Extra Life Stream: Left 4 Dead 2 (Part 1)

4 11 2014

Immortal & Nightmare playing L4D2 to raise money for sick children.

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Review: Tomodachi Life

26 07 2014

Tomodachi_Collection_Series_-_Tomodachi_Life_-_LogoSometimes you come upon a game that doesn’t really feel like a game. Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life is one of those games to me. A life simulation game that comes off as a cross between The Sims and Animal Crossing, Tomodachi Life ends up being an entity all its own through sheer strangness.

Gameplay: 6/10
The gameplay in Tomodachi Life feels like a hands-off version of The Sims. You create your Mii characters (or import them from QR codes) and have them move into an apartment building on a small island.

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Class Role Call or Why I Play a Healer

25 07 2014

I’ve been playing Online RPG’s a good portion of my life. I started with Ragnarok Online and eventually moved around to many different games over the years. For a long time, my preferred class choice has always been the healer and support classes (I will be using these terms¬†interchangeably)¬†and many times when discussing these games with people I get asked why I like to play such a “boring” class.

45f2d60e26b097e9006dcf46276c0a54To me, a support class is far from boring. While DPS (Damage Per Second) classes are much stronger in solo play, support classes have always shined in any sort of party play, such as dungeons or raids. In fact, the combination of a Tank class and a Support class is normally the lynchpin of an entire raiding party. Both of these classes are so vitally important that if one of them dies or fails to play their role effectively, the entire party falls apart. This is the reason that healers and tanks will always take the most flak during dungeon runs, a crappy DPS is rarely noticable until higher level play while a crappy tank or healer has an immediate effect on gameplay.

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MMOverdrive: Final Fantasy XIV

11 07 2014

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I was hesitant about starting Final Fantasy XIV to say the least. It was a P2P MMO that also charged an upfront fee to purchase the game and didn’t even allow you to play a demo beforehand. This is basically every red flag you can have for an MMO. I probably would have kept procrastinating had a friend not made the initial purchase for me. I’ve been playing the game for about 3 months now and I felt like this was a good enough time to start sharing my opinions on the game.

ff1401Graphics: 10/10
Let’s not mince words here, this game is beautiful. Right from the opening cutscenes, this game looks and feels like a AAA title. The character customization is detailed but not overly complicated. Many of the story NPC’s are unique and memorable. And the world itself is vast and vibrant. Pretty much everything I want in an MMO. I don’t think I have played an MMO that tops FFXIV in the graphics department and that’s one of its biggest advantages.

Gameplay: 7/10
I have mixed feelings about FFXIV’s gameplay. The controls are easy enough to grasp, with WASD moving your character and the mouse buttons serving as the confirm/cancel/select buttons. Standard MMO fare. Read the rest of this entry »





Games, Sports, & Semantics

14 07 2013

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Many of you may have heard by now that the United States government has decided that League of Legends players can be deemed “pro athletes” for the purpose of obtaining travel VISAs to play in events. What you may not have seen is the fallout that has been pouring in to every comment section where this has been announced. Just one small example is the recent post on Did You Know Gaming’s Facebook page.

Seriously, go look at it. I’ll wait.

Basically this has turned into a full on flame war between the “Yay! All I do is play games and now I’m an athlete! Take that high school gym teacher!” and the “SPORTS ARE ONLY THINGS THAT REQUIRE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WHAT IS THIS SACRILEGE?!” crowds. With how polarizing the gaming community is nowadays, especially with the introduction of the “casual gamers” into mainstream gaming, this really shouldn’t be surprising.


Missing-the-PointThe big problem here is everyone is completely missing the point.

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Let’s Play: Final Fantasy 4 (Part 3)

11 03 2013

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Yes, I know, this has taken forever. I’ve been pretty busy the last couple weeks, so this took me longer than it should. I’ll try to get back on schedule now. When we last left our heroes, they were headed to the Antlion’s lair to find the Sand Ruby and save Rosa.

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So after riding our awesome new hovercraft to the cave, we’re ready to kick some Antlion ass.

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And apparently the cave is filled with enemies that look like Ice Cream.

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Lets Play: Sailor Moon RPG (Part 1)

23 02 2013

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Not even sure why I started playing this. But I guess its an interesting break to the FF games. I’m going to try and get a part of this up each weekend if I can.

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Yeah, I hate it when my talking cat wakes me up early on a weekend too.

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No Usagi. Cat is not food.

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Thanks for that Luna. Very descriptive.
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