Archive for April, 2011

Too little community?

Fellow blogger and all-around witty person Klepsacovic has a post up on the topic of too much community, citing Wowhead as an example. While he admits to using (and loving) the site, he also hates it for what it does to the game. No longer do you have to find out things by yourself, you just […]

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T’was Just a Matter of Time

So, pretty much exactly one year ago  I promised you the Blizzard Instant Messenger. Now, finally, Blizzard has come around to stealing my idea (and without even employing or paying me for it! Scandalous!) Sure, so far it is only for the iPhone and coming soon on Android, but I don’t see why they should […]

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How They Got Me to Pay Full Price for Portal

When I first saw the Portal 2 pre-purchase offer on Steam, my thoughts were this: There is no way that I’m going to pay full price for Portal. I loved the original Portal, but it really wasn’t a full-price game and I just couldn’t (and still can’t) see how the portal game play can be […]

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Back in My Day, Betas were for Testing

I got an email today, inviting me to the Darkspore open beta. Not extremely exciting since I’ve already played closed beta and don’t think there’ll be much additional content available. One thing was quite interesting about that email though. While the images embedded in the email said “Missed the closed beta? Not a problem. Play […]

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Quickie: Nope

Spinks asks us whether we play evil characters in RPGs and the title of this post is my short answer to that. My long one is here, a post from the aftermath of Dragon Age: Origins’ release in 2009. It details why I’m almost physically unable to play the bad guy in immersive games. I […]

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Ten Good Things About Dragon Age 2

My last post on the topic of Dragon Age 2 was rather negative, not surprisingly so I suppose, given that that is the structure of my review format. Today’s post will be all upsides – 10 to be specific. As always, these come in no particular order and claim neither to be complete nor to […]

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