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Shamus Plays LOTRO #25: One Time, At Bandit Camp…

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 21, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #24: Shortcut to Marsh Doom

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 14, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #23: Jailbreak

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 7, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #22: Welcome to Chetwood – Again!

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 31, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #21: Combe Over

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 17, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #20: Way Out East

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 10, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #19: I Don’t Have Any Friends

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 3, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #18: Tall Tales from Short People!

By Shamus
on Sunday Jun 26, 2016
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Shamus Plays LOTRO #14: Sogmorten

By Shamus
on Sunday May 29, 2016
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Lord of the Rings Online #13: The Ghost Busker

By Shamus
on Sunday May 22, 2016
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Lord of the Rings Online #11: Easy As Pie!

By Shamus
on Sunday May 8, 2016
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Lord of the Rings Online #10: Gold Farming

By Shamus
on Sunday May 1, 2016
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Spoiler Warning:
Tomb Raider

We're usually pretty hard on reboots. So what did this game do that made us so happy?

 

Autoblography

The story of me. If you're looking for a picture of what it was like growing up in the seventies, then this is for you.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Deus Ex:Human Revolution

Is this a masterful improvement on modern shooters, or a dumbed-down bastardization of its predecessor? Can it be both?

 

Artless in Alderaan

People were so worried about the boring gameplay of The Old Republic they overlooked just how boring and amateur the art is.

 

Could Have Been Great

Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.

 

The Game That Ruined Me

Be careful what you learn with your muscle-memory, because it will be very hard to un-learn it.

 

Crysis 2

Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?

 

The Best of 2013

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.

 

Spec Ops: The Line

A videogame that judges its audience, criticizes its genre, and hates its premise. How did this thing get made?

 

Ludonarrative Dissonance

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

 

The Opportunity Crunch

No, brutal, soul-sucking, marriage-destroying crunch mode in game development isn't a privilege or an opportunity. It's idiocy.

 

Shamus Plays LOTRO

As someone who loves Tolkein lore and despises silly MMO quests, this game left me deeply conflicted.