My God has more hitpoints than yours

Video games cover an array of different themes and elements (some of them even cover current affairs) from time to time when the developers are pushing their product to be something other than an action sequence. In this endeavor, they might actually hire the fabled “writers” to put in a coherent back story, add depth to the setting, and then put a twist on it. Usually, however, developers just pick a coder’s name out of a hat from a fanfic selection night and dub him the writer. That, or just hire some monkeys and sit them in front of typewriters and hope for the best. Either way, a story within a game is obviously commonplace in today’s market. But let’s look at a specific element that only a few ballsy writers actually try to take on. In this case, I’m talking about religion. Read more of this post

100 mods you should be playing for Oblivion

Edit 7/18/2014: You’ve probably gotten here thanks to Google, as this, as well as my Fallout 3 mods post, usually make the gauntlet run when doing a Google search. Most of these mods are probably outdated and I did not update the links to reflect the domain switch the Nexus made awhile back. I will also not update the links nor will I answer questions regarding them.

Having seen how successful the 50 mods you should be playing for Fallout 3 article was, I wondered if maybe I should take it a step further. You see, before Fallout 3, my top game on the list to mod the hell out of was Oblivion, and, unlike Fallout 3, Oblivion has a great deal more of mods to choose from, which has more to do with how long Oblivion has been around. To this day I still play Oblivion, and it is only because I am able to refresh every six months or so my modding experience by downloading a slew of quality mods that add a lot of content to the vanilla experience of the game. However, instead of just bringing you 50 mods that I recommend, I decided to go all out and up the ante by listing 100 mods that I personally recommend. Yes, I did say 100 mods. Keep your shirt on. So grab some popcorn and pull up a chair, because this is going to be lengthy. Read more of this post

RPGs: How far have we come?

Having recently bought some of the classic RPGs of the ages with my blog prize money (thanks GameRiot!), and then switching over to the modern ones of today, I can’t help but notice that some of these “classics” had to be classics in their own right because any other RPG choices of the time had to be God-awfully terrible. So today, in a rare occasion since I’ve pretty much stopped writing, I’ll be taking a look at the RPG genre; what it means, where we have gone with it, and what to expect out of it. Read more of this post