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PC Games / Re: Minecraft
« on: June 19, 2015, 01:23:37 pm »
Sort of, not like you guys play. I dabble a little sometimes.

Podcasts / Re: Gaming Steve Episode 73 – E3 and New Beginnings
« on: June 19, 2015, 11:24:52 am »
"I felt like I kind of missed my chance"

Oh for sure.

Perhaps ... but it's never too late I am hoping. I also have resources and connections that most people don't have. We'll see...

"Most people go to the forums"

!? 150m page views, 15 active forum members.

That can change as well. Perhaps not the Spore days but it can happen.


0% chance FO4 even touches The Witcher 3 in terms of depth of world

Probably. Witcher 3 is only rivaled by GTA V and I might even call it a tie.

Dishonored is one of the best games of this decade. Seriously, it's got Deus Ex and Thief elements blended to a great mix.

The story is a bit heavy handed but it's fun.

Isn't Magic doing an online game, too? Not Duels of the Planeswalker but a Hearthstone style client and updated pvp thing and nixing the yearly releases?

They have one, but it's pretty horrible. And if you think Hearthstone is expensive, you haven't played Magic. Hearthstone you can spend a few hundred to get every card in the set. Magic you will need to spend thousands just to get a competitive deck, and then 3 months later you need to do it again. Plus their client is horrible, they were the biggest fish in the pod for so long that they didn't really upgrade their online client and now they are playing catchup and falling further and further behind.



Why. Pretty sure even the character goes 'It's-a me, [Mahrio]


Hearthstone Tavern Brawl is fun. Heathstone is ridiculous and requires an absurd amount of money or time imo otherwise you can't compete without the newer/better cards. I'll play you. KOQ#1607

Perhaps, but compared to other CCGs it's pretty cheap.

Nintendo seems insistent that Zelda U will be on the Wii U

Everyone hopes so. Perhaps you are right, we will see.


Fun stuff though hope you make this regular and not like your last E3 show!

Don't worry, as long as people listen I will do them.

Podcasts / Gaming Steve Episode 73 – E3 and New Beginnings
« on: June 19, 2015, 07:53:42 am »
Is it the Olympic Games? Halley’s Comet? A UFO sighting? No it’s another episode of Gaming Steve!

Gaming Steve Episode 73
  • E3 2015 Recap
    • Who is this Steve person?
    • Why I decided to bring back the show?
    • Coverage of all the major conferences.
    • Show mail! (how did that happen?).
    • A new contest.
Download the show (98 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 73.

Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes.
Add the Gaming Steve Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator.

Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: PathLosers D&D 3.75 Twitch Show
« on: June 19, 2015, 07:43:53 am »
I just noticed this ... very cool. I have DMed a weekly game of Pathfinder for around 5 years now. Currently running my peeps through Iron Gods (which is probably the best adventure I have ever done, perhaps even better than Age of Worms) and I run several games at GenCon each year.

Keep posting these, I will definitely check them out.

Site News / Re: Forum History
« on: June 17, 2015, 11:03:37 am »
What does Steve even sound like now?
I assume he still speaks with a human voice, but for all I know it could just be an hour of glorious bird song.

I would listen either way.

It's actually Whale song...

Site News / Re: Forum History
« on: June 10, 2015, 08:41:30 pm »
It's pretty close, but you are missing all the ones from 16,750+

Which is a lot.

Site News / Working on a new podcast ... feedback requested
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:32:13 am »
For various reasons I stopped the podcast, mostly due to time and effort (on average it would take me around 20+ hours a week to do a single podcast) and although I loved doing it, it was a huge time-sink.

However, with various changes in technology and such I am going to try to do it again as I believe I can get the timing down significantly per week, perhaps just a few hours at most. Even if I can do a 30 minute show once a week would be better than nothing I would expect...

However with that being said the video game landscape has changed significantly. It's both somehow larger than ever before, but yet smaller if that makes any sense. More people are talking about gaming and doing gaming with YouTube and Twitch and such, but yet the number of games fragmented into so many different areas that it's hard to focus on anything specific. And I don't want my podcast to turn into something like "all Minecraft or all DOTA all the time". I am noticing that most of the most popular shows are extremely focused on just one game or one topic, which I find extremely limiting and boring personally.

With that being said I want to perhaps have the podcast not just focus on video games but ALL "nerdy-type" games in general. My knowledge and experience with boardgames, Magic, RPGs, and just everything and anything relating to gaming is fairly deep, nearly as deep as my video game knowledge. Plus I know people in that industry as well (not as many as video games, but still more than your average person).

I am thinking of bringing back the podcast but rather than doing 100% video games all the time I want to mix it up a bit and talk about a wider range of topics relating to gaming. For example, the new version of D&D is out and I might talk about that as well as anything in the world of video games. I'm still figuring out the format a bit, but I might just talk about a wide variety of games in the news segment depending upon what's going on that week. I would try to cover all topics and game types to give equal weight to a variety of topics.

My experience is that most people who are hardcore into video games also do other types of gaming. It's rare to be focused on just one thing and even people who are not "into" something like RPGs doesn't mean they wouldn't enjoy playing them. I sort of came up with idea recently as I finally managed to get some of my video game playing friends to play some D&D after pestering them for years to play ... and they loved it. In fact they are loving it so much that they are playing a weekly game now after it took me years to get them to just try it. I am finding that many of my friends who "just play Magic" or "just play LOL" I am finally getting them to branch out a bit and, surprise!, they actually love trying something new and want more of it.

So my question/request for feedback is as follows:

What do you guys think of this different type of format? The show would basically be the same as before, just a slightly different scope. It would be a true "gaming" show where I discuss all things gaming... The advantage of this type of format is that it opens up more people to the show. The disadvantage is that by focusing on several items rather than just one the show doesn't seems as centered and focused and might lose people who are looking for "just video games" and nothing but video games.

So does the advantage outweigh the disadvantage? What do you guys think of this new format? Let me know what you think...

Site News / Re: News Update
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:58:10 am »
Yes I am working on it...

PC Games / Re: Wildstar
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:05:19 pm »
I will be on the Widow server with the character name Stonesnake (already reserved so you'll know it's me). For those who wish to join...

PC Games / Re: Wildstar
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:23:02 pm »
I'll know the server I'll be on in a few days and I'll let you know.

PC Games / Re: Wildstar
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:22:36 am »
Since I posted this I've played around 75 hours of the game and have a fairly good idea of what it's going to be about. After playing WoW for 5k+ hours I can say that this is the the best MMO I've played since WoW. The house building engine is sick and gives you amazing freedom. The multiple avenues of play and mini-games throughout make side-games (crafting, exploring the map, reading the lore, etc.) actually fun and rewarding. The graphics are beautiful and look like a sci-fi version of WoW (not an accident). The PvP is varied and actually fun rather than oppressive. And the raids/dungeons are the best I've seen since WoW.

Usually when MMOs come out they always feel half finished or missing key areas of development. It makes sense as MMOs are just so insanely large it's impossible to get everything into the game and always somewhere something suffers. Usually it's the end-game content, which ends up in people playing the game, "finishing it", and then quitting since there is nothing to do.

Wildstar has so much end-game content only WoW comes close to the amount of stuff you can do at end-level. And the combat system is awesome, it's a great mix of MMOs in the past with MOBAs of today. I'm actually going to meet some of the devs in two weeks when I go to E3 so I'll get a even better idea of how the game is positioned going forward but it's a lot of fun with tons to do and pretty great story to boot.

I'm going to be on a PvP server (not sure which one yet) but I'll let people know. I was a pretty hard-core raider in the WoW days and will be doing end-game raiding (which is supposed to be crazy-hard, which is just where I like it) in this game if anyone is interested. This is the guild I have joined, they seem to be very organized and mature.

And for you Sim-fans out there, the housing is the best in-game housing I have ever seen. It's basically a mini 3d modeling program, it's pretty awesome. Here is Yogcast fooling around with the housing. There are 3 videos, the 1st is a bit slow but the others are funny and give you a better idea of what you can do:

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PC Games / Wildstar
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:13:38 am »
Anyone planning on playing this? As some of you might know I used to do some pretty hardcore raiding in WoW for awhile, but stopped raiding when they made the dungeons completely mindlessly spamfests.

I know some of the people on the Wildstar team and I like a lot on what they are going to be doing on the raiding and dungeons ... basically making them super hard and rewarding guild play. This type of gaming isn't for everyone as hardcore raiding can make Dark Souls seem like playing an Atari 2600 game ... but I like it quite a bit.

If anyone is planning on playing in the open beta tomorrow let me know and we can hook up in the beta. A few of my old raiding friends are going to give this one a try and try to do some of the early bosses. Here is an idea of what to expect on the 1st dungeon boss ... it's just a touch harder than your standard WoW boss:

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Site News / News Update
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:16:41 am »
Hey guys a few things are happening:
  • I am pretty happy with all the new spam filters I put in. No bots so far and spam posts appear to all be filtering automatically, which is awesome. So that's a load off my mind.
  • If you haven't started to follow me on Facebook please do. The link is
  • I've been experimenting with promoting the Facebook page, and it's actually working. Will try to convert those into new forum members in a little while and see what happens.
  • I am working on an update for the front-page section of the site. Basically going to redo the whole thing and relaunch, at least that's the plan. But I have good people working on it and I've done this for so many other people at I might as well do it for myself.
  • Going to try to start podcasting and perhaps posting on YouTube (or both). The old podcast is still ranked pretty high on iTunes even though I haven't updated it in years. So I try a bit I should have a chance to bring it back to life. Might change the format a bit and include other games besides just video games to see how that goes. I have to get my equipment out/working and see if I remember how to do this.

So we'll see how that goes...

PC Games / Re: What are you playing now?
« on: December 18, 2013, 07:53:28 am »
Today I got a game called Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland.

I'll let you know how it is.

I warn you ... this game is not fun! It's CHALLENGING, but "fun" it is not!  :D

I do like games which are completely outside the norm and provide unique gameplay methods that I haven't seen before. And for Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland ... it is completely unique. Lots and lots of strange stuff going on ... very interesting.

But using your coins as your health AND your currency ... it will drive you insane in ways you can't imagine!

And Rocket Slime is fantastic. One of my favorite games of all time.

I am an huge pen and paper player, been playing D&D (and now Pathfinder) nearly weekly for over 30 years now. I would be interested depending upon how it's played. You doing play by post or something live?

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