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League of Legends Zed, the Master of Shadow revealed

Posted in on November 1, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

I am not sure what everyone thinks about this new character, but for me Elise was an embarrassment and look forward to trying Zed out.


Contempt for the Weak (Passive): Whenever Zed attacks an enemy below 50% Health, he deals an additional 8% of their maximum Health as magic damage. This effect has a short cooldown.

Razor Shuriken: Zed and his shadow both throw their shurikens, dealing physical damage to any target they pass through. Each Shuriken deals less damage to targets beyond the first.

Living Shadow: Zed’s shadow dashes forward, remaining in place for a short duration. Zed’s shadow will duplicate his spells. Activating Living Shadow again while his shadow is active will cause Zed to switch positions with his shadow. If both Zed and his shadow strike the same target with Razor Shurikens or Shadow Slash, Zed regains some energy and the target suffers an additional effect: Razor Shurikens deal additional bonus damage and the slow from Shadow Slash is dramatically increased.

Shadow Slash: Zed and his shadow both create a burst of…

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LoL’s Veigar vs Final Fantasy Vivi/Black Mage

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

So today was one of those days where I felt “adventurous” and wanted to try something new.  Unlike some of you, that think running a marathon, rock climbing, purchase a new video, or ordering from a new Chinese Restaurant is considered adventurous.  For me, being adventurous was taking a break from work and trying a League of Legends character that I have never played with.  Today, the new character of choice was Veigar.

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“Being Adventurous”

I don’t know what caused this sudden urge to branch out.  Might have been the result of seeing an opposing Veigar go 24-3 and 2 hit kill me every time.  Whatever the reason, I bought this character and played a few games.  It saddens me to admit this, but I sucked.  It wasn’t as bad as some of my other new characters but not as good as I expected.  My teammates on the other hand were the typical, lovely, charming, and supportive team members that the LoL community is known for… (gag)  Needless to say, my feelings were hurt, caused me to rage quit, and “forced” me to throw a half open beer can across the room.

After everything was cleaned up and came back to my senses, I took a step back and admired the Veigar character.   I tried that positive visualization crap but became even more frustrated with what/who I saw… Vivi from Final Fantasy.

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You can’t tell me Veigar doesn’t look like Vivi!

Being a die hard Final Fantasy fan, I grew up with the original black mage.  From Final Fantasy 1 with the original black mage all the way up to Lulu from FFX.   Yes, Lulu technically doesn’t look like Veigar, but whatever, she was still a bad ass mage from the last Final Fantasy game I played.  Anyway, I am thinking about writing to Riot and demanding they change the default skin.  They can keep Veigar as a leprechaun look a like, but don’t insult the FF series and Square Enix by having Veigar suck so much in the League of Legends.  I have attached a few more images for comparison and look forward to future comments.

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The original Black Mage!

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Leprechaun Veigar… how dumb

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the “White Mage” version of Veigar.

-Jack of all Trades (a frustrated Veigar/Black Mage player)

I am back

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

So after many hostile emails demanding I return to blogging and posting, I have finally returned to  It is sad to say but is currently on a hiatus but we we would love still people’s comments and feedback.  If there are enough threats I am sure we will find a way to add more games and return to kicking ass for the gaming community.  With that being said, blogging will be a part time “escape” and I look forward to entertaining you once again.  From now on it is strictly video game shenanigans…. oh goodie

"Did somebody say shenanigans?" Farva, SuperTroopers, Cops, movie quotes, Shenanigans

Amazing right

We are back baby!



LoL wait time? Opportunity or another frustrated Gamer?

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

It is 2:40 pm and I want to play League of Legends.   Shit!  I have to wait how long to be able to play?  15 minutes on a Monday afternoon at 2:40 pm?  “Isn’t that a pain in the toosh :x.”  It really makes you wonder what the heck everyone is doing with their lives to fill up a massively scalable server in the afternoon.  What losers…  Oh goodie I am finally in. haha

But on a serious note, the last few weeks I have been having issues logging into LoL because it is so popular now.  Being that I have a lot of free time on my hands, I decided to try and capitalize on this “loading time.”  So what did I do?  I went to and started looking for people who might also be bored, wanting to chat about LoL, and looking for partners once we are able to get in and finally play.  “Jack, you may be onto something…”  I know.

I started creating a deck that could make Riot’s load time more enjoyable and get people excited about finally being able to play… not leaving and playing a new game.  Here are a few slides.

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3 Hour + wait time to play LoL

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Game Specific Questions about users on GamerPeer – for LoL

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Find other’s waiting to play LoL

As everyone can tell – GamerPeer has the potential to make that 15 min – 3 hour + wait time more enjoyable.  Please share comments or concerns if you think this is a great idea.  All likes, posts, responses, additional ideas are welcome.

What a beautiful day…

Posted in, Misc. with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades
work, video games, temperature, new york heat, gaming, gamerpeer, League of Legends, find partners

Hot as balls – time to play video games

Time to turn the AC on, get a coke, pull down the shades, and play video games.  Seriously, it is an absolutely brilliant idea.  Think about it, a lot of the servers I play on are all US East, East, North America, etc… and who plays video games at this time of the day?  Kids out of middle school and high school.  That is right – it is the perfect opportunity to pick up your sticks and enjoy a few hours of gaming and kicking the ass of middle school kids.

“Jack, that is probably one of the most messed up things you have said on this blog… so far.”  True, but for the hardcore gamers out there, let me explain.  From about 10 am (need that pre day workout) most gamers are working till about 5 then go to Happy Hour – till about 10.  My mathematics could be off but I am just stating my typical post drink experience.  As I was saying – from about 10am – 10 pm, most of the gamers online are teens who haven’t quite developed their hand eye coordination or motor skills.  They seem to be a few millionths of a second behind – HAHA nbes.  🙂 But knowing that – double up on XP boosts and win games.

For me I seem to only win games during these hours – so what do I do – farm and exploit this flaw so it appears that I am actually good or a high rank.  It is the fastest way to level and keeps you away from the sunlight, genius!  If you are one of those skilled gamers, or want to find people like you to play with during this heat wave, why not check out  That’s what I am doing!  Private information is hidden, but atleast you will be able to find people who play the same games and have same personality/interests.  Wait a second – if my best matches are with nbe teens, does that mean I am a nbe teen as well who hasn’t developed motor skills?  Damn this is like a psychological conundrum that must be explored in more depth… after a few games of LOL and COD.


(Again, this blog is for entertainment purposes only)

GamerPeer Landing Page

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

Alright so here is the deal.  My boy Jordan –  a college student studying graphic design got bored and decided to change GamerPeer’s entire layout and design of the site.  What an ass.  After spending hours tracking him down I finally get a hold of the kid and told him to stop doing amazing designs and layouts because they were silly looking.  I didn’t say silly but said a naughty word that ended in hitty.

I was obviously kidding because he is a very talented graphic designer but I somehow used my charm and wit to convince him to create a new landing page mock up for  This is what he came up with.

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Jordan’s new design

If i get enough likes and comments of his design I will update’s splash page to his.  Please leave feedback and comments.  It will be greatly appreciated.



AwesomeNauts – try AwesomeNuts

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades
awesomenauts, gamerpeer, new game, xbox live arcade, MOBA

AwesomeNauts… Try these AwesomeNuts!

So I was fortunate enough to see a preview of AwesomeNauts at PaX East a few months ago and immediately fell in love with the game.  Once it finally came out on XBOX Live Arcade and PS… whatever the hell you call it, I had to get it.  The first day I purchased it I spent 4 hours trying to master a specific character.  I won’t say which one, but from my personality you can probably guess which character.  You are right!  It is the spaztastic Leon. haha.

“What kind of game is AwesomeNauts?”  Good question.  Here are my bullet points about the game;

  • 3v3 moba
  • 6 characters to choose from with additional DLC coming soon
  • LoL on crack for 360 and (seriously what the hell is PS’s arcade called)
  • Never experience rage quitters because bots replace team leaving
  • Fast leveling
  • different build strategies
  • 3 maps
  • games around 15 minutes long
  • easy controls
  • quick learning curve
Anyway I am running out of time and need to add this game to  Playing with teammates and friends is always better then playing alone… or is it?  Arguments and responses are welcome.  Check out the game and give us some feedback on what you think.