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Three weeks to go

October 17, 2020

Three weeks to go until the Kindle release of ‘Arcade Life – Life versus Video Games’. You don’t need a Kindle device, just get the free Kindle app on your phone or tablet.

US – amazon.com/dp/B08FBGFDYK

UK – amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FBGFDYK

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Arcade Life – Donkey Kong

October 3, 2020

 

How high can you try?

US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBGFDYK
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FBGFDYK

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Free books – value for money guaranteed

October 1, 2020

AMAZON LINK – CLICK CLICK CLICK

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Arcade Life – GAME OVER: the worst two words in the world, ever

September 17, 2020

 

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBGFDYK
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FBGFDYK

Everywhere else – search Amazon for B08FBGFDYK

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Arcade Life – Get your nostalgia on

September 11, 2020

 

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBGFDYK
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FBGFDYK

Everywhere else – search Amazon for B08FBGFDYK

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Arcade Life – the promotional onslaught continues

September 10, 2020

 

 

US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FBGFDYK
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FBGFDYK

Everywhere else – search Amazon for B08FBGFDYK

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Arcade Life merch – the wait is over

September 7, 2020

Don’t tell me you haven’t been waiting your whole life for this stuff:

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Arcade Life – The Book – PRE-ORDER Now

August 8, 2020

The Kindle version of the book Arcade Life: Life versus Video Games will be released on 07 November 2020. You can currently pre-order this on Amazon.

To find the book on Amazon, here are a couple of links (UK Amazon and US Amazon), or you can go into Amazon and search for the book’s unique identifier: B08FBGFDYK

UK Amazon link

US Amazon link

If you want to get involved for free, and receive a pre-release copy to read, review, brandish theatrically at random strangers, all you have to do is ask. Figuring out how to get in touch is the only test you need to pass in order to qualify. An email to arcadelife at planetshooter dot com would probably work. Or you could go and look at my author website and get in touch that way.

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Arcade Life – The Book – COMING SOON

June 22, 2020

Finally, the incredible true story the gaming world has been waiting for… it just didn’t know it. Coming soon to a coffee table near you, or any device capable of running the Kindle app (pretty much all of them). Arcadelife humbly and unapologetically is ridiculously proud to present “Arcade Life – Life versus Video Games” – a personal account of Left-Right-Fire and everything that followed.

I’ll give you a release date when I have one. For now, let’s just say “Later in 2020” and start the unstoppable runaway freight-train of excitement.

If you want to get involved, and receive a pre-release copy to read, review, brandish theatrically at random strangers, all you have to do is ask. Figuring out how to get in touch is the only test you need to pass in order to qualify. An email to arcadelife at planetshooter dot com would probably work. Or you could go and look at my author website and get in touch that way.

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Grim Dawn Forgotten Gods – Hardcore Oathkeeper – Part Two

March 30, 2019

The planned progress update at level 20 has turned into this level 36 progress update…

I’m currently about halfway through Act 2, taking my time after a couple of ridiculously close calls, mostly due to the combination of the lack of tank skills in my Oathkeeper build and my own reckless attitude to rushing into the Steps of Torment on Veteran difficulty. Which unsurprisingly led to this near-death experience at level 33:

That picture, and a few others in this progress update are still images from recorded footage – apologies for the quality but you can see what’s happening!

I was planning on sticking with a pure Oathkeeper until level 50 but leaving it until then is just not going to be viable, knowing what I’d have to go through to get to that point. Due to the skills I’m using (and really loving, I have to say) the only real choice for a second mastery is Soldier because I need the tank skills and various backup plans that come with them. I’m also going to start getting some health/resistance devotion constellations sorted out after I complete the Magi constellation. This is what my choice of Oathkeeper skills looked like at about level 35:

I’ve ditched a few early skill choices and gone for an almost totally damage-based build, primarily Burn and Fire, with some Vitality damage. I made what I suppose a lot of people will think is an odd choice of attaching the Bat constellation’s Twin Fangs to Eye of Reckoning, but this is how it works: Eye of Reckoning is set to a level where I can pretty much keep it on all the time because the amount of energy it uses is constantly being restored due to the energy regen rate I’ve got. Now, Eye of Reckoning deals damage every 0.2 seconds (at 100% attack speed). Twin Fangs has a 20% chance to occur on attack, which means the EoR skill is firing off five times a second, so Twin Fangs is activating approximately once every second. Twin Fangs has ‘% Attack damage converted to health’ so in a big fight something is always getting tagged about once a second and I’m getting health back from it. Not a lot, and certainly not enough to compensate for reckless behaviour. Should be a different story once I get Menhir’s Will and Overguard early on in the Soldier skill tree.


Overall, with the damage skills set up this way, I’m having a whole load of fun with the new mastery from the Forgotten Gods expansion. I can see a lot of different ways this class could be used, and I suspect the way I’m doing it is fairly predictable. For now, I’m not looking at anyone else’s Oathkeeper builds or videos so what I end up with is pretty my own invention. Always assuming this character stays alive long enough to get there!

Link to Part One

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