Mar
19
2020
5

So, I’m going to try out Disco Elysium.

Which I want to keep calling “Disco Asylum.” I wonder if I’m the only one to do that. Disco Elysium isn’t on Amazon, but it is on Steam Sale, and apparently everybody thinks it’s awesome. Guess we’ll see…

Feb
27
2020
3

Happy Pokemon Day!

…Don’t look at me like that: I have a kid, remember? Pokemon Go! is how we get him to go outside, walk around, and get some fresh air. Plus, it’s a fun game in its own right*.

So. Happy Pokemon Day!

Moe Lane

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Feb
12
2020
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What do you call it when the thing you did to relax…

…is less relaxing than the thing you would have done instead, but didn’t, because you needed to relax? Sorry: I just got off an hour and a half of what was supposed to be a fairly simple MMO dungeon run, only I wasn’t prepared to tank it at the level we were running at and I got everybody killed until I gave up. I should have stuck to writing a few more hundred words.

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Jan
31
2020
1

So, it looks like the Wastelanders expansion for Fallout 76 is coming soon.

Soonish? I’m doing the updates for Fallout 76 either which way. 9 gigs’ worth at this point, even before said expansion. I’m mildly curious about how the game looks at this point; I gather that there’s been a lot of changes.

Moe Lane

PS: Well, it was always my problem with Fallout 76, wasn’t it? Why should I care where I am or what I did? Everybody else was dead except maybe some robots. But if there are people to protect, well, OK. I can do that.

Jan
22
2020
3

Tencent looking to acquire Funcom.

Some details here: basically, Tencent is offering to buy out Funcom stockholders at a decent price above current closing. For those following at home, Tencent is the Chinese tech megacorp with a dubious history involving software piracy that isn’t being specifically targeted as a notorious national security risk by the US government. But I suspect that I’m being rude by pointing out that particular distinction.

So, what does that mean for The Secret World MMO? …Probably nothing, dammit. Unless they decide that they need to bring back the Chinese PvP map again. That’d be nice.

Jan
20
2020
1

People fulminating about violent video games again. Yay.

Look, I feel that there is an Understanding, or there should be. I am now in this lane. A certain segment of the population is now in that lane. I am retired, so I stay out of their lane; and they should stay out of mine. Particularly when it comes to things like video games, which are frankly a convenient whipping boy for whatever general damfool feels like being a damfool in public this week. If you don’t like ’em, don’t play ’em; and if you don’t want your kids exposed to ’em, don’t let them play ’em. Aside from that, mind your own damned business.

I have spoken.

Jan
17
2020
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Cyberpunk 2077 delayed for six months.

Me: Well, if CD Projekt Red needs more time to finish polishing the game, then it does, that’s all. Cyberpunk 2077 was and is a very ambitious project, and they’ve been working on it for years already. Six more months isn’t so bad, really.

Also me:

Jan
10
2020
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Tweet of the Day, Keanu Reeves As Revan? edition.

Rule of Headlines aside, I’m not saying no.

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Jan
07
2020
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I am curious about the Concept UFO PC gaming handheld.

OK, yeah, this does look pretty intriguing:

At CES 2020, Alienware revealed an interesting product. The Concept UFO is essentially a gaming PC turned into a Nintendo Switch copy. It’s a full Windows 10 system to play your favorite PC games on the go. It has controllers that detach from the tablet-like screen, and a USB-C port on top and on the bottom for external displays or even connecting peripherals like a mouse and keyboard.

My kid has the Nintendo Switch, and it’s a great gaming platform (I had a rant set up about how you can’t get genetic Joy Cons for it, but apparently now you can). Depending on the specs, though, I can think of a bunch of games that I wouldn’t mind being portable. Especially if you can HDMI your way onto a TV screen.

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