Archive for League of Legends

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.

Veigar, League of Legends, Solo mid, burst damage, best character, LoL, mage, black mage

“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

League of Legend Questions, ELO, rank, favorite character, lane, LoL, summoners,

Game Specific Questions about users on GamerPeer – for LoL

League of Legends search result, gamerPeer, match percent, gamers, gaming, LoL

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)

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.

Exclusive LoL Sivir for free -swag through the roof!

Posted in with tags , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades
LoL, Sivir, Sivir Skin, PAX, skin give away, LOL Skins, free

Today's LoL- skin give away

Alright so this is what’s going on.  As all of you know I attended PAX East a few weeks ago.  I have no idea exactly how long ago it was, but basically I grabbed a shit ton of swag the final day for myself and  What’s swag you ask?  Well if you ask any rapper and I mean any (every single one of them wrote a song about swag)…they wouldn’t know.  If you think I am kidding, here is a quick list of songs with Swag/Swagger/Swang in their title.  Ready?  Here I go?

1.  Swag through the roof – Mike Jones.  2. Swagger Like Us – Jay Z 3. ” Swang ” – Trae f/ Hawk ( Bad azz song ) 4. Swang Remix – UGK, Fat Pat, Slim Thugg

 5.  Swang on em – Bun B 6. Swang on 4’s – Zro 7.  My Swag – Lil Wayne #8 Swang Your Drank – Sam Adams  9. Turn my Swag On – Soulja Boy tell em… (cricket, cricket)

 So in terms of Pax East and the video game convention community swag, from my understanding is – free shit that is handed out at booths.  Great!  So what’s the point Jack?  The point is I have a bunch of free shit that I will be giving away sporadically from twitter, my blog, facebook, and any other social media sites people might follow.  “What about Google Plus?”  “Nope… Can’t be in beta for over 3 years.  Seriously… how can they have hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and still be in beta?”  #Bullshit.

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another Sivir picture

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final Sivir image

Hope you all enjoy.  Let me know your thoughts… Remember, to be in contention for the free give aways, you have to sign up for  Rules will be posted on the spotlight.  Today (as a heads start), you have to send a message to TheHookie9 and send him a peer request.  It’s that simple.  Tell your friends, follow this blog, and help me give some of this “swag” away.

PAX Costumes

Posted in with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by Jack Of all Trades

So here are a few of the costumes that were very good at the convention.  I think I took over 50 pictures but don’t want to upload all of them.  If you would like to see more then shoot me an email.  The funny thing about these pictures is that I can name every game the characters are from.  Think about it, has over 65 games on the site that matches users who enjoy playing as these characters.  Don’t believe me?  Check us out yourself.  The site is free.

two former gladiators starring in the new game FireFall.

Firefall, gladiator, kid,

The gladiator/firefall costume weighs about 60 pounds (I asked)

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two League of Legend Summoners. Some of my favorite costumes... the girl had 10 feet of worm behind her.

chick, dude, gamers

two great costumes from Pax

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This was an amazing costume... another League of Legends character.

gaming chicks

gaming chicks - wish i knew what game they were from.

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I see you Ninjas!

Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw - new game coming out soon.

Gangplank? Pirate, gamer chick

Gangbank? or Gangplank? (sorry! I really did love the costume)

Huge sword! I forget the game name, but I want that toy... Did that sound bad?

League of Legends, Summoner

The funny thing about this costume, was the guy walked around the same way the character does. I should have taken a video but he was walking very slow and sideways. derrrr - still a good costume

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It looks like he is drinking a beer or something. He is not, just modified fist pump in front of our booth. -Sweet

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 new game coming out soon. Wish i had more to say about this 1

Chainsaw Lollipop, Booth babe, marketing, Capcom?

New game coming out, Chainsaw Lollipop doing an interview... That my friends is marketing 101.

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Whats going on... "Oh nothing, just sitting here with my boomerang ready to take out some legs if I get stepped on."


Want to have our own little contest?  If you have more comments or new comments that are better then mine, I will be happy to change them and quote you.