Why Free to Play MMOs Still Have a Ways To Go

One of the new trends in online computer gaming is the free to play model, which shouldn’t be confused with the Buy to Play model. Let me explain the differences in where computer gaming is today. Buy to Play: The Buy to Play model is where you buy the game, and then you get to play it forever for free. … Read More

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Sim City: A Game You’ll Learn to Love and Hate

I recently bought the new release of Sim City (from Electronic Arts, using its subsidiary Maxis Software, which is bought some years back). Maxis used to be one of the greatest companies on the planet, creating Sim City, the Sims and then Spore (which was a little after they were bought by EA). However, Sim City has always been the … Read More

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EA’s Sim City Reboot Isn’t Going As Planned…unless you’re one of the disasters that destroys the cities

On the third day of the release of the new Sim City by EA’s Maxis studio, things have gone from reviews of “best game ever” to “what a crappy piece of s4#&!” The problem isn’t the game itself, although some complaints have started to come in on that level as well (like how small the cities are in comparison to … Read More

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Star Trek Online–Boldly Going Where No One Else Seems to Be Going

In my never-ending search for an online computer game to play, I ended up trying out Star Trek Online, a game I panned because I was much more interested in Star Wars Online: The Old Republic (SWOTOR). Having grown bored of that game, and recently grew bored of Guild Wars 2, I decided to take a spin on this game, … Read More

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Am I Wasting My Time With This Blog (does anyone even read it)?

For some time now, I’ve been wondering how many people actually read my blog, if any. I mean, I know a few people read it, and those are mainly my close friends. But other than a half dozen, I’m not sure what I’m doing here really equates to a useful use of my time. Considering I’ve been doing this blog … Read More

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Guild Wars 2: A Different Kind of MMO

Lately, I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, after having given up on The Secret World, which I kept hoping would be much better than it turned out to be. The interesting thing about Guild Wars 2 is that it is essentially free to play, AFTER you buy the original game. So, $60 later, I was allowed to enter the game. … Read More

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The Secret World: An MMORPG that’s struggling to make itself known

Recently, NCSoft announced that City of Heroes Freedom is closing shop. NCSoft did this because it was trying to consolidate its properties, and (at least according to me) it chose to close a pretty profitable property to focus on its other crap…I mean games. In October, the game will shut down, and it will no longer be accessible. Therefore, I … Read More

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Felicia Day and the Strange World of Geek Girl Gamers

The other day, I was following an argument about one of the comic book conventions when the subject turned to girl gamers, and at first was as I expected: Every guy on the forum was for them. And then the conversation turned sour, really sour. And that’s when it started to attract my attention. At one point, the conversation turned … Read More

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The Strange World of Free to Play (F2P) Games

Lately, I’ve been playing City of Heroes, which for those who don’t know it, is a massively multiplayer online persistant world game, often referred to as an MMO, or an MMORPG (for role playing game). Years ago, I started playing the game, when I was bored with whatever other MMO I was playing at the time, and recently, I installed … Read More

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings Review

The expansion for Civilization V arrived a few weeks ago, and like any Civilization-obsessed geek, I had to go out and buy it. I should put forth a disclaimer right off the start: I was not a major fan of Civilization V when it released. There were a couple of problems inherent in that game, such as it required better … Read More

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