Breaking my Back(log): PvP

Once upon a time, I refused to play PvP games. I was just terrible at them, and therefore chose to avoid them. Then in 2010 I started playing League of Legends with my friend John. LoL was fun, but I was still terrible, so I walked away from the PvP realm once again. Over the last year or so however, the genre has drawn me back in.

I’ve been dabbling with quite a few, and want to share my thoughts on each, and what my mindset is when I play one or the other.


Breaking my Back(log): NieR: Automata

Second Thoughts: Tr(y)umphant return to Overwatch

Recently, with all the news surrounding Blizzard"s new Overwatch League (OWL), my newsfeeds have been filled with little else but esports.

Breaking my Back(log): Star Wars: Battlefront (PC)

Star Wars: Battlefront is a game that has been in a weird spot on my backlog. I initially purchased it on release for the PS4, but never quite played it enough to feel like I had given it a fair shot. This month, I finally got around to playing more of it, albeit after an extensive adventure and on a new system.

Parting Thoughts: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Before reading this article, make sure to check out Part I.

Part II of my time with Senua. The culmination of my first of (hopefully) entry into a series of multi-part review/recaps on different games. Hellblade happened to be short enough that I only needed two entries, although I had planned one in the middle and had nearly finished it, before spending two more hours with Senua and completing the game.

Breaking my Back(log)

I’ve been working nights lately… and preparing for a move to Texas… and I’ve managed to knock more games, movies, and TV off my “backlog” in the last month, at a faster pace, then I have been knocking games off in years. This includes: Getting the platinum trophy for Horizon: Zero Dawn, hit 25% trophy completion in Mass Effect: Andromeda, finished some random trophy hunts I’ve been meaning to in a plethora of games, watched eight movies I've been interested in seeing, and even finished watching Preacher, and Silicon Valley (two shows I had let slip for quite a while).

Coming to terms with your skill level...Summoner's Journal

Coming to terms with your skill level...

I hate these Bronze teammates! I should be in Diamond! (Sound familiar?)

We all struggle with being told we're not as good as we think we are. Competitive video games are often harsh reminders of our own shortcomings. There always is someone better than us, regardless of how good we may be. Competition, whether video games, traditional sports, spelling bees, pie-eating, or cooking (love me some Iron Chef), brings out the best and/or worst in all of us.

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A Summoner's Journal

Change is difficult. This first entry into my “Summoner’s Journal” might be a little rough, but like any summoner knows, tackling the challenge of a new champion can start out tough, but the perseverance and eventual mastery of a champion (article series) is what keeps us coming back to the game (writing).

Who's that Pokemon!?: Ultra Beasts

Hello, trainers! After some minor delays, we are back with yet more Pokémon news. With another big announcement from Game Freak last week, we have a lot to talk about. The enigmatic Aether Foundation was revealed, alongside more new Pokémon, and the mysterious Ultrabeasts. We have a lot to cover so we will just dive right into it.