November 25, 2011

A Game of Thrones: Genesis

bastun_ie provides the following review of the Game of Thrones RTS game from Cyanide Studios. After playing through the full single-player campaign of A Game of Thrones: Genesis, followed by five victories in 8-”player” House-vs-House games, and even managing one...
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January 26, 2010

Star Trek Online: Hailing Frequencies Open

The continuing adventures of bastun_ie in Star Trek... Having finished the tutorial, as written about in Part 1 of this series, my starship arrived in Earth orbit, approaching Spacedock. Wow. The visuals are impressive. Spacedock is a huge space station,...
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January 19, 2010

Star Trek Online: Part 1 - Open Beta

bastun_ie returns with further coverage of Star Trek Online. My fears about having a Closed Beta client proved groundless, and as Open Beta rolled around, I was able to seamlessly patch up to the Open Beta and log in. As...
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January 17, 2010

Star Trek Online: Part 0

bastun_ie wrote this before the Open Beta went live, but my scheduling chewed it up. Apologies! As he says, there'll be more from him on STO, and a bit from me as well - I've been playing for a couple...
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Champions Online, Part III

bastun_ie concludes his examination of Champions Online. I lied about looking at the levelling system in this part, as it's pretty much covered in the last. Instead, we'll substitute in PvP, which I forgot about......
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Champions Online, Part II

The second part of bastun_ie's investigation of Champions Online. Champions Online is based on the Champions pen-and-paper RPG, first published in 1981 and now in its 5th edition. The Champions RPG is, in turn, an unashamed adaptation of the world...
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January 5, 2010

Champions Online

Please welcome new guest writer, bastun_ie, writing about adventures in Champions Online. There are too many elves. And orcs. Even if they're called by some other name. Every MMO I've played to date has been fantasy based - UO, DAoC,...
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