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I'm considering a new series on the strategy games I'm currently playing. I have a wide range of RTS to turn-based Grand Strategy titles and play them very regularly. The problem I'm seeing, however, is that I have very reviews on them compared to any other genre I play. There's a variety of reasons for this but it mostly boils down to the genre requiring the most amount of time and effort out of me to make a review for them. And those that I have reviewed in the strategy genre are up for a complete overhaul as soon as I can get around to it.

So what's the poll for? 

Well, the idea I'm playing with right now is to casually (but with reasonable effort) talk about the strategy game I'm playing right now. What my thoughts are on the balance of the game as well as how it feels, what I consider the time commitment to be and whatever else comes to mind. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this potential idea. It helped with the A Paladin's Browsing series, so I'm doing it again. 

This could potentially be a video series but I'm not promising anything. Strategy games (like AI War) are CPU hogs and recording them can be...interesting. Plus, I'd have to figure out things such as the format, getting art assets together and how long each episode will be. This isn't such a big deal with a blog series because most of those assets are already in place and I'm very comfortable with my writing style. 

I'm considering a bi-monthly run either way it goes. Anyway, leave a vote down below on which way you'd like to see it run. Thanks in advance. 
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A Video Series Would Be Great!
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Thanks again for the feedback everyone, I'll post later on this week how that will affect the series. 
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Well then, another month has passed and it’s time to see where everything landed this past month. Welcome, to the month of February update.
Well then, another month has passed and it's time to see where everything landed this past month. Welcome, to the month of February update. The weather is being abnormal here in Oregon. It's sunny,...
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Seems this year Samsung decided to go with less is...more... It looks like making the transition to a metal phone came with some serious costs. Costs that I'm not sure were worth it. At least we have some interesting colors to choose from...right? Non-removable battery. No mention of water resistance. Non-expandable storage. At least it has a standard 32GB in-phone storage, because that's been long overdue for any phone. Up to 128GB is impressive but expensive I'll bet. Slightly upgraded camera and processor. But it's interesting that both Samsung & HTC had to have camera bulges this year. How about you just thicken the phone, allow for more battery capacity and then it doesn't look so odd. Idk, just a thought.

The curved screen of the Samsung Edge is neat but I remain skeptical of curved screens, especially after Amazon's Fire Phone flop. It seems like as big a gimmick as anything else Samsung's software has produced. It will be interesting to see how well the Edge sells in comparison to the Galaxy.

To me, I'm not convinced this was the right move for Samsung. Gone is several unique features their phones still had. Now, it's mostly reliant on the brand and TouchWiz software Samsung still has command over. Is that enough? I don't know. I guess the market will decide.
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I appreciate this post bkuz I'm not phone literate like that & u guys hv good info on the devices @ hand that may or may not sway me... Thnx
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Hmm, pretty decent update. HTC is clearly ok with their One design and I can't blame them, I like my HTC One (m8). I also don't blame them for sticking with 1080p rather than going to 2K resolution. 2K is overkill for a 5-7" phone. 3GB of RAM also seems a bit overkill but I guess having too much RAM is better than too little. 20MP rear camera is a nice touch too, not the biggest fan of their current camera on my phone. Not really sure how they pulled off Dolby 5.1 surround sound speakers when you only have 2 speakers. >_>. (I know, marketing, etc.)

I can't wait to hear how this is the most disappointing phone this year. Or whether the eventual release of Samsung S6 is the most disappointing phone this year. Phone development is going to slow down hard. We've hit the upper limits with the available technology on hand. I even expect to see the same-old, same old from Apple. We're constrained by what we can eek out of our processors and batteries. Until either of those change, expect less and less "leaps" in technology and more refinement every year. Which I'm perfectly ok with. I think phones need to be refined more than evolved at this point. Bettery battery life, less twitchy software and better user experiences. Clearly, HTC wants to do that this year. 
HTC's One series has kept a consistent design language since its minor re-launch in 2013, and it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer doesn't intend to me... by Michael Crider in HTC, News, One (M9, 2015)
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Yeah a lot of people bitch about it but its really not a big deal I wouldn't mind it at all if I had an HTC phone theres still plenty of functional screen space 
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So, before the month of February passed by, I guess it just had to give me one final FU. My Chromebook's speakers blew.while I was watching Netflix. It wasn't even during an intense scene. sighs. I guess I got a couple of years out of a sub-$200 notebook so I can't complain but after already losing one of my monitors that I haven't replaced yet, it's starting to tick me off. And depress me. If one more thing breaks that's expensive, I'm not going to be very happy. 

Again, I'm not complaining about Acer's product here. It was less than $200 when I bought it. I knew exactly what kind of product I was getting. The fact that the battery continues to hold up as well as it has for as long as it has and nothing else has fallen apart is pretty great. I'm just...not happy about this. 

I wish I could just replace the speakers, I'd be willing to do that...

A Paladin's Monthly Update comes soon. 
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There is always a right to complain.
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The 5th independent album from +OverClocked ReMix is Seven Songs for Seventh Saga a SNES RPG game. Yeah, I haven't heard of that game either but the Cello playing is fantastic in this album. Definitely recommend checking it out today. 
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The Air War is not going in your favor, that's for sure. 
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I have seen the G+ news today, I don't know what to think about it right now. 
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This is such a weird pairing. HTC + Valve. I....don't really get Valve's plan here. I don't really get HTC's plan either. This is a lot of...question marks. 

As for VR itself, I am uncertain about it. 
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I maintain a business website for my mother's card making business. Just added 9 new Easter cards. She's got international shipping as well. 

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It's always nice when I finish a game and bust out five or six paragraphs on its review right then and there. Makes coming back to editing/adding/proof reading the review later on easier. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, I has finished it. Might upload some screenshots later on. The review is going to be a bit amusing. 
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Here’s the Steam review of an older but still fun Metroidvania title.
Here's the Steam review of an older but still fun Metroidvania title. New feature to these posts is that I'm including the text of the Steam review right here so you don't have to click to the revi...
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Casual reviewer with a sense of justice. My aim here is to share and engage in conversations. My focus is gaming, technology and other subjects that come to mind. Including politics. So far, I'm enjoying the kind of discussions I've been having here. I don't share posts without comment from me nor do I share memes/GIFs that often, as I feel like it's a lazy thing to do. I've come here to talk and engage. 

Note: if I circled you, I do not expect you to circle me back or vice-versa. 

I'm known as KingIsaacLinksr and am known for my blog, channel and other Internet projects I'm up to. My blog is: "A Paladin Without A Crusade". I write about a variety of subjects ranging from gaming to technology, as well as anything else that's on my mind at the time. I've been publishing posts for over three years now. I've also started my own YouTube Gaming Channel as an off-shoot of the blog. I upload videos about games I'm playing lately as well as run series on certain games.

Finally, I'm a co-host for the TeknoCratik blog and podcast. My friend Dangelus and I talk every once in a while about a subject on technology. We go into more detail on software, gadgets, open source alternatives as well as anything we've learned lately. We also have interviews with other people on how they use technology to their benefit or how it's been detrimental to them. 

On a more personal note, I'm an IT/tech support guy looking for a position in the industry. Other than gaming and technology interests, I get into hours-long conversations with people and listen to a huge amount of music and audibooks. I also used to collect trains and build Lego/K'nex sets.  

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