Category Archives: Gaming

Runescape in 2017

Runescape is a game I have playing on and off for over 10 years. So I am looking forward to what is coming to the game this year.

Memorial to Guthix
This has been released for a couple days now and I have tried this content out. I haven’t maxed out my divination skill so this was a good time to test of this piece of content. I was able to fully complete the first portion of this. This is a good piece of content to pass time while training Divination.

Nex: Angel of Death
I am not a huge boss hunter so this update won’t affect me much currently. With each new boss released Jagex adds new mechanics to make each boss fight different. So I will be watching streamers

The Golden City of Menaphos
With the great work of Prifddinas, I can’t wait for Menaphos. Most great skilling areas and a different way to play the game.

Mining and Smithing rework
Even though I have 99 in both skills, I am looking forward to how this rework changes the game. In terms of the economny and combat setting wise.

Banking rework
The banking system hasn’t been updated in 2008 so I can’t wait for the new features that this rework is bringing. One thing I like that was annouced was the ability to access to Player-owned house storage straight from the bank. Also the added features of cleaning the bank are going to very helpful to me.

Can’t wait for the double experience weekend occuring February 17 through 20th.

Nintendo Switch – First Thoughts

After watching the Nintendo Switch presentation, here are my first thoughts about it.

In less than 2 months time I will be able to play this new console is amazing. Some of the announced games look very promising as well. With a price tag of $299.99, it is an affordable option for what it is promising to do.

One thing that I am curious to learn more about is the paid online service they are bringing out. The free games and more online features, can’t really complain about anything there. The 2.5 to 6 hours battery life away from home is fine with me. I don’t see myself being away from power longer than that time frame. For portable gaming, I can continue to use my Ninitendo 3DS.

Games I am looking forward to:

  • Splatoon 2 – Summer release date

The original Splatoon game was a great game. I am looking forward to new gameplay for this series.

  • Super Mario Odyssey – Holiday 2017 release

Can’t really complain about a new Mario game.

  • Sonic Mania – Q2 2017

Sonic games are great.

  • Puyo Puyo Tetris

My family has a weird fasnication with Tetris. We used to play games against each other all the time on TetrisFriends.com. So I am curious about this game.

  • Super Bomberman-R

I have some good memories of playing some of the older Bomberman games, so this game looks very intriguing.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I am a little conflicted on whether or not to buy this game. I have Mario Kart 8 and all the DLCs for the WiiU. Some of the new features look nice like the new characters and new maps, but I am unsure whether I want to rebuy the game just for that new stuff.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This game visually looks amazing. Zelda games never disappoint either.

Paladins

For the past few days, the Hi-Rez Expo has been happening. One of the games featured is Paladins: Champions of the Realm. This game is similar to Overwatch but still is a fun game to play.

The following Reddit post by HiRezTodd, highlights the comparison of Overwatch to Paladins.

A Brief History of Paladins – as response to ‘copy/clone’ allegations from Paladins

Currently, the Founder’s Pack is on sale for this game. This pack unlocks all the champions for the game, along with their standard voice packs, 10 Radiant Chests and you receive an exclusive Beta Skin and mount as well. The game is currently available through Steam or the official website.

I have played both Paladins and Overwatch and each of them has their pros and cons. But if you enjoy Overwatch and never heard of Paladins, give it a try it is free. If you enjoy it, go and purchase the Founders Pack to unlock all the champions.

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Gaming PC Specs

Welcome to 2017! 2016 was a great year filed with many great adventures.

Within the last year I have invested in a gaming/video editing computer. I mainly used to be a console gamer via the Xbox systems but have started trying more PC games as well. Below is my current build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
Keyboard UtechSmart Saturn Wired Gaming Keyboard
Monitor ASUS VN248H-P Slim Bezel Black 23.8″ 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 80,000,000:1, Built-in Speakers

I have my operating system and a few main programs and games on the Samsung solid state harddrive, while the rest of the data and games on the Western Digital Black harddrive. For any pictures, music and main documents I have stored on a separate computer, which is used a a home media server that is linked up with the rest of my network. A future post will be made about my network. This is the best computer but it gets the job done.