VIDEO: HOOK EM’, STITCHES! Learning to love your hooks with Stitches in HEROES OF THE STORM

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Want to hook with the best of the best? Watch me as I teach you to pass the Stitches Hook test. This is my first commentary and tutorial video for Heroes of the Storm, talking all about the best ways to position, play, and hook as everyone’s favorite abomination, Stitches.  Continue reading

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The super secret hidden quest in ‘World of Warcraft’ is an exercise in insanity, patience

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There’s a classic cognitive psychological study involving a patient, a button, and a reward. The point of the trial is to leave the patient alone in the room with the button, to test how long they’ll go without hitting the switch. The test is a window into the  ability — and in some cases, inability — to handle delayed gratification.

Similar trials with monkeys and dogs exist, showing that even the animal kingdom only has so much patience. Continue reading

Time Kills: A ‘Heroes of the Storm’ guide for Chromie

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So, how did you like my guide on Chromie? Did you find it informative?

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What do you mean “I haven’t read it”?

Oh, right. I forgot that I could time travel and that this version of you, dear reader, hasn’t delved into the deep, dark secrets that my guide has to offer.

This means I still have to write the thing, doesn’t it? Bollocks. Continue reading

‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ through the eyes of a lapsed hardcore raider

A pain begins to throb within me once new World of Warcraft content is announced.

A dull feeling, like longing for a forgotten love or memory of better times, lost to the wind and never fully grasped again. This ache grows into a crescendo of urge and want until, eventually, I give in to this carnal need to launch myself back into the world of Azeroth.

Then…nothing. I play, and as quickly as that drug is shot into my veins, that want phases into a gaming fugue state. I come out on the other end of that tunnel thinking “Oh, right. I just remembered why I stopped playing.”

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