Monthly Archives: June 2016

Windows 10: Should You Upgrade?

The July 29 deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 free of charge is fast approaching. Are you still on the fence about whether or not to upgrade? What do you gain? What do you lose? Maybe the Grumpy Old Guys can help you decide. We discuss the pros and cons of the upgrade in this week’s show.

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Jay Wilson is Leaving Blizzard: Good Riddance

That was quick. It’s already old news, but the announcement that Jay Wilson is leaving Blizzard came right on the heels of my previous post. If only my amazing new superpower worked on certain political figures.

While I didn’t name names in my post, Jay Wilson was on the short list of specific people that had to go before I would even look at World of Warcraft again. His departure was necessary, but not sufficient by itself. There are a few more people that need to be shown the door.

It’s too late for Legion, of course, but if there is enough turnover at the top, then MAYBE the next expansion after Legion will be worth considering. Time will tell.

Findle’s Loot-A-Rang: Textbook Case of the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

I know it seems a silly thing. That’s the whole idea of “straws”. But nerfing Findle’s Loot-A-Rang was the last one for me. Here was an item that was fun, had good utility, and was not game breaking in any way. Furthermore, NOBODY was complaining about it. And the World of Warcraft devs decided to restrict it to Draenor in the upcoming Legion expansion. For those who may not know, the Loot-A-Rang was a device that allowed looting at a distance. It also allowed looting mobs that embedded themselves in boulders or trees when they died, or fell halfway down cliffs with no ledges, or remained floating in the air, or in any of a number of circumstances where normal looting was difficult or impossible. It was fun and useful. It was the one item in addition to bags that I made sure all my alts had. And in Legion it will be restricted to the continent that I would like to forget even exists. Continue reading

Grumpy Old Guys on Gaming Episode 11 – Magicka

This week, the Grumpy Old Guys review Magicka. Players control elemental wizards in this action/adventure game for solo or group play. Magicka is a deceptively complex game. Eight elements can be combined in a staggering number of ways to create unique and interesting spells. And unlike many games, friendly fire is an issue. Yes, you can kill your friends! And we did. A lot.

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