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— September 2010 Archive —

Apologies in advance to those of you sick of Minecraft posts….I know there’s a ton of them but I just can’t help but add to the chorus. It took me a few tries to get into Minecraft but once I did, wow did I get hooked hard! And what’s making […]

Hmm, I was going to title this post “Another Day in [the name of the world FF XIV takes place in] but y’know, I can’t remember what it is. That’s probably a bad sign, right? I just seem to have a block when it comes to the names in this […]

Final Fantasy XIV continues to grow on me. In fact it was a bit later in the day that I wrote my last post that I kinda fell in love with it, warts and all. Part of the ‘challenge’ to enjoying the game was letting go and playing the game […]

The Collector’s Edition of Final Fantasy XIV arrived last Wednesday and I’ve been dabbling in it since. I’ve had a few people ask me what I thought of it. Figured it was time to dust off the blog to talk about it. Caveats first. I played Closed and Open Beta, […]

You should read Tipa’s posts first! I wasn’t going to do a blog post about Recettear since I figured other sites would cover this sweet little import better than I could. Sites like Siliconera and RPS (and Tipa, of course). But then Victor Stillwater expressed some hesitation about the game […]

WARNING: This post contains massive Red Dead Redemption spoilers! There are days when I’m really glad I’m not a game designer, and today is one of them, because today I’m thinking about story-telling. Consider a novel or a movie, and more specifically, consider pacing. Most writers take you on a […]

I found my receipt for Wrath of the Lich King. I bought it on July 23rd. Before this weekend I’d logged into WoW once since installing it. And had stayed logged in for all of 10 minutes. Last night I finally got around to going back, trying to run my […]

Server just crashed on me, figured I’d share a couple more things I’ve learned. In case you missed it, there’s a separate configuration tool you can use to tweak graphics settings, gamepad bindings and so forth. Find it at something like “C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV Beta Version\ffxivconfig.exe” It should […]

I thought I might share a few tips about Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV, now that it’s in Open Beta. I am NOT an expert on the game but I’ve played enough to figure out some of the frustrations newbies have. First let’s talk about pacing. FF XIV is 1 part […]

So yesterday the mini-prequel for Dead Rising 2 went on sale for $5.00. At least I think that’s what 400 points equates to. I hate MS Points, but that’s a rant for another day. I’ve heard people criticize this game as being a paid demo and you can certainly look […]