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Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

By Shamus
on Tuesday May 1, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




GTA: LCS: Grand Theft Railroad

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 24, 2007
Filed under:
Game Design




How Hard is this Game?

By Shamus
on Saturday Apr 21, 2007
Filed under:
Game Design




Do it again, stupid

By Shamus
on Monday Apr 24, 2006
Filed under:
Game Design




The Gradient of Plot Holes

Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.

 

If Star Wars Was Made in 2006?

Imagine if the original Star Wars hadn't appeared in the 1970's, but instead was pitched to studios in 2006. How would that turn out?

 

Denuvo and the "Death" of Piracy

Denuvo videogame DRM didn't actually kill piracy, but it did stop it for several months. Here's what we learned from that.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Skyrim

The big-budget, meme- spawning, endlessly- moddable, beloved by millions Game of the Year... sucks. (Not really.)

 

Playstation 3

What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?

 

Quakecon 2012 Annotated

An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.

 

MMO Population Problems

Computers keep getting more powerful. So why do the population caps for massively multiplayer games stay about the same?

 

Philosophy of Moderation

The comments on most sites are a sewer of hate, because we're moderating with the wrong goals in mind.

 

Trekrospective

A look back at Star Trek, from the Original Series to the Abrams Reboot.

 

Netscape 1997

What did web browsers look like 20 years ago, and what kind of crazy features did they have?

 

What Does a Robot Want?

No, self-aware robots aren't going to turn on us, Skynet-style. Not unless we designed them to.

 

Ludonarrative Dissonance

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