Reflections and Ruminations

News and Reviews with a different slant

HDDs, Steam, and Skyrim

So, my HDD started failing, and I moved my steam installation. I've done it before with great success, so wasn't really concerned. Everything worked (at least that I've tried so far), but Skyrim didn't. It kept thinking that the files should be on the old HDD. I...

Dishonored Revew

Dishonored is a new game published by Bethesda Softworks, created by Arkane studios. It was almost impossible not to hear of it in the time leading up to release, but it really came onto my radar after seeing it on the Dishonorable Proportions episode of SyFy's...

When Blizzard Authenticators go bad…

Recently, Blizzard made authenticators an optional part of each account. When you enable it, you either use a keyfob or an iPhone app that links to your account to give you a unique revolving password every time you access your account, in addition to your normal...

LOTRO Goes Free-to-Play

LOTRO will be going Free-to-Play later this year. There's been a lot of discussion on the subject since the news was announced last week, but there is a FAQ about what this means, and a chart of the benefits for VIP players. I was a little apprehensive about this in...

MMO Basic Expectations

I was discussing the recent Steam sale on DonationCoder, and the topic turned towards unplayed (or minimally played) games in our collections. Iphigenie posted a link to her blog post on that subject, and it got me thinking how it might be cathartic for me to do the...

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