Oct
19
2017
0

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…)

Oct
11
2017
5

…Well, I got the bleeping wings.

Current endgame for Secret World Legends: fight, sneak, and in one case simply run (creeped out) through twenty-one floors, to get to the boardroom. Fight through the boardroom to get to the penthouse.  Fight through three crazy Japanese katana schoolgirls wearing rabbit heads to get to Lilith.  Annnnnnnd then there was an exposition dump, punctuated with occasional bouts of killing monsters.

And now I have wings.  It was a fun afternoon, but I am exhausted and I need to sleep now. The freaking lair will still be there tomorrow.

 

Oct
11
2017
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‘The Love Song of Morgaine ‘Morganey’ Jones.’

Since I’m waiting patiently for the Secret World Legends server to turn back on… time for bad fan parody poetry!  Aren’t you lucky! In related news; posting may be a bit light today.

 

The Love Song of Morgaine ‘Morganey’ Jones

Let us go then, you and I,
To the Tower, defiant against the sky
Like a brooding castle from the fables;
Let us go, through certain ghost-demented streets,
From babbling retreats
To Filthy nights in purple-hued hotels
And noodle restaurants that fight nine Hells:
Streets that contort like a whispered argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an penultimate quest’s end…
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

Oct
06
2017
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This will be my new Secret World obsession next week.

Spider-cycle mount!

Or, as I put it in comments during today’s Secret World Legends devstream: (more…)

Oct
05
2017
1

The Ogre video game is now live on Steam.

Twenty five bucks.  For that you get multiplayer, and what looks to be an absolutely faithful computer version of the game.  Which very much includes the visual look.  The aesthetic goal here seems to have been ‘automate all the movement and combat rolls and everything boring,’ while reproducing the way that tabletop Ogre presented itself. Add that to an actual single-player campaign and you just may have a video game on your hands.

Oct
05
2017
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‘Tales from the Tomb’ kinda makes me want to get Assassin’s Creed Origins now.

Seriously, this is good marketing. Well, at least it’s good marketing for me.  But then, I’m somebody who was waffling about buying Assassin’s Creed Origins, and maybe that’s who they were aiming for.

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