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World of Tanks = Waste of Time

March 28th, 2014
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Sadly, the devs did not meet the challenge. They left serious flaws in the experience and left the non-paid players as farmable targets to bolster frustration, thus revenues.

WoT is pay-to-win, and really there is nothing that can be said about the current game that’ll make me change my mind. I would not recommend this game to anyone.

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DramaDeckBuilder v5 – Not Quite Yet

October 3rd, 2011
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So I’ve been working on v5 of my DramaDeckBuilder Application for a little bit.  I’ve got the core functionality done, but I still need work on a sensible UI (as in one that doesn’t require at least a hour of training to handle) and nail down the output formats.  My ultimate goal is to be […]

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Game Aid: Tales of Vesperia – Waitstaff

August 25th, 2010
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While playing the game ‘Tales of Vesperia‘ I ran across a silly little mingame for each of the characters – basically you memorize the ‘orders’ from the ‘Tavern Sagittarius’ patrons, enter them at the kitchen correctly, then return to the table with the order.  Of course, the citizenry of Dahngrest are a fickle bunch and change […]

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And So It Goes, Again – for the Fourth Time

May 30th, 2010
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Naturally, the day I finally get the game I’ve been waiting for, my Xbox 360 decides it’s going to take a dirt nap.  Two of my previous 360’s have died by the dreaded and greatly feared Red Ring of Death (RROD), another’s DVD was bricked by a mandatory Dashboard Update.  This time it’s the less […]

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The new Xbox Experience – Can’t I keep the old one?

July 16th, 2008
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Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of WIN in the MS dog and pony show, but the Xbox Experience already has major issues. None of these ‘improvements’ benefit me. Basic Interface Old: Boxes-in-boxes portal with slow response times, an ill-defined selection frame, and a labyrinth maze of scrolling lists. New: Hidden, non-contextual menu […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 20 – It Is Done!

July 11th, 2008
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Strike up the band and hand out the cigars!  My Xbox is back from McAllen, TX with a much quieter DVD drive and fans.  Technically, it’s a whole new machine that was built on April 11, 2008. But I am just going to ignore that fact and jump around saying “It’s back! It’s back! Wheee!” […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 14 – Warcrack Adendum

July 5th, 2008
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First time in a long time, I’ve stayed up through the night playing a computer game. The first time was back in college.  I found Civilization, the original, on a really low end PC in the college newspaper I was volunteering at.  That was also the first time I played a computer game for 24 […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 13 – WoW Now!

July 4th, 2008
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After a week of whining, I found out a way to get the wife to agree to let me buy an new Xbox 360 while my previous one is getting the spa treatment in McAllen, TX. The scene:  I’m watching TV in the living room. The wife turns the corner to go into the bedroom.  […]

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 12

July 3rd, 2008
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That’s it, I can’t take it any more.  I’ll blame Shamus Young for fanning the flames of desire.  I found that my refurbished little iMac can run World of Warcrackft passingly well.  But only with all the video options turned off.  I’ll start downloading the trial tonight.

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Garrett in Crisis! The Xbox Disaster: Day 6

June 28th, 2008
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Celebrating my friend’s birthday, I was able to partake of the Gaming Goodness that is Rock Band.  Just a little hit, but enough to keep me going for a while. Microsoft, make with the fixed console stat!

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