Tag Archives: Multiplayer

Defiance, will it be good in the long run?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something so here goes!  I’ve been playing around with Defiance since beta and the game seems to be great for a post apocalyptic world with aliens and wasted landscapes.  It was released a few weeks ago and just like any game/MMO with that fresh release smell, it has its quirks and bugs but it looks like Trion is working on them as fast as they can and they seem to be keeping a good line of communication going on their site and twitter.  I’ve played the game just about every day since its release and I’ve enjoyed the game play and the story.  The game ties into the TV show that will air its full first episode on the Syfy channel April 15th.  A reminder they had up for sometime in game indicated that you should make sure to play the ‘Episode Missions’ that are currently available because the first episode of the show is almost here.  The missions give you back story on Nolan and his daughter that helps explain a little bit of their situation.  I think the missions will go away once the first episode airs.

Anyways, as I get time, I’ll list a little review of the game.  Currently there are just 2 of us ‘Goons playing but there may be some more as time goes on.  My understanding is the game evolves with what happens in the show and vice versa so I look forward to what they do in game.  I get the feeling this game will last a long time.  With no subscription fee for an MMO, its not like you are losing money on the game if you take a break from it and come back later.  Just means more content!


Borderlands 2 & Torchlight 2 Preloading in Steam!

If you haven’t been keeping track of your preorders or are still on the fence if you are going to get them, Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2 are now preloading in Steam!  If you are a co-op game addict like me, you will probably want to get these 2 games eventually.  Borderlands 2 will be releasing on September 18th.  Some of us ‘Goons will probably be doing some party action for sure since some of us played the first one.  I still recommend that if you haven’t played the first one, you should!  It was a comical game and yet had a serious angle to it.  Of course, not recommended for play when children are around unless you condone it of course.

Torchlight 2 has been anticipated for sometime ever since the first one came out.  The first one was a nice trip back to the days of diablo 2 except Torchlight had very nice 3d graphics.  Part 2 brings new classes to play as as well as co-op!  The first game was only single player but I’m all about the partying up with friends and kicking some butt!  Torchlight 2 should release September 20th.  As always, I recommend grabbing these games in Steam since its very easy to use and it will keep you games up-to-date.  It’s very simple to setup an account and download their Steam client.  Plus it just makes it easier to invite friends to a game.

Guild Wars 2 Countdown, early access tonight

It’s that time again!  For those ‘Goons that preordered Guild Wars 2 there is a countdown currently on their site that will let you know when the access begins.  We will be doing a quick get together around 6pm MST in the guild teamspeak server so make sure to hop in with us so we can get squared away on our game plan(what we will play most likely).  I look forward to seeing you all later tonight!

Chose new SWTOR Guild Alignment!

A few of us got to sample SWTOR over the past beta weekend and it looks like we really want to play on the Empire side.  I went ahead and rebuilt the guild as Empire and have updated the link in the forums for those that need to sign back up.  If you are one of the few that hasn’t signed back up with the guild due to the rebuilding, follow this link to sign up and I’ll get you back on the roster.  We have until December 2nd to get everyone on the roster.  After the 2nd, they will start setting up the guilds onto their servers so there’s no turning back at that point.  If you forget to sign up, we will be able to add you during early access and when the game is released.