Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Boss Battles

A compilation of videos I made demonstrating how to defeat the bosses of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on hard mode.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is something of a mixed bag. The combat system is fluid and fun, and Amalur itself can be gorgeous looking (with a little post-processing such as SweetFX). Unfortunately, the story, characters, and crafting mechanic are somewhat generic. I found myself losing steam two thirds of the way through the main quest. I am glad I finished the game, but I don’t see any compelling reason to return to finish the side quests.

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Pumpkin Carving 2013

Pinkie Pie and Solaire of Astora (2013)

Pinkie Pie and Solaire of Astora (2013)

Pinkie Pie and Solaire of Astora (2013)

Pinkie Pie and Solaire of Astora (2013)

My wife and I carved these pumpkins for Halloween 2013. My wife’s pumpkin is Pinkie Pie and is based on artwork by BlindCaveSalamander, and mine is Solaire of Astora and is based on artwork by Crowsmack.

The Banshee Queen, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner (2013); Honorable Mention, Blizzard's 2013 Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Banshee Queen, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner (2013); Honorable Mention, Blizzard’s 2013 Pumpkin Carving Contest

I received an honorable mention for this rendition of Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, based on the artwork of Arnold Tsang, in Blizzard’s 2013 pumpkin carving contest.

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Bioshock Infinite – How to Reduce Stuttering and Improve Performance

Bioshock Infinite HeaderI recently published a guide on Steam to Bioshock Infinite (PC) detailing how to reduce stuttering and improve performance. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Steam Community Guides: Bioshock Infinite – How to Reduce Stuttering and Improve Performance

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A Custom PuTTY Color Scheme

Thayer Color Test

My custom color scheme for the PuTTY telnet/ssh client based on the excellent iTerm2 color scheme, “Thayer”, by baskerville.

Download: thayer-putty-colors.zip

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World of Warcraft – Lair of the Jade Witch Wallpaper

Lair of the Jade Witch Wallpaper

Over eight years after its release, the World of Warcraft engine can still render some stunning environments. I particularly like this shot of the Lair of the Jade Witch in the Jade Forest zone from Mists of Pandaria.

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Dinged 85 in World of Warcraft

Putrefacta, Level 85 Undead Assassination Rogue on Stormreaver (US), World of Warcraft

Putrefacta, Level 85 Undead Assassination Rogue on Stormreaver (US), World of Warcraft

After nearly a year, I finally dinged 85 on Putrefacta, my undead assassination rogue on Stormreaver (US), in World of Warcraft. Pandaria awaits.

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