Defiance Cruising

Defiance2050 PC Closed Beta Keys Giveaway – closed!

  Sorry, there are no keys left!   The PC beta for the upcoming "reloaded" Defiance, called Defiance2050, is taking place this weekend. The beta is up from today (that is, in something like 11 hours from this post - I'm not exactly sure due to time zones and me not having had my morning … Continue reading Defiance2050 PC Closed Beta Keys Giveaway – closed!

C64 Mini

First Impressions: C64 Mini

My brother and I didn't get along when we were kids. However, even we had some things we could do without yelling at each other. It was only a handful of things, but they were there and they are the most precious childhood memories now, of course. One was how he taught me playing table-tennis. … Continue reading First Impressions: C64 Mini

C64 Mini

Gaming nostalgia weekend

Bookahnerk and I will be spending this weekend (re-)visiting good old gaming times. Ultima Online started their version of "free to play" (or free trial, if you prefer) called Endless Journey yesterday. This was his favourite MMO back in the day and to some extent still is. I never played the official game. I only … Continue reading Gaming nostalgia weekend

duck in oven

Bookahnerk’s honey-mustard glazed chili-duck

You know the drill by now: It's time for a new cooking recipe! This year, I sat back and watched bookahnerk prepare it as he always does this one dish. We had honey-mustard glazed chili-duck with potato wedges and field salad. Ingredients for the duck: - 1 duck breast per person - honey - mustard … Continue reading Bookahnerk’s honey-mustard glazed chili-duck

Rift Prime First Impressions

First Impressions of Rift Prime

First things first, for those following my "hand issues": In case you're wondering why and how I can even get in some gaming time: With a trackball mouse for my left hand, and having to stay away from the PC as well as handwriting while only unpacking moving boxes and moving around shelves in the … Continue reading First Impressions of Rift Prime

Fireworks 2nd anniversary

7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!

The first Nerdy Bookahs blog post appeared on March 12, 2011. The first postings were all about Rift, before I started writing about other games (most prominently Guild Wars 2, of course!). A lot has happened in these past few years. I started a new job, quit that job, started a new job, started another … Continue reading 7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!

Rift_Beta_Eth chloromancer

Rift Prime and Nostalgia

Trion chose a perfect time to launch their Rift Prime server. The game originally launched in March 2011 - and this little blog here got started in March 2011 as well. This is not a coincidence, however, as Rift (and the upcoming Guild Wars 2) was the main content I wrote about at that point. … Continue reading Rift Prime and Nostalgia

Civ VI_The Netherlands

One month later…

One month has gone since my last blog post. A lot has happened in real life, and in my game worlds as well. I am now unemployed - partly because I couldn't keep my job when moving, partly by choice (to concentrate on finishing my dissertation thesis before looking for a new job). I have … Continue reading One month later…

Ghost of a Tale - main character

Games/Expansions in 2018 that I’m anticipating

New year, new games! For me, 2018 begins with a hopefully great expansion coming: Civilization VI's "Rise and Fall". It will be released on February 8, which coincides with me leaving my current job. It also coincides with us moving across the country, but that will happen later that month. So in between packing our … Continue reading Games/Expansions in 2018 that I’m anticipating

Evoluent vertical mouse

Gaming with RSI: Vertical mouse no. 3 and a trackball mouse

Bookahnerk got me the Evoluent vertical mouse for lefthanders*. There is only this one model for lefthanders, but thankfully, it works very well with my hand. Compared to the other two vertical mice I already have (from Perixx and Havit), there are two big differences: 1) it's more massive with a thumb-rest and 2) it's … Continue reading Gaming with RSI: Vertical mouse no. 3 and a trackball mouse