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Michael Moskau (QuatMosk)
Attended Trent University
Lived in Ottawa, Ontario
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Every single time something cool happens in the sky, my neck 'o' the woods is either overcast or just plain stormy. Seriously, my region based Mother Nature subsidiary really has a hate on for space events. And don't even get me started about the Lyrid meteor shower starting in a few days...
If you want to see Monday's total lunar eclipse, but don't know when to watch, let this story be your guide.
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Got new headphones, but there's a little design flaw with them: if you're wearing a dress shirt, the neck band can brush up against the collar, causing a sub-audible brushing noise. Otherwise, the sound is clean, and only having one wire (no split) going into the neck band helps to keep you from accidentally yanking the cord out of your device (or worse, the cord out of the earbud).
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Okay Winter, That's Enough!

Got to work this morning to find that I had my youngest son's toque in my jacket. Had to put it on to celebrate the end of this cold, white shit--kicking we just went through.

I don't think the wife appreciated me stretching it out though...
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Hey +Kyran Sawhill , tell me you saw this already!
It's such a simple idea, we just wish we'd thought of it first.
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I have now. It looks pretty epic. 
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Fight The Dragon

I'm not sure how keen my fellow Squaddies are to support Early Access games on Steam, but I put my money where my mouth was and dropped some Steambux on a great little click-mageddon dungeon crawler called Fight The Dragon. It's a strange little mash-up of Bastion, Miis, Diablo, Torchlight, Zelda, etc. (I really could go on... but I won't!)

The core game is a click-fest that rewards digital dexterity with expee, allowing you to level up and use better loot, in addition to some magicks of various ilks. Attributes are fairly basic, and all start at 1, so you level them sequentially based on what kind of character you wish to build. You also have access to potions (both health and rage, which powers your spells), weapons, armour and the like, all of which can provide various and sundry benefits to your character. All standard stuff, right?

Two things really set FtD apart: a comprehensive adventure building tool, and the actual dragon fight. FtD allows you to build your own adventures, including but not limited to puzzles, patrolling foes, platforming elements and key hunts. You can build your own adventure, and then share it online where other players can get access, play and rate the adventure you've devised. And since each successful adventure gets you a dragon scroll (think of it as a box top from your breakfast cereal), once you've collected three of them you get to Fight The Dragon.

It's a fearsome beast with a gojillion hit points that likes nothing more than to turn you into flame-broiled hero over and over again. The bonus, however, is that damage wrought on the dragon is persistent and cumulative. Each time you visit Mr. Crispy, he's a little less healthy, assuming you did any damage during your last visit.

I've owned the game for a few days now, but only played for about two or three hours. It's definitely got that one more level hook to it, and I plan on sinking way more time (than is healthy) into the game going forward. I also plan on building my own mini adventure in the days to come. I'll definitely report back on how well the game plays over the next few weeks.
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I personally love Early Access. Better than Kickstarter with plenty of impressions to access.

Cheaper, too, more often than not.
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Two cents, unbidden

Bearing fully in mind that +Victor Lucas (of EPN and ROTR fame) is entitled to his opinion, I think he's not giving Marvel's Agents of Shield nearly enough credit. If i understand correctly, he's looking for the beat-em-up action of the movies, as well as a different tone overall. Personally, I feel like it's a bit of a throwback to the Mission: Impossible, Man from UNCLE and The Avengers series. It's supposed to be about spies, not superheroes per se. Of course, in a world full of Bournes and Bonds, it's easy to forget that spycraft can be as much about intrigue as action.

And about the writing in general, try watching The Tomorrow People and NOT rolling your eyes. Compared to that, MAoS  is closer to the Bard (himself a real crowd-pleaser in his day).
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Please tell me The Sess is moving to Nintendo... that would be something else!
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A propos of nothing...

Can someone explain to me why South Park: The Stick of Truth can't come out on the Wii U? I'm sure they could come up with some subversive way to "use" the gamepad. Maybe have a mini-game where you have to try to clean all the sheisse off it before you can continue playing? Really, the possibilities are endless!
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Burying the lead...

As a work hours Google+ browser, I find myself scanning a lot of content, and one thing that I'm noticing is that some people/profiles are better at giving me a brief overview of what their content is about, while others are really driving me nuts.

Most of the games-related content (which I really can't see during working hours) is very "click me, click me!" oriented, with far more tease than I'd like. I know that's how the game is played (ad revenues being an integral part of the content delivery vector), but I just want enough detail to make an informed decision to read / watch the content in the first place!
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Lousy Smarch Weather!
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    Computer Studies - Philosophy, 1989 - 1993
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