Board Game Review: Eldritch Horror

One of the many reasons I decided to relocate recently was that I know more people in Seattle than in Vancouver, and more importantly I know more nerds here. And what do you do with a bunch of nerds on a Friday night? Why board games, of course. In this specific case: Eldritch Horror. Eldritch Horror was designed to be a shorter, easier version of the game Arkham Horror. Both are published by Fantasy Flight Games, and although I...

Dragon Age: technical difficulties edition

Okay so Dragon Age: Inquisition. As I have mentioned more than once, I was previously playing this game like it was my second job and loving the heck out of it. Yesterday though I didn’t play it at all. Today I’m worried if I’ll even finish it. The part of the game that gives my computer the most trouble are the (great looking) cut scenes. If I play through too many of them in a row my video card has a hissy fit and...

2013 Steam Holiday Sale Report Card

It’s December already?! I managed to negotiate the Steam Fall Sale without buying anything, mostly due to the fact that I’ve already put 60+ hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition and I still have about a third of the game left to complete. Of course the Fall Sale is really the smaller sibling of the behemoth of game sales, that horrible monster known as the Steam Holiday Sale. It usually occurs around the end of December, and...

5 Pet Peeves about Dragon Age: Inquisition

I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition pretty much every waking moment that isn’t already taken with work or maintaining basic life functions. The record shows that I totally love it, but of course it’s not perfect. So in the interest of not completely fangirling over the game, here are a few of my pet peeves. 1) It makes my computer feel old. I have a solid but unspectacular computer. It was pretty good when I...

First Impressions of Dragon Age: Inquisition

I’ve written previously about boycotting EA games, and I did so through 2012, 2013, and almost all of 2014. So what changed? EA and their studio Bioware has popped up on a number of propaganda pieces by That Hashtag as a terrible company that tries to treat people with respect. It made me remember┬áthe old saying, “The enemy of my enemy … is a purveyor of fine RPG products” and so I decided to welcome Bioware...

MMOs Made Me Organized

This might come as a minor surprise to people who know me now, but Liore of 10-15 years ago was a scatterbrain. I was constantly losing things, constantly late to things, always forgetting things. My house was a disaster and it seemed to take me twice as long to get anything done as most folks. So what happened to make me the fairly organized and optimized person I am today? Part of it is just getting older and less tolerant of a...

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