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Demigod is Early

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 16, 2009
Filed under:
Rants




DRM in the Mirrorverse

By Shamus
on Wednesday Apr 1, 2009
Filed under:
Video Games




Stardock to Open Second Games Studio

By Shamus
on Monday Feb 9, 2009
Filed under:
Video Games




Stardock Admits Mistakes

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 13, 2008
Filed under:
Video Games




Gamer’s Bill of Rights

By Shamus
on Monday Sep 1, 2008
Filed under:
Links, Random




Impulse

By Shamus
on Tuesday Apr 8, 2008
Filed under:
Links




Stardock: Impulse

By Shamus
on Tuesday Feb 5, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Sins of a Solar Empire

By Shamus
on Friday Jan 11, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Sins of a Solar Empire

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 12, 2007
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Stardock vs. Starforce

By Shamus
on Tuesday Jun 13, 2006
Filed under:
Video Games




GalCiv II

By Shamus
on Saturday Jan 7, 2006
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

I'm not surprised a fighting game has an absurd story. I just can't figure out why they bothered with the story at all.

 

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.

 

Push the Button!

Scenes from Half-Life 2:Episode 2, showing Gordon Freeman being a jerk.

 

The Middle Ages

Would you have survived in the middle ages?

 

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:
Alan Wake

This game was a critical darling before release, so what happened that prevented it from resonating with audiences?

 

Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.

 

Spoiler Warning:
The Walking Dead

This game had lots of false choice and barely any gameplay. So what made it resonate so powerfully with audiences?

 

The Loot Lottery

What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?

 

Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis

I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Assassins Creed 2

Ubisoft tried to pass their horrendous Mary Sue / Da Vinci fanfiction off as an Assassins Creed. Sadly, they got away with it.

 

Bad and Wrong Music Lessons

A music lesson for people who know nothing about music, from someone who barely knows anything about music.