Gamer Crash Discussion: Finishing Games Versus Just Having Fun

Gamer Crash

I have a work trip coming up in the next few months and with a Nintendo Switch on hand, I’m excited to finally get to experience part of what makes the console so interesting: it’s portability. I’ve started to think about some of the things I’ll need and, naturally, I’ll likely pick up a few games to help pass the time on the flight. Ideally, some of those are likely to be smaller indie games like Super Meat Boy.

Obviously, that’s a game that’s been out for quite a while, ported to nearly every platform there is, so most people are well aware of how difficult it can be. I’d argue fair but difficult. Remembering that fact triggered another thought in my head, one that I’ve been thinking about over and over, especially in this modern society.

So I want to know: When deciding whether or not to buy…

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Raids week 74

Micki's Delirium

This week on Saturday I logged at 9 pm my time (3 pm EDT) and posted for baba’s hard. In about 10 minutes I had a full group and we were ready to get going. I usually post for level 28-30, but occasionally let lower level characters join, this time both the other divines were a bit lower level. But I wasn’t worried, I figured we’d do good anyway. I asked the party to split themselves for puzzles, except I told Osi to go left, Doobrey and Upload to pick different sides as well as Iqos and Jobit, to even out the group a little. We ended up with 7 going left and 5 right, but the sides seemed even enough anyway. We had a few lag spikes during the run and I died during the puzzles because I lost focus for a moment, trying to get the normal scarecrows…

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MMORPGs and new graphics engines


I’m not that hung up on graphics when it comes to the choices I make of which MMORPGs to play or not to play. That’s not to say I care nothing about graphic quality or style, but it’s not top of my list of criteria. So it was with passing interest that I read over at Massively OP that Blade and Soul is getting a graphics engine upgrade from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4.

Some games do manage to make improvements, World of Warcraft’s graphics have evolved enormously since launch (and continue to do so with Battle for Azeroth), but then is WoW an outlier in this as in so many things?  I remember reading years ago of Aion having a big graphics upgrade but then I haven’t played the game long enough to notice changes over time.

Legion’s graphics are a world away from Vanilla Wow’s

I can…

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Raids week 73

Micki's Delirium

Last week on Saturday I logged just after 9 pm my time and posted for Baba’s hard.  By 9.20 we were already in progress. For the first time in ages Osi joined me for the raids, which was nice. His character is strong and also a good healer. As always I didn’t split the group up for puzzles, but let the party do that themselves. I only asked Osi to go left as I always go right – and it’s better to split the divines up for more even sides. Puzzles went pretty well, and during the end fight we followed the plan to kill everything. We had a few deaths, but over all it was a smooth run and I’m thinking we’re soon ready to try R1. The raid completed in 31 minutes and Gulthias Staff and Torn, That Which Renders Despair dropped.

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The Future Of Gaming: Steam Link App

Last Boss Gaming

The future is coming on May 21st. Are you ready? Gaming will be taking an exciting leap that will affect the industry for years. What is this quiet revolution? Valve is going to be releasing the Steam Link App for iphones and android phones and tablets. This app will allow games in a player’s Steam libraries to be streamed to their phone. Streaming your digital collection of games to mobile devices will quietly usher in a new age of portability and change the landscape of gaming. Dive in and we will examine how this addresses the barriers common to mobile gaming.

What is the Steam Link?

steam linkIn 2015, Valve released a small device called the Steam Link. The idea was to be able to move past having a dedicated gaming computer and allow gamers to connect their TVs to the gaming service. The hardware connected to a TV’s HDMI port…

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Gamer Crash Predicts E3 2018: Third Party Games

Gamer Crash

Miss any of the previous E3 2018 predictions? Catch up with Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo.

After covering the big boys of E3, it’s time to take a look at the group that makes the industry go ’round: the third party studios.


Even with consoles still selling extremely well, E3 2018 still has plenty of compelling storylines to latch on to such as:

Will Ubisoft bring back Sam Fisher and will his familiar night vision goggle sound effect appear in their “One More Thing” moment?

Can EA fully restore the fanbase faith after a remarkably tough 2017 thanks in large part to Battlefront 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the closure of Visceral?

Is Activision going to bother with anything else besides Call of Duty or Destiny?

Will Rockstar finally bring Red Dead Redemption 2 to E3 and is BioShock ever going to make a true…

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Nintendo Finally Gives Details About Switch Online Service


Nintendo has finally pulled back the curtain (somewhat) on the online service they’re bringing to the console this September. For starters, this isn’t going to be the same kind of robust online service PlayStation and Xbox users have grown used to over the years. It’s actually rather bare bones compared to PSN and Xbox Live, but thankfully Nintendo has taken that into consideration. So, here’s what we know:

It’ll be relatively cheap

I repeat, Switch Online won’t be anywhere near what the competition offers at launch. However, It looks like Nintendo has priced it accordingly. Price points are:

One month: $3:99

Three Months: $7.99

One Year: $19.99

One Year (Family Plan): $34.99

The “family plan” allows up to 8 different users to enjoy all the services features, even if they’re on different devices.

So what do we get with it?

Nintendo Entertainment System – Switch Online

This is an online…

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