Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I wrote a thing for Omnibus Journal Again!

Hey all,

Just a quick note to check out my new article for Omnibus Journal. Insomniac Games recently announced a new game to be published via GameStop of all places, and I wrote up some thoughts on the reveal trailer.

Song of the Deep Revealed

Also, I highly recommend poking around Omnibus Journal in general. Plenty of fun stuff to check out.

Well, I'm done pimping stuff, so I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Good News, Vault Dwellers!

A few days ago, the official Fallout Twitter account responded to a tweet and said more details about console mods should be coming soon.

Perhaps this news may come at PAX South or even SXSW, but the tweet gives no indication how soon this news may come. Also, notice that this tweet does not differentiate between Xbox and PlayStation. Previously, Bethesda has said mods will come to Xbox One first and this may still be the case but there is no confirmation in the tweet. I guess we'll just have to wait a little longer.

Either way, get excited Console Owners. There's some fantastic stuff coming. Some examples below:

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016? Better make a post

Hey there, gamers! It's been several months since my last update. There's been a lot going on (mainly Life), though not much to show for it. But, I'll highlight some of my recent goings on for ya!

1) Omnibus Journal
I've done a couple of articles for Omnibus Journal, a Geek culture site run by a few of my personal friends. I hope to make a few more contributions in the future, so stay tuned. I highly recommend checking out OJ as a whole. There's some neat stuff there and it's awesome.

2) Elite: Dangerous
For a number of years now, I've been itching for more space sims and it seems the genre is making a comeback. A couple of months ago, I joined in this resurgence by purchasing Elite: Dangerous on my Xbox One. So far, it's been a good time. While it may lack in expository storytelling, it does give you a fairly authentic (I assume) space sim experience. You are loaned a ship and let loose to make your way in the galaxy any way you choose. I've barely scratched the surface so far, and there's plenty to get into still. Not to mention, it's one of those rare games that you have to learn how to play (s mentioned in one of my Omnibus Journal articles).

3) Shovel Knight
I also finally got a copy of Shovel Knight on my Xbox One, and it has been a blast so far, too. It is a pretty good combination of DuckTales and MegaMan with a fantastic soundtrack. I hear there is a big difficulty spike coming, but I welcome it. LONG LIVE THE TROUPPLE KING! LONG MAY HIS STEM GROW!!

4) SpellStone
I'm a sucker for mobile CCGs like Hearthstone. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I found a new one called SpellStone. I plays a bit more like SolForge than Hearthstone, but it is still enjoyable and has some good depth to it. It is free to play like Hearthstone, and has a great artstyle that reminds me of Penny Arcade. I'm having some technical difficulties with it on my iPad 2, but it is also available in a browser if you log in with a Kongregate account.

5) Rebel Galaxy
I hadn't heard about this game in a while, but it recently released on consoles. I caught some Twitch streams and I am probably sold on it. Here's how I would describe what I've seen so far: space truckers with some RPG elements. From what I understand, you spend a lot of time hauling items from point A to point B with some action sequences in between. But, while cruising around, you have a radio blasting music that would feel at home in Borderlands, and other ships will contact you over what sounds like a CB radio. Seems super fun and stylish. Enjoy the launch trailer below.

6) I have joined the PS4 ranks!
I received a Star Wars edition PS4 recently along with a copy of Bloodborne. I'm aiming to get Uncharted 4 and No Man's Sky later this year - and maybe Nioh and the Final Fantasy VII remake. I hope to get some streaming done in the near future, so be watching my Twitch channel. Also, feel free to add me on PSN: Macdoogal42 (or click here).

That's all for now, kiddos. I'll be back soon!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Xbox Game Preview musings

Hey there Internets,

As part of a new article I'm working on for Omnibus Journal, I recently sat down with the Game Preview for Elite: Dangerous on Xbox One. It was an interesting experience.

To bullet point it:

  • The game is GORGEOUS.
  • I never thought I'd have that much fun docking and undocking in a game. Surprisingly fun.
  • Took me a while to remember how to fly in 3 axes, but I finally got it and it felt good.
  • There were some issues, but I'm trying to figure out how much of it was related to being a preview and how much will be part of the end experience.

Keep an eye out for my full write up. It will also include my thoughts on the preview for The Long Dark and the preview experience as a whole.

In the meantime, here's my stream of the Elite: Dangerous preview. Looks like the docking and traveling I did wasn't streamed/recorded, but that's fine. You can check out the Game Preview yourself for free from the Store on Xbox One.

Gnome, out!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I've failed again!

Hello again, Internet.

As typically happens, I have failed to update my blog recently. I don't really have any good reason for it and Shia would be very upset with me.

In any case, I have begun writing for a friend's website called Omnibus Journal. It's a nerd culture consortium and covers all sorts of things from general opinions to video games to anime to arts and crafts. I may end up doing some streaming for them as well. So keep an eye on it!

Here's my first article for Omnibus Journal:


Saturday, May 16, 2015

BOLO: New Content Tomorrow (...hopefully)

Hey all!

There's some fun stuff happening this weekend, and I'm hoping to get in on some of it. If all goes according to plan, some of it should get up on Twitch and YouTube.

1) Neverwinter is having a Double XP weekend. Darude has made some progress, so I'm hoping to get an update from him.

2) AirMech Arena has come to XB1, and you know what that means...a new Going In Dry! I'm hoping to rope some of my other MOBA playing friends in for some craziness.

3) Destiny got a big update ahead of Tuesday's release of House of Wolves. I haven't played in a while, but I might jump on for a bit. This will probably just be a straight up stream, but I may weasel it into Going In Dry, too.

Keep an eye on my Twitch ( and my YouTube ( and you may see some fun stuff tomorrow.

Gnome, out.

Friday, May 15, 2015

I'm Still Here!

Sorry, all. I've been slacking off.

But, I do have a new post in the works. Hope to have it up on the next week. Stay tuned! I may even post some more videos to YouTube, soon. Maybe.

Gnome, out.