Time-zones can be a bitch, but they can also be quite useful for inspiration. See, by the time I get up my little British (and Euro) chums have already done their morning posts and, as I peruse them over coffee,… Read moreIt ain’t what it used to be
Spinks shared this, so it actually came up on my reader, and I have to cry shenanigans. Oh wait not that one – BS. That’s the one I want. It’s another “gamer-types” post and here’s the original. It’s another incredibly… Read moreOff with their heads! Player politics.
I don’t care about the MMO Joneses. Really, I don’t. So why do I so often feel like I’m being compelled to a particular activity in MMOs? If that’s not pure Keeping Up Syndrome I don’t know what is. Take… Read moreDamn those Joneses
Rock, Paper, Shotgun reports that Crayon Physics Deluxe has gone “Pay What You Want” which has apparently already worked relatively well for one of last year’s Gooey games and, of course, has been more famously done by big bands and… Read morePricing Models: pay what you want
As everyone knows — well okay, the three or four people who have heard me rant about it before — I’m a UI Nazi. Seriously. I’m not just concerned with UIs, or mildly interested in them, or even rabidly interested… Read moreWindow on the (game) world
…when Elder Game does it so much better — and they actually know what they’re talking about, being insiders and all, rather than just blathering on the edges like I do. Most fascinating, Captain. A little painful, as truth can… Read moreWhy write my own?
Thinking will, that is. Still, I like Spinks’ Thought For The Day, which I’ve pondered many times over the last few years. What do we mean by “socialising,” these days? Sitting right next to? Having drinks with? Babbling uncontrollably at?… Read moreIt’ll give you wrinkles
No, not the play-by-mail game of the 80s and 90s (and if you know what I’m talking about, many props!). Rather, Syp’s thrown down the gauntlet to EQ2 players to give him 5 ways in which EQ2 is better than… Read moreEn Garde!
Or: Ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggity beasties. I’m not usually a huge fan of events in MMOs. Let me qualify that: I used to be, and then somehow they got to be more of a chore than anything else. Much… Read moreEvents, schmevents!
Since my playing time is curtailed at the moment, I’ve spent some time thinking about gamey stuff (and I don’t mean venison) instead. Like, for instance: what if I couldn’t have alts anymore? What if, instead, I had to retire… Read moreThere Can Be Only One… And then another one…