As I mean to go on
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 January 2014, 7:01 am
I was catching up on gamer blogs over the last week when I read “No Year’s Resolution” by Bhagpuss, I have to say I got me wondering about how all my good intentions for my blog fizzle away by the summer months, could this year be different? I have a terrible habit of re-reading and […]


How to remove a key driver of membership
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 January 2014, 10:05 pm
Today premium players of Planetside 2 (and Everquest 2) receive an email bursting with platitudes outlining a change in the membership benefits. Here is the notification,  that begins with a lovely generic “dear … member” so you could half believe it to be a spam email. The Email 2014 Membership Update – New Benefits for […]


Elder Scrolls Online
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 January 2014, 3:43 pm
We now stand in 2014 the year that a well know gaming franchise plans to move into the MMO scene in the form of The Elder Scrolls Online. Continuing the Skyrim date tradition (which may just be a way of avoiding awkward date formats across the globe) the game will be launched on the 04/04/2014, also […]


2013 year of fun!
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 January 2014, 12:11 pm
I feel that 2013 was a good year for PC gaming, with legacy consoles holding their cards close to their chest this year preparing for the next-gen, PC gaming appeared to jump to the forefront of the gaming scene. This was quite apparent with the 3 big announcements from Valve, (SteamOS, ValveBox & Controller) bringing […]


1 year later
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 November 2013, 11:01 pm
A year ago today NCSoft pulled the plug on the first, biggest and best Hero/Villain themed MMO. I have had not dealing with NCSoft since then and aren’t likely to do so given their portfolio of games does nothing to interest me. I look at the market offerings of current MMOS and the classes are […]


Tablet gaming
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 November 2013, 6:00 pm
When I bought my Nexus 7 the main reason was to replace my laptop/notebook, I never really thought about gaming on the device when the reasoning was taking place about whether to make the purchase. Now I usually spend a few pounds to pick up some titles each month, admittedly a number of them are titles […]


Zeppelin & Lead
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 November 2013, 6:23 am
Over the last few weeks I have been lucky enough to join the FFR group (via the How to Murder time Steam Group), in playing Guns of Icarus Online. In 2010 Muse Games released Guns of Icarus was a rather fun game, it was a little rough and ready with the concept and design being […]


Pick a phone,any phone!
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 October 2013, 8:00 am
So I took the plunge and finally got a phone without a keyboard after quite a bit of debating I finally picked the HTC One, I’m pretty sure that without my Nexus last Christmas I wouldn’t have considered moving to touch-screen. Here is my thoughts and some of my reasoning. The phone I have to […]


Barriers
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2013, 4:27 am
When people talk about “Free to play” titles, there is usually a reference to removing barriers. Removing them from the entry to the game, purchase costs, monthly subscriptions, etc. While this has a positive benefits in terms of players and accessibility, removal of these entry level barriers means that those looking to exploit a game […]


I dreamed a freem
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 October 2013, 1:14 pm
After only a few days of running the City of Titans KickStarter has reached it’s goal of $320,000. This is great news with a large number of City of Heroes fans giving the  project their support and blessing. There a few stretch goals that will see the designer ported to Android and App Store, with […]


Un Effort Titanesque
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 October 2013, 1:47 pm
One of the two City of Heroes fan driven games has launched it’s Kickstarter in the last 24 hours and at the time of writing this it’s achieved 30% of it’s target goal of $320,000. Like many others Rachy and I were completely gutted when NCSoft closed a game that held a rather special place […]


Don’t cross the Steams
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 September 2013, 1:42 pm
So as the next gen consoles loom large, Valve unveil their first announcement of the week : SteamOS Valves offering will expend on the steps they have already taken into living gaming with the Big Picture functionality, The Linux based system looks to employ features from Steam such as Steam cloud, plus the rather intuitive […]


Happy Birthday Torchlight 2
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2013, 5:44 pm
TL2 is celebrating it’s first birthday today, I have a great fondness for these games and have spent a huge number of hours enjoying adventuring through the worlds. If you haven’t played it the second game refines on the original with enhanced features and expansive and unique unlock tree for each class, plus a new […]


… the other is war
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2013, 6:14 pm
Duane: You know what they say about love and war. Tim: Yes. One involves a lot of physical and psychological pain, the other is war. When it comes to Warhammer I have never really enjoyed the fantasy setting, the 40k Universe was always more appealing to me. That said there were many of my fellow […]


Forever Forbidden
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2013, 5:43 pm
For my birthday I had a copy of Forbidden Desert, which is a sequel to GameWrights co-operative game Forbidden Island. The mechanics of the game are similar enough that anyone who has played the previous game should be able to jump into this title without too much trouble. The basics of the game are that […]


Public transport and gadgets
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 September 2013, 2:37 am
Being a non-driver I use public transport to travel the 16 miles to and from work, as a result I was in need of something to help protect my Kindle and Nexus as the 60 to 90 minute journey absolutely requires the use of distractions. I constructed a sleeve from some think cardboard which performed […]


Haunted WordPress
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 September 2013, 5:34 pm
Lost my ability to insert media item into WordPress posts and numerous searches along the lines of “wordpress “Add Media” pop up window is blank” retuened a mixrture of possible answers to my plight, not only that but the custom CSS function of the core Jetpack build wasn’t inserting the CSS correctly, thus nerfing my […]


They seek him here
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2013, 7:57 pm
So I may have been bitten by the Euro Truck Simulator 2 bug. When you haven’t accidentally flipped the cab and trailer, the game is so relaxing and you get to experience interacting with other drivers from the comfort of your own home. mostly swearing. Of course the Map/road clearing has to be completed in […]


Steam plunder
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 July 2013, 4:00 pm
As with each Steam sale


Trading cards
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 July 2013, 7:28 pm
“And for their next trick


Console yourself
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2013, 12:46 pm
Wiqth. next Gen consoles glooming


Planetcide
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 May 2013, 4:41 pm
“Many of us found our


Bleeding the Freemium players
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2013, 2:07 am
So this far into the


Grinding levels in RL
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 January 2013, 3:07 pm
Currently I have that age


All about the T-34-85 the last few days
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 January 2013, 12:49 pm

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