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Monday, December 14, 2009

Free Realms’ Snow Days Arrive

I haven’t mentioned it allot – or at all, really – but I’m still playing Free Realms from time to time. It’s just a fun, quirky diversion that I get a kick out of. Anyway, any Free Realms players will know about the oft talked about Snow Days update due in December. For those of you out of the loop, you can read about it HERE on the official Free Realms blog. In any case, the big deal here is player housing. That’s not to dismiss the new combat features, fishing job, pets, and more, but… well, just read part of their release on the Free Realms forum announcing it’s arrival today:

… This is the update with Housing, Fishing, Housing, New Pets, Snow Days holiday content, Housing, Royal Vault upgrades, Housing, UI and Combat improvements, Housing, upgraded automated chat and more!…

Sounds like housing’s the big thing, huh? I know I’m interested, since Members like me get a free apartment and a free house. I should be able to hop on sometime early tomorrow morning, pick out my house and see my dog Lady waiting for me. They supposedly started around 6-7 PM PST (9-10 EST) with an estimated down time of 5-7 hours, putting the official launch around 11 PM to 2 AM PST (2 to 5 AM EST). I’ll be there, personally. Will you?

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Mighty Dragon

Dragon Age: Origin may be the best game I’ve played in a long, long time. Forza Motorsport 3 was awesome, but Dragon Age is a whole different ball game. I’m some 10 hours in to it, and I’m still just scratching the surface. My main avatar is a human noble warrior, and I’ve also played as a dwarven commoner warrior (who I wish I had made a rogue). The two origin stories put me in my character’s shoes in a way I’ve never experienced. Expect a review before the end of the year.