Now I agree with a few points and I disagree with a few othersRead the rest of Analysing Modern Entertainment
So I have finally gotten my table top RPG hat back on after a couple of years, last night I started the inaugural session to my new DND campaign using the DND Next play-test rule system, and it went, well surprisingly well.
My adventuring group consisted of 2 people that played my 4th edition campaigns up until 2 years ago, 2 players who had only ever played one game of DND before and finally a complete nive to tabletop RPG's. I figured the true strength of DND was always how easily a gateway it was into the tabletop RPG market, and what better way to put that to the test than with a group of inexperienced players?Read the rest of Dungeons & Dragons.... NEXT
So the blogosphere is abuzz with the news that Google are retiring their reader service. What to many is possibly their most used part of the Google arsenal, those of course that blog and read blogs on a regular basis have come to know and love the RSS aggregator.
Is it really a bad thing that it is going the way of the dodo though? To me it isn't, of all the Google services it is the most antiquated, stuck in the format of the rising internet. There are now much more efficient and more user friendly ways to get your news. Google reader also doesn't handle media too well, sure images are fine but audio and video not so much.
Personally I have switched from google reader to Feedly. I multi platform aggregation service that presents the feeds much more nicely and allows me to have just as much control as before.
That is all, Move Along now.
At this point this article could be nothing other than speculation, as there are conflicting reports depending on where you look on the internet, all with "credible" sources, but according to some sources including this article by the Mirror, the 50th anniversary special could well be the time that Matt Smith hangs up his Bow Tie and regenerates into the Twelfth Doctor.
Now with this potentially on the cards I am going to put forth a few names, I believe could really do justice to the role and the rebooted series. Some have been stated elsewhere, and some I haven't seen here we go...Read the rest of Complete Speculation, Past, Present & Future
So I asked for feedback on what people would like to read about, and the first response was asking for what I thought of FTL the hugely successful indie game from last year
So what is FTL? The official website describes it as...
FTL is a spaceship simulation roguelike-like. Its aim is to recreate the atmosphere of running a spaceship exploring the galaxy (like Firefly/Star Trek/BSG etc.) In any given episode of those classic shows, the captain is always yelling “Reroute power to shields!” or giving commands to the engineer now that their Warp Core is on fire.
Me, I say it is a prime example of how in this day and age you DON'T NEED million dollar budgets, HD cinematics or sound, or even a large team to create an engaging, high quality game that can be played again and again.Read the rest of Thank Diety I Packed My Towel!
I have a variety of things that I have played for the first time since the beginning of my hiatus, what i would like to know is which would you like to have me write about?
- FTL: Faster than Light - the small Indy pc game that is tiny in file-size yet huge on re-playability.
- Zombicide - The boardgame from the zombie apocalypse
- Settlers of Catan - with the 5-6 player expansion (Yes I know its a classic)
- The Walking Dead - the episodic storytelling point and click
- Storm of Shadows - the latest book in the Malifaux world
Let me know your thoughts, as it can only help to get pre-feedback