Hawk the Slayer’s rubbish!
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 September 2014, 4:18 pm
So yesterday was the anniversary of one of my all time favourite TV shows: Spaced. Fifteen years ago it aired in the UK on Channel 4 and quickly obtained a cult following despite it’s limited run of two series. What? Spaced featured two strangers who have to put on a charade in order to rent a flat, […]


Phantoms
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 September 2014, 2:20 pm
So this weekend I grabbed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms (via Steam) which is the latest offering from Ubisoft. It’s a third person shooter title that has been out since April and really does jumps in the Free to Play melting pot with both feet. After my Planetside 2 experiences I wasn’t expecting much here […]


The beat starts here
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2014, 1:38 am
A good friend tagged me to list 15 of the most influential/favourite albums in my life, I it was a very tough task to just pick 15 and there are many more on my list that I’ll no doubt kick myself for forgetting in a weeks time. So here are the albums in no real […]


Hats off to me
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 September 2014, 3:55 pm
Aside from the usual Nike shoe spam I can tell a new Title has launched due to the Gold sellers ramping up their game. I even had one for Destiny.


Grind Core
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 September 2014, 2:10 pm
It’s taken about a week but I have finally got all 40 gold medals on the containment DLC for Defense Grid, while doing so also got the 2nd and 3rd rarest that the game has to offer. The hardest part is trying not to lose any Cores in the mayhem that the tower defense game […]


Board Creeper Bundle
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 September 2014, 4:56 am
I may have mentioned that this year I have been running a monthly board gaming group at work. The number of people varies but we usually have enough show up to run up to two games. I aim to make the games as diverse as possible between sessions and it’s been a great learning experience […]


Rather busy week – [Generic Title 45]
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 September 2014, 4:07 pm
Well I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to keep up the post a day schedule after Blaugust ended, however I planned on poster sooner than today if I’m completely honest. However this week had other plans and has been rather chaotic all around. I was asked to help with a deployment at […]


Once were smokers
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 September 2014, 5:08 pm
In early 2009 when we found out that we were having a child, the first and most likely hardest task for me was giving up smoking. I’d been smoking since about 1994/5 it was a mammoth task that I ultimately achieved via a long drawn out process. I find it funny when people tell me […]


Two year reprieve
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 7:02 pm
Two years and one day exactly after the closure announcement of City of Heroes/Villains, new hope comes from the most unlikely direction. This post over at the Titan Network explains it in more detail and covers alot of text, but if the deal is successful there could be a Maintenance version of the i23 content […]


Unlocking September
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 5:42 am
Too much? 


No, it’s fine! I didn’t want to play your game anyway
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 August 2014, 4:56 pm
After discovering that Dok (once an original poster here) was going to try out Neverwinter Nights last night, I fired up Steam and grabbed the launcher, thinking that I could download it in preparation and join him as I’d be interested in trying the game out. Now in terms of MMO’s, ignoring all game mechanics […]


Last Blaugust post 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2014, 7:01 pm
Woo Yay Hoopla! Today is officially the last day of Blaugust and despite some troubles in the middle of the month it has not been half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Well done to all those who took part no matter how far you got into the event the mere accepting […]


Subscription perks
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2014, 10:05 am
Rewind to the era of full subscription model and you got unfettered access to the game and aside from the monthly cost your only other expensive were the initial purchase of the original game and any expansions. Each Free to play MMO calls their pseudo subscription models something different such as VIP, Premium, Membership, gold […]


The Witches
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 6:55 pm
I had Tree Frog Games’s The Witches for Christmas we have only played it once and so we decided to take it out for another spin tonight. This is the second game based in the Discworld universe but is quite different from Anhk Morpork. The game is set in Lancre, players control one of 4 trainee […]


More Jumbo
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 4:01 pm
I do enjoy pick up deals from the Humble Bundle website, usually there is one or 2 games I fancy getting plus I’m a sucker for game soundtracks and jump at any chance to add more to my collection. This time around is a Humble Jumbo Bundle 2, which includes lots of titles that were […]


Mission achievable
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 3:28 pm
Following up on my XCOM post yesterday, I think it’s safe to say have a thing for achievement hunting and it’s not necessarily that I want to 100% a game, my main weakness can be found in Steam’s global list versus my own achievements for particular game. Once I have completed a game I often […]


Sleepy Enemy Within
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 4:42 pm
After a trip to late night trip to A&E with Littlest Troll, today I find myself rather tired and struggling to get anything written up for todays Blaugust post, so apologies if this one comes through a little disjointed. After my post about the board game and quite a number of J3w3ls posts on her playthrough […]


No one expects the Spanish Inquisition
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 6:45 pm
Well those reports of Google purchasing the Streaming giant Twitch fall to ash as Amazon appear to have jumped in with a 970 million dollar deal. It was clear that a purchase was on the horizon as the changes to the retention and the removal of copyright infringing audio, was a silver bullet in removing […]


Gaming Questionnaire
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 3:21 am
Jasyla over at Cannot Be Tamed posted a rather nice Gaming Questionnaire that after it was mentioned on twitter I thought could be a nice break in my posting schedule. A couple of regular blogs I follow have also run with it here, here and here When did you start playing video games? I remember […]


I don’t follow
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 3:54 pm
I recently discovered that one of my favourite useful websites has risen from the grave. I originally stumbled onto Unladen Follow while looking for the exact thing it was offering. In a nutshell it analyses your Twitter feed and applies a weighting factor to each account you follow based on the recent activity including Quantity, Mentions, Hashtags […]


Coin confusion
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 6:59 pm
I’m terrible at making decisions. Now that Campaign coins have completed their Kickstarter, I have a choice to make on how I want the coins. As I mentioned the other day I backed 3 sets of coins in the campaign, which completed on the 25th. However I’m a little stuck on which combination to pick […]


XCOM Board game
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 August 2014, 6:55 am
I have to admit that after seeing that a XCOM game was coming I was a little dubious as I didn’t know how it would transfer across mediums. I was even more concerned when I spotted that Fantasy Flight Games were releasing it. It’s a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, where as games like […]


The Witness
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 August 2014, 6:30 pm
As I mentioned in my questionnaire one of the games I am looking forward to is The Witness, which is an exploration puzzle game that I have been watching for a good while now. The game is being built by a small studio lead by Jonathan Blow, best know for his platformer Braid which had […]


All the fun of 4v1
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 8:31 am
Bioware’s Shadow Realms look set to jump into the pool with Turtle Rock Studio’s Evolve, both sporting 4v1 online co-op gameplay, but the target audience maybe vastly different. In the blue corner Evolve’s First Person Shooter feel will undoubtedly draw on Turtles Rocks experience with the Left 4 Dead franchise and attract those fans, especially […]


One a day too much?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 12:22 pm
I share Missy and Rowan’s sentiments about Blaugust, despite achieving at least one post each day, the truth is that writing doesn’t come that easily to me and having a rigid schedule feels like I’m not giving my best in terms of post quality. I honestly would much rather skip a day when I feel […]


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