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Toy Story/Starcraft II mashup

Our good friends over at EpicBrew.net have put out an epic mashup between the StarCraft II trailer and Toy Story footage.  Check it out below, it’s well-worth your time:

Disgaea DS initial impressions

After having missed the original as well as the PSP remake, I’m finally getting around to playing the DS version of Disgaea. I’m familiar with the game world, and I played the everlovin’ heck out of the Prinny games on the PSP, so I pretty much knew what to expect from a style point of view…but even still, this is one crazy fun game.

Offering up more challenging fare than Final Fantasy Tactics or Valkeryie Profile, the variety and depth of Disgaea is only outdone by its amusing narrative and surprisingly deep characters. The visuals are great, and having a simple map displayed on the top screen of the DS makes movement much easier on crowded maps with a lot of varied terrain heights.

From what I’ve read, seen, and heard, there’s the potential for hundreds of hours worth of gameplay, depending on how much of a completionist you feel like being. With only a handful of hours under my belt, I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of what Disgaea has to offer, but I get the feeling I’m going to try to take this one all the way to the end. I really dig what it has to offer, and I highly recommend you check it out on any of the systems it has been released for. If you play it on the DS though, just make sure you turn off the spoken dialogue…the English voices are absolutely horrid, and unlike other versions of the game, there’s no way to switch it over to Japanese.

Lord of the Rings LCG

While we originally intended to continue with our DnD campaign last night, one of our players couldn’t make it. Instead, we played the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game.

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Dungeons and Dragons delay

Sorry folks, it looks like the continuing story of Belt, Svenn, and Rhoderic will have to wait…one of the people in our gaming group will be unable to make it this evening, so our Dungeons and Dragons adventure will continue next week instead of tonight. However, we’re going to be spending some time with the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, so I’ll be writing up my impressions on that. We will also likely discuss our post-DnD plans, which will include various card games and a Shadowrun campaign organized by our very own Rhoderic. Stay tuned!

A moment of silence

Last night, we had a thunderstorm pass over us. We live on the third floor of an apartment building, and have a fairly large overhang on top of our balcony. Because of the way everything is lined up, you can stand on our balcony without getting wet at all (so long as there aren’t torrential downpours, that is.) I love thunderstorms, so I turned off and unplugged our computers, turned out all the lights, and went outside for a better view of the electric action.
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Dungeons and Dragons night returns

After all this time waiting, our Dungeons and Dragons game is going to start back up tomorrow night!  As usual, I’ll be handling the play-by-play, then uploading the session log on Thursday morning.  In case you haven’t yet read about the adventures of Belt, Rhoderic, and Svenn, you can do so right here.

Aside from NBA Jam and Street Fighter II, my brother and I spent more time playing this game than any other.

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At the theater: The Grudge

The Grudge may be a crappy movie, but my experience of seeing it in the theater was inexplicably insane.

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Another site/life update

Time for another life update/site update. Click through for a lengthy read about why Living With a Nerd has been devoid of content for the past couple of weeks, along with more detailed…uh…details on the planned shift in our content.

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