Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The First Transport is Away!

...and it should be getting here on the 30th

Half the fun of writing an article on X-Wing is picking the best Star Wars quote for a title.

Fantasy Flight likes to do this cool thing where they let you know the rules for stuff before you buy it.  So if you want to check out the rules for the huge ships and epic level tournaments go here.  If you want to know the highlights and what these rules may mean for the game keep reading...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Had To Check The Math Twice, But... Wow.

by SandWyrm

Saw this fail on BoLS today, but L' Astropate had a much better picture of it. What I find particularly amusing is that all of the tools, bought separately, cost less than the GW "Limited Edition" tool set.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GW: Is It All About The Anticipation?

by SandWyrm

I ran across an interesting video today. It's part of a talk by Robert Sapolsky about how Dopamine (which triggers reward-seeking behaviours in the brain) responds in relation to a rewarding activity. After watching it, I couldn't help but think of Games Workshop and it's inconsistent quality control. Is it the very inconsistency and randomness of their rules and financial results that keeps our attention focused on them? Are competing games/companies just inherently more boring in comparison?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Adepticon Team tournament

By TheGraveMind

 Some of us from the Battle Mallet gaming club decided we were going to go to Adepticon and partake in the Team tournament. We went with no display board, no real theme. We didn't even fully know what our other team members were bringing in their lists. Guess how we did...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Arranging Deck Chairs - The New GW Web Store

by: CaulynDarr (This is my first time posting here as a guest author. )

I really was done talking about GW and their games.  At least for a while.  But as a professional software developer, I couldn’t let their new website go by un-critiqued.  Especially when it is so…awful.  I mean really.  The surest way for a site or an app to fail is to produce one not knowing what the user wants and needs.  So this is just another example of how GW has no clue what their customer want or need.

First off the home page:
So far so good

Friday, April 4, 2014

Table Top Day!

by: farmpunk

I love table top boardgames. Something everyone can sit down and do on a rainy day, or cold day, or... any day. It just so happens that tomorrow, April 5th, is Table Top day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

So THAT'S What The Advanced Cloak Does

by SandWyrm

Figured I'd take a break today from the living hell that is preparing my parents' taxes, and share some interesting X-Wing stuff that turned up on Facebook in the local Imperial Remnant group. To start with: A nice leaked picture that gives a few details about the upcoming Tie Phantom and its cloaking device.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Greed, Thy Name Is Electronic Arts

by SandWyrm

I heard today that Electronic Arts had released an iOS version of Bullfrog's old Dungeon Keeper game. So I decided to try it out. What I found though, was THE most player-abusive "Freemium" title I've ever seen. You think that World of Tanks is bad? Gold-rounds and premium tanks have nothing on this steeming pile-o-greed. Where every little action has been turned into an opportunity to fleece the impatient for money.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


by SandWyrm

Haven't been this excited by a game trailer in a LONG time. I want!

Now if only Metal Gear Solid 5 had a PC version...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

So You're Interested In X-Wing: Part 2

by SandWyrm

Well, looks like my last article on X-Wing got SynSinn and Uberdark to buy in. I'm starting to get questions about what to buy, so I'll put off the discussion of X-Wing's gameplay in favor of showing you three decent lists that you can build off of the starter set.

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