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Live boldly.  Love fiercely.  Regret nothing.  There is no promise of tomorrow.  Live fully and without reservation.  Never let your head hit the pillow with the thought "I wish I would have..."

Bing: An Experiment in Search

For the past several weeks, I've been experimenting.  For as long as I can remember, Google has been my go-to search engine.  The only other one that I can remember before that was Ask Jeeves (now reduced to the Ask atrocity) and before that was AOL (needing to go the way of the dodo).  In 2009, Microsoft announced its own search engine, Bing.  Ever since, the engine has been panned by the general public and critics alike.  In my own personal experience, it's looked upon as highly as Windows Vista and Windows 8.  Not ever having had used the engine myself, I thought it was time to give it a go.

First Impressions: Sanctum 2

Over the past few years, I've found myself getting pulled deeper into the tower defense genre.  This is largely thanks to its abundance on the mobile platforms that seemingly everyone has with them.  Throw in some pretty lights like those found in g eoDefense and riotous gameplay and I can easily kiss the next half hour goodbye.

Borderlands: A Comparison

With Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel set to be released later this October, publisher 2K Games has offered the previous two installments at ludicrously low rates on Steam.  Currently, both game of the year editions can be had for a paltry total of $17.  This includes both core games and all available DLC.  It's an incredibly good deal for a pair of games that breathed fresh air into the stagnating FPS genre.

Thoughts on Free-to-Play Multiplayer Games

Recently, I was asked for my thoughts on free-to-play multiplayer games.  Not to toot my own horn, but I was rather satisfied with my response.   toot toot Now, for your first question.  I saved it for last as it is a large question.  I know that the free-to-play market has grown drastically in the past several years.  It appears to have followed the trend of casual games becoming more popular that are also free to play.  One could also argue that it ties into culture as well.  People are always expecting more for less.  Also, with several economic slumps, people tend to cut back on entertainment.  When times are good, a $15 a month subscription isn't terrible, but that’s also a lot of money when it adds up over the years.  Given the choice of a free-to-play game that is close to what is offered with a subscription-based title, people will tend to go with the free option. But, if it weren't a successful business model, development studios and publishers wouldn't opt for

Portal Wallpaper

I whipped up a simple Portal  wallpaper in all its 1920x1080 glory.  Enjoy.

Release Calendar: August 2014

August 01: Blackbay Asylum (PC) Eidolon (PC) Epigenesis (PC) Residue: Final Cut (PC) Z: Steel Soldiers (PC) August 04: Guns and Robots (PC) The Tower: 2015 Edition (PC) August 05: Mind: Path to Thalamus (PC) Rex Rocket (PC) Table Top Racing (Vita) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3DS) The Counting Kingdom (Mac, PC) The Expendabros (PC) The Swapper (PS3, PS4, Vita) August 06: Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed (PS3, Vita) Back to Bed (Mac, PC) Battle Islands (PC) Kingdom Tales 2 (PC) OTTTD (Mac, PC) Cloud Chamber (PC) August 07: Frontline: Road to Moscow (PC) Kingdom Tales 2 (Mac) Orbital Gear (Mac, PC) August 08: Cricket Captain 2014 (PC) Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus (PC) GamersGoMakers (PC) Psichodelya (Mac, PC) Victory at Sea (Mac, PC) August 11: Depression Quest (Mac, PC) Global Outbreak: Doomsday Edition (PC) August 12: Blinding Dark (Mac, PC) Hohokum (PS4) August 13: Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition (PS4) King's Bounty: