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The sad truth

In a sad twist to a tragic turn of events the governor of Kentucky  is blaming violent videogames for the school shootings in Parkland Florida. Of course he would have the public believe it had nothing to do with the fact that an 18 year old teenager, who is not yet old enough to drink alcohol…

I am shocked! Just Shocked!

Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds? Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here! [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money] Croupier: Your winnings, sir. Renault: Oh, thank you very much. – From the movie “Casablanca”   So it seems the same chairman of the…

Secret World Legends – some secrets should be kept

“Secret World Legends was our chance to make combat feel more immersive, more responsive, and just plain old fun.” – Funcom Some secrets shouldn’t be told – I am starting to wonder of if Secret World Legends isn’t one of them. I will preface this by saying that at least two members of the No…

Just Wow…

A friend recently sent me a link to a Youtube video that concerns “gamergate” suggesting I would find it interesting.  Interesting? Yes.  Difficult to listen to? Most emphatically, but not because of the subject matter.  I have always had an issue attaching the epithet “gamergate” to anything as it implies some vast conspirarcy, which just isn’t…

Griefers Adrift

“The exploration and ship building aspect of this game are near top-notch. Since every island is designed by a player they each have their own unique design and fun things to find on them, which in my opinion is much more interesting than something randomly generated. And with shipbuilding you and your friends can build…

Greed to Play

There was a time when John Smedley, then president of Sony Online Entertainment, said that Star Wars the Old Republic would be the last subscription based game to come out – and he wasn’t far wrong. Mind you, free to play hasn’t quite been the bane of existance to PC games like it has to…