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Video Game Rewards: Given vs. Earned

Greatest Hits

August 22, 2014

August has become a painfully slow month for fans of videos games, but we have a way of enduring while waiting for the next influx of video game new releases: we look back.

Sometimes, it’s about playing catch-up with the backlog of games that you missed out throughout the year. Sometimes, it’s about heading back to old favorites and re-running them to remind yourself that your favorites of yester-year can be more than just rose-tinted nostalgia. Some of them actually can stand the test of time. (more…)

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Wildstar [Review]

Game Review, Reviews, Showcase

June 3, 2014

cover.wildstar.761x1080.2014-03-12.403Not much impresses me in an MMO these days. I’ve been around the block a few times. So why am I writing about Wildstar, from newly formed Carbine Studios? I’m doing it because it has done the unthinkable, it’s surprised me.

Wildstar doesn’t set out to reinvent the wheel; nor should it. Other games have tried and have not been successful. (I’m looking at you, ESO) Just like WoW did with Everquest, it takes what works well and simply polishes it for us. It uses the old “exclamation marks for quests” and a similar kind of quest hub system, but refines it to allow to you to turn in less important quests remotely. You can also easily find out where you need to be without using the map, not even the mini-map: just click on the quest name and a floating arrow will point you in the direction you need to go. (more…)

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 6

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June 2, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 6 of…. YAR!

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 5

Greatest Hits

June 1, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 5 of…. ALIVE!

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 4

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May 31, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 4 of…. things.

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 3

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May 30, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 3 of…. meow?

Now for the time I got shit on by a few games. I mean covered in smelly walrus dung. Not literally of course, that would be weird and gross. (more…)

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 2

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May 29, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 2 of…. schtuffff.

Now comes the personal stuff. Warning: this article contains feels.

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MMO-A-GO-GO, Part 1

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May 28, 2014

A Personal MMO Retrospective.

Part 1 of…. I dunno?

My history with Massively Multiplayer Online games is torrid and vast. It involves thousands of hours lived richly in another world, or wasted in endless doldrums. I thought I’d dig deep into the bowels of gaming history and talk about every MMO I have had some kind of experience with. Now, I haven’t tried them all, so I did miss out on some gems like Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot, but this is a personal retrospective, not a history lesson. So, let’s go back in time a bit… (more…)

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