Here’s your problem.

The other day I received something in my work e-mail from the Vice President’s office about Biden’s meeting with representatives from the video game industry. I read more about it today. I don’t know what they’re hoping to find by going over this again. For that matter, I don’t know what anybody is hoping to do by re-visiting the gun control issue. We’ve been over this a million times. We come to the same conclusion each time. They are a factor, but not necessarily the factor, for why bad things keep happening.

I’m not necessarily against a little more regulation involving guns, or video games. If it is done right (that’s the hard part), I think it could help. However, there are other things out there that need a bit more attention; things that have probably come about because we’ve changed as a society. Things that don’t have such an easy fix. We’ve come a long way from the nuclear family of the 50’s, and we all know that was bunk, but I think maybe we’ve gone a little too far the other way.

Continue reading

Do You Want to See Twisted?

This weekend, I learned Twisted Treeline is nothing like The Fields of Justice.

You would think it would be. There doesn’t seem to be much of a difference. Instead of three lanes for five players, you’ve got two lanes for three players. There are a couple of little altar things. No big deal. Except that it is a huge deal when you find out these things change the rules of engagement entirely.

There is no “lane phase”. There is no time to “farm.” Half of the time, several members of at least one, if not both, teams are dead before the minions even spawn. It is just one big-ass team fight; a constant gank-fest, with people running from lane to lane constantly.

And there are no wards.

hCFF16A9D

Pretty much how I felt playing Twisted Treeline for the first time. Dem Shadow Ilse be a nightmare if you’re unprepared.

Continue reading

What is a “leash?”

The folks over at Riot have unleashed the new pre-season changes (don’t forget general patch stuff) for League of Legends. There are lots of new items. There are lots of new masteries. There will be lots of impatience and tooth gnashing about over powered champions and items until it all gets worked out.

Get a grip. Bite a stick if you have to. It is always the end of the world until it isn’t.

So, if you need me, I’ll be out on the Field of Justice, dressed as Morgana and wearing  Liandry’s Torment. I hear it really makes Teemo’s mushrooms sting.

Oh, and if I hear one more person bitch about leashes…..

tumblr_m6q1yx9tzI1rvwsino2_500

This fantastic piece of .gif is courtesy of the fine  Disorderly Conduct Tmblr; probably one of the coolest ones out there.

Things I Like: League of Legends

I wouldn’t be writing this if my brother wasn’t hogging all the Skyrim.

World of Warcraft has been such a fixture in my online game-playing life, that I don’t remember much before it. It is the only game I’ve played consistently for, well, however long World of Warcraft has been out.  I know it intimately. It’s triumphs. It’s faults. Therefore, it is only natural that I’d compare the online games I’ve been trying lately to World of Warcraft, even if they aren’t in the same league. Games like League of Legends.

Continue reading