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As a cranky old man, I’ve often ranted at length about the Internet’s inevitable move towards video. When I’m researching a problem and Google spits up a link to an answer and I see it’s a link to YouTube, I groan. I don’t want to watch 7 minutes of pre-amble […]

This started as a comment on Belghast’s post… I apologize for how rough it is. I need to get to work so I’m just copying and pasting from his comment form! Here’s what I wrote in response to him: You might be interested in this post at Gamasutra: Opinion: Let’s […]

UPDATE: Polygon has now set the record straight in NIS America to make its GaymerX payment ‘in full,’ conference founder apologizes. I’m so glad to see this: faith in Polygon’s editorial policies restored. Original post begins: In case you somehow missed it, it all started Monday night when the CEO […]

The other day the devs of a free-to-play game I enjoy made a decision that I was pretty uncomfortable with. I’m not going to go into specifics because this isn’t a post about that specific situation. But as I sat there fuming about this asinine (in my mind anyway) decision, […]

[This post is an elaboration on a tweet I posted earlier today.] So the World Cup has started. For most of the rest of the world, where soccer/football is much more popular than it is here in the US, this is a big deal as it only happens once every […]

A few of my friends have been doing annual recap posts so I decided to get in on the fun. I’ve been so terrible at writing posts here this year…maybe this will start a new trend. 2013 was a good gaming year for me! When Sony and Microsoft announced their […]

This post is based on intuition and feelings. I’m feeling pretty confident that I’m right but I have neither the time nor the energy to dig up citations. So consider it a rant. I can’t help escape the feeling that gaming (whatever you imagine gaming as an entity to be) […]

Tonight’s plans got somewhat derailed by a bunch of excitement in the G+ community, and then I had to d/l a new patch for BG:EE, so I didn’t start playing until nearly 11. Traellan’s new friends want him to travel to some gods-forsaken place to investigate the metal shortage but […]

So a lot of ink has been spilled recently (how long until kids have no idea what that means?) over declining revenues in the gaming industry. I’m not an insider so I don’t know if this is all alarmist press or a real problem, but I do see a lot […]

Yesterday Bronte posted a comment asking whether I’d disappeared. It was in the context of my Mistobox post but it caused me to become aware of how infrequently I’ve been posting here recently. Now I take breaks from time to time but usually those breaks coincide with a break in […]