Monthly Archives: August 2012

WvWvZzzzzz in the Sea of Sorrows [GW2]

As a resident of the Asia Pacific region, yet someone can only understand languages in the Latin alphabet, my MMO diet consists on playing western games on US servers. The result is that most of the time, I am playing … Continue reading

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Complex stories, Simplified Gameplay [Quote of the Day]

“I find it oddly contradictory how games are trending towards more complex stories but more simplified gameplay. I can’t help thinking that in five years, a pivotal moment in a game will boil down to ‘press X to experience a … Continue reading

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MMOs are like buses… [GW2/MoP]

Spinks asks the key question of the moment for MMO enthusiasts: How will you manage your playing time between Guild Wars 2 and Mists of Pandaria? These aren’t the only titles that I’m planning to dip into in the autumn period (hello … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury [GW2]

In many thousands of years, when scientists trawl through the remnants of the internet circa early 2000s in search of nuggets of brilliance, one lucky scientist will come across Azuriel’s latest post on Guild Wars 2. A pre-purchaser and participant … Continue reading

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Too Soon for Cloud Gaming [OnLive]

Last week it was announced that cloud gaming start-up OnLive is undergoing some financial difficulties and a restructure is on the cards. From GamePolitics, it appears that an alternative to bankruptcy has been pursued which involves the company being bought … Continue reading

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A Different Tone: Mists of Pandaria Cinematic

The opening cinematic is a important component of every Blizzard game. It sets the tone for the game and establishes the central tension in the mind of the player. Blizzard cinematics have always been of the highest quality and as … Continue reading

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The Great PvP Pyramid Scheme [Dust 514]

In his preview of Dust 514, Stabs describes his painful initial forays into CCP’s new FPS for the Playstation 3. He suggests that his inexperience with recent shooters and lack of muscle memory is letting him down in the face of … Continue reading

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