Bio Break’s State of the Gamer
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 9:00 am
I’ve had a whole lot kicking around in my head about what I’ve been playing, what I’d like to go back to playing, and what’s ahead that I’m looking forward to playing.  Might as well write it all down and … Continue reading


Month of DDO: Weed whacker
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 9:00 am
For my final — yes, final — excursion for the Month of DDO, I wanted to get back to the roots of doing actual group content instead of just going through quests solo.  But even with the group finder going … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Fifty shades of apples
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 9:00 am
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I get the feeling that I’m being followed… must be my imagination, though. More general wanderings in the … Continue reading


Wacky Wandom Wednesday
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 9:00 am
I’m heading out to PAX Prime tomorrow, so I’m mostly focused on preparing for that, but here are a few nuggets of gaming goodness that have been happening in my life lately: WildStar My new helmet has a flaming eye … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 34: Feature that instrument!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 9:00 am
While many soundtrack pieces are a collaboration between an entire orchestra, once in a while a single instrument will take the forefront and steal the spotlight.  Those tracks are the theme of today’s show, in which the faithful Bards choose … Continue reading


My new WildStar hat
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 8:32 pm
Got this hat in one of my final boomboxes.  It’s so big… and yet… and yet I love it.  Even kind of goes with the funky shirt I’m wearing.  I mean, it’s no squig head, but it’ll do for now.


My 10 favorite SNES games
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 9:00 am
Izlain’s rundown of his favorite Sega Genesis games and a recent delve into nostalgia gaming videos have left me thinking, once again, about my beloved SNES console.  I played the heck out of the PlayStation in the 90s, but the … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Robbing little old ladies
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) After doing a little bit of reading up on this game, I decided that I don’t want the … Continue reading


What WildStar should be doing with paths
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 9:00 am
One of WildStar’s big talking points prior to launch was its path system.  This was supposed to be a “second class” that you could level up independantly by pursuing a specific type of content tailored to your playstyle (fighting, exploring, … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Raking horse poop
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I mentioned this a couple of times back in my Space Quest and King’s Quest playthroughs, but the … Continue reading


Month of DDO: There is a dungeon inside of this cart
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 9:00 am
An occasional problem that I run into with LOTRO is that the game will spend way, way too long loading my character into the game… and eventually quit to desktop as a result.  I’m finding even more problems with DDO.  … Continue reading


WildStar: Home epic home
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 1:09 pm
Just a quick post to say that I had a really terrific night in WildStar yesterday: I blasted through about a third of Galeras and an entire level, really getting into the groove of my Engineer and her eternally buggy … Continue reading


The making of a Battle Bards episode
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 9:00 am
Our going-on-two-years-now Battle Bards podcast is probably one of the most involved of my various web projects and a true labor of love from Syl, Steff, and myself.  We are nuts about MMO music and have a grand ol’ time … Continue reading


WildStar: Putting a bow on Galeras
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 10:56 am
My goal during this past weekend was to put a wrap on Galeras with my Engineer and move on.  Galeras isn’t a horrible zone… but it isn’t my favorite, either.  The “pretty” parts don’t really stir any feelings in my … Continue reading


Quest for Glory: Packing for adventure!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) It’s getting late and so I trundle on back to the inn, putting my plans to fully explore … Continue reading


LOTRO: Touring Dol Amroth
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 9:00 am
It was amusingly coincidental that one of my kinnies posted the gushing quote on the right-hand side there about LOTRO while I was taking a leisurely tour through the Gondorian city of Dol Amroth.  Word for word, that’s pretty much … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Stretch goals
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 3:32 pm
“For those of you who are unfamiliar, a ‘stretch goal’ is an improvement the developer will add to the game if you pay the ransom.” ~ I Hate MMORPGs


WildStar: The magical floating buffalo of Galeras
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 9:00 am
I don’t like to peg myself with labels, but I’m partial to taking off and just wandering during an average evening of adventure.  I like seeing what’s around the corner and taking trips to places that are devoid of meaty … Continue reading


Quest for Glory 1: Magical adventure
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Even though I played King’s Quest and Space Quest (and the first Police Quest) as a kid, I … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Stretch goals
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 3:32 pm
“For those of you who are unfamiliar, a ‘stretch goal’ is an improvement the developer will add to the game if you pay the ransom.” ~ I Hate MMORPGs


Quest for Glory 1: Magical adventure
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Quest for Glory 1. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Even though I played King’s Quest and Space Quest (and the first Police Quest) as a kid, I … Continue reading


WildStar: The magical floating buffalo of Galeras
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 9:00 am
I don’t like to peg myself with labels, but I’m partial to taking off and just wandering during an average evening of adventure.  I like seeing what’s around the corner and taking trips to places that are devoid of meaty … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 33: Allods Online
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 August 2014, 9:00 am
As we’ve proven before on Battle Bards, free-to-play and foreign doesn’t mean that the soundtrack is going to be lame.  On the contrary, scores like Allods Online is what gets us out of bed in the morning, pumped for another … Continue reading


Six things about the Atari 2600 that I forgot until now
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 August 2014, 9:00 am
I was watching a retro review of an Atari 2600 game the other day that unlocked several memories I had of that quirky first console.  In no particular order, here they are: 1. The games were very colorful and bold … Continue reading


Shadow Realms? Yes please.
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 August 2014, 2:54 pm
Just a couple of weeks ago on Massively Speaking, Bree and I were kicking around ideas from tabletop RPGs that we’d like to see brought into MMOs.  I expressed a desire that I’ve long had, which is to allow players … Continue reading


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