Saturday, March 6, 2021

Soundtrack Saturday: Nova Drift

 

In this weekly feature, I recommend game soundtracks. I share a few of my favorite tracks, talk about why everyone should listen to the soundtrack, and a little bit about the composer. This week's choice is Nova Drift by Chimeric.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wishlist Wednesday: Hellish Quart

 

In this weekly feature, I share game titles from my various gaming wishlists. I share screenshots and video from the developer, talk about my expectations, and generally just ramble about why the title made it onto my list in the first place. This week's choice is Hellish Quart by Kubold.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Learning LOTRO: Lesson Fifty - Guides & Resources

 

In this series, I talk about various aspects of The Lord of the Rings Online. This series is meant for newcomers, but may also help veteran players find more to love about the game.


Not sure where to find information about something in The Lord of the Rings Online? Something more advanced than Learning LOTRO has covered so far? I got you. Here's a brief collection of helpful links to guides and resources on various topics from our amazing game community! There are probably a lot more, but I stuck with some basics compiled with the help of a kinmate (thanks, Resolina!).

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Soundtrack Saturday: Assassin's Creed IV - Black Flag

 

In this weekly feature, I recommend game soundtracks. I share a few of my favorite tracks, talk about why everyone should listen to the soundtrack, and a little bit about the composer. This week's choice is Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag by Ubisoft.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wishlist Wednesday: Balrum ACQUIRED

 

In this new monthly sub-feature, I revisit a Wishlist Wednesday title that I have since acquired and had the opportunity to play, sharing whether or not it is still a good wishlist item. This month's choice is Balrum by Balcony Team.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Learning LOTRO: Lesson Forty-Nine - Elevenses for Extra Life

 

In this series, I talk about various aspects of The Lord of the Rings Online. This series is meant for newcomers, but may also help veteran players find more to love about the game.



When it became apparent to me last year that I was likely going to pass my initial Extra Life goal of $1,000, I began making stretch goals. The easy choice for $1100 was Elevenses, which every good Tolkien nerd is familiar with -- along with a lot of other people around the world. For this special entry of Learning LOTRO, I share a bit of knowledge about Elevenses and consume some traditional fare as well!

Special thank-you to: Everyone who donated to my Extra Life page in 2020. Without you, this entry wouldn't exist, and hundreds of kids at Children's National in D.C. wouldn't be benefitting from your generosity. Thank you for helping me to be a hero for the kids!

Learning LOTRO: Lesson Forty-Eight - Class Poll Discussed

 

In this series, I talk about various aspects of The Lord of the Rings Online. This series is meant for newcomers, but may also help veteran players find more to love about the game.



In February of 2020, I decided I needed to infuse some Lord of the Rings Online content into my blog because it's been my primary MMO for 8 years and there isn't a game I know better. Since the endgame content, raids, trait trees, and annual events all had plenty of coverage, I thought it would be good to get back to basics for the ever-present crop of new players that give the game a try and are left to fend for themselves in a sea of information. I put out a poll asking people to rank their favorite to least favorite classes and said I would cover them in whatever order resulted. As I'm wrapping up a full year of Learning LOTRO, I thought it was a good time to finally discuss those poll results and how it helped to shape the series.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Soundtrack Saturday: Super Mario Bros

 

In this weekly feature, I recommend game soundtracks. I share a few of my favorite tracks, talk about why everyone should listen to the soundtrack, and a little bit about the composer. This week's choice is Super Mario Bros by Nintendo.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wishlist Wednesday: Wingspan

 

In this weekly feature, I share game titles from my various gaming wishlists. I share screenshots and video from the developer, talk about my expectations, and generally just ramble about why the title made it onto my list in the first place. This week's choice is Wingspan by Monster Couch.


Monday, February 15, 2021

Learning LOTRO: Lesson Forty-Seven - Warden Class Quests

In this series, I talk about various aspects of The Lord of the Rings Online. This series is meant for newcomers, but may also help veteran players find more to love about the game.