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— May 2012 Archive —

When Diablo 3 launched, I wasn’t a fan. I was hoping for a real sequel to Diablo II in more than just lore and the very broadest of brush strokes, but that’s not what Blizzard delivered and I found it hard to adjust. I was anticipating a game with endless […]

This will probably be my last TGIF post for a while. I do these mostly for myself and at this point, week after week of nothing much to report is just boring me. I can’t begin to imagine how dull the posts are for others! I might start ’em up […]

I’ve been doing “TGIF” gaming summaries here at Dragonchasers for a few weeks now, and I often rough them out on Thursdays since not much is going to change between Thursday night and Friday evening. So I was checking my Raptr profile and it shows that in the last week […]

Runic Games is running a Torchlight 2 stress test this weekend and I was lucky enough to get an invite. I already have TL2 pre-ordered, mind you. I’ve been waiting for this game with the same kind of anticipation many of my friends have been waiting for Diablo 3. The […]

One of the biggest challenges of being part of a global gamer community based on social networks is existing in such a huge ‘hive-mind’ without losing your identity. Definition of hive-mind in this context: The majority opinion of the influencers in my social graph. The hive-mind that I experience is […]

Whoa, almost forgot this. Still boring… Purchases This Week Almost got through the week unscathed, but just today I bought Crusader Kings II for $10 during an Impluse “Flash Sale”. I blame Chris. Played This Week So here’s an interesting thing. I use Raptr to track my time. If I […]

Hello again, new bloggers! You thought I’d forgotten you, eh? Not so, not so… So by now you’ve got your blog going and you’ve hopefully found a writing frequency that fits your schedule. Now maybe you’re wondering how to attract readers. Well, I can’t tell you. I’ve been writing Dragonchasers […]

I’m in a really lousy mood today, and it’s all because of Diablo 3. Though it isn’t Diablo 3’s fault. Diablo 3, in case you didn’t know, is a video game. You’d be forgiven if you thought it was a cure for cancer or the key to world peace, because […]

So as you probably know, Funcom’s new MMO, The Secret World, is having an NDA-free beta weekend. I got in via a PAX East give-away and I’ve now had a wee bit of time to play. Here’re my thoughts based on the first hour or two of play. TSW makes […]

TERA is having more staying power with me than I expected it to, honestly. So another boring wrap-up. Purchases This Week Nothing! Wait, I lie… I bought Ascension for the iPad for 99 cents. Played This Week Last Friday was our first Guild Wars: Eye of the North session and […]