Archive for the ‘bitching’ Category
September was a pretty packed month for MMOG launches; there were three bigger titles released as well as a revamped free-to-play game, on top of the myriad of tiny little patches and "hello worlds." With Champions Online rounding out towards the end of its first month, a lot of people have been re-examining their initial […]
Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification has had a contentious history when it comes to handling violent video games. Unlike the United States' ESRB, video games require a mandatory rating before they're qualified for sale in this country and many of the more "adult" titles routinely come into problems when they skirt too close to the line. The most recent title to come under fire is Valve's gratuitous zombie action/thriller Left 4 Dead 2. Although the original was classified without incident, its sequel has been denied at present.
Since leaving the US and moving to Australia last year, I've had to get used to a lot of differences between the two countries that I really didn't know about before I packed up: sitting in the front seat next to the driver when you get into a cab, being fourteen hours into the future compared to the rest of my family, the way the entirety of the Commonwealth pronounces fillet like "fill-it." Chief among my culture shock is how comparatively poor internet connectivity is here against what I was used to in the United States. Overall speeds tend to be pretty lackluster and latency is a huge issue, especially when playing online games and MMOGs.
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 […]
As I have reported recently, I've been giving this whole "guild" thing in World of Warcraft a more concerted effort than I have done previously. I've been running instances more regularly and "raiding" as the kids say and I have actually been enjoying it. The guild I joined is half of a larger guild that […]
Last week the gaming news sites were discussing the revelation that Sony had inserted advertising post-launch in its futuristic-themed racing game WipEout HD. The biggest furor over this was the fact that the advertising was not present when the game initially came out (it was delivered via a patch after launch) and it was extremely […]
Over the weekend I made good on my decision to close down my business venture within Second Life. After setting all my products for free during the last couple of days, I held an impromptu gathering of people for some quick words and the catastrophic destruction of the sim that I realized was almost a […]
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- Joshua Meadows: I understand the frustration, but I think that’s taking the problem and going in the opposite extreme. Unlike the civil...
- Chris: Thank you… Sadly voices like ours are often hated. Sadly I actually hate the gay community and I am gay! I am not hip enough, skinny...
- Lord: Thank you for the well-worded post…now if only the message can get to the people who don’t want to be seen as supporters (usually...
- Joshua Meadows: Dagon, you simply repeated the same thing that Gman said — albeit in a more aggressive and less valid manner. I already addressed...
- Dagon: Well, I think you misunderstand the point Sterling is trying to make. He is saying it would be great if Drake was a homosexual because then...