Monthly Archives: Oct 2014
Gibs: Have Dragon Age: Origins, for free

Yep, that’s right: Dragon Age: Origins, the first game in the Dragon Age series, is free right now, until 14 October 2014, on Origin. The price of zero monies/credits/dosh/green/et cetera. Ala on the house. So get on over there and do the things to get it. Hurray!

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Impressions: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Alrighty, this game. My first impulse buy in a long while, and perhaps the most important question to answer is “do I regret it?” Uncharacteristically, I’ll answer that right in the header: No. No, I have no regrets at all (thus far). I spent some three hours with Talion in the lands of Mordor last night, it and all three of those hours were engrossing, interesting, and fun. Some funny snippets, some “aww sweet!” bits, and more than a few “ooh’s” and “aah’s.” Vault the jump to splash in the less descriptively-muddy waters.

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Slipping into the shadows…

I could hold myself back no longer, and have succumbed to welcoming darkness of Mordor. Which is to say, I watched a video of Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis system in action and got myself well excited to give it a go, so I bought the thing. To ease the pain some, I found a 25% off code for Green Man Gaming so the cash-burn isn’t quite retail-degree. Find out about said code and video after the jump.

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Roping rocks and snipping paper with Codecadamy

So for the last two weeks or so I have been monkeying about with injecting some coding knowledge into my skill set (or something…). This has primarily been through the Stanford CS106A (Programming Methodology) course and lectures on Udemy/YouTube, and resuming my long-abandoned and meagre progress on Codecademy. I spent an inordinate amount of time fiddling with the Rock, Paper, Scissors exercise on the latter’s JavaScript track, and because I want to feel like it was worthwhile I’m dropping it here, after the jump.

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