Archive for June, 2011

Games You Can Think About

I really miss playing games that I can think about and invest time in. Sure, being immersed and entertained is a great thing, but somehow games these days don’t capture me like they used to. I remember coming up with new strategies for Colonization on the beach, spending large amounts of time reading through Magic […]

More »

Re: Teamwork

Whatever would I do without Tobold? He just keeps on delivering material for me to disagree with. Today, he posted about teamwork and how it doesn’t matter in World of Warcraft as opposed to World of Tanks. He claims that if everyone in a WoW raid performs perfectly individually, the fight will be won while […]

More »

Don’t Fear the Dollar App

Roughly two months ago, Mike Capps of Epic Games told IndustryGamers that “If there’s anything that’s killing us [in the traditional games business] it’s dollar apps”. This quote has been thrown around a lot since, but I really have a hard time believing it. My phone is quite able to play these cheap games and […]

More »

Quote of the Day

“It’s time for game developers to get out of their own way. To refuse to be boxed in by fear or creatively diminished by rigid, outdated schools of thought. We need to reclaim our genius, expand our visions, and get back to doing what we do best: Evolving our products and ourselves and taking the […]

More »

WoW Raiding Really Is Accessible

So Tesh says “only some can do it” in regards to raiding and Keen claims that World of Warcraft raids “are deceptively not accessible to the population since something like 5% ever even finish one”. Let’s look at some numbers here, shall we?

More »

(Bad) News about Mass Effect 3

Here’s a quote from Eurogamer that makes me shiver: “Mass Effect 3 plays, to all intents and purposes, like a straight-up third-person shooter.” – Eurogamer Now, Mass Effect has always been more shooter-like than other RPGs (though a case can be made for newer Fallout titles) and that hasn’t necessarily been a bad thing. The […]

More »

You Face not Malchezaar Alone…

.. but the legions I command. I haven’t met good old Prince Malchezaar in a long while, but I can still remember hearing him say that phrase over and over again when we were learning Karazhan way back in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Yesterday, I encountered a sudden and quite unexpected flashback to […]

More »

Crushed Hopes and Broken Promises

Today’s post will be all about two clips from E3, Star Wars clips to be exact. One is the new intro cinematic for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the other a demo of the Star Wars game for Kinect. One of them is brilliant, the other quite awful. Let’s start with the awful first.

More »

Quote of the Day

“Forget the leveling game with its different expectations… what if you started out by raiding and just always raided?” – Tesh, via Stabbed Up A post on this excellent question by Tesh might be forthcoming.

More »

Getting Back Into Games

Yesterday I moved my Lord of the Rings Online account from the old (and now defunct) Codemasters servers over to those owned by Turbine. I haven’t played LotRO in ages (where “ages” amounts to about a year), but the whole fuss about the character moves made me update my game client and log in once […]

More »

Privacy Preference Center

Close your account?

Your account will be closed and all data will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Are you sure?