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Pun of the Day #2

Well, this is hawkward!

You know why The Hulk even exists, right ? Someone skipped Beta and went straight into Gamma testing.




Inaugural pun of the day:

Well, this is hawkward!

So one of my coworkers was complaining that “it’s literally the worst time for Mountain Dew to start selling Baja Blast Mountain Dew in bottles” because of an apparent lime shortage. I retorted, “So I guess one of the high executives should have taken advantage of their Lime-item Veto?”




The World at War



Alright.So,it’s time for my First Post,and mini-blog thing.First of all,a bit of an introduction is in order I guess.

I Go by Char most everywhere.You may mostly see me Playing Kerbal Space Program,but my main interests are in Simulation games.Which besides for War Thunder,isn’t all that exciting to watch.Games for me are one part entertainment,and one part doing something I’ll most likely never be able to do or experience.I consider myself a bit of a grumpy old man of sorts,since I have a tendency to rant about things that greatly displease me.However I love a good conversation about most any topic,so don’t be afraid to ask me things.I don’t bite usually.I also have an undying love of classic movies.because they’re the best movies ever made!

I enjoy flying.I am a Private Pilot with over 110 hours in my log. My second home is the outdoors,hunting or fishing. I’m also a big Motorsports fan.

I take great pleasure in learning new things.This of course,has led me down a bit of weird path,as I know A LOT about War.I enjoy learning all I can about War.It’s a bit,uncomfortable now that I look at it.But it has been my passion from a younger age.I have knowledge of many conflicts, tactics, equipment, and people.I have also seen some of this equipment firsthand (I FLEW IN A B-17!IT WAS AWESOME!) and have talked to the people who were there,and heard their stories.For good or for bad.

This of course,Filters into gaming,and my love for War games. Simulators and Strategy games.Every game about war catches my eye. As a chance to experience in some way what it was like,or at least see how they interpret what really happened.To use my knowledge about tactics and equipment to gain the upper hand over my opponents.

However,it is sometimes easy to forgetin these games,that War is really,really horrible.That it’s bloody. That people’s entire lives are ruined in many ways by it. And that’s where Call of Duty:World at War comes in.A nice Slap in the face reminding everyone that war truly is hell.

It’s tone is very dark and gritty.Yes,it’s an FPS and there’s a lot of action,but you can never truly enjoy playing itas a game.it’s VERY Gory,and it’s M rating is WELL deserved.I never can go “This is Fun” when I blow a man’s arm off. The Soundtrack is amazing.it’s one of the best examples of music fitting a medium I can think of off the top of my head.It’s graphics get the point across.

The Campaign follows two Protagonists. Private C. Miller, A Marine whose story follows the brutal Island Hopping Campaign in the Pacific. Along with Private Dimitri Petrenko,a Red Army Soldier whose story Begins during the Siege of Stalingrad and ends in the middle of the Third Reich’s Last Stand in Berlin.

If I was to give this game an overall rating,I’d give it a Solid 9/10 on it’s Singleplayer alone.Being the  Black Sheep of the CoD Series on it’s gritty depiction of War.

I’ll be streaming this game in installments over the course of the next three Saturdays.I hope everyone will join me on this wild ride of a game.

Trails in the Sky is Being Released on Steam and GoG!

Xseed games has announced that “The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky” is going to be released on Steam and gog on the 29th next week! GoG link will be posted on release day.

Interaction is a Lot of Fun!


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Seizui’s Super Special Awesome Super Comboman Stream!

Heads up ladies and gents! To better shake out the gears on the new site, I’m here with some awesome news. Our resident Seizui told us he’s got a stream planned for tomorrow with Justin Woodward, lead over at Interabang Entertainment, who bring us Super Comboman. We’ll have some Q & A, and maybe even some keys to give out to some lucky viewers.

This stream is targeted to start around 6pm PDT, join us on our main channel for what’s looking to be a crazy time!

So How About that Header?


If you remember the header from our old site, it was a cycling header as well, but since this new site called for some new dimensions in the header we couldn’t simply import our old ones over.

As a result, we’re having to rethink some of these old spritemaps and use them all over again, so that they fit into the images.

Nevertheless, I think it’s time to give credit where credit’s due. These images come from VGMaps.com.

Below are the details for the game titles, the platforms, and the person who originally ripped the images.

01 – Broadcast Intelliview Zelda (“BS Zelda”) – Zeric
02 – Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) – RT-55J
03 – Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (SNES) – George s
04 – Illusion of Gaia (SNES) – Tropicon
05 – Super Metroid (SNES) – Rick Bruns
06 – Mega Man II (NES) – Revned
07 – Actraiser 2 (SNES) – Tropicon
08 – UN Squadron (Arcade) – Will Mallia
09 – Journey to Silius (NES) – vorpal86
10 – Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) – RyuMaster
11 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX) – Revned
12 – Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (PS3/X360) – uladraz
13 – Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (SNES) – Tropicon
14 – WizareFire (Arcade) – George s
15 – Bit Trip Runner (PC) – Technos
16 – Commander Keen: Invasion of the Vorticons (PC) – Commander-Keen.com

Welcome to the New Sanctuary Crew Website


Welcome to the new Sanctuary Crew website! We have been working on getting this up and running for awhile, so it’s very exciting to be able to pull this and reveal it to the world.

Now that it’s live, allow me to give you a bit of a digital tour!

Multiple members of the team will be writing posts. For now, it’s just me and my silly lonely little post here. (Or two. I’ll probably have another up tonight before I’m done!) You can select which author you want to read from on the left under pick your author. Then you can see our channel list. With the channels visible- once one goes live, you should be able to see the icon and viewer count. When it’s not, you can see links to it at the very least. Then below that will be the display for our calendar. We promise to try and keep this better updated. And you can also see our twitter feed as well.

If you click on an author’s name in a post, you will get access to their profile, as well. We’ll soon have these completed and accessible from the ‘who are we’ page as well.

We’re going to be taking some time to fill out our profiles and start adding more content to the new site- not only that, but you may see some of our articles from our old news archive start surfacing as well.

Since we’re going through the growing pains of adjusting to a new website, you will probably start seeing from a bunch of us as well. Not only that, if you find any bugs, please let us know! We’ll definitely try to get everything ironed out!

Thank you so much for your patience, we hope you like this site, too!

A New Beginning

It’s a weird feeling to know that I’m obsoleting my capstone project. I’m doing it in this case, however, to ensure added functionality and continuity to the website used by the people of the Sanctuary Crew and our fans.

This new site will be running on WordPress. This way, members that do not have HTML access or the ability to connect to the FTP or even to know what to do with the FTP once they connect may have some capabilities for what to do. We have categories for just the team, any game news we wish the talk about, Steam updates, administration, and of course- one just for Firehawke: Pun of the Day. It’ll be a good outlet for him. ;)

There’s still a lot to do, but the primary, functional work is nearing its completion. There’s a WHOLE LOT I want to do still- add more banners and so forth, but that will take some time and work. However, I hope that this site will bring together more of Sanctuary Crew.

There are a few things to note:
1) Once this site goes live, calendar entries will become 100% mandatory for streaming. As you can see on the left, we have a pretty obvious streaming broadcast list. Feel free to schedule far in advance, too! Don’t be afraid of it.
2) Use the chat in the dashboard for questions. That’s there for us for communication.
3) Never ever be afraid to ask myself or Firehawke questions about the page. When it comes to the design and wordpress system ask me, when it comes to any code in the backend, ask Hawke.
4) And have fun. :D

A common practice is to keep one post in one category, and use as many tags as possible. That’s silly, as this fits two categories. We’ll figure out tags as we go, however.