Archive for July, 2011

Quite Sick of Stats as Well

Syp is sick of stats. That is fine, it is his choice and at least Blizzard (and thereby most other MMO companies) agree.  In fact, I’m quite sick of stats as well but not for the reasons he is. You see, I enjoy some spreadsheeting in my MMOs. The thing with modern stats is that […]

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My Issue with Perfectionism in Multiplayer Games

It will come as no surprise to people who know me (or have been reading this blog for a while) that I am a bit of a perfectionist (not a completionist, mind you.) I can’t stand doing things badly, especially in front of other people and that includes strangers in an online video game. This […]

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Limited Digital Sales for SW:ToR

Imagine you are CEO of a big company with a very good name in a certain line of products. Now you expand into a related, but different and challenging market. You know your good name will produce a very high interest in your product and you also know that many other companies have had issues […]

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Quickie: Deus Ex Live Action Trailer

Here’s a rather awesome live action trailer for the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution I found via Scott Jennings’ Google+. While it doesn’t say a lot (anything, really) about the game itself and even though I don’t like some of the anti-technological undertones, the trailer is very much worth watching.

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Quote of the Day

“That’s no moon…that’s the price tag” – the_dudefather, in a comment on the The Old Republic CE pricing at Eurogamer

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SWTOR Collector’s Edition (Updated)

It is time for another round of „should I buy the Collector’s Edition?“ This time, we get the leaked (but hopefully accurate) details on the special box set for The Old Republic.  I’m a sucker for CEs, even of games I’m not really planning to play for long, and I’m already sure I’ll buy SWTOR […]

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Quote of the Day

“In the same way that people still enjoy vanilla ice-cream and in the same way that Pizza Express do a roaring trade in Margaritas, there is a definite and massive chunk of roleplay fandom that likes its accents faux-British and its fantasy delivered in a no-nonsense fashion.” – Eurogamer’s Kingdoms of Amalur – The Reckoning Preview

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Indie Spotlight: Dungeons of Dredmor

Inconsequentia, Goddess of Sidequests tasked me with slaying the Drinker of Mechanisms the other day. I fought my way through a slew of Diggles and Deths [sic] more by courtesy of my sparkly vampire powers than my rusty sword but then I succumbed to the powers of said Drinker of Mechanisms. Permanently.

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Quote of the Day

“I don’t know about you, but when I get a “Potion of Being Amazing For 3 Minutes”, I hoard that sucker forever.” – Eric at Elder Game

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Why Can’t These People Simply Enjoy the Game?

I’ve been playing a bit of League of legends again lately, lacking other games to really focus on. The game is slowly growing on me as I get a better grasp on the underlying strategies and map awareness but the players (I won’t call that a community…) still really annoy me. Why can’t there be […]

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