Mar
09
2019
2

Yay (on balance)! Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow.

The bad news: everybody has a screwed-up schedule for the next week or so, or possibly six months (some people just can’t handle the circadian shift). The good news: this makes it easier to sync up lair raids in my MMO (Secret World Legends). The AUS/NZ folks will be ending their DST in April, so starting tomorrow the USA morning players will be interacting with the Aussie and Kiwi nighttime players an hour earlier from the latter’s point of view. It gets more pronounced (and convenient) when the EUR players activate their own DST at the end of the month, allowing for a sweet spot for morning USA / early afternoon EUR / prime time evening AUS/NZ play.

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Mar
07
2019
3

The “Great. Now I want Cyberpunk 2077 AND a PS4” ad video.

Damn, but that looks fine. Fine enough to contemplate getting a PS4? Maybe, maybe. Depends on how the birthday money this month goes down, honestly.

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Feb
27
2019
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Tweet of the Day, Alien: Isolation Blurs The Entertainment Lines.

According to Coming Soon, Alien: Isolation is the expansion (by a major film studio) of a set of video game (of the same name) cutscenes into a length that allowed them to make it into a digitally animated series of episodes which will be shown tomorrow exclusively on a gaming website and its YouTube channel.

That’s all cool, by the way. It’s also all bleeding into each other, at this point. The future is a fascinating place to live in, let me tell you.

Feb
24
2019
13

:Gingerly poking head out from behind blast doors: So… how is Anthem?

I have seen some of the reviews for Anthem, but they reinforce my expectations so I’m being wary. Gabe linked to this one review, in fact, that so panders to my sour expectations that I instinctively mistrust it. What do people who are actually playing the game thinking of Anthem?

Moe Lane

PS: Bioware is still dead to me. I just, you know, was curious and stuff.

Feb
07
2019
1

In the Mail: To Sir, With Love / London Underground.

These are both ‘Unofficial Legends of the Secret World,’ but author Blodwedd Mallory has gotten the licensing rights to write To Sir, With Love and London Underground and set them in the Secret World video game universe. And before you ask: why, yes, I have emailed FunCom’s legal department to inquire about how one might go about getting permission to do that. Why do you ask?

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Feb
04
2019
5

I suppose that I should get back into The Division.

Seeing as The Division 2 is coming out next month. I’ve been hesitant to pre-order that game, not because I didn’t have fun with the first one, but because… well. I got a decent amount of Amazon money for Christmas, and maybe I’ll get enough for my birthday next month to justify that PS4 that I’ve been looking at. Can’t justify it as a house purchase. Just can’t. But Christmas/birthday money’s different, right?

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Jan
31
2019
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Time to lose another Secret World Legends poetry contest!

Valentine’s Day, this time.

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Jan
30
2019
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Group Scenarios coming back to Secret World Legends.

Well, we never had them in Secret World Legends. Just The Secret World. Which is sort of like SWL, and sort of not.

Still:

Group scenarios are a lot more fun then duo scenarios, in my opinion. I look forward to running some more often.

Jan
29
2019
1

Toy Soldiers?

How did I miss this?

Admittedly, I’d need a PS4 to play Toy Soldiers, but the temptation is strong. Actual toy video game battles using GI JOE figures? Sold!

I wonder how I missed this.

Jan
28
2019
4

Apple thinking of taking another gaming bite.

This is kind of sad:

Apple is planning a subscription service for games, according to five people familiar with the matter.

The service would function like Netflix for games, allowing users who pay a subscription fee to access a bundled list of titles. Apple ($AAPL) began privately discussing a subscription service with game developers in the second half of 2018, said the people, all of whom requested anonymity to discuss unannounced plans.

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