Archive for August, 2010

Gaming Addendum

Bekki not-so-subtly reminded me that I missed a game in yesterday’s post.

We’ve been playing LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 on the Wii, we’re up to year 4. There’s been a smattering of New Super Mario Bros Wii in there as well, but Bekki claims her platforming skills aren’t up to snuff, so it’s been mostly Harry Potter. (=

August Gaming Roundup

A non-toddler related post for a change. (=

Carnage Blender — This is a free web-based, non-graphical strategy PvP fighting RPGish sort of game. Not a MUD or a MOO for you old schoolers, basically just the fighting and character management (items, training) aspects of RPGs without the questing etc. I played the previous incarnation of it for a while back in 2003 and recently stumbled across it again. Let me know if you join, as there’s a pretty steep learning curve. Not for everyone, but it’s fun if you get into it. It’s got a great community around it, albiet considerably smaller than it was back in the day (primarily due to the lack of pretty graphics and aforementioned learning curve). And, blasphemy of blasphemies, the chat and forums there are PG-only, so there is far less retardedness than your typical online game.

Borderlands — Grabbed this a while ago on super sale on Steam and have been enjoying it thoroughly. It’s basically Diablo in FPS form. On Playthrough 2 with my level 48 hunter currently. Next up will probably be Fallout 3 if I can catch it on sale again; I spaced and missed it a couple weeks ago.

Puzzle Quest 2 — Recently picked this up for the DS (it’s out on Steam now too), rivals the original for the best of this genre of game. The integration of different puzzle types is much better in this one, but it’s missing a few things that were nice in the first one too. It blows Galactrix out of the water, but that wasn’t too hard to do.

Everyday Genius: SqaureLogic — Another Steam purchase, a fun little logic game, sudoku-esque but with a lot of variety as well. Not cheap at $15 but the demo hooked me and I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it.

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes — I started this a while back but Puzzle Quest 2 has taken over the DS as of late. An interesting twist on the match-3 puzzle RPG genre. A little tedious at times but overall pretty fun. One of these days I’ll finish it; I’m right near the end.

Sunday Playdate Photos

35 new photos have been posted, primarily of today’s playdate at Nora’s with Kate and Sammy, along with Bekki’s Harry Potter themed cupcakes.

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