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Archive for August, 2012

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Lagerstein – Drink ‘Til We Die

Lagerstein - Drink 'Til We Die album cover

This album has really grabbed me and it doesn’t want to let go it seems. Why? Because it’s awesome! And it’s free! (Although I ordered a physical copy myself). Go check out their website.

So.. what is Lagerstein? They’re an Australian pirate metal band. But they’re quite different in sound when compared to other pirate metal bands out there (Alestorm, Swashbuckle mostly). That’s because their vocals are much higher pitched and their music focuses a lot more on the melody and atmosphere I feel, which I simply love.

The first time I listened to their songs I though “hmm, different.” Since then I’ve hardly been able to put it down or has been in the rotation at the very least. If you only want to listen to 1 song, I definitely recommend the song Dreaded Skies.

 

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Ensiferum’s new special edition album + tshirt: Unsung Heroes

Ensiferum’s new special edition album + tshirt: Unsung Heroes

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I may or may not have gone furniture shopping

I may or may not have gone furniture shopping

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3rd sword – Celtic leaf-styled

3rd sword – Celtic leaf-styled

Got my third sword recently – I think it’s a real beauty. It’s also one that pictures don’t do justice. I love the looks and it’s rather short’ish and light which fit the look of the blade.

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Bunch of new releases

It feels like it’s the big release season again as we’re seeing several big titles being released now. I’ve not been playing too many games recently other than some occassional drop in-and-out Rift Online, but now I want to really really play some of these new releases despite knowing I already have a ton of games I want to play. But they’re new and shiny, I suppose.

So it’s looking like I’ll be spending my weekend buying a new TV and Home Cinema Set and in the evening/night playing Rift Online/LOTRo, Darksiders 2, Guild Wars 2 and Dark Souls.

 

I’ve currently played Darksiders 2 for about an hour and a half and I have to say: It feels very familiar. This may sound like a criticism but it’s not- at all! Darksiders is one of my favorite games of recent years and having more of that, and even improve upon it is simply amazing! One thing I’ve noticed is that there seems to be more platforming, but I may be remembering that wrong. The added rpg-loot system is a really sweet addition, and it seems like they’re going to support the game with more content for a while since they integrated a whole online community system for it. So.. I’m expecting DLC. Also played around with recording the game since it runs like a dream, but that’d be weird since I didn’t do the first and the lack of time currently.

Then there’s Dark Souls, which I’m really curious about, but I feel like it may be one of those games I’ll be raging on for quite a while but keep coming back to. But that’s my expectation, I honestly don’t know much about the game. I’ve seen gameplay and I know you gotta be real methodical in everything you do, which might become a real hassle. But I’m really curious about how it plays. I might just do a first impression video or something for funsies so everybody can rage at my mistakes. That’ll be sure to infuriate just about everybody watching. :D

And finally there’s Guild Wars 2‘s headstart which starts on the 25th. I’m wondering if it’ll even be playable at launch since well, it’s an online game/mmorpg and the beta’s were bad, but that’s what betas are for of course. Well, I’m somewhat looking forward to the game, but I’m not going to dive in like crazy like some of my friends are going to do, but I might play an hour or two here and there.

Of course I’m hoping I get to record a set of Deponia and/or a second, or perhaps some more AFME with Worms as I’ve not done any community games in a while.