Another Blog Post on Gaming ~

Guild Wars 2 Owns My Free Time

Balance. It’s one of my goals. Balance in tackling my home. Balance in hobbies. Yep. Yep yep yep. So let me admit where I have been lacking balance lately. It’s gaming. I know you saw it coming, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating to have to admit. Specifically, I’ve fallen in love with Guild Wars 2. And I’m barely doing any housework or other hobbies because I’d rather be playing. Balance fail. Balance fail!!

Preparing for Fallout 76 Beta ~

Preparing for Fallout 76 Beta

The Fallout 76 PC beta was made available for download on Friday. Those of us who have pre-ordered should be able to start playing next Tuesday. Since progress will (theoretically) carry over into the live game, the beta is essentially the beginning of a character’s journey in post-apocalypse West Virginia. I’ve been getting in the gaming mood by watching wasteland movies a la Mad Max: Fury Road and A Boy and His Dog and cryptozoological movies including The Mothman Prophesies. Here are my favorite Fallout 76 resources for preparing for October 30. They include build planning, lore, speculation and, yes, spoilers. …

Review of Darkness Rises ~

Review: Darkness Rises Mobile Game

Darkness Rises is an action RPG available on Android and iOS. As with most free-to-play games, it allows you to buy in-game currency (gems) with real money. Unlike most free-to-play mobile games I’ve tried, refusing to spend real money hasn’t prevented me from having a lot to do and from being able to increase the power of my character. It also satisfies in how interactive it is. I’m not watching a 2D image of my character wiggle while a damage count shows up above a 2D image of a boss. The real-time combat is immersive and finally lets me feel like I’m playing a real game on my phone. …

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