Dec
10
2017
0

Secret World Legends’ Christmas Event starts Tuesday.

A two-weeker, if I remember correctly. New missions, maybe a new boss, new caches, and – this is the important one – unlike the Halloween event all of your characters can get the daily rewards.  Which means that your alternates might be able to get that riding moose, after all (I rather badly want a riding moose). If Halloween is any indication, we’re not going to see a five-man dungeon; they’re just going to convert the existing dungeons for solo play.  Which is a crying shame, because I remember the old dungeon being a tricky exercise that was a lot of fun to work out. But what can you do? Besides, I’m happy to have my game and my cabal and my Christmas event back…

Dec
10
2017
1

Some folks did a combat overhaul of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition mod looks pretty comprehensive.  Basically, they yanked out leveling and Geralt’s ability to be better at combat than you are.  Now you have to actually pay attention to where the sword goes and how far away your target is and a bunch of other stuff. It’s simultaneously fascinating…

…and something I refuse to load.  I’m in my late forties.  I appreciate that Geralt is better in combat than me.  He ought to be, after all.  But, of course, your mileage may vary.

Via PC Gamer.

Nov
13
2017
3

Secret World Legends makes a big adjustment to play.

A very significant one, in fact.

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Nov
04
2017
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In the mail: my Illuminati Secret World Legends pin!

This is probably not an official Secret World Legends pin from Origami Soldier, but since I saw this on a devstream with the developers going ZOMG this is so cool get ’em before they’re gone I figure that it was OK. Or it was the Twitter account. Anyway,  it’s a really pretty Lumie pin. I just need to figure out what I’m going to wear it on.

Oct
24
2017
4

The Cuphead Honest Game Trailer.

I dunno whether Screen Junkies itself is going to survive creator Andy Signore’s firing for alleged sexual harassment and assault, but Cuphead got an Honest Game Trailer from Smosh Games.  The use of a different voice-over person in that one was apparently just a temporary aesthetic choice, at least according to EpicVoiceGuy himself. So there’s that.

By the way, this was a very useful trailer. I was actually contemplating whether I want to play Cuphead.  I’m getting the impression that the answer to that would be Not if I value the good opinion of everyone close to me…

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Oct
19
2017
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Wow. It’s Thursday? Sorry, I’m doing the Secret World Legends Samhain event…

…and it’s been broken down into quick five-minute jumps online, every hour. Jump online, kill Jack, get rewards, it isn’t one particular kind of candy, jump back out until the top of the hour. Welcome to Secret World Legends’ Halloween event! It’s lots of fun, but it’s kind of surreal.

 

Oct
17
2017
3

EA finally feasts upon Visceral Games’ entrails, casts husk aside.

I am paraphrasing.

EA has announced today they will be closing down their Visceral Games studio, the creators of the Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline, and several licensed titles ranging from James Bond to The Godfather. The studio was currently in development on an untitled Star Wars video game with Amy Hennig (Uncharted series) directing the title. As a result of the studio shuttering, however, the game will be retooled by a different development team moving forward.

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Oct
17
2017
3

Illuminati Secret World Legends pin? IT MUST BE MINE.

So I’m putting up a link here to remind me of that, when I actually have money to buy one.

The Illuminati one looks pretty sweet, honestly. And blue is my favorite color,  which is one reason I went Illuminati in the first place when I signed up for The Secret World. …Dag, I’ve been playing this game for three years now? And tomorrow is the start of the Halloween event. Fun times.

Oct
16
2017
1

Call of Duty’s remarkably insidious new ad.

I don’t play Call of Duty and I’m not going to buy this, but mad props to the people who put this commercial together.

Yes, I said ‘mad props.’ I don’t care if that dates me. (more…)

Oct
15
2017
2

I suppose that I should drop Elder Scrolls Online.

I haven’t played Elder Scrolls Online in over a year, and I am absolutely dreading the idea of all the downloading that would come with updating it.  It took half a day just to start the game in the first place, because there was wave after wave after wave of multi-gig updates.  It’s a lovely looking game, but it’s just too damned big to download online effectively. (more…)

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