America’s Watering Holes: O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Weston Missouri

I figured it was time for another beer post and with our upcoming trip to Kansas City what better place to feature than my favorite bar in all the land. Don’t let the logo and title confuse you. Here’s the deal. There’s this brewery that’s been in this sleepy little town called Weston since 1842. … [Read more…]

Classic Games We Love: Ultima

As you can see, no I don’t mean Ultima Online.  I’m sure that very few of you remember the first six or seven Ultima games, and quite a few of you haven’t seen anything before UO.  I didn’t actually start playing this series as early as Ultima 1 which was released in 1981.  I was … [Read more…]

Situational Awareness, useful in real life as well as games

Situational Awareness is most commonly heard among military types, or law enforcement, but it’s meaning is so much more broad. Situation awareness (SA) involves being aware of what is happening around you to understand how information, events, and your own actions will impact your goals and objectives, both now and in the near future. I’m … [Read more…]

Star Wars The Old Republic, Initial thoughts

This past weekend, despite Guild Wars Wintersday event, I decided to try out The Old Republic.  It has recently gone ‘free-to-play’ so I thought I would download it and check it out.  All of the previews were exciting, the descriptions of the game looked great.  Everything leading up to this game made me want to … [Read more…]

Late to the Party Reviews: Hyaline (Music)

I am a big fan of local bands, mostly in my area, but some from other parts of the country.  I am by no means a nose-up snob that looks down on anyone tied to a major label, or a hipster that thinks I have any claim to finding anything first.  I love major bands … [Read more…]

Good Battlefield 3 Servers: RT Killing Fields

Yesterday I said I should probably start listing some good servers to play Battlefield 3 on.  I’m going to start with one of my favorites, RT Killing Fields.  They are a hardcore server that runs maps from all current expansions.  They have some basic rules about not TKing on purpose, not being disrespectful and the … [Read more…]

Battlefield 3 PSA: Odin Brigade a Bad Server?

All righty, some time ago I warned all BF3 players about Digital Anarchy here.  Their server is a mess and they are proud of it. This isn’t about them though, not this time.  I haven’t been on Digital Anarchy since that post.  This is about the Odin Brigade server. They are certainly not as bad … [Read more…]

Star Wars Comeback: A writer is confirmed with a dangerous idea.

While the coming return of Star Wars, with Episode VII in 2015, is still having trouble finding a director, they have confirmed that Michael Arndt will write the movie.  Famous directors like Abrams, Spielberg, and Tarantino have all said no to the possibility of directing the movie for very different reasons, but I think we … [Read more…]