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The above link is my Flipboard magazine -- a currated collection of articles, tweets, even videos about console gaming, MMOs & DragonCon.  Over 2000 viewers and growing.


History: This blog is the third incarnation, and started as a paper RPG & desktop gaming blog.  After starting the MMO City of Heroes days after its launch in 2004,  It developed into one dedicated to that MMO, as it remained for nearly eight years. On November 30, 2012 that MMO was shut down by the company NCSoft despite an outpouring of fan support and community outrage.  Starting In December 2012, I'm going to be opening up the focus of the blog to cover ANYTHING gaming I'm playing, be it PC, XBox 360, iPad, Dragon*Con, etc.

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Back again...

My old computer has been hanging on by a thread forever... going into meltdown everytime I started ANY Game.   The old Nvidia 680 graphics card was jumping the system temprature by as much as 40 degrees if used at all.   This meant playing games was luck of the draw at best how long I could play before the game would lock up if not the WHOLE system would crash.

The budget finally allowed for a replacement, and the last couple weeks I've been putting the new unit through its paces.   Of course that means getting used to Windows 10 from windows 8.1 among other things.  Graphics wise I've upgraded to a GTX 1070 card.   Not THE top of the line, but close enough.   Too many of the GTX 1080 cards were unavailable due to the Bitcoin blight on the Top of the line cards.   Not that I would have been able to swing for that at CURRENT prices.

Needless to say I'm happy.   The new unit is plays everything at top level graphic settings for nearly every game I try -- Fallout 4, Skyrim SE, Champions Online, Diablo III, Saints Row IV, and more. Couldn't get Fallout 3 to work but most of my Steam library came thru.   Even was able to get my Xbox Pinball FX3 library to migrate over to the PC without spending a sent thanks to it being a play-anywhere title.  

So in the last couple weeks I've had SEVERAL sessions on Champions Online and actually managed to level several idle toons up for the first time in months.  One new toon even got a couple cover's produced. 

Look for some NEW content here shortly.




Cover of the Day - Sepetember 8th , 2016


Cover of the Day - September 7th, 2016

I had an idea for a pulp hero for a costume contest -- Same helmet in black, aviator goggles and scarf, flight jacket etc., all in browns and tans.  It worked for a 50GP prize.   I made a few other more modern costumes.   The modern ones have the face mask & neck brace.   ALL have the ring bracers -- the source of his powers mostly .   I've a background that ties it all together -- essentially a modern student and part time engineer finds out that his great-great grandfather almost begame a hero in his own right.   Unfortunately at that time minaturization and control of a bladeless air moving flight suit just wasn't possible.   But adapting the idea with modern gear was childs play.   He was able to rescue a lost child EASILY with the modified vintage suit and got the hero bug.

While playing it, I got involved with a group called Loose Cannons... which kind of fits the character to a point.   Chessman also has joined the group...   Quantlon and Arc are also possibilities for the group , seeing as they haven't gotten involved with a group as yet.

I didn't go to DragonCon this year.   My bad knee just wouldn't take the 5+ hotel spread.  Especially not with the fringes of the hurricaine blowing through this weekend.   I have seen a few videos from it so far... and it looks like there was fun...   A lot of Fallout 4 specific cosplay in the parade I noticed -- Dance, some vault dwellers with the Cannonade and Junk jet weapons.  

That being said, the holiday weekend was a double XP weekend for Champions Online's Seventh Anniversary.   Which means free stuff as well, including more free WASP SE vehicles.   By now all my remaining toons have 1 or more of them.   I think Chessman has 3 vehicles now.   Taking advantage I got ALL my characters to 20 or higher.  Atomwave & Turbojet to 22.


Cover of the Day - September 6th 2016


Cover of the Day -- September 5th, 2016


Cover of the Day - August 30th, 2016


Cover of the Day - August 29th, 2016