Tag: gaming

  • XCOM 2, Linux, and Mods

    I run Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and I’m enjoying the explosion of games available for the platform. One of these is XCOM 2. (A current release! Oh, be still my fluttering heart!) Vanilla, the game ran just fine, but I’m not a vanilla sort of girl. I crave mods. Sweet, juicy mods that enhance the […]

  • Archeage Beta Impressions

    Does it live up to the hype? As with most other games, the answer is no. Not that it’s a bad thing. It’s just not my thing. tl;dr summary: This is a Korean grinder with an interesting economy mechanic – if you’re a paying “patron”. Otherwise, it’s just a Korean grinder. If you have the […]

  • A Brief Return to GW2

    Very brief. I’ve been gone since the end of Flame and Frost. I can see why everyone is saying “go ‘zerker or go home” now, too. DPS is king and everything is balanced around the dodging mechanic and twitch play. Control and support are just theoreticals. The downside to the Living Story is that, after […]

  • Laguna’s Cut

    From the Final Fantasy wikia on Laguna Loire: “Various examples of unused backgrounds hint that Laguna may have possessed a lime-green convertible truck during his time in Winhill. Laguna’s black-and-white intro picture depicts him driving said car and the artisan in Shumi Village, one of the places Laguna spent time in, has a miniature model […]

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

    I’ve been playing around with the character creator and benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This utility is one of those things I wish more MMOs made available. It certainly piqued my interest in the game. I’m a sucker for detailed character creators to begin with and the benchmark test takes the character […]

  • First Look: The Sims 4 Official Gameplay Trailer

      First Look: The Sims 4 Official Gameplay Trailer So far, this looks intriguing. I didn’t get into the Sims 3, because of the more narrow focus of gameplay versus the god-mode of Sims 2. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the gameplay is like for Sims 4. The character creator […]

  • Fragments of Memories

    Hedgemage was my main character from first day I logged on to the end of days in City of Heroes. He was an Energy/Energy blapper that I had fun running epic adventures with. I always figured that his nemesis would be Circle of Thorns or some other magic-based group. Instead, he was always tangling with […]

  • City of Heroes

    There are days where I really miss playing City of Heroes. Even after so many months after the game’s closing, I still get the urge to fly around Paragon City or run through its streets. I also miss looking down at my chat window and seeing Pinnbadges in sore need of context. Sometimes, there wasn’t […]

  • Been there. Done that.

    Finally got World Completion on my Norn Ranger. I’ve taken a break from GW2 since my last post on the subject a few weeks ago. Sit out the Living Story ratrace and wait for the Orr temple event scaling to get fixed. The only motivation left was map completion, but my server hadn’t been green […]

  • Flame and Frost wrapup

    Well, never did get around to finishing the Molten Alliance dungeon. Two weeks only, really? And now there’s more Living Story coming down the pipe? I dunno about anyone else, but getting slapped with a fixed 5-man dungeon at the end of a soloable story arc that stretched over months and then that dungeon disappears […]