In honour of my one-time favourite holiday next Wednesday, I’m reanimating the site.
Saturday, the 20th, I participated in the Extra Life charity gaming marathon benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. I was playing for Primary Children’s here in Salt Lake City and raised $340 thanks to my awesome friends and family. Thanks, guys! I only made it 20 hours before I succumbed to sleep but it was 20 hours of League of Legends which I think should count for double. I streamed it all on my Twitch.tv channel and got a pretty favourable response so I’ll be streaming more of my gaming in the future. Watch this space and stuff.
About a month ago I heard I’d won a contest from the guys over at Zam for a bunch of swag from PAX Prime. It came the last week and boy, was it a lot! I got three T-shirts, a 4 gig thumb drive, a poster, a lanyard, a pen, some sort of stress-relief squishy head, a glass mug, a hat, several cards for free shit, two cards from trading card games, and a set of fold-out paper speakers. All in all, badassery. Next time, I want to GO to PAX. This will happen; gird up your loins, PAXers.
In the past little bit several games have come out that have really caught my attention. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a remake of the original XCOM. Ken played it back in the day and convinced me to buy the new one. Holy shit, that game is FUN. I started out on Normal and am on my second play through on Classic difficulty. I felt a little guilty killing those tiny, big-eyed aliens at first but it turns out they’re total dicks so I execute them with extreme prejudice and unvarnished joy these days.
I was extremely excited for Borderlands 2 because I LOVED the first one. This new one is the epitome of bigger, better, faster, more (Hello, 4-Non Blondes!). A few people have complained to me that the gameplay doesn’t offer much new but I kinda feel like that’s why it’s so great. I don’t want a totally different game. Give me the same core awesomeness with a fresh face and new bells and whistles and I’m a happy spawn-camper.
We bought Dishonored two days ago and I am pretty impressed. This is my first time playing one of the hide-don’t-fight games so it’s been an exciting, though stressful, experience. I definitely recommend it!
Rift’s Storm Legion expansion is dropping on the 13th of November and I’m super excited for the Dimensions player/guild housing. One of my favourite stretches of game time was toward the end of my Everquest II run. I wasn’t much interested in questing or raiding but I spent a couple hundred hours with my Martha-Stewarty pal, Travis crafting for and arranging our personal and guild homes. I tuned in for the Dimensions live stream Trion Worlds did last week and it looks like it’s going to be something pretty similar but with much greater potential. I can’t wait!
And have you seen this cover of Look At Me Now? Go watch it. Amazing.