A Fistful of Links

Thursday, July 10, 2014
You shouldn't pre-order Alien: Isolation (or any other game) 
via Polygon 

I have to say, if the hype so far is to be believed, Alien: Isolation looks like a deliciously terrifying ride.

Unfortunately the varying pre-order bonuses have left me conflicted. Now I am tempted to follow Ben Kuchera's advice and not pre-order at all. He makes some excellent points in his piece for Polygon and I think it is a worthwhile read, whether you intend to pre-order or not.


It isn't uncommon to get wicked deals from a Humble Bundle, but this one in particular made my jaw drop. For $20 bucks you can get BioShock, The Darkness II, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, BioShock 2, Mafia II, Spec Ops: The Line, BioShock Infinite and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Give them all your monies. That is all.


Had a hankering to dip your toes into the soothing waters of tabletop RPGs this summer?

Wizards of the Coast has made Dungeons & Dragons all the more accessible  by supplying the basic rules in a free PDF. The Basic Rules includes material for  levels 1 to 20, 4 basic classes, 4 basic races, 120 spells, 5 backgrounds, and character sheets.

More than enough to get you started.


Kids React To The Original Gameboy,via The Fine Bros (YouYube)

Don't feel old and crotchety enough? I know I don't!

Having written before of my affection for that heavy gray brick of a machine, this Kids React made me want to put on suspenders, hitch my pants up to my nipples, and start screaming at youngun's to get of my lawn DAGNABIT!