- October 24th, 2012
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I started my SWTOR journey just two weeks ago and I am pretty hooked so far. My guild is migrating over from WoW and I am pushing through the storylines on two characters and am about to make a third for tanking duties. But, like with all things I love, I have some issues. I’m going to get them out here.
X-COM was one of the first PC games I played (well, that isn’t true, if you count Jumpman and Shamus on my Apple IIe, but I am talking about more modern games here… sheesh I know I am getting old when I am referring to 19 year old games as ‘modern’. Ok, this aside has gotten away from me, where was I… oh yeah, X-COM) and still has a special place in my heart next to Legend of Zelda, Yar’s Revenge, and Metroid.
You can imagine my disappointment when they revealed the newest game in the line as an FPS instead of its Turn-Based Strategy heritage. The new game doesn’t even look like it has anything to do with X-COM except that it has Aliens and a human organisation that fights them, and if that is all it takes to be X-COM then MiB were the shittiest X-COM movies ever.
Just as I was about to write the eulogy on another bit of my childhood, Firaxis Games swoops down like a Valkyrie to breathe some new life into it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown hopes to be a much truer to original title, and I wish them godspeed. They have a hefty legacy to live up to.
My man-crush Damien Walters is at it again. If you have never seen his escapades before, you owe it to yourself to check out his other Showreels.
An interesting little mystery:
Back before Portal 2 even released I put ‘The cake is a lie’ up on my whiteboard. It has been quite some time since I have even looked at it, and I was surprised to see an additional scrawl had been added.
None of my office mates play Portal, so it had to have been someone from the wider company. Seeing as I work with an older crowd the possibilities are very obscure.
The game is afoot, Ratman!
Some cartoony Firefly goodness.
It has been awhile since I have posted anything, so my next two posts are going to be a bit of catch-up on my current campaigns.
“The men and women of the Imperial Guard sacrifice more and gain less than perhaps any other arm of the Imperial Armed Forces."
–Commissar Ibram Gaunt
Amongst a hundred men, there may be none fit for the Adaptes Astartes.
Amongst a hundred Space Marines, there may be one fit for the Deathwatch.