Tag Archives: Games

Reactions from PAX East 2012

Along with the pictures I took at PAX East — mostly of the predictably solid tabletop and arcade sections — here are some brief thoughts and reactions: Played a couple hours of D&D with some pre-rolled characters. That was more fun than I expected. The expo floor and PC freeplay were both a lot bigger [...]

StarCraft 2 review

I’ve now played StarCraft 2 for two days. I’ve finished five missions on the single-player campaign, and played a handful of co-op multiplayer games. If you had asked me to describe the game based on the Beta, I would have said it was just StarCraft HD. Higher resolution, more beautiful, some new tech, but the [...]

Rainslick Precipices

I just paid the low low price of $20 for the brand new Penny-Arcade videogame, On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness: Episode One. After playing the ten-minute demo, I’ve decided it was a bargain. Features: great art (both 2D and 3D, including seamless transitions between the two), absurd situations, fun and simple RPG-like gameplay, and [...]

Solitaire probabilities

For some reason, I’ve been thinking about Klondike solitaire probabilities a lot lately. Primarily, I’m wondering what the likelihood is that a game will have zero legal plays. I’m certain it happens, but it’s got to be pretty rare. It’s a complex game, though, so here’s my plan towards solving it: Given two non-ace cards, [...]

Wii reviews

I know that Brian got a Wii after camping out overnight. I know that Chris and Nomad were planning on showing up at their local Target at midnight. A co-worker of mine says he’s sore today from playing Wii Sports (bowling and tennis) with his wife for 4 hours yesterday. (He’s going to bring it [...]