Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

On Modding

A comment I recently read over on Google+ reminded me of ´something I’ve been reading over and over again – the alleged fact that PC gamers enjoy modding their games. Sure, some definitely do but that has to be a minority right? None of the PC gamers I know personally regularly mod their games and […]

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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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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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Games are Getting Better after All

Last time Knights of the Old Republic was up for sale on Steam, I didn’t buy it. I already owned a physical copy after all. This time around though, I coughed up the few coins required for the convenience of having the game in Steam and working rather than simply on CDs. The game immediately captured me […]

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League of Legends as a Spectator Sport

After this weekend, there can be no question that League of Legends is not only an e-sport but also one that can attract huge audiences. They hit the 200k viewers mark on their live stream from Dreamhack – and that’s with other popular streams on as well, such as Day[9] commenting Starcraft 2. The Riot […]

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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 […]

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(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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Terraria

Normally I wait until I have played through a game and then give you guys a ten good things / ten bad things post pair. You know the drill. Terraria is different, though, in multiple ways. For one, I don’t think the game can actually be finished. For another, my good/bad format wouldn’t really cut […]

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