- The continuum is an amazing new sci fi series involving a great cast, interesting moral dilemmas, and quantum conundrums. It is a remarkably deep but often times confusing show and Robo Beat has an excellent recap of the important plot points
- An official Firefly comic book will be getting made that continues on after the Serenity movie. Here you go fans, someone is throwing you a bone now shut the hell up or go watch Blake 7 instead.. A more camp space cowboy show involving more interesting characters and themes
- An interview with Jessica price, a project manager for Pathfinder at Nerdy but Flirty about working in the video and tabletop gaming industry
- Link saves Zelda has a 2 part analysis of the “Tropes vs women in Video games” videos
- Why I game has an a wonderful Elegy regarding the final demise of War
- A collection of all the video trailers presented as part of the Tokyo games show at Gaming Grad
- WvW and the GvG scene had a bit of a meltdown over the week… one of many occurences though. Here is the Forum post about Developer intereference in a GvG event and the video
- Also have a look at this amusing and poetic post titled the Tale of Devon Carter over on reddit
I must be a prophet or something as just after writing the Review Rage post the internet took note and started moderating itself.. YouTube, Gamespot, Kotaku, and popular science being some and you know what… it seems to have worked out as the conversations being made on those sites are far less vile. It is a troublesome time in many was as the worry is whether they will stifle real discourse that criticises their opinions or poplar ideologies but I don’t believe that to be the aim and was what we had really worth keeping. Also… embrace your new feminazi overloads pitiful men
The pavilion an interesting way of telling a narrative from a 4th perspective
Do gamers need Sarkesians feminism
Star Citizen looks purty
Dumb ways to Die: Lol edition
The Progress Report
Was able to get in another game of Talisman over the weekend which was lots of fun but I lost again … *cries*. It was a slow start for my ghoul this time around; The Troll and Dwarf where far ahead of me in terms of character progression and items but then a few lucky card picks as well as being the only person able to deal with most of the craft monster encounters meant I caught up remarkably quickly and it ended up once more being a race into the middle. This time we were attacking each other a bit more throughout the game just to make it a bit of a different match but mostly because all of us happened to get the take a life from a player quest from the Warlocks cove in order to get a fabled Talisman (you need a talisman to enter the area in the middle for the win.)
It was all going well, everyone was into the middle region and set to make their dash into the middle when I picked up the witch encounter that happened to turn me into a toad while in the desert with minimal lives left, I dropped all my items, including a life saving bottle of water and died to the elements. I swear I nearly tipped over the whole board in a fit of rage, that “Fuck this shit” urge was strong but I calmed down and watched the end battle.
Next time has to be my turn for the win
I’m still playing Card Hunter now and then but not for very long anymore, just a couple modules here and there so it has become slow progress. It seems to be losing a bit of it’s interest now, not because its a bad game, and I could easily spend many hours on it, but because I’m just playing other things that seem to be appealing to my current moods.
Still playing Mass Effect 2. Thanks to all those giving advice in the previous post, I was going to buy the first and start from there but the original is still around the $20 mark to purchase on various sites and that just seemed like too much considering the age of the game and that my interest in the series still isn’t overly high… I’m really into the story so far but not enough to break what I’m doing now and start again. I know I’m missing out on a lot of story, it is still being referenced in conversations and I really only get a poor recap in what’s being said but.. hmm, I’d rather just continue on and maybe go back one day after I’ve bought it on a steam sale or something.
I will say I’m really enjoying the diversity of the crew. I’m only now starting to pick up new members to fill up the crew of the Normandy and it is an amazing range of personalities with varying backgrounds, interests, dialogue, conversation options. Even the character styles themselves are widely different and are a good mix of humans and aliens.
The latest person I picked up was jack and while I’m guessing she is a renegade type character in terms of her morality I can kind of understand the passion behind her actions. She’s been hurt, abused, and locked away for so long…. who wouldn’t want a bit of revenge because of that. It’s kind of a choatic-neutral kind of situation where she isn’t good or bad but just wanting to mess things up a little. Also, can I just say those leather straps would so chafe the nipples.. the tattoos are awesome though, makes her look like a devil worshipping occultist in many ways and like her powers come from sacrificing people.
Miranda was one of the first but I really can’t take to her at all. The character seems very bland, no interesting points to her background or interests, she just seems like the goody two shoes corporate girl who is more there to keep an eye on you and make sure you don’t do anything stupid like become a pirate… That was an enticing option.
Mordin is… weird but I kind of like him. A manic alien scientist that is remarkably nuanced in his goals and how he sees the world. He has a really interesting past from what I’ve heard so far of working with the secret corporate organisations to make certain situations less volatile and his methods aren’t entirely morale either. That whole Krogan situation of culling populations and infecting them to slow down the birth rate is an intriguing situation, it seems like the right thing to do for the greater good but you are harming large populations of alien races for your own agenda.
I like that he can make the hard decisions – “lots of ways to heal people” is kind of the embodiment of that line of thinking. I’m guessing him ending up running a clinic to help people was part of his way to atone for his actions there.
Jacob is a loyal ex military lad but I really know very little about him. It seems he doesn’t fit in with the general military very well, either because their aims are not close to his or because he was tasked with doing things he didn’t agree with. Talking with Jacob and I must have started.. well.. flirting with him and I didn’t know how it started or how to stop. I just kept digging that whole further and further making him, and myself a little bit more uncomfortable in the process. I thought my Fem Shep was going to slap his ass on the way out or something.
From what little Ive seen so far as well the universe Mass Effect is set in is very well fleshed out with a variety of different planets and space stations. I’ve only seen a mere fraaction of it but the locations really have been excelent. also here’s more spaceship shots just because these scenes blow my mind
I’ve been playing a bit more of Towns this week which is a micro-management styled building sim. I’ve written a more comprehensive review of the game previously and not too much has really changed since then, just a few tweaks to general functioning, useabilty, and new build options. No idea why I played it again as it has been awhile since my last play, was just after that sort of relaxing building gameplay where you are setting up a working economy and watching the city grow. There is a bit more to it than that as you can always have new goals but still… Simple building pleasures.
This time around I really haven’t been bothered digging into the earth just yet or inviting any adventurers around. I’m just focused on building the basics of the town first, creating the start of a working economy to feed and learning a few things in the process like building walls, roofs, and blaconies. Progress has been decent; have formed a fair bit of the town already and even have a list about what’s next.
Still suffering a bit from the overall happiness of the town, it’s under 20 meaning that I won’t be getting any replacements to the people that have died to the stupid tree monsters. Working them too hard it seems so once my unit complex is complete they might be able to have a break to recuperate and stock up… then it’s time for some digging into the unknown.
I planned to play more Tera after that recent post, I was enjoying my kitty Zerker but I used up all my download allowance for the month so the internet speed has been shaped, enough that I can web browse but only barely. Still have one week left to go so there might not be much online gaming happening this week too.
Later party people, and may your idiot sims be productive.