MMORPGs that never really captured my attention
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 December 2014, 9:40 am
Hello again, readers! This week I’d like to point to a few MMOs that have always sat on my hard drive, but barely get enough attention to register in my mind. I always take a few hours during each week to update all of the titles I currently have sitting in my games folder, and […]


Another week in the life of an MMO explorer
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 November 2014, 9:50 am
OK, so another week or so has passed us by and, as usual, I spent much of that week working. Working. Working. I have answered so many emails, in-game-messages and PMs about game mechanics, concerns and other MMO-related things that my eyes are blurring. Luckily I can take a break in as many virtual worlds […]


Backup for September 2nd, 2014
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 September 2014, 10:34 am



Why I continue do the MMORPG thing
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2014, 9:03 am
Hello everyone. A quick introduction before I get into my heavy-handed blog post for this week. My name is Beau Hindman and I have been playing MMOs for 15 years and covering them in some way for eight or so. I tend to prefer sandboxes over themeparks, but you can just as easily find me […]


F.E.A.R. Online: Not very scary, but really fun!
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 November 2014, 8:09 pm
When I was asked to check out F.E.A.R. Online, a new FTP shooter from one of my favorite FTP publishers Aeria, I was a bit hesitant. This is my blog, the shiny, happy place where I post mostly what makes me happy. Why would I want to play yet another free-to-play FPS that would probably […]


My Top Ten Favorite MMORPGs — so far.
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 October 2014, 11:12 pm



SquirrelWarz for iPad: Adorbs, yes, but also frustrating
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 October 2014, 3:29 pm
I was given a copy of SquirrelWarz to review and, at first, I was very excited to check it out. It has a silly, hand-drawn quality to it and the tiny squirrel animations and voices are adorable.Within a few minutes of the tutorial, however, I found myself frustrated about some very minor issues that should […]


I have been playing Trove, Trion‘s lovely voxel-based sandbox, since its opening. I was impressed by how it looked, and still find myself thinking it might be one of the best looking games I play. Yes, even among the realist ones. I was also impressed by its free-form fun, allowing players to build almost anywhere, […]


Star Stable turns 3… still a great game! @StarStable
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 October 2014, 10:52 am
I’ve written about Star Stable many times before. It’s a fantastic story-based MMO that runs on even basic PCs and is great for all ages. It’s based in a world of horses and young girls — yes, horses and young girls — and players spend their time going through a mostly linear quest line in […]


Is Wakfu’s improved early game really more fun? @WAKFUEN
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 September 2014, 9:43 am
I’m a huge fan of Wakfu. I was excited for its release, played in its beta and have continued to play it over the years. After becoming employed by another MMO this last year, I have been pulled away from playing MMOs like I used to but still managed to get into some of my […]


Top 10 things to do while waiting for @ArcheAge ‘s queue
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2014, 10:48 pm
1) Crochet a Death Star. 2) Watch an episode of Face Off on SyFy. No, seriously. I watched one. Sasha won. Oh, hush, I didn’t tell you which episode. The fact is that as I write this (after the episode of Face Off) the queue is still saying it’s “less than an hour.” I should […]


Explaining my strange love for Habbo Hotel — @Habbo
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 September 2014, 3:01 am
When I use the words Habbo Hotel, people picture a few things. OK, some of them would picture nothing at all because they have no idea what Habbo Hotel is, but for many gamers the words would bring up images of that strange, online, social, massively-multiplayer game thing that — if they could remember correctly […]


Is MMO exploration still a thing?
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 September 2014, 5:38 pm
As many of you did, I jumped into the ArchAge beta this weekend with the hopes of exploring a virtual, magical world. As cheesy as that sounds, that is exactly what drew me to MMOs 15 years ago, and it is still what draws me to them now. Of course, the chatter about ArchAge being […]


Finding (and buying) the toys from my youth, using @Ebay !
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 12:39 pm



Dallas Comic Con, 5/17/14 – SHIT YEAH
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 May 2014, 11:30 pm



Another day on the timeline..
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2014, 4:07 pm
It’s time to take a nap and to test how blogging from this mobile device works. Inserting images does not.  


A few character sketches from my new book.
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 May 2014, 11:29 pm
Just seeing how well I can group drawings or images on the WordPress mobile client. Seems to work? Here are some charatcer sketches for my new book. I’m using a Galaxy Note 8 to fire em off. Not bad?


Almost giving up on Google + ‘s Photos
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 January 2014, 1:37 pm
I think I give up on being able to edit/arrange/title large batches of folders using Google + photos. The problem is that if you have more than, well, like 80 in a folder and need to arrange it… you can DRAG AND DROP batches or individual pics to arrange. The problem is that if you […]


About freelance writing and crowdsourcing your paycheck
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2014, 10:24 am
A funny thing has happened over the last few years, and I’m still not sure what to think about it. It’s the popularization of crowdfunding as a source of income, not just as a way to fund the making of something. We’re all familiar with Kickstarter and its various, promising projects (in my case, it’s […]


Steam Black Friday sales lead me to glorious gaming
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 December 2013, 10:32 pm
I was NOT a fan of Steam for the longest time. At all. I hated how you had to run the damned thing just to play a game, it felt intrusive and silly. Now, however, I see how handy Steam is but more importantly I can see how handy it is for independent gaming. It’s […]


Mmmmmm, delicious!
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2013, 10:20 am
Beau


I’ve really been enjoying Defiance lately. It’s great to jump into, sure, but it’s also great to kill several hours with. That is, if my arm doesn’t fall off. I bought a lot of inventory expansions and can go out into the field with a mostly empty inventory and come back with it packed with […]


..even State of Decay doesn’t sound fun because I have been up all night doing some life organizing. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically my attempt to catalog most everything in my life with a date and time. That way when I am 90 I can look back and also be able […]


6 Amazing female-fronted songs that make me go bonkers
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 October 2013, 10:49 pm
I might or might not be in love with all of these ladies. Of course, my heart is reserved but you get my point. Sprawl II by Arcade Fire: Good golly, there’s something so powerful about this song. I adore upbeat, bittersweet songs. It takes a lot of cues from Cyndi Lauper as well, one [...]


Stuff I Like: 5 Great Gadgets for $35 – $200
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2013, 9:24 am



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