Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Too many good games to play right now. I’m deep into my XCOM 2 game, I just picked up Divinity Original Sin 2, I’ve been messing around with ARK a little, I’m getting into Elder Scrolls Legends, and of course … Continue reading

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PUBG: Chicken with a side of fog

The fog effect in PUBG is really fantastic, and changes so much in terms of how you play the game. Sniping is greatly reduced, close quarters combat is far more common, and mid-range combat is full of new unknowns. Areas … Continue reading

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PUBG is to 2017 what WoW was to 2004

The parallels between the current explosive growth and influence of PUBG and WoW back in 2004 are many, though there are also some very interesting differences. Neither game was the first in its genre. WoW wasn’t the first MMO, and … Continue reading

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XCOM 2: Value and enjoyment in failure

Soldiers are dying in my XCOM 2 game. A lot of them. Missions are being failed, the Avatar project is dangerously close to finishing, and the Chosen are getting stronger and more aggressive. I think I’m losing, the situation is … Continue reading

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PUBG: Weapon feel and knowledge

Adventures in PUBG continue. If you’d like to join in, ping me on Steam. One of the more surprising aspects of the game is how different each gun feels, along with my personal feelings not always aligning with the stats … Continue reading

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XCOM 2, War of the Chosen initial thoughts

Some early impressions today of the new XCOM 2 expansion War of the Chosen (WotC), but first how odd is it that a game released in 2015 is getting a full-blown expansion in 2017, more than a year after it’s … Continue reading

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