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Thoughts on Shadowrun 4

It has been almost a year now since I started playing Forth edition Shadowrun with a group. And some things have progressed some things haven’t. But I wanted to give my overall thoughts of SR4.  I am by no means an expert on the system, even after a year which I guess could show that…Continue readingThoughts on Shadowrun 4

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MMORPGs

Dualing in MMOs

I’ve played a lot of Travian over the last few years and perhaps one of the first things you learn as a Travian player is that one player on an account is not enough to be competitive. In my recent mini-return to Everquest 2, this has got me thinking of how this would work in…Continue readingDualing in MMOs

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Pokémon Generations

Pokemon Black and White are coming out later this year, at least in Japan, that and me getting back into the pokemon series gets me thinking of all the various games that have come up thus far. I really have been a player of the series since the initial Red & Blue came out in…Continue readingPokémon Generations

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MMORPGs

Everquest 2 Extended Announced

This week I got an email from Sony Online Entertainment announcing to me that they are launching EverQuest 2 Extended. What this is, is a free-to-play edition of EQ2. They aren’t doing it quite like normal, they are splitting it up into tiers. So there will be free to play, an extended version with a one…Continue readingEverquest 2 Extended Announced

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Game Design

Gamey vs. Realistic MMORPGs

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…Continue readingGamey vs. Realistic MMORPGs

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Pokemania Returns

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…Continue readingPokemania Returns