Why I’m Not Playing Kingdom Hearts 3 This Week

Why I’m Not Playing Kingdom Hearts 3 This Week

This isn’t exactly news, but today is the official worldwide launch for Kingdom Hearts 3. It’s been a huge source of excitement for gamers around the world, and that’s totally justified—it’s been way too long coming.

Sorry, but it has. It’s been just over 13 years since its predecessor, Kingdom Hearts 2, and it’s been just about six years now since it was announced we’d be getting a third. Continue reading “Why I’m Not Playing Kingdom Hearts 3 This Week”

The Psychology of Online Characters

The Psychology of Online Characters

About a week and a half ago, I walked into work, just like any other day. It was 8:36 a.m., I was a few minutes late, and I was eager for a coffee from the magical machine that makes more varieties than you can shake a mug at.

There was just one teensy little thing that was different that day.

I was sassy.

Okay, so this wasn’t entirely out of the ordinary. As my poor coworker (yes, the Beyonce one from the other week) can attest, I usually have some level of sass in my everyday conversations. Continue reading “The Psychology of Online Characters”

Finding the Humanity in an MMO

Finding the Humanity in an MMO

When I started playing Final Fantasy XIV, it was because Shane and I wanted a new game to play together. You know, aside from our staples of Diablo 3 and League of Legends.

At first, I was perfectly happy just following his character around everywhere. I didn’t need to use the chat or emotes or anything, because I could just say what I was thinking to the man across the room.

To the rest of the busy town of Gridania, I was the Silent Adventurer. Continue reading “Finding the Humanity in an MMO”

House Hunters: Final Fantasy Edition

House Hunters: Final Fantasy Edition

Something exciting happened this week in my little world!

As you may know, Shane and I have been diligently soldiering our way through the many, many quests of the main story in Final Fantasy XIV.

The only trouble with that is that there are many, many distractions to go along with it. One of these distractions was the set of quests that lead you to the housing districts of the three main nations, where you can buy your very own house. Continue reading “House Hunters: Final Fantasy Edition”

Entering the World of Final Fantasy

Entering the World of Final Fantasy

I have a confession to make.

I am embarrassingly unaware of most video games out there. Rather than any kind of falsified indifference toward games, I like to chalk this up to the fact that my family’s first console was a Wii. We missed all previous consoles, and to be entirely honest, all following consoles too.

I never really saw it as missing out, because I had no idea what I was missing. Continue reading “Entering the World of Final Fantasy”