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Boston Called; 4203 Answered

Boston Calling 2015 was held on the fourth weekend of May, in the state capital’s City Hall Plaza. The show was stacked with acts I’d never heard of and a few I tried to like, but just couldn’t.  Two performers on the playbill, however, had me sold on Saturday: Marina and the Diamonds and St. Vincent, and they happened to be playing back-to-back (just in the wrong order).  There was no way I was passing on an opportunity to see two of the most talented artists in modern music.

Read on past the jump for my full show report.


EPam Wars

EPam War4203 Game Studios Presents:

EPam Wars

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7/8
CPU: Pentium 200MHz or higher
Memory: 32MB of RAM
Hard Disk: 1.4GB free hard disk space
Graphics Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible

[Updated to v1.1 – 5.8.15]


  • + Added PADAWAN Difficulty option (playable throughout Episode I)
  • + Added various NPC’s and revised several cut scenes
  • + Changed the BGM of the Statue of Limitations
  • + Added .1 to the version number
  • Fixed game crashing bug when removing the Master Sword from the Church of Time

[Updated to v1.2 – 6.19.15]


  • + Added ‘Miss’ message when attacks fail
  • + Added various enemy attack animations
  • + Added various NPC’s
  • + Added .1 to the version number
  • – Fixed a bug causing crashes on some machines when entering full screen mode
  • – Removed Alternate Launcher and various unnecessary files from installation package
  • – Fixed a bug preventing the Pause Menu from reverting to its proper state when returning from 1850


EPam Wars Release Details


Spoiler Alert

Friday, May 1st at 5:00PM EDT


DOWNLOAD FREE at 4203.us

EPam Wars will be available to download, this Friday, FREE at 4203.us and EPamWars.com!


  • Over 10 playable characters!
  • Over 15 hours of gameplay!
  • Over 45 Achievements!
  • Over 60 unique skills!
  • Over 150 unique enemies!
  • Over 425 unique items!
  • Over 450 “celebrity” cameos!
  • (Literally) thousands of references!
  • (Oh, and did someone say mini-games?  Trust me.  There are mini-games…)

As gamers have come to expect from blockbuster Triple-A releases, EPam Wars will enter the world in a slightly less-than-polished state.  In the initial release the COMPLETE GAME will be playable ONLY in the JEDI difficulty mode. 

On May 8th, the first of two planned post-release patches will roll out.  This first patch will include the PADAWAN difficulty mode, as well as any bug fixes that are required after the initial launch.

On June 19th, the second patch will be released.  The only core aspects of EPam Wars that are not yet complete are the animations used by some enemies in battle (Aren’t those kind’ve important?  Nah!).  At present, every player animation and most boss attack animations are already complete.  However, a fair portion of enemies use placeholder animations that vaguely approximate the intended representation of a given attack.  The second patch will fill in all of the remaining animations as well as any bug fixes discovered after the first patch.

On August 29th, the second patch will be released.  This will include a roll up of all previously released patches, additional bug fixes (if there are any) as well as any balance changes suggested by the community.  The GOTY Set will also ship with a DVD containing the original EPam Wars film, now with producer’s commentary.

[Update:  The GOTY Edition is delayed indefinitely.  No one gives a fuck.]

So, there you have it.  EPam Wars:  Summer 2004 2015

The reality of the situation is pretty simple.  I set an arbitrary release date based on my “S.O.S.” tagline, came a little bit shy of cramming in everything I wanted, but decided to launch anyway.  Essentially, I’m doing what Notch did when he moved Minecraft from “Beta” to “Finished.”  The key differences being that I have plans to actually finish EPam Wars with all previously promised features intact, and I’m not saying it’s “done” just to make an extra 25% from each sale…  God, I hate Notch…


“Did you even ask anyone else to beta test?”
“I’ve literally asked everyone.”

EPam Wars Demo Available Now

EPam Wars Demo Banner

Over a decade ago, Adam Ravagni and I sat down with a vision.  We wanted to make an RPG starring all of our friends that would take about an hour to complete.  Now, nearly eleven years later, here’s something that should take about half that time…

4203 Game Studios Presents:

EPam Wars Technical Demo for PC

Additionally, please enjoy the final trailer for EPam Wars before its official OPEN BETA begins on…


About EPam Wars Technical Demo for PC

Woburnia — A large city that possesses all of the area’s energy and controlled by Mayor Curran.

Outraged by a recent terrorist attack, the Mayor has initiated a sweeping executive order, disbanding the legendary Jedi Council, defenders of the city, and replacing them with his own army of stormSOLDIERs.

After a long night of harassing the Mayor’s apprentice outside his door, Adam rests in his bed, blissfully unaware of the mission that lies ahead of him…

Play as Adam and Ryan as they begin their journey through Woburnia OR activate DEMO Mode and experience the opening with additional party members and abilities.


  • Two modes of play
  • Seven playable characters
  • Over 20 minutes of classic, turn-based RPG gameplay
  • Over 40 “celebrity” cameos
  • And a ridiculous number of references
  • EPAM!

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7/8
CPU: Pentium 200MHz or higher
Memory: 32MB of RAM
Hard Disk: 75MB free hard disk space
Graphics Card: DirectX 8.1 compatible
Note: Some players have reported a DirectShow error which crashes the game.  A possible solution is currently being tested by 4203 Game Studios.

Happy Festivus

Darth EPam defeats Ryan in the Feats of Strength

Hi folks.

The year’s nearly over and once again there’s no EPam Wars. Allow me to air the grievance for you, but rest assured, it’s coming… some day…

Anyhow, from Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, EPam and me, happy Festivus!


“It’s a Festivus for the rest of us!”

RyanMac420e3 2014

Horn Pond

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I’m too busy putting the finishing touches on EPam Wars to post a proper article, but I wanted to take a second to give something to the fans to celebrate this year’s E3.  I didn’t wanna pull a Last Guardian…

So enjoy this wallpaper of the map of Horn Pond.  Horn Pond serves as the overworld in EPam Wars, once the party ventures out of Woburnia proper.  Oh, the wonders that await…


“A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.

My Comical Romance: “Ted Was a Jerk”


Battle for the Mum

Parody of “For What It’s Worth” by Placebo from the album Battle for the Sun; Lyrics by Ryan Mac

A tenth of a century
HIMYM’s goodbye
For what it’s worth
I was mostly pleased
But I nearly died

Ted was a jerk
Come on?!  Scherbatsky?! 
You dirty liar
Ted was a jerk
Yooouuu son-of-a B
Teddy Westside

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

Broke up the family
And nobody cried
Ted was a jerk
Just some unknown disease
Then Tracy died

Or what about
Robin in that scene?
Stupid rising bride
“I’m over her!”
Damn you, C+C
And your Mom-shaped hole tonight

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk
Ted was a jerk

No one cares when Ted’s out on the street
Holding up the French Horn to seem so sweet
No one cares when Ted’s with the reporter
Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother

Maybe way back around season three
But picking up nine seasons before they’d meet?
No one cares when Ted’s with the reporter
Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother

Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother

Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother
Ted was a jerk, got no Mother

Just got F•R•I•E•N•D•S, got no Mother

How I Met the Ending, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombshell

We’ve all been emphasizing the wrong word. It wasn’t “how i met your mother” it was “how i met your mother.”

[SPOILER ALERT:] Before I go in depth, I should say this. I think “Last Forever” was TM, Totally Magnificent. Exploding High-Five!

Exploding High-Five


Ted Mosby Gets Lawyered By BioShock’s Elizabeth

They all lead us to the same place...Schmosby

Elizabeth isn’t taking any of Ted Mosby’s moping;  dead wife or otherwise.

Oh, and SPOILER ALERT for both BioShock Infinite and How I Met Your Mother.


EPam Wars… 2014?

I've updated this date twice.

Who the Hell cares?  It seems, not many…

The Beta Beta Attack Squad is doing a serviceable job of checking for bugs.  (Already they’ve found three game breaking bugs missed by the OG team), but at this rate, I have no idea when this monstrosity will be finished.  Maybe by the end of next year.  Maybe not.  I don’t really give a damn anymore…

“Oh my God, who the Hell cares?!”