On Origins Game Fair – Wrap Up

So, over the last couple of days I spread out all the games I was interested in playing. Today I wanted to at least list out the ones that I’m really looking forward to, or have already purchased. I think I’ll be limiting myself to actual purchases though, because frankly board games can be just as expensive, if not more, than video games. So I have to be careful about my budget. Ideally I would have the opportunity to play the games before purchasing them, but that all would depend on my local shop getting a demo copy or someone I know purchasing one. The problem then comes down to availability. Some of the games I’m interested in won’t be widely available (ie mass market) which will make getting a copy difficult. Up till now I’ve relied on my local game shop and Amazon when it comes to purchases. While … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 3

The third and almost final part of this series I have dubbed, “Where did my money go?”. This is the last of the games I was interested in getting. Again, these are not in any particular order, just all games that I am interested either in purchasing or playing. Summit: The Board Game – Inside Up Games Another interesting game where you’re trying to climb a mountain. There are three ways to play, solo, co-op, competitive. You work your way up the mountain using tiles. The goal is to get to the summit and then back to base camp without dying. It doesn’t look like a difficult game, but I’m having a hard time explaining it with words. I’d like to try this out so hoping that someone I know picks it up. Unreal Estate – Grand Gamers Guild This was not only an interesting game, but was presented in … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of what I like to call, “Why do I even need to save money anyways”. I’m just going to pick up where I left off on the previous post, which was originally one very long post. These games are in no particular order of how much I want to get them. Yamatai – Days of Wonder I’m not really sure I can explain this game, but it looks amazing and I want to play it so much.Since I can’t really describe it here’s a video trailer for it. A little bit of a secret, I love Days of Wonder and Asmodee. Dice Forge – Asmodee As with every Asmodee game that I’ve seen the artwork is amazing. This is a dice building game where you build your dice by snapping in pieces that look like lego blocks. The goal is to get victory points which you … Read more…

On Origins Game Fair – Part 1

This post could also be called “Shut up and take my money”. So first off, has it really been since March that I wrote anything on here? I am such a slacker, but there really hasn’t been all that much to talk about. I did play Horizon Zero Dawn so there might be a post about that soon. E3 also just wrapped up so there will also probably be a post on that as well. However today I am going to talk about the goings on of the last week. Starting last Wednesday I spent most of the day watching the BoardGameGeek twitch stream of the Origins Game Fair on Twitch. I was only able to pay some amount of attention since I had it running in the background at work, but I did watch all day Saturday and Sunday. I did miss some stuff here and there because of … Read more…

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…