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October 30, 2014

14:39
I like these open world games, like Assassin’s Creed (AC), where I am constantly being pulled away from the main story. They feel most MMO like to me, and I like that. I’ve noticed that in the last two AC games I’ve played (AC3 and AC4), I’ve burnt out mid-way. It seems that the glow […]

Shadow of Mordor Impressions is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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14:18
I bought and played pretty much every version of Civilization there is, from the very first to Civ 5, including spin-offs like Colonization or Alpha Centauri, and even Civilization Revolution. So of...
Source: Tobold
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08:02
A friend recently speculated that he was having trouble getting people to play Hyperborea because the best player tends to win. Hyperborea has some variability between games but a very small amount of uncontrolled randomness. It is not as pure a strategy game as chess or go, but it is far to that side of […]

Best Player Wins? is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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04:46
Back in 2010, as the San Francisco Giants finished their first game in their first appearance in a World Series this decade, I wrote about what a long road it had been as a fan of the team for at least four decades.  There had been lots of good times, I saw many great players, […]
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04:46
Back in 2010, as the San Francisco Giants finished their first game in their first appearance in a World Series this decade, I wrote about what a long road it had been as a fan of the team for at least four decades.  There had been lots of good times, I saw many great players, […]
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00:05
How is gameplay in the Edge of the Mists these days? My experience was a distillation of the WvW experience to almost pure karma-training. There are three zergs of random sizes, each capturing objectives in a spiral, with the occasional overlap or intersection that leads to a one-off fight. There is little to no incentive […]

[GW2] Living on the Edge is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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October 29, 2014

23:11
I like Oliver Campbell.  As far as #GamerGaters go, he’s a moderate, reasonable guy, and he comes at the topic of ethics in games journalism with relative experience and logic
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18:00
I was late to the Roman slaughter on Friday night as the Reaver extraction operation from Insmother took longer than expected… which is pretty much how every op in EVE Online works.  What will happen if we deploy somewhere even further away? Anyway, I showed up to find matches in progress, with Mattman and Loghound […]
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18:00
I was late to the Roman slaughter on Friday night as the Reaver extraction operation from Insmother took longer than expected… which is pretty much how every op in EVE Online works.  What will happen if we deploy somewhere even further away? Anyway, I showed up to find matches in progress, with Mattman and Loghound […]
Categories: Bloggers

October 28, 2014

19:00
Back in June, with the summer hiatus of the instance group looming, I embarked on a project.  I was going to finish up quests in Azeroth in pursuit of the Loremaster achievement.  And I was going to attempt to do it with characters that were at the appropriate level for the zones being run. The […]
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19:00
Back in June, with the summer hiatus of the instance group looming, I embarked on a project.  I was going to finish up quests in Azeroth in pursuit of the Loremaster achievement.  And I was going to attempt to do it with characters that were at the appropriate level for the zones being run. The […]
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07:02
Having played only a few games, Tiny Epic Kingdoms strikes me as Hyperborea writ small: tiny box, fewer pieces, fewer mechanics, shorter playing time, but still a game of building and territorial control with a strong strategic element. I could never play Hyperborea with my non-gamer wife, but she would be happy to play TEK […]

[TT] Tiny Epic Kingdoms is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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October 27, 2014

22:48
Back when City of Heroes was live, my supergroup made an alternate guild on another server. Everyone used the huge model, as small as possible, dressed to look pudgy, with animal ears, and in a bright color. Everyone took super jump. Everyone had a name with some variation on “gummy bear.” Oh, the joys of […]

[CoX] Bouncing Here and There and Everywhere is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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18:00
Somebody once opined that moon mining was a “risk-free” source of income.  The tower just sits there and harvests the moon goo and all you have to do is drive by in your hauler once in a while to pick it up.  Practically free money. I was reminded of that post as we roamed around […]
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18:00
Somebody once opined that moon mining was a “risk-free” source of income.  The tower just sits there and harvests the moon goo and all you have to do is drive by in your hauler once in a while to pick it up.  Practically free money. I was reminded of that post as we roamed around […]
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05:53
So, wow, where did the time go? I certainly didn't mean to ignore this site for so long, but it just kinda happened. Hopefully someone still checks the site on occasion, or has me in their RSS reader. :) Let's play a little game of "catchup with Brian" shall we?

Post copyright Brian 'Psychochild' Green. Visit the post to participate in the comments: I’m not dead, just really busy

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03:27
I was enthusiastic about Kickstarter projects a while ago, but I have recently been seeing fewer that excite me. What has been exciting recently is the arrival of things I backed a while ago. My Tinker Dice arrived last week (the d6s look especially good, but I now covet the copper ones, having seen how […]

Kickfinish is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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October 26, 2014

22:22
Apparently an AFK CFC titan was ejected from a POS and ended up 200+ km out of the shields.  There is speculation that this was because somebody changed the password, but details are uncertain at this point. Black Legion dropped on the titan and then we dropped on Black Legion.  They won the ISK war […]
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22:22
Apparently an AFK CFC titan was ejected from a POS and ended up 200+ km out of the shields.  There is speculation that this was because somebody changed the password, but details are uncertain at this point. Black Legion dropped on the titan and then we dropped on Black Legion.  They won the ISK war […]
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20:34
Sometime last week, someone asked me in a comment here why I’ve been devoting so much time and energy to #Gamergate here on a blog that should be talking about
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12:11
I've been playing Destiny quite casually in the last few weeks. Log on, take a bounty to do some patrol missions, do the patrols, log off again. That was the kind of relaxed gameplay I liked, and I...
Source: Tobold
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06:04
Do we have a term like “MOBA” for Diablo clones yet? “Action RPG” feels too broad. I think we’ve settled on “Diablo clones,” even if that is a bit pejorative. There are quite a few games like Titan Quest, Torchlight, or Marvel Heroes that are Diablo II plus or minus x percent. Personally, after Diablo […]

Quick Reviews: Diablo Clones is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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October 25, 2014

09:25
I am not a native English speaker. And apart from the time spent on the internet or watching TV in English, I don't live in an English-speaking environment. Thus my vocabulary might not always be...
Source: Tobold
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04:06
Actually, none of it really was, because it never really actually is.  But it does highlight that ActuallyEthics is my new favorite Tumblr. This developer tells GamerGate that “You are Not My
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October 24, 2014

18:00
We decided to get our collective act together and get into the game so as to get used to the new realities of WoW 6.0. And we tried. However, due to authenticator problems, bronchitis, and a previous engagement, only Potshot and I ended up in game last Saturday night. Such is life. We decided that, […]
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18:00
We decided to get our collective act together and get into the game so as to get used to the new realities of WoW 6.0. And we tried. However, due to authenticator problems, bronchitis, and a previous engagement, only Potshot and I ended up in game last Saturday night. Such is life. We decided that, […]
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October 23, 2014

19:00
The big, pre-Phoebe alliance update was posted yesterday addressing the new order in sovereign null sec.  Since the CFC is as riddled with spies as any other organization in New Eden, updates from The Mittani get posted directly over at The Mittani dot com, saving people the trouble of stealing/distributing them and generating some ad […]
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19:00
The big, pre-Phoebe alliance update was posted yesterday addressing the new order in sovereign null sec.  Since the CFC is as riddled with spies as any other organization in New Eden, updates from The Mittani get posted directly over at The Mittani dot com, saving people the trouble of stealing/distributing them and generating some ad […]
Categories: Bloggers
05:58
ArcheAge is turning out to be a rather poor use of $162: the game is being undermined by catastrophic security flaws, with no less than ten kinds of hacks running rampant at this time.  While...
Source: Geldon
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01:10
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article shaming the press for basically ignoring GamerGate.  I was not alone, with Frank Cifaldi being one notable example who made literally
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October 22, 2014

17:00
We formed up again on Friday night for another round of Roman mayhem.  We had done a couple weeks of river crossing battles and it seemed like time to try something new.  I opted not to form the game up so somebody else could decide which skirmish scenario we were going to try.  Loghound was […]
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17:00
We formed up again on Friday night for another round of Roman mayhem.  We had done a couple weeks of river crossing battles and it seemed like time to try something new.  I opted not to form the game up so somebody else could decide which skirmish scenario we were going to try.  Loghound was […]
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15:06
A wash of orange and green has taken over ruined Lion’s Arch. Accents of the Bloody Prince’s red also sparkle here and there. The content is pretty much the same as last year. Yet, you’d think the Easter Bunny had a hand here because the biggest change to this year’s Guild Wars 2 Halloween festival […]

[GW2] Orange Halloween is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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08:38
This week the gaming news are full of yet another death threat story. Only this time it was a man who received the threat, Gabe Newell. And the threat wasn't made anonymously, but by a game developer...
Source: Tobold
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October 21, 2014

22:14
About a month ago, I wrote a post about Milo that, by happenstance, discussed a lawsuit in Brad Wardell’s past.  At the time, it didn’t catch fire.  Simply put, no one cared.  I
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20:21
Chris Kluwe, who continues to be one of my favorite people in the universe, has a very vitriol-laced take on the situation: Thus, when I see an article titled “Gamers
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18:00
According to Blizzard the answer to that question is no, guilds should not have levels. We got guild levels as part of the Cataclysm expansion, 25 of them, along with perks to go with those levels.  Those levels were not easy to acquire back then.  During Cataclysm our guild only managed to get to level […]
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18:00
According to Blizzard the answer to that question is no, guilds should not have levels. We got guild levels as part of the Cataclysm expansion, 25 of them, along with perks to go with those levels.  Those levels were not easy to acquire back then.  During Cataclysm our guild only managed to get to level […]
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October 20, 2014

18:00
Well, it was a short visit for me. The highlight of weekend fleet ops up until Saturday evening had been flying around Black Rise to pop a couple of Black Legion faction battleships with DBRB.  I hadn’t been in one of his fleets in ages, and it was good to see that he hasn’t calmed […]
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18:00
Well, it was a short visit for me. The highlight of weekend fleet ops up until Saturday evening had been flying around Black Rise to pop a couple of Black Legion faction battleships with DBRB.  I hadn’t been in one of his fleets in ages, and it was good to see that he hasn’t calmed […]
Categories: Bloggers

October 19, 2014

22:45
Featured review on the Steam page for Eador: Masters of the Broken World: “Eador’s design is worth your time – a testament to its strength.” If you follow the link to the review, you see that is the second half of a sentence. “Despite its often-disastrous implementation…” It seems like a fair assessment. The ideas […]

Selective Quoting is a post from: Kill Ten Rats

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05:58
Yesterday had me perform an experiment.  Scientifically speaking, it was a lousy experiment, with no real control factor and a thousand and one different ways to interpret the results. ...
Source: Geldon
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October 18, 2014

22:30
EVE Vegas is running this weekend.  The one time player driven event that has turned into a CCP sponsored affair, complete with a keynote speech full of new treats. CCP Seagull kicked things off with a theme and overview of how CCP is looking at the upcoming changes.  The idea is that CCP wants to […]
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22:30
EVE Vegas is running this weekend.  The one time player driven event that has turned into a CCP sponsored affair, complete with a keynote speech full of new treats. CCP Seagull kicked things off with a theme and overview of how CCP is looking at the upcoming changes.  The idea is that CCP wants to […]
Categories: Bloggers
07:54
Azuriel argues that things contain a mythical factor called "quality", that reviews should somehow reflect that mythical quality, and that consumers are all idiots because they rarely choose the best...
Source: Tobold
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October 17, 2014

18:00
When it comes to watching gaming related videos on YouTube, I must admit that I do not have much patience.  Small screen video, bad audio commentary, and a general inability to grab and hold the interest of any viewer not captivated by shiny colors and an overbearing sound track pushes me to reject just about […]
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18:00
When it comes to watching gaming related videos on YouTube, I must admit that I do not have much patience.  Small screen video, bad audio commentary, and a general inability to grab and hold the interest of any viewer not captivated by shiny colors and an overbearing sound track pushes me to reject just about […]
Categories: Bloggers
10:59
I am generally interested in MMORPGs which have a strong virtual world element, where I can have my own property with actual activities, and where there is a player-run economy with crafting. Given...
Source: Tobold
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04:01
Someone used the term #Gatesplaining in twitter today.  This is a term that really needs to catch on.  But now, onto other links! Want to read a timeline of the
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October 16, 2014

19:00
The biggest mistake the devil ever made was agreeing to play God, one on one, on an eight player Total Annihilation map. -Commander Söze Origins In the beginning there was Total Annihilation. This was not the first RTS game I played, but it was the first of what I consider the three great games of […]
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