Guild Wars 2: Taimi fan club
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 July 2014, 9:00 am
I’m taking my Ranger through Dry Top before Tuesday’s next drop and confirming what I felt the first time I went through season 2, episode 1 here — this is by far more engaging content than much of what’s come … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Fart level 20
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 July 2014, 2:52 pm
“Seriously, you can almost break wind and level in Guild Wars 2. Personally I find it rather nice.” ~ Creeping


WildStar: The garage sale that is my house
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 July 2014, 7:50 am
This is the state of my house right now in WildStar.  No, it is not clever feng shui that will make sense the more you look at it.  It is a helter-skelter pit of jumbled despair.  And yes, that’s a … Continue reading


WildStar: Syp vs. Bonetalon
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 July 2014, 7:08 am
Having a group quest in my log kinda stresses me out a bit, because I know that it’s not always up to when I want to get the quest done, but when the opportunity presents itself in the form of … Continue reading


WildStar: The reunion part 2
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 2:36 pm
I keep bumping into this guy in housing zone chat.  I think we’re destined to become friends.


System Shock 2: Rebuilding the Von Braun, piece by piece
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 11:42 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Exploring Engineering has added a new wrinkle to the anxiety levels that System Shock 2 produces, and that’s the … Continue reading


Am I looking forward to upcoming games at all right now? No.
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 July 2014, 10:37 am
As a gamer, I have to admit that I feel pretty sated.  Even if no new MMOs came out again, I think I’d have enough variety and choices to keep me occupied until I was long into a nursing home.  … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Freaking out at the bottom of the ship
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2014, 11:44 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) I hate when I log out of a game in a difficult spot, because then it becomes really hard … Continue reading


WildStar: The girl with all the guns
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 July 2014, 7:56 am
A couple of weeks ago MMOGC recommended that I pick up a new book called The Girl With All The Gifts.  It’s primarily about a girl who starts out in this weird school-slash-prison where the reader quickly finds out that … Continue reading


I found my brother in WildStar!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 12:16 pm



Eating frogs
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 10:57 am
Do you like to procrastinate?  Yeah, me too.  I am always very busy, sometimes too busy in my life, and I’ve developed a bad habit of continually shoving distasteful tasks to the backburner while engaging in the “fun” ones.  But … Continue reading


WildStar: Laying out the blueprints to a new life
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 July 2014, 8:01 am
What?  Stop looking at me like that.  Of COURSE I rerolled over the weekend, because apparently I am addicted to running the 1-20 content in WildStar ad naseum.  This is, what, the sixth such post announcing a new character in … Continue reading


Guild Wars 2: Dry seasoning
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 July 2014, 7:41 am
By the flood of imaginary emails that are flooding my inbox, Bio Break readers are dying to know what I think about the start of Guild Wars 2′s season 2.  Never fear, phantom fans!  This… is that post! I’ve only … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Engineering under duress
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 12:05 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) So now we’ve arrived on our second deck, engineering, and are looking for a way to turn on the … Continue reading


The Secret World: The only thing to fear is fear nothing
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 July 2014, 9:00 am
It’s a little late, but here we go with this week’s adventures in The Secret World!  Our crew of four finished up Issue 9′s main storyline with the two missions The Pachinko Model and Spiral. Pachinko Model starts with a … Continue reading


System Shock 2: Human contact at last
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 11:25 am
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) The quick recap: I’ve woken up on board an experimental FTL ship (well, two ships linked together) where something’s … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Evacuation
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 10:28 am
“The toilet requires level 48.  I just don’t even.  I can plunk down an asteroid in my yard but can’t have a basic working bathroom.” ~ Pat the Chua


Misery: Patch day and no power
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 9:28 am
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a mighty storm rolled through Michigan and knocked out power to over 150,000 homes.  Our street’s power lines are obviously held up by masking tape and children’s hopes, because any time there’s a … Continue reading


WildStar: Enter Thursday (on a Monday)
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 9:00 am
What better way to usher in a new month by rolling a new character?  While everyone I know seems to be dinging 50 left and right in WildStar, here I am with a fresh new kid clawing her way up … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 30: Listener Request 1
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 July 2014, 9:00 am
As Battle Bards hits its 30th podcast, the crew turns the show over to… you, the listener!  With this episode, we kick off the first of two shows where each pick is made by fans.  What will they pick and … Continue reading


System Shock 2: What’s up, Watts?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 12:03 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through System Shock 2. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Already I’m starting to dread that horrible monkey sound in this game, because I know that before too long … Continue reading


Quote of the Day: Cynics
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 10:46 am
“This post is ask gamers one thing: don’t be so cynical. Of course games can be even more awesome. Of course developers can improve their methods. Of course players’ rights are important. Admitting any one of those things doesn’t deny … Continue reading


This summer’s starting to heat up!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 June 2014, 7:54 am
Whew… I’m back!  And it looks like, for once, the MMO world didn’t implode/explode/morph without me.  Good to know.  As much as I like going on mission trip, it’s nice to have it behind me so that I can stop … Continue reading


Your guide to surviving a week without Bio Break
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 June 2014, 9:00 am
If you’re reading this, I am no longer with you.  Now that you’ve gotten in your daily allotment of gasping, let me say that I’ll be back — I’m merely on my yearly mission trip with a gaggle of teenagers.  … Continue reading


Video game music of the day: Protostar Theme
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 June 2014, 10:10 am



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