Monthly Archives: July 2014

What to throw money at: The next Civilization game is coming

October 24th isn’t THAT far away… right? I never played Alpha Centari, so the Sci-Fi theme here is something new to look forward to for me. I also think the setting will allow the devs to bring in some ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Civilization Series, Steam Stuff | 4 Comments

Pathfinder Online: Everything but the game is looking awesome!

I was recently talking to a friend about Pathfinder Online, with the gist of the conversation being that I love everything about the game on paper, from the design docs to what the devs have said, but actually seeing it … Continue reading

Posted in beta, Combat Systems, crafting, EVE Online, MMO design, Pathfinder Online | 12 Comments

Tales from Steam: 90% off

So many questions about this. Like what is the end-game here? Because at 50 cents a copy, no amount of sales is going to amount to anything here, so what’s the point? 90% off is a bit much. This kinda … Continue reading

Posted in Random, Steam Stuff | 7 Comments

The humble bundle that keeps on giving

League of Legends has been randomly lag-spiking for us recently, to the point where ranked play is now more frustrating than normal (a game mode that was already borderline more frustrating than it was worth). The real problem is that … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Random | 4 Comments

Please exit to your left, the ride has now ended

So this post happened, along with 40+ comments. Give it all a read. Easy multiple choice question time: When you run out of ‘stuff to do’ in a game, what do you normally do? A: Keep playing/paying for the lulz … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, MMO design, Rant, World of Warcraft | 24 Comments

Re-confirmed: I’m kind of a big deal

Knowing how many ‘real people’ readers a blog has, much less how much influence a writer has on his readers, is almost impossible to tell. WordPress provides view/visitor statistics of course, but based on personal experience those numbers aren’t 100% … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, Darkfall Online, Mass Media, Random, Rant, Site update, Warhammer Online | 19 Comments

Risen related: Well that’s good timing

Not only is Risen 1 and 2 on Steam sale today, but Risen 3 is coming out in August. Didn’t know any of that when I wrote my post below.

Posted in Random

Risen is a surprisingly great open-world RPG you should play

I’ve been playing Risen since returning from vacation (picked up in a Humble Bundle pack a while back), and I’m very pleasantly surprised by the game. I went into it expecting/hoping for an “80% of Skyrim” type of experience, and … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Random, Review | 5 Comments

Missing the Steam sale, not buying beta, leading in CoC

Quick note about missing the Steam sale due to vacation: Unless Steam wasn’t sending out those “your wishlist game is on sale” notifications, I don’t think I would have picked up much, and I think the winter sale will be … Continue reading

Posted in ArcheAge, Clash of Clans, iPhone, Random | 4 Comments

I’m back!

So every time I go on vacation, I debate stating so on the blog. Basically every time I say I’m on vacation, I find time to blog and it makes the whole “going away” message a bit pointless. Well this … Continue reading

Posted in Site update | 9 Comments