MMO studio report card: Where are our leaders?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 9:00 am
Usually when we think of MMOs, we concentrate on the games — but lately I’ve been thinking of the studios and which of them are trying to lead the industry forward.  Time for a studio report card, looking at Western … Continue reading


Poll: What MMO studio do you trust the most?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 12:00 pm
As a quick and curious follow-up to this morning’s post, here’s a poll asking you to select which one studio do you trust over the rest in terms of integrity, transparency, consistency, quality, and customer service.


Poll: What MMO studio do you trust the most?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 12:00 pm
As a quick and curious follow-up to this morning’s post, here’s a poll asking you to select which one studio do you trust over the rest in terms of integrity, transparency, consistency, quality, and customer service.


MMO studio report card: Where are our leaders?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 November 2014, 9:00 am
Usually when we think of MMOs, we concentrate on the games — but lately I’ve been thinking of the studios and which of them are trying to lead the industry forward.  Time for a studio report card, looking at Western … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: Halloween part 2
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 November 2014, 9:00 am
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) The new addition to TSW’s Halloween event was “The Broadcast,” a rather excellent little side mission that’s more of an investigation mission than anything else.  I … Continue reading


VGM of the Day: “Light’s Path” from Dragon’s Prophet
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 November 2014, 12:00 pm
Because you’re not going to be playing this game to hear this music anyway, right?


Guild Wars 2 living world soundtrack on its way!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 November 2014, 4:38 pm
With this week’s new chapter in season two of Guild Wars 2’s living world comes a new batch of original music.  ArenaNet has been fantastic in continuing to expand the game’s soundtrack far above and beyond Jeremy Soule’s efforts, and … Continue reading


Help me find this book!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 November 2014, 7:33 pm
So I’m reminiscing with my wife about a book I used to love as a kid, but I can’t remember the title — just random details.  If this rings any bells, let me know! It was a book of outdoor … Continue reading


RIFT: The crypt-keeper
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2014, 9:00 am
Pumpkin madness I took a break from trail-blazing through the jungle of Brevane (my son: “Those vines are SPIKEY!”) this past week to focus on the return of the Autumn Harvest in RIFT.  I had two reward goals in mind … Continue reading


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Ice to meet you
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 November 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Sophia claims that the Germans, who are trying to harness the power of the atom, … Continue reading


Out: LOTRO, In: SWTOR
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 9:00 am
Goodbye LOTRO (for now) I’ve made a pretty significant change to my game schedule this past week, starting with taking Lord of the Rings Online out of it. How did this happen?  Ironically enough, it came about due to Update … Continue reading


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantas: Tiki-Tikal
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 November 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Indiana Jones and the Vacation Thinly Disguised as an Archaeological “Expedition” returns, as Indy and … Continue reading


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: NY, NY
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 November 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Because Indiana Jones has never heard of a telephone, he decides that his best recourse … Continue reading


The Secret Adventures: Halloween part 1
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 November 2014, 9:00 am
(You can follow my playthrough of The Secret World on Bio Break’s projects page!) Halloween is a Big Deal in The Secret World, which makes sense considering the general theme of the game.  Every year Funcom has been adding onto … Continue reading


Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis: Tomb raider
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 November 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Last week, GOG.com finally struck a deal to sell several titles from the old Lucasfilm … Continue reading


Battle Bards Episode 38: Elder Scrolls Online
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 November 2014, 9:00 am
The Elder Scrolls soundtracks have a legendary reputation in the video game community, but when you take Jeremy Soule (mostly) out of the mix, can the MMO score stand up to this legacy?  The Battle Bards investigate in an exploration … Continue reading


Starflight: Getting towed where no one has been towed before
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 November 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) As I further explore this solar system, I find it’s imperative to keep asking my science officer, “Will this planet kill … Continue reading


WildStar: Fighting fatigue
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 November 2014, 10:00 am
Let’s talk about fighting today. No, let’s talk about my Medic. Actually, let’s talk about my altoholism, first.  Don’t worry, I’ll get around to the rest in due time. So probably the biggest reason that I am not sitting on … Continue reading


Will I roll a new Beorning for LOTRO?
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 12:00 pm
Lord of the Rings Online’s Update 15 is scheduled for next Wednesday, and while it’ll have plenty of stuff for my Captain to do at the level cap, there’s also the siren’s song of the first new class for the … Continue reading


Winter is coming
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 October 2014, 9:00 am
A lot of people express (loudly) their love for the fall season, and while I used to be a huge “spring” guy, in recent years I’ve come around to join the autumnal camp.  I feel very alive and full of … Continue reading


Screenshot Thursday!
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 12:00 pm
One screenshot for each MMO that I’m currently playing: RIFT can be ridiculously pretty sometimes.  I love this shot so much that I made it into one of the rotating banners for Bio Break. Riding my war-steed past a city … Continue reading


RIFT: Ghosts and goblins
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 October 2014, 9:00 am
Things are moving fast now in the land of RIFT now that I’ve passed 50.  Jumping into Storm Legion content has been a significant boon to my character, not only in the quality of story, but in terms of gear … Continue reading


Starflight: FTL
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 12:00 pm
(This is part of my journey playing through Starflight. You can follow the entire series on the Nostalgia Lane page.) Back to the inner planet to make my fortune!  Or at least to get my ship up to par. Money drives … Continue reading


My top 10 favorite PlayStation games
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 October 2014, 9:00 am
To go along with my previous listings of top favorite games from various consoles (Atari 2600, SNES, 90s PC games), I wanted to add a similar list of my top 10 favorite titles from the PlayStation. When I went to … Continue reading


GOG gets Indy, Star Wars, Monkey Island, Sam & Max
Posted by Bio Break [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 October 2014, 12:00 pm
I woke up to the best gaming news ever today, as GOG.com finally announced that it had landed long-time holdout Lucasfilms/Disney for its gaming catalog.  GOG fans, myself included, had been hoping for a while now that the site could … Continue reading


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