Video Game Violence Distracts from Real Issues

This week, the president met with representatives from the video game industry. They discussed the possible link between violence depicted and real events. We’ve been down this road before. The search for the boogeyman has been through music, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon, and now back to video games again. As always, the cause of gun …

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Hearthstone Card backs

I only got to rank 17 this month in Hearthstone, as my play time was a bit limited, but I was able to get to rank 17 and earned the new card back for the month. I also was finally able to get the Fireside Gathering back this month, too, so I have a pretty …

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Wildstar Musings

I didn’t last very long in Wildstar, but I still have a lot about that game that I liked. I  was listening to some other gaming podcasts this week, and they mentioned that Elder Scrolls Online is going free to play, and wondered if Wildstar would soon follow. I went to my Wildstar feed, and …

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Podcasting!

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on the Hearthcore show with Rodney and Juice, and I’ve gotta say, it was a lot of fun. My day job allows me to sit at a desk for most of the day, and I can listen to pretty much anything I want, and for a few …

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Into the Arena – Hearthstone

I played a bit more Hearthstone yesterday, clearing a few quests, and made enough gold to pay the 150 coin entry fee. The arena is sort of like a booster draft, so everyone has an equal chance to build a deck from a good assortment of cards. You don’t get to keep them at the …

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Waiting for Wildstar

The next game on the horizon I’ve got my eye on is Wildstar Online. It’s probably got game-play very similar to WoW, but it looks like it has a really fun style to it with a lot of humor, which I find very appealing. It’s almost cartoon-like in appearance, which to me is better than …

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Hearthstone | Beta Impressions

I finally secured an invitation to the beta for Blizzard’s new game, Hearthstone. I’ve played Magic: the Gathering for many years, so I’m very familiar with how collectible card games work, and they’ve done a great job at bringing the format to the screen. Probably a much better job than Wizards has done with Magic …

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Ruzzle! = Pixelated Crack

I’ve started playing a new phone and tablet game with my friends and family lately called Ruzzle. It’s a quick word game, taking two minutes a round to play, and has been amazingly addictive. I’m open to new friends playing, so look me up as “jeffrwhiting” in the game.

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Game Over, Man!

I’ve gone and cancelled my World of Warcraft account again. I’m sure at some point I’ll come back, but this expansion has been a bit frustrating for me. There was a lot to do, no doubt. Pandaria is a beautiful continent with a lot of explore, and full of lore. The route they chose for …

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Diablo 3 Thoughts

In the gap between WoW‘s Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria expansions, I took some time to indulge in a slight distraction, also from Blizzard – Diablo 3.  I have the annual pass for WoW, so it’s not costing me anything to play, and I don’t have to stop playing WoW to do it.  I heard …

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