We are not the chosen one! Why I like the narrative of #LOTRO and #STO

Ars Technica has a very interesting commentary on The Elder Scrolls Online, an upcoming MMO set in the Elder Scrolls universe, like Oblivion and Skyrim. One of the points I found most interesting was that the game uses the old “you are the chosen one” story line, which is a little odd, given that there . . . → Read More: We are not the chosen one! Why I like the narrative of #LOTRO and #STO

A few thoughts on #LOTRO’s potentially boring year

There have been lots of recent posts and tweets predicting doom and gloom for Lord of the Rings Online. I sure hope they’re wrong, but I do wonder if this year won’t be quite a rough patch for the game.

When Turbine announced no new major content this year, people assumed the demise of the . . . → Read More: A few thoughts on #LOTRO’s potentially boring year

Star Trek Online at 4K Resolution Screenshots

I’ve been saying Star Trek Online works at 4K resolution, but I haven’t offered proof. These screenshots are nice examples of how good things can look at 4K. Of course, my Ex-Borg Romulan isn’t the most attractive guy, but the pictures give a good idea of how the game looks at 4K. Click on the . . . → Read More: Star Trek Online at 4K Resolution Screenshots

Gaming at 4K update: Star Trek Online Still On Top

Since I got my 4K TV/monitor, I’ve been experimenting with games that can run at 4K resolution (3840×2160@30 Hz in my case). As I noted in my last post, Star Trek Online works very well at 4K. I’ve continued to play STO at 4K and couldn’t be more impressed. It looks good at that resolution . . . → Read More: Gaming at 4K update: Star Trek Online Still On Top

Gaming at 4K: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Since Amazon had the Seiki 39″ 4K TV for a great price last week, I picked it up in the hopes of gaming at 4K. I have a reasonably decent PC with an NVidia 670 that can drive 4K monitors, so that part worked well, but there are some issues.

The monitor itself is a . . . → Read More: Gaming at 4K: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

My Love/Hate Relationship with Borderlands 2

Having played and thoroughly enjoyed Borderlands 2 when it first came out, I bought the Season Pass, but let the game languish as I played a few other games, had health issues that totally ruined my gaming ability for a while, and kept up with my Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and Star Trek . . . → Read More: My Love/Hate Relationship with Borderlands 2

On the Importance of Game Controller Support

I was somewhat out of gaming action for medical reasons for more than a month. During that time, I was pretty much unable to use keyboard and mouse to play games. I was, however, able to use my Xbox 360 controller for Windows to play games that supported it. And that led me to discover . . . → Read More: On the Importance of Game Controller Support

Too Many MMO Special Events, Too Little Time

The number of daily things I need to do in two of my favorite games keeps growing, yet my time to do them in does not, sadly. In LOTRO, I should be doing Hytbold dailies with my level 85 Lore Master, and, until recently, I’ve been pretty good about doing so. The two things that . . . → Read More: Too Many MMO Special Events, Too Little Time

Choose your favorite Free-To-Play MMO: Star Trek Online or Lord of the Rings Online

Massively is having a vote today between my two favorite F2P MMOs: Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and Star Trek Online (STO). I enjoy them both tremendously, as I think both have created compelling stories and fun content based on their respective universes, so I decline to vote one over the other (though frankly, . . . → Read More: Choose your favorite Free-To-Play MMO: Star Trek Online or Lord of the Rings Online

Guild Wars 2 is great, so why do I not love it?

I picked up Guild Wars 2 when it was on sale at Amazon over Christmas, and have played it for a good few hours. I’m impressed by many things about the game, yet I don’t feel drawn into it and am not too compelled to play it. It’s an attractive game, and has a number . . . → Read More: Guild Wars 2 is great, so why do I not love it?