Of Dresden and Kindles
By Dwip January 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

I haven’t gone all professional librarian reading mode for a while, so maybe we should do a little of that. Spurred on by our pretty awesome Dresden Files RPG games and some copious amounts of encouragement by everyone else who had read the books and watched the show (I haven’t), I figured maybe I should pick up the series and read it. Since a good chunk of them are sitting on Jason’s Kindle, I ended up borrowing that, and I think you see where we’re going with this post.


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Mass Effect 2
By Dwip January 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So, to quote myself from that last post about DLC: The observant reader will perhaps also understand at this point why I want nothing to do with EA’s new Origin thing, and why I’m now specifically not purchasing EA games at this point. In fact, I very specifically, when given a choice, chose Modern Warfare 3 over Battlefield 3, despite having been sort of meh on the last two CoD games and loving the entire Battlefield series thus far. Should I enjoy ME2 a great deal and actually want ME3, I suspect that’s going to lead to some very tragic places and/or Skyrim modding binges. The strength of Mass Effect 2 is such that I am now forced to reconsider […]


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By Dwip January 14, 2012 at 7:17 am Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“Mordin’s psych profile warned of hyper behavior, but he is like a hamster on coffee. He’s going to be a very productive member of the team.” —Yeoman Kelly Chambers, Mass Effect 2


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Mass Effect 2: (Not) Getting DLC
By Dwip January 12, 2012 at 5:16 am Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

I’m sick and I like to rant about things in games, so here’s one. So, back in 2010 when I picked up Mass Effect 1 + 2, I ended up getting the Digital Deluxe Edition of ME2 because it was essentially free at the time. This promised me all sorts of cool DLC, basically acting like the collector’s edition. Great. Now, here we are in 2012. I like starting sequels when I’m still on the high from the first game, so I figured I’d play some ME2 for a while. I woke up at 4pm after 12 hours of sleep, it’s not like I’m going to bed soon or anything. Steam greets me with a face full of CD keys, […]


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Mass Effect
By Dwip January 12, 2012 at 12:46 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I’m atrociously sick right now, which on the one hand means that it’s hard to breathe and it feels like somebody poured radioactive sludge down my throat, but on the other hand means that I suddenly have a lot of hours on hand. Since concentrating on my own suffering and misery turns out to be, well, miserable, I decided on video games instead. Namely, we’re going to talk about Mass Effect, but first, a message from our sponsors: Need to explore alien planets? Trouble with those restless biotics and murderous geth? Need to get to work at your research facility, but need to get past that planetary invasion first? What you need is the Systems Alliance M35 Mako. Its 6 […]


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