Editorial

The Cons and Cons of Victory Points

by 1 year ago

    In my recent review of Conquest of Nerath I eviscerated the game for using arbitrary measures for “victory.” The truth about that game is that there are only losers for …

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    Kickin’ the Can Down the Road – Kickstarter’s accountability problem

    by 1 year ago

      Remember Kickin' It? It was a weekly look at some of the best and most interesting projects that Kickstarter had to offer. It was fun to write, and I really …

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      Editorial: Good At Chess

      by 1 year ago

        I used to be good at chess.  Not great, but as with all my interests I rarely contribute the substantial energy and time to summit the mountain of the merely …

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        Are Digital Board Games Better?

        by 1 year ago

        Ask most people if they want to play a board game, and few would expect to be handed an iPad. Yet the convergence of traditional “analog” board games and their …

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        See? This is why no one takes the gaming industry seriously.

        by 1 year ago

          Over the weekend, a highly volatile spat between iconoclastic game developer Phil Fish and “Annoyed Gamer” Marcus Beer blew up on Twitter, resulting in one of the most explosive meltdowns …

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          5 cool games to help you beat the heat this summer (by staying inside to play them with the A/C on)

          by 1 year ago

            This week in New York it has been crazy hot. Now, I know our fearless leader Ron lives in Phoenix where there’s no shortage of air that feels like a …

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            Fan outcry for Xbox One DRM — only this time it’s requesting it

            by 1 year ago

            Well before its May 21st reveal, certain rumored details about Microsoft’s offering to the eighth console generation was already meeting a highly criticized and unpopular reception. While concerns varied from …

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            A sad farewell to an awesome duder

            by 1 year ago

              Sadness. Shock. Confusion. These are the emotions that run through a person's heart when they've lost someone that they cared for in some way. I didn't know Ryan Davis in …

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              The Ecstacy and Agony of Dice

              by 1 year ago

              There is no such thing as a “Purist” when it comes to dice. One may claim that applying arbitrary randomization to games of skill is worse than a gimmick and …

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              The intersection of YouTube and gaming

              by 1 year ago

                Whether it's gathering around the living room TV or logging into your favorite online game, chances are some of your best gaming memories involve sharing the experience with others. Sure, …

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                Three reasons why Microsoft’s Xbox One surrender hurts gamers

                by 1 year ago

                For once, gamers have had their collective will recognized in the face of corporate opposition - and from no less a source than Microsoft, the lumbering Behemoth to Apple's shimmering Leviathan …

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                Where did all the horror games go? Nowhere.

                by 1 year ago

                  It seems like a lot of people have been bemoaning the death of the horror genre lately. Modern gaming, they claim, has abandoned true horror games in favor of shooters which …

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