Link Dead Radio: Demographics and Design

OH.. MY GOOOOOOOD….. it’s another week of Link dead radio. The show with the stuff you like… you know, that stuff.

This week a lot more videos of stuff I am kind of interested in as well as blogging conversations about player demographics, Preorder nonsense and a couple pieces class design.

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Link Dead Radio: Evolving Ideas

The original, and best Global chat initiative is here once more.. and we have blackjack, and naked Fireman. This week we have speculation around the Guild Wars 2 expansion. And aggronaut shows us how all this blogging business is supposed to be done as well as lots of awesome gamey vids.

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Progress report: Catch-up Chronicles

It’s been a while since I did a round-up of all my activities and adventures, I don’t know why just more felt like doing other things. It has been the busy Christmas period with family of course, cooked the usual lunch for everyone that went well. Kind of nice to do it even though it’s a big day and more of coming and cleaning it up. Wouldn’t do it all the time but fun once in a while.

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That wasn’t even all of it which is funny.
Baked ham was really yummy as well

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Now that you’re drooling a little I’ll continue with the other stuff.

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New Year Blog Report

Welcome to the New year everyone and I hope it brings you all the happiness you wish for and deserve.

It was a bit of a weird year for myself and gaming in generally really. A year of disappointments from many big companies which left indies to fill in the gap, a position they filled wonderfully and it’s great to see how much more attention and praise these smaller titles are getting now. MMO’s seemed to be in a weird place too with a few big releases that failed to really gaing traction and a lot of other bumbling by the industry in general. Check out The ancient Gaming noob for a good recap of year in MMO’s.

It seemed to be a huge transitional period for gaming as a whole. There was widespread growth of the medium into other areas and what seemed to be the start of a greater understanding and approval. Unfortunately this was mostly squandered by a certain group and movement. Hopefully in the year to come we can make up that lost ground, will probably be a bit easier with the new ground that has been tread and the way the media is generally now focusing on a broader more inclusive culture.

It’s been a great year for the blogging community too, especially in these here parts of the interwebs with a lot of events to bring everyone together through writing and gaming. Izzy has a good write up of those happenings, and there were a few.

Newbie Bloggers

I also want to give a little praise to those blogging out there on their first year, it is a rather exciting time to be in as a blogger but also one of uncertainty. You all did amazing and I’m so glad to those that have added there stories and experiences, and  who make this community that much more wonderful. Now some where more active than others, and there is a couple in there that weren’t part of the nbi that I just started reading but all are worth a look.

7 days a week

Shots Fired by

Ash’s Adventures 

Girl Grey

Mr luvva luvva

The game snark

Mystical Mesmer

A Hobbits Journey

Endgame Viable

Game Introspection

Gaming Conversations

Lock and Bolt

Lowkey Gaming

Missy’s Mojo

Princess in a Castle

Simcha and Alts

Someone who Tried

Clean Casuals

The Bind Point

Through Wolfy’s Eyes

Weekly Wizardry

I really need to add these to my widget space, oh and if I missed you feel free to yell at me a little, or maybe leave a comment.

Blog Business

Anyway, moving onto my own blog and it seems to have been a good year. Steady growth of numbers and views like usual and A LOT of word spam. Rather happy with how it all ended up overall and amazed that I’m still doing it haha. LIke seriously, I don’t stick with anything. Especially things that involve writing.

I predict another year of pretty much the same although there are a few changes I would like to fulfill. I still want to move this to self-hosted site, just for the added flexibility. I do want to write a few more reviews of the games I’m playing and have played as that was an aspect I think was a bit missing here. I mostly wrote about them all in my progress post but then I think having a separate post regarding initial impressions is probably better.

I also miss my rants. There were a few this year but not nearly enough and not nearly as abrasive. NEEDZ MORE… Maybe some more one word posts for kicks too…. and page views.

As for the rest of the blogs content and eventual evolution, suggestions for content and such are always welcome although there were a few from the year passed that I never ended up doing and probably should go back to.

Youtube stuff is kind of fun although I’m definitely still sticking to the virtual paper more than it. I like writing and it feels more natural than voicing stuff. If I have the time I might turn written reviews and such into vids although that’s not really a priority and even if it does happen the written version will always be posted when it’s finished… usually in the same unedited state =p

Other youtube stuff like let’s play’s might continue….not sure. It takes more work than I thought, not too much but enough that it takes away gaming time and HOLY SHIT do I have issues with video recording all the time. Uploading stuff also takes a long time on my net, terrible speeds some I’m limited to 1 video a night … and thats for your basic 30 minute type. Longer videos will usually be cut up to compensate and it’s because of this that I could never see myself streaming at all.

And thats it really. Same old blog, same old space, on the same old bat channel. Happy new year… And welcome to a bright new future of ranting and raving from yours truly

Best Indie of 2015

A list that is a little bit late but still, I hope part of the Listmas thingy. This time I look at all the amazing indie games coming out in 2015; puzzlers, platformers and a wealth of interesting rpg’s. It’s going to be another great year for indie titles.

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Link Dead Radio: A Blogging year in review

So instead of the usual link round-up from around the blogging community I’m just going to Self-Promote instead. This time it’s a recap of what I’ve been up to in the year and all that is amazing and awesome of my rants and rambles from the year past.

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Listmas: 2015 in MMO’s

Welcome to a 2015 list of all that is awesome and mmo, and maybe a little PvP as well.. you know, I needz me my killing. I should preface by saying that star citizen won’t be included… it won’t be released this year, or probably the next unless of course the sacrifice a few more virgins to the god of feature bloat and development hell. Either that or get him out of the scrooge mcduck style money bin he’s currently swimming in long enough to get the development on track.

Ahem well, enough with the pleasantries for now and lets begin with some more Listmas cheer

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Link Dead Radio: Listmas cheer

The Links

  • Listmas is here again so look out for some great lists around the blogs, and probably the united we game twitter. First I’ll just highlight A new Blog I noticed, Hack and Slash Gaming, giving the game franchises they hope get sequels in the current gen. Next United We Game looks at the things they’ve learned from Pokemon leaf Green
  • Plus Ten Damage have had some great reviews. The recent-ish one was a review for Elegy of a dead world, that weird indie game i was looking at that is part creative writing exercise but done so brilliantly.
  • Inventory Full checks out the new Landmark update because it seems no one else is and gives a recount of a few of the new mechanics.
  • She Attack gives the rant I wish I had about Broken and Unfinished games this year.
  • Wolfys Eyes looks at the argument around esports as a legitimate competition and sport
  • Party Business Wonders about using other players and friends minions for combat. I’ve wondered about ways to use character assets like this and it sounds kind of fun.
  • Camelot Unchained Had a big reveal of a class as well as their progression style of system and there is a lot of info to check out. First their site and forums of course, it was covered with an interview at massively of course. And keen and Graev got a great interview too.

The Vids

First video is from the Lovely Gypsy Syl for Listmas – Best Video Game Music of 2014

Grand Theft Auto Online – Heists

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Another Final Fantasy 15 Trailer

I have to admit the production values on some of these star citizen vids is impressive

Watch some kids play retro games.. this time megaman

 

Listmas 2014: Times of the MMO Tourist

This was an absolutely huge year for mmo gamers. Say what you will about the games but it’s not often we have a calendar that is this packed with huge releases. I might bitch but each was great in their own ways, providing some amazing experiences and of course lots of amazing environments

So to celebrate their I thought I’d do a top three in a couple categories.

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Link Dead Radio: The Perils of Opinions

ooo. HUge range of posts to read covering a great collection of topics. Loving the revolt against levels at the moment as it is something that needs to change for mmo’s to evolve. A lot of talk about community again with a focus on the value of opinions  and social change.

AND GOOOO.. Link dead Radio is on the air

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