Archive for May, 2010

Welcome to the New LotRO, Same as the Old LotRO

So there’s another welcome back week going on for Lord of the Rings Online, and I’m actually not out skiing this time. So after a nice 9 GB download over the weekend and then some patching on Monday my account was actually reactivated for a week for free. I played LotRO in beta and then […]

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Surviving Starcraft II: Part 1

It’s been quite a while since I’ve talked about how to play a game instead of bitching about some issue or another. Due to popular demand (and the number of beta keys going out these days) I’ll give you the survivor’s guide to Starcraft II multi-player. Now, I’m by no means a really good player […]

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Facebook… Should I Be Surprised?

So Starcraft II (and with it, I assume, all 2.0 games) is getting Facebook integration. That’s right, Blizzard doesn’t have the development resources to give us public chat channels or cross-region play but the game will integrate neatly with Facebook. What’s the point and where does this lead us?

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Indie Spotlight: The Humble Bundle

I’m a sucker for digital distribution deals, indie games, and innovative sales models. I’m pleased to introduce to you a package that includes all these for an absolutely unbeatable price: Whatever you want. That’s right, over at there’s a week long deal on a five game bundle that you can get for a price […]

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Introducing BIM: The Blizzard Instant Messenger

I spent some time over the weekend waiting for various people to play Starcraft II with. In some cases they were already online in the game but busy, in others I had to wait for them to come online. In two cases I even had conversations with them that just had quite long pauses between […]

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