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NCsoft, slayer of games
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NCsoft, slayer of games

Am I cursed? It seems as if every game I’ve really fallen in love with in the last few years is being killed off, one by one, even the teeny-tiny ones like Zentia. Go ahead and laugh, but I still feel the loss of Star Wars Galaxies deeply, and my main consolation when it happened […]

‘Too risque’
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‘Too risque’

It’s rare that my (mostly useless but endlessly fascinating) academic field of study overlaps with my actual job, but last week’s SMITE fiasco did just that by mashing Indian mythology and comparative religion with video games. So. Hi-Rez Studios is working on a MOBA game called SMITE, in which participants play as figures from various […]

Five things I hate about ‘free-to-play’ games
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Five things I hate about ‘free-to-play’ games

I want free-to-play games to succeed. The F2P model allows small, untried, risky game companies to produce small, untried, risky games, widening and introducing new ideas and challengers to a market otherwise dominated by slow, lumbering AAA titles that have little incentive to change the system. They also allow players to sample the game before […]