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Coach absalom’s Blood Bowl Playbook

Games and Gaming

I love Blood Bowl, and I always have. I spent my college years playing it religiously despite all common sense: impossible to find miniatures, expense of said miniatures, my total lack of any artistic talent or ability, my dislike of tedious work like precision painting, the frustratingly steep learning curve,  and the fact it took hours to complete even a single match. So, naturally, I was excited to hear that a video game based on the property was to be released.

And so it was, and I loved it… despite all common sense: SecuROM DRM, truly embarrassing AI, punishingly repetitive commentators, and a user interface than can only be described as <b>actively hostile</b> to the end user. Of course, only a handful of the team races were released, and I fully expected a trickle of $4.99 DLC teams for the rest of eternity. Perhaps the player base is not large enough to make DLC attractive, or maybe it’s because the Franco-Communist sympathies of developer Cyanide Studios are offended by such blatant profit maximization.  Well, for whatever reason, the Blood Bowl addicts of the world are instead given the “LegendaryEdition,” filling out a good chunk of the remaining Blood Bowl racial roster.

To celebrate this, and perhaps lure some new players into the fold, I have decided to repurpose an old forum post of mine:

absalom’s Playbook
or
How To Play Blood Bowl (Better)

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Full Glass Empty Wallet: Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition

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Wow, I didn’t realize how long it had been since I posted a giveaway. I will try to do better in the future.

For this edition of Full Glass Empty Wallet, I will be giving away one (1) copy of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition on steam.

Leave a comment below, and I will choose one winner (randomly of course).

Then contest will run until Wednesday November 3rd 8:00 P.M. Eastern.

GET TO TYPING!

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Mr. Steven’s Review of Shank

Features, Games and Gaming

Mr. Steven’s the butler in “Remains of the Day”

As it is the case with these things, indeed, any thing which one might think on and analyze, and, in doing so, create a montage, an eclectic collage, if you will, of themes and and motifs, I’m not sure a cohesive whole, a singular zeitgeist could, indeed, should, be taken from it.

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Alternative “Civilization V” Quit Messages

Games and Gaming

Every Civilization game ever released is notorious for the “One More Turn Syndrome”. A wretched disease that has lead to a 4% dip in Computer Science degrees conferred as well as a 10% increase in Google searches for “video game + addiction” and “shut-in life expectancy”.

So it was with some surprise that, when I tried to quit Civ 5, it actually asked me if I was sure. Yes I’M BLOODY WELL SURE, it was hard enough getting to this screen WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT HARDER ON ME?

Without further ado.

  • It looks like you’ve contracted scurvy from lack of personal attention and would like to quit riiight before getting your third Wonder, are you sure?
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This Changes EVERYTHING! New Team Fortress 2 Update.

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Dateline: Bellevue Washington.

Valve Software’s resident Australian, Robin Walker, announced sweeping changes in the hit multiplayer game Team Fortress 2.

“With this latest update” Walker began “Players will now be able to buy hats and weapons with tangible money that they would normally use for food, or rent!”

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