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Laying down the sword…

Today was a good day…


 

Awesome Friday night down in Australia. Managed to get a free night to listen to the awesome crew doing the weekly EVE Down Under, something of a ritual for many Aussie players I think. Definitely fun to listen to the hosts’ takes on recent patches, upcoming patches and null-sec politics (which I have no clue about but I listen intently anyway because it sounds intriguing). I especially enjoyed the argument around the end-game, and what content exists in the end-game after Titans. But I won’t go any further, and will highly recommend you download the podcast and have a listen for this week! Also, perhaps just this once, listeners got to witness┬á nGR rDNx struggling to pronounce my character name! At least until some smart cookies in the EDU chat channel discovered out what is hidden behind a seeming jumble of random letters. ­čśŤ The collective, revelatory ‘ooooohh’ was supremely satisfying.

The reason for my name even making its way into the show is, awesomely enough, because I somehow won a freighter answering this question at the end of the show: “Who wrote Templar One?”, combined with the keyword riptide delivered at the beginning of the show.

And to top it off, CCP Mimic made a special guest appearance for today’s show! Not only did she give awesome insights into some of the topics discussed and how CCP was adapting to the new 5-weekly patch cycle, but she was the one that judged that I was the 5th correct answer (based on the conditions of that prize giveaway, the 3rd and 5th answers got freighters) and officially got me the freighter! Woo-hoo!

It’s officially 41 days until the Eve Down Under event itself in Sydney, and (spoilers!) this may be part of my speech for the event. I’m certainly aiming for this sort of vibe, but I’ll try not to let too much on; according to my blog stats I do have some Australian readers, and some may be attending EDU, so I’m not going to spoil it for them.

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“A man chooses,…

“A man chooses, a slave obeys – Andrew Ryan”

The Steam summer sale is on and gamers around the world are emptying their wallets and forgoing meals to purchase some games to see them through the months ’til Christmas. I’m restraining myself since I’ve got that EVE Online subscription to worry about (decided to forgo subscribing another character though, as painful as it may be to finally write it down), but I’ve picked up quite a few games. Hopefully I end up making the most of my money and actually playing them; apparently these sales are so alluring for others that games are purchased that are never touched, left in that digital collection like those toys bought for us as kids that we never played with.

Anyway, a few days ago I bought Bioshock. Definitely not new, and this won’t be a review or guide because I’m sure there are plenty of those out there already. I have never played it before, but I watched the trailer back in 2008 and it freaked me out. Personally, I cannot stand horror movies nor horror games, something my friends go great lengths to exploit.

In addition to my inability to stomach scary shit, I’m also a little forgetful. Bioshock Infinite came out much more recently, and the blue skies and breathtaking steam-punky setting had me totally forget about my initial impressions about the other two Bioshock games. So I picked them up and started playing them, and well, it was tough going.

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