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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition

Yes, yes. I pre-ordered the Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition.  I have all the past collector editions including the one for original "vanilla" WoW so why stop now.  I don't put as much time into the game anymore but I'm just a pathetic completist I guess.

At least you get this cool card back for Hearthstone too.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Crawl is Out

Crawl is officially released on Steam.  I was super excited for this game.  It's a unique multiplayer dungeon crawl game buy an Australian company called Powerhoof.  One player is the hero and the others control the traps and monsters.  Whomever kills the hero gets to become him. You continue fighting through the dungeon until you reach and defeat the boss.  Whatever player escapes the dungeon as the hero wins!

While you're a hero you can gather treasure and purchase gear.  While you're a ghost you can evolve your monsters.  It's a super incredible game idea. 

However like so many great ideas it's just on the cusp awesome but not quite there.  The huge flaw in the design is that the 4 player multiplayer is from one PC.  That's right, no network or online support.  All player must be playing from the same PC.  I personally have no way for 3 other people to play a game on my PC with me and I doubt others do either.

It is an early access game so the support could be coming in the future.  So there is still hope.  Even so the game has bots to fill the empty human stops and is super fun.  Certainly still worth $10 easily.  GO GET IT!.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Why are you not buying this on Steam right now?  It's incredible!  Why are you still reading this?  GO!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Stomping Lands

This certainly looks interesting.  The Stomping Lands. It kind of seems like a cross between Carnivores, Rust, and little bit of Turok.  So you try to hunt and survive in a dino / tribal world.  Apparently it has gotten Steam greenlight but I can only find it on the Steam web site, not the app.  Definitely something I'm going to keep my eye on.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Fine, fine, fine.  I've finally folded and created a Twitch account.  Not really planning on posting videos at this time.  I would need a new PC before any of that could happen.  However I really I do enjoy watching Force Strategy Games so I popped over there and watched him play the new Everquest Next Landmark alpha.  Pretty interesting stuff.  Generally Force seems like an intelligent and fair guy.  He speaks clearly and with manners and respect which is a rare thing on the net.  A link to Force and my Twitch below.

Force Strategy Games

Chad's Twitch Profile

Friday, January 31, 2014

Quick $0.02

Today's Quick $0.02 is regarding a game I saw called The Floor is Jelly.  An ironically named game where the floor is jelly. I've never played this nor do I really plan to because the design looks awfully basic.  Just watching the video I thought of several interesting ways the game could have been improved.

For instance the game allows you to spin the world however in doing so the trees and items on the ground don't react to the rotations.  It's like the floor is stone rather than jelly.  I would have expected them to bend towards gravity which would make things more interesting if not more challenging.

This thought lead me to further see that the wind in the screenshot blows leaves around but not the trees and in blowing the trees it would make the jelly ground ripple and create waves making height timing jumps more difficult.  I think it would have made an interesting dynamic.

Like I said I've not played this game but I really hope that there are things like falling rocks or other events that create ripples and challenges that push the basic design idea a little further.

And that's my $0.02.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cast Off

No, not cast off like set sail.  I got my cast off yesterday.  Of course they replaced it with a splint but at least it's lighter and removable.  I now have daily exercises I'm supposed to do so I can recover my range of motion (which hurt like hell) but I thought they sewed me up with stitches however I can now see they used staples.  Ugh!  Something about seeing metal in your skin is so unnerving

 I worked on Quake 4 and I thought in honor of that I'd got for the basic Strogg look. LOL