And The Universe Said I Love You
“And the universe said I love you.” Seven words that will never fail to prickle tears in my eyes, the overwhelming sense of truth and serenity in that statement will never not shake me to my core. In a good way.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Memories
With the announcement that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 are going to be remade, I got hit with a tidal wave of nostalgia. Upon hearing the news and browsing the world of Twitter, it appeared that I wasn’t the only one.
The Infinite Escape
The irony here is that one of the things I love doing most to erase stress and re-balance myself is writing...and here I am writing about it! However, it's not just any writing that I use to accomplish this; it's writing adventures for my table-top pen and paper gaming group that I've found is one of the most effective ways to eliminate stress. I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons and other similar tabletop games for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I am using the term playing loosely, as I have almost always been the one running the game. This means I can send the players on adventures using pre-made adventure modules... or, I can create my own custom adventures tailored to my exact liking. I often choose the latter.
Why Do I Suck at Apex Legends? (Tips & Guide) 2021
Do you suck at Apex legends? Do you die with in the first 30 seconds of a match? Do you wish you could be better, but don’t know how?
"I'm Not an E-Girl" And Other Lies I've Told While Playing League of Legends
#1 - "My name is Mike." Guys, I don't think you understand: I am totally blowing my cover, here. When I first started playing League of Legends, I chose the name "sleepymk." I would play duo games with my boyfriend which would often go (relatively) seamlessly. (I'm a Nami OTP and I will heal you for days, let me tell you.)
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla — Exploring the 10 main locations in England
If you've played the latest version of the Assassin's Creed anthology, you will have probably enjoyed exploring familiar towns and cities throughout England as our favourite drengr, Eivor. But have you wondered about the names of these places and how much influence the Vikings, Romans and Anglo-Saxons actually had through invading and settling in Britannia?
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One Month Later, And Here’s Why I’m Even More Obsessed with Humble Bundle’s Choice Model!
Through that process, I found a community in gaming that helped me give back to charities important to me. That company is Humble Bundle! In case you aren't yet familiar with Humble Bundle, they are a company that sells video games, ebooks, software, and other digital content with a significant focus on supporting various charities in the process. Their goal is to make gaming affordable to everyone and support a good cause while doing so! Both of those things are very important to me. Last month, I got to try out Humble Bundle's "Pay What You Want" feature.
ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery): How 15,000 Lines of Code Changed RPGs
Life hasn't been the most exciting lately. I love to travel, so naturally, the shutdown that brought 2020 to a halt has forced me to take up, well, less-preferred means of adventuring. One such method is to explore the open worlds of video games that were ideated before I was born.
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Roleplaying the Real Me
We spend most of our lives wrapped up in the concept of who we are supposed to be. Acting as expected, and never straying from the course. As a woman, I’m expected to sit down, and shut up. I’m supposed to be meek, and well mannered. Never raise my voice, and always say please and thank you. I’m supposed to dress nice and smell good. Never cuss or fight back. I’m supposed to fit into this mold of how women are meant to be. A mold that society has spent decades upon decades crafting.
Pressing the Button
Since before I was even able to read the instructions to various tabletop or video games, I knew how to play them. When I was too young to communicate with the people around me, and the dinner table conversations of politics and the economy constantly flew over my head, I would interact with the worlds that made perfect sense to me: the interactive worlds of a shared make-believe. Little did my parents know, and little did I know being as little as I was, what a large part of my life this would become. Listen, I could type a summary about how video games and tabletop role play games are just a great pass time, how it is simple mindless fun, and I could tell you that it is a hobby as simple as any other; but it is not that simple and matter-of-fact. This art form that is rarely taken seriously, these shared experiences among nerds across the world, they help shape their lives. Personally, I can respect a page turning novel, a thought-provoking film, or the passion behind a sport, but none of them struck the same chord with me the way the games did. At first, I was drawn into these games by their inspired settings, fantastic characters, and the artistic designs that brought them together; each game you could tell something about its message and audience just by watching their trailers online. What soundtrack did the artists create? What hero do the developers want me to play? Is this the next investment I want to make in my hobby? When I would walk into my local game store and purchase a game, I assumed that I was buying an interactive movie, but really I was helping crowdfund a community. But what makes these games so important to our community? What is it that takes this beyond being just a movie that has buttons attached to it?
I create worlds. Bold statement I know, but very true. I paint mountains and rivers onto the landscape. I grow forests and savannas in the spaces between. I raise towns and cities, and I populate them with folk of all kinds. And I dig dungeons, placing traps and hazards for any self proclaimed hero that might happen along. I am a Dungeon Master, a Games Master, a Storyteller, and many other names describing the same thing. I play tabletop roleplaying games. I collect them. I even design them, though I’ll admit that I haven’t publicly published any as of yet. I am a gamer, and that is my passion.
Sachin Tendulkar Biography: From Man to God
Sachin Tendulkar Cricket journey started when he was introduced to the game by his elder brother Ajit Tendulkar, He then started playing regularly for a local cricket team at Bandra (East) where his talent was noted by the renowned Mumbai coach Ramakant Achrekar.
Alpha Centauri Quotes: Human Hive
In my last post, I talked about Alpha Centauri: an awesome game about the various factions of the survivors of an apocalypse on Earth forming various nations based around different ideologies and working to come out on top while trying to avoid the flaws of Earth in the past. One of the greatest things about Alpha Centauri that I forgot to mention, however, is the quotes. These quotes from the leaders of each faction usually point out the depth of each of their belief systems as well as the flaws too. Here, I can present the quotes of each leader and provide my interpretation of each one. Here, I can start with the collectivist ideology of Chairman Sheng-ji Yang and the quotes on how he describes the Human Hive, his particular faction, and give my own personal interpretation. Feel free to add your own interpretation in the comments if you wish:
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Review
This is a spoiler free review. I've been a fan of the Monster Hunter series for a long time, dating all the way back to the PlayStation 2 era, where I, as a child, was in awe of the ferocious monsters, and always a bit frustrated that I struggled to fight them efficiently. Now, as an adult, with my first ever fully completed Monster Hunter game being Monster Hunter World, I can safely say that I'm addicted to the franchise, and I'm always craving more.
The Last of Us, part 2
The Last of Us Part Two is an interesting gaming series, not because of how good it is but, the opposite. Both games brought about controversy, support for gays in gaming, pushing strong women in gaming, etc ... If you ask anyone around they’ll tell you how the second one is a complete mess, an incoherent story, with too many flashbacks and not worth the time to defend this game or even like it. It holds a dubious honor of killing off a fan favorite. These are all points you will hear about. However, ; you won’t hear how both games are the same and are equally below average.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Game
There are plenty of games that are in the 4x games and one of the best is also one of the best bits of interactive science fiction that have ever been created in the history of video gaming history. It is a little game called Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri and it is probably one of the most enlightening works of science fiction up there with Star Trek and the works of Isaac Asimov. I know that sounds like a bold game, but it is the truth and I will fight anyone who disagrees with this claim with any kind of sincerity. It will also open your mind to the beliefs of others and help you understand how the morality of various different human beings can be so different in the world we live in. This may sound like a bold claim to make about a single videogame, but believe me. Alpha Centauri is the kind of life changing game that can truly open your sense of perspective and act more like a mature adult when thinking about the beliefs of others instead of like an edgy know-it-all pretentious teenager like how most people tend to treat differing beliefs or any kind of criticism of their ideals nowadays.
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