Category Archives: Console Gaming

Casual players are a dying breed

Whenever the topic of casual games comes up, I always question who exactly these ‘casual gamers’ are, and I think the term itself is a little misleading. I think ‘casual player’ is more accurate. Gamer to me, be they casual … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, Mass Media, Random, Rant | 13 Comments

Repair-bot, ready for duty!

Last night I opted to pick up parts for my Drake in EVE (hey it only took about two hours…) rather than join my buddies for some Dungeon Defenders, which I think says more about Dungeon Defenders than EVE. Actually … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online | 5 Comments

Dungeon Defenders: Flawed fun

I played Dungeon Defenders last night, having purchased it as a 4-pack with my regular gaming buddies, for about five hours (casually, yo). I think the fact that we played it for five hours straight says a lot right there, … Continue reading

Posted in Combat Systems, Console Gaming, Random | 5 Comments

Paying full price

As we picked up the 4-pack for Dungeon Defenders last night, our Steam group talked about paying for games, and why anyone would pay full price for a game in the age of $5 Steam sales, Game+DLC bundles, and Sub-to-F2P … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, Darkfall Online, Inquisition Clan, RMT, SW:TOR | 8 Comments

Forbes hates accessibility

Not that this Forbes article is saying anything we don’t already know, but I find it somewhat funny to read about anti-accessibility from such a source. It’s also amusing how close the issues in FPS-land mirror those of the MMO … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, EVE Online, Mass Media, Rant, World of Warcraft | 21 Comments

Final Fantasy Tactics on the iPhone

Square Enix has been releasing older Final Fantasy games for the iPhone for a while now. FF1 and FF2 were released for $8.99. FF3, which got a pretty heavy overhaul when it was released for the PSP (I believe), was … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, iPhone | 16 Comments

Innovation = Lowered Expectations

This article is making the blog rounds today. It’s interesting enough, and also a little comical (count how many people complain about innovation, and then count how many of them are “Currently know for” a sequel). While mostly console-focused, the … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, Mass Media, MMO design, Random, Rant, World of Warcraft | 3 Comments

Bobby Kotick knows gaming!

Bobby Kotick is amazing. Every single time he is quoted, I hate him just a little bit more, and at current hate levels, that’s impressive. Not only is he hell-bend on bleeding franchises dry, but it’s going to be a … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, Mass Media, Rant, World of Warcraft | 5 Comments

Crafting sucks

I think I spend a good hour or more last night getting the water entrance to my new structure in Minecraft ‘just right’. That activity involved placing and deleting dirt squares repeatedly. Finally it’s now a waterfall that only has … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, crafting, MMO design, Random, Rant, Ultima Online | 6 Comments

Deliciously Random

Some Friday randomness to finish off the week. First up, I installed the new 2.3 version of the Floris mod pack, and so far it’s working perfectly. I did a full reinstall of both M&B:W and the full 2.3 download … Continue reading

Posted in Console Gaming, League of Legends, Mount and Blade: Warband, Random, Rift | 10 Comments