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— March 2009 Archive —

BullCopra decided I was scrap-worthy! Huzzah! “This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.” I’m pretty sure that Copra and I have very different definitions of the word brilliant, since I generally feel like I’m flailing around like a […]

Doing a review for a game you loved is easy. Doing a review for a game you hated is easy, too. Reviewing Star Ocean: First Departure, for the PSP, isn’t going to be easy. For the first 10-12 hours I was playing it, I was considering quitting; it just wasn’t […]

/PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT I’m probably the last one to learn this but just in case…. Syp of Waaaaaaaaaagh fame (is that too many “a’s”?) has a non-Warhammer blog, Bio Break, where he talks about games beyond Warhammer. He must have started it after I stopped reading Waagh! and all the […]

Thanks to Stargrace for pointing me at this post on Of Course I’ll Play It! I wasn’t at GDC and didn’t hear the Paul Burnett lecture that Dusty Monk (author of Of Course I’ll Play It!) refers to, so I can’t comment directly on that. But from what I’ve read, […]

There’s been a lot of crafting talk lately. And a little bit of discussion around how rigid (my term) MMOs tend to be. Angela was checking out this thread on the EQ2 boards and I asked her to send it to me. It’s a guild hall turned into a circus, […]

Over in the right column you’ll see a new widget I just added: “Playing on PC”. (It’s the 4th chunk down as I write this, but I move stuff all the time.) That’s a widget that Tipa from West Karana coded to import data from XFire. Installation is a snap […]

Lots of gawking and fawning about OnLive coming out of GDC and from folks on Twitter. People who I usually feel are pretty lucid are buying into this product in a way that startles me. (On the off-chance you haven’t heard about OnLine, I wrote a post about it for […]

I argue with MMO bloggers a lot. Maybe I’m just old and set in my ways, but so much of what these youngsters say just rings so false to me… One topic to always get me embroiled in an all-day rasslin’ match is this concept that most MMO publishers are […]

Rating: 4 of 5 stars Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider Wow. What a surprise. This is a prequel novel to the upcoming video game Dragon Age: Origins, by Bioware. I was reading it more to ‘get in the mood’ for the game than anything, and I had […]

If you’re anything like me, one of the first things you do when you start an MMO is turn off the “General” chat channels. Nothing breaks immersion like the on-going bitch-fest that is General Chat which happens in every single MMO I’ve ever played. In Spellborn, this constant bitching and […]