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Four Reasons Why I Won’t Boycott PAX

Why this geek won’t Boycott PAX 2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for Penny Arcade, Inc’s image. After a relatively peaceful  PAX-East and flagship PAX-Aus, there was another Dickwolves flair up that got sparked again at PAX Prime, and the ensuing fallout was pretty intense. There are lots of people, former and current fans alike,…

Ingress Game Review – Android

When people talk about mobile gaming, we often think of things like Candy Crush or Angry Birds. And when we talk about mobile gaming with other people, buddies or strangers, at most we recall Words / Draw with Friends. Certainly, the thought of a wide-scale (global) mmo doesn’t necessarily come to mind. Sure, they exist.…

Ingress Slang, Lingo, and Terminology Guide

Ingress Slang, Lingo, and Terminology Guide So recently I’ve gotten myself into Ingress, which is a global mobile capture-the-flag style game that’s been increasing in popularity of late. While I’m in the process of writing a proper review and starter guide (which is taking longer than expected) I thought I’d start you guys off with…

League of Legends – Non-ranked players DO NOT = “lower class” players

Ranked vs. Normal. ‘Tis a civil war within LoL’s community that’s considerably silent but deadly, and it’s got me in a bit of a tiff. Mostly because a certain sector of ranked players feel a sense of entitlement that’s completely obnoxious at best, but what else is new? Not like this is unheard of, but…

Penny Arcade Dickwolves Controversy – It’s not the dickwolves comic that’s the problem, it’s the subculture that got legitimized.

Penny Arcade Dickwolves Controversy I’ll start by saying this – like many, many gamers, PA fans, and PAX regulars, I am more than desiring of this whole dickwolves fiasco to die down and go away. Many people have been hurt and an undeniable rift within our community has been widened. And despite Gabe’s very well…

League of Legends ARAM – Why you should ignore the “re-roll” button

Oh, ARAM, you beautiful, life-destroying seductress.   I had been on a rather long hiatus from playing LoL, mostly because life changes demanded more of my out-of-the-office time to be dedicated to productive side-projects and hobbies. Even so, I was keeping up with the news and had a vague idea of upcoming changes back in…

Guild Wars 2 Armor Guide – Basic Naming Conventions & Runes

So I’ll be honest; I wrote this mostly for myself, because for whatever reason the naming conventions on armor in Guild Wars 2 had me completely befuddled until I had it explained to me like I’m 5 years old by my twitter krewe. I figured if I went ahead and wrote an article on it,…

Guild Wars 2 Community Projects Update – Episode 4 – Tools of the Trade!

Well then! You’d think after such a recent Guild Wars 2 community projects update  it’d be some time before our next installment, but alas! This is one fandom that doesn’t rest. Over the course of the past few weeks I’ve been keeping an eye out and bookmarking any and every site of interest I’ve come across.…

Five things I DON’T like about Guild Wars 2

Many moons ago I had written a draft for an article that never made its way to the sunlight. It was kind of an open letter to the community in which I tried to explain how Guild Wars 2 was not going to be perfection, that no fan new or old should expect it to…

Gaymer.org vs /r/Gaymers. Ready your weapons, ladies and gents. This could get ugly.

Well, this is a unexpected brewing war. While browsing the League of Legends subreddit, I noticed that there’s a new sub–sub reddit for gaymers who play LoL. I found this extremely interesting, since the LoL community isn’t known for being the most open-armed group of people, so I went to check it out. I was…