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Monday, August 13, 2012

New series: Skyrim!

Hey everyone, just introducing another series here on the blog, it was going to be Skyrim Sundays, but I decided that schedules are dumb and that I'm going to play this game whenever I want, so it's just Skyrim. I'm playing a conjuration/necromancer character, and I should have some very interesting adventures in the near future. So ready your Thu'um, and prepare for Skyrim!

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Skyrim: episode 2!

So I had some free time today so I recorded another episode of skyrim! I worked out the volume issue from last video, but this time it didn't record the game sounds, only my voice. The subtitles are on, so its not too bad, but some things don't make any sense without context of the game sounds. Luckily, I know why that was, and it is now fixed, so next episode should be problem free! This episode, I escaped the Helgen keep, after lighting myself on fire! I should have another episode up in a couple of days, so I can continue my adventure! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Minecraft Monday: episode 1

We are back! And with a whole host of new content in the coming weeks, including something which we promised over eight months ago, but was delayed due to laziness... MINECRAFT MONDAYS!
That's right, every Monday, we will post a new video for all our dedicated followers.

(Yes i realize that it's not Monday, but we didn't realize that it Monday was until 11 PM... so yeah.)

So for our first episode, Typhus and I talked a little bit about the mod we will be using (which i will link in a moment), we died a couple of times, wandered around and basically sucked. So get ready for 20 minutes of us playing the way we know how.... badly!

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Sphax's BDcraft (Amazing texture pack):
Technic/Tekkit (Brilliant mod pack):

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Humble Indie Bundle V

I genuinely hope that this is not the first place that you've heard about this, but you still deserve to know.  Humble Indie Bundle V includes Amnesia: the Dark Descent, Bastion, Braid, LIMBO, Lone Survivor, Psychonauts, Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP and Super Meat Boy.  For around $10.  I'm not sure if you know this, but I did the research, and then I did the math, and that is a FANTASTIC DEAL.  There's only a day left, but seriously, check this out;

Monday, June 4, 2012

E3 impressions

E3 2012 has thus far been a fantastic disappointment. Microsoft's Halo 4 looks to be bringing very little to the table that wasn't in previous Halo games; a few more enemies, better graphics, Cortana going insane. In fairness, the whole "Insane AI" thing may be new to Halo, but the idea itself is ground that has been thoroughly tread in previous years/decades/pretty much as long as the idea of AI has existed. So congratulations to 343 Studios for continuing Halo's trend of lackluster, completely uninteresting story-telling. It's looking like Sony's coming out with a large amount of third-party support for its PS Vita, and I'm greatly intrigued by Assassin's Creed Liberation. So far the third generation of AssCreed games feature a half-Native North American protagonist and a female protagonist of indeterminate ethnic origin. We'll see how Ubisoft handles its diversity. The Vita is also getting Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified. I'm unsure how to feel about this, as I'm not a fan of the CoD franchise, but given that its popularity eclipses masturbation, at this point it's looking like a great business move for Sony. I like the sound of the Assassin White Vita, though; I may just pick that up! They're also adding a WiiU-esque functionality to the Vita for the PS3, making the Vita a very desirable handhold (why it couldn't have just been desirable at launch I don't know, but in Sony's defense they're picking up the pieces of their shattered handhold venture very admirably). More from Sony: J.K. Rowling has teamed up with them to release a PS Move game called Book of Spells. Interesting. As well, a Super Smash Bros. sort of game for the PS3 is on the horizon, PlayStation AllStars. I find it interesting, but given how many games have involved series/franchise crossovers in prior years that Sony has only now jumped on the idea. It looks to be a great game though. The game that has most piqued my interest is The Last of Us, which is apparently a very emotional take on the idea of apocalypse. It involves a grizzled badass and a younger, teenage girl who have banded together for safety, and developed somewhat of a father-daughter bond (take a guess as to who you play as). I find this interesting, because I haven't seen or played many games that take a more personal and emotional approach to storytelling and focused on character development, which this game looks to do. I'm excited, to say the least! Tomorrow I'll go over the rest of E3, this is a tad rushed. Other announcements included a new Gears of War, a new God of War, a new Sim City, and many more interesting games and many uninteresting firmware upgrades to the Xbox that I didn't get to cover. Tomorrow!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Well... here's something

To put it simply, not all went well.  Due to some tight scheduling with various other events, the Disciples were only able to play the D&D Next Beta for a little while,  Nevertheless, much was learned and we have no intention of stopping quite yet.  Hopefully we'll be able to play some more, but here's what we've learned so far.
1. Being a fighter is hilarious.
No really.  Combat has been slightly tweaked in order to make sure that those who should be good at combat, or just have a good opportunity, will likely succeed with a great new advantage system.  More importantly, fighters will always dish out damage equal to their strength (with a certain trait), even if their attacks miss.  This meant that our fighter was knocking down at least one Kobold a turn, no matter what.
2. Its good being DM.
You know all of the times your DM would let you perform an action without a roll because you set it up so well, or if he'd deny you the opportunity of jumping to the moons before the dice hit the table (despite the risk of angering the dice gods).  Well now that's cannon.  It may not be a big deal, but its good to know that Wizards is paying attention.
3. Everything is simpler.
It's true that this is our first time using a pre-made campaign, but there just seems to be something more pure about next.  You don't have to flip through your character sheet looking for information.  It's all laid out nicely, and there not much to master.  That might just be the Beta leaving out content, but it feels good just slipping into a character and enjoying the company and the story.  Its a good D&D set-up. That is all.

Friday, May 25, 2012

D&D Next Announcement

As you may have heard from anywhere else worth reading on the internet, the next edition of D&D has officially entered its Beta, and free playtest set are being given out for review.  Being who we are and having the purpose that we do, the Disciples are going to try and meet up this weekend and test play D&D Next.  If all goes well there be a review posted by Monday.