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Paradox Buys White Wolf from CCP
So, a bunch more computer games rather than MMO's? An interesting development.
Interesting  Gaming  World-of-Darkness  exalted  geekery  tabletop-RPGs  computer-games 
october 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
FAQ - Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade
A 40k MMO, and one that seems to be the Odyssey of MMOs — heavily PvP based, with little direct power-up progression, and a progressing storyline.
Interesting  MMORPG  Warhamster  Gaming  computer-games 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
I Can Only Enjoy Video Games With Featureless Blocks as Protagonists
'If you're a burger chef or a spaceship and you want to be represented in gaming, then either make the game, or become an economic force to be reckoned with.'
sexism  Gaming  computer-games  culture  amusing  Interesting  parody  a-rather-well-put-way-of-saying-that-hard-to-define-thing 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hearthstone tournament explains why women aren't allowed to play
Because apparently the only way that eSports will be accepted as 'real' sports is if they unnecessarily ape the gender divisions of such.
WTF  fail  sexism  computer-games  computers  bigotry 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve pulls Earth: Year 2066 and offers refund
Because of editing criticisms into praise, and use googled images for promotion
fail  computers  computer-games  lies 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A graphicsless, button-based civilisation building game made by a friend. Horribly addictive.
post  addictive  gaming  awesome  amusing  terrible  computer-games 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Looking back to the future of video games
'many developers have been looking backwards of late and spending their time resurrecting games that are five, 10 and 20 years old.'
history  nostalgia  technology  computers  computer-games  geeky  gaming  posttofacebook  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - World of Warcraft hobby sparks US political row
'Ms Lachowicz's liking for back-stabbing and poison in WoW raise questions about her "fitness for office", [Maine Republicans] claim.'
posttofacebook  World-of-Warcraft  geeky  computer-games  culture  elections  democracy  Democrats  Republicans  USA  politics  dude...  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
City of Heroes shutting down | bit-gamer.net
'set to close its doors by the end of the year and NCSoft is disbanding its developer, Paragon Studios.'
geeky  computers  computer-games  MMORPG  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Impending Windows 8 'catastrophe' behind $3bn game maker’s shift to Linux - 27 Jul 2012 - Computing News
'Furthermore, Newell implied that Microsoft may be tempted to charge a monopoly rent or even close its platform to outsiders. Indeed, this is the only way that software will be downloadable to the Windows 8 RT version for ARM-based tablets.'
Steam  computer-games  gaming  Windows-8  Windows  technology  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve Economics | Valve
The lead in post for their blog on economics; on how they came to have an economist in residence. Randomly, one of his books was published by one of the companies in the building my work used to be in (Zed books)
small-world  living-in-the-future  technology  computer-games  economics  gaming  geeky  awesome  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cave Johnson’s Flaming Lemonade — The Garage
'“I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” -Cave Johnson'
computer-games  geeky  gaming  posttofacebook  alcohol  awesome  amusing 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve Steam, Source clients heading to Linux | bit-gamer.net
'confirmed that it is working hard on porting its Source game engine and Steam digital distribution service to Linux.'

Not that suprised. More customers? Yes please, says Valve.
computer-games  Steam  gaming  technology  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Announcing Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
'work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II.'
posttofacebook  rpg  computer-games  computers  gaming  geeky  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gamers pledge almost a million dollars for Wasteland sequel • reghardware
'Wasteland, released in 1988, was the inspiration for the Fallout series. Both games spearheaded by Interplay founder and famed games developer Brian Fargo.'

Edit: It's already beaten it's funding goals (within a few days, impressively), so it's definitely going to be made)
posttofacebook  computers  computer-games  crowdfunding  money  oldschool  geeky  gaming  Kickstarter  awesome  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
When did 8/10 become a bad score? | bit-gamer.net
'The first rule laid down to any new writer looking to publish a piece of work online should be this: do not take some of the comments to heart.'
image  comment  computer-games  computers  gaming  geeky  culture  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
EA launching copies of Mass Effect 3 into Space, you can catch one
'using weather balloons, EA is launching copies of Mass Effect 3 into space, and gamers literally across the globe will have a chance a snagging one when they touch down on Earth.'
posttofacebook  wtf  scifi  computers  computer-games  geeky  amusing  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Steam for Mobile Devices
I'm most interested in it for the chat capabilities, but may be useful for not missing deals. Currently in limited beta though.
posttofacebook  useful  communication  technology  social-media  computer-games  gaming  Steam  awesome  interesting  computers 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
What Video Games Can Learn from Board Games
'right now board games invite, whereas video games only permit.'
computers  computer-games  RPG  gaming  geeky  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
It's Time for a Lady Hero In Grand Theft Auto
A female hero in GTA could be good, but how would it be handled, how would they make it feel authentic?
interesting  gender  posttofacebook  gaming  computer-games  discrimination  crime  culture  image  kotaku 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Escapist : Extra Punctuation: Roleplaying Homosexual in Dragon Age 2
'It was with some interest that I read that there were people complaining about there being too many gay people in Dragon Age 2, no doubt preceding their words with the phrase "I'm not homophobic, but."'
gaming  computer-games  interesting  LGBT  discrimination  geeky 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Used Games « Aquarionics
The games industry does not like the used-games industry. The used-games industry quite likes the games industry, but likes selling games it got for nearly nothing at a high profit more, and often points to the fact that the car industry and the used car industry are fine.
interesting  geeky  gaming  computers  computer-games  I-do-not-agree-with-the-page-linked-to  comment  economics  money 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Valve experiments with the economics of video games - GeekWire
'…it was more than a little illuminating to listen to Valve co-founder Gabe Newell give a spontaneous, 8-minute dissertation on the modern economics of video games at a recent conference in Seattle — explaining, in detail, how the company conducts behind-the-scenes pricing experiments to try to understand why we buy games when we do.'
interesting  gaming  geeking  computer-games  computers  economics  money 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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