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

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

Alabaster Perinoor Silks Costume Front

Giveaway: Alabaster Perinoor Silks Costumes for ArcheAge

(The giveaway is closed. The winners are: Milkyy, Entaia and The Lover Boy. Congratulations!) We both don't play ArcheAge, but since we're part of Trion's Creator Programme, we sometimes get codes for games other than Rift to give away. We're happy to share these with you, of course, even if we don't play the game … Continue reading Giveaway: Alabaster Perinoor Silks Costumes for ArcheAge

Atlas Reactor Giveaway: Razer Chroma Skins

This giveaway is closed! Thank you for participating and congratulations, Maltroth! I recently won a code for Razer Chroma Skins in Atlas Reactor in a Trion Twitch stream - and then bookahnerk kindly pointed out that I already have them. So, since I don't need it, what better thing to do than to give the … Continue reading Atlas Reactor Giveaway: Razer Chroma Skins

GW2 Flummi mesmer

MMO gaming-goals this autumn

I really miss the time where I played only one MMORPG (World of Warcraft) and Guild Wars 1 for its story whenever I found time. I am currently trying to dip my toes into too many games at once while actually not having time for any of them. So I thought about what I want … Continue reading MMO gaming-goals this autumn

Life is Strange: Before the Storm

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep. 1 (spoiler-free!)

(Spoiler-free zone! I will not talk about the story in this post.) I've finished playing the first episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm! I was a bit worried I could get spoilered, so I tried to play through it fast without rushing. I want to enjoy the game and its story, after all. … Continue reading Life is Strange: Before the Storm Ep. 1 (spoiler-free!)

Civ V Austria

Do you ever go back to earlier game versions?

I started "Tropico 5" several times lately only to realize that something isn't right with it. I miss Tropico 4 - and I can't even say exactly what it is. I called Tropico 5 a waste of my money for quite some time. After playing it for more than 110 hours, I obviously cannot say … Continue reading Do you ever go back to earlier game versions?