Thursday, March 26, 2015
I understand the title of this post may be a bit confusing but hear me out. If you haven't heard of the online digital games marketplace G2A.com, you should really check it out. It's basically a community-driven market where users can both buy and sell digital games for multiple platforms (both PC and consoles), game time subscriptions for things like World of Warcraft and Xbox Live Gold, and even game-related commodities like Hearthstone booster packs or beta keys for Heroes of the Storm.
I actually stumbled across G2A.com while doing a Google search for used copies of Starcraft II (all that Legacy of the Void promotional stuff really got me itching to play the game) and I was able to purchase both Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm for $10 a piece. The site has frequent deals and daily offers where you can grab high-profile games such as Watch Dogs, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Payday 2 for pretty great prices. Most of what G2A offers is PC games and services but there's also hidden gems for consoles as well such as digital copies of Assassin's Creed Unity for Xbox One that can be had for less than $20. G2A uses a special service called G2A Shield which guarantees you get what you paid for and which also comes with 24/7 live chat support in case you have any issues or questions.
So how exactly does all this help to support my blogging? Well, G2A also has this handy referral program called G2A Goldmine which basically rewards users for bringing people to G2A.com through their referral link. If you click the referral link below and then buy anything from G2A.com (you don't have to buy anything right away so no pressure), I'll earn a little bit as well for each purchase you make. Even better, if you then join G2A Goldmine and start referring people, we'll both make money. So it's basically a win-win situation. You get to buy awesome games for rock-bottom prices and I make a little money on the side for every purchase you make.
My Referral Link
Disclaimer: G2A does technically count as a "grey market" which means that, unlike other online retailers such as Green Man Gaming and Amazon, it has no direct relationship with game publishers. I've personally used it several times with no complaints but I also understand it can be a tricky area for some people. Whether you use the service or not, I appreciate you taking the time to read this and, hopefully, supporting my efforts as a writer and a blogger.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
I’ll admit when I first heard about Gotham, I wasn’t terribly enthused. A Batman show without Batman? What’s the point? Why show what iconic characters like Jim Gordon and Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin were up to before the time of the Dark Knight if we already know where they’ll end up? Despite my reservations, I gave the show a chance when it initially aired back in September and I am very glad I did. The show’s writers have done an excellent job of taking the iconic denizens of Gotham City and not only showing viewers who they were before Bruce Wayne donned the bat-eared cowl but also how they slowly evolve into the characters we know and love. However, as much as I’ve enjoyed watching Gotham, one question has kept tugging at the back of my mind: how far into the Batman mythos are the show’s writers willing to go?
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I'm usually more of a passive MOBA fan but Heroes of the Storm has the one-two punch of being one of the most accessible and casual-friendly MOBA's I've ever played and featuring a well-balanced cast of iconic Blizzard characters for you to play as. Come watch me try to play and talk at the same time in a competitive match before turning the pressure down in a more relaxed co-op game.
If you're interested in trying Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, my new video has me playing my Hunter, Warrior, and Paladin decks in casual matches. I also talk a bit about my experience with the game and how viable it is as a free-to-play title.