01.25.2011 05:11:58 You can now purchase a reserved slot on all our game servers for just $5/month. Your $5 donation will reserve your slot on ALL of our servers for 30 days. This means no more waiting in line to play. No more wasted time. Not only that, but your donation will go toward paying our bills and will continue to enable TKC the ability to provide quality servers for the PC community.
To purchase your reserved slot just click the "Donate" tab above, then either find your nickname or type in your EXACT solider name (WITHOUT clan tag) in the box provided. Then for donation type be sure to select that you are purchasing a reserved slot. To purchase multiple months just donate the appropriate amount, i.e. $15 for 3 months.
Serious gamers don't wait in line, purchase your reserved slot today and prove to the world that you're no noob!!
How Cobra Kai's Producers Used Deleted Scenes From The 1984 Original Karate Kid
The first season of YouTube Premium's Cobra Kai came out of nowhere and blew everyone's expectations out of the water. Really, a TV show that follows the story of a movie as beloved as The Karate Kid that comes out 30 years after the franchise launched doesn't immediately spark confidence. Thankfully, the show was excellent and got well-deserved critical appraise.
Now, as the show enters its second season, the surprise factor is gone and expectations are through the roof. The first two episodes of the season premiered at SXSW, picking up right where Season 1 left off, reintroducing us to evil sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove), as well as teasing a full-on confrontation between the rebooted Cobra Kai dojo and the newly revived Miyagi-Do Karate.
GameSpot had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and executive producers of Cobra Kai shortly before the special screening of the first two episodes at SXSW. The show's creators--Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald, and Jon Hurwitz--revealed that while they had to fill in the blanks to what happened to the characters after the movies, they did have some help from the original 1984 movie.
"When we first sold the show, we told Sony, what if we dig up all the old material and see if there's anything we can use? And we found a ton of deleted scenes, different takes and angles from the original movies," Jon Hurwitz recalled. "And, you know, in the very first episode of Season 1 we see that iconic fight between Johnny and Daniel but edited in an entirely different way. The scene in our show gives you more of Johnny's point of view, instead of focusing on Daniel's lens."
"We reintroduced sensei Kreese in the earliest moments of that very first episode," said Hayden Schlossberg. "John [Avildsen, director] shot that final fight in the first movie with six cameras, with dedicated cameras on Martin Kove, Billy [Zabka], and the Cobra Kai kids. We were able to use that footage to see a different angle of Johnny walking back onto the mat after his infamous talk with Kreese. We didn't go in with Daniel, we were with this kid who is now about to make his mistake that was going to influence the rest of his life. That kind of re-edited perspective certainly helped tell our story."
When I told the producers that I originally had very low interest in the show prior to watching the first episode, co-producer and co-creator Hayden Schlossberg seemed unsurprised--and even pleased.
"That's the best thing ever," Schlossberg said. "To have low-to-zero expectations was the best place for us to show up with this show, because we knew that we were bringing an intentional gravitas and respect, and we caught people off guard."
When it came to expectations going into Season 2, Ralph Macchio, who reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso, thinks it's all about the characters. "I think Season 2 is truly a continuation," Macchio said. "We're just making another section of the movie, that is hours and hours long. It's not about figuring out how to surprise the audience this time, but about being true to these characters, and just adding to them and diving deeper into their arcs, but bigger and better."
That certainly seems to be the approach, at least according to producer Josh Heald. "The truth is we didn't want to change anything coming into this season," Heald told GameSpot. "The analogy we used is, we were in the kitchen making food. People seem to like the food, so let's just keep making it, you know? Don't change anything. We were confident in that we had a lot of storylines and characters that didn't get that much time in the spotlight last season, that we just kept them for this season. Like what's going on with Kreese? We didn't do much with him last season, so that's what this one is for. We're fans, this is fan fiction. It's super high-end fan fiction, but still. Our approach was, it if ain't broke, don't fix it."
Season 2 of Cobra Kai expands on some of the storylines from last season, and certainly on some of the characters. Not only do we see more of fan favorites like Hawk, but even Daniel's wife, Samantha, gets more to do this time. "That's one of the things we enjoy about the show being on a streaming service," Josh Heald said. "The episodes run for as long as they need to be, so this season we see more of those characters."
"Karate Kid, if you go back to it, it's largely a high school soap opera," said Schlossberg. "The only way these two kids can deal with their rivalry over this girl is through karate. So with this show, we wanted to honor that. There are rivalries, and humor, and of course, karate. But at the heart of it all is a high school soap opera about high school rivalries."
Besides new characters, avid fans can notice new references to the movies--not only the 1984 original, but the sequels too. And Schlossberg teased plenty more nods to come: "Any movie with Mr. Miyagi is part of our canon. So any character in those movies is fair game in terms of cameos, or even storylines coming back. It's all part of the show, having fun with these little nods."
What's New To Netflix This Week? Movies, TV Series, And Originals
It's the end of the month, but there are still a few more new selections coming to Netflix in the final days of April. There are a few more movies hitting the service, and plenty of Netflix originals to hold you over until May.
As far as non-Netflix original movies go, there are four being released this week. On Thursday, there is an extended version of The Hateful Eight hitting the service. Quentin Tarantino's 2015 film follows a bounty hunter and his prisoner who find shelter from the Wyoming winter in a cabin filled with some shady characters. Also arriving is the romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth. You may want to skip out on that one.
On the side of Netflix originals, there is plenty to watch. One of the more notable selections this week is the new series Street Food, coming on Friday. The new docuseries travels the world looking at the culture of street food and those who make their living selling food without having a traditional store to sell it out of. Finally, there is a new ReMastered--a documentary series which mixes true crime surrounding musical icons. The latest installment, Devil at the Crossroads, tells the tale of blues artist Robert Johnson, a guitarist who was said to have sold his soul to the devil to become a master of his craft. Ultimately, he sacrificed everything to become a legend.
If you're looking for more selections from streaming services to watch during your free time, see what Hulu and Amazon Prime Video have coming to this May. Below, you'll find everything coming to Netflix this week.
Pinky Malinky: Part 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Selection Day - New Episodes-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Bonding -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
The Ugly Truth
The Protector: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 -- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Once again dug up by reliable Battlefield 5 dataminer temporyal, a slew of Battlefield 5 new melee weapons have been dug up, and there’s a dagger, a sword, and what even looks like a burned piece of wood! Check the Battlefield 5 new melee weapons below along with a Panzerschreck RPG in the mix for size comparison’s sake.
It’s unclear as of now when these melee weapon skins will be available, but when we do, we’ll make sure to let our readers know. DICE will definitely announce the weapon skins’ availability once they can.
New To Amazon Prime Video For May 2019: Movies, TV, And Originals (US)
If you're a member of Amazon Prime, then you undoubtedly take advantage of Prime Video, which allows you to stream a plethora of movies and TV series, including Amazon's original content. The upcoming month of May has plenty of stuff to check out, including a highly-anticipated new series.
The majority of Amazon's movie releases come at the end of the month, but there is plenty to look forward to before then. Suspiria hits the service on May 3, and the remake was a bit polarizing with critics and fans. GameSpot's review by Rafael Motamayor said, "While the dance sequences will make your skin crawl, and Tilda Swinton can do no wrong, the truth is that this film is simply boring."
However, May 31 is when most of Amazon's new content drops. If you're a fan of Jason Voorhees, get ready to binge a bunch of movies. All but two films in the original franchise are coming at the end of the month. Sadly, Jason X and Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter did not make the cut, but you can watch Jason ride a boat for an hour then hang out in New York City for a few minutes in Jason Takes Manhattan. If you're more into comedies, then make sure to check out Planes, Trains & Automobiles or The 'Burbs, heading to Amazon the same day.
Also on May 31 is the release of the highly anticipated first season of Good Omens. Based on the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, the Amazon original series follows an angel and demon who have become fond of life on Earth and team up to stop the coming apocalypse. However, they've lost the Antichrist, who is supposed to bring Armageddon, so the two set out on a journey to find him.
Below, you'll find the full list for what's coming to Amazon for the month of May. If you're interested in more stuff coming from streaming services, check out Hulu's list for May.
GamesPlanet Sale Fallout / Skyrim / Dishonored 1&2 / Rage/ DLCs and more
04.22.2019 09:00:29 Gameplanet is holding a flash sales on a bunch of new PC games like Fallout 4 / 3 / New Vegas (UE), Hunted The Demon's Forge, The Elder Scrolls III, IV, V, Online (Morrowind / Summerset), Wolfenstein, PREY, Dishonored (1+2) Game Discount Price (USD) Fallout 4 VR 50% $29.99
The digital dustpunk card game Nowhere Prophet is coming to Steam this Summer
04.21.2019 18:00:32 Publishing label No More Robots and development team Sharkbomb Studios are excited to announce "Nowhere Prophet", an Indian-infused digital dustpunk card game, launching this summer on Steam and coming to consoles early next year.
04.21.2019 16:00:27 "I have over 50 games in my Steam library that I have yet to even touch. Most of you probably have far more than that. And you know the worst part? The backlog keeps growing year after year," Kyle at Game Freaks 365 writes.
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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