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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Go To

EpicPhoenix's Blog, SSEP Network and WoW Raiding 101 moved to in late December. Mid-February, and the website is going strong with three updates per week.

Redirect yourself over to the new website by clicking HERE!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Hello. If you are reading this, you are viewing either EpicPhoenix's Blog, WoW Raiding 101 or SSEP Network. Or, you might even be viewing Snickersnee's Soapbox or Stealth Setup. You are probably viewing them on the Blogger or WordPress page.

The Blog, Podcast and Network have moved to a new URL.

You can view them here. is your source for awesome. EpicPhoenix's Blog, WoW Raiding 101 and SSEP Network all transformed into one giant cesspit of win.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Just a quick note - SSEP Network, WoW Raiding 101 and EpicPhoenix's Blog will be inactive until 12/21. Why? Enjoying the holiday season, I am. And, there is a new URL - so this is the last post ever on any of these websites, besides of course the new URL notice.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dragon Age: Origins Review

I've played Dragon Age for about twenty hours now. Not even the smallest dent in the crust. But I have an understanding of the game and are now ready to tell you whether or not to buy it. Expect an update on this once I "finish" the game, or "finish" my first campaign.

You pick all sorts of different "origins" in the beginning. Mine happened to be a young man named Epicphoenix - a noble prince trained in the art of the warrior. When the city is vulnerable, one of your former alliances attacks you. You escape with a Grey Warden, leaving your father and mother behind to die. A Grey Warden is an ancient order designed to destroy some zombies. Well, technically they're darkspawn, but they're zombies. The Grey Wardens are the policemen of the Dragon Age world, and the darkspawn are the "bad kids".

The main idea of the game is the use of pausing, controlling various characters, and questing. You walk around collecting tasks and quests and such, and you complete them. You earn experience. Standard, easy, you know the drill stuff. But then, there is pausing. You can control any character in your party and use their special skills as if they are your own character. Now, if you're playing your character and let the AI control your party mates, you will die, suck and fail. However, if you pause every so often, control each character and assign them to do a certain task, win!

Imagine playing in live action. You stand there, button mashing. The AI controlling your five party mates auto-attack with their staves. Or you can pause, make the mage cast a fireball, the "paladin" shield slam, and the dog bark, and voila! You win the game. DAMN IT. Sorry, I just lost the game by thinking of winning the game.

In the end, buy the game. Just do it. You can buy Brutal Legend (great game) and get six hours of fun. Maybe more if you play the RTS online. Or, you can buy Dragon Age: Origins for the same price and get, quite literally, over 300 hours of fun. Make the right choice.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Damn You, GameFly

EDIT: As of 12/5, Left 4 Dead 2 has been shipped. Expect a review soon.


So, GameFly told me they received Batman: Arkham Asylum on 11/22, On 11/23, rather than sending me Left 4 Dead 2, they sent me Forza Motorsport 3. Thanks. I wanted the game, just for some random racing fun after completing L4D2, Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed 2. Nice going. So I got the game, sent it back. But, good news. On the 9th, I'm giving you my thoughts on Dragon Age: Origins. Good stuff. Just a little update, on December 9th we'll get back onto the path of long, thought-out posts. Until then, you can check my Twitter (look to the right) for constant updates.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A New Beginning / PSP Unboxing

That new banner? It's a sign of things to come. I've been working on my new website for a while now, and if you've been following me on Twitter, it's coming together quite well. The new website? Gasp! What's that, you ask? On December 20, 2009, expect huge changes. New URL, new domain, new look, new goals, new template. New vision, new EpicPhoenix. 12/20/09, with 1/15/10 marking the return of WoW Raiding 101. Until then, here's a new video.

You can view the video on Vimeo, as seen above, or on YouTube.