A few years ago, I joined Guild Wars 2, and it rapidly became one of my go-to games. It had action, it had adventure, it had… one serious flaw. When I started up a human female Elementalist, I was given an outfit that I consider inappropriate. That is, I’m a married woman, and I want my armor […]
EVE Online is a space-based MMO with over 400,000 passionate fans. One of these fans has taken his devotion to the game a little more seriously than others. Advertising director Marcus Dickinson, has spent over two years working out in order to look more like his avatar, Roc Wieler.
It seems like only yesterday that Cyd Sherman, a.k.a. Codex, was fired by her therapist for not setting limits on the time she spent in her MMO. Now look at her. She’s as charmingly neurotic as ever, only this time she has a job for the very same MMO. And that’s the set-up for season 6 of The Guild, the show that made Felicia Day a small-screen star.
World of Warcraft (WoW) is the standard by which other MMOs are judged. But as it happens, I only just started playing MMOs, and I chose Guild Wars 2 (GW2) as my entrée. But WoW’s latest expansion, The Mists of Pandaria (Pandaria), was released today. With the help of Warcraft aficionado, Marco Lemos (who helped me with my article, “A ‘World of Warcraft’ Player Reviews ‘Guild Wars 2′”), I spent some time giving the Pandaria beta a whirl, to see how it compares to my standard, GW2.
EA may have been voted the worst company in America, but they certainly know how to put on a good show. At Gamescom yesterday, EA presented their upcoming lineup of games. The games were a good blend of genres (FPS’, driving games, sports games, simulation games), and they all looked entertaining and engaging…with one notable exception.
As we all know, the state of Rhode Island loaned 38 Studios $75 million on the condition that the video game developers create 450 new jobs over the next three years. As we also know, 38 Studios could either make a payment or keep its staff, but not both. The loan was serviced, but the staff was let go en masse on May 24. If you’re a taxpayer in the state of Rhode Island who is looking down the barrel of a $75 million deficit (and that’s not including interest), you might be feeling a little testy now. But despite evidence to the contrary, this incident could be good for Rhode Island in the long run.
Despite a variety of computer platforms and compelling multiverses — each of them pouring millions of dollars into vast advertising campaigns — quieter board and card games still have their fascination. And players are still playing.