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Friday, July 31, 2015

Games Played 07/20/2015 - 07/26/2015

- 07/20/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Bloons TD 5 - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/21/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Mortal Kombat X - PC

- 07/22/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/23/2015 -
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
League of Legends - PC

- 07/24/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/25/2015 -
Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/26/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

There are plenty of dangerous creatures to hunt in video games,
so don't be an idiot and please leave those real animals alone.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Personal Computer)

Windows 10 Is Here: Meanwhile...

With Microsoft's Windows 10 being released on 07/29/2015, Valve wants to remind people that they also have a new operating system called SteamOS by featuring the limited amount of high profile SteamOS compatible games for the Steam weekend deal. Now you know that I am crazy about Steam and what it does to gaming on the Personal Computer platform but I am not a big fan of the whole SteamOS deal. I have upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and I am loving the upgrade so far. SteamOS was announced before Windows 10 yet it's still in beta? What's taking so long Valve? While the Windows Store still sucks - where is Killer Instinct? - and I doubt that it would ever become the killer gaming app that Microsoft envisions it to be (it doesn't help that Microsoft is still unwilling to release all X-Box 360 and X-Box One games for the PC), at least Microsoft's goal with Windows 10 is the unification of a multitude of devices while Valve's focus with SteamOS on the other hand is the whole living room delusion/nonsense. Microsoft wins this one. Valve, just keep focusing on delivering PC games to us. Your living room obsession is not only annoying but it nauseates me every time I think about it. Refocus, Gabe, refocus!

These selections will make you wish you have SteamOS! Oh wait...

Monday, July 20, 2015

I Thought I Lost Everything Today

My husband left for San Diego last week on Thursday and he was supposed to return home today. We were in constant communication all this time and our last communication was sometime in the early evening yesterday. I thought it was strange that he didn't call me last night and it was a bit suspect that he didn't call me at all today. I tried calling him many a times but it went straight to voice mail. I thought maybe his phone was out of charge, which is completely possible since he can be careless about those of things. So I tried my best to push away any negative thoughts and at around 2:00 p.m., I went to the airport to pick him up after confirming that his flight had landed. When I got there, I circled around the terminal several times but he was not there. I started to panic. I went to the parking area and called family members to check if he had called them about a change of plan but that wasn't the case. The airline cannot confirm whether he boarded the flight or not without a confirmation number so I had to rush home to get the necessary information needed to obtain that information. That ride home was the bleakest moment of my life as dread and fear overwhelmed me. He had never missed his flight without telling someone about it. I was bracing myself for the worst. I was crying all the way home with Yoshi on the passenger's seat, just sitting there looking at me.

While I was on the phone with the airline representative, suddenly, I received a call from my husband. It turned out he has been hospitalized because he fell and injured his head last night. Why I didn't get a phone call about this last night from the him nor the hospital staff is something that I will figure out later, but I was so relieved to finally hear from him. He said that there was some blood in his brain and his eyes but there was no real damage done. They are just keeping them in the hospital to run some tests on him and to make sure that he is okay before letting him go. So everything seems fine at the moment but of course I am still nervous. I am just waiting for him to call me back with an update. He kept saying that everything is fine but that gave me little comfort. I just want him to be home, hopefully very soon. I will update this post as things progress.


Update Note: 07/21/2015 7:18 a.m. - There was some blood in his brain when he was first admitted. As of this morning, the bleeding has stabilized and the neurosurgeon said that there is no neurological damage. He will be moved out of ICU today. I suggested that I would fly over to San Diego to take care of him but he was very adamant that I don't do that.

10:45 a.m. - They have decided to keep him in ICU for another day because they want to do another CAT scan tomorrow. The last scan result looked good but they want to have two consecutive good results just to make sure. So things are at a standstill today until tomorrow.

Games Played 07/13/2015 - 07/19/2015

- 07/13/2015 -
Blazing Star - iOS
Clicker Heroes - PC
Fallout Shelter - iOS
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 07/14/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Fallout Shelter - iOS
Wild Frontera - PC

- 07/15/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 07/16/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Ultra Street Fighter IV - PC

- 07/17/2015 -
Bloodborne - PlayStation 4
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All_Star Battle - PlayStation 3
Tap Tap Infinity - PC

- 07/18/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All_Star Battle - PlayStation 3
Tap Tap Infinity - PC
Out There: Ω Edition - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/19/2015 -
Bloodborne - PlayStation 4
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

The hunt begins.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Personal Computer)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Random Gaming (?) Moment

5,000+ people watching this. What has twitch become?
Next, a live stream of someone unclogging their toilets?
Why shut down Justin.tv if this is what we get to see on Twitch?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Point to Pathos: Chapter 4, Part 2

     I knew that the video call was the beginning of the end. I should have just left him right then and there. I don't believe in regrets, that life should be lived without them. How I regret not taking a decisive action back then, when I knew that my relationship with him was truly over.
     It was the voice of a sobbing young woman that woke me up from my deep slumber. I remember looking at the digital clock on the nightstand. It was 4:22 AM. At first, I didn't know what to think of the whole situation. I was groggy, my vision was blurry. The bedroom and the office doors were both left open and I could see him sitting at his desk in front of the bright monitor. When I was finally aware that I had awoken, I just lay there listening to the conversation between him and the live feed of the mysterious young woman on the monitor.
     For the most part, the young woman dominated the conversation. I couldn't make out what was being said because there was a good distance between the rooms. But the tone of the conversation was clear. After a while, it became predictably rhythmic. A somewhat apologetic cry from the young woman, then came her sniffling followed by Stane's deep voice inching out words before the pattern repeated itself. It hit me after a while: it was Stane's estranged daughter.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Games Played 07/06/2015 - 07/12/2015

- 07/06/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - PlayStation 4
Heckabomb - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 07/07/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun - PC

- 07/08/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heckabomb - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Mortal Kombat X - PC
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - PC

- 07/09/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - PC
Super Stardust HD - PlayStation 3

- 07/10/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Super Stardust HD - PlayStation 3

- 07/11/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype - PlayStation 3

- 07/12/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
DigiFish Aqual Real 2 - PC
Fallout Shelter - iOS
Heroes of the Storm - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

It's not too bad. It may even be hecka good.
Heckabomb (Personal Computer)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Random Gaming Moment

I was certain that I was going to get the new champ, Tahm Kench.
But that would have been a little too generous I suppose...
League of Legends (Personal Computer)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Point to Pathos: Chapter 4, Part 1

     She was sitting there on the far right edge of the bench with a her classmates but for the first time ever, Jacob actually sat next to her with his right arm and leg pressing against hers. They all cheered as the StarMiner shot up into the sky from Doren Space Port in the distance, leaving a trail of blue distortions behind it. Anhe couldn't enjoy the beautiful sight that night. She had never been this close to Jacob. She had never really talked to him outside of the typical greetings and short acknowledgements but they just happened to share the same group of friends and enrolled almost in the same classes.
     She could smell a hint of his cologne. It was sweet, but definitely masculine. She recognized that smell. It was Boshce. Professor Blake wore it too. But it smelled quite differently on Jacob. It smelled more inviting.
     It was their routine to sit on the bench at the top of Cider Hill every Sunday. They would hang out there until the StarMiner disappears from view. They would arrive early to claim the only bench placed in front of the large old tree sitting near the cliff overlooking the city.
     Anhe looked to her left. She saw Jacob looking up to the sky like the others. He was smiling. She caught herself staring for too long but he didn't seem to notice. His eyes were transfixed upon the pulsating light show in the sky.
     Suddenly, Jacob turned to look at her and widened his smile. She nervously subvocalize a "hey" before turning away to catch the now dissipating blue trail.
     "It never gets old huh?" She said, mustering up some sort of courage to lightly nudge him. She felt that time stood still as her bare elbow rubbed against Jacob's forearm and tapped Jacob's waist. Though it was unintentional, she knew she left her elbow there for longer than she should.
     Jacob was looking straight at her, still smiling.
     "Yeah, it's awesome to watch," he said.
     Their friends had already started to get up from the bench and Anhe realized that her elbow was still resting on top of Jacob's arm. He began to move as well and Anhe immediately pulled her left arm closer to her. Anhe just sat there watching his every move. Jacob stood up, stretched, and yawned before slowly walking towards the other side of the bench to be reunited with his best friends Robert and Shava.
     "Are you ready to go Anhe?" The voice snapped Anhe off from her daze. It was Irwind who was standing behind her. "Is everything alright?"

Monday, July 6, 2015

Games Played 06/29/2015 - 07/05/2015

- 06/29/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 06/30/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Soul Gambler - PC

- 07/01/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Tomodachi Life - 3DS

- 07/02/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/03/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - PC

- 07/04/2015 -
AdVenture Capitalist - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - PC
Star Trek Online - PC

- 07/05/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Bejeweled - PC
Clicker Heroes - PC
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - PlayStation 4
Gods Will be Watching - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Neverending Nightmares - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

The U.S.S. Ikaruga.
Star Trek Online (Personal Computer)