Preview Pic for March 1, 2010
February 28th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Speculate away…

T-Shirt Update: 24 Hours Left!
February 25th, 2010

Posted by Matt

That’s right! there are 24 hours left to order your Slacking shirt. I don’t have exact numbers on hand, but I’m pretty sure that we have reached our 50 pre-sale goal at this point, so it’s overwhelmingly likely that this run IS going to happen. Also, I’d like to remind everyone that if you want one of our many shirt styles, other than a standard unisex black, now is the time to do it.

As an added bonus, all pre-order shirts come with their own unique button which you’ll have to purchase seperately if you wait.

So if you’ve waited this long, you’ve shown yourself to truly be an olympic level slacker. It’s time to order the shirt that proves it.

And don’t forget, if you aren’t already a Canadian, we’ll confer ‘Honorary Canadian’ status on anyone who joins The 2010 Canadian Slacking Team.

Rejected ENN – Feb 24, 2009
February 24th, 2010

Posted by Jeremy

Every week, Paul, Graham, Kathleen and I get together to write ENN. Over the week, each of us actually writes stories separately, then we get together on Fridays to choose what to use, what to revise, etc. Sometimes the stories we throw out aren’t very good; other times, they are too obscure for a wider audience. Even so, sometimes very good stories have to be thrown out because there is just not enough space for them in the episode. Here are two of those stories for this week’s episode, along with some of my favourite art because I can:

PikMEN (cut for space; possibly too obvious)

At a recent symposium, Shigeru Miyamoto’s noted, that the design goal of Pikmin was to be appealing to teenaged girls. He noted character design as a focus for this initiative. [shot of a Pikimin looking like a dong]

SRSBZNSSKTHXBYE (cut for space; possibly too obvious)

Game Developer Zynga is buying Serious Business, developers of the Facebook game “friends for sale”. Analysts have stated that this transaction demonstrates that social gaming on platforms like Facebook, has in fact, reached the level of “serious business.”

Connect With Us
February 23rd, 2010

Posted by Matt

This is a topic I have covered many times, both on this blog, and on the forums, but with so many new viewers coming in from The Escapist, I think it’s worth a retread:

The internet is an increasingly interconnected and social place for people with shared interests to gather, pass information around, and enjoy varied entertainment – facilitated largely by the social networking tools that have become mainstream in the last five years. With the growth of these platforms it’s become ever more important for content producers, like us, to make use of them. The more avenues of connection and consumption we offer, the more options you, as a viewer, have to access and share the content we put up. Bearing that in mind, the purpose of this post is to direct viewers, new and old, to the various tools we’re using to enhance your viewing experience.

Nearly every member of the core crew has a personal Twitter account, and we’re all very active on them. Most of us use these accounts simply for fun, but they’re a great way to get to know us, and to connect with us in near real-time. If you have a small question or message for a member of the crew – Twitter is unquestionably the single best way to contact any of us.

@eximworks (Alex)

Additionally, there’s also an account for LoadingReadyRun itself. We use this account almost exclusively for updates, reminders and little news items that don’t warrant a blog post themselves. If you want to know the moment a video has gone online, or get an update to tell you to check the blog, this is the account you want to follow. If you aren’t on Twitter, we’ve mirrored this account in the side bar – so you can still see what we’re saying.


If you’re a fan of our Child’s Play Fund Raiser ‘Desert Bus for Hope’, you also probably want to follow that account. It’s your first source of news and updates for anything Desert Bus.


Very recently, James set up a LoadingReadyRun Fan Page on Facebook. If you’re a Facebook user, you’d probably be well served to become a fan. On this page we post photo albums, links, events, and a variety of other info. There’s loads of other fans there you can connect with, and Facebook is a great way to share LRR videos with your friends and family. If you want to meet some other people that like LRR as much as you do, this is a great place to start.

If you’re visiting from The Escapist, then you certainly know that each of our video posts there is accompanied by a discussion topic in the Featured Content Forum. What you may not know is that we also maintain our own message board system here on our own website. We have a very loyal and close-knit group of fans over here, with a lot of in-jokes and banter, which can come off as a bit intimidating, but fear not – they’re a good group of people, and newcomers are always welcome. Go introduce yourself, meet a few people, and join the party. If you’re a long-time LRR forumite, and you haven’t yet signed up for The Escapist Forums, I encourage you to do so. There are a lot of new viewers over there who have only just been introduced to LRR, and who could really use a helping hand to find and make their way through our old content, and into our community. You guys are our ambassadors to The Escapist, and it’s you who hold the most power to bring new viewers into the fold of LRR fandom.

Thanks, everyone. These are just a few of the ways you can get your fill of LRR every week. Hopefully you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoy making it – and hopefully, if you aren’t already, you’ll soon be an active participant in the LRR community!

Man Cooking: Meatshroom
February 22nd, 2010

Posted by Matt

Practice your grunts and hide your women, today marks the return of MAN COOKING. HAA! Morgan’s manly meatshoom is here to assault your senses like a roundhouse kick to the tongue, and his creation has been endowed with such aromatic virility a mere whiff of it will leave your virgin taste-buds pregnant with flavour. This meal brought Chuck Norris to tears – lesser men, be warned. Click the link, if you dare…

Man Cooking: Meatshroom

It that wasn’t enough of a culinary ass-kicking for you, (or if you’re new to the site, and want to see more) take a look back at The Previous Man Cooking Episodes:

Man Cooking
Man Cooking 2
Man Cooking 3: Alex Edition
The Gigantor
Swiss Meat Roll

If you survived those videos, join a unit of elite lumberjack commandos and beat up a grizzly bear*. You’re a REAL man.

*LoadingReadyRun takes no responsibility for injuries incurred during bare-hands altercations with ursine combatants.