Bioware is Ripping Off Gamers Again

Last year, one of the better games to come out was one called Dragon Age, and it was created by famed game design company Bioware. I’ve been a huge fan of Bioware for many years, mainly because they created some of the best roleplaying games known to mankind, like Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. Well, … Read More

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Civilization V Review–A Lot Like An Old Friend Who Can’t Remember Your Name

I’ve been a big fan of the Civilization PC game series since the very first one came out. Sid Meier is considered one of the gods of computer gaming, and there’s a good reason for it. He completely understood what gamers like, and he brought that experience to each and every one of us who paid money to pay that … Read More

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All Common Sense Aside, a Virtual Girlfriend Sounds Like a Great Idea

I know we like to rag on the Japanese for adopting really ridiculous concepts like having virtual relationships with cartoon characters from computer games, but after thinking about it a bit, I’m starting to think that maybe they’re onto something here. I mean, let’s face it. I haven’t done all that well with human girls/women. The few I’ve dated have … Read More

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Lawsuits May Destroy Future Creativity of America

I know people don’t think about these things, but I was just reading an interesting news story about how NAMCO, the creating company of Pac-Man, has sent a take down order to a bunch of students at MIT who were using Scratch to re-create Pac-Man. In other words, while teaching themselves out to create games, they created a simple game … Read More

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Independent Productions and How They May Be the Survival of the Future

Over the years, there has been a tendency to avoid the big budget productions of numerous fields and focus on independent producers. This has helped us find some really innovative creators out there in numerous areas, including film, writing, software development and music. But part of the problem has always been twofold: First, an independent producer has very little money … Read More

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Some updates, cause you know you can’t live without them….

1. Blizzard changed its mind. I wrote recently about game companies jumping the shark, and how Blizzard Entertainment was making a seriously, horrible mistake by intituting REAL ID on its customers. The customers went nuts and protested until they practically couldn’t do it any more. The CEO of Blizzard wrote a Blog Post in which he stated, “um, sorry, we … Read More

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When a Gaming Company Jumps the Shark

Years ago, I used to be a seriously addicted Ultima Online fan. I played it every day. I became a counselor in the game, which meant I officially worked for EA as one of the in-game special operators who helped other people who were having problems in the game. I ran community events that were quite popular. I mean, I … Read More

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Cheesy Tactics to Get Your Money in Computer Games

I started playing Dragon Age-Origins this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve played a new game, so I was really excited about it. And it’s a lot of fun. There’s a reason why it has been receiving such rave reviews. But I’ve always been apprehensive about buying games affiliated with Electronic Arts (the game was made by Bioware and … Read More

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DRM Protection is Destroying Computer Gaming

Piracy has become a real problem for those who are into computer gaming, but it’s not just because these people are taking money away from gaming companies, but because those gaming companies are now going out of their way to fight the pirates so hard that they’re making games almost impossible for people to play, even if you’re a legitimate … Read More

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