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I finally have a Switch (Lite)!

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My fiance and I have been thinking about getting a Switch for a while now, and when they announced the Lite version we decided it was time. The handheld side of Switch was the main thing we had been interested in and since Lite was quite a bit cheaper Aks decided he’d get two of them so we could both have our own consoles. We pre-ordered them from a local game store so there was no going back and then picked them up with some games on the 20th so we’ve had a bit over a day to play with them now.

I wasn’t going to do any kind of post about the device itself but since people have been asking me how it is a lot I figured this might be a good idea. Continue reading “I finally have a Switch (Lite)!”

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Book Review: Illuminae

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Synopsis:
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Christmas present from Lauren

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First Impressions: Disgaea 5

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I have mentioned this before but just for a little backstory, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was my very first PS2 game and actually the reason I wanted the console at all because my internet friends were big fans of it. I’ve spent many hours playing that game and also Disgaea 2 (never actually finished either of them) and I have a soft nostalgia spot in my heart for these games. However, since I took a really long time to get a PS3 or PS4 I kind of fell out of the loop with them… Until now.

I’d been thinking about getting Disgaea 5 ever since it came on Steam but the price kept me hesitating. Then some weeks ago it had a free weekend and I decided to finally give it a try and well, here we are. Of course I ended up buying it because a couple of days is nowhere near enough time to get any kind of feel of these games. Continue reading “First Impressions: Disgaea 5”

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Have I Played This Yet? | F

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Many of you may be familiar with the phenomenon of your Steam library mysteriously growing thanks to sales and the occasional free games and Humble Bundles, yet you never actually have time to play all those games that you end up hoarding. I certainly know that feeling all too well, so I figured I should probably do something about that.

Basically I’m going through my Steam library and checking which ones I’ve actually played and which I have not, just to remind myself and hopefully you guys will learn about some new games in the process too!

This time we’re going through all my games starting with F! Continue reading “Have I Played This Yet? | F”

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Book Review: Girls of Paper and Fire

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan 

Synopsis:
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king.
It’s the highest honour they could hope for…
And the most demeaning.

This year, there’s a ninth girl.
And instead of paper,
She’s made of fire.

Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class in Ikhara. Ten years ago, her mother was snatched by the royal guards, and her fate remains unknown. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl whose golden eyes, whose rumoured beauty has piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. There, Lei does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

Received from October 2018 Fairyloot

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Guest Post: How to Deal With Game Backlog

I was complaining to Aks the other day about wanting to do things like play games and draw etc. but I have no time for any of it. He started explaining in detail how he sorts out his game backlog and I started thinking this would make a really useful blog post… So I told him to write one.

Akselmo has written a couple of posts for me in the past whenever I annoy him enough about it and more importantly he makes games, so I recommend checking out his itch.io! All of his games are free to play and I especially recommend giving Castle Rodok a try.

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Have I Played This Yet? | E

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Many of you may be familiar with the phenomenon of your Steam library mysteriously growing thanks to sales and the occasional free games and Humble Bundles, yet you never actually have time to play all those games that you end up hoarding. I certainly know that feeling all too well, so I figured I should probably do something about that.

Basically I’m going through my Steam library and checking which ones I’ve actually played and which I have not, just to remind myself and hopefully you guys will learn about some new games in the process too!

This time I’m going through my games starting with E and uh… It’s mostly Elder and Endless things apparently. I really don’t have a lot of E games haha. Continue reading “Have I Played This Yet? | E”

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More Fun Multiplayer Games

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I did a post a long time ago where I listed different games I’ve had fun playing with my fiance but since that was in early 2018 I decided it’s time for a new one. Aks and I have been trying out a bunch of different games lately and have found some good ones so hopefully some of these are games you could play with friends or a partner too! Continue reading “More Fun Multiplayer Games”

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Game Review: Please the Gods

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Please the Gods is a game I’ve been following a little bit for months and had to get immediately when it was released. It’s a game made by Finns, based on Finnish mythology of all things and it has beautiful art too so you know I was sold (even if the game hadn’t originated from the same gamelab I went through).

You play as a man called Sisu who goes on a journey to the land of the gods in search of the legendary Sampo to save his family from starvation. The gods send you on different quests to earn the pieces of Sampo from them and you need to do your best to survive. Continue reading “Game Review: Please the Gods”