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Video Game Super Post

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Here’s some free-to-play games I’ve been enjoying on Steam recently:

Dead Island: Epidemic
Good lord, I haven’t even gotten out of the tutorials and I love this game. There’s so much personality and presentation, it’s astounding that this a free game. It’s hard to describe what it is exactly, but so far the way your character plays is reminiscent of League of Legends. You have abilities and you click around on a map, sure, but you also have access to multiple characters that each have their own abilities and roles. Additionally, you can perform combos with a shotgun. I feel that that needs pointing out. I haven’t put more than half an hour into this game yet, so I’m not qualified to talk at length about it, but I have no problem recommending it. I’m not sure what the state of the game is currently, I think it’s in closed beta, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.

You build a robot from the ground up and use it to destroy other people’s robots! I’ve already mentioned before that it feels a lot like MechWarrior Online, especially since there’s no respawns within a match. Robocraft is in Early Access and I can’t wait to see how it grows, since things like the progression could still use some polish. For example, replacing every block of your robot with each next tier of stronger, more expensive building blocks as you unlock them can be very expensive and grind-inducing. And in my opinion, the maps could be better, but I’m still having more fun with it than I have any right to. I imagine that if my younger self had access to this game, it would have destroyed him.

Marvel Heroes
I don’t know why I like Marvel Heroes so much! I kind of feel like I shouldn’t. It’s grindy and repetitive, but so rewarding at the same time. I think maybe the biggest draw for me is the need to unlock more characters. I need to know what Iron Man plays like, I need to know what gameplay feels like as Spider-Man, I need to smash things with Thor’s hammer. So I keep playing! Another huge draw of the game, for me at least, is that there’s a new event every week. So while the Diablo-style grind is always there, it’s always different. It’s very addicting! I have a mind-boggling hundred and fifty hours on record. I seriously can’t stop playing this game.

I only have a few hours into this MMO so far, but my first impressions are good! It’s a third person shooter set in the MMO version of a TV show on SyFy. You’re in a world bursting with backstory and lore, and it feels like it. I’d say that it’s best described as Borderlands 2 with a serious face on it.

I’ve been playing Hawken off and on since it was in alpha. I really like it, but I’m absolutely terrible at it, so I never play it for long. But it’s another giant robot game! I can’t get enough of giant robots, so I keep trying to love it. I think that maybe I’m just not the Call-of-Duty-style shooter type person. Nonetheless, combat feels like you’re really piloting this enormous walking tank, and it’s extremely satisfying when you obliterate an enemy mech with a well-aimed TOW rocket.

Star Conflict
Star Conflict is another shooter type multiplayer game – you know, with team deathmatch, capture points, that sort of thing – but you’re a spaceship in space! There’s a bunch of different ships with different strengths and weapons and active abilities. However, and this is something I’ve noticed with a lot of free-to-play games, logging into it for the first time is extremely daunting. The main lobby is trying to convey so much information to you all at once that it’s overwhelming. Ship stats, special events, sales in the store, five different currencies, multiple experience bars, and heaven help you if you actually start clicking through menu trees. Anyway, the game is fun and I’m excited to unlock more customization options for my ships. Even though I have no idea how to do that.

Warframe is another game that I feel like I shouldn’t like. There’s really very little to it. You run missions and get better guns. I guess that describes the basic principles of a lot of games, but that’s just about all there is to Warframe. Now, why do I expect a game like Warframe to have a plot, an actual story that moves me forward, but I don’t expect that from Star Conflict? I don’t know. Possibly because Warframe isn’t PVP orientated. That, and the fact that I am progressing through a series of missions accross the entire solar system. That just screams for a narrative that ties it all together. Anyway! What’s fun about this game and why I enjoy it is that I can hop on, space-ninja run through a few missions, and hop off. I love this game in small portions. The psuedo Mass Effect style combat is great in short, fast bursts, but it isn’t enough to keep from turning into a grindfest for the next, best gun.

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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

Changes have occurred! In a nutshell: Massive Pwnage updates on Monday and Wednesday, and LOOK updates on Friday. Because reasons!

Apologies to everyone who was expecting a new MP on Friday. Congratulations to anyone who was hoping for a new LOOK on Friday! This schedule will remain until either LOOK finishes or I decide on a better schedule OR I suddenly become unemployed and gifted with ample free time.

An Ever Evolving Creature

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

I changed some things around!

-Someone once mentioned, when I changed my little avatar, that they’d like it to be round again. It took me a few years, but your wish is my command!

-I’ve moved the blog posts to the left side of the homepage instead of them being in the middle. Every other page still looks the same for now. Which looks better? I can’t decide!

-Locke once gave me a hard time for not putting his character in the logo. It ended up not really mattering, though, since the logo hasn’t been seen on this site since 2009. Now, however, is the time to rejoice! Happy birthday*, Locke!

*His birthday was in January. I am bad at birthdays.

My Five Favorites of 2013: #1

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

We’re almost to 2014 but let’s cling desperately to the past by commemorating my five favorite Massive Pwnage comics from 2013!

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#1 Nostalgia Wave

This is my number one favorite comic of the year mostly because I really liked how the art came out. But also because, as you get older, this is a thing that happens with increasing regularity.

My Five Favorites of 2013: #2

Monday, December 30th, 2013

We’re almost to 2014 but let’s cling desperately to the past by commemorating my five favorite Massive Pwnage comics from 2013!

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#2 Doppelgangers

It took me months to figure out the punchline for this comic. I had these two guys sitting in my sketchbook and it was driving me crazy that I couldn’t figure it out. The end result is definitely one of my all time favorites.

My Five Favorites of 2013: #3

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

We’re almost to 2014 but let’s cling desperately to the past by commemorating my five favorite Massive Pwnage comics from 2013!

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#3 Non-Disclosure Agreement

I felt pretty clever after writing this joke. Whether or not the joke is actually clever could hurt my pride, so I won’t risk analyzing it any further. The beta was fun, though!

My Five Favorites of 2013: #4

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

We’re almost to 2014 but let’s cling desperately to the past by commemorating my five favorite Massive Pwnage comics from 2013!

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#4 Noodle Criminal

The best part about adapting real life events into comics is that I get more time to formulate a clever response. I was actually the one who had his ramen eaten but instead of calling out the noodle criminal, I just seethed with rage. Sometimes that clever response needs a few months.

My Five Favorites of 2013: #5

Friday, December 27th, 2013

We’re almost to 2014 but let’s cling desperately to the past by commemorating my five favorite Massive Pwnage comics from 2013! It was actually a lot harder to narrow it down to five than I thought it was going to be. A lot of really good ones were left out but I think these comics deserve to be on this list.

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#5 Touch Controls

I’ve always loved the art and Locke’s expressions in this comic. It’s also always a ton of fun to watch Tika pick on Locke.

Magic is Boring

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season? Get them Massive Pwnage Volume 4: Magic is Boring instead! There’s so much content and value packed into this bundle of pages it’s RIDICULOUS.

I really can’t express how proud I am of this volume. Not only does it include two of the best years of Massive Pwnage, I feel like I really knocked it out of the park with the presentation and general design of this book. It’s a sight to see!

I had planned on getting Volume 4 up for sale sooner, but we ended up just about selling out back in September, so I had to wait on the second print run. But don’t worry, I took the opportunity to make some minor changes to the book to add that extra layer of polish.

Check out the store and get your copy NOW!

Or later. That works too.