Rant Gaming Round-Up: 11/03-11/09

Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.

My bomb this past week was Assassin’s Creed III. I’ve been carrying it around with me, wondering when it was going to go off. It’s been getting hot, and I can hear the fuse hissing, but it’s like it’s glued to my hot little hands.

Not that it’s a bad game. In fact, words cannot describe how pleasantly surprised I was with it–actually, words CAN describe it, and you’ll see how in my full review, to be included in the next update. It’s just that, with a game like Assassin’s Creed III, little things like eating, drinking, and sleeping can tend to fall by the wayside.

I was able, however, to squeeze out two features for Rant Gaming while my review sizzled in the pan. The first was a Not So Old School Special Edition: Classic Board Games in Assassin’s Creed III. As the name implies, it’s a short catalog of the traditional board games available to play in the game’s rendition of Colonial America. As if collecting feathers wasn’t distracting enough, now you can play Checkers?

I also did a short write-up about the Indie Game of the Week: Miasmata, which got a new trailer around the time the article went up. In it, I also hinted at some upcoming changes in format to the Indie Game of the Week, so be sure to take a look.

And that, aside from working and mandatory sleep sessions, was my week. Now if you’ll excuse me, I only have a few more Homestead missions to complete. See you on the other side.

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In Memoriam Luna

The death of Neil Armstrong at 82 represents the end of an era for the space program, especially after the final manned space shuttle launch last year. I wish I had the time to devote to a full account of why astronauts like Neil Armstrong are important, not just to our country, but to the human race, but alas I do not. Instead, please accept my meager offering: the 10 Most Memorable Trips to the Moon, courtesy of Rant Gaming. Let’s keep going there, even if it’s just in our fantasies.