Monthly Archives: January 2007

Quick Hits for the Week

Item: Vanguard comes out tomorrow. My Take: I’m gonna play it. Seriously. If anyone else is interested, or any Vanny guilds need someone who doesn’t know what the hell is going on, let me know. Item: Curt Schilling isn’t going … Continue reading

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Gears of War Review

(Old Salvaged post from 2007, reposted by request – attempting to set the date) Well, I finished it on Casual because, as readers of the site may have surmised, I am not actually hardcore. I am fine with this. I’m splitting time … Continue reading

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What’s Gibson up to?

Newsweek asks the asinine question of the week: will Guitar Hero make fewer people play guitar? Clearly, Guitar Hero is fun. But by bestowing the rewards of virtuosity to those who haven’t spent years to earn it, is it dumbing … Continue reading

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My Real Thoughts on Gears of War

Well, I finished it on Casual because, as readers of the site may have surmised, I am not actually hardcore. I am fine with this. I’m splitting time with lots of games right now anyway. I’m still not good at … Continue reading

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Second Life as Ponzi Scheme

Raph links to a great article about Second Life, which comes to the conclusion that Second Life is a Ponzi scheme, or something similar. No, SecondLife is a classic pyramid scheme. Or, more of an Amway-like pyramid: partially legitimate, partially … Continue reading

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The Problem With Blogging…

… is that occasionally, a reader will send you something that makes your head explode. And with that introduction, I present the Abortion-Themed d20 pen and paper sourcebook. Louis Porter Jr. Design, in association with Devil’s Workshop, announces the most controversial … Continue reading

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Probably the best WoW Machinima I’ve seen to date yet.

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My Brief Gears of War Review

It sure is… grey.

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Fun With Communities

It’s easy to build an adversarial relationship with your community. It’s hard to recognize and encourage really cool things in the community. One of the things that’s really cool in communities is when they go meta. Exhibit A: Raph always … Continue reading

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Rainbow Six: Vegas

I just finished R6:V. I think I really enjoyed it, but since I haven’t played it 60 to 80 hours, I can’t really be sure. By the end, I had truly mastered the art of using my squadmates like canaries … Continue reading

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