Tag Archives: #NewBlogInitiative

That boy got mad skills!!!

I was going to spend some time covering the latest out of E3 in this post. That was until I saw Kemwer’s Coverage. He has lined up a fantastic array of posts covering all from the unveiling of goodness from E3.

Over a series of posts, he puts into a very readable and easily accessible form all the videos you will want to watch to follow announcements of things you know about already and some for things you will want to know more about in the future as following:

From my look through it all, I would say the thing that caught my eye the most was Watch Dogs from Ubisoft, it looks like something I will enjoy thoroughly.

The Darling Buds of May #NBI

I saw this idea from Vagabond goes for a Walk and I thought it was pretty cool being a stats kind of guy myself, so here you go, the stats for Bloodthorne for the month of May.

  • I wrote 28 posts, including this one.
  • Got 43 comments on them, including mine and pingbacks.
  • 840+ page views over 540 visits.
  • The highest number of visits in one day was about 80
  • 44.07% of visitors were returning visitors
  • Location: 44.26% United States, 24.81% United Kingdom, 10.74% Brazil, 5% Canada, 2.96% Finland, 2.22% Germany, 1.48% Australia
  • The lowest was below 2
  • My biggest source of visitors is from Sypster @ Bio Break
  • Most interesting search query: “buy farmville bucks with a prepaid debit card”
  • Browser stats: 48.15% Chrome, 29.63% Firefox, 7.41% IE, 5.56% Mobile & Normal Safari
  • OS stats: 81.48% Windows, 5.37% Mac, 4.44% iOS, 3.89% Android, 3.33% Linux

#NBI – Share and share alike

Another week and we enter the final challenge set by Ambermist over at Tastes Like Battle Chicken. Now it is time for us all to turn the attention from our own humble offerings, and let you know about other bloggers that took up the call of arms for the New Blogger Initiative.

The challenge set forth was to find three other blogs in the NBI, but I say “Nay! My readers expect more!” which is a lie, I have no idea what my readers expect, but I have four in my list and it sounded like a good reason.

White Charr – A Guild Wars 2 Blog

There is a very simple reason I like this blog: the sheer amazing quantity of very very good artwork that is highlighted there. Being barely capable of holding a paintbrush the right way round, I have an extra appreciation of those that can.

Kemwer Game Blog

A really nice variety of posts ranging from a series of different games, cogently put together by a fellow web professional.

This Roaring Silence

Being that Bloodthorne is dedicated to all forms of gaming and not just MMOs, I would be amiss not to highlight other blogs that delve into other arenas of game, and here we have a gem- another board game player like myself, even writing a post about a game on my to-buy list.


Another blog that ventures into the wild untamed jungle that is table-top gaming, kinda, with a couple of posts; the first highlighting many classic board games that have been turned into apps and the other showing a mutual love of TableTop by Wil Wheaton.

Video games make me do bad things… ????

I have had this topic festering in my brain for a few weeks now. Actually, that’s a lie, it seems I can’t remember a time when this topic hasn’t been something I have felt strongly about.

The topic at hand is the mass media, specifically how they associate violent behaviour with gaming, and even more specific to this, how they ignore all the good that comes out of gaming and the communities they start.

The media has always had a target that it demonised, be it rock and roll, then classic rock, then heavy metal, then horror movies and now the gaming industry. Why? The only reason I can see is that it sells headlines. Regardless of the impact it has on countless people, every time they point the finger at the wrong cause it’s another instance where the finger isn’t pointing at the correct cause. From where I am sitting that’s contributing towards a problem, not solving it.

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See My Main @#$*&

Ambermist at Taste like Battle Chicken has continued the NBIMMO challenge to week 3 and is asking us to spend a little time talking about our mains. This could get interesting.

My main character throughout my history of MMO’s would have to be Gaffa Taype (see the pun? do ya? do ya?) who I started off in Everquest 1. I think he was the second character I created when I got my own account, a dwarven cleric of Brell Serilis and pretty much your stereotypical dwarven example. Loud, brash and a penchant for the alcoholic.

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Inviting constructive criticism

So, I have been running my blog for a couple of weeks now, I have a variety of posts in a variety of topics, I even appear to have a number of people checking me out on a regular basis. I started and maintain this blog for myself, but it is always nice to get feedback.

What I would like to know is…

What do you think?

I realise my ability to frame my posts in a fashion that is the easiest to read isn’t particularly great, which is why I have enlisted a journalism student friend of mine to act as proof reader and editor for my blog.


Other than that, what do you think of Bloodthorne? Any and all comments will be appreciated.


Why do I do what I do be doo

So Tastes Like Battle Chicken has followed up with their first week challenge for the new blog initiative with a rather more introspective challenge, Why You Do What You Do.

As I understand it this is aimed more to why we play what we play, which leaves me in a quandary, as you know I am currently between games hence the #ChooseMyMMO experiment. So I thought for myself I would answer a little more broadly, why do I spend my time and energy on a blog about gaming?

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