My first time with video games!

Thanks to Eric for the music on the video.^^

I had to play video games once or twice before, I think I remember a game of Guitar Hero and Mario Party but it was very rare. It was mostly daddy and my brother who monopolized the console.
The moment I became a gamer was after my accident.

When I left the hospital, following the loss of my hearing and that of my mother, I fell into depression (anorexia, bulimia, black idea …). So I was interned in a “rest home” to help me. The days were long and monotonous. After a few days, Papa brought me a Nintendo DS with 3 games, which made my days in this sinister place: “Mario & Luigi: bowser’s inside story”, “Mario Kart”, but the one on which I spending the most time during my stay was:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2:

It’s a Tactics Rpg, a turn-based game that is very similar to a board game. I think that’s what hooked me at first, then it was the colorful and enchanting world that gave me a lot more.
My playing time was regulated by the medical staff, the fact that the game is composed of multiple small level was very practical. 🥰
I just had time to finish it before going home. A game that I loved, although I have to admit that the story is a little silly, but I think that at the moment I did it, it was exactly what I needed to empty my head.

Since then, I have been transformed into a geek, I developed a particular taste for Nintendo’s portable consoles and I became eager to learn more about video games in general.

And you, how did you become a Gamer?

First E3 conference: Google Stadia reaction.

I do not often talk about video games here but it’s a passion I’ve had since childhood. It’s been a few years now that we meet with friends at Mary and Daniel’s, my boyfriend’s best friends. Big house, fiber, huge TV and Thai food has all the meals, in short the paradise for the geek that we are all, fine to follow together the conferences of the E3 (a big event of video games, where are presented all the future developments).

Today, Google’s Stadia conference took place, but what is Stadia?

Stadia is google’s cloud gaming service, which allows you to play games that require a lot of resources on very weak devices. (Microsoft will also offer an equivalent service, Xcloud.)

But by what witchcraft?
The game is run on a server, equivalent to a mad PC, remote that just sends the video stream to the players. Very handy when like me we have a basic PC for classes and not necessarily want to buy a pc or console to play the last big games out. (ok I have access to a big pc via my boyfriend or my father)
It’s all well and good, but there are still questions:

  • What about latency? (the response time between the moment when you press a key and the moment when the action is done on the screen.) Normally, you press a button, the information goes to the machine that sends the video stream to the screen. Here the information sent by the button does not go to a machine that is a few meters but several kilometers.
  • What connection speed to enjoy? And yes you need a bastard connection (35Mb/s) to enjoy in 4k, but a connection 10Mb/s would play in 720p, and 20Mb/s for 1080p (full hd).
  • What price for games? We know nothing about it at the moment, for a service that feels like going out in November, it’s worrying.

But they have 2 types of subscription:

  • A “free” Stadia base where games are paid per unit, limited to 1080p with stereo sound
  • A “paid”, Stadia Pro at 12 euro per month with a number of free games per month, the first being Destiny 2 with all its extensions, and discounts on the purchase of other games.

Google offers a pre-order offer, for 129 euro they offer a chrome cast and a joypad, as well as 3 months of Stadia Pro and an early access to the service.

In either case if we stop his subscription, we keep access to our games. As long as talking about games they presented a hoist, including Baldur’s gate 3, I screamed, and it’s already my game of E3! Haha! I’m thrilled, even if in fact we have not seen much.

Speaking of games, the big problem is that at no time have we seen exclusivities, only multi support games that will surely be present at their main competitor, Microsoft and their Xcloud. With its Xbox branch, Microsoft will have all the multi support games while having its exclusivities like Halo, Forza and the games in preparation in the studios they bought recently.

Let’s wait for the Microsoft conference this weekend to see which offer will be the most interesting, and wait to see the first tests in real condition to see how cloud gaming works in everyday life to see if it’s really worth the cost.

A first look on Path of Exile from a Diablo lover.

If i was a cosplayer I’d love to make a cosplay of this beauty!!!

Diablo 2 was one of my first game ever. I played it with my dad cause the game scared me. Hey! Don’t judge me!!! I was only 9 or 10 years old!

It was scary but it was fascinating to fight demons with a character who gain power and power to destroy easily the monsters who kill you in a snap of fingers some time ago.

Since Diablo 3 is out I played all the seasons and I love this game so much but the internet and most of my friend tell me there is a way better game than Diablo 3, Path of Exile.

I just tried it, I only played 6 hours I’ll give you my first impressions.

The screen where you chose your character looks like the diablo 2 one. I’ll check all the character but they don’t have the same charisma than in Diablo. Well I laugh when i saw the Maraudeur have the same tatous than the Barbarian in Diablo 2. I took the Shadow, maybe because I have a soft spot for bad guys?

In this games, almost all the stuff have sockets. The spell depend of the gems you’ll put in it. Some gems can modify other gems. But can all the “classes” have the sames spells?

the characters are differentiated by their passive tree and this tree is just massive! o.O

With this two mechanics I see all the richness of the game and i know why my friend tell me this game is “better than” Diablo 3. But I think it could be ridiculously complex. This game will require a lot of investment where the fun of diablo is immediate.

Other point that I dont like about POE is the story. it so borring. The story of Diablo 3 is not way better but the staging is everything.

I will continue to see if PoE can break the spell that Diablo put on me since my childhood.