I wasn't going to play the Diablo 4 open beta. I had decided it was going to be too much hassle to wait in long ques and barely get to play over what was already a short time. I would just wait for people to give their written impressions and take a look at some videos to get an idea of what things would be like. Then as the weekend crept up I bent to the winds, reinstalled Battle.net and downloaded the massive 85 gigabyte limited access demo. So stick with me in my little op-ed and I'll tell you what I thought about it. Read more
If you logged in today, January 8th, you likely saw the reminder that the revolutionary and definitely supported for years to come, Google Stadia is shutting down on the 18th of the month. Read more
If you're playing Fat Shark's co-op survival shooter, Darktide, and you're trying to get the penance "On Overwatch" completed as the sharpshooter you're probably pretty frustrated at just how easy it is to fail. The conditions are pretty atrocious - Play a mission on malice difficulty or higher and finish without ever getting hit by melee. It's likely going to take a lot of tries to get this done, even with a full group of friends watching your back. I'm here to tell you how I did it and show you the build I used in the hopes that if you're struggling maybe this information can help you out just that much more. Read more
I may have a problem. I have nearly twenty five full days of play time in SnowRunner. It's a title I had looked forward to ever since MudRunner and I bought it happily when it came out on EPIC originally for my PC. To be clear, I even pre-purchased the game and that's not something we here ever recommend, but I knew I'd love it. I played the game and made it to Amur in phase four when it came out before becoming somewhat disenchanted by what felt like a pretty huge and unbalanced difficulty increase so I put SnowRunner down for a while. Before that, however, way back when season two started I began finding myself getting curious about how much these materials I was hauling and towing around weighed, so I began making an itemized list with estimations based on my own construction and landscaping background and I came up with some numbers. I've been playing again recently and I'm now two phases behind, but I did run across the list I made and it sparked an interest in sharing it with all of you. Read more
I've been playing SnowRunner for nearly six hundred hours and I'm only into season four of the game. Let that sink in a minute. Five hundred and eighty-ish hours of driving around in the mud, snow, through and over ice covered lakes and rivers at around eight miles an hour. It sounds boring AF but man I love this game. Read more
Welcome to the Year of Sierra.
Hi. I’m Lostwolfe.
And I have something of a problem.
I love adventure games. More specifically, I love the very old school adventure games made by Lucasarts and Sierra On-Line. The trouble with Lucasarts is that there aren’t very many games that are adventures that I can talk about in a year. Oh. There’s probably a way I could do that, but it would mean stretching twelve titles [or so] across the whole year with some kind of filler for the other weeks where I need to write something. And while I think I could make a case for writing about the movies Lucasarts made, too, I’m not sure I have the stomach for talking about the Star Wars Holiday Special.
So. That leaves us with quantity and Sierra made a TON of games in the late eighties and early nineties.
Let’s get to that, then.Read more
It’s that time of year again.
Time to dash through four games on my giant backlog.
This year’s going to work a LITTLE differently, though.
I’m going to be STREAMING most of what I’m playing.
So let’s talk about that.Read more
Warning! There are MANY LINKS ahead. They will open in separate pages.
Well, it’s certainly been a while, hasn’t it? The last post I made here was several years ago now, and that’s pretty bad. It means I haven’t been writing about games and gaming and movies and music and all that nonsense for two [and a bit] years!
We-ll, it’s time to rectify that.Read more
DISCLAIMER! This is a SUBJECTIVE, PERSONAL list.Read more
I'll admit up front that I used to be a bit of a Blizzard fan boy. All the way back with The Lost Vikings, Warcraft, Warcraft 2, Starcraft and so on this is a game company that constantly kept me and my friends entertained. At the very tail end of 1996, then Blizzard North, introduced Diablo, and it very quickly became an obsession. Diablo was a game changer, a true original. The first of it's kind hack-n-slash dungeon crawler that 'spawned' (see what I did there?), an entire genre. Read more