Monthly Archives: July 2013

Review of the Bloody MultiCore G7 Mouse

I just posted up my review for A4Tech’s Bloody MultiCore G7 mouse on Examiner, which you can take a look at in the link.

What I like about this mouse the most is its size, really.  I generally don’t use gaming mice, because they’re so big and bulky.  With their multitudes of buttons, the size just becomes too much for my hand.  My husband uses them, and they’re fine for him, but for me they’re just detrimental.

Not only is this mouse lightweight and ergonomic, it has a vast array of options to choose from in its software.  I played around with them a bit, but some of it was pretty technical.  Since I’m not a HUGE FPS player (I did test it on FPS games, and it works very well, but those types of games just aren’t my cup of tea) I didn’t delve into the logistics of recoil supression too thoroughly, but I can see a lot of it being great for those who do a lot of that type of gaming.

Anyway, check it out! 

And, again, if you have any suggestions on reviews or topics you’d like me to address, feel free to comment or contact me.  I’d be happy to discuss anything gaming related.  Thanks!

Been playing too many games…

Sorry for the break, everyone.  I’ve been playing a variety of different games, and testing out a couple of peripherals (which I’ll have an article on in a day or so).

So, what has caught my attention?  I blame Steam and the heat here in Arizona, but here’s a list of what I’ve been playing, some info on each, and a quick rating:

Organ Trail– A remix of the classic Oregon Trail, you have to make your way across the US while fighting zombies, starvation, and a failing station wagon.  This was definitely worth the $3 that I paid for it, and really provides tons of entertainment with relatively high replay value.  5/5

Scribblenauts Unlimited– Unfortunately, limited.  While actually pretty fun to play, and educational for my kids, I beat this game in a matter of hours, and that wasn’t trying to go through it fast.  Still, using your imagination is fun. 4/5

Lego Batman 2– *sigh* I love the Lego games, and I really do like this game, but I’m really tired of it since it gets played so much in this household.  Some of the parts are actually pretty tricky, and can take a couple tries to get it right.  4/5

Knights and Dragons– Do not be fooled by the less than stellar title of this free app.  This game is addictive, and really fun.  Great way to pass 5-10 minutes of time. 5/5

Rift– I had abandoned this game long ago, but have since returned after its free to play status.  I have to say, I’m quite impressed with the changes they’ve made since my departure.  Though, it still drags in some areas, and it’s definitely more fun to play with other people than solo. 4/5

Marvel Heroes– I really want to like this game.  But it really just drags for me.  The graphics are alright, the game play is clunky.  I’m just kind of over it at this point. 3/5

Infinite Crisis– Another game I really would love to like, but can’t.  The first map is an obvious Dominion ripoff from League of Legends.  Although there are a couple of cool elements brought to the table (destructive environment), it feels somewhat like an empty shell with no substance.  It’s definitely missing something. 3/5

Pet Rescue Saga– From the makers of Candy Saga comes another puzzle game.  Tap to get two or more color blocks to disappear, and save the pets.  Functional, but actually kind of boring.  As much as I hate to say it, King’s other title is much better. 2/5

Alien Hive– Another app game, and also another puzzle game.  Match three in a row by sliding the blocks.  It’s just… alright.  Nothing special here, but also not a terrible game. 3/5

Disney Universe– This is a pretty chill title, actually.  Disney with a gauntlet feel, and puzzles to make your way through the levels and unlock new character costumes.  Not bad, but the multiplayer can get annoying if one of your teammates isn’t moving in the same direction (camera/movement freeze at the edges of the screen). 4/5

Castle Crashers– Ok, so I actually DIDN’T want to like this game, because my son won’t stop going on and on about it.  It’s really fun, though, and very quirky.  I like quirky.  Could do without some of the poop jokes, though. 4/5

DLC Quest 1/2- I broke down and bought this at the Steam sale since it was cheap.  It was fun to play for about 20 minutes, until I beat the first part of the game.  The second part was slightly longer (30-40 minutes), but what at first was snarky humor about DLC in games became monotonous and unfunny.  2/5

 

Alrighty, I think that about covers it.  As you can see, lots of games.  

 

If you have any suggestions for a game I should try, new or old, feel free to comment below and let me know.  I’m always looking for something new to review!  

Steam Sale Starts today!

We’ve all been waiting for this: great deals on great games.

 

Now through July 22, go to Steam to pick up crazy deals during their Summer Sale!!!

Runescape…3

Okay, so apparently I haven’t been paying attention to the RunEscape universe, because later this month the team at Jagex is going to release the next expansion to Runescape… Runescape 3.  

When was Runescape 2? 

The last time I tried to play “the most popular online adventure”, it looked like this:

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(Thank you http://thegreenlesser.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/how-to-find-a-great-clan-in-runescape/ for the classic image.)

NOW, it apparently looks like THIS:

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Not sure if there’s less of THIS, though: 

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Anyway… back to Runescape 3.

The biggest development for this expansion is the transition of the game to HTML5.  That’s right, people.  No more Java.  What does this mean, exactly?  A better game, that’s what.  You don’t need all those plugins, anymore.  You get to have a bigger world, better graphics, and all around better gameplay.  This is a huge deal for the series.  

I remember the biggest drawback when I played for a month.  It was lag due to Java.  I guess I’m going to have to hop on and check this out for myself.

ALSO:

The launch of RuneScape 3 will also see player decisions directly shaping the future of Gielinor, its inhabitants and scenery for the very first time. It will also marking the beginning of RuneScape’s inaugural community-focused world event, The Battle for Lumbridge. In addition to the technological leap RuneScape 3 sees the world of Gielinor enter the 6th Age, a significant new milestone in RuneScape’s vast heritage, as the gods of RuneScape return to re-exert their authority.

Good, because I don’t remember much of an actual, detail-rich, immersive storyline.  I remember a lot of lag, and a lot of gold spammers.  And spiders.  Badly rendered spiders.

 

The folks at Jagex are promising a really bright future for the Runescape present and future players.  

If you’ve been following my “Quest for a Free-to-Play” articles, you can see that I’m trying my best to find something worth actually using microtransactions.  I don’t really see Runescape 3 filling that role, but I’ll definitely give it a shot.

Runescape 3 launches on July 22nd, so in just a couple of weeks.  (There’s a countdown timer on the main website.)  Check it out if you’re interested in a new F2P, or if you’re curious just like I am as to what all the hubub is about.

 

 

Feelin’ up for some Duke Nukem?

 

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I am happy to announce that Duke Nukem 1, 2, and Manhattan Project are now all available on Steam.  You can buy each of them separately ($2.99, $2.99, $5.99, respectively) or as a bundle ($9.99).  Finally, the complete compendium of Duke Nukem deliciousness is available all in one place!  GO GO GO!

YouTube Trailer 

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