PAX Swag Giveaway!

September 6: This giveaway is now closed and codes have been sent out! Thanks for entering. :) You (probably) want swag! I want to feel more ephemerally loved on social media! LET’S WORK TOGETHER. I have the following goodies: A PAX-exclusive Kali skin for Smite League of Legends code for Arcade Hecarim skin League of Legends code for Riot Blitzcrank skin 5 invites to the Dawngate closed beta (a new MOBA) A code for 50% off the...

A few possibly random notes on EverQuest Next

Hey, did you hear about EverQuest Next? The public finally got a look at the hush-hush title on Friday, and there was a flurry of positive response from both amateur game enthusiasts and the pros. Syp and j3w3l posted very thorough round-ups of blogging responses, so if you want an in-depth look at what we know about the game I’d suggest starting there. As for me.. it’s pretty much the same response I have to every big new...

Steam Summer Sale Post-Mortem

Previously I wrote about my Steam Summer sale shopping list. So how did I actually do, when all was said and done? Well first, I learned that Steam does not support trans-Atlantic shopping. I’ve bought sale titles while the US with my Canadian account before, but the UK at least seems to be a different system. It wouldn’t let me use the money in my Steam Wallet, it wouldn’t accept a Canadian PayPal account for games...

Steam Summer Sale Speculation (and Trading Cards)

It’s almost here! It’s almost here! No one outside of Valve knows exactly when the lauded Steam Summer Sale will start, but there are signs that it’s soon. Mysterious Summer Claim Checks started dropping in Team Fortress 2 last week, and historically the sale starts on a Thursday in the first half of July. It seems fairly unlikely that Valve will start things up on a US holiday, so the smart money is on July 11th....

F2P: game-saver or money-maker?

On the most recent episode of the podcast Ellydrial and I had a fun talk with Syl about free-to-play, with me being the grump as usual and Syl being much more open to the idea. Our conversation inspired an interesting post by Belghast about his own slowly warming feelings towards F2P. There was one point in all this that both mentioned: free-to-play is saving games. It seemed an interesting topic for a post about because I think it...

Notes from the E3 2013 Press Conferences

I didn’t start out yesterday intending to watch all the big press conferences at E3, but Mondays could use a little pleasant diversion and joining in the snarktacular on Twitter was just too much fun to resist. I’ll mention what I thought were some of the highlights of each of the big presentations from Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, and Sony, but there was one common thing that each presentation had and that’s tablets as a...

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