Archive for October, 2010

Players to Blizzard: Keep Fucking That Chicken

I don’t think there’s ever been more whining about World of Warcraft in the blogosphere than in the last couple of months. The decline of WoW has been stated as fact and its demise predicted. Well, it seems Blizzard is still doing something right – they just announced a new peak in subscriber numbers at […]

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Video Game Graphics, Minecraft, and You

In a post over at, fellow game design blogger (though definitely one with more experience than I have) over00  mentions how the hard and fast game design rules he learned were clearly wrong, as proven by Minecraft’s success. According to him it is common knowledge that crappy graphics and no tutorial can kill a […]

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Quickie: Word, Mr del Toro

“Videogames are the comic books of our time. It’s a medium that gains no respect among the intellegensia. They say “oh, videogames.” And most people that complain about videogames have never fucking played them.” – Guillermo del Toro Personally I never got the whole comic book part of nerd culture, but that doesn’t make Guillermo […]

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Developers vs the Internet

The proliferation of internet access has been an incredibly important step for gaming. Not only do we get to play with other players around the world and not only can we pretty much live in virtual worlds if we choose to do so, but we also have access to a vast amount of resources and […]

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Quickie: Posting Schedule

I’m starting a new job today (On a a Friday. Now that’s starting the whole thing on a high note.) and a full day job of course means that I can’t sit down in the mornings and write my posts anymore like I used to. Good blogger that I am I obviously prepared a post […]

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