Comfort food is a pretty universally understood concept. And most folks can also easily envision the security of a blanket a la Linus in the Peanuts cartoons. But what do gamers turn to for stability and comfort during stressful times? I mean, we all know that sometimes games get pretty intense. If you don't believe me, just watch Massively TV! Death and glory, victory and defeat: The Stream Team experiences it all.
Some folks have specific food or drinks on hand for their gaming sessions. I know one gamer with a bobble-head. Me? I've got my fuzzy slippers! Yes, really. When I wear them, glorious victories are all the sweeter and harrowing defeats lose their sting. And I swear they bring me luck. Gaming is just better in fuzzy slippers. If you haven't tried it, I totally encourage you to. Uncertain? Try it, you might like it! Grab a pair and give them a test run while watching this week's shows. Or if you have your own can't-do-without gaming accessory, let us know what it is in the Outtakes.
5:00 p.m. EDT: PlanetSide 2 -- Beau
Look, Beau is no crack shot. In fact he really sucks at shooters, but luckily, he enjoys the heck out of them anyway. And there's no shooter like PlanetSide 2, is there? Watch as he flies, cries, and dies for an hour!
6:00 p.m. EDT: Dragon's Prophet -- MJ
Curious about what a world full of tame-able dragons is like? Join MJ as she dives into Dragon's Prophet alongside dev guests for a special sneak peek even before the NDA lifts!
8:00 p.m. EDT: Wizard101 -- Larry
Larry and his daughter are at it again on this Family MMO night. Wizard City is always running into some sort of trouble, and it will take two young wizards to save it.
9:00 p.m. EDT: EverQuest II -- MJ
Fooled you! You didn't think a silly vacation could keep MJ from EverQuestTwo-sday, did you? If so, you thought wrong. It's not as if she's addicted or anything! Join her in chat and in game as she faces fearsome foes from GU 66, all from her spiffy laptop.
3:00 p.m. EDT: Guild Wars -- Lis
Elisabeth has made it out of dreary, dusty Ascalon and is trudging through the frozen Shiverpeaks! Join her as she leads her band of Krytan refugees through Borlis Pass.
10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. EDT: Neverwinter -- Richie Neverwinter open beta is upon us, and Richie is diving in with his Devoted Cleric to see what kind of trouble he can stir up in the Forgotten Realms. Watch for two hours as he hits, crits, and throws fits on his journey to max level.
10:00 a.m. EDT: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
May the 4th be with you! To celebrate the unofficial Star Wars Day, Larry decided to livestream his adventures in SWTOR. Follow him on his free-to-play experiment and be sure to ask questions in the chatroom.
3:00 p.m. EDT: Clone Wars Adventures -- Larry Clone Wars Adventures is sometimes the underappreciated Star Wars game, but in celebration of the unofficial Star Wars Day, Larry and his padawan will save the Galactic Republic from the evil Separatists.
6:00 p.m. EDT: Torchlight II -- Dylan
Join us for another look at Torchlight II and the Steam Workshop. Someone put time and passion into this lightsaber weapons mod, and we wouldn't want to disappoint the Sith.
8:00 p.m. EDT: World of Warcraft -- Dylan
We're back into World of Warcraft, and Dylan is really excited. After leveling many alts, he's grown tired of muddling through one expansion after another. But this will be the first time he's ever made the journey with an Alliance character. One word: Wrathgate. See you then, mortals.
Is the world trying to stress you out? Make you go work for a living and all that? Unwind from it all here in convenient hour and two-hour blocks by watching your favorite Stream Team reruns whenever you want. Heck, you can even watch while at work -- we won't tell!
Do you find comfort in watching others explore areas you cannot access? Then this week's highlight is for you! Of course, if it causes you to curl up in a fetal position and cry in pain and jealousy, you just might want to just skip ahead... unless you are into a little self-torture now and then.
For two full hours one Stream Team member wanders the realm of Neverwinter during early access, fighting foes, collecting loot, and butchering numerous accents. Or so he says...
So if one pair of fuzzy slippers is good, more must be better, right? Then I've got this totally covered; I have giant fuzzy smileyfaces, sock monkeys, leopards, standard monochrome black ones, and more. But maybe slippers aren't quite your thing... yet. Another streamer has an affinity for cowboy hats (at least while streaming EVE). What about you? What item/object/person do you always seem to have around when you are gaming? Share in the comments below!
Watching the Massively Stream Team play video games is the next best thing to playing them yourself! Join us every Monday morning for MJ's guide to this week's livestream schedule, classic stream reruns from last week, and all the best outtakes and ephemera.