Winter Time is Gaming Time

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Once upon a time, there was a magical and beautiful world. Full of mystery and danger. Vast lands filled with strange creatures and even stranger inhabitants. Many of them deadly. Mages held occult secrets and warriors roamed the lands dressed in ebony armors. Power hungry demi-Gods conspired and enchanted rings were made by elder Elves.

Once upon a time, there were a series of games, called The Elder Scrolls. TES III aka Morrowind, was the best of them. Tonight, we are installing it again. *insert gently epic music*

Earlier, when I asked my husband “what do you want to do later tonight?”, he looked flustered and replied “well, you know…I want to play Morrowind”. Not exactly what I expected to hear but still:

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Published in 2002 – a long, long time ago for gaming standards – Morrowind is still as enjoyable today as it was 13 years ago. A vast open ended game, with graphics so demanding – and amazing – it challenged the computers of the day. Wiki says it was “a game too taxing to be run on an average machine”. True. But it is thanks to the fact its graphics were so good that one can still play it today without thinking they time-travelled 100 years in the past.

This video explains Why you should still play Morrowind in 2014 (and 2015 and on and on). It is a long video but the usage of language by the video commentator is so good, I have the Cute listening to him, for learning purposes (we do not shy away from difficult words and concepts). She is going to learn a lot by his narrative. Ten minutes in the video, he explains the combat system, for people experienced in more effective and newer systems. I tell you, if you are a serious gamer, after his explanation you will want to do combat the Morrowind way.

Most awesome game of all times. Also, you buy it once and you truly own it. No renting, no need for online connection, no demand for monthly subscription. No gimmicks.

Anyway, this time of the year, when snow is covering everything, it’s prime time for gaming. After we put the Cute to bed for the night, we creep q u i e t l y into the computers’ room and load magical words to explore and create.

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Snow falling and wind give this foggy appearance even on a sunny day.

It is cold guys and I can’t get the “spring is here” feeling. This is the middle of the winter and there are feet of snow all around the house and as far as I can see. Even this bright sun we have today is not fooling me. It’s freezing out there, I know it! It is time to make snowmen and hot teas. It is time to stay in and it is the best time of the year to play computer games.

So, I urge you: Seize the kingdoms! Man the…balustrades. Explore the worlds!

Play now because, who will have time for computer games once spring comes?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Winter Time is Gaming Time

  • February 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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    So funny, my younger brothers have been trying to get me into this game for the longest time. Winter is definitely for gaming! I personally love the SIMS (probably because I always wanted to be an interior designer). Love your page! Glad I stumbled upon it!

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    • February 28, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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      I also have the Sims (naturally). Oh the mansions I have made there. 😀 In fact we even used sims in a college project to provide visual – we made a spa-like upscale bathroom opening to a pool; no reason to think of budget when you have The Sims.
      Morrowind is a game unsurpassed, too. You should give it a try, if only for the experience. It’s for for the ARPG (Action Role Playing Game) genre as classic as LOTR (Lord of the Rings) is for epic fantasy literature.

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