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So after deciding a while ago not to pick up TESO, I went back on my word after looking at how damn excited I was for the game about a year ago, and gave it a shot. Is it fun? Yes. Will I be subscribing? Eh...probably not, at least not yet, and here's a blog post on why, along with all the things I do really like about the game, of course. Disclaimer: Yes, I like the game, but I still had a few negative things to say about it. Also, it's worth noting that the game is really quite pretty.

First Impressions: The Elder Scrolls Online
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This is going to be a slightly different First Impressions post, as all of my previous posts in the series …
intrinsc
  • Apr 12, 2014, 8:08:58 AM
intrinsc

If they deliver on their content update schedule I can see myself subbed for a very long time. I already paid for a 6 month sub, so after that first 6 months will be my long-term sub decision.

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Psyche

Do you know what really grinds my gears? When people who don't have an unlimited amount of time to play their MMO of choice get deemed "casuals" and then get told they're not entitled to work hard and earn gear like the rest of the "hardcore" crowd. That's ridiculous. A "casual" player's achievement doesn't diminish your achievement, stop pretending it does!

Just Sayin': Hardcore Is Not Better Than Casual
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Hi, I have an unlimited amount of time to spend playing my MMO of choice, and I do so every day, every week. …
Psyche
  • Mar 27, 2014, 1:24:33 PM
Psyche

@MykaB I agree, but I also feel more deeply about it as "casual" is a word used as an insult, and in this context has very little meaning. A person who is very skilled and adores the game might not have as much time to play as others. That shouldn't make them a "casual" player. I consider myself a hardcore gamer; I play 4ish hours every evening and pretty much all day at the weekends, though often in a few different games depending on my mood. I know I'm not like my friend who can dedicate 12 hours a day to games every day...but I shouldn't be less deserving of content.

Psyche

They say life is better with a titan. I have to say, after becoming horribly addicted to this game, I must agree. How I fell for Titanfall is a "review" of sorts, highlighting what I adore, but also the few things I'd love to see changed.

How I fell for Titanfall
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I would normally do a First Impressions post about a game when I pick it up, but considering I've fallen head …
Psyche wrote
Psyche

People ask what my opinion is on "fake girl gamers". Honestly? I have a much higher opinion of them than the people who bash them. Here's a blog post on why I think the attitudes towards supposed "fakes" is harmful to the community.

Fake girl gamers
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The title of this post is a bit misleading. I want to talk about something that I've noticed recently that has …
Floralux
  • Mar 17, 2014, 9:44:49 PM
Floralux

Meh if I think someone is being fake I just simply unfollow/ignore them and be done with it. Not even just the gaming world. No need stressing over it and giving them the attention they so clearly are looking for.

Psyche

Something I posted a little while ago that I thought might be useful to some people playing FFXIV but not necessarily at end-game yet. Have you just hit level 50, or are close to it, and have no idea where to start? Primals, Coil, Darklight, Zenith weapons...what the heck does it all mean? Check out the post for some tips!

What to do at level 50 (FFXIV)
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So you've just hit level 50 in Final Fantasy XIV and you're a bit overwhelmed. Where on earth do you start? …
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Psyche

I really think that the term "Season Pass" needs to be replaced with something better and more relevant. What do you think?

Just Sayin': Season Pass Makes No Sense
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What is a "Season Pass"? According to Wikipedia, a Season Pass is "a ticket allowing admission to an …
Psyche
  • Mar 13, 2014, 12:18:48 AM
Psyche

Yeah for sure. Season Pass implies so many things that simply aren't true! @Lonrem

Psyche wrote
Psyche

Wondering whether you should pick up DayZ standalone or not? I've posted my first impressions, as a former DayZ mod player, up on my blog. Complete with screenshots of my snazzy Dallas (Payday) mask!

First Impressions: DayZ Standalone
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I've been playing DayZ since shortly after the mod was first released, due to colleagues talking incessantly …
stalkerSRB
  • Jan 3, 2014, 11:56:47 PM
stalkerSRB

If you have ppl to play with, then YES...sure it's buggy but its alpha...I played the mod, and its great. If you like zombie survivel, and you have friends to join you, buy it.

Psyche
  • Jan 4, 2014, 12:00:13 AM
Psyche

@Lonrem just found it lying around in a house! Found a Hoxton one as well. Definitely gonna be good for creeping people out. ;)

Ryruzu
  • Jan 6, 2014, 6:20:20 PM
Ryruzu

Payday masks?

Psyche

Curious about Starbound? I've posted my first impressions up on my blog, including cute screenshots of my floran hanging out with my fiancé's glitch, who was modelled after GIR from Invader Zim, of course!

First Impressions: Starbound
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I've just picked up the new sci-fi sandbox adventure game, Starbound and have been playing it on and off since …
Elloa
  • Dec 14, 2013, 3:14:01 PM
Elloa

Starbound is a lot more fun than Terraria. I couldn't really explain why, as it's pretty much very similar, but everything just felt more right, and more pelasant in Starbound. Like... it's more polished.

Psyche
  • Dec 14, 2013, 3:55:32 PM
Psyche

That's exactly how I feel too, @Elloa! It's similar in a lot of ways, but I enjoy it so much more!

Psyche wrote
Psyche

If you're looking for a game that can make you feel all the feels, I strongly recommend Gone Home. It's a short game (about 2 hours of gameplay), but I loved it. Check out my review here if you're interested! (major spoilers!)

Game Review: Gone Home
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Spoiler Alert! Please read with care if you haven't already played Gone Home. I picked up this gem during the …
Psyche

I absolutely love collecting artwork of my characters in games. I recently received a bunch of gorgeous art for my FFXIV character, come check it out! Do you ever collect art of your characters? I feel like it really brings the character alive & gives them depth, I love it!

Artwork Mini-Post (#1)
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I've been collecting artwork for years, since I started hanging out on Gaia Online. First, it was of my …
kennen
  • Nov 21, 2013, 7:09:01 PM
kennen

never collected art, but shees some of them are sometimes really good. It makes me jealous to see those art skills.

Psyche wrote
Psyche

I'll be hosting a gaming chat on Twitter on Friday night at 8:00pm GMT. Feel free to come along & join in! Simply follow @GamerGathering on Twitter (linked) and use the hashtag to join in the discussion when it starts. Please let any fellow gamers know that you think would like to join in!

Gamer Gathering (GamerGathering) on Twitter
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The latest from Gamer Gathering (@GamerGathering). The official Twitter of #GamerGathering chat, hosted every …
Psyche

What does a good guild need to have for you to feel at home? I've made a really long post about past guild drama and how it's taken me forever to find the right guild to call my home! Even if things are up in the air right now, I have some great guys to play games with. Thank you! (screenshot courtesy of Iolet from our FC!)

What's in a guild?
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Source: A friendly neighbourhood FC member, Iolet. I still remember sitting in front of my PC at home one …
kennen
  • Nov 15, 2013, 9:48:15 PM
kennen

@Psyche, I see that the hacker is online right now. that person just played as riven. pff really... Riot support so great... o and no problem

Psyche
  • Nov 16, 2013, 12:38:52 AM
Psyche

@kennen it can take time to investigate an account depending on what info you provided. Don't worry, they'll be able to help!

kennen
  • Nov 16, 2013, 6:53:04 PM
kennen

@Psyche, I just got mail again. It looks like they sort of believe me. I think there is a big chance that I get my account back about 3 days maybe

Psyche

I hit level 50 on my CNJ/WHM! Screenshots and my future plans for FFXIV up on the blog, I love the WHM AF robe.

Ding! Level 50 Conjurer! (FFXIV)
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I hit level 50 for the first time in Final Fantasy XIV today! It's been a long time coming, but I finally …
Psyche
  • Nov 4, 2013, 7:12:03 PM
Psyche

Thanks @kennen!

Ericovic
  • Nov 5, 2013, 12:10:08 PM
Ericovic

Finally! :P congratulations though.

Psyche
  • Nov 5, 2013, 3:24:32 PM
Psyche

@Ericovic I know, right?! :P

Psyche

I'm going to be doing a spooky Halloween stream on Friday evening! Horror games and games with general creep factor, as well as some League of Legends with Harrowing skins! More info can be found on my blog. Hope to see you there!

Spooky Halloween stream!
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You are cordially invited to join me on Friday 1st November at approximately 9:00pm GMT (time to be confirmed) …
kennen
  • Oct 29, 2013, 6:31:39 PM
kennen

I see that you have changed your picture, looks nice @Psyche

Ericovic
  • Oct 30, 2013, 12:25:22 PM
Ericovic

Cool, love halloween! :D

kennen
  • Nov 2, 2013, 1:35:10 PM
kennen

@Psyche hey it was fun to see the stream! Only when slender got me I kind of chickened out xD. #notlikingscarygames ;~;

Psyche

Happy All Saints' Wake everyone! I absolutely love Halloween, both in real life and in video games, and FFXIV has been no exception. Hurray for adorable costumes!

Happy All Saints' Wake! (FFXIV)
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First of all, happy All Saints' Wake to all FFXIV players out there! Here's a screenshot of my adorable kitty …
Knightgum
  • Oct 26, 2013, 11:34:20 AM
Knightgum

Wait you have 2 accounts O.o

Psyche
  • Nov 4, 2013, 6:39:43 PM
Psyche

@Knightgum yup, one is my work account and the other is my personal account. :)