Tales of a League Rookie: My Adventures in Middle Lane

Tales of a League Rookie: My Adventures in Middle Lane

My first foray into League of Legends was as a support. Shane and I duoed bottom lane, so he got me his favourite character for that role, Nami, for my birthday—and I had a grand time with her and her splashy fish-person ways.

If you’re unfamiliar with League, basically the support runs around behind the ADC (the big DPS-dealer) and their whole job is to keep them alive and set up kills. Nami is really good at that, both because she has a bubble that stops people in their tracks and because she has a heal that does very literal splash damage.

I got pretty good with her, but then, everything changed.

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Modding My Sims: Makeup Edition

Modding My Sims: Makeup Edition

Lately, I’ve been getting really into modding my Sims game. It started with a heck of a lot of custom content for decorating houses, because I can never have enough furniture.

But after watching Shane spend hours and hours modding his Skyrim character into this amazingly photorealistic girl with purple hair, I started to wonder what I could do to adjust my Sims! I knew I could mod features, but I didn’t know how easy it would be.

Here’s a quick look at what a few quick makeup mods did to Lucy, a Sim of mine:

For the record, I am not running any additional quality-boosting mods on my computer. I just run the basic game, and add CC on top! So it isn’t especially taxing on my PC.

And just for fun, here’s a before-and-after comparison:

CC list:

Harvest Moon Light of Hope: A Girly Geek Review

Harvest Moon Light of Hope: A Girly Geek Review

Last weekend, I had planned to be super productive and get a lot done. I was going to clean the entire apartment, do all the dishes, get the laundry done, and get a whole bunch of work done for my blog.

But then, for Valentine’s Day, Shane surprised me with my very own copy of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope for the Switch.

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Yoshi’s Crafted World: My First Impression

Yoshi’s Crafted World: My First Impression

Last week, Nintendo held its first Nintendo Direct of the year. When big gaming companies do that, I like to at least keep up with the happenings, even though I can’t watch them at work because I don’t want to make the IT people mad at me.

There was a lot of info we got in that Direct (this great article from Polygon has the full list of announcements), but the one I was really interested in? The demo for Yoshi’s Crafted World.

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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”