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I do love EVE Online, even if some online drama and paranoia over the last week or so made me wonder if I really have the energy to move to 0.0 right now. Application has been processed, roles dropped, assets liquidated and jump clones prepped (more or less) but seeing the true paranoid face of EVE's political alliances and corps is putting me off.
If I do the move I will end up in one of the most volatile areas of the cluster as well, straight into a war that will probably spiral ...
A Grand And Pretentious Love Declaration To EVE Online
In this special edition of the EVE Blog Banter, CrazyKinux himself asked "[w]hether you've logged into the game every day since its launch in 2003, or you've taken one or several sabbaticals from your capsuleer career, you've always come back to New Eden don't you. Why is that? [...] To put it simply: Why do you love EVE Online so much?"
The EVE Blog Banter invites an enthusiastic group of EVE Online bloggers to address--within a specified time period--a common topic related to EVE. The resulting articles may be short or long, funny or serious, but are always great fun to read! Direct ...
I’m In Your MMO, Reviewing Your Beta
Last time there was any talk about how to (or how not to) review MMOs was around the whole Eurogamer vs Aventurine debacle (often called "Zitrongate" after the reviewer). This was obviously a deep and traumatic event for some people, especially Darkfall fans that still can't stop taking cheap shots at Eurogamer (despite them doing a re-review of the game). To me, though, the question has crept back into the front of my mind, as I'm currently reviewing two MMOs at the same time.
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As I mentioned in my ...
I keep meaning to do some form of podcast, or force someone I know that makes a podcast have me as a guest, but Good Company is as close as it gets I suppose. It’s like a podcast in video form, featuring me and Andreas (producer and camera guy at GRTV), and this time we let it run for almost 30 minutes… Might be a bit long for video, but if you tab away you can listen to us talk about Star Wars, instant action in games, more Star Wars, Skate 3 and more Star Wars.
But yeah, podcasting. Should really look into that, because babbling is fun.
I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but to be honest I don’t really have the time right now. Take it from me, never ever review two MMOs at the same time. Ever. I am busy trying to juggle Global Agenda (yes, I called it a MMO, sue me) with Star Trek Online, while at the same time working on our international site and GRTV. MX vs ATV: Reflex came today, so there’s that, and I still haven’t finished Mass Effect 2. I did just finish Dante’s Inferno (which I reviewed in writing), Dark Void (which I reviewed on video) and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (also reviewed in writing, with video review coming up).
Above is GRTV’s review of Mass Effect 2, as spoiler free as we could possibly make it. I thought I’d take this moment and mention, if I haven’t done so before, that the reason why all GRTV shows are in English is that we’re a pan-Scandinavian magazine that also has websites in German and English. So we’re not trying to be extra Internet-savvy by speaking English, we’re just trying to reach out to as many people as possible with the resources and manpower we have. Hope that explains it!
Too long, didn’t watch the video? Mass Effect 2 is awesome. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to crash on my couch (not “cough”, as I wrote on Twitter last night).
Everybody loves bloopers, right? The editing guys dug through the archives of the year and found a lot of them – why do so many include me? I comfort myself with the fact that this episode also feature Thomas a lot.
Peter Moore does a quick cameo and there’s also a clip from my disastrous interview with two of the guys from Mythic during Gamescom. I was asking questions about Marc Jacobs and Bioware that they did not want to answer. Sorry about that!
It’s been a fun year with GRTV, we’ll just have to see how 2010 turns out.
The third episode of the GRTV Christmas calendar and our own personal fashion show. We had a blast recording these, just like last year, and I guess I’ll be posting some of the episodes that I think came out the best. This one I like mostly because of the totally awesome Scribblenauts hat we found for Benke.
And here’s the Dragon Age review I mentioned a few days ago. Since we filmed this I’ve finished it, clocking in at 62 hours, and I’m now planning on a second playthrough with another character. I really want to see what life as an elf is like, doubt it’s a very pleasant experience.
Anyway, as most people know by now – Dragon Age: Origins is an awesome game. Pure love.
Me and Thomas practically forced our camera guys to shoot this review of Torchlight, during which we praise it to no end. Can’t stand listening to how good a particular game is for 6 minutes? Then skip this review and go straight to Steam and buy the game.
I’ve skipped talking about the game here, it’s been doing the rounds in the blogosphere since release, but I’m glad I get to express my love for Runic Games’ Diablo-clone through video instead. Dragon Age: Origins is getting the video treatment as well and that review should be up on GRTV early next week.
Another one of those interviews that’s been stuck in the archives – I met the guys from Funcom at Gamescom this year and had a chat about Rise of the Godslayer, which was announced on the same day as this interview was filmed.
This has been in the archives for a long time, but was finally put online – I met Chris Lye and Jeff Grubb from ArenaNet on the same day as they finally revealed Guild Wars 2 during Gamescom earlier this year. Jeff Grubb was amazing to talk to, such a sweet guy, and I wish I had much more time to dig deeper into the lore than we did during this rather rushed interview. Embed-info at the end of the show, as usual.
Anyway, now I really want to play through Eye of the North…it’s staring at me from my bookshelf.