Friday, December 16, 2016

Halo Lootcrate #3 - Unboxing/Review (Did They Improve?)

Hello once again, Halo fans and/or fellow Craters... crate fans... looters.... whatever, you get the idea.  Anyways, the 3rd Halo Lootcrate just arrived on my doorstep hours ago, so I figured I would take this moment to go through it with you...  but there is a prefix for this one.

The preface is this: I actually cancelled my subscription a week or two ago!  I go so mad at Halo as whole, was very, VERY SALTY, over my inherent LACK OF SKILL at the game.  For a few days, I wanted NOTHING to do with halo, couldn't even stand looking at at anything Halo-related, which brought up some negative feelings/thoughts about the previous crates as well.  But, eventually I ended up cooling down after a few days, and decided to UN-cancel the cancellation.  So, what does this mean?  Well, there was a cancellation survey, and I let them know of a few of their shortcomings in my eyes, which really has altered how I'll be looking at these.  I'll no longer be a "poster boy of positivity", so this will be more of a genuine critique.  That said, lets get started...

... and yes, the fact that I still suck at Halo can still be rage-inducing at times!   

Tabletop Minions

Hola, fellow Nerds & Ninjas!  Since things have been quiet (i.e. DEAD) on the hobby front lately, I figured I would take the time to share something hobby related that I recently discovered.  This guy, "Atom Smasher" just showed up in my Youtube recommended videos section one day, and Ive been hooked ever since!  His channel is called: "Tabletop Minions", and while I've primarily been watching his Youtube Channel, he does also have pages on facebook and twitter as well.  (I'll post links again below)

Anyway, so what is this?  Well, it's pretty simple:  this guy (Atom) just sits in front of the camera, and discusses a specific miniatures topic for a few minutes.  Pretty simple.  And there is a wide range of topics.  Honestly, what I like the most about it is that he seems to share a similar opinion/outlook as myself.  Not, to say, my CURRENT mood/outlook, more so my general outlook on the hobby as a whole.  The production quality is great, and he's very witty and entertaining, and most of all he says what HE thinks, even if it doesn't jive with the current internet trends.

Again, here are his links:






Give him a look, some of his videos are just a few minutes long, easily watchable over any breaktime!

If you yourself have a podcast/youtube/twitch channel that you run, or one that you enjoy and think I should check out, just let me know!

Until next time...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 End of Year Gamer Review

Every year, I do a little "Gamer Year in Review", and while I usually wait until a bit later to do this type of post, I'm doing it early this year.  Why?  Well, to be honest, I'm fairly certain that I'm done gaming for 2016.  Kinda sad, but it really sets the tone for this post overall.  Usually, I'm pretty positive, talking about what my favorite games were, what my plans are (gaming wise) for the upcoming year, etc.  I'll be honest, I don't have any gaming plans for 2017.  I hate to say it, but gaming just MAY very well have died for me in 2016.  Yeah, it's not gonna be a fun post... but on the bright side, I did finish a bunch of models!  I'll probably reference last year's post as well, just to kind of compare/contrast.

Let's start on the positive note, here's a total list of all the models painted in 2016:

Friday, December 2, 2016