Monthly Archives: September 2009

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The TOR Beta Gold Rush

Image via Wikipedia So it appears that Bioware is further along with their beta plans for Star Wars: The Old Republic after all – because the site now has a testing portal for the TOR beta where you may submit your interest to be a

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[Lagwar] Gaming is Serious Business – Killer Hype

Over at Lagwar.com, you can see my latest column for “Gaming is Serious Business”. This week, I talk a little bit about hype, how it can be a big killer for lots of gamers, and how as someone who’s laissez-faire about the whole thing I

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Educational Scribble(nauts)

Image by krystianmajewski via Flickr I’m piggybacking off of an article written by Unenlightened English’s Kelly about Scribblenauts and how its veritable potpourri of dictionary words and fun gameplay have firmly put educational gaming back into the spotlight. Really, the secret behind Scribblenauts and the

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The Gaming Review Review

Lately in the MMO-sphere there’s been a bit of to-do over reviews and what a proper MMO review really constitutes. The most recent and visible example was Eurogamer’s review of Darkfall, which generated quite a bit of angst and outrage, even straight from the developers,

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Short and Sweet, Part Deux

Disclaimer: STILL not responsible for any addiction or desire to stab one’s eyes out with a spoon as a result of watching the below video. So now you know by now that I’m a morning person. But am I a night owl? Can I maintain

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The Wide World Of Webcomicry

Image via Wikipedia Like most English major-leaning folks, I have a clear preference for being bookish. Good literature and good stories are enticing and appealing to me, and reading a decently good book is always something that I enjoy very much. But time is short

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Overly Positive Thoughts – And They Ate (L4D2) Cake

Image by Kimli via Flickr You guys and gals may remember a previous Overly Positive Thoughts installment where I lauded the praises of the Left 4  Dead 2 boycotters who bravely decided that Valve being uncharacteristically fast with a sequel was a bad thing. Well,

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The Turtle-like Pace To The TOR Release Date

Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) via Flickr Pretty easy to guess, from the really cute picture, who are the players and who are the developers, right? Hint: we’re the ones that can pounce on things and like shinies. With information a bit sparse