One Shots: Man of Tungsten
Look there! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Mysecretid!
Who among us hasn’t played a video game at some point and decided to create his or her favorite fictional character? At least Mysecretid is being honest about it: “DCUO sets up this idea that the players can be proteges of existing DC heroes and villains. Although many players ignore this possibility, I decided to make my character a clear Superman fan — as I am.
“I realize that Superman is often terribly written, but when someone ‘gets’ the character, he’s golden. I re-created my main from the PC on my PS4. I’ve been having a lot of fun, despite the game’s flaws.”
“This is my character Winterlock Speare from Final Fantasy XIV,” Sean emailed in, “who I just glamoured up to have a perfect scholarly look, as he peruses his Face Book, in Hawker’s Alley. You will notice he has a unicolt in the foreground for company. The book’s eyes actually move and the best part is that it is able to be gotten through the storyline!”
Face book? Well that’s one screenshot that I’ll have to (puts on sunglasses) like!
As a certain sci-fi MMO has finally killed off the last vestiges of getting out of one’s ship and walking around, Elite: Dangerous is gleefully romping across planetary surfaces.
Rees Racer looks like he’s having fun: “Some of the vistas are breathtaking to behold. This is Alpha Tucanae A1, the planet in the system nearest to a K-type orange giant star. Although this world is 50% further away than Earth is from our own sun, this star is 30x larger, and looms menacingly in the background. With no atmosphere and a surface temperature of more than 500°C (almost 1000°F), I’m content to remain in the car (SRV).”
There were plenty of incredibly awesome “favorite” biome pictures posted last week, and I certainly had my hands full picking the best of the best. I admit that I am a sucker for bioluminescent anything, so I’m highlighting this TERA picture from a certain pink ponytailed poster.
“Favorite biome? Well, that one is easy! And I really don’t have to explain why,” said Utakata.
Admiral Jon Sleeper responded to my disparaging of Star Trek Online’s new Universe-class ships with this jaw-dropping example of the ship’s contemporary over on the Romulan side.
“Roddenberry had this idea that the Galaxy class was basically a city in space with missions going on twenty years, which was why crew had their families aboard,” Jon wrote. “I think the Universe-class was designed in three days, and it shows. The Romulan and Klingon variants of these ships look much better.”
You all are so amazing with your pictures every week, have I told you that? So let’s celebrate you being awesome by taking and sharing pictures of you at a victorious moment. Did you down a boss? Finally conquer that jumping puzzle? Reach the level cap? Share it this week in screenshot form!