Two year reprieve
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 7:02 pm
Two years and one day exactly after the closure announcement of City of Heroes/Villains, new hope comes from the most unlikely direction. This post over at the Titan Network explains it in more detail and covers alot of text, but if the deal is successful there could be a Maintenance version of the i23 content […]


Unlocking September
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 September 2014, 5:42 am
Too much? 


No, it’s fine! I didn’t want to play your game anyway
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 August 2014, 4:56 pm
After discovering that Dok (once an original poster here) was going to try out Neverwinter Nights last night, I fired up Steam and grabbed the launcher, thinking that I could download it in preparation and join him as I’d be interested in trying the game out. Now in terms of MMO’s, ignoring all game mechanics […]


Last Blaugust post 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2014, 7:01 pm
Woo Yay Hoopla! Today is officially the last day of Blaugust and despite some troubles in the middle of the month it has not been half as bad as I thought it was going to be. Well done to all those who took part no matter how far you got into the event the mere accepting […]


Subscription perks
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 August 2014, 10:05 am
Rewind to the era of full subscription model and you got unfettered access to the game and aside from the monthly cost your only other expensive were the initial purchase of the original game and any expansions. Each Free to play MMO calls their pseudo subscription models something different such as VIP, Premium, Membership, gold […]


The Witches
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 29 August 2014, 6:55 pm
I had Tree Frog Games’s The Witches for Christmas we have only played it once and so we decided to take it out for another spin tonight. This is the second game based in the Discworld universe but is quite different from Anhk Morpork. The game is set in Lancre, players control one of 4 trainee […]


More Jumbo
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 28 August 2014, 4:01 pm
I do enjoy pick up deals from the Humble Bundle website, usually there is one or 2 games I fancy getting plus I’m a sucker for game soundtracks and jump at any chance to add more to my collection. This time around is a Humble Jumbo Bundle 2, which includes lots of titles that were […]


Mission achievable
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 August 2014, 3:28 pm
Following up on my XCOM post yesterday, I think it’s safe to say have a thing for achievement hunting and it’s not necessarily that I want to 100% a game, my main weakness can be found in Steam’s global list versus my own achievements for particular game. Once I have completed a game I often […]


Sleepy Enemy Within
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 August 2014, 4:42 pm
After a trip to late night trip to A&E with Littlest Troll, today I find myself rather tired and struggling to get anything written up for todays Blaugust post, so apologies if this one comes through a little disjointed. After my post about the board game and quite a number of J3w3ls posts on her playthrough […]


No one expects the Spanish Inquisition
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 6:45 pm
Well those reports of Google purchasing the Streaming giant Twitch fall to ash as Amazon appear to have jumped in with a 970 million dollar deal. It was clear that a purchase was on the horizon as the changes to the retention and the removal of copyright infringing audio, was a silver bullet in removing […]


Gaming Questionnaire
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2014, 3:21 am
Jasyla over at Cannot Be Tamed posted a rather nice Gaming Questionnaire that after it was mentioned on twitter I thought could be a nice break in my posting schedule. A couple of regular blogs I follow have also run with it here, here and here When did you start playing video games? I remember […]


I don’t follow
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 August 2014, 3:54 pm
I recently discovered that one of my favourite useful websites has risen from the grave. I originally stumbled onto Unladen Follow while looking for the exact thing it was offering. In a nutshell it analyses your Twitter feed and applies a weighting factor to each account you follow based on the recent activity including Quantity, Mentions, Hashtags […]


Coin confusion
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 August 2014, 6:59 pm
I’m terrible at making decisions. Now that Campaign coins have completed their Kickstarter, I have a choice to make on how I want the coins. As I mentioned the other day I backed 3 sets of coins in the campaign, which completed on the 25th. However I’m a little stuck on which combination to pick […]


XCOM Board game
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 August 2014, 6:55 am
I have to admit that after seeing that a XCOM game was coming I was a little dubious as I didn’t know how it would transfer across mediums. I was even more concerned when I spotted that Fantasy Flight Games were releasing it. It’s a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players, where as games like […]


The Witness
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 August 2014, 6:30 pm
As I mentioned in my questionnaire one of the games I am looking forward to is The Witness, which is an exploration puzzle game that I have been watching for a good while now. The game is being built by a small studio lead by Jonathan Blow, best know for his platformer Braid which had […]


All the fun of 4v1
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 August 2014, 8:31 am
Bioware’s Shadow Realms look set to jump into the pool with Turtle Rock Studio’s Evolve, both sporting 4v1 online co-op gameplay, but the target audience maybe vastly different. In the blue corner Evolve’s First Person Shooter feel will undoubtedly draw on Turtles Rocks experience with the Left 4 Dead franchise and attract those fans, especially […]


One a day too much?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 12:22 pm
I share Missy and Rowan’s sentiments about Blaugust, despite achieving at least one post each day, the truth is that writing doesn’t come that easily to me and having a rigid schedule feels like I’m not giving my best in terms of post quality. I honestly would much rather skip a day when I feel […]


To coin a phrase
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2014, 1:50 am
In the next 48 hours the Kickstarter by Campaign Coins will complete, I have been super excited about this project since I caught wind of it in June. The stretch goal shave been nice and have included a number of bonus coins, a fate bag and a variety of options of finishings for your coins. Admittedly […]


Trip to 2000
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2014, 1:00 am
While browsing my feeds on Newsblur I spotted that in celebration of the column Flare Path at Rock, Paper, Shotgun turning 3 years old, they were challenging the readers with some taxing puzzles. The top price was a £50 voucher to spend in on Just Flight games. The twenty-five runner up prizes of GOG vouchers […]


Steam Update (Aug 14 2014)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2014, 9:05 am
I have always tried to keep my Steam games list in some resemblance of organised. I would try and add new games into the category they belonged, this was good as the games list would reflect the categories which made life a little easier. However I now have over 260 games and what was originally […]


Mid-Blaugust Lull
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 August 2014, 1:45 pm
In the years since I started running my own website the available software has become so much easier to interact with for those wanting to run their own blog. Hosting companies now offer system such as Installatron or Softaculous that allow One-Click setups of popular open source software ranging from blogging software such as WordPress […]


Content Vs Fixes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 August 2014, 6:58 pm
Update 3 in Elder Scrolls Online brought with it some great new updated features, things that the community has been asking for. In terms of end-game there are four main areas activities: Veteran alternate alliance questing Group area content such as Craglorn Veteran Dungeons PvP As I’ve been playing alot of PvP recently it’s become apparent […]


Dusting off Rift
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2014, 1:19 pm
During Blaugust I have discovered lots of blogs and writers talking about Rift. After enjoying Beta I played at launch and waited in those massive server queues to access the server(s) the two guilds I was part of, decided were home. I was subbed for a good few months and put in over 300 hours […]


Are friends electric?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 August 2014, 3:44 am
I’m writing this post as we prepare to attend a friends wedding, fingers crossed the weather will stay nice. They came to our wedding in 2009 and we are happy to be attending theirs despite the couple of hundred miles that separate the two families. At our wedding we had 45 attendees, of those 10 […]


Podcasts 2014
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 August 2014, 2:38 am
Currently I’m using PocketCasts on Android for my podcast needs, it’s a nice app with quite a lot of control over individual and global settings, plus if you have ChromeCast you can broadcast directly from the the App. It’s been a little while since I mentioned what I’m podcasts I listen too, so here is […]


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