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League of Legends Vel’koz Review

With Vel’koz being free last week, I finally got to play him a few times in ARAM and found myself surprisingly delighted with his unique play style. I was skeptical at first since Riot pins him as difficult to play, but after a few rounds of messing with his combo order it turns out he’s…

EvE Online – Let’s Talk About EvE Appeal

EVE Online is an interesting game. It’s been called everything from the greatest sci-fi game to ever exist to the world’s most graphic intensive spreadsheet. Developers CCP brag 500,000 active members (average 30-50k concurrent players)  which is impressive for a universe of this size. There is only one, extremely vast server (the galaxy) where players…

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…

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…

Is leveling antiquated? Or am I just getting old?

Of all the gaming genres I’ve dabbled in, there’s always been a special place in my heart for the classic MMORPG nerd. I’ve certainly dedicated far too much time to them. One thing I have noticed, though, is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to deal with the typical process of becoming top-tier which 9.9/10 times means hitting…

Starcraft 2 Then and Now

One of my best friends on the entire planet got me into Starcraft back in 10th grade chemistry class. Even though I’m not particularly good at it, it remains one of my favorite games ever. I played terran pretty much my entire life and my signature end-game pwnage usually came in the form of a…

Pirates of the Burning Sea going F2P. Yarrrrrrr

Nothing major, just figured I didn’t want to go over a week with no new post. As reported by Figit, another semi-popular MMO, Pirates of the Burning Sea, is planning on goin F2P soon. While the honchos haven’t revealed any specifics, they have given us the ever elusive “Soon”. The game currently has a 14…

SC2 Heating things up…literally.

I guess the firebat made it to SC2 after all. Apparently there’s a known bug that has processors rendering menu-screens up the wazoo, causing overheating and in some cases, complete melt-downs of video cards. Originally reported by Gameinformer, the fix is pretty simple: players can input two lines of code themslves to alleviate the problem.…

Aion wants you back. No, really. They’re desperate.

Aion announced earlier this week in a news update that they were going to automatically reactiviate all accounts for the weekend, and offer a double XP reward event as well. They originally had also offered free character transfers since merging This is semi-exciting news for anybody who had been toying with the idea of playing…

Day 3 of the Hurricane RealID, Damage is Begining to Surface

Brief recaps: Day one, the official announcement is made during regular sever maintainence. The initial shock and repulsion by fans is unprecedented. Blues are overwhelmed by the response and attempt to keep the massive response under control. Blizz Employee reveals his true name and the backlash is intense, he is forced to take down his…