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Ten reasons why not
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Ten reasons why not

Launching today is my first entry in Massively’s newest opinion column, called Why I Play, in which we tell you… well, why we play certain games, as it says on the tin. I chose City of Heroes first, since it’s one of those mid-2000s games that’s had some staying power but is far from being […]

Shortcut to awesome
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Shortcut to awesome

Ever hear the phrase “common sense isn’t very common”? It’s true. Arguments from common sense are logical fallacies because there’s really no such thing. We’re all terribly susceptible to the idea that the things we find obvious are obvious to our peers. After all, what sort of horrible person wouldn’t agree with me on something […]

‘Themepark’ is not an excuse
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‘Themepark’ is not an excuse

The media embargo for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s beta dropped yesterday, and Massively produced two different impressions pieces summing up the beta, both of them from guys who willingly and happily play themepark MMOs but who have more than once declared their preference for sandboxes. I saw the game about a year ago but […]

They’re digging in the wrong place
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They’re digging in the wrong place

Earlier today, I posted to Massively an article titled Ten things to do in Star Wars Galaxies before it’s gone. Truthfully, I had a lot more than ten, but space is an issue in this new tl;dr age. Instead, I held back a few of the more niche suggestions for this very post. I promise […]

No ur a feminist whore
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No ur a feminist whore

Since the birth of our son this past summer — a bit early but not a moment too soon — it’s taken me a while to settle back into my gaming niche, but it seems to me that there’s been a miniature feminist revolution across the online geek landscape. Geek Feminism framed Slave Leia cosplay […]

All your flaming worldly possessions
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All your flaming worldly possessions

I spent last weekend trying to decide the best way to end it all — in Star Wars Galaxies, that is, which we learned will be shutting down in less than six months. Star Wars Galaxies was and is a brilliant sandbox game, which I loudly proclaimed in “The Uncle Owen Paradox” Soapbox rant column […]

Like Kaylee at the ball
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Like Kaylee at the ball

That’s how my husband said I should feel at last night’s Marvel Universe Online event in San Francisco. He meant it as a compliment! Of course, I’d rather be Inara, but I suppose I’m going to have to settle for Kaylee in my big floofy maternity dress, surrounded by geeky dudes all talking shop, several […]