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 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 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…