Aug 262015
 
The MMO Times: Tom Brady Sucks!!

Issue 128: Yes, I know, the title has absolutely  nothing to do with MMOs or gaming (unless you to make the gentle leap to Madden NFL), but I like to take any opportunity to express my unrelenting disdain for Tom Brady (and Bill Belichick). I’m sorry that I may have subjected you to unrelated editorial venting, especially if you are not a football fan (which is a travesty). Be that as it may, we are here to talk about gaming, our love of gaming, and why gaming will, one day, save mankind (i.e. Ender’s Game). Quick PSA for those playing WoW (so skip if you don’t care): If [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 112015
 
Gaming: What's In A Name?

If you are a gamer, especially an MMO gamer, you are all too familiar with the ultimate conundrum, what to name a new character. The recent announcement of the new World of Warcraft expansion and the new demon hunter hero class has placed me in that conundrum once again. Personally, the name is very important and vital to how much I enjoy playing the character. I have deleted max level characters before because I just didn’t like the name (this was before we had the paid rename service). The name has to sound cool in my head, on paper, and match not only the look of [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 182014
 

The latest TV phenomenon is the HBO “perspective” of the Game of Thrones books. I actually have not been watching. I’m not really a fan of the deviation from the books. I realize that the author, George R. R. Martin (GRRM), is heavily involved with the retelling of his books. Perhaps his reasons for changing the fates of some characters or emphasizing certain character elements is his way of “correcting the flaws in the books”. Well then he should have fixed them before publishing the books. GRRM must be the worlds most A.D.D. author, or the most indecisive author. I’m actually somewhat reluctant to read [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 032013
 
Book Review: A Dance With Dragons

A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin My [rating: 4] Click here to read my review on Goodreads. Book 3 was my favorite and this one would probably come second. There were many times while reading this book that I became completely lost in the story. Anxious to read what will happen during the more thrilling and exciting parts. The important thing to keep in mind when reading book five, as GRRM pointed out at the end of book 4, is that about 60% of this book takes place along the same timeline as all of book 4. One of the things that kept [… Click to Continue …]

May 272013
 
Book Review: A Feast for Crows

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin My [rating: 4] Click here to see this review on Goodreads. Martin took an unexpected approach to most of the chapters in this book. I didn’t think I was going to like it but as I progressed further into the book it started to make more sense. There are also chapters focused on characters that hadn’t been the focus of chapters in previous books. It feels kind of awkward at first because you are so use to specific characters, but its interesting to see events unfolding from a different perspective. Depending on who you are rooting for, [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 282013
 
Book Review: A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin My [rating: 5] Click here to see this review on Goodreads. The best book of the series (so far). Obviously I have two more to go (for now) but of the three I have read thus far, this is my favorite. It seems like the 1k+ pages moved quickly as new twists and surprises were unveiled. The epilogue of this book has me reaching for book 4 almost immediately. It leaves you with so many things to wonder, none of which I want to mention specifically because I don’t want this review to contain any spoilers. I [… Click to Continue …]