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Sins of a Solar Empire at PAX 2008

Sins of a Solar Empire at PAX 2008

The long awaited expansion for Sins of a Solar Empire is upon us.  SOASE: Entrenchment due to release later this year, and for a lot less than most expansions.  That is because this is one of many “micro expansions” that will be released to supplement the popular strategy game set in space.  And with all […]

Pirates of the Burning Seas @ PAX08

Pirates of the Burning Seas @ PAX08

As I roamed around PAX I came across a booth that was full pirates passing out shirts to those who were playing the demo of their game.  I really wanted the one that said “Support Piracy”, so I ventured over to the table to take a test spin.  Flying Labs was the name of the […]

Final Fantasy IV Revisited

Final Fantasy IV Revisited

There was once a time when RPG’s didn’t have flashy cinematics, real time battles, and overly clichéd plots. There was a game that was innovative for improving the turn based formula, giving a story like none have ever seen, and a translation none would want to see again. Of course, I am talking about Final […]

WoW: A Multitude of AddOns

Many hardcore Warcraft gamers use add-ons.* Basically, they make it possible to rearrange things for ease of use and to make your interface much less cluttered.* There are bars that make all your buttons 1/4 smaller than original, letting you fit more buttons into a smaller area.* There is an add-on called Necrosis, which is […]

Video Game Safety Rules (for Parents)

Video Game Safety Rules (for Parents)

Parents are always concerned about the well being of their offspring. Video games and the internet are good as well as bad. In order for gaming and the internet to be positive experiences you need to set rules that will protect your child and take certain steps to ensure your child is safe. As a […]

Batman, Soul Calibur, and Final Fantasy (Oh My!)

Wow! It’s been awhile since I’ve been here. I plan on doing one of these every Monday, Wednesday and Friday/Saturday (depends on how busy on those two days I am). I read about EA that they passed on a Dark Knight (the new Batman movie) license. Allegedly, the game was already in development. There’s a […]

Lost Odyssey and Good Game Design/Bad Game Design

So I’ve been trudging at Lost Odyssey for the last two months because the story keeps me interested, but they do so many stupid mistakes with combat that I can’t play it for more than an hour at a time. Today we are going to talk about good game design and BAD game design. Good: […]

WoW: Bring on the Lich King!

WoW: Bring on the Lich King!

It has been over a year and a half since the release of The Burning Crusade.  The day when we got a whole new world to explore called Outlands, the day when our level cap went up to 70.  New monsters, new gear, new races, and new professions.  But after only a year, the world […]

WoW Made Easy: A Quick Guide to Professions

WoW Made Easy: A Quick Guide to Professions

  Below are the best combination’s for maximum results with professions available in World of Warcraft.  I will do a follow-up on Jewelcrafting in the near future.  So follow these guidelines and keep an eye on the auction house on your server to find out what is selling and what is not.  There is always […]

WoW Made Easy: World Maps

WoW Made Easy: World Maps

I absolutely hate trying to complete a quest, and not even know how to get where I’m going.  You can Google the quest, but it shows you a map of where it happens, not how to get there or even surrounding areas that might give you a clue as how to get there.  So I […]

Square Enix dropped the bomb. So long Sony

People HATE it when I am right. Two years ago I said FFXIII would sooner or later be ported to the 360. Well look what happened? It just got announced for a 360 release. Am I surprised? No. Sony has done a dismal job with the PS3 and the only thing that saved it from […]

If Jack Thompson Gets Buried, We’re F**ked

I read today that Jack Thompson, the most hated man in the video game industry, may not be practicing law in the state of Florida. If that happens, expect it to be VERY hard for him to get an out of state license for anything. I hate the guy, don’t get me wrong, I’ve torn […]

GameFly Review (Is it right for you?)

GameFly Review (Is it right for you?)

Receiving movies in the mail has rapidly gained popularity over the last few years. Once seemingly impossible, movie fans now make a list of movies they want to see and get them in the mail once those movies become available. It seems so long ago that I trekked to the store and dealt with rain […]

They’re Remaking Chrono Trigger? The Wrath’s Future.

Wow, Square Enix is remaking Chrono Trigger, what a shocker. Why am I not surprised you ask? Because SE only makes money off sequels, it’s like Capcom in the mid 90’s when you think about it. Their developers can’t create a new video game franchise even if they had the best tools at their disposal. They basically […]

WoW Made Easy: A Warcraft Chat Cheat Sheet

WoW Made Easy: A Warcraft Chat Cheat Sheet

I was scouting around on a way to make chat commands a little more simple to understand. On my venture, I came across a website called ILoveJackDaniels.com and found a nice little gem. The good folks there have created a WoW Cheat Sheet for those who haven’t quite figured out the whole chat scene. When […]

Something’s rotten in the state of EGM

I didn’t want to post my thoughts on this until I got some more info, but unfortunatly scuttlebutt is hard on the subject. If you didn’t hear the news, Dan Hsu, former EIC of Electonic Gaming Monthly stepped down citing that he was pretty much burnt out and needed a vacation. He wasn’t EIC when […]

WoW: Grinding vs. Questing part 1

WoW: Grinding vs. Questing part 1

A question almost as old as WoW itself…  What is the best and fastest way to level my character?  Now, anyone you ask is going to tell you one of two things: “Grinding is the best way” or “The fastest way is Questing”.  I’m here to tell you they are both right. Anyone who plays […]

WoW Made Easy: Locations for Hard-to-Find/Easy-to-Sell Items

WoW Made Easy: Locations for Hard-to-Find/Easy-to-Sell Items

  Okay ladies and gents. Here’s a follow up on my last WoW blog. I told you that Warcraft is all about supply and demand if you are after the big money. Now here’s a few distributors for you to check out. But remember, the secret is to only put one or two of each […]

WoW Made Easy: Use the Auction House like eBay.

WoW Made Easy: Use the Auction House like eBay.

Every player knows the best place to get gear really quick is at the auction house. Sure, sometimes you’ll end up paying more for it, but if you need it in a hurry that’s the price you pay. Now, I’ll show you how to turn the tables and make large amounts of gold by selling […]

WoW: Grinding vs. Questing part 2

WoW: Grinding vs. Questing part 2

In my last article I discussed the differences between Questing and Grinding to get to level 70. Both have been claimed as the fastest way to level your character. Each one has as many followers as the other. I pride myself on being unbiased. I have used both methods to get to the top many times, and have found […]