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…

On Board Game Night

So, first off I guess technically I failed with the posting every weekday thing for August since I missed two days last week as well as yesterday. But I have an great excuse, was way to busy at work to do any typing of the words that show up on your screen. So, I have mentioned on Twitter that I went out Saturday night for the first time in forever. I’m not the most social person, at least to people I have never met before, so going out to a social thing where I knew absolutely zero people is not something I would normally do. However, I decided to not be a hermit and talked myself in to driving in to town, or well the city since I do in fact live in a town not a van down by the river. The local game store was holding an adults … Read more…

On Games I’m Playing – Sidebar Update

So, today I’m feeling a bit mushy in the brain and didn’t come in with a good topic to discuss. This means that today’s post won’t be close to 2000 words, and will just be a brief synopsis of what I’m currently playing and what I have planned to play. You might also notice that I finally got around to updating my “What I’m Playing” sidebar since it hadn’t been updated in quite awhile. I feel like that is something I really should do a better job of doing since I do somewhat frequently rotate in a new game. For a couple of months I would have said the only game I was playing was Dark Souls 3, up until the point where I got all the trophies and haven’t picked it up since. So the first game you should see over there is No Man’s Sky which was the … Read more…

On No Man’s Sky

Well, the day has come for me to post some thoughts about No Man’s Sky, seemingly a very divisive game based on what other people have been saying. Mostly due to people feeling mislead about the content, or having bad PC experiences. The thing about this game is that for the longest time I wasn’t sure I was going to even buy it. I don’t remember being particularly impressed by the early trailers, but gradually started to look forward to a game that in my eyes was something I could just sit back and relax while playing. I had originally planned to get it for the PS4 when I was first thinking about getting it, but decided to go with the PC version for two reasons. Reason one was I had just bought a new gaming PC and assumed that it would be able to run any current games with … Read more…

On Suicide Squad (Spoilers)

So, this weekend I managed to pull a few of my friends together to go see Suicide Squad. I had heard a lot of mixed reviews for the movie, generally putting it in to a you’ll either love it or hate it category. I’ll say I’ve never really read the Suicide Squad comic books, maybe a couple of issues total, but I was probably more familiar with a lot of the characters then a lot of the people who were at the theater to see this. I’m pretty sure that DC was banking on people seeing Will Smith in the cast and going to see it just because of that. Well, that and Margot Robbie’s rear in hanging out for most of the movie. They do play probably the two most recognizeable characters out of any of the others, except maybe Killer Croc which I’ll get to that later. Mostly … Read more…

On Hearthstone – Karazhan Launch and Prologue

So yesterday saw the release of the next Hearthstone adventure “One Night In Karazhan” which is the next 4 wing single player set of challenges. This will add a total of 45 new cards over the course of the adventure which can be used in online matches or adventures. This release was a bit different then the previous adventures because there was no pre-order period. Instead the purchase option became available only when the adventure came online. Another difference was that they included a free to everyone prologue mission where you play as Medivh with his overpowered mage deck against Prince Malchezaar. Each player starts off with 30 health and a 30 point shield, so essentially 60 health. Once you work through this mission it will unlock the first wing, once purchased. Once you finish the match you get some new cards and probably a prompt to go buy the … Read more…

On No Man’s Sky – Multiplayer Expectations

I’ll be honest, I feel like I had some other topic in mind yesterday but it’s 6:30am and I can’t remember it now. So today I’ll be briefly talking about No Man’s Sky some more, which is funny since I won’t be able to play it until tomorrow. So yesterday I saw a couple videos and an article or two talking about how people were upset that there wasn’t any multiplayer or cooperative gameplay. The thing is that, at least to my understanding, is that the game wasn’t designed that way. If you look at the steam store page you’ll see that it is not listed as multiplayer or co-op but as a single player game. From everything that they’ve said the likelihood of running in to another player should be next to impossible*. I was initially disapointed by this cause I thought it would be fun to cruise around … Read more…