On Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Impressions & Tips (no story spoilers).

So right off the bat I’m going to say I got the Wii U version of this because, while I will probably get the switch eventually, I didn’t feel I could justify esentially spending over $400 on one game. This covers the cost of the console, the game + season pass, and a pro controller. Now, I did still end up spending a lot of money to play this because I did buy the game, season pass and Wii U pro controller to play it. So really the only difference is the addition of the $300 of the system. That I couldn’t justify. Right now I am not what I would consider very far in to the game. I have made it out of the starter area and have done a couple of story related quests to see if what skills/items that would get me. I feel like this is … Read more…

On Friendship and What It Means To Me (More Mental Health stuff)

So, I have been thinking about this today, and maybe a little bit over the last few periodically. And that is that I’ve been trying to think of what kind of friend I am to people and the kinds of friendships I have. To me I have various levels of friendship or relationships with people. And that sounds like a jerk thing to say, but I mean that is something I feel is true for everyone. You’re not friends with every single person you know. So for me, and this is where most people land for me, is a general acquaintance. This usually means I know you from somewhere, or we have hung out through a mutual friend but I don’t really know you that well and we don’t really talk much. Like I said, this is probably where a good half of the people I know fall. Most of … Read more…

On Mental Health Stuff

So, the last couple of weeks have been pretty stressful and difficult with a few notable exceptions. So I figured that maybe it’s time for a bit of a update, but also just to type stuff out to make myself feel better. This isn’t gaming related so feel free to not read it. Lately I’ve been talking to a friend of mine who has been pointing out that a lot of the problems I have seem to come from not knowing myself very well, or from self confidence issues. I tend to worry about things a lot, and even minor things can stress me out. I wouldn’t call myself a perfectionist, but if I mess something up I tend to stress out to the point of getting sick. I worry about all these little things that some people might think are silly. I worry about what people think of me, … Read more…

On Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing Tomb Raider Definitive Edition on my PS4. I had tried playing the game when it originally came out on the PS3 in 2013 but got to a part that was frustrating and quit playing. A month or two ago I went out and purchased the PS4 version of this, as well as Rise of the Tomb Raider because I wanted to give it another shot. The reason I decided to give it another chance was mainly because since 2013 my gaming preferences have slightly altered and I wanted to play the newer one without missing out on the story. Up till this game I have never played, or at least never finished any other Tomb Raider game. I can’t remember if I played the original 20 years ago, but I don’t think I did. Overall I would say I enjoyed … Read more…

On Super Mario Run

So I’ve been playing Super Mario Run fairly regularly since it came out, and by fairly regularly I mean like at least an hour a day (most days). Yes, I paid the $10 US for the full version, and I certainly got my money’s worth out of it. If you follow me on twitter you’ve maybe seen me posting screenshots of it from my phone denoting various landmarks in the game such as hitting a certain kingdom level or finishing up some arduous task. If you haven’t played the game the basic gist of it is that it is a Mario game where it automatically runs in a direction for you and you tap the screen to make whichever character you’re playing as jump. The goal is like every other Mario game that has ever come out, collect coins, finish the level, save the princess once you get to the … Read more…

On Life Updates

So, I normally make a post every couple of months of non blogging about why I haven’t been blogging. This time I’m doing something different and going with the once in a while personal post. Sure I haven’t been posting with any regularity, but honestly a lot of times I just don’t think about it and next thing I know it’s been two months since I’ve written anything. So, today is going to be a bit short, but a personal post. Over the last few months I’ve taken on a bit more of an active leadership role at work. My company has been using a SCRUM/Agile method of working for a couple years now and my team is kind of the flagship team for this. To talk a bit about what this means is that we meet every two weeks and plan out our work for the next two weeks. … Read more…

On Steam Link – Initial Impressions

So over the holidays the annual Steam winter sale took place, while I did buy a couple of games my largest purchase came in the form of ordering a Steam Link device for $20. If you don’t know what that is, it is basically a device that hooks up to your tv and allows you to stream games from your PC over your network. You might ask, “Why not just run an HDMI to your TV from your PC?”. True, this would be optimal but in my case my PC is in the room designated as my office and my TV is in my living room. I don’t want to snake an HDMI cable all the way across my apartment, not to mention using a controller. So for me this was a small investment, and if anything I felt that if allowed me to operate my desktop through my living … Read more…

On Slacking Off Again

It’s probably been a while since I’ve posted anything again. Thanks life. Mostly just been taking any free time I have had and binge watching the crap out of stuff, and trying to finish Dark Souls 2. Work has been crazy the last couple of months and I haven’t really had anything constructive to talk about. Most of the time when I post it’s usually talking about some new game that I’m playing or something that is going on. And while there have been things to talk about I’ve been a bit brain dead. We’ve had the new Nintendo system announced, and several new games have come out. I’ve been working my way through Dark Souls 2 in attempt to just get it over with. I am trying to make sure that I finish any game I start, and Dark Souls 2 like Dark Souls before it causes me a … Read more…

On Board Games and Pizza (or Salad)

So last night I attended another board game night, this time held at a local pizza place. I got there a little bit early to find a good parking spot..Oh who am I kidding I got there an hour early. Mainly I got there early cause, like I said I wanted a good parking spot, and also because knowing myself if I got there late and couldn’t find a spot I would have used that as an excuse to not go. I have told myself that I need to go out more often and board games seem to make talking to people I don’t know a bit easier. I also promised someone I would be there and I don’t like breaking a promise if I can avoid it. So while I waited I sat down and ordered a salad..yes a salad at a pizza place. I’m on a diet don’t … Read more…

On Legion and Decisions

So, I haven’t played Warcraft in a long time. Not since before Warlords came out and not after my friend/partner in crime passed away. For a long time the only reason I played or even enjoyed the game was because it was something we would do together. Be it her forcing me to pug LFR with her so I could see the content or by us roaming the countryside looking for elite named mobs to work on achievements. But mostly we just ran old content together because we didn’t get to do that when it was new. Since she passed away last summer I have not even considered going back in to the game because it brings up to many memories, and even after a year it still hurts when I think about it. With that said I’ve been seriously considering playing again, but even thinking about it has been … Read more…