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Violence: I want to have control

Before last weekend, I could honestly say that I've never walked out on a movie. That was before I went to see Evil Dead. I'm not going to sugar coat it or try to defend my delicate ego, I couldn't handle the stuff that was happening t...

 
 
 
 

Asymmetrical Balance: The Spider and the Scout

The Spider is the most recent addition to the garage in Mechwarrior Online. And people hate it. "It's useless. It sucks. Every other mech is better, pls buff it noa." Balance is a tricky thing in multiplayer games. All the more so in...

 
 
 

Wrenchfarm's Best of 2012

It's easy to be a snob. It's easy to write 2012 off as a dud year in gaming. I mean hey, the consoles are winding down, releases are drying up, the Wii U landed rocky, and this was another year where most of the big game releases we saw had...

 
 
 

The meaning of N.I.C

So I wanted to participate in this latest meme sweeping the toid. Turns out my name is associated with some racially charged slang that I just can't live up too. I'll just be sadly walking down this lonely highway if anyone needs me.

 
 
 
 

Masks are #*!&ing awesome

One of my favorite parts of Halloween are the masks. Fun superhero helmets and naughty-nurse medical masks. Creepy creatures and frightening villains. The alluringly mysterious and artistic - I love them all. I love them in games too. The...

 
 
 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will flank your feels

My brother was gunned down, shot in the back by some kind of floating jet-zombie while running for his life. Three days later I watched my neighbour bleed out on the pavement. Pinned down by heavy fire, her brother-in-law could only watch...

 
 
 

Prepare to Die Again... And Again...

The Darkness covers everything. Thick black ink scrawled along the walls of a once beautiful city, leading me towards a pitch black well. I'm alone, weak, and I'm struggling against my better sense to take one more step into that void. I ...

 
 
 

Injustice: Gods that (Probably) Won't Be Among Us

Injustice Gods Among Us got my attention as soon as it was announced. A DC franchise fighting game based on the surprisingly good Mortal Kombat 9 engine? Yup, count me in. The roster is already looking good. Batman and the other big hitt...

 
 
 
 

After The Perfect Ending Max Payne 3

"I had a dream of my wife. She was dead. But it was all right." Those words have haunted me over the years. The final bittersweet farewell by Max Payne at the end of his long journey into the night, and my personal favourite ending of al...

 
 
 

Collaboration: An Unbeatable Tag-Team

Capcom is the best at making fighting games. Sure, there is a hatedom out there that likes to take the piss out of everything they do, but c'mon. Street Fighter is sill the gold standard of the genre for a reason. This generation we've be...

 
 
 

10 things you didn't know about Wrenchfarm

A bandwagon you say? Well I sure would like to hop on it sir, that I would. Here are ten things you don't know about me. See if you can stitch together the tattered tapestry of my life with them. 1. I have a dog. That I dote upon...

 
 
 
 

TOO OLD! What Soulcalibur 5 Says About Women

Criticizing the Soulcalibur franchise for sexism is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel isn't it? When a series includes characters like Ivy and focuses their promotional material on boobs shots you certainly have plenty of ammunition ...

 
 
 

Location: The Cursed Lands of Lordran

When I think about locations in video games, my mind drifts back to the classics. Hyrule. Zebes. Dracula's Castle. Shadow Moses. And now, I think of Lordran. Lordran is the cursed land of the undead in Dark Souls. A mystical kingdom that...

 
 
 

What I Want in 2012: More Than The Big Three

Do I really have to say I'm looking forward to the big "Three of 3"? 2012 is slated to see the third instalments of three different big name franchises, and its almost impossible to have a conversation about what gamers are looking forw...

 
 
 
 

Am I What's Killing Fighting Games?

Capcom just can't catch a break these days. Whether their taking fire for cancelling Mega Man Legends 3, placing ridiculous single-save DRM on their 3DS games, or whoring out their flag-ship fighting game series with expansion packs disgu...

 
 
 

Dark Souls: A Link to the Past

Its been a long time since I've gotten into a game like I have with Dark Souls. I've spent the past three weeks stumbling around in a constant fog of Dark Souls. When I'm not actually playing it, I'm thinking about it. "How do I beat thi...

 
 
 
 

The Next 6 MvC3 Characters (In My Dreams)

I didn't believe it when I heard it, but UMvC3 is not only a reality, its a reality that is slated to release in a handful of months. To say there is some controversy surrounding this quickie sequel is an understatement, and I have to adm...

 
 
 
 

Can't Blog Now, Playing TF2

You know, there were a lot of things I was going to get done these past few weeks. I had plans to work on some writing, finish cleaning out the basement, and get the lawn in proper order among other things. Then Valve had to go and relea...

 
 
 

Guilty Pleasures

First I light the candles around the room. Just a couple of little tea lights, they flicker and sputter barely bright enough to cast a shadow, but they will do for my purposes. I can hear the wind outside whipping its way across the field...

 
 
 

Bad Things On The Horizon - The New Ace Combat

The new Ace Combat: Assault Horizon game has been bumming me out. Ever since the very first peeks we've had of the game its been clear that they are taking this new instalment in a very different direction from the rest of the series. OK...

 
 
 

P2 Press Start: Rocking the Block

In the barren wastes of Canada we have this thing, its called the "May Two-Four." From what I understand its a holiday created by the old-tyme Liquor Barons of Confederation. Legend has it that John Sleeman himself once used his mob conne...

 
 
 

Saving the MMO: With Imagination!

The metal toe of my moon boots clank ever so quietly against the railing as I land, gyroscopic ankle supporters helping to keep me balanced on the rain slick catwalk. Looking down I survey the area through thick plastic lenses, a super c...

 
 
 

Nintendo, Baby Come Back To Me

I know its been a long time girl. I know we haven't talked. But I want you to know that there ain't never been a second that you been far from my troubled mind. I just want to let you know baby, I'm ready to take another shot at it. Reme...

 
 

About Nic Rowenone of us since 7:50 PM on 05.05.2010


Nic (formerly known as Wrenchfarm) has been an active member of the Dtoid community since 2010. After toiling away in the Cblog mines and Recap Team workhouse for years, he made the jump and became a staff member in 2014. He likes robots, coffee, and pictures of robots enjoying coffee.











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