Hector: Badge of Carnage Microreview – 17/20!
Hector: Badge of Carnage is an episodic graphic adventure game developed by Straandlooper and published by Telltale Games.
Hector is a drunken, violent and vulgar detective inspector with the Clappers Wreake Police Department. “Everyone is guilty” is his credo and although he has a personal penchant for certain criminal activities, he struggles to eliminate the truly warped and perverse criminals infesting Clappers Wreake; the crime capital of England and the town that took the ‘Great’ out of Britain.
This game is funky good! Picture a crime drama, with a large injection of vulgarity and offbeat humor and you’re in the plot of Hector: Badge of Carnage. The animation style is quirky and unique, but shouldn’t be mistaken for crude (unless we’re discussing subject matter). The sound quality (not to be confused with the voice acting) of the first episode was a little rough and hollow, but improved with each episode.
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It’s Independence Day here in the United States of America, and while I’ve never really been a person who is interested in politics, this year has really made me think about what being an American is and what independence means to me.
No worries, I am not going to shovel my deep thoughts on you, let’s keep it light! What I will say that I am thankful I have been given the right to live my life the way I want to live it due to others before me standing for what they believe in. I am also thankful for those who are doing what they can now to ensure that we still have that freedom. I hope you have the freedom celebrate this holiday in your own way.
For positive reinforcement I’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of the benefits of meditation. Please share with us if you’ve had personal experience with any of these benefits or experienced any other benefits.
- Boosts positivity
- Decreases feelings of loneliness
- Helps with depression
- Reduces stress
- Boosts your immune system
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Lowers your oxygen consumption
- Minimizes pain
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces your cortisol levels
- Boosts your creativity
- Improves multitasking
- Improves your memory
- Improves sleep quality
- Lengthens your attention span
- Makes you more attentive
- Builds on your compassion for others
- Helps regulate your emotions
- Increases social connection
- Lowers anxiety
In Dragon Age: Inquisition there are 10 different dragons roaming the continent of Thedas that will require careful planning, proper gear and companions to defeat.
I thought it best to keep this simple. I’ve created the chart above for a quick guide to the name, level, area found, strengths and weaknesses of each Dragon breed.
- Gear up with items that resist each dragon’s strength.
- Bring potions that resist each dragon’s strength.
- Bring weapons and companions that attack with each dragon’s weakness.
- Keep warriors at the front of the dragon to take the brunt of all the attacks.
- Melee rogues need to flank the dragon, far enough forward to avoid tail swipes and far enough backward to avoid breath and claw attacks.
- Ranged classes need to be to the side, far enough away to avoid physical attacks, but close enough not to trigger the Vortex ability that sucks all long range characters in and does massive damage.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
In case you needed all the reasons why practicing yoga is beneficial to you inside and out, I’ve rounded up a comprehensive list. Please share with us if you’ve had personal experience with any of these benefits!
- Balances hormones
- Boosts lymphatic system
- Boosts Vitamin C
- Increases red blood cell count
- Reduces cholesterol
- Reduces sodium
- Reduces triglycerides
- Builds a mind-body connection
- Improves attention span
- Improves concentration
- Improves memory
- Improves mood
- Improves self-acceptance
- Improves self-control
- Improves social skills
- Increases positivity
- Promotes calmness
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces depression
- Reduces hostility
- Reduces stress
- Boosts anti-aging
- Boosts energy
- Builds core strength
- Builds endurance
- Builds strength
- Improves balance
- Improves dexterity
- Improves hand-eye coordination
- Improves muscle tone
- Improves posture
- Improves sexuality
- Improves sleep quality
- Increases bodily awareness
- Lowers the risk of injury
- Promotes weight loss
- Boosts immunity
- Boosts metabolism
- Builds cardiovascular endurance
- Builds pain tolerance
- Improves depth perception
- Improves circulation
- Improves gastrointestinal function
- Improves organ function and health
- Improves reaction time
- Improves respiratory function
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers pulse rate
- Reduces the risk of heart disease
- Strengthens bones
SYMPTOM REDUCTION OR ALLEVIATION
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic bronchitis
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
It’s almost that special time of the year when we recognize the fathers in our lives for being there to love and support us through it all. Like our mothers, our fathers would be happy just to know that his child/children love him and grateful for everything he’s done, but whether you want to show your appreciation through action or give him a gift, sometimes its hard to choose.
Now I know you know your dad best, but just in case you’re stumped I’ve made a list of ideas to spark your imagination.
Go for a drive. There’s nothing like hitting the open road with your dad and sibling or siblings if you have them. It doesn’t have to be to somewhere you’ve never been, just a scenic stretch of road and maybe a bite to eat along the way.
Get crafty and make him a masterpiece: Play to your strengths and make him something that you’re good at making. It doesn’t matter what that may be, as long as you have your Dad in mind when you’re creating it.
Give him something he’s interested in. Think of his hobbies and get him something that compliments those hobbies. Get him a tool for that project he’s been really into, buy him that vintage fishing reel to round out his collection; everyone has something they love doing.
Work on a project together. Ask him if he’d like your help with something he’s been working on and pitch in when and where you can, or just keep him company while he works if he doesn’t need the help.
Make him a meal or meals with his favorite foods. Fire up a grill and make some side dishes, or you make the side dishes and let him grill if that’s what he likes. If cooking isn’t your thing you could always buy him a meal or meals instead, no judgement!