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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Sep
29
2017
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Tokyo Lair finally coming in next @SecretWorldLgds update?

That’s what they’re claiming. Supposedly it’s all scheduled for October 11th: Orochi Tower, endgame, lair, wrist signets. Kaiden dungeons will not be showing up in Secret World Legends in the next update, or in fact this year. Still, a Lair in Tokyo is going to be the first no-fooling new content in this game that we’re going to see, so having that show up in two weeks will be pretty sweet. (more…)

Sep
28
2017
1

There’s a Jane Austen MMO (@naominovik, call your agent)…

…and Ever, Jane looks like it does what Austen readers want it to:

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Sep
27
2017
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Assassin’s Creed franchise in the middle of a Midweek Madness Steam sale.

66% off for their titles. I can tell you, truly: Assassins Creed Syndicate is worth the sixteen bucks, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would also be worth the sixteen bucks, let alone the less than seven that they’re asking for*. Black Flag will let you do pretty much everything that you want to do with a pirate ship, sometimes in a howling rainstorm with waterspouts and riptides. I had a lot of fun playing that game. (more…)

Sep
26
2017
4

Fallout 4 (2015) releases Game of the Year (in 2017).

I… have no idea why Bethesda waited until now to bring out a GotY version of Fallout 4.   Maybe it’s on the checklist for Things to Do Before We Can Get Started on Fallout 5?  Or maybe they thought that they had released the GotY, only Bethesda checked its website this morning and realized that they forgot to hit publish.  That happens to me sometimes.

:pause, while looking at pictures:

Man, I always forget just how bleak the Commonwealth looks when playing vanilla. If you pick this one up, do yourself a favor and go download the Fallout 4 Seasons Project. I typically run the Summer option, but they’re all good for making the place look better. Even the Winter option is pretty good. (more…)

Sep
26
2017
3

Atari’s almost brutally hipster new console.

It’s pretty weird. Atari wants to turn your TV into a computer monitor:

Atari’s newest console is a modern take on the popular late 1970s console, the Atari 2600. Ataribox claims it will bring a “full PC experience for the TV,” and deliver home-focused features such as video streaming, social media, web browsing and music.

It’s gonna run Linux and cost up to three hundred bucks.  Oh, and you can support it early via Indegogo (the console comes out next year). This is causing some head-scratching, let me tell you.  What’s the point? (more…)

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Sep
20
2017
4

Busy for the rest of the week.

Got something going on this week — nothing to do with me directly, and nothing bad, but I can’t talk about it — and the preparations for that are ongoing, and involve a lot of driving.  Also, the Kaidan Docks finally dropped for Secret World Legends, and it turns out that there are a couple of missions I apparently didn’t do in The Secret World!  Shocking.  Also, very Jungian.  No, literally, one adventure required me to go into the Jungian subconscious and tell the game whether my character had parents who loved her.  My answer to that, and other questions, turned out to make a difference in the final boss battle.

Because that’s the kind of game that Secret World Legends is.

Sep
17
2017
1

Second Tokyo board drops this week on Secret World Legends.

Also, stage two of any vanity transfers from your old The Secret World account to the new Secret World Legends account.  So, basically, go into your old account, buy every pet and hat you can find, and generally drain your account of various currencies.  Then go transfer it over, and voila! – You get a bunch of your old cosmetics back.

…Yeah, I know that this isn’t really interesting to people who read me and who don’t play SWL, but it’s the second-most exciting thing that’s going to happen around here this week*.  Anyway, they’re going to be putting up the Tokyo Docks this week, and there’s a bunch of changes involved.  It’s promising to be very exciting, although I don’t think that we’re quite at the point where we’re getting the Tokyo dungeons back; I guess those and the Tokyo Lair is going to be bundled up with the Orochi Tower later. (more…)

Sep
16
2017
1

Has anyone tried “Beyond Skyrim: Bruma” yet?

I mean, Beyond Skyrim: Bruma looks very pretty. And I have a fondness for the obsessive labors of love that Bethesda modders* can bring to a new lands project.  But I also don’t want to spend two days getting the loadsave to work.  Anybody try this yet?

Moe Lane

*Both Skyrim and Fallout.  Indeed, I came across this while checking up on the Fallout 4 Cascadia and Capitol Wasteland projects. I’m looking forward to both, particularly the former.

Sep
07
2017
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New York Raid dropped today in Secret World Legends…

…if you play, and you haven’t gotten around to getting online for it yet, be warned: you need to pick up the mission in the central hub, go talk to the crazy conspiracy theory blogger in Brooklyn, and go to the grate before you try to group and/or queue it. Also: do yourself a favor and do the easier Story mode, but take it seriously.  You’re going to absolutely need two tanks and two healers, because… I dunno why about the tanks, because I don’t meatshield, but the tanks kept saying that they needed to keep switching off and I assume that there were reasons for that. As for healers, you’ll need two because one ain’t enough to keep everybody alive. And stay in close.  I managed to wipe three times running just by getting out too far.

Moe Lane

PS: But we killed the so-and-so.

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