Month: December 2017

New Year WRUP

Geez you guys, Dr. S. is gone again it seems. It's like he got his PhD in 'Not Wrupping' amirite.... I'm real funny. And handsome.

Well anyway, hopefully everyone had a good holiday. Mine was good too, thanks for asking. I got to see family and friends and eat way too much food and food related products while imbibing fair quantities of beer and wine and oh, I got to play a bunch of games. I'll tell you about that below.

In a matter of hours we can give a one finger salute to the uhh... year... that was 2017 and as with last week we here at the ol' Twinstiq hope you all have a great New Year celebration. Be safe and to quote Rufus from "Bill and Ted's" -Be excellent to each other.

I think I'll probably just be spending mine playing games because I'm not really feeling the crowds this year. So with that in mind, what's everyone playing?


Greywolfe: i'm playing: let's reinstall the computer. [but also children of the zodiarcs, because i'm scratching my ccg itch. it's not /really/ a ccg, but it is kind of fun.]

Andrew: Fast RMX and Mass Effect 2

Yoda: More Elite for me!!

Truelegendkiller: So much. I'm still making my way though The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. God that game is beautiful and amazing. Still playing Mario Odyssey. I picked up Mario Cart 8 Deluxe and Liz and I have been playing that. She also got me Skyrim Special Edition on Xbox so I've been playing that for fun and messing with what little mods they have. Oh and Cuphead... You know, when it doesn't make me wanna throw a controller out a freaking window!

Scroo: Yeah I've also got a lot on my plate. Christmas was a pretty big game influx with the winter sale going on. Of course I'm still loving the slow paced satisfaction of MudRunner but on top of that I've recently installed Shadow of War. I dislike saying it but, it's been very enjoyable. The nemesis system is improved a lot and the game itself is much more challenging than Shadow of Mordor was. I refuse to support the DLC and lootbox nonsense it wants to shove in my face though. Sniper Elite 4 is also quite good, big maps and lots of stealth game play. But again, loads of DLC that I won't be buying. New PC games in my list include: Steep, Superhot, Elite Dangerous and the original Lost Planet. And to add to the pile this new PS4 has Bloodborne, Horizon Zero Dawn and it's own copy of Shadow of War. Horizon has been rather awesome actually. A bit of the best of Skyrim, Tomb Raider and Far Cry in a world nearly as large and potentially deep as The Witcher 3. You'll never convince me that it wouldn't be better on PC though. I'm enjoying a veritable game feast and if New Years turns out to be quiet I'll be happy just having a few beers and playing them all night long. (On a side Note, hopefully all this new game play means we can get some more actual writing done and not just WRUPS again)

Happy ChristmaChauniQwansiWRUPidays

Well, the holiday season is in full swing with merriment and families coming close together to celebrate what ever it is they're celebrating together. I've already been spending time with friends around a bonfire during the solstice party drinking beer and glogg until the late evening. -Eating prime rib and turkey and yule cake and cookies. It's been a good time.

Procrastiating when it comes to shopping is something I and many people do, so it was only today that I got the last of my online orders delivered and thankfully everything is as it should be. With everything going so smoothly it's only a short time until we can bid good riddance to 2017 and move on to a new year.

Guys, we hope you all have a good, fun and safe holiday, whatever your celebration. Whether it be religious or family and friend oriented. Or just a quiet weekend with a 'do not disturb' sign on the door knob while you read a good book and play some games. Speaking of which...

What's everyone playing?

Andrew: Steep

Yoda: Still enjoying swapping between being a Mud Runner and a Space Trader. So hopefully more Elite and Mud to keep that train rollin

Greywolfe: rise of the dragon: i'm a little past half way. having the same stupid problem with the same stupid puzzle as last time around [there's a section where you need to wire tap a phone so you can pick up messages. the wire puzzle that you have to solve is very finicky.]

Scrooloose: Well if I have time for gaming this weekend I'll be surprised. But if I do it'll certainly be more MudRunner and Sniper Elite 4. Winter sales are going on and I'm also intrigued by Elite Dangerous for $7.50, so I might just have to snap it up too. Steep is also on sale but I've seen it less expensive than it's listing this time around so I might wait. Otherwise though I'm not seeing anything I can't live without. I'm strongly considering the DLC for The Surge as well. At least it's Christmas time and I have a wishlist...

Dr. S: We don't know. Hopefully he's having a good time though

Truelegendkiller: Don't know about him either. Hopefully enjoying himself.

Distilled WRUPer

Girlfriend is waiting and I almost forgot to do this, so no time to waste!

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