August 2012

Protomen

There is a very easy litmus test to determine if you should give the Protomen a listen, and it is this: the words Mega Man Rock Opera. If that entire scenario just makes you wrinkle up your nose at the folly of man, well, I’m not sure how you found

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PAX Prime 2012 Panels of Interest and More

I’m definitely more of one for the exposition floor than for panels. If you haven’t noticed, I play a good deal of video games, and that’s my main focus at PAX. However, I’m still going to try to attend a few panels and events. Friday 2:00 pm – “Just One

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Reuben’s PAXtravaganza

Friday 1 PM: Rooster Teeth in the Main Theatre I watched the first couple seasons of Red vs. Blue in high school, and I literally developed breathing problems. My friends and I spent a good semester and a half screaming “Shotgun!” “Fuck!” (even when there was no car in sight)

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Diablo III Browser: Free Profiles for Android

Obsessing about games is so much sweeter when you’re not actually playing them. I remember middle-school daydreams about leveling my Mediator, daydreams had in lieu of doing actual school work. In 7th grade, though, we didn’t have real-ass computers in our pockets connected to a global pool of data. Thanks to smart phones

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Table-Top Panels at PAX Prime 2012

*Image Credit: Giant Bomb‘s awesome PAX East 2012 gallery. PAX is upon us! When I decided to move to Seattle, I had no inkling that the biggest reason I’d want to stay in the city was a (then reasonably sized) convention called PAX. If you’re the target audience for this

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Mists of Pandaria – Will it bring honor to us all?

  It seems that a few million people are aware of a certain popular MMORPG getting another expansion in the near future. Yes, the World of Warcraft is getting just a little bit bigger with the addition of Mists of Pandaria. I’ve had an opportunity to play first hand in

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Delicious Diet D&D: Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition

After years of mooching off of my friends, I’m in the process of starting a board game collection of my own. I’ve nailed down a lot of the no-brainers: Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Jenga, Battlestar Galactica. However, there was one game that I couldn’t commit to: the dungeon crawling Descent:

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Book review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Hello, numerous and attractive readership! I’m pleased to join Dorkadia as a contributing writer, primarily in the area of dork-specific contemporary literature – i.e., scraping the mines of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Ghetto for gleaming mithril. I may yet dip my toes into other waters, but mostly it’s gonna be books with

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Darksiders II brings Death to life

I want to live in a world where Darksiders II isn’t on my short list for video game of the year. That is surely a world residing in a plane of pure awesomeness. Darksiders II is the epitome of everything I want from a gaming experience. Seriously, this title pushes every gaming

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Tenderpaw: GM Lessons from the Guard

As I had written, I started running the Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game for my group three weeks ago. The first few sessions were bumpy. Quite bumpy. Bumpy enough that I started our third session not knowing if there would be a fourth. I’ll cut to the chase: the third session

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Sevencore – Thoughts and Opinions from the Closed Beta

I’m apparently a sucker for beta tests. This weekend I spent several days immersed in the world of Sevencore, a new free to play MMORPG coming soon from the good folks over at Noria and gPotato. For being a closed beta test, I’m impressed by how well put together the

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Firefall beta reaches new milestone

Firefall has just released its milestone patch and the changes are phenomenal. The patch notes claim simply that they have “Changed everything” and “Created fun”. Those are not understatements. I have been following Firefall since I was first introduced to it at PAX Prime 2010. I have been in the

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Pet battles lack creativity in Mists of Pandaria

Recently I have been spending my nights in the beta for the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. It has several worthwhile new features for veteran players and should be commended for its incorporation of certain elements from other games. However, the nearly wholesale porting in of Pokémon

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I’d buy this for a dollar. Duke Nukem Forever reviewed.

Yes, I know Duke Nukem Forever was released over a year ago. I also know that it was panned heavily by critics which was pretty much why I didn’t spend $60 on it. Thanks to the Steam Summer Sale, I didn’t have to. Sure, I didn’t have to buy it

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