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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.

That being said, their will be images from various games posted on this blog.  No claim here is made to the games, and no intent to infringe on any copyrights are inferred.   Copyrights are property of the respective companies.


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This is the third incarnation of the Central Nexus Blog.  What began as a personal blog of a RPG gamer morphed into one that chiefly covers City of Heroes, with a few side-trips into Dragon*Con.

My name is Mark Brinkman.  I've been playing City of Heroes since it launched.  Except for a a month with a broken computer, and several weeks for both Champions and DC Universe Online, I've kept coming back to and continued to play City of Heroes.   I don't consider myself an expert, having far too few 50s compared to most Veteran CoH players.   And I don't get enough time playing the high end stuff , nor the post 50 incarnate stuff.  I hope to rectify that this summer.

I do suffer from City of Heroes most debilitating disease -- Altism.   I've got 40+ toons on Virtue alone, my chief server.  But I've a handful on all servers, most of which haven't been played in ages.   A few toons have survived since launch.

I'm good with a camera -- usually.   And that eye has let me do some 500 comic covers from screenshots -- more if you include all 3 superhero games.   I don't have much of an artistic talent, but I get buy.