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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…

From Hell’s Heart I Stab at Thee

“…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.” – Captain Ahab, Herman Melville… …or Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan if you are  a Star Trek fan. In the book Captain Ahab goes on to…

Just Keep Running

On an upcoming show one of the things we talk about is the way we, as gamers, behave as a whole.  Fran calls it “lemming mentality”.   With the release of each new multiplayer game the last seems to fall by the wayside. Increasingly I talk to other gamers and find a disatisfaction about the…

Starmaid

There seems to be am avalanche of early access games.  Perhaps it is simply a matter of one developer or publisher seeing the success of another and wanting to duplicate it.  played Starmade yesterday  - Yes I spelled the name incorrectly to catch someone’s eye, much like you see along the highway.  As I found…