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: http://www.omnibusjournal.com/2015/07/07/i-dont-think-moba-means-what-you-think-it-means/

Laters!

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 (http://www.twitch.tv/macdoogal) and my YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKwTcy_bT-FOCj9xfxtASg) 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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Take a break. You deserve it.

Sorry, folks. Nothing really to report this week aside from (finally) hitting 70 on Diablo 3 UEE for XB1. I will expect angry mobs at my door with torches and pitchforks...

For now, I entice you with the recent reveal of Jared Leto as Joker for the upcoming Suicide Squad film.

I don't hate it. Come at me (in the comments), bro.

Friday, April 17, 2015

We're Home.


SWEET SWEET SULLUSTAN FACE FLAPS

Short post this week because STAR WARS

*wipes drool from chin*

Friday, April 10, 2015

Technical Difficulties We'll Be Right Back

So, there was no post last week. It made me sad, but there was a reason no update happened.

Meet Darude, my halfling cleric on Neverwinter.
Gonna have a sandstorm up in this bitch.
After my last post, I got invited to the Orcs Must Die! Uncharted phase two beta. I was excited to do a Going in Dry video for it, but my streaming software and/or PC crapped the bed. I got most of the one match I was able to play recorded, but there was a lot of lag and I completely lagged out at the end. There might be something salvageable, though. I also wanted to record more last weekend, but plans changed and I wasn't able to carve out time for playing. I'm going to try really hard to put some time in this weekend. There are triple skulls this weekend, so...INCENTIVE!

I also was able to gather a number of friends, many of whom were new to MOBAs, and played Infinite Crisis in its first weekend. This was also intended to be a Going in Dry segment...but my stream consisted entirely of a single loading screen. Super fun times! Not exactly sure what's going to happen there.

Then........Neverwinter released on Xbox One and I played a good amount of that. I streamed a lot of it, and there will probably be more. So, stay tuned!

Stay classy, San Diego.