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Kickstarters: Rivet Wars, Realm Works and Wild West Exodus

I feel like I’ve been bombarded by a number of gaming related Kickstarters I’ve been interested in lately.  It’s a much different way to get involved with a game, but I’m still having fun with it.

I have purchased a number of games that started off as Kickstarters, Cards Against Humanity, Zombicide, and Evil Baby Orphanage.  They all ended up great and we could have gotten more stuff, gotten the game earlier and gotten it cheaper if we had backed.  This makes me want to back anything that looks interesting, which may end up poorly.

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The Digital Comic Conundrum

Recently, a new Star Wars comic book series was released by Dark Horse.  It takes place between episodes IV and V and I was excited to read it.  However, I was in what started out as a minor conundrum over whether to buy the physical comic or a digital version.  Tougher than it sounds.

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Dust 514

So the PS3 game Dust 514 came across my Google News last week and it seemed really interesting.  Not so much the game itself as much as everything else about the game.

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SWTOR: free to play vs subscription

My wife an I have been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic since beta testing and we’re big fans.  We’ve had subscriptions since day one.  With the onset of free to play, we had to decide if we would rather keep our subscription or go free to play and either buy or not buy individual bonus upgrades with cash a-la-carte.
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How ’bout that Faction: Khador

Khador is sort of a contradiction for me.  I love the look of the big chunky ‘jacks and the defining characteristics are slow and high ARM.  While this is cool, competitively speaking I don’t see them on the table a lot.  I find Warmachine to be a difficult game to play casually, especially in our group since you can be done on turn 2 or 3 without having done much.  This is the main thing that has kept me from Khador, not feeling like I can play the models I like.
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New Year’s Movie Week 2: Looper

Continuing the New Year’s resolution to watch a new movie every week, we watched Looper.  It seems to be turning into and Emily Blunt marathon.

I really loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the movie and his makeup prosthetic were great.  The sci-fi concept they introduced, that of the “looper” was really interesting.  Basically people in the future invent time travel and the mob use it to send back people they need offed.  Eventually to ensure that you don’t spill the beans, they will send your older self back for you to kill.

The plot was interesting but the movie just struck me as okay.  I wouldn’t say that there were plot holes but there were more than a couple of times where we asked things like, “Can’t they just send the bodies back?” and other questions that might be minor spoilers.  When you start to ask too many of these questions it sort of takes you out of the movie.  The ending also felt lackluster.  I was hoping for an awesome 12 Monkey style ending.  I did not get it.

On the whole, I would say that it wasn’t bad.  I’m glad I saw it but I won’t be watching it again as I would with most movies I even kind of like.  I’m giving it a 5 on Metacritic.

Wife’s New Year’s Resolution

We’re not generally ones for resolutions but this year my wife decided that we would watch a new movie every week.  That’s the kind of resolution can get behind!

It’s not really gaming but I wager that there will be a fair share of geeky films.
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