Hearthstone: Naxx arrives and my favorite cards

I’ve started getting back into Hearthstone this week with the arrival of the new Naxxramus PvE experience. Blizzard started out with the Spider Wing this week, and it was available free to everyone. So far I’ve knocked off the three normal mode bosses without too much trouble and the two class challenges. The latter in particular are really fun and are more of a Hearthstone-themed puzzle than anything, which I enjoy....

WildStar: A Visual Guide to Your Housing Plot

Look at my Esper! Isn’t she adorable? Last night I finally hit 14, which means I got my housing plot. It’s a little confusing at first though (although very similar to RIFT’s Dimensions), so I took a bunch of screenshots that might help future newbies. Once you hit 14, head to your area’s major city (Thayd for me). You’ll get a quest right away for the Protostar Housing Authority. Make sure you follow the...

Friday Five: Five Ways I’m Getting Ready for WildStar

It’s here! It’s here! It’s WildStar headstart day! Who knows what the future holds for the game, but for now I’m planning on stuffing my usual cynicism in a sock for a while and just enjoying the experience of a new game with my friends. Have a wondeful weekend, y’all! 1) Planning Meals I have to spend SOME time being a grown-up this weekend — dentists and laundry wait for no game — but I can...

No MMO May and Finishing Games

Two quick points: 1) My friend and guildie Mellivora has started a blog! It is about games and sci-fi and nerd things! Check it out. 2) Wondering if it’s WildStar time yet? I created a handy tool to answer that question. ——– The topic of the week over at the Newbie Blogger Initiative is “Why don’t we finish games?”, and a number of new folks have written responses: Lock and Bolt, Missy’s...

Whatcha Playing Lately, Liore?

What have I been playing recently? Why, thank you for asking! Parasite Eve Parasite Eve made my list of Most Influential Games for the last episode of Cat Context, which got me thinking about it again. Thanks to the magic of the Vita it only took $6 and about an hour of downloading to own a copy. (The Vita is so the perfect platform for nostalgia gaming. I don’t have a single game on there that’s less than a decade old,...

How to Create and Use a Claim Flag in Landmark

** This information is correct as of the Closed Beta in April 2014 ** There are currently no tutorials in the Closed Beta stage of Landmark, and while that makes sense from a development perspective it’s also kind of confusing for new players. So behold: step by step instructions on how to create your first claim flag as a newbie in Landmark. Stage One: Crafting a Copper Pick 1. Claim flags require “Tier 2″...

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