Some Like It Hot

June had some uncomfortably hot days, a couple of surprises and a whole lot of Secret World.

Summer made an appearance with a heatwave. A room with no air conditioning during hot weather with a PC pumping out heat isn’t a great gaming environment. But fortunately things have cooled down and are now more comfortable.

June was mostly about The Secret World and its successor, Secret World Legends. It was about saying goodbye to the old game and preparing for the new one. Along the way, I also managed to win something during a dev stream, get an unexpected gift from EA and get obsessed with the “Arrowverse”. Continue reading “Some Like It Hot”

An Expansive Month

Summer is on the way. With expansions and relaunches dominating the month, what’s going to be hot in June?

During May, a lot of things seemed to be either coming to the end of their run or launching something new.

On TV, most of the main series I’m currently watching are coming to the end of their seasons. With them ending all at the same time, I’m going to have to find new things to watch over the summer while I wait for all those cliffhangers to be resolved.

Similarly in the world of gaming, the penultimate episode of Living World Season 3 was released in Guild Wars 2. The story plots running throughout the season culminated in some pretty exciting reveals and twists, leaving me eagerly waiting for the season finale.

New releases also dominated the month, with the Morrowind expansion arriving for players with early access in The Elder Scrolls Online. Also, a brand new Parenthood game pack was revealed and then fully launched for The Sims 4. Continue reading “An Expansive Month”

April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers

It’s the end of the month again, so I recap things that happened in April 2017.

I still feel like a total blogging newbie, despite this being the ninth month that the blog has been up and running. I’m finding it useful to take a moment at the end of a month and look back at the stuff that happened.

This month, I’ve mainly been playing The Sims 4, but I’ve also started dipping my feet back into MMOs with a few sessions of The Elder Scrolls Online and The Secret World. On Twitch I’ve been watching streams about Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE and Secret World Legends, as well as binge watching TV shows. Continue reading “April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers”

The Idling of March

Time has marched on and I took a break from MMOs this month to focus on single player gaming.

Everything feels like it was put on hold during March, compared to how active I was across a spectrum of games back in February. I had speculated that at this point, I’d be deep into playing Mass Effect: Andromeda, but instead I picked up The Sims 4 and became hooked.

I haven’t really been up to much recently other than playing with my sims, but I did manage to pop into The Elder Scrolls Online for their new Jester’s Festival annual event and sat back and watched as forums and social media exploded when news about The Secret World’s impending relaunch were revealed… Continue reading “The Idling of March”

The Shortest Month, But Action Packed

February has flown by, but looking back over the last few weeks it appears to have been quite a busy month.

It may be the shortest month of the year, but February seems to have been full of events and new content releases in the world of massively multiplayer online games that I play.

There’s been an anniversary in Star Trek Online, player housing introduced in The Elder Scrolls Online, new Valentine’s themed store items and a limited-time challenge in The Secret World, the continuation of the Living World story in Guild Wars 2, and most surprisingly… revamped misbehaving cowboy robots in Champions Online. Continue reading “The Shortest Month, But Action Packed”

Year of the Rooster

It’s the start of a whole new year! Here’s what I’ve been up to during January.

We’re a month into 2017, but the lunar new year just started. It’s the Year of the Rooster, and Guild Wars 2 is celebrating with its annual lunar new year event in Divinity’s Reach. But I’ve also spent some time in a few other games throughout January, including The Elder Scrolls Online, The Secret World and even Star Trek OnlineContinue reading “Year of the Rooster”

Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s take a look at the gaming distractions this festive season has to offer.

It seems like Christmas adverts and decorations start appearing almost immediately after Halloween ends, but I try not to pay attention to it until December actually hits. This month will surely be full of festive fun, but what will hold my attention the most? Continue reading “Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”

Remember, It’s November

November has come. What does it bring? Let’s take a look at what reminders I’ll be adding to my gaming calendar.

I feel unprepared for it to be November already! I think that I willed October to go by faster because all of the good stuff seemed to be at the end if it, with Halloween being the focus event of the month.

Let’s take a look back and what happened over the previous month and then consider what upcoming options are going to be grabbing my attention in November. Continue reading “Remember, It’s November”

Pumpkin Spicing Things Up

October has arrived and with it, a chance to explore some new opportunities and Halloween themed events on the horizon.

It’s the start of a brand new month! Not just any month… it’s October and with that a lot of things start taking on a more pumpkin spice flavour with Halloween to look forward to in a few weeks time.

Last month seemed to fly by and I felt very unfocused for much of it. It was like a wave of ennui had washed over me and I often found myself just staring at game launchers not able to decide what I wanted to play or have the will to actually start up something (like new blog posts).

So it’s time to spice things up and get excited again! Let’s take a look forward at what October may have to offer. Continue reading “Pumpkin Spicing Things Up”