I watch too much Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you’re like me, you might as well get a workout during your leisure time. (If you’re not, I suggest you start watching it. The first few seasons are cheesy, but the show overall is wonderful.)
Gamer, gardener, agoraphobe, comic book/scifi/fantasy fangirl, pitbull aficionado, whiner.
Trine 2 (PC)
Sleeping Dogs (Xbox)
Skyrim Legendary Edition (Xbox)
Civilization V (PC)
Elder Sign: Omens (Android)
Trine 2 (co-op with Tony) was huge fun and a gorgeous game.
I got civ 5 in the Steam fall sale and I’m about 12 hours in and still in my first game. Not living that I can’t stack units, makes maneuvering troops super awkward.
I got Skyrim with all the dlc for Xmas and couldn’t resist starting it immediately since I’d been waiting 2 years to try it. I’m playing as a battle mage (mage in heavy armor with a one-handed sword). First time playing TES not as a thief/archer.
Xbox games with gold free title Sleeping Dogs won me over immediately, so I’m mostly playing this when I’m taking a break from Skyrim.
I had some Play Store credit to burn from the Kit Kat promo and decided on a tabletop game, Elder Sign: Omens. It took me a bit to get the hang of it having not played the physical version, but it has a lot of replay value and was a good buy.
Alan Wake (Xbox) - Just started yesterday and I’ll have to take it slow; seems that in my old age each jump scare in a horror game takes an hour off my life. I’m already stressed about running out of flashlight batteries.
Civilization V (PC) - Finally got it this week and, par for the course, spent 6 straight hours on my first tutorial play.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (Xbox) - Moon and I got this a couple weeks ago free with Xbox gold. We jumped in to a 1v1 battle and had no idea what was going on (turns out the campaign mode acts as a game tutorial) but finally caught on after an hour or so. Glad we gave this a chance, it filled a void in what is really one of my favorite game types lately (casual/puzzle/card/board game type games).
Papers Please (PC) - This game is weird, engaging, and pretty damn difficult. I keep killing my family and getting fired from my job. It’s a bit like FTL in that way, except you can restart from a specific day’s save without always going back to day one. I’m interested in seeing how the game plays out if I ever make it to the end. So many details to keep up with.
Trine 2 co-op (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox)
Dragon Age Origins has taken up the last 3 months for me on Xbox. I have about 100 hours in it and am getting close to finishing. Time to head to the Landsmeet soon.
Playing Trine 2 with Moon. Fun game and really pretty and interesting environment. I’m playing the wizard and Moon the hunter. We decided to play Trine while take a break from Terraria since we’ll be starting a brand new world once the October 1st patch releases.
With the update to Google Now including a card showing past research, these are all my topics over the last week:
Fallout 3, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Google Music, Daft Punk, Arkham Asylum, Android phones, Game of Thrones, Metacritic ratings, Joss Whedon’s SHIELD, Xbox headsets, Cabin in the Woods and omelette recipes.
Short version: I’m a nerd…hold up I’m hungry.
Stronghold HD (PC)
Bastion New Game+ (Xbox)
Theme Hospital (PC)
“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. I write to do all the things the viewers want too. So the intensity of the fan response is enormously gratifying. It means I hit a nerve.” - Joss Whedon
Theme Hospital (PC) - This game is ridiculous and fun as hell.
Stronghold HD (PC) - Also loving this game, about halfway through the combat campaign.
Sims 3 (PC) - Started a brand new game with Buffy Summers (brave, hopeless romantic star athlete) and Willow Rosenberg (genius, computer hacker, forensic specialist) as roomies.
FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) - Just started it this morning as I’m feeling ill and needed something to do on my laptop; so far I am loving it. I’ve destroyed my ship at least 5 times but I keep starting over again. Ton of potential here.
Bioshock (Xbox) - Got stuck at a Big Daddy fighting part last week and so I’ve been ignoring this game for now while I play my simulation/strategy games.
Samsung Galaxy S4 event - notable things I came away with after watching the live stream on The Verge:
1. Display is 5” (my phone is 4.7” and it is nearly impossible to navigate games with one hand) so I’m going to need bigger hands.
2. The camera is 13mp and the camera software features are crazy (can take 100 photos in 4 seconds and composite them, erase people out of photos, add yourself into photos using the dual cameras, add your voice to photos, etc).
4. 8 core processor (is that really necessary?) with 1080p display.
3. You can navigate photos/web pages by moving your hand in the air over the phone (so feel free to eat Cheetos now while browsing).
4. The phone tracks your damn eyeballs. If you are watching a video and look away from the phone, it automatically pauses the video. When you look back, it registers your eyeballs and automatically resumes.