Warlords of Draenor Garrisons for the pre-release overachiever

Posted by | November 11, 2014

Just in time to prepare everyone for the November 13 drop of World of Warcraft’s Warlords of Draenor expansion: here’s everything you ever wanted to know via Ask Mr Robot.


Tips for Star Trek Online’s Anniversary ‘Party Patrol’ Event

Posted by | February 6, 2014

For all you Star Trek Online players who are frustrated with Q and the “Party Patrol” event needed to earn one of those shiny free Solanae science destroyer starships here’s a pair of tips to make you life easier. You’re welcome.

(1) When approaching a miniQ if you can target him with the mouse he’ll be a “runner” if not he’ll be a “shell game.”

(2) If you’re playing the shell game, once the boxes finish moving hit ‘B’ to go into FPS mode—the reticle will change color when you’re over the box with the miniQ in it.

Good luck getting those Qmendations!

Star Wars: The Old Republic Coruscant Datacron Sneakthrough Guide

Posted by | December 28, 2011

If you’ve been playing Star Wars the Old Repulbic long, you’ve either found or heard of datacrons. World objects that give you stat boosts that are hidden across all the different maps. Some are easy to access and some are extremely difficult; all of them provide a worthwhile reward and some bragging rights.

Look no further than this walkthrough: here’s the datacrons available on the 10-16 level city-world of Coruscant.

Old Galactic Market – Shipping and Receiving Docks, +2 Presence Datacron

Not that difficult to locate, but it’s guarded by an elite (11) enemy and his pals. After entering the area, and picking up the first few missions, head immediately north through the firefight in the double-bridge. Turn west (do not use the elevator in front of …

Borderlands Scavenger Missions: Where In Hell Are The Gun Parts

Posted by | May 9, 2011

There are six scavenger missions in Borderlands, each one sending you off to some rusthole looking for gun parts to put together a working weapon. Here’s the trick, though. Your mission waypoint marker only lands on the general area for the scavenger hunt. It won’t lead you over to the parts. So, you’ll have to scour the land and dig up those parts yourself. But, really, there are better things to do on Pandora, like killing a whole bunch of people and taking their stuff, so here’s a handy guide to all the scavenger locations.

Scavenger: Sniper Rifle

Grab this mission at the Fyrestone bounty board. You’re going to be looking for the Sniper Rifle Body, the Sniper Rifle Stock, the Sniper Rifle Sight and the Sniper Rifle Barrel. Go the location given by your waypoint marker. The Sniper Rifle parts are somewhere nearby.

Wizard 101: Sneakthrough, finding "The Beetles"

Posted by | September 24, 2010

Prospector Zeke has a few hide-and-seek quests for people to do, the second one that most players run into is a search for Beetles. These bugs happen to be in Krokotopia, so you’ll need to have reached that world first.

The Oasis Beetles: (1) Check around the back of the Robe and Deck shops–you will be near the edge of the island. And then, (2) the other one is lurking on the right side of the Library–this one is also near the edge.

Altar of Kings Beetle: After entering the PYRAMID OF THE SUN, follow the stairs down on the left side and then carry along the wall down a few ramps, the beetle is behind some rubble at a blocked exit.

Chamber of Fire Beetle: From Assistant Danforth go up 3 hairpin ramps and then follow the wall until it forces you to turn right. Take

Left 4 Dead — How to Zombie

Posted by | January 4, 2009

As a malign parasite entity driving around a stolen corpse body like a little car, I have a natural affinity for the undead. Left 4 Dead is a great game that helps feed my hunger for zombie action, but it has become painfully obvious that no matter how many of the ravening dead we throw at the survivors, well, sometimes those bastard breathers get out alive. This must end.

To assist my fellow brain-eaters in their tireless efforts to devour the internal organs of the living, I have collected a set of fine instructional videos on how best to use your unhallowed and repulsive talents. With a little study, and alot of practice, soon you too will feel the flesh of humanity slithering down your clenching throat.

The Smoker: It’s all about the tongue, baby

Wizard 101: How to Insult People and Circumvent the Filter

Posted by | September 4, 2008

People probably have already heard from us about the white-listed filter that exists in Wizard 101. It is not as badly implemented as similar for-tweens offerings in the market—things that often implode under their own weight as unusable. While it is nice that the filter is less cumbersome it is still a filter. It’s a form of censorship that doesn’t really add to the experience, it doesn’t offer any actual protections, and exists solely to damage the immersion for the players and make KingsIsle Entertainment look better to potential investors and overzealous parents.

Wizard 101: Sneakthrough, finding “The Smiths”

Posted by | August 26, 2008

Prospector Zeke has a few hide-and-seek quests for people to do, one of the first ones that newbies like us run into is the search for the Smiths. Here’s the locations of those Smiths so that you can more easily find them.

Locations are listed in the body.

The Vox ex Machinia Guide to Playing the Good Guy In Black & White Without Tearing Off Your Skull From the Inside

Posted by | November 25, 2007

For those who don’t know, Black & White is a god game dumped into the market by Lionhead Studios in 2001, roughly six years before it was actually ready for publication. I recently picked it up at the local used vendor for the respectable price of them paying me to take it out of their store. As this might imply, the game did not deliver on the majority of its promises, and was ejected from the gaming community as a whole with a speed not unlike the meteorite which wiped out the dinosaurs.

This judgment was, in fact, entirely fair because while Black & White promised an experience between raising your own baby Godzilla and bombarding your foes with holy wrath from space, what you actually got was an exercise in tedium broken only by your divine cow pooping on the temple to your magnificence. Again.

None the less, there is an …