Category Archives: Videogames

The Summer of Dabbling

I didn’t really plan it this way, but I spent the summer dabbling in a number of games. This left me without much coherent or valuable to say about them — but when did that ever stop me, anyway? I … Continue reading

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Wherein the Author, Attempting to Promote Change, Becomes Unpopular

I see some folks chattering about E3 booth babes and the effect they have on attitudes, perceptions, the roles of women in the industry, etc. This is a great conversation, so I’m jumping in by declaring that I presented game … Continue reading

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Input

I’ve gone through quite a number of input devices over the years. At present, I use about 6 regularly. I’m more or less a Logitech fanboy, but that sort of loyalty tends to drift for me; at one point, I … Continue reading

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Too Much Robot Unicorn!

Robot Unicorn Attack HD is one of the most addictive iPad purchases I’ve made. If, somehow, you haven’t already been infected by the… … then you can sample it on Adult Swim. Then go buy it. BUY IT NOW! Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Blizzard RealID

By and large, I concur with the RealID discussion at Habitat Chronicles. I don’t have a lot of value to add, really. Here are my thoughts! It’s scary. I’ve let my real name out, and it’s nearly impossible to fight … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Videogame Ever

If you haven’t seen the FarmVille satire ad video circulating lately, you should. It’s funny stuff! (I’m going to be saying that all day now. FARM VILLE! It’s the price of hefty journalistic investigation, I suppose.) I’d just never thought … Continue reading

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How much RPG is enough?

These silly Facebook RPGs are still holding my attention — I mean the likes of Mafia Wars and all. I can even SEE how they’re skins of the same application, and yet, I’m having enough fun to keep playing. What’s … Continue reading

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I Want the Diablo Effect

Diablo 2 is a 9-year-old game, and yet, there are 25,000 games of it going on right now on Battle.net. D2 encompasses many of the design flaws I’d call out as horrific. The entire game mechanic is grindfest. Success is … Continue reading

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