Saturday, November 22, 2014

| Demon

I know web comics can be of wildly varying quality, but I stumbled onto one I'm reading right now that's REALLY good and interesting. Also, pretty damn twisted, but it's sorta moving past that.

DEMON by Jason Shiga

The art was a little off-putting for me at first, but you adapt to it pretty quick and the story is pretty weird and awesome so far. I think he puts out a page a day and is up to like over 200 pages so far.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Oh, dear.

Fuck that guy.

Anyway, Witcher 1: Early Witchin' was even more blatant in the sex n' boobies, in that you got a "trading card" for each lady/witch/lady elf/whatever you nailed. It was pretty stupid. That was the first thing I ever really heard about the games, so I thought they were like Leisure Suit Larry or something, when really they're pretty interesting games with a good story. Just that they happen to be the gaming equivalent of HBO or Starz or whatever.
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| So yehr a witchah?

Never played the first one, so I can't really contrast/compare that way. And yeah, there is a hooooge plot decision point at the end of the first Act that completely changes how/where the rest of the game is played. I'm in the beginning stages of the Second act now (I went with the elves). I feel like I'm getting a little bit into a grindy-spot so I'm stalling out slightly but I'll try to see it through. I've quite enjoyed it so far. I both love and hate that some of the more important decisions / conversations in the game also come with a timer, lol. DAMN IT, I wanna think about this shit for a minute! Makes it feel a bit more organic and less power-gaming oriented, which I'm fine with. So far I'm just kind of playing through and not worrying too much about the ultimate impact of my decisions.

But yeah, lots of sex, boobies and swearing. Limitless even. The S'executioner would be proud.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

o-rugs: I've been thinking about finally getting around to Witcher 2. I've started a few times but never got too far into act I. How far along are you? I understand that one of the acts (the second, I think?) is COMPLETELY different based on choices you make in the preceding one. Like, totally different setting, quests, everything. You have to admire these guys crazy attention to this weird setting.

I played a bunch of Witcher I and it was pretty good too, although I stalled out in this stupid swamp section that apparently everybody stalls out in, which if you get past it the rest of the game is awesome. Definitely clunkier than W2, but might be worth going back to. And part III is coming out soon and looks like a sort of insane open world game. So Witcher 2 crossed with Skyrim as it were. Worth keeping an eye on!

I've been playing Guacamelee, which is a goofy, Mexican Wrestling themed Metroidvania game I've had sitting unplayed for a while. It's pretty cool, has GREAT controls and I totally recommend picking it up whenever it goes on sale for cheapzor, which I believe it does pretty often.

Mordheim always made me sad because it was so broken. I'll keep an eye on the vidya game, though.
While there doesn't appear to be anything about flashbanging chinchillas here, I got this unexpected email today.  Someone is making Mordheim into a video game.  The beta is up on steam, here's a link to it, if this actually works.

Anyone heard of this?  Sort of came out of the blue...  I think I got the email because I own the Blood Bowl video games which were OK but not great.  (and raised my blood pressure about as much as the board game did, so ultimately I quit for health reasons!)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

| Local gaming & Flash Banging Chinchillas

So I discovered that we have a pretty big gaming-themed store nearby that has a lot of tables even! Although, I'm weirdly kind of being a wuss about not wanting to go by myself. lol Wish I had you guys closer by. Maybe I'll just go ahead and jump in and see what they're playing one of these evenings.

In other gaming news, which is sort of related to work news... I've been switched to nights, so I'm working 6pm to 6am... which means that on my days off, I have to try and stay up as late as possible into the wee hours of the morning. So, I get a lot more "me" time while the family is sleeping on my 'days' off. Been finally catching up on some old Steam-sale games that I just never got around to messing with before. Currently playing Witcher 2 a whole lot, which is a story-heavy RPG fantasy/action game. I'm really quite enjoying it. It's kind of like Skyrim but with better combat... but a more linear/limited map. And, the story is a lot tighter but that comes with playing a singular character for the most part I think. There's a lot of boobies and cussing in it, which.. weirdly is kind of not my thing in games these days, however the rest of the game is compelling enough that I don't really care.

In other work related news, I ran my first SWAT raid at dispatch last night. While the majority of it was unremarkable (outside of me freaking out about keeping up with all the radio traffic and requests on side channels for the first time), there was a funny moment. The bad guy's trailer was breached and flash-banged, then cleared (he wasn't home).. the SWAT guys came on the radio to the commander and said, all clear, except for one flash-banged chinchilla. lol.

Monday, November 17, 2014

| The Action Teams Movie Picks for November 2014

Top ACTION TEAM movie picks!

John Wick: Exciting action! Keauni Reeves shoots many a man in the head in this action adventure. This is one wick you don't want to let burn out on the candlestick.

Cheers: Awful 80s show that I can't imagine watching today due to all the sexual harrasement.

Herclues with The Rock: It was alright. The Rock just looked really off with this beard that aged him by like 5 years and then it's basically The Magnificant Seven but with swords n shit. It was fine.

Edge of Tommorrow: This Tom Cruise sci-fi epic is really good. Really good. Really good. It's like Groundhogs Day, that's why I repeated that phrase. It's enjoyable!