Image Tax: Eyes You Could Drown In

23 08 2011

I love cosplay! Not just if there’s pretty girls – but really well-done cosplay are works of art.

For example is this recent Bioshock Infinite shoot from Russian cosplayer, ormeli. A nice dress, decent lighting and soulful eyes convey a lot. Alas, the onlt cosplay I can conceivably do is if my body is fully-covered.

Anyway, check out more stuff at ormeli’s deviantart page.

Source: ormeli at deviantart





Chibi Dungeon Crawl: Super Dungeon Explore

17 08 2011

Dungeon crawling is a time-honored concept in games. Classics like Dungeon Quest and Talisman have trod this well-worn path before. However, none have simulated the hack-and-slash experience of running around a dungeon and killing things like Fantasy Flight Games’ Descent. A sprawling classic of the genre, Descent had large maps and devious encounters all stage-managed by an Overlord – being D&D without the fuss of role-playing. However it is a pain to set-up and play – usually taking several hours. Thankfully, newer sleeker versions like Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon appeared. However, there’s a new bad boy on the block – with a rather unique art design that puts it above the rest – welcome  Super Dungeon Explore. Read the rest of this entry »





Like A Thief In The Night: Ninjato and Ninja: Legend of the Scorpion Clan

15 08 2011

The kids above may not look deadly – but they only mask the secret deadliness within. Or at least I think so.

Anyway, the Japanese shinobi or shadow warrior has been the topic of many a game – however, they’re mostly video games. Thankfully someone has decided to remedy that condition. Two someones actually. That’s right, two ninja board games are coming soon and they will definitely be added to my collection. They’re Z-Man Games’ Ninjato and AEG’s Ninja: Legend of The Scorpion Clan.

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Why Now Is The Time To Buy Arcane Legions

9 08 2011

Arcane Legions had a  good thing going and had all the buzz when it came on to the scene. Unfortunately, because of a weird business strategy, rules problems, and lack of updates, this excellent mass combat miniatures game has fallen to the wayside. Which makes it the perfect time to buy it!

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2 Legit 2 Quit: Gamersgate

9 08 2011

After talking about Good Old Games in my last post, it’s time to talk about another purveyor of fine games. This time for games not so old. Of course, there are a whole lot of those – with Valve’s Steam leading the bunch – but for the Filipino digital customer, quite a few of those can be inconvenient. Well, here’s one that’s perfect – no-frills and no-DRM – well, most of the time. It’s Gamersgate!

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[Gaming] Runewars

26 07 2011

Back to the salt mines with me! Or rather the toils of talking about board games. Today, we’ll talk about one of the jewels of my collection, Fantasy Flight Games’ epic fantasy strategy game, Runewars!

Released just last year, it’s probably one of the better entries into the strategy genre and one FFG’s finest new designs.

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[Points of Interest] Memoir ’44 Online

8 07 2011

War. War never changes – especially when it’s been translated to the online version.

 

Memoir ’44 is probably one of the easiest war games to get into. It’s more game than simulation – which often turns off the more serious war gamers – but it does that game part very well; plus it’s one of those really good entry-level games.  The biggest problem has always been it’s a two-player game – which is a turn-off for some board gamers – which makes it difficult get a game on. Well, here’s the Internet to the rescue!

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