Monthly Archives: July 2009

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The Comic-Con Phenomenon

Image via Wikipedia This weekend is geekdom’s well-known “nerd prom”, San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to the West Coast to partake in the country’s most well-known show on comics, games, sci-fi, and more. I have to say,

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The Expectation of MMO Community Feedback

Image by koalazymonkey via Flickr Over at MMORPG.com, Sanya Weathers of Eating Bees has a great article based upon something one of her friends found that was relevant to community management. In it, she specifically talks about feedback, how community teams get it, what kinds

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Overly Positive Thoughts: Gotta Friend ‘Em All!

Image by Ben+Sam via Flickr You know, the other day I friended someone on Facebook I hadn’t talked to in years. By all evidence presented, he’s a pretty popular guy, and with good reason. He’s charismatic, knows how to network, and navigates social circles with

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You Know Geekery is Mainstream Part 2…

Image via Wikipedia …when a director actually agrees to work on a movie project for an MMO – in this case, World of Warcraft the movie. While WoW has been the most pervasive into mainstream culture as of recent years (celebrity commercials and endorsements from

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The Ever-Growing TOR Community

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Part of the way that you can tell how well the community is anticipating a title, especially if it’s an MMO, is the community interest behind it. You see blogs, fansites, podcasts, information resources and more drop in, increasing

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You Know Geekery is Mainstream When…

…comedians are joking about it in their routines. Conan O’Brien says: “Experts say the video game industry has been dramatically hurt by the economic downturn. Which explains the popularity of the new Nintendo game, ‘Wii Job Interview.’” (from Political Irony, via GamePolitics) Hey, mainstream coverage

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The Long and (Especially) Short of WAR’s PTS

Image by Evan Sims via Flickr Warhammer Online’s latest patch, 1.3.0b, seeks to begin the long and arduous process of correcting core problems in the game design, starting with a fix for Area of Effect spells. AoE’s been apparently an issue in WAR for quite

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Bioware’s TOR Viral Marketing Device

Image by twenty_questions via Flickr So as if it wasn’t tantalizing enough that Bioware was releasing information about The Old Republic in small chunks and bits, now it appears that they have more than likely started a viral marketing campaign. If you want the links

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The Old Republic’s Proof of Voice Concept

Image via Wikipedia Yes, yes – I know I’ve been posting lots of positive, sunny, optimistic things about voice work in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Perhaps some of my barely double-digit readership might be sick of it already. But trust me, this is a