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Happy Winter Holidays

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

This is by far my favorite time of year, but it does get a bit busy. Lots of organizing and cooking and spending time with awesome people. And the foooood, so much good food. Tis the season to stuff my face until my stomach hurts. =D

All this eating and socializing takes time, which means less time for game playing. Its ironic of course, since this is the time for new game/console releases. ~cough~ xboxone and ps4 ~cough~ (And before you ask, no I didn’t buy either new console. No real interest.)

But its also the time when games dress themselves up in festivity (I didn’t say I was on a total game lock out). I am a total sucker for the seasons festivities, thus I am sharing some of the costume fun with you all this year.

Behold Squirrel Girl Elf and Holiday Hulk (from Marvel Heroes Online):

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Happy Winter Holidays Everyone! <3 TFG

Kickstarter Heroes

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Another Kickstarter reward arrived yesterday. Heroes of Metro City – Super Hero deck building game. No idea how it plays yet, but it looks pretty, which is always a good start!

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We shall have to see if it was worth the wait/$. My original post about backing this game is date marked 9/13/2012. A year seems to be the average turn over for larger projects, with computer games running far beyond.

As of today I have backed 28 kickstarter projects, Heroes marks my tenth reward. While I still am waiting on many of the computer games, none of the projects I have backed have failed, yet. As expected, many of the computer game Kickstarters have been dealing with financial difficulties. We shall see which ones actually end up being completed.

Shadowrun Returns is the only computer game that I have backed that has since been delivered, and its been fabulous to play. Three others have sent out beta keys, which always makes one hopeful.

Anyway, its clear that my Kickstarter research project is still in the data collecting phase. See, reasons to keep kickstarting. =P

 

Still Gaming

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

I might have implied, in my previous post, that quitting various time intensive games had opened up quite a bit of free time. Even though the idea was to fill said extra time with things other then games, I failed to find anything as riveting. And really, what else is there anyway? (<— DO NOT ANSWER! Rhetorical Question!)

What have I been playing then? Well according to Raptr, mostly Animal Crossing New Leaf. Which is pretty accurate. I have given up sleeping and instead I work on my town. I have majorly responsibilities after all.

My MMO needs have been filled by Marvel Heroes. So. Much. Fun. But then I’m a huge action RPG fan and possibly just a slight bit biased. Just a smidgen. Besides who doesn’t like playing a flaming angel of death?

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Jean Grey is SUPER fun to play with her Phoenix form (aka flaming angel of death). But this game encourages altaholics, so I dabble. Played some Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Deadpool, Human Torch, and Storm. I do hope to try them all. Though at this rate, new characters will get released faster then I can keep up.

These two games are definitely my biggest time sinks, though there are a few other games that I’ve been playing. ShadowRun Returns, the game I kickstarted, was released. Quite nostalgic really. Installed Guild Wars 2 again and am whiling away some time in that world. Tried out Neverwinter Nights, but doubt I will spend much more time on it.

There you have it. Sums up the past few months of gaming quite well. I’m as time invested as ever, just not on WoW. =P

Anything else I should be investing time in?

 

Heroes of Metro City – A Super-Powered Deck Building Game!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Behold the newest Kickstarter I threw money at. In their words: “Be the Hero — defeat the Archenemy before Metro City is destroyed! Choose your own combination of super-power cards as you play.”

Basically it is a super hero game that uses deck building for powers, to represent Enemies, and for resources. This really sounds like it could be a fun and interesting card game, but what I like about it most is that it is cooperative. Super Hero Team game; each game will require a super hero team name, official house rule!

Another little tidbit that caught my eye was that they are building quite a bit of randomness into the game. Though players get to chose some of their powers, random ones will be assigned. Could be quite entertaining to figure out how to make various powers work well together.

Something to look forward too, especially since the project is already fully funded. Anything extra at this point is just gravy.

Check out the official Heroes of Metro City Kickstarter Page here.

The Avengers Review (Movie)

Monday, April 30th, 2012

I was extremely fortunate to get to view an early release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers Movie. There is only really one thing I need to say about it, it was awesome. AWESOME!

I laughed, I cried, I cheered, but mostly I just loved every minute of the experience. If they had let me I would have watched it again, immediately.

The story did an incredibly job of forming these disparate characters into a team, while still giving each of them their moment in the light, highlighting their talents and in the end really making them work well together. That of course was the entire goal of the movie, the formation of the Avengers and it succeeds brilliantly.

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Tonight!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

This is what I will be doing tonight!!!!!!!! Just a little excited. Okay maybe a lot. =D

Wearing my Thor World Tour shirt to the Avengers Movie. Yes I’m going to be That girl. =P

X-men First Class Review (Movie)

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Finally watched First Class. Took me far longer then I expected, especially since I really liked the original x-men movie. But then the lack of Wolverine was probably hampering my motivation.

I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I didn’t like this movie all that much. It was fine, but in my opinion, didn’t add anything vital to the X-men movie lore.

First Class follows the rise of Professor X and Magneto; the former born into the lap of luxury while the latter is subjected to Nazi culling. They meet later in life, both in pursuit of a mutual enemy, where they form a tenuous partnership and start recruiting new mutants.

While I have never found Professor X and Magneto to be the most interesting of mutants (plenty powerful though), they shine in comparison to the ‘first class’ of mutants that are recruited. An odder, more useless set of powers I have never seen. The poor lambs almost seem like the X-men version of redshirts.

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Captain America Review (Movie)

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I have never really been interested in Captain America. He has always seemed a bit too patriotic and a bit too mans man for me. But he is an Avenger and I really wanted to watch his origin story before watching the Avengers Movie (which comes out really soon, May 4th!).

I sat down to watch this with very few expectations and found myself enthralled by the beginning of the movie. Steve Rogers, a small and frail man, finds his passion to join the armed forced and fight in WWII thwarted by physical handicaps. But he doesn’t give up, he continues, until recruited by a special unit, which is hoping to create a super soldier to fight the Nazis.

Though Mr. Rogers is physically not the soundest bet, he is ultimately chosen because he is already a hero at heart. Which is what makes the beginning of the movie so compelling, seeing his passion and struggle ultimately rewarded with success. A true underdog story. (I won’t go into the sad assumption that success can only be reached via physical perfection. Clearly Captain America was written before the rise of the nerd.)

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Marvel = Disney

Friday, April 13th, 2012

A while ago Disney bought Marvel for a mere $4 billion. Seemed to make sense. Balance out their predominance of Princesses with some Superheros.

Its been over two years now and I was hoping to see some impact of this merger on our trip to Disneyland. I am sad to report that there are currently no Marvel rides.

What I did find was Marvel merchandise. Although there were no Mickey Mouse dressed as Captain America cross overs. How awesome would Pooh Bear look dressed as Iron Man?! (Charles Wilson III’s Pooh as the Hulk.)

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Thor Review (Movie)

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I was fortunate enough to see the new Thor movie last Saturday. That’s right, five days early!! Husband job perk. =D
(Guess that technically makes this a preview, eh, whatever.)

Loved this movie. It managed to find that magic balance between action, computer graphics, humanity, romance, and humor. Yet its still Thor with all sorts of various Marvel nods. Even the lore was spot on (confirmed by my husband) according to the J. Michael Straczynski Thor storyline. (JMS is the guy behind Babylon 5!! <3 B5!)

It should be noted that this is still a Super Hero movie. Suspension of disbelief is a bonus, as is a tolerance for some cheesy moments. But Kenneth Branagh did such a fabulous job directing, the actors were spot on and well picked, the script was actually supportive of the story and the characters, that much of the Super Hero foibles of the past are handled with such grace as to render them inconsequential.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Review (DVD)

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a romantic comedy with superhero and computer game tendencies. Scott meets the girl of his dreams and must face down her evil ex-boyfriends to date her.

At first glance this movie seems like just another quirky Michael Cera movie, but blindly lumping it into that odd collection would be a huge injustice. The awesomeness of this movie really sneaks up on you. Not until the end is the full extent of this movie’s brilliance recognizable.

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