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29th October 2017

Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.

30th June 2017

A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.

16th May 2017

Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.

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Bloody Hearts & Wine Stones

Computer Games Blog

This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.

21st August 2015 - Who Doesn't Love Hot Pizza?

Just got done with one of the most fun games I've played while doing this blog, in Saints Row The Third. I know it's a bit old now, but I was super happy to get to play it after GOG released it on their website a few months back. So me and Scoob joined up with the other Saints to rid Steelport of other rival gangs, and it went something like this...

Because my 2nd computer is too old to run the game, we first had to figure out how to play LAN co-op over the internet, which was something we had not done before. We were originally going to try hamachi, until I read on several sites that Tunngle was supposed to be better for games. Whether it's better for games or not I can not answer, but I have not enjoyed using it for the last few weeks, and am glad I can now remove it. I don't appreciate any service that forces you to watch ads, which Tunngle does. What's worse, very often after waiting through the ad, the program would crash at the end of it, meaning I would have to reload and sit through another bloody ad to get into it. Grrr.

Once in the game, we spent most of our early adventures driving round and blowing shit up while playing the hot pizza song, and certainly had a laugh doing this. Because the game is so bat-shit crazy, even its many glitches and graphics bugs only made it more fun. There were one or two bugs that became annoying, mostly when you were trying to get in a car, or trying to get the NPCs to get in a car, but we managed to muddle through them.

I'm not quite sure what the writers were smoking when they came up with most of the story, but we went from fighting normal gang members to fighting zombies through to going into a computer game disguised as a toilet and a sex doll. Odd.

I guess the main problem with the game was that it was way too easy, especially by the end when we were levelled up. Hardly anything in the game can do damage to you when you hit top level, and I think that was a bad choice.
But overall, the game was a right laugh and gave us something to do outside League Of Legends for a while.

My car doesn't survive an encounter with Scoob's tank

My car doesn't survive an encounter with Scoob's tank

Blowing more shit up

Blowing more shit up

Scoob's high heels give him magical levitation powers

Scoob's high heels give him magical levitation powers

I must have really wanted that guy dead

I must have really wanted that guy dead

Tank mayhem

Tank mayhem

This dude walks straight through my new car

This dude walks straight through my new car

My car scratches an itch

My car scratches an itch

Dead guy twitches

Dead guy twitches

This guy may have lost his legs

This guy may have lost his legs

Arrgggh! Tiger!

Arrgggh! Tiger!

Ninja Scoob covers my back

Ninja Scoob covers my back

Samurai Scoob has special powers

Samurai Scoob has special powers

Beating Genki to death with a giant dildo

Beating Genki to death with a giant dildo

Scoob threatens to shoot my junk off

Scoob threatens to shoot my junk off

Well that's just rude

Well that's just rude

I think I just stubbed his toe

I think I just stubbed his toe

How dare they blow our place up

How dare they blow our place up

What the hell happened to this dude?

What the hell happened to this dude?

Time for some toilet popping

Time for some toilet popping

I don't give a chainsaw!

I don't give a chainsaw!

Zombies!

Zombies!

All hell breaks loose in the final battle

All hell breaks loose in the final battle

Wailing on Killbane

Wailing on Killbane

As expected we didn't play Star Wars The Old Republic for all that long. Me and Scoob managed to get through the starting world with our Sith characters, and I trudged through the first two worlds with my Jedi, but MMOs are just too boring, and it couldn't keep hold of our attention. I really wanted to continue the stories, but the game forces you to do all the typical MMO grind quests to get high enough level to do the story quests.
No thanks.

Arrggh, everything burns!

Arrggh, everything burns!

Time to die big guy

Time to die big guy

Klapdud gets pistol-whipping

Klapdud gets pistol-whipping

Kreethen gets his lightsaber

Kreethen gets his lightsaber

Die, Sith scum

Die, Sith scum

How am I reaching through this wall?

How am I reaching through this wall?

Are we in the Construct?

Are we in the Construct?

Finally looking like a Jedi

Finally looking like a Jedi

Is that you Han?

Is that you Han?

Strange graphics bug makes Klapdud's companion lose her clothes

Strange graphics bug makes Klapdud's companion lose her clothes