At Home with the Dragonborn

I thought I was pretty hip when I joined Tumblr in 2010. By this I mean I was hip in the general sense, not that joining Tumblr made me hip. I’d been a part of The X-Files community in the late ’90s, so I know about fandom. How naive. I had so much to learn! One concept I learned about: OCs, or original characters. My exposure to OCs is through video games. Players of RPGs like Skyrim and Dragon Age create these elaborate, detailed histories for their player characters. I thought it was a little weird at first. Then I started doing it, too. Read More At Home with the Dragonborn

Lunchtime Poll: Scariest Moment in a Video Game

Playing all that Skyrim at 2 a.m. has not been good for my unconscious brain.

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Gaming Melting Pot

Some people might have wondered why I stopped writing game reviews. Well, I didn’t stop playing games; it’s that I didn’t finish all the games I bought since the start of the year. Not because they were bad, but because I keep buying new ones. I spent well over $300, but some of it went to Kickstarter projects that won’t be released anytime soon. I’m also waiting for Guild Wars 2 (playing Beta Weekend once every month or so), Divine Divinity Dragon Commander, Dishonored, and a bunch of indies to release. Also, too much Skyrim and Mount & Blade: Warband are to blame. Read More Gaming Melting Pot

Elder Scrolls Mumbling

Last December, Bethesda Game Studio/Softworks announced the next installment of the Elder Scrolls game franchise, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I’m a big fan of the series and the first thing I did was run back to the Official forums and see what people were saying. I’m a big fan of Morrowind and found Oblivion ok (too many annoying designs to make it great) and I don’t like Fallout 3 ( it has too many of Oblivion’s annoying designs and for some reason I find the wasteland boring in 3D).

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