Posts Tagged ‘review’

Best Games ’11

Okay so I’m calling this a “best of” because I have always, historically, called these “best of,” but I make no claims that this year’s list in any way represents “best of” because this year there were multiple games that I have every confidence would have nudged my bottom three off this list but I […]

A Letter to Electric Six

Messrs. of E6: I have seen your operation live twice, now, in Wisconsin, which is amusingly but unsurprisingly part of your Canadian tour circuit. It is always a good time, but your synthesizer man Tait Nucleus? has never been present and now, at this last show, the Colonel’s place was taken by the young Lieutenant […]

The Poorer for Having You In It

Ominous title taken from one of the better lines in Dragon Age 2, which I’m now going to micro-review because it didn’t inspire enough vitriol or adoration for me to globber on for 5000 words like I usually do. Actually, though, I think I’m only taking the time to say anything at all because, having […]

NTO in the Local Newspaper

Pardon the repost from the NTO blog, but my tiny town of Waterloo, Wisconsin, has its own local newspaper, the Courier, which actually featured Next Town Over and I this week. No revelations therein for web natives or comics enthusiasts, since its author was [probably] trying to keep it accessible for our paper’s small, rural-ish […]

Dilettantin’ Ain’t Definition Cruise Control

Alex brought my attention to this article, which I probably would have otherwise missed because I have a growing tendency to leave my head up my ass to avoid things that might aggravate me. In it, Patton Oswalt breezes past something that’s been aggravating me for quite awhile, now, on the way to his spittle-flinging, […]

The Final Countdown (Best Games of ’10)

Honorable Mention – Costume Quest: What a fun, festive little game this was, well-priced and smartly, sweetly funny. I’ve got both feet firmly in the camp that favors Double Fine’s new focus on small, manageable morsels. Dishonorable Mention – Final Fantasies XIII and XIV: Aaaaaauuuuuugh ranting about these two, disparate clustercusses would be too tangential, […]

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

So somewhat unexpectedly, the holidays have come to Darkfall, with Christmas trees, fireworks, and the usual cosmetic equippables.  This went almost altogether unnoticed by vets, unless they were griping on it being a clear waste of developer effort at a time when they think X, Y, and Z ought to be overhauled. This same patch […]

I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

As friends, coworkers and acquaintances vanished back into World of Warcraft never to be heard from again, I stuck to my guns and didn’t shell out for Cataclysm. This was partially out of boredom with WoW (I’d only just deactivated at the end of the last Arena season, realizing it was all that was really […]