so tall and inviting you want to thrust at it like a human size pillow.

Old Stock
Style: Ale
Brewery: North Coast
Brewing: Fort Bragg …

A First Look at Command & Conquer: Ranegade

A First Look at Command & Conquer: Ranegade

Unless you were a gamer the year 1995 was nothing too out of the ordinary. Unless you were a gamer 1995 was really no different than 1994. Unless you were a gamer. If you were a gamer 1995 was a truly significant year. Westwood Studios just happened to release of the more monumental games of all time. The game: Command and Conquer. But you wouldn’t know this, unless you were a gamer. If you were a gamer you know. If you were a gamer you understand the significance of both this one game and of Westwood Studios.


Command and Conquer is perhaps the most important real-time strategy ever made. While not the first real-time strategy game, that honor belongs to another Westwood game, Dune II, Command and Conquer was the game that thrust real-time strategy gaming into the forefront of PC gaming, and the landscape would be forever changed.

Given Westwoods history of real-time strategy games one would be allowed to concerned about the direction Westwood has decided to take with Command and Conquer: Renegade. Westwood is attempting to turn that 2D world we all know and love into a 3D environment that immerses the player with a sense of depth and heft that Command and Conquer gamers have heretofore only dreamed of.

Command and Conquer Renegade is a third person action game but you aren’t limited to a third person view of the action. At any time you’ll be able to switch to a first person mode if …

A Look at the Demo: Clive Barkers' Undying

A Look at the Demo: Clive Barkers' Undying

Clive Barker's Undying Demo DownloadClive Barkers’ Undying.

I’ve only been able to grab the demo on this one and it is huge. This one weighs in at nearly 100 megabytes! Of late, a 100 meg download is almost common place. As time progresses the demos get larger and larger, it must be a pain in the gluteus maximus to have a dial-up connection to the net.

Back to the game, Electronic Arts elected to use a modified version of the unreal Tournament engine and it is well suited to Undying. Some of the interior architectures are simply stunningly rendered, realistic is a word that pops to mind. The game is really a visual feast. With huge textures and 32-bit color support you might find it dragging on your machine if you don’t have the horses. Fortunately, my Radeon 64meg DDR video card can handle this Undying beast.

The monster models are complex and elaborate. Arguably, they are some of the best models created for a PC game. Including those created for Quake III.

As for the gameplay, it’s pretty much a typical first person shooter but with a touch of horror. Horror-meister Clive Barker was brought in to help with the creepy atmosphere and it works. Some of the scarier moments involve not what you see but rather what you hear. You often hear enemies before you see them and when you’re playing this game the first time around it is spooky! Sometimes you’ll hear disembodied voices and then you’re on alert only to …