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City of Heroes:
MMO Lemmings

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 20, 2008
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Game Reviews




MMO Games:
The Pwnage Principle

By Shamus
on Monday Nov 10, 2008
Filed under:
Video Games




Stolen Pixels #33:
Literacy is not a Superpower

By Shamus
on Tuesday Oct 28, 2008
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Column




Stolen Pixels #32:
No Loitering

By Shamus
on Friday Oct 24, 2008
Filed under:
Column




Stolen Pixels #31:
The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen

By Shamus
on Tuesday Oct 21, 2008
Filed under:
Column




City of Heroes:
Costume Contest

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 16, 2008
Filed under:
Video Games




City of Heroes:
Gameplay Part 2

By Shamus
on Tuesday Oct 14, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




City of Heroes:
Gameplay Part 1

By Shamus
on Monday Oct 13, 2008
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Game Reviews




City of Heroes:
I Should Write a Post About it

By Shamus
on Friday Oct 10, 2008
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Game Reviews




City of Heroes:
First Impressions

By Shamus
on Tuesday Oct 7, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews, Nerd Culture




A Weekend of Sloth

By Shamus
on Monday Oct 6, 2008
Filed under:
Notices




Now Playing: City of Heroes

By Shamus
on Sunday Oct 5, 2008
Filed under:
Notices




Spoiler Warning:
The Last of Us

A beautiful, masterful, heart-wrenching bit of cinema mixed with a completely rote and uninspired set of mechanics.

 

Dead Island

A stream-of-gameplay review of Dead Island. This game is a cavalcade of bugs and bad design choices.

 

Object-Oriented Debate

There are two major schools of thought about how you should write software. Here's what they are and why people argue about it.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Hitman:Absolution

This game needs to be on more 'worst of' lists. Watch our let's play to see how much stupid you can pack into one game.

 

The Death of Half-Life

Valve still hasn't admitted it, but the Half-Life franchise is dead. So what made these games so popular anyway?

 

Video Compression Gone Wrong

How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?

 

Starcraft: Bot Fight

Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.

 

How to Forum

Dear people of the internet: Please stop doing these horrible idiotic things when you talk to each other.

 

id Software Coding Style

When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.

 

Ludonarrative Dissonance

What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?

 

Batman: Arkham City

A look back at one of my favorite games. The gameplay was stellar, but the underlying story was clumsy and oddly constructed.

 

Diablo III Retrospective

We were so upset by the server problems and real money auction that we overlooked just how terrible everything else is.