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Battleswarm: Field of Honor starts open beta
Battleswarm: Field of Honor starts open beta

The current MMOG landscape is monopolized by orcs-and-wizards RPGs, so when a developer comes up with something outside that mold I'm always excited. Battleswarm: Field of Honor, a hybrid multiplayer FPS/RTS being developed in part by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell through Reality Gap, started its open beta on Tuesday. You need keys to get into […]

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17 September 2009
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What's gay identity in the gaming microcosm?
What's gay identity in the gaming microcosm?

Kotaku has an extremely thought-provoking op-ed piece up about the representation of minorities in video games. While they don't mention LGBT characters (disappointingly) as well, the parallels they draw can easily be applied to our community too. There's a lot to be made about the lack of LGBT characters in video games, and when they […]

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16 September 2009
Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5 causes concern for fans, family
Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5 causes concern for fans, family

September has seen the launch of two updates to the "rhythm game" genre: The Beatles: RockBand and Guitar Hero 5. While both have so far received high praise from reviewers, it's the latter title that's attracting controversy over the inclusion of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain as a playable character. While The Beatles are […]

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15 September 2009
Things suddenly got a lot more fabulous
Things suddenly got a lot more fabulous

I am extremely thrilled to write a quick note announcing that I got invited to sign on as a writer for GayGamer.net, a popular and long-running blog focused towards the LGBT gamer. I started officially today and my first entry was published a couple hours ago. I'm very excited about it; it's an extension of […]

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15 September 2009
A week with Champions Online
A week with Champions Online

Open beta, head-start and launch day events have all come and gone for Champions Online and at last the game is released and live. In between healing 10-man Ulduar and entertaining my boyfriend's visiting mother I've been feverishly leveling various superheroes now that they won't be nuked. Overall my earlier enthusiasm for the MMOG is […]

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13 September 2009
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Roleplay Admiral Adama in 'Gratuitous Space Battles'
Roleplay Admiral Adama in 'Gratuitous Space Battles'

Indie games hold a place in my heart near and dear; while the quality can sometimes be lackluster compared to titles released by the big guys, this isn't always the case. Recent games like World of Goo and Braid have been critically-acclaimed hits, both because of their quirky uniqueness and because of what they said […]

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2 September 2009
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Review: Fallen Earth
Review: Fallen Earth

In the wide-world that represents present day MMOG flora, post-apocalyptic games (and sci-fi games in general) are sadly lacking in representation. One such upcoming release seeking to change that is Fallen Earth, set in after-the-world-ends 2156, a hundred years after a genetically engineered supervirus has decimated 99% of the human population. Putting your character in […]

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30 August 2009
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