Monthly Archives: July 2017

Reflection: Online Gaming

Originally posted on The Gaming Teacher:
Ah, online gaming. Being a gamer can lead to many new and fun experiences, but it can also leave some feeling like they were attacked by a band of marauders out to steal sanity…

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PlayStation Plus Games August 2017

Originally posted on mrluvvaluvva:
It’s that day again; the last Wednesday of the month (again) – which means that Sony announce the games that we’ll get for free as part of our PlayStation Plus subscriptions. And it is a bit…

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The Corrupt Developer Career Path

Originally posted on The Ancient Gaming Noob:
In which we see how logic is useless with bad data. This all started innocuously enough with Wolfshead angry about life as video game developer.  His ire, deflected momentarily from his usual target…

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Games With Gold August 2017

Originally posted on mrluvvaluvva:
Again, I completely missed the announcement of these titles (and I apparently missed the July announcement completely too) bloody hell! I gotta follow Major Nelson to see when these bad boys get announced (if anyone can…

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The Holy City of Guerras-El-Essat

Originally posted on Dyson's Dodecahedron:
Guerras-El-Essat is built up around a massive temple dedicated to the living (or unliving?) eight-armed vampiric deity-demon El-Essat who stalked the peoples living along the verge of the Blue Jungles since times beyond recorded…

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On the Mines of Tethyamar

Originally posted on Full Moon Fury:
One need only take a few minutes on my character login screen to realize that I may, possibly, exhibit a preference toward dwarves when it comes to my character racial selections in DDO. The…

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Two minds on the gear grind

Originally posted on GamingSF:
A couple of different articles have brought me to thinking about grind in MMORPGs. Shintar writes at Going Commando an update on the Command XP system that was introduced to Star Wars the Old Republic this year.…

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Pathologizing Play

Originally posted on AmbiGaming:
Recently, my good friend Jeowulf over at Nerd Speaker sent me an article by Charlie Hall of Polygon, which discussed so-called erroneous claims that people can become addicted to video games. Basiscally, the article reported on the assertion…

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House Cannith Challenge Pack (Vault of the Artificers)

Originally posted on DDO Outrage:
General Comments House Cannith Challenge Pack is unique in that you can technically play it as a free player (you can get a free challenge token every day, which lets you run a challenge of…

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Does the Gaming Market Need More Infinite Games?

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