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Epiphyte
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(08-21-2007, 05:03 AM)
Hello all Digg and Kotaku visitors! I've switched image hosting to try and keep the pictures up, but I don't know how long they'll hold. I'll try to have another backup ready in the eventuality. Also, I noticed a lot of Digg guys wanted to know the model of my PSU, it's an Antec Smartpower 350W.

Update: Now with grisly autopsy footage!

Literally, like shit blew up

I got the demo downloaded, updated to the latest drivers, and settled down to play the Bioshock demo. I wanted to set the proper mood, so the lights were off, the speakers turned up and the demo begun.

I was about 15 minutes into it, having very much enjoyed what I had seen so far, when I came upon the first Big Daddy encounter. I watch in rapt attention as he charges a splicer when suddenly BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. It sounds as though a string of firecrackers has been detonated in my computer case, as well as each BOOM being punctuated with a bright blue flash coming through the case window.

For about half a second I sit there stunned. The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11." Immediately following this a sickening realization dawns on me as I look over at my tower. Blue Smoke! The magic blue smoke that makes electronics work is escaping from my PC.

What follows is a 30 second vaudeville act of me simultaneously cursing, falling as I try to leap out of my chair, and finally ripping the power cord from the wall. But the blue smoke was already out, and the smell of ozone in the air told me the bitter truth. Bioshock had fried my computer from the inside and blown the capacitors.

I took the victory into my living room and gave it some cursory revival attempts, but it was clear once the side panel was removed that it was gone. This all happened at about 8:30 CST, since which I've been endeavoring to bootstrap my old Pentium 3 back into working order. This involved a quick run to Walmart, as the damn thing is so old it doesn't have a built in NIC.

On the plus side, this errand allowed me to pick up a case of Fat Tire ale so that I might drink the pain away as I browse New Egg for a new computer.

A word of caution for anyone else planning on playing the Bioshock demo. THE GAME WAS SO FACE MELTINGLY AWESOME IT BLEW UP MY COMPUTER. Hopefully I can prevent further tragedies.



Update: Tuesday, August 21 2007

Acting Coroner Epiphyte

Externally subject appears undamaged, although a slight scent of ozone still lingers.
I'll begin by opening the case.



At first glance motherboard appears intact. I have removed the video card and sound card in order to make a closer examination of the capacitors.



On closer inspection, several capacitors (the three on the left) appear to show convex tops, indicating a buildup of pressure inside. However, I am unable to make a definitive diagnosis of failure at this time, further testing required.

As the motherboard has proved inconclusive, I will now move onto the power supply
[THE FOLLOWING MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR SENSITIVE AUDIENCE MEMBERS, VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED]



The scent of burned electronics fills the air as the PSU casing is removed. Gross inspection reveals capacitor electrolyte has leaked from multiple sources, solidifying into a brown, gory lava.





OH GOD *sound of retching* ....the....the primary failure point appears to have been immolated, burning it beyond recognition



Coroner recommends that deceased's surviving family NOT be allowed to view the body.

In conclusion, the cause of death appears to be a concentrated surge of awesome, administered by an unknown 3rd party. Recommend that extreme caution be used in obtaining the source, as further casualties could result. WHAT HATH MAN WROUGHT!?

But don't take my word for it....










Killed by a concentrated dose of awesome?
I'd say this man's been.........

BIOSHOCK'D

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Last edited by Epiphyte; 08-22-2007 at 02:56 PM.
Costanza
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(08-21-2007, 05:04 AM)
:lol
DevelopmentArrested
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(08-21-2007, 05:04 AM)
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The game is just THAT GOOD.
Cheeto
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(08-21-2007, 05:05 AM)
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:( and :lol
Treo360
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(08-21-2007, 05:05 AM)
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Wow.:lol
WHOAguitarninja
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(08-21-2007, 05:05 AM)
Sorry to hear that man, that's pretty terrible timing.
hteng
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(08-21-2007, 05:06 AM)
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my computer cummed
Date of Lies
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(08-21-2007, 05:06 AM)
I think the game exceeded the awesomeness threshold of your capacitors.
StriKeVillain
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(08-21-2007, 05:06 AM)
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Wrap it in a towel... oh wait...
Saitou
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(08-21-2007, 05:07 AM)

Originally Posted by Epiphyte

Blue Smoke! The magic blue smoke that makes electronics work is escaping from my PC.

HA HA HA OH WOW

Someone give this man a tag, he deserves it even if this is fake.
calder
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(08-21-2007, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Epiphyte

The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11." Immediately following this a sickening realization dawns on me as I look over at my tower. Blue Smoke! The magic blue smoke that makes electronics work is escaping from my PC.

:lol Shitty for you, but hey at least you got a great post out of it.
Somnid
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(08-21-2007, 05:08 AM)
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Comedy gold. Pics?
probune
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(08-21-2007, 05:08 AM)
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:lol :lol
RBH
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(08-21-2007, 05:08 AM)
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For about half a second I sit there stunned. The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11."

:lol :lol :lol
MrTroubleMaker
(08-21-2007, 05:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by DevelopmentArrested

The game is just THAT GOOD.

It should be on the back of the box.... "This shits so good it blows up your PC"

:lol

and

sorry about your PC :(
Epiphyte
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(08-21-2007, 05:09 AM)

Originally Posted by Date of Lies

I think the game exceeded the awesomeness threshold of your capacitors.

Well, Flux Capacitors are only rated for 1.21 jigawatts
Karma Kramer
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(08-21-2007, 05:09 AM)
GOTY confirmed.
Cubsfan23
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(08-21-2007, 05:09 AM)

The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11."


:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
TekunoRobby
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(08-21-2007, 05:10 AM)
I'm really sorry about your loss but this is a fucking awesome thread with a great story.

A+ GOOD SIR
traveler
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(08-21-2007, 05:10 AM)
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Looks like Jeff got off easy.
shagg_187
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(08-21-2007, 05:10 AM)
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The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11."

HAHAHHAHAHH!!! :lol

Also, pics or it never happened....

if true, then tag worthy!
scoobs
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(08-21-2007, 05:11 AM)
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I'm running Bioshock at 1440x900 and its absolutely beautiful.... perfect game to show off my new PC! Gotta buy it now
traveler
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(08-21-2007, 05:11 AM)
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What are you posting from, BTW?
bounchfx
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(08-21-2007, 05:13 AM)
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Starcraft did this to me... kinda.

I was playing brood war, owning some people online...

all of a sudden *WHIRRRRRR*
"what the fuck is that?"

*KAPOW*

the cd exploded ALL over my fucking room. literally. i found pieces 15 feet away on the other side, past the bed, in the closet. It was insane.(ly awesome and yet sad)
CajoleJuice
(08-21-2007, 05:13 AM)
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This thread is fucking awesome. Bravo. But sorry about your computer. :lol
Wario64
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(08-21-2007, 05:13 AM)
You've been

[IMG]http://i19.************/6d0t7uw.gif[/IMG]
RubxQub
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(08-21-2007, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Epiphyte

Well, Flux Capacitors are only rated for 1.21 jigawatts

<--- GIGAWATTS
Brannon
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(08-21-2007, 05:14 AM)
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I'll wrap your PC in a sheeeeeeeet...
calder
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(08-21-2007, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by traveler

What are you posting from, BTW?

It's in the OP.
castle007
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(08-21-2007, 05:15 AM)
:lol :lol :lol

GOTY
x3n05
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(08-21-2007, 05:15 AM)
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bioSHOCK :lol :lol
pilonv1
(08-21-2007, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Epiphyte

I was about 15 minutes into it, having very much enjoyed what I had seen so far, when I came upon the first Big Daddy encounter. I watch in rapt attention as he charges a splicer when suddenly BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. It sounds as though a string of firecrackers has been detonated in my computer case, as well as each BOOM being punctuated with a bright blue flash coming through the case window.

You shouldn't have used a plasmid on it.
Epiphyte
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(08-21-2007, 05:16 AM)

Originally Posted by traveler

What are you posting from, BTW?

An eight or so year old P3 that I had stashed away in the closet.

As far as pics, I can get some with my cell camera, but the majority of the damage is inside the power supply, and I'd rather not add electrocution to my misadventures tonight.

The caps on the MB just blew out their little foil pressure valves, so it's not particularly impressive.
Proelite
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(08-21-2007, 05:16 AM)
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I expect a recall for Bioshock discs due to this unfortunate incident.
~Kinggi~
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(08-21-2007, 05:17 AM)
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lmfao, funnies
ZombieSupaStar
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(08-21-2007, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Proelite

I expect a recall for Bioshock discs due to this unfortunate incident.




wut...
VictimOfGrief
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(08-21-2007, 05:18 AM)
wow. :lol

Sorry to hear that man.
∀ Narayan
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(08-21-2007, 05:20 AM)
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You got pwned!
Beezy
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(08-21-2007, 05:20 AM)

Originally Posted by Epiphyte

For about half a second I sit there stunned. The first thought in my mind is "Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11." Immediately following this a sickening realization dawns on me as I look over at my tower. Blue Smoke! The magic blue smoke that makes electronics work is escaping from my PC.

:lol :lol :lol
pxleyes
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(08-21-2007, 05:20 AM)
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:lol :lol :lol Holy shit that was an awesome story. Seriously worthy of another Bioshock thread.
fallout
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(08-21-2007, 05:21 AM)
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Jack was right ... Bioshock is dangerous.
Imm0rt4l
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(08-21-2007, 05:21 AM)
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my condolences.....


you wont' get to play bioshock
Zombie James
(08-21-2007, 05:21 AM)
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"UE3: It Blows Shit up"
Bildi
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(08-21-2007, 05:21 AM)
GOTY indeed. This is one thing Galaxy will never be able to do.
Baby Milo
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(08-21-2007, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Epiphyte

Literally, like shit blew up

"Holy Fucking Shit, that is the greatest effect I've ever seen. They should have given this game an 11."

actualol
claviertekky
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(08-21-2007, 05:22 AM)
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OMG 4D BIG DADDY EFFECTS! NEXT GEN CONFIRMED!

What kind of mobo do you have?
xsarien
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(08-21-2007, 05:22 AM)
You shouldn't keep your PC on top of the wine cooler.
Dartastic
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(08-21-2007, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

You've been

[IMG]http://i19.************/6d0t7uw.gif[/IMG]

.
MThanded
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(08-21-2007, 05:25 AM)
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Shit my xbox 360 is gonna kill me tommorow.

Submit to kotaku... they will run with this.
Epiphyte
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(08-21-2007, 05:26 AM)

Originally Posted by HaloFans

OMG 4D BIG DADDY EFFECTS! NEXT GEN CONFIRMED!

What kind of mobo do you have?

VIA KT600

It's a Soyo, although they stopped making MB right after I bought this one.

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