Game Stuff We Wish We H...

There are a lot of things about games that we wish we had in real life.  Maybe it’s that awesome Vorpal Sword* or that killer Conan body builder look or that sweet chainmail bikini.  Whatever it is, we wish we had it.  It’s why we play games.  They’re a fantasy, a...
Sep 19, 2012

WoW vs D3 – The M...

With the release of Mists of Pandaria in World of Warcraft (WoW) and that of Diablo III (D3) earlier this year, we have to ask ourselves.. which Monk is more badass? Yes, yes we do have to ask that.  Don’t contradict me, padowan. Which Race? Most of the focus on Monks in WoW has...
Sep 12, 2012

Playing the Opposite Se...

In gaming, one subject is considered almost universally to the be most controversial for MMO and RPG.. creating and playing avatars of the opposite sex.  In the early days of massive multiplayers, it was usually a given that the “female” character you just ran into was being...
Aug 31, 2012

Lame Game Cliches That ...

No blog about gaming is complete without an official list of game cliches and the games that most exemplify them in action.  Right?  It’s an industry requirement or something.  Because it’s required by both the MMO Game Blog Guild of Secret Handshakes and the Gamers With...
Jul 30, 2012

Is FarCry Racist? Or Ju...

The FarCry game series is one of the most wildly popular and highly acclaimed first person shooters (FPS) ever made.  When the first one debuted in 2004, it sold over 730,000 units in four months.  Word spread and games sales continued to climb. The premise behind the game is pretty...
Jul 6, 2012

How User-Generated Cont...

The world of massive multiplayers is continually changing.  Game companies are attempting to stretch the limits and take risks as they develop new and more advanced content.  All of these moves are made in order to attract players and attempt to stay fresh and relevant in a fast-paced...
Jun 19, 2012

Which Online Games Attr...

It’s difficult to bring up video games, especially online multiplayers, without hearing comments about pedophiles.  It has become as expected as hearing about living on mom’s basement and living on Twinkies.  Pedophilia is now considered part of the gamer culture by those...
May 31, 2012

38 Studios and Big Huge...

On Thursday the 24th of May, employees at 38 Studios and Big Huge Games in Rhode Island, USA received the following notice via email: The Company is experiencing an economic downturn. To avoid further losses and possibility of retrenchment, the Company has decided that a companywide lay...
May 29, 2012

EA Blames Casual Player...

Electronic Arts has blamed casual players for the sudden drop-off in subscribers to Star Wars: The Old Republic.  They’re right on the money, but are missing one valuable piece of information.. those casual players were what the game was aiming for in the first place. As of the...
May 20, 2012

Top 5 Video Game Fighte...

Everyone loves “top X” lists.  They are fun, since they can introduce the reader to things they may not have seen before (such as games they might not have played) and harrowing for the writer since inevitably, the most vocal of those who read the list will be those who...
May 16, 2012

Gamers Are the Problem,...

If you’re an MMO and RPG forum troll like I am, then you no doubt are very familiar with the old argument: “[Game X] was so awesome! It had a great story, innovative game play, and killer graphics!” vs. “[Game X] was a pile of crap and that’s why it’s...
Apr 30, 2012

The Hero In All of Us

After talking with a friend – a friend who is literally obsessed with online gaming – it occurred to me that gamers have something about them that creates a sort of hero complex.  Not in the sense that we tend to make ourselves costumes and run out to try to vigilante our way...
Apr 29, 2012