Feb 072017
 
Netflix and a Series of Unfortunate Events

Netflix has been dominating the streaming television market. It’s hard to believe that just 10 years ago I was subscribing to their DVD mail service. They are not only dominating the streaming market with movies and syndicated television series, but also with their own series. I have already expressed my enthusiasm for Jessica Jones and now I have a new series that I must tell you about. Lemony Snicket and a Series of Unfortunate Events, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Patrick Warburton. It is the same Lemony Snicket story from 2004 starring Jim Carrey. It is just as dark and deranged, and it is excellent! [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 182016
 
TBT: WoW 12 Years! And Great Times!

So this issue of TBT (err, Fallback Friday? yes, I’m late) is going to appeal to a much different group of folks. If you follow any of Blizzard’s games then you know this week they are celebrating World of Warcraft’s 12th anniversary. People who don’t follow the gaming industry are probably shocked that a game is still thriving after 12 years. The funny thing is, that’s really not all that inconceivable. Final Fantasy will be releasing their 15th iteration of their franchise which began back in 1987. So WoW is a youngster by comparison but, if you will allow me a small pun, WoW 12 years! It’s not [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 162016
 
Dawn of the Professional eSports Athlete

Last August Jimmey Kimmel got on a pedastal about YouTube’s Video Game Watching Service. He couldn’t understand why people would watch other people play video games. The funny thing is, that has been happening for several years now. There are people who find just as much entertainment value in eSport championships as they do watching any other sport. I’m not here to pontificate the *merits of watching eSports; I’m here to talk about the dawn of the professional eSports athlete. Notice that I never place quotes around athlete. I know many folks, especially other athletes, are probably scoffing and laughing. While that might seem like a knee-jerk [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 112016
 
Blizzard Has Marginalized Professions

Isn’t it ironic that after talking about the trials and tribulations of leveling professions in Legion I’m now discussing how Blizzard has marginalized professions? Perhaps more people were dissatisfied with having to always gem and enchant their gear thus why Blizzard made such dramatic changes to professions. I’ll be honest, I actually miss putting gems in my gear and enchanting my weapon. In fact the latter really bums me out because I think some enchants on our artifact weapon would look amazing! Actually how marginalized professions has become really bums me out. I always feel like leveling your professions was all part of the leveling experience. [… Click to Continue …]

Jul 272016
 
As the Burning Legion Comes, We Bid Adieu to Draenor

Last week we saw the activation of the 7.0 patch. The patch that paves the way to the launch of Legion. If you haven’t been paying attention, the patch includes the new Appearances interface, changes to all class talents, and the Demon Invasion (to name a few). As of the time of this post, the Demon Invasion hasn’t begun yet. It might be as soon as one week later, or it could still be a few weeks off. When that invasion happens, we will get the Demon Hunter class. Regardless, as the Burning Legion comes we bid adieu to Draenor. Was Warlords of Draenor a Success? [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 192016
 
The MMO Times: The 18th of April

Issue 143: Welcome back, gamers. I hope you are having great weather to enjoy some outside time (just watch out for that daystar). April 18th seemed to be the day that all the interesting news decided to surface. Nearly everything you are about to read was posted all on the same day. It’s not a big deal, honestly. It just means I might be assembling issue 144 sooner, depending on what else is announced this week. PAX East is coming up April 22nd – 24th in Boston so you can expect to see a few treats surrounding that after this weekend. Blizzard seems to be back [… Click to Continue …]