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…

Early Release

In looking for a new home game I have considered Guild Wars 2: However I considered some of the early release games that I have played that seem to have “early released” whose fan base seems to have come and gone before the game was finished: 7 Days to Die: Early release December 13, 2013…

You can buy the pants but you have to wear them here

Customer: I would like to buy these pants please. Clerk: That will be $29.95 please. Customer: Here you go. May I have a plastic bag for my pants please? Clerk: What for? Customer: Pardon me? Clerk: You can buy the pants but you can only wear them here. Customer: Say what now? What if buying…