May
23
2016
8

Tweet of the Day, I’d Rather Hear About The Goat edition.

Don’t get me wrong: I laughed.

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May
23
2016
5

Just finished Far Harbor for Fallout 4.

In typical Queen of the Girl Scouts fashion (that’s a really useful line that Bioware came up with, huh?) my character managed to avoid various penultimate bloodbaths on the aforementioned Harbor.  Except for the Super-Mutants, of course. And the deranged Trappers. And those stupid Fog whatever-they-were that look vaguely like Girl Genius’s Slaver Wasps.  All of those pretty much get killed on sight, if not nearly as quickly as I have grown accustomed to killing Bad Things in Fallout 4.

Also, I had to lie a lot.  And climb hills!  It was like Skyrim all over again, only with no ability to Shout people off of said hills. Maybe somebody will do a mod…

Moe Lane

PS: It’s a pretty solid DLC, but I could have stood to see more stuff about the Fog and whoever that Woman of the Fog was.

May
23
2016
1

Netflix would like to let you now that BOOM, BABY, they got first crack at Disney and Marvel now.

Here we go:

From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive U.S. pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content, wrote on their company blog.

…Dannnnnnng. I mean, you can get a bunch of the old stuff from most of those shops at any given time; but exclusive first-look?  That’s pretty neat-o, if you have Netflix. Which I do.

May
23
2016
4

The ‘Red Markets’ Kickstarter, its obnoxious promo video to the contrary.

I’ll be honest: if it was just a matter of the aforementioned video, I’d have been tempted to give the computer monitor the finger and keep on moving. But I’ve had enough people whose opinion matters to me say that the Red Markets zombie apocalypse-meets-the-free-market RPG is worth a look anyway to make me… not so much forgive the game, as to not hold that video against it. Helps that the folks who wrote the actual game (Caleb Stokes and Ross Payton) have good, solid reps in the business, too. That helps. A lot.

I would possibly suggest that they do a new pitch video, though. I mean, the Kickstarter has already funded, so maybe they won’t care – but I don’t imagine that I’m the only person in the universe who got their back up at the way this game was presented.  It’s not like I can just fling cash around with nary a care any more.  These days, I need to call my shots when it comes to discretionary spending.

May
23
2016
4

C.R.E.A.M.E.W.O.A.C.P.H.R.A.Y. (CC: @Wu_Tang_Finance)

Just got this in the mail, and it’s a long story. Suffice it to say I do look forward to wearing this while dropping off and picking up the kids tomorrow. I want to see who gets the joke.

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May
22
2016
0

‘Since I’ve Been Loving You.’

It’s the right time of the night for this one, if not the right day of the week. This is a Friday or Saturday night song.

May
22
2016
3

One relatively minor, yet remarkably disgusting, household emergency later…

…and it has become clear: the universe wants me to cut out early for the night. Fine by me. The universe didn’t have to shout that, you know. Or, in this case, gurgle.

May
22
2016
1

Kind of a slow day, huh?

Or at least it seems that way because I spent most of it traveling and the rest of it getting pretty deep into Far Harbor. It’s astounding, really: I actually have to pay attention to my ammunition supply again. I’m scrambling to keep myself in enough plasma cartridges to stay alive, even. That in itself is kind of impressive of the game.

May
22
2016
2

My Patreon short-short-short ‘Driven From Madness.’

Found here. Some of these short-short-shorts might be worth expanding, some day. And then there are ones like ‘Driven from Madness.’

As always, you can check out my Patreon here.

[Link should work now. Sorry!]

May
22
2016
1

My PJ Lifestyle piece on social class in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: no, not character class. Dukes and lords and whatnot.

May
21
2016
5

‘Double Feature.’

Dear Lord, have I really not been to a showing since grad school?

May
21
2016
4

‘Sound the Pibroch.’

Hammer it out, or don’t bother at all.

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