Category: PC

  • Civ V Impressions [Game Overview]

    So I’ve been playing Civ V this week. It’s pretty awesome. Here’s what I think so far: – Unsurprisingly, I don’t miss religion in Civ. While it did legitimately affect the game in important ways that reflect how important religion is in real life, yadda yadda, it just dominated everything about a playthrough. I’m glad […]

  • StarCraft 2 – Early Impressions [PC]

    Like everyone else in the world right now, I’m playing StarCraft II, but I’ve been too busy to get too far into it so I’ve only got a few impressions. – I love the new Adventure Game mission structure. It’s great to have these conversations with members of the crew to flesh out the mythology. […]

  • Great Dwarf Fortress Stories [PC]

    Borrowed from After Action Reporter on why people should play Dwarf Fortress: The best answer, I believe, is presented by Damien Neil from over on, read on… I built an arena. A pit on the bottom level for the contestants. On the next level up, seats for the spectators, with a pair of thrones […]

  • L4D League [PC/M$]

    Today’s the first non-WMQ Wednesday, so I thought I’d ease us into it with a discussion about competitive gaming, since that’s closer to a sport than, say, a book review. Online leagues are nothing new to the computer gaming space. For as long as we’ve been able to play over our 14.4 modems (or slower!) […]

  • Left 4 Dead [Review]

    There was a day, back in my youth, when I abhorred first-person shooters. Sure, I played some Goldeneye here and there with my friends, but I was never a Doom, Unreal, or Halo fan. Then something spectacular happened: a company that I’d heard of, but avoided their games because of my fps ambivalence released one […]

  • More L4D in Response [PC]

    The game they were mentioning in the podcast was Gears of War 2. I agree with that being kind of cool, but at the same time, we were all trying to really push ourselves and play the most challenging version of the game. Even if Simon had more experience, I still don’t think we would […]

  • Day 2 Impressions of the Zombie Apocalypse [PC]

    It’s the second day of the zombie apocalypse. No zombie can stand against Chicago Ted. How long does it take to turn after infection? Two weeks? Two days? 2.5 hours!? That’s some of the flavor text littered around the safe rooms in L4D to add to the atmosphere and, despite never seeing another human being […]

  • Left 4 Dead Impressions [PC]

    Hey Dan, did you stay up until around 0300 today playing Left 4 Dead after it went live last night? Uh…yeah… But oh man, where to begin? Valve does not rush a product. They don’t ever release a game that hasn’t been thoroughly playtested and optimized for consumption. It’s why the L4D demo is so […]

  • PC: Fallout 3

    Been playing Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic first-person RPG epic Fallout 3 this weekend and I’m quite pleased with it so far. Here are some quick thoughts about random things that stick out: The game is very buggy. Apparently this was a problem with Oblivion too. I’ve gotten a few hard freezes that I was able to start […]

  • Game Overview/Food For Thought: Odds and Ends

    I tell ya, it’s been a good long while since I’ve had to write a post that’s not really about baseball and it’s got me rather at a loss of what to do. Instead of focusing on one topic today, instead let’s look at a variety of things going on that I care about: Peter […]