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The Passing of a Hotel

By John Espley.

small logoA few days back we introduced you to Accent Inns new cousin Hotel Zed. Today is the day when Hotel Zed officially comes into being but that also means we are saying goodbye to an old friend, The Blue Ridge Inn. Other than the general outline of the building, the transformation into Hotel Zed essentially removes all traces of Blue Ridge.

Think of it as saying goodbye to an old car. It did you well for many years. Only required servicing at the appropriate times but alas, the mileage was high and the style, well let’s just say not really anything that will ever obtain that “timeless” quality. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The Elder Scrolls Online: My Thoughts On The Game To Date

es4-620x350This June will mark my fourth E3 since we moved terrors on its own but our second office.  During my second E3 after the move, Bethesda had a closed-door presentation of their next entry into the phenomenally popular Elder Scrolls series.

Considering that the previous year they had shown off Skyrim prior to its launch, the idea of a massive online version of the fantasy series certainly raised a lot of expectations as well as questions. The game is now released and after spending several hours in the beta as well as several hours with the launch version of the game I’m giving my overview of the game in its current state.

I believe that it is very difficult to review a game of this type because it is a constant changing game set in a constant changing world that doesn’t really have a clear beginning middle or end. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Victoria BC Chamber Names Accent Inns Employer of the Year

For immediate release April 25, 2014

logoVictoria, BC, April 25, 2014 – Last night at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce annual business awards gala, the Accent Inns hotel chain was named the employer of the year. The black tie event which took place at Victoria BC’s Empress Hotel ballroom consisted of 13 different award categories and one lifetime achievement award being finalized and recipients named. Congratulations go to Bob Skene, the Chambers Lifetime Achievement award winner, a prestigious and not lightly handed out accolade which Accent Inns own founder, Terry Farmer was awarded in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Congratulations Victoria, It’s a Hotel!

small logoHi there, Victoria Accent Inns here. I’m totally lucky having 4 other “sister” hotels around BC (coincidentally also all named Accent Inns…) and it looks like in just a few days (May 1st is the due date) I’ll have to get used to having a new cousin around, a new Victoria Hotel. Me and my siblings are really proud of our great rooms, good service and totally fun attitude but this new family member…. well she’s different. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Earth Day 2014

Your editor, John Espley here again. Today is Earth Day. So if you’re not an environmentalist should that mean anything to you?

earthWikipedia defines Earth days as follows: Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

We Talk Duelyst With Keith Lee

cid_ii_14501bd07f5dcacc-620x350Recently I spoke with Keith Lee about the new action/fighting game Duelyst.  He was kind enough to give us a rundown on what to expect with this interesting looking game.

What is the storyline for the game and how did you come up with the idea for it?

The Great Tree of Time blooms only during a Grand Conjunction, a short period when all the rotating continents properly align and marks the only time that the Monolith can be reached by foot.  The Monolith itself was built during a much earlier epoch (much of its purpose and history lost through the ages). Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Come Fish Patagonia

By Larry E. Stefanyk

2. Casting into Rio MalleoHere’s a really neat fundraiser for the pacific salmon foundation

Ever since Haig Brown published his “Fisherman’s Winter” in 1954, we all have heard of the phenomenal brown trout and rainbow trout of Argentina and may have dreamed about pursuing them in the challenging wind swept plains of Patagonia.  We now have the opportunity of a presentation right here by an Argentinean fishing guide with decades of experience in this pursuit. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

The Five Hottest Games To See at PAX East

PAXPAX East is taking place April 11th-13th in Boston, and a massive wave of fandom is sure to follow.

The convention developed from the widely popular PAX Prime in Seattle and gives fans located on the East coast a chance to experience all the greatness that comes from this gaming convention. There is also a PAX convention in Melbourne Australia for fans in the Asia theater. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Spring Means Social Media Camp in Victoria

social media campJohn from Accent Inns here and guess what. It’s that time of year again. Cherry blossoms are in bloom, flowers are coming back to life in local gardens and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air (at least in Victoria BC). The coming of spring also means we have the chance to meet 700 of our closest friends. You know, those folks you friended, followed, chatted with, pinned and retweeted all winter. You’ll have the chance to meet those nice people at Social Media Camp 2014 in Victoria BC May 1-3. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Call of Duty: Onslaught

COD-Ghosts-Onslaught_Bayview-Action-620x350Call of Duty: Ghosts gets a much needed update with the release of Onslaught, the first of four planned DLC packs for the game.  The new content requires the full version of Ghosts to play and offers up a plethora of content including four new maps, a dual mode weapon, and a new episode of the alien invasion game, Extinction.  For me Ghosts was filled with frustration on the multi play side as I found many maps were too large and encouraged camping, which as anyone who has been spawn killed numerous times in a row will tell you, leads quickly to frustration. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 
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