I have been thinking a lot of MMORPG design of late. A lot of this design thought has really made me thinking of the gaminess of online games. I personally have always been a fan of realism in my MMOs over gaminess. So personally, from a systems point of view, I prefer Ultima Online over World of Warcraft. Continue reading “Gamey vs. Realistic MMORPGs”
I went out and bought Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold a few months back for my daughter and I to play together. She loves pokémon, and so do I, and I figured it would be a good way to bond. Furthermore, I rather liked this particular generation of pokemon, so I was rather excited to play a new updated version in the Diamond-like graphics (which I thought were stellar upgrades from Ruby/Sapphire). Continue reading “Pokemania Returns”
Ack I still had an active account in EQ2 that ends in September… ahh well guess I’ll give the game a try again, at least for a short time, can’t really afford another renewal.
When I first heard of the latest Sims 3 expansion, I was fairly excited. An expansion that would allow players to finally get in the meat of their Sims jobs and allow them to take part and have more direct control. Included with it were several new jobs to really take advantage of the new system. What could go wrong?
In my downtime between Travian servers, I have been playing a couple of casual browser based games to fill the time. One of these was the previously mentioned Nile Online, another is Travians. As many may or may not remember, I previously gave Travians a try and then gave up on it due to general boredom. Continue reading “Return to Travians”
There is a new gaming magazine on the block and it is coming from a fairly unlikely source… Best Buy. Yes, Best Buy has decided to create their own “official” game magazine. It is kind of strange if you ask me as I believe Gamestop discontinued their game magazine not too long ago, and I think in general many of the gaming magazines are starting to die out. So why exactly would they bother creating something in a dieing format? I am not entirely sure, but maybe it sort of mirrors the idea of Best Buy in the first place as a lot I know have stopped shopping there in favor of the internet anyway.