So I have had several other blogs over the years, the most successful of them has been MonsterHunterNews.com.
I still love to play the Monster Hunter games, but don’t nearly put as much time into them now. It’s a fair amount of work to keep that site current and up to date in the Monster Hunter News Scene. I have facebook pages, twitter, GNUSocial, Tumblr, YouTube, and who knows what else.. Its a very social driven site I guess..
I have been playing with the idea of dropping that blog and either just sitting on the domain, or sell the domain name. It has a ok ranking right now for a little known site. I don’t want to get into selling the content or the social groups, so would just delete all them.
Its hard when you have spent so much time doing something to stop doing it.. Even if you know its the right thing to do, you still feel like your giving up or walking away.
Would also like to just keep a minimal of online spaces to work in. I could post Monster Hunter stuff here if something really catches my fancy. Or just update casually on my progress in the game.
Could not pass up getting this game that has been on my radar since before it came out. I just love the art of the cut scenes, and as far as I know a more classic RPG system to the game. I don’t enjoy overly complex battle systems and skills. I do hope they have an option after finishing the game to play all the cut scenes in order. I think it actually came on to my radar from GamingOnLinux way before its release.
Rime only recently came to mind to pick up. I think I actually saw it on one of the “Discovery Queue’s” on Steam to get the holiday cards (Guess the Marketing Machine works). It looked good and Fanatical happened to have it in a sale for under $5 CAD, with 3 other games. RiME is normally a $40 game, so it seemed like a really good deal. Even the current Steam Winter Sale price is $14 for just RiME.
I am a huge fan of Street Fighter II and always will be. I am no expert, but have great memories playing it in the arcade and on my Super Nintendo. Been wanting to try out the latest one, and its free to play from Dec 11th to Dec 18th on Steam.
Just wish I didn’t have to download 28GB to try it. 🙂
I have been a fan of the Steam Link since its launch, which is a funny story.. I per-ordered both a Steam Link and Steam Controller through EBGames (GameStop for Canada). I went to pick it up on the day of launch and found a huge line of people! I quickly noticed that everyone was getting copies of Fallout 4 that released the same day. When I got to the counter the guy asked “What system?”. I said “Steam Link, and Controller”.. He paused for a minute and then had to get someone to figure out what I was talking about.
It gives you an idea of the following the device had from the start. I have only ever known 1 other person that owned a Steam Link.
I don’t tend to use the device as my main gaming experience, but it’s really hand to keep on the TV in the family room if on the off chance I want to play something there with Trent or Erika. Its also been handy to play some videos or do anything from the desktop. You can close Big Picture mode and with a controller use the analog stick for mouse and triggers for mouse clicks. Its pretty slick once you get use to it.
So its a little bit of a bummer they are stopping production of the device. I think its more a cause of no one really giving it a chance and assumed it would be crap, than a sign of bad hardware.
I have had no issues playing Lego games or Tomb Raider, or anything like that on it (in Windows or Linux). I would advise against anything like Rocksmith or competitive gaming with it.
The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is in full swing and has several days left. I have been fighting the urge of buying any of the great deals. I have such little time these days to play games, and have a massive back log to play through.
Some notable games I would like to buy, but will wait for a later sale: