Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Loot! (#40) - It's here! It's here! It's finally HERE!!! Edition

The series of posts in which I tell you, my lovely readers, all about my latest game-related score...

**It's here! It's here! It's finally HERE!!!**
New Loot! (#40)

Oh my freaking heavens, the day HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! It is November 30, and just yesterday I received my copy of Final Fantasy XV. I'm playing it now, as you read this post. (Yes, I scheduled this post, 'cause I KNEW I'd have no time for blogging once my game arrived. I was right.)

I also got the Blu-ray edition of Kingsglaive / Brotherhood over two weeks ago and I've watched them both multiple times.

Gotta go now. Not sure why, since at the moment I write this, I have no game to play and all that demands my attention is my kids and my housework. Pfft.

Until next time...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Movie Monday (#32) - FFXV Episode Duscae (Triple Play)

The series in which I share a gaming vid or two that may or may not be me...

***FFXV Episode Duscae***
Triple Play

Tomorrow is the official release day for Final Fantasy XV. With that in mind, I've been playing Episode Duscae, trying to satisfy my desire for this latest release in the FF franchise. I've discovered a couple of things in the fighting that I hadn't noticed before... ▼

Friday, November 25, 2016

Gaming Misadventures (#3) - NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

The series in which I share something interesting, upsetting, or just plain weird that's happened in my gaming world...

Gaming Misadventures

Let me set the stage. I'm comfortable in my chair, getting ready to take on the end boss in Lightning Returns (FFXIII). Everything's set, I'm recording ('cause I just know it's gonna be epic), and everything's as it should be.

Let's do this!!

I get all the way through the boss fight and I'm enjoying the billion and one cutscenes that come after. I'm still recording 'cause why not, right? I want to capture the entire end of this game. 

I glance at the little recording icon in the corner of the screen. Wow. 30 minutes? That's one of my longest videos. I go back to watching the cutscene. 

And blink.

What. Just. Happened??

Unfortunately, the TV (and all the power in the house) blink too. Just like that, the last 36 minutes disappear as if they never happened.

I am desolate.

There is no happy ending. I restart everything, hoping, desperately hoping that the game did some kind of auto-save after I defeated the boss.


Alas, it is not to be. The save starts right before the boss. And the video borked so I don't even get to have that as a happy reminder of slaughtering the end boss.

I rage quit, shutting off the computer without using the proper methods, part of me actually hoping it borks the whole damn setup. 

Have I ever mentioned I have a tendency to overreact?

Until next time...

*Final Fantasy is owned by Square Enix, who in no way endorses this gaming / fan / reviews blog. Images used here are licensed from Deposit Photos (images are linked to their DP pages) and some other place I can't remember.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Loot! (#39) - The Lara Croft Edition

The series in which I brag about the games I just bought, and refuse to admit that I'll probably never play half of them...

***The Lara Croft Edition***
New Loot!

Yet another edition where the number of games I bought exceeds the viability of making the new loot post pretty. However, I've included links to the games I just added to my library. If only Steam didn't know just  how to tempt me...

New additions to my gaming library:
Can you believe it? Sheesh. They said I could have them all (plus any and all DLC) for only $22. I couldn't turn that down when I didn't even own 8 of them yet. (I already had I & II for PS1 and Guardian of Light for 360.)

Anyway, if you can see it, I've embedded a link below that will take you to Steam. They have the Tomb Raider games on sale quite often, I've noticed.

Until next time...

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Screenshot Saturday (#35) - Victor Vran

The series in which I share random still shots from a random game. Today's selection is from Victor Vran, an indie ARPG made by Haemimot Games. Enjoy!

***Victor Vran***

Ever get the feeling you're being watched...?

Friday, November 11, 2016

New Loot (#38) - GOG Got Me Edition

The series of posts wherein I share my latest gaming hauls...

***GOG Got Me***
New Loot #38

Oh my heavens, GOG really got me good this time! I grabbed so many games in this recent sale that I'm just gonna list 'em here instead swiping pics and making everything all fancy-like.

I bought...
  1. World of Goo - I used to have this game way back when it first came out. The developers had it set up on a donation basis. Yes, I gave them money. Yes, it was more than a penny like some people gave them...
  2. Tales from the Borderlands - I wanted this for PC even though I already have it for 360. What can I say? I'm a Borderlands junkie.
  3. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - So many happy memories playing this game on PS1. Weird thing, we never actually bought it. We rented it. Remember back when you could rent video games? Do they still do that? 
  4. Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus - The sequel to Abe's Oddysee. Had to get it for that reason alone.
  5. Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - Another sequel, of sorts. Isn't rated as highly as the other two games, but I figured I oughtta add it anyway.
  6. The Witcher Adventure Game - I have every other Witcher game (except Wild Hunt, but I'm waiting for a slightly lower price) so I grabbed this one. 
GOG gave me...
  1. Little Big Adventure 2 (aka Twinsen's Odyssey) - Hey, it was free, so I grabbed it. 
  2. Expeditions: Conquistador - Might be fun...
  3. DEX - Looks interesting...
  4. Victor Vran - Yeah, I already have this, but now I have it twice. I really like it. lol
Until next time...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What You Missed Wednesday (11/2-11/8)

The series in which I list the posts from this blog from the previous seven days...

**What You Missed Wednesday**
(11/2-11/8, 2016)

I'm not posting every day like I was for a while there, but I am posting again. The end of October/early November are tough on me. The weather gets me depressed and I just can't...anything. [sigh] Anyway, here are the posts from the past seven days... 

Until next time...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Movie Monday (#31) - Short Change Hero

The series in which I share some video related to gaming, usually a video of ME gaming. The following is not. Me gaming, that is...

***Short Change Hero***
Cover by Rexon

Sometimes when wandering aimlessly through the jungle that is YouTube, you stumble across something truly remarkable, something worth sharing.

This is one of those times.

Except for the fact that I didn't stumble across this video. My brother told me to look it up. And he was right. It's really great. I love it. Check it out. ▼

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Screenshot Saturday (#34) - Bastion

The series in which I post random still shots from random games...

***Screenshot Saturday***

Today's screenshot selections are from Bastion, the really fun indie RPG that is on sale this very moment over on ;) 

Just getting started...

Friday, November 4, 2016

GOG's Huge Fall Sale is RIGHT NOW!

I am a sucker for a PC game sale and GOG knows just how to hook me. In their big sales, you can earn free games. Check it out...

***GOG's Huge Fall Sale***
Happening NOW!

Graphic I swiped from GOG's site. Clicking it will take you to

GOG has most of their catalog on sale right now. Telltale games, Witcher games, LEGO games, Oddworld games, old school retro style games, and more. There's a crap-ton I've never heard of, but that's not difficult; I'm not all that familiar with retro PC games.

I mentioned FREE GAMES, didn't I? You can earn them by doing little, cost-free things on the site. Seriously. The last sale I actually earned a game without buying anything—I just didn't have any money at the time. Don't you judge me. Buying games earns you the free ones faster, of course, and to earn the 30,000 XP game, you'll definitely have to part with some cash. Which means more games. And that's a good thing.

So what are the games you can earn? Expeditions: Conquistador (5,000 XP); DEX (15,000 XP); and Victor Vran (30,000 XP). And to give an example of how the XP works when buying games, if you buy the Game of the Year Edition of Witcher III The Wild Hunt (on sale for $29.99) and The Witcher (on sale for $1.49) you'll earn 31,490 XP (29,990 + 1,500), which will net you all three games. Heck, just logging in and buying Witcher III will net you all three, since logging in gives you 1000 XP. See where I'm going with this?  

The best part about GOG games is that they're DRM-free. You don't have to be online to play. So go check it out, grab an inexpensive game, and get to playing!

*All the mentioned games are property of their respective owners. GOG does not in any way support or endorse this gaming / fan / reviews blog. The HGG is not affiliated with GOG or any of the aforementioned games, their developers, or their publishers. 

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What You Missed Wednesday (10/12-11/1)

The series of posts where I list all the posts since the last time I managed to post a list of...posts...

**What You Missed Wednesday**

I've been very lazy with my blogging lately...and my gaming too, for that matter. Ever get so depressed that even gaming requires too much of an effort? Yeah. So, anyway...

Until next time...

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