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Wasteland 2

By on September 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Let’s start by saying this – I’ve never played the original Wasteland. The beta key I received for Wasteland 2 came with a Steam copy of the original, so while the sequel was downloading, I fired up the original to do a little research.

…I guess it was probably good for the time. I’ve played more than my fair share of the early Ultima games that are in the same vein but well, I couldn’t really get into it. Apprehension sets in.

My second note is this – I don’t really like turn-based RPGs. I don’t know why. Just something about everyone standing stock still while someone runs past them or hits them with a sword has just never appealed to me.

Suddenly, I start to realise what I’ve got myself into. I’m going to play a game that has a huge fan following, based on nostalgia and legitimate good-times. And then I’m going to write a review hating on it because I’m basically primed to dislike it at this point.

What. Am. I. Doing.

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Destiny

By on September 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

There is nothing more satisfying than finding and buying a new pair of quality jeans, especially when the first pair you try on fit perfectly. For me, jeans will always be a distinctive part of my fashion repertoire, as they bridge that gap between tight slack wearing hipster and “my tie hurts” professional businessman. They are fairly season agnostic, and most importantly, no one will make passive aggressive jokes about your life choices both in front of and behind your back. They are a safe bet. It’s the reason why almost every man in the world owns at least 2 pairs and wears them almost all of the time. Next to a pair of Converse sneakers and a Blade 3 hair cut, they are about as average and conventional as life in a first world country can get.

Destiny is a pair of Levis 514 Straight Leg jeans.

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Exit Sign

By on August 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm

When it comes time to make a point about an important issue the tool I usually default to is humour, or satire, because I find it’s easiest to change people’s minds if you can make them laugh along with you. A lot of awful things have happened this week, and in the week before, and I’ve tried a few times to think of a clever way I could write them up while still getting the point across that, hey, things are really bad. I can’t. So here we are.

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Shadow Realms

By on August 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

BioWare Austin — now best known for Star Wars: The Old Republic – is trying to do something very different to what they’ve done before. Shadow Realms is an episodic, 4 versus 1 dungeon crawler that might even be free-to-play come its 2015 launch. Taking a risk.

The idea, though, is an interesting and commendable one. Inspired by pen and paper RPGs of the Dungeons and Dragons mould,  Shadow Realms aims to put the rules and the design of player-to-player conflict back into the hands of the participants and away from the designers. The ‘Shadow Lord’ is controlled by a single player, with the goal of destroying four heroes… think of him like a Dungeon Master, the person that dictates the pacing and the difficulty of the challenge facing the four.

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Dragon Age Inquistion

By on August 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not a heterophobe — I know plenty of straight people in real life, and they’re all kind, good, loving souls. But I feel like we have to draw the line somewhere and say: does every game really need to have a token straight character? It’s like, we get it: you’re attracted to the opposite sex. Wow. What an interesting character trait.

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