Nigmabox Rundown (5/28-6/03) Natalie Avoided Wasting A Bunch Of Time!

So, I did not talk about this last week, but I played a bit of Fallout 4 recently thanks to it being free to play for a limited time window.  I was curious about how I would feel about the game, seeing as how I was very critical of it before release, and after spending 4 hours with it, I feel that I was completely right to think that.  The protagonist is severely limited by the inclusion of voice acting and a backed in backstory, the dialogue options are very poor at conveying the protagonist’s response, and the story begins with such a rapid and dramatic set-up that it all rings hollow.  Then there are the overburdened crafting and town building elements that I know I would have invested 100 hours into if I played this game properly. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (2/05-2/11) Time Travel Is Always A Mistake

tired-link-by-brellom…The Hero is Defeated timeline in the Legend of Zelda annoys me.  I understand the need for a timeline where Ganondorf ran free only to eventually be sealed by the seven sages without the help of Link, but there is an easier way to reach that conclusion.  They could follow the rule of time travel that, whenever something foreign enters a new timeline, it causes that timeline to split off and allows for a new timeline to be created.  So when Link travels to the future, he could end up splitting the timeline just by arriving there.  So in A Link to the Past, the hero could have just never arrived. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (10/09-10/15) Natalie’s Present

present-for-natalie-by-onartartHey, check out this rad sketch eccentric artist ONATART made for me as a thank you for helping with his Patreon page, which you should consider supporting if you like weird eccentric art and don’t mind some NSFW-ness.  Or you could check out their DeviantArt page, which is full of years worth of drawn delights.  Anyways, on with the recapping of the video games. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (5/29-6/04) I Made A Friend

KLK Happy Success Victory PraiseI’m not going to disclose details on this, but after a lengthy period of loneliness, I finally made a friend with someone on the internets.  All because they sent me an email asking about transwoman stuff.  And my goodness does it feel wonderful to have someone I can talk to about the minute details of my life, and someone who is comfortable enough with me to do the same.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (12/27-1/02) Life Can Always Be Worse

0 Watamote sttiny smell bathroom nothing more nothing less... fuckI went over to my grandmother’s house when I was a little kid, where I learned how to read, write, do math, and played with a group of kids she cared for.  On New Year’s, I learned that one of them, named Amber, who is about 18 or 19 now, had a baby with a black man even though her family is terribly racist and dysfunctional as can be.  She’s now living with the baby, who she abandoned for about a year, her mother, who is a suicidal alcoholic, and her grandmother, who is a sociopath who does not understand how money works.  I also made out with this girl a lot when I was four, and last saw her when she was fourteen, where she looked like a well formed and very promiscuous girl…  I just felt like sharing that.  It certainly made my life look awesome in comparison. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (11/10-17/10) Feces Makes The Heart Go Yonder

Press Switch you are a poopy face doo doo head dumb dumb steamy boily feces shit fuck you suckSo, the Trans-Pacific Publishing trade agreement is a big thing this week, and it may affect all media in Japan, Australia, the United States, Canada, and more.  It will increase the already overpowered corporations’ power, is vaguely written, and will exacerbate the problems with copyright laws, laws that have been mangled and mutilated over the past few decades.  You could be deemed a criminal for having the audacity to leak information that the public ought to know about, even if it’s something as simple as a game being technically broken upon release.  Tampering with software files would be illegal, from removing DRM, to fixing games, and potentially even mods, which would be viewed as hacking.  Piracy could be met with the destruction of your hardware and neigh unlimited fines, and this whole thing was written by corporations for it, so why in the fuck would any true human being support that shit?  Seriously, the fact this democratic government would so much as consider this sort of putrid pulsating piece of poo for a second is disgusting. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (19/7-25/7) *Insert Vaguely Threatening And Concerning Line Here*

0 Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Boy huh what awkward why the fuck not they are both touching their cocksWhen it comes to writing, for whatever reason my brain feels like an old piece of toast on this faithful day, and I never prepare an introductory bit for Nigmabox Rundowns… So I’ll just get on with it and post the page and a half I’ve been gradually building over the course of the past week. Continue reading