Monday, January 20, 2014

"Extra Credits" on gaming Difficulty and Fun

Couple of very good discussions on gaming, IIRC Extra Credits is associated with Penny Arcade,, in some fashion.

Direct link for Youtube above
Link for Extra Credits Youtube Channel

They do an exceptional job of articulating some of the differences in games and gamers.

Stuff I'd understood, but never heard clearly stated before, I know I much prefer games of Depth, as they term it, big part of the reason I still like Diablo 2 but can't stand Diablo 3.

Or Chess vs Checkers.

Difficulty isn't the motivator, or at least not the sole motivator, I also like Minecraft.

Worth watching if your into gaming, and very worth following IMHO.

Twitter and more info for them is available on their Youtube Channel.

Link for VOD

Saturday, January 18, 2014

TwitchTV status site or "Is TwitchTV down?"

This site isn't part of Twitch, but they monitor Twitch server status

Some of you may already be familiar with it, but probably not everyone.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cliff's Esport Corner SITREP

As many of you have noticed, I haven't had many posts lately.

IRL stuff, my significant other had some surgery, and needed help 24/7 for some time afterwards.

Very happy to say that everything went very well for her, and that she is recovering quickly, though not quickly enough to make her happy ^_^

Things are to the point where I can start posting regular again, though it will probably start slowly and build back up to normal pace.

I didn't get to follow CES 2014 news very closely, so I would welcome anything of interest or comment about that, either in comment section or on Twitter @CliffsEsport or link

I have been following the Target Credit Card Hack with great interest though, working on blog post about it, but can strongly reccomend Brian Krebs articles on it

IIRC Brian was the one that broke the story originally,, I remember seeing his Tweet about his Mom being interviewed about it at Target, while my girlfriend was still in the hospital.

Thanks to all my readers!

And a special thanks to everyone who offered good wishes, support, & prayers for my girlfriend's surgery & recovery, it was greatly appreciated by both of us!

Nerd News: Ars is hiring

Ars is hiring:

As much as possible I try to post about job openings that I think Nerds would be interested in, certain many Nerds would like to work at Ars.

Full information at Ars link above, sounds like these are new positions (Ars is expanding their staff) based on response to comments.