I rarely buy games through word of mouth alone. Since I’m thrifty with money, I always read copious amounts of reviews before I lay down my hard earned cash on a game. But when Felicia Day tweeted that she was playing 10000000, I immediately bought the game. I didn’t read any reviews. I didn’t ask […]

Shut in by a moderate snow storm this last weekend, I was able to spend some quality time with Guild Wars 2 and gave “Living Story” a spin, days after it went live. The “Living Story” (a part of the huge January content update) is a themed story arc that will slowly unfold in the next few […]

A slew of new content in Guild Wars 2 will be heading towards us these upcoming months, ArenaNet says. So, in order to participate in these updates, I dug out Aethenbrior –even though I was planning to level him around the Summer or whenever my PC is WvWvW ready– to take part in the “Frost […]

Solpura had 48 unspent ability points when I logged in to The Secret World last night. Partly because I was saving them for a 50 AP Shotgun ability. But mostly because I don’t know how to properly build a character in this game. When I started playing TSW, I thought that if I just focus on […]

Capping at least three toons is one of my resolutions for 2013. I could do more, probably. But, between school and working full-time, I don’t want to stretch myself thin and come up short. After all, I’ve 12 other resolutions to see through to the end of this year. So, three should be enough. Picking out […]

I have two weeks left until my time as a subbed player in SWTOR expires. So, I researched the privileges between subbed players and preferred players. It turns out that, as busy person who play multiple MMOs, I don’t have much to lose when my status goes down to preferred. In fact, being a preferred […]

I’m into PvP. I’m not that good at it but I enjoy it a lot. So, in order for a MMO to succeed at holding my attention, it must have PvP. Or it could also have a really awesome PvE content. And The Secret World has that kind of PVE. The Secret World’s quest system […]

Ever since I started running an Urban Arcana campaign, I’ve been wishing that some developer would adapt it into a video game. I just love its setting. It’s where shotgun-wielding Dwarves and wizards hurling digitized fireballs from smartphones are commonplace. But none has set their sights on this campaign book, and I believe no one will. That’s […]

Technically, it’s not exactly a free-to-play journey. The boxed copy of SWTOR that I got for Christmas, which I only received yesterday, granted me a 30-day subscription and a subscribed player status. But I’m not clear on the difference between the subscribed, preferred and free-to-play players. Well, maybe except for the number of quickbars they […]

I’ve always wanted to play The Secret World. Its contemporary setting riddled with conspiracies, myths and legends had piqued my interest during its development stage. Plus, its created by Ragnar Tornquist, the guy who also brought us The Longest Journey (which was my favorite adventure game until it was ousted by The Walking Dead). But I didn’t play it because […]

I never liked making resolutions. I never follow them. But after almost being successful with mine’s last year (and I would’ve been successful –taking a picture a day and sleeping at least 7 hours– had I not went back to school), I’m planning to do another this year. I will keep it simple and realistically […]

Being a frugal gamer was incredible in 2012. Most of the games I played last year were priced at next to nothing or at nothing at all. A lot of online games hopped into the free-to-play bandwagon. These F2P games kept me occupied, and gave me something to write about. Independent developers also found ways to […]

The slaver ship took a damaging blow when my Artemis missile hit its weapons system. So, like what any scum would do, the slavers tried to bribe their way out of my punishing fire by offering me a slave. I refused, and turned their ship (including the slaves within) into space debris. Now, the universe is a […]

Merry Christmas from the Frugal Gamer. If you like to see more of my Christmas photos, please visit my “hipster” website Rock, Paper, Picture. Thank you.

While everyone around me are increasingly getting stressed over the Holidays, my engines are actually cooling down. Winter break in school has just started and –as a cheapskate who doesn’t have a long list of people to gift– I’m also done with my Christmas shopping. So, this leaves me time to play all some of […]

Online sales went up to $1 billion on this year’s Black Friday. I’m happy to say that, no matter how small, I had a contribution in that sales report. The month of November couldn’t be more spectacular for me. I received a pay raise earlier this month, became an employee of the month, and had […]