Nov
12
2015
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My PJ Lifestyle post on Hillary Clinton coming for your video games is up.

Annnnnd link here. The short version: she totally is. I’m not joking. The woman sponsored blatantly unconstitutional legislation along those lines when she was a Senator.

Aug
30
2015
5

Q. How do you turn junk into treasure?

A. Bury it in the desert:

A cache of Atari game cartridges, including copies of one of the worst video games ever made, have sold for more then $100,000 after being discovered in a landfill site in the desert.

The ‘one of the worst video games ever made’ thing, of course, refers to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. A landfill copy sold for $1,535 – which is weird, because if you click on that lin you’ll see that you can get in on Amazon for around eighty bucks.  Not that you should spend eighty bucks on that game either, by all accounts…

Moe Lane

Jun
27
2015
3

My PJLifestyle post on Lovecraft in video game RPGs is up.

Found here. Short version: Lovecraftian icons and themes can be useful for video game RPGs. Also: I finally got around to putting my Patreon link in my profile over there.  Seriously, why I didn’t do that from the start…

Apr
09
2015
4

Quote of the Day, Teach… The Parents Well… edition.

Gabe of Penny Arcade:

Last night I was a guest speaker during a PTA meeting at my son’s school. I spoke about video games, ratings and the importance of paying attention to what your kids are playing. I thought it went really well and I figured I’d break down my talk here in case anyone wanted to take some of my ideas and do something similar at their kid’s school.

You know… people probably should. I remember what many parents (including mine!) got pretty wrong about roleplaying games, when I was a kid; I imagine that it’s a lot worse for video games, given that there really is a lot more in the way of objectionable material that’s accessible to kids. Sharing one’s knowledge on this topic seems like a mitzvah.

Nov
07
2014
1

Reminder: Assassin’s Creed: Unity out November 11th.

Got delayed a bit.

Not picking it up right away, though: the budget indicated that it was this or Dragon Age Inquisition, and DAI won the toss.  Mostly because that’s the one my wife plays, too.

Sep
05
2013
3

Hey, the Walking Dead video game series is on ridiculous sale.

75% off.

Was it any good? – Keep in mind that I have a lot of games to chew through first, but putting down ten bucks or so now instead of thirty later for the game and DLC makes a certain amount of sense, IF the game is worth it.

Aug
18
2013
14

…So. NOW what?

I need a new video game to tide me over until the next BioShock Infinite DLC.  Although I should reinstall Singularity (I was just far enough along with it to make retracing the whole thing daunting).

Apr
29
2013
2

A very nice gesture from Raven Software.

I had mentioned that I was thinking of picking up Singularitytime-traveling 1950s Cold War shoot-em-up? Sounds neat-o – and the folks over at Raven Software sent over a copy.

singularity

Having it signed was the neat part; that’s both flattering and appreciated.  I’ll let folks know how it plays.

Dec
23
2012
5

…This.

[UPDATE: Link fixed.]

Simply… this.  There are, in fact, ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, and they’re all in there for a reason. I despise gun-grabbers intensely; but neither am I particularly impressed by people who seem to labor under the mistaken belief that the First Amendment does not protect the Second as thoroughly as the Second Amendment protects the First.

And this isn’t the first time that this has happened, either.

Jul
17
2012
2

…I got nothing, sorry.

Except the standard “Don’t ever f*cking trust a Commie,” of course. 

Sorry, but I actually found that copy of Kingdoms of Amalur that started gathering dust once Mass Effect 3 showed up and have been playing that instead of Skyrim*.  Well, at least until the DLC for the latter two start coming out.

Yeah, I know: very glamorous.

Moe Lane

*Which I have finally started to pick clean.  Only took me, what? Five, six hundred hours?

Apr
18
2012
5

Yeaah Dishonored is probably going to suck me in.

Dishonored.  Steampunk.  With rats added in.

“Revenge solves everything.”  Heh.  I’ve played a few tabletop RPG campaigns with that attitude.
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Nov
17
2011
16

Ah, First World Problems.

I’m at a bit of an impasse, here.  I have sucked out all the juices possible for Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic 2.  I’ve long since gotten everything that I was going to get out of Dragon Age 2; I’m now just waiting for the next DLC. Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition is months away.  Right now, I have two choices: try to get back into Assassin’s Creed 2, or else fire up Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  The problem with the former is that I probably really do need to pick up something like Xbox 360 Controller if I want to play the game; the problem with the latter is that I had it reserved for January or February, when the ME3 shakes would start really getting bad.

Anybody got an opinion? – You don’t have to have one, by the way.  As I said, this is a First World problem.  I should just be grateful that I have access to clean water, food, and clothing.

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