Welcome to my website. Here you can find information about a variety of different games that I have played over the years. My website is high on content, low on graphics, though I hope to remedy that at least a little bit in the near future. Please select the game that interests you from the list below.
Contributions to the website are never necessary, but always welcome.
Quote of the Moment
Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top
Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire
That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed,
In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth
Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill
Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd
Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence
Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first
Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss
And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support;
That to the highth of this great Argument
I may assert th' Eternal Providence,
And justifie the wayes of God to men.
- John Milton, The Paradise Lost.
The Rogue Legacy section has another addition for the Barbarian class. Is this indeed the most overpowered class in the entire game? Read and find out.
There's another addition under the Rogue Legacy section to the website, as I finished a variant runthrough with the Archmage class. Head on over to the Rogue Legacy page to check it out, if that's your thing. I've been enjoying that game immensely of late, and there's much more depth to the mechanics than most people seem to think. Tons of fun if you enjoy the old 2D platformers with challenging difficulty and character building over time.
More important for me personally, I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation last week and am now an official history Ph.D. Many thanks to everyone who has been sending in congratulations in recent days, I appreciate the messages of goodwill. This inspired me to update the personal section of the website for the first time in eight years - a lot of the information there was getting pretty out of date. The website has been running for over ten years now, with three different changes of hosting over that span. What an interesting journey it's been.
Short update here, I added the second and third parts of my Paladin journey for the game Rogue Legacy. This now completes the run for the Paladin class, and I'll look to take a shot at the Archmage class next, which should be significantly different.
Update time! This website has sadly been neglected during the past year, as my free time has gone into keeping the YouTube channel updated with periodic content, but I have a number of new things posted as of this weekend. First of all, Diablo 3 has finally been relegated to the "Miscellaneous" games section, after it finally became clear that I was never going to return to the game again. What a disappointing experience. I have written up an article that tries to investigate why so many people, myself included, were unsatisfied with this game. You can read it at this link, or by going through the D3 section under the Miscellaneous tab.
In place of Diablo 3, I've added a section for the new game Rogue Legacy, which I've been enjoying quite a bit over the last month. Although this is a low budget indie game from a tiny development studio, there's enough replayability in Rogue Legacy to do some fun experimentation and variant stuff. My first challenge of sorts involves an in-depth look at the game's most basic class, the Paladin, and I intend to move on to some of the more eccentric ones down the line. We'll see what develops with time.
As always, keep an eye on my YouTube channel and Twitch Livestream for current video playthroughs of League of Legends and occasional other games.
With the spring semester over, I finally had a chance to go through and clean up a number of backlog issues with the website. I updated a lot of links in a whole bunch of different places. The League of Legends section now has correct links to all of the video playlists and my Livestream on Twitch.TV, and there is an additional editorial about the role of complexity in game design under that section. The Civilization series has updated links to some videos from YouTube under the Multiplayer section, down towards the bottom. Under the Master of Orion heading, there's a new game report posted for Realms Beyond Imperium 36, as well as a link to the YouTube video playthrough that I did earlier this year. Let me know if there are any dead links not fixed, aside from the old Own3d.TV stuff which I have to clean up at some point. They went out of business and all of their recordings were deleted.
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