Yesterday Blizzard released the new Zenyatta figma figure for pre-order.
The happier times.⠀
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Game with the best cut scenes
World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s cinematics team is right up there, quality-wise, with the folks at ILM.
Ganon, the infamous enemy of Hyrule.
It’s not Link. It’s actually Samus Aran, the bounty hunter of the Metroid series.
Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in
Right now, I’d have to go with MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Game). I’ve got multiple subs to some decently well-known ones and rotate as games are retired.
Game with the best story
This changes over time, but currently, it’s Ori And The Blind Forrest.
A game sequel which disappointed you
I’d say Gears of War 3 comes closest to disappointing because, while it had a pretty decent story, it needed a bit more length to let it breathe.
Game you think had the best graphics or art style
The Borderlands series. That shading style was not new when the first Borderlands game was released, but it’s really a stylistic mark of all the Borderlands games, even the game from Telltale Games.
That’s all for now. The fourth, and final part of this series is soon to come. Stay tuned!
The $15 “Survival” expansion to 2016’s second most-intense emotional rollercoaster, The Division, seems to be a very good addition to the game. Emphasis on “seems to be,” because I can only extend so much praise to a clever but brutal game mode that keeps killing me. Read more…
I’ve seen some play-through video of this expansion, and this review definitely makes me lean more towards getting this particular content. Sure, it’s brutal, but it’s not unreasonably so. It also doesn’t appear to be as complex and “without any hints” as survival Minecraft is.
On my mind: Blizzcon.
This conference is a nearly annual event staged by Blizzard, who make some of the most popular PC games. It’s all about celebrating them and the fans like me.
There’s usually some news given about upcoming updates or expansions, panels with questions and answers, game demo stations, and even pro gaming tournaments.
There’s also a bit of pin trading action, but I’m not sure how serious I am about that. If I get some pins, cool, but it seems like some time-consuming work to get all the new pins. For me, if it’s a choice between a line for making an “official” trade of a pin and a panel, I’m going to the panel.
This year, since the game that’s closer to its first release, Overwatch, is in its beta testing stage, I’m expecting more information for it to be released. Starcraft II has its last expansion out this month, and World of Warcraft’s Legion is not super close, but it’s close enough that perhaps not much more than perhaps a gameplay demo might be up, along with panels, but that’s still worth a look.
When I was initially composing this, I nearly forgot the most important, and memorable part: meeting up with, and hanging out with friends. Sure, that’s a highlight of most cons, but especially so for Blizzcon. You know that you’re not just fans of games in general, but that you’re fans specifically of Blizzard. After all, you’re going to see nothing but events, panels, demos, and merchandise that supports the franchise games of Blizzard. Making new friends as well as renewing current friendships, sometimes while unwinding between panels, or at the end of the show floor hours, are really good times to remember.
Those times approach again. Am I prepared? Maybe (say nothing, Illidan!)
Super Mario Brothers. It was, I think, the first video game I remember staying up really late while playing.
Even though I knew shortcuts to skip levels, warp zones, I was determined to play through every one of its 8 levels.
We (my brothers and I) had received that, as part of the deluxe Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) as a Christmas present, nearly 28 years ago. Before receiving this version, I’d only ever played this game for short periods of time at video game arcades, which I didn’t spend a lot of time in, before receiving the home version. Our parents were definitely more focused on our academic endeavors.
I was more excited to play this game than any other game I’d ever played up to this point, and I’d played a lot since our family also had an Atari 2600 system, with a healthy library. The NES really cemented my own lifelong love of video games.
I knew, even then, that this is something I’d be able to enjoy for a very long time, and even back then, I could not even consider that there would be a time I would not enjoy playing games. I still can’t imagine it.
There are, however, some games with the brothers Mario I have yet to experience. That’s mostly due to a few games being on my plate, as well as the hefty time investment it takes to finish current incarnations. Heck, I still have yet to complete Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii.
Mario Brothers games are also not the only franchise of games I lament being “behind” on. A franchise with another princess, whose name starts with Z, also challenge me to play, and I’m sad, being woefully behind. I would need a 3DS system to work on catching up there. Someday…someday…
It was Super Bowl Sunday. I think I spent very little of it thinking about the game at all. I am not a football fan, although I do understand how the game itself works. Not having a local franchise, and having not 1, but 2 franchises leave the area during one’s lifetime has something to do with that. I have hope that the stadium under construction will change that, but it’ll be quite some time before any future team (returning or new) will be playing in my neck of the woods.
What did I do instead? It was not involving traditional television. I did a couple things, at the same time. I played WoW, working on one of the newest in-game professions: archaeology. The second, was I “tuned” into a live stream on Twitch, a bit for background, and also for something interesting during the somewhat tediuous grind of scanning dig sites.
A few streams I caught during the day:
- http://www.twitch.tv/kylelandrypiano – musician and composer. Kyle plays piano, sometimes taking suggestions from viewers. Mostly game music being played, but some classical.
- http://www.twitch.tv/gamej06 – Big Jon plays classic platform-style games and is pretty chill. Today he wrapped up his 18k follower celebration show
- (as I type this) http://www.twitch.tv/monstercat – Monstercat is a music label that has stream-friendly music available for use on Twitch (since Twitch will mute the audio of recorded streams just like YouTube does when licensed music is played, this is a pretty popular label.) They’re streaming mostly EDM currently.
Back to the game, though. I have purpose in what I am doing in-game. I’m rather serious in working on adding to my account’s riding mount collection. Archaeology is actually one of the professions that has mounts available as some of its “projects”. There’s a random chance that the next one for specific types of artifacts will be for one of the mounts. My current target is a blue mount that’s a giant bug, which is summoned by an ancient scepter.
The choice of priority is not random. Years ago, I wanted a black version of this mount, but that one was time-limited, and only those able to play on a realm where the event that it is associated with not yet complete would have a chance to obtain it. Truly a legendary item.
This mount is surely a nod to those, like me, who had a fondness for Ahn Quiraj, but couldn’t be the Scarab Lord (the title awarded to those players) or level a character on a new realm that still had the event on it.
Also, I usually take my time going through the commercials since they’re usually available online for a while.
Super Bowl… blog about it. Are you watching? Ignoring? Just reviewing the cool advertisements? What are you doing today?
The first episode of the second season doesn’t waste any time hitting you with some slightly jarring impact points. The ride has begun to swing into high gear for Clementine, who we control at the start of this season.
The wait for the second episode will seem nearly as long as the wait until March for fans of the struggles going on in Westeros (OK, slight exaggeration…)
Some people might wait for all the episodes to be released and power through it like I did the first season. Not me.
My authentic japanese name is çŒ¿æ¸¡ Saruwatari (monkey on a crossing bridge) ç±çœŸ Kazuma (take part in reality).
Interesting. I kinda like the feel of Kazuma.
And….once I got the order right (I think.):
坂本 Sakamoto (book of the hill) 国海 Kuniumi (country ocean).
It’s been quite a while since I went on a long trip. The last out-of-state trip I took was last summer’s family trip to Vegas, but the last multi-state trip I was on was nearly a decade ago. Vegas is a decent hop from Southern California, but I’ve been thinking a longer trip would be fun. I’ve yet to really experience the east coast of this country, so that would be a trip I’d like to plan out and go on for a long vacation. How do I get there?
It would be a super long drive and perhaps an RV rental would be fun, but I’d likely be taking a solo trip, so a train trip or flight is what I’m thinking. I don’t mind flying, but I’ve never been on a cross-country train ride. That’s what I’d rather travel in for a long trip. What about you?
Would you rather drive across the country in an RV or go by train?