Archive for category: Gaming

Halo’s Cortana appears nude to give her ‘the upper hand’, says franchise director

30 Oct
October 30, 2015

Man, that’s some Grade A condescending bullshit right there. She’s naked so players can perv at her, asshole.

Take My Money

28 Oct
October 28, 2015

Crytek powered VR game with a Lost World vibe? Where do I sign up?!?


15 Oct
October 15, 2015

Damn, that’s a beautiful piece.

Discovered while browsing WotC’s official D&D tumblr. Which reminds me, why did no one tell me that WotC had a D&D tumblr? I am disappointed in all of you.

Countdown To Decadence

12 Oct
October 12, 2015

Well hot dang, Tom Chick gave Age of Decadence a 4/5!

That’s high praise from one of the industry’s most respected critics! Congrats everyone at ITS! Well deserved, for 10 years of hard work!

Two days until Age of Decadence releases, and you should definitely check this one out if you like deep tactical RPGs, a story that isn’t typical fantasy McGuffins and Chosen Heroes and suchlike, with real morally-grey choices, not just a good and a bad ending.

The fine folks at ITS have an unwavering vision for what makes a good RPG, and the result is a game that isn’t quite like anything else out there right now, except perhaps the original Fallout games.

( Also, I contributed a few lines here and there to the writing Chick likes to much. So there’s that. 😉 )

Snapshot of A Teenage Gareth

06 Oct
October 6, 2015

Everything in this, except that for me it was always, always about the rocket launcher. I was all about that splash damage.

But the rest, about how DM17, with its extreme emphasis on mobility and speed, the surreal grace of players hurtling across the map, epitomized the Quake 3 experience? How it probably represents a high point in my gaming life, in terms of my overall mastery of and investment into a single game, as I will likely never again have either the time or inclination to give that much of myself to a game? That I’ve accepted that that particular season of my life has passed, with only a little sadness?

Yeah, that all rings true.

It rings more than “true”, it resonates, pregnant with deeper Truth. Sometimes, someone writes something that reaches out and strums your soul like a guitar string, speaking directly, intimately, to your experiences in this life. Something in them is kindred to something in you, and for a moment those two somethings recognize each other.

To quote the hippies, “I feel you, man. I feel you.”

Except for the railgun part. Eat my rocket, you sniping SOB.


20 Sep
September 20, 2015

Other Places is a series celebrating beautiful video game worlds.


19 Sep
September 19, 2015

Some interesting tweets from Steam Spy today.

Those aren’t the kind of results you’d expect, are they? You’d think there’d be more overlap between core RPG fans. Or at least between Pillars and Wasteland fans.

Of course, some folks won’t be buying these games on Steam, for whatever reason, so the Steam statistics are an incomplete picture of the whole. Still, I’m surprised.

I think it speaks to genre being less meaningful than type of core experience/mechanics the game offers. The theme is possibly also important, some folks may be fans of post-apocalyptic wastelands but not traditional fantasy, and vice versa.


For Aiur!

14 Sep
September 14, 2015

Shadowrun: Hong Kong

20 Aug
August 20, 2015

Cyberpunks and Shadowrunners, it’s time to head to Hong Kong!

Gamescom Cosplay

16 Aug
August 16, 2015

I’ve been back a week now. But you’ll have to bear with me, I was utterly shattered when I got home, so for most of this week I’ve been doing little besides my day job, spending time with Michelle and sleeping.

I’ll report back on Gamescom soon, I promise. In the mean time, here’s a video of some cool cosplay. I can’t believe the Transformer didn’t cap it off, Iron Man is cool but that costume blew all the others away. I’ll post pics when I get a chance.