What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

Last week, I had a nasty surprise on Monday morning. I went to log into Final Fantasy XIV, like I do every morning before work—and I couldn’t.

I had no one to blame but myself; I’d known there was maintenance coming, but I hadn’t been reading the handy notes that Square Enix had been putting up every time I logged in.

They tried to warn me; I just wasn’t having any of it. Continue reading “What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far”

My First Experience with a Loot Box

My First Experience with a Loot Box

When I was a teenager, I had a horrible habit of getting way too caught up in Facebook games.

There was one in particular, Pet Society, that was the bane of my existence. Well, kind of. I loved it, but it really knew how to steal me from the real world. I’d spend hours playing with my little pet, a green bear thing named Carlos, and saving up currency so I could buy mystery boxes. Continue reading “My First Experience with a Loot Box”

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review

Okay. At this point, I’m just going to suck it up and admit it: I may be mildly obsessed with Final Fantasy XIV.

A few months ago, in a haze of sleepiness and coffee deprivation, I saw a news item on the Lodestone for Final Fantasy XIV Online GO and got far too excited.

It was supposed to be an app in the style of Pokémon GO, except instead of catching Pokémon, you could take your gathering classes outside to find some rare materials and goodies. Continue reading “The FFXIV Companion App: A Girly Geek Review”

When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

When Avengers Became Game of Thrones

You may have noticed this, but I love Marvel movies.

In fact, usually, I’m such a nut for them that I go to see them at least within a week of opening night.

Avengers: Infinity War was the exception to the rule, for a few reasons.

It was a little bit because it wasn’t quite in the budget when the movie came out, but it was mostly because emotionally, I didn’t think I was quite ready to see it. Continue reading “When Avengers Became Game of Thrones”

The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG

About two months ago, my sister asked to borrow my DS Lite. She was on a nostalgia spree, and wanted to replay Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, but well, since her GBA went the way of every console whose buttons ceded to the hands of less-than-gentle kids, that was the only way she could.

About three weeks ago, I got a very enigmatic message from my sister the night before she was to come for a visit, saying she had something new to show me.

The next day, she showed up with my DS Lite, her copy of Superstar Saga—and a 3DS cartridge with art that looked suspiciously similar to the GBA cartridge. Continue reading “The New Superstars: Mario and Luigi’s Remade RPG”