Backlog 2012: Metro 2033

As discussed in this article, 2012 is the year that we’re going to be making an effort to get through our backlog. As we play through each title, we’ll post an article on it…it may be short, it may be long, but it’ll provide a brief synopsis on what we think.

In this first entry of Backlog 2012, we take a quick peek at the decimated world of Metro 2033.

We played the PC version, which was originally released on March 16th, 2010 in North America.

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Super Dungeon Explore

Scalable gameplay! Status effects! Phat lootz! Legions of monsters! Random dungeons! Spawn points! Magic Spells! This isn’t the latest hack ‘n slash video game; this is Super Dungeon Explore.

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Planet of the Vampires mini review

What do you get when you film a movie with actors speaking four different languages, create some cheesy special effects that manage to capture the viewer’s imagination, and throw in some body suits that look like the X-Men movies and Biker Boyz got smooshed together? You get Planet of the Vampires, that’s what.

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2012 – The year of the backlog

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Like most of you, we here at Living With a Nerd have a rather extensive backlog. Considering what the release schedule in 2012 is looking like, this is the year we’re going to spend putting a solid dent in the games we have yet to complete.

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Nespresso Essenza instant espresso machine

Do you want to have access to tasty espresso in the comfort of your own home, but don’t want to deal with the maintenance a proper espresso maker demands? The Essenza may be just the machine you’re looking for.

Note: this review is in no way sponsored by Nestle or any of its subsidiaries. We received this machine as a gift from a family member.

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The Legend of the Heroes series lives!

The excellent Trails in the Sky made it’s way to North America by way of publisher XSEED. It was beginning to look like we’d never see the multiple titles that followed, but fortune has smiled on gamers once more. Aeria Games is not only porting the first entry to smartphone platforms, but it’s porting the entire series (which is the third “act” in a massive collection of games.)

Trails in the Sky joined titles like Radiant Historia and Crimson Gem Saga in marking the triumphant return of the old-school RPG, so it does my heart good to see that the rest of the series will make an appearance here at some point.

Living With a Nerd’s Year in Review

Join us as we take a look back at the good, bad, ugly, and amazing things that happened to Living With a Nerd in 2011.

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Dungeons and Dragons Campaign, night 12

This is the session log from the twelfth night in a custom Dungeons and Dragons campaign I’m a part of.

Be sure to read our previous campaign sessions.

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Gift Guide: Not Normally Considered Edition

It’s that time of year again: whether you want to call them holiday gifts, Christmas lists, or Hanukkah wishes, you’ll be able to find the same sort of article all over the Internet. We here at Living With a Nerd would be remiss if we didn’t offer up one of our very own!

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The First Account of Shrat – The Argonian Mercenary

H3rcules, one of the founders of Epic Brew, has begun writing a series of Accounts for his Skyrim Argonian, Shrat. These accounts will intertwine with Zalen’s journal entries, and together they will weave a cohesive storyline from the perspective of two different people. Here is the First Account of Shrat. Enjoy!

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