Jun
24
2017
2

Secret World Legends is up! …IF you already had an account.

Those of us from the old days have a weekend to kick all the tires and whatnot before Secret World Legends launches for everybody else Monday (or maybe it’s open for all now?).  I spent a couple of hours getting through the tutorials and whatnot.  The combat does seem to be a bit different, and the skill system definitely is. On the plus side, the graphics are better, there are people around again, and we’re back to having a bunch of different currencies to manipulate for various benefits.  And yes, I absolutely missed the currency manipulation. I’m weird like that.

One thing, though: if you were previously a The Secret World member, log into SWL with your TSW account and password so that you can port over all your old vanity stuff.  Like your motorcycles and whatnot.  The in-game cash apparently ain’t coming over, though – more’s the pity.

Now, if you’ll excuse me: I need to see a person about a cabal.  Surely the League of Monster Slayers is back online…

Jun
23
2017
3

Tweet of the Day, Or Else One Guy Doing A 1-3-2-4 Pee Sequence edition.

On a timer, because why not?  But, yeah. This looks conceptually familiar.

Jun
22
2017
1

Hey, do you want to play some classic Sega Genesis games on your devices?

(Via Fark Geek) I suspect that this might get some people’s attention.

Sega is launching a new mobile gaming initiative called Sega Forever, the long-lived publisher announced today. Under that banner, the company plans to bring loads of games from all eras of its 30-year history to Android and iOS devices as free-to-play apps. While all the games will share some universal trappings, they will be distinct releases rather than multiple parts of a larger Sega Forever app.

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Jun
19
2017
4

I admit, Detroit: Become Human is slightly tempting.

As in, I’m almost tempted to get a PS4 so that I can play it.

I mean, sure, the plot is going to be regurgitated half-ass political jackwagonry, but the visuals look nice and I can groove to having a lot of branch points for a game like this. Alas, Detroit: Become Human is specific to the PS4, which makes it, ah, problematic. It’s not even that I wouldn’t be able to afford to get a PS4: I’m sure that if I could, if I wanted to spend none of my discretionary cash for about half a year. It’s that I have no useful place to put one.

Still. Pretty game.

Jun
16
2017
2

In the Steam Queue: Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Wolfenstein: The New Order just hit weekend Steam sale for ten bucks (alternatively, if you don’t have Steam Amazon is offering a physical copy for fifteen).  I don’t know if it’s going to go down even further later this summer to seven or so, but honestly fifty percent off is good enough. I probably would have picked it up at twenty except that I was reminded, gently, of the tradition of the Summer Steam Sale. It was worth waiting a week or so, really.

I assume that I should not play this around my children?

Jun
15
2017
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Hard date on the Conan Exiles biome expansion.

It’s gonna be August 16th, which is when Conan Exiles also hits XBox.

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Jun
12
2017
2

OK, last E3 trailer: Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones.  Online naval open world pirate game.  …Ubisoft, you have my attention.

Jun
12
2017
3

The Beyond Good And Evil 2 E3 trailer.

Beyond Good And Evil 2 is gleefully violent and casually profane and absolutely unsuitable for children (or those of infirm moral character) and I am extremely concerned that it will not be available on the PC. Because, yeah, that last bit is the only real deal-breaker for me. I’m just not going to buy a PS4. It’s not in the cards.

Jun
12
2017
6

The Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus trailer.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus looks like, well, a straight-up shooter.  Fair enough; so was Bioshock Infinite, and I liked that well enough. But is it going to be worth picking up?  And how was the first Wolfenstein, anyway? I have an entire tetrabyte of hard drive space to fill up now, after all.

Jun
12
2017
1

God, this Bethesda Creation Club thing is gonna be a HUGE PitA.

I mean, OK, as a concept Bethesda’s Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim is great.

But it’s gonna be a pure headache to everybody who has already modded the game. Because I don’t think that all that vetted content is going to be compatible with all the modded content out there, and I certainly don’t think that all the best modded content is going to end up being vetted.  For a variety of reasons.  On the plus side — and it’s a very big plus side — some modders may end up getting paid for some of their stuff.

So I guess we’ll see.

Jun
11
2017
3

The ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ gameplay trailer.

There’s a giant snake in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.  Like, Conan-sized.  I am not exactly sure why there is a giant snake. I am not opposed to there being a giant snake, but I would like there to be some sort of explanation as to why. I believe that this reasonable, surely.

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