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Getting ready for Fantasy Football Week 1

I am looking forward to the start of the NFL season this week and am excited to see how my team does. Here is my lineup for the first week’s games: I dropped the kicker I drafted, Matt Prater, because he is suspended for the first few weeks of the season. Apparently he drinks too

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A Hobbits Journey 2014-09-02 22:40:24

A journey through Middle Earth as a Minstrel can be quite an adventure.  This new video series will explore the many aspects of the mini class, as well as my kinship’s may Role Playing adventures we partake in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJhejQz5Db0Filed under: The Bards Delight Tagged: gaming, lotro, Vlogging

 
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Once were smokers

In early 2009 when we found out that we were having a child, the first and most likely hardest task for me was giving up smoking. I’d been smoking since about 1994/5 it was a mammoth task that I ultimately achieved via a long drawn out process. I find it funny when people tell me […]

 
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PAX Day 2: Gigantic, Dreadnought, and Dynasty..er…Hyrule Warriors

Published on September 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Despite having four days to potentially scour PAX, I find that there is far too much to truly experience in that time so I had to be a little selective. Much as I would love to be playing Heroes of the Storm I pointedly chose not to spend much time at …

 
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Steed of Bounty

Supergirl rides the Steed of Bounty

Hello again! It is time for Farmer’s Faire 2014 and a new steed!

Do I like Farmer’s Faire? On the one hand, it is a fun festival, one of my favorites, and fairly well laid out with good activities. On the other hand, the "golden egg" (for hidden deed) acquire rate seemed to have not improved since the first Farmer’s Faire and the "Fishy, very Fishy" quest

 
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Titles ‘R Important

Published on September 2, 2014 by in General

There are a few blog pieces going around explaining the reason behind their respective blog names, which I love.  Thinking Play pointed out a few blogs and delivered analysis of them, including yours truly: “Bio Break – It’s a common … Continue reading

 
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The Dead Marshes

I logged on to the Bullroarer test server today for about forty five minutes before it closed. So I got a brief look at Update 14.2 for LOTRO and managed to travel to the Dead Marches, which is the new area that’s been added to the game.  The beta build of the update also has some GUI

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LOTRO: Jimmy Riddle

Another Riddle!  So what is Jimmy’s Riddle…aha.. nothing to do with Jimmy or James it is Cockney Rhyming slang for going for a ‘piddle‘…need I explain more? Caritasbrønden (Caritas Well) – Statius Otto, commissioned by Christian IV in 1608 Quincy Hunt took this photo…nice travel guides It was at some point raised high and ‘corked’ so the […]

 
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And Then I Totally Binged on Pokemon…

Raptr sends me a report every Monday telling me how many hours of video games they tracked me playing the previous week.  When yesterday’s report indicated I had played less than two hours in the last week of August, I should have been quite skeptical.  It had me playing an hour and ten minutes with […]

 
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“I am gamer.”

Those words come at a strange time. For lack of a more pleasant description, August was a fucking nightmare for gamers, gaming, and game culture. I don’t have a rant about journalism to give you. I don’t want to be yet another hype man for the thought-provoking and quite interesting Sarkeesian videos. If you are […]

 
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Passion for Pixels: Ep 13 – Riveting Retro Racers

Passion For Pixels is back from summer holidays! In this episode we catch up on what we’ve been playing the last couple of months, before we delve into our main topic: classic racing games.

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Unreasonable expectations

Published on September 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized
Right out of the “gamers are not very nice people” corner comes the Steam Review Watch, a blog where somebody collects the scathing critiques that games get on Steam together with the amount of time the reviewer spent playing that game. My favorite is the “Worst game I’ve every played” from the guy who played said game for 907 hours.
We have to consider two possibilities here. Either the people say the truth, or they lie. If they say the truth, and this really is the worst game ever, one has to wonder why it took that person 907 hours to find out. If he played the game for 20 hours per week, it took him nearly a year to realize that he hated the game! So the more likely explanation is that the reviewer lied. He did in fact have a lot of fun with this game, and played it every day for a long time because he liked it so much. And after 900 hours of the same game he kind of got bored. And he blamed the game for that, and decided to get revenge by posting a bad review. Lying is also quite likely the explanation for the review saying “2ez… finnished it in under 30mins” after spending 2,381 hours on the game.
I don’t know how much these players paid for those game, but I don’t see any games on Steam priced at a level where getting hundreds or thousands of hours of entertainment for your money wouldn’t be a good investment. And if a game is really bad, I don’t see how you couldn’t notice after a relatively short time. Do these people really expect to be entertained for the rest of their lives for a $50 investment or so?

 
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MMOs as a tool for learning?

This article isn’t specifically about roleplaying, but I felt it was interesting enough to merit discussion here. What the article discusses is a study by some Swedish scientists that shows children can improve their performance in school by playing video games, especially when it comes to language skills and vocabulary, and that of all video […]

 
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What I’m Playing This Week

Another long weekend, another few days full of games! Here’s what I’ve been playing recently. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune I never got into many games on the PS3 though I did own the whole Uncharted series, which sat unopened on a … Continue reading

 
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Post Blaugust Era – September Preview

Funny thing about habits is that you miss them when you aren’t doing them (I quit smoking over two years ago). That is the way I felt when I missed what would have been my 32nd consecutive post. Much like hitting the gym, a day of rest is a good idea now and again. OF course, […]

 
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The Favorites of Selune – Skin Deep – Session 1

Published on September 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

I’d like to start this post with a special thanks to Stubborn from Sheep the Diamond, without whose creative input this new adventure would not have been possible.In the previous session we finished Madness at Gardmore Abbey. The Favorites of Selune ha…

 
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Recovering from PAX Prime

Published on September 2, 2014 by in General

I am bushed. I flew back home last night after five days in Seattle for PAX Prime, and it was a relief to be back in familiar environs and to see my family.  I do like going on trips, but … Continue reading

 
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Lightning Strikes

Anniversary Events For the last few weeks there have been a truly silly number of events going on in Final Fantasy XIV to commemorate the first anniversary.  To some extent this game is a bit of an aberration.  No where else is a game allowed to fail miserably, and then rebuilt from the ground up […]

 
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Financial Report – August 2014

Published on September 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Financial report for the month of August 2014 (last month). Trade oriented since trading is how I make virtually all of my ISK.I buy and sell faction/deadspace mods, ships, skill-books and implants with an army of 24 traders covering 19 regions in most…

 
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Time

Yes, it isn’t too late!I’ve been a bit quiet on the #10Years10Questions front in the last week or so, but with the start of the month it is time for one last push for people to take part in the Survey I’ll be using to create a series of Podcasts to cel…

 
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