Get to know an MMO – Star Wars: The Old Republic

A continuing series where I look at current MMO games from a Free to Play perspective (as I’m too much of a cheapskate to pay for a monthly fee unless the game is REALLY good). I wanted to try this as soon as I’d heard of it – a new Star Wars game from Bioware?  Great! … Continue reading Get to know an MMO – Star Wars: The Old Republic

Continuing Game Review: Dragon Age 2

Note:  Continuing means I will revisit this as I get farther in. Of course I couldn’t avoid Dragon Age 2 for very long, considering how much I loved Dragon Age: Originsand all the related DLC/expansion content.  So here I am, almost through with Kirkwall (pre-Deep Roads expedition), and enjoying it quite a bit.  I’ll put the… Continue reading Continuing Game Review: Dragon Age 2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions

I’m only maybe 5 or 6 hours into Skyrim, but I feel like I’ve seen and experienced enough to give you my first impressions.  It’s a downright beautiful game, it set my detail level to ‘High’ based on my specs and it was just ridiculous how good it looks.  I think there’s been an emphasis… Continue reading The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions

Old Game Tuesday – Wing Commander: Privateer

One of my all-time favorites, and to me, the best game of the Wing Commander series, is Wing Commander: Privateer.  Unlike the other games of the WC series, in this one you play a free pilot with your own inherited ship.  At that point, you are completely free to do what you want.  Fly around… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Wing Commander: Privateer

Future Games I Want

Dragon Age 2. Still gotta try the demo, but really, I’m all over it.  (have it now, see my reviews) The Elder Scrolls:  Skyrim.  My favorite characters in Morrowind and Oblivion were both Nords.  Looks really, really cool. Portal 2.  Please assume the party escort submission position. Batman:  Arkham City.  Sweet trailer, sounds like a… Continue reading Future Games I Want

Old Game Tuesday – Baldur’s Gate

When I was younger, there was a certain class of gamer nerd that even I didn’t ‘get’.  They did their gaming with large sheets of paper and miniatures and a whole mess of dice.  The closest I’d ever gotten to that was a few books that had you roll dice to determine the outcome of… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Baldur’s Gate

Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and the DLCs

My First Warden. Destruction, personified.

I don’t think I ever officially review DA:O in this space (but I love it), but I thought that now that all the DLCs are out and the game is basically done, I’d take another look at the ‘story based’ addons.  SPOILERS ABOUND. First, in case you can’t tell, I love the game.  Otherwise, I… Continue reading Dragon Age: Origins, Awakening, and the DLCs

A Question Of Motivation

First, the Sabres…from John Vogl over at the Buffalo News: “We didn’t compete,” captain Craig Rivet said. “We didn’t compete at all. They played a playoff game and gave everything they had, and we looked like a bunch of guys that wanted to wait and hopefully win a hockey game. “It’s pathetic. It’s very upsetting.… Continue reading A Question Of Motivation

Mechwarrior!!!

Read the interviews, check the trailers held within, and rejoice. One of the founders of FASA, Jordan Weisman, acquired the license back for the Battletech universe, and is creating a new game! This was one of my favories series, and as I’ve mentioned, one of the games that caused me to want to try PC… Continue reading Mechwarrior!!!

Educational Games That Don't Suck

As you may know, aside from being a hockey (and general sports) nut, I’m also a colossal nerd. I’m also a Daddy, and my son has naturally taken to some of my favorite hobbies, like computer games. This article from InventorSpot gives a few examples of games that can help educate without losing the fun… Continue reading Educational Games That Don't Suck

Make OpenOffice Work Better with Word

I’ve used OpenOffice on occasion, and am quite happy with the features it has as far as word processing go. However, conversions back and forth to Word can be spotty. Cnet has an article about how to make OpenOffice play nice with Word docs. Won’t make it perfect, but some of the changes will definitely… Continue reading Make OpenOffice Work Better with Word