New console news…Wii U!

15 Jul

Wii U

 

It was high time I added a new console to the house…given that my PS3 had given up the ghost many months ago…I saved until I had enough to buy a Wii U.

I opted for this for 2 reasons, firstly watching E3, scouring the internet and paper gaming mags, I have found that the games for this platform just appeal to me more than the exclusives that the other 2 main platforms have coming out soon. Secondly, for the price. I got the premium console which includes 2 games for £200…well, slightly less than that, as I had a couple of discount codes to add on.

Initial thoughts

+ The console is sleeker looking, heavier and feels of a better quality than the Wii and than what I was expecting.

+The gamepad is a joy to use, ergonomically designed and some of the demos I played of other games used it extremely well.

+The interface is super easy to use and very customisable.

+The Youtube app has become my favourite way to watch videos on the site.

 

-The massive update I had to download upon switching the console on…taking almost an hour.

-Battery life of the gamepad isn’t superb…I get about 5 hours use before it’s completely dead.

 

The only issues I have with the console are minor niggles, and I am super happy with my purchase, I shall let you know my thoughts on Lego City Undercover when I have got my teeth into it properly. (After 3 hours of game-time, it’s excellent and comes highly recommended.)

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My Current Hearthstone Deck

15 Jun

I’m still very much enjoying Hearthstone, and have stuck to playing as Rogue for almost all the games I play. Here’s a peek into a selection of cards in my deck. I play Rogue in a strange way…lots of spells and taunts, using Magic +1 cards stacked to cause some pretty decent damage.

Hearthstone Deck 2014

 

“Backstab” deals 2 damage to an undamaged minion and costs you nothing, great to use this and then do additional damage with other cards to wipe out a mean minion with a half decent health stat.

“Deadly Poison” gives your weapon +2 attack, this coupled with “Assassin’s blade,” which gives you a 3 attack, 4 health weapon already, is useful…when the weapon health is low I play “Blade Furry” which destroys your weapon, but deals it’s damage to all enemies.

I’m heavy on healing cards for when my deck is unkind and isn’t throwing up taunts, or cards that I can combo, so have “Voodoo Doctor” “Earthen Ring Farseer” “Darkscale Healer” and “Priestess of Elune”

The rest are Magic +1 (3 cards), Taunts, minions that have a combo bonus of either 2 damage, or summoning another minion if played after a card (The card I play is usually “Backstab” as it’s free, or Voodoo doctor, as it’s cheap and heals me)… and spells, with the exception of one Sprint, which allows me to draw 4 cards. I only play this when I have taunts on the board, so that I receive minimal damage for using so much mana!

Spell wise “Sinister Strike” does 3 damage to the enemy hero, but a lot more with the magic+1 buffs in place, “Fan of knives” does 1 damage to all enemy minions and draws a card, great to plonk down a couple of magic buffs then play these early in the game. And finally to “Assassinate” which does exactly that…takes out an enemy minion, this is especially useful for Molten giant taunts, or the annoying minion that a priest has doubled both the health and attack of…twice…definitely a card worth holding in your hand until you really need it!

So that’s an insight into how I play as Rogue…let me know your favourite class and how you play, in the comments, or tweet @kezla.

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Secret hobby.

15 May

Not so much a secret hobby if you follow me on Instagram, but one I rarely discuss in person, as it’s quite a niche pasttime I think…Cross Stitch. Cross stitch is an embroidery technique involving stitching lots of small crosses onto your chosen fabric to form a picture. It’s simple to learn and just requires the ability to count, plan and have some patience! I’ll post some tips another time if people are interested, however, in an effort to broarden the scope of the blog, I thought I would share my current projects and recent finishes online.

The first project I finished was last year and that was a Japanese doll design I liked the look of.

Japanese Doll

Secondly was a bookmark that I stitched for my Nan for Christmas.

Parrots Bookmark

And finally, yesterday I sat down and organised all my threads and rewarded myself by stitching my favourite mutant…Wolverine!

Wolverine Cross Stitch

I have a few more super heroes planned and am currently researching patterns to customise so that I get them just right…I also want to stitch something Fallout 3/New Vegas related, since they are my favourite games. Do you guys have any creative or crafty hobbies? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section. :)

The End of an Era.

18 Apr

Ladies and gentlemen…I had been expecting this for some time now, but that doesn’t make saying goodbye any easier…The YLOD is upon my 6 year old PS3, thus, I am consoleless…posts will be far less frequent now I’m really only playing Guildwars 2 on PC, but I shall endeavour to still ramble occasionally.

Goodbye PS3, it’s been immensely fun!

YLOD

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