Posts Tagged 'Grinding'

Downtime is disappearing in modern games. Is that really a good thing?

TLDR version: Games are very direct now. They have to be. You demand it. This might be a problem.

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Downtime is disappearing in modern games. Is that really a good thing?

TLDR version: Games are very direct now. They have to be. You demand it. This might be a problem.

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The Grind: An MMORPG Tragedy

This is a story about a girl. No, not in the way you’re thinking. Not really, anyway. I’m not talking about the girl next door or the redhead behind the counter at the coffee shop.  The girl this story is

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The Grind: An MMORPG Tragedy

This is a story about a girl. No, not in the way you’re thinking. Not really, anyway. I’m not talking about the girl next door or the redhead behind the counter at the coffee shop.  The girl this story is

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In defense of boring

As games move towards noise and thunder, I’m inclined to retreat back into the eye of the storm. I’m retreating to boring games. The action movie palette, often robbed by games, gives us bright lights, flashing pictures, and melodramatic scenes,

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In defense of boring

As games move towards noise and thunder, I’m inclined to retreat back into the eye of the storm. I’m retreating to boring games. The action movie palette, often robbed by games, gives us bright lights, flashing pictures, and melodramatic scenes,

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Nose to the Grindstone

            I’d like to try a little experiment, if none of you would mind. You see the minimize button at the top right corner of your screen? Good. I want you to click it, and then bring the screen back

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Nose to the Grindstone

            I’d like to try a little experiment, if none of you would mind. You see the minimize button at the top right corner of your screen? Good. I want you to click it, and then bring the screen back

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No Time Left for You

I had a moment in my life recently where I realized I was different. Younger me would have gone absolutely apeshit over Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes. Not only is it a game in one of my favorite franchises,

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No Time Left for You

I had a moment in my life recently where I realized I was different. Younger me would have gone absolutely apeshit over Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes. Not only is it a game in one of my favorite franchises,

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Grind For This Content

The (not so) recent stink on the internet has been reviewing massive multiplayer games. Rock Paper Shotgun’s covered it extensively, in part because one of their writers got in on the act, and embraced the most dangerous topic in video

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Grind For This Content

The (not so) recent stink on the internet has been reviewing massive multiplayer games. Rock Paper Shotgun’s covered it extensively, in part because one of their writers got in on the act, and embraced the most dangerous topic in video

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Review: Monster Hunter Tri

Let’s start this story at the beginning. I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before, so if you loved previous iterations, this review is not for you. You will love this game, I imagine. This review is for those of

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Review: Monster Hunter Tri

Let’s start this story at the beginning. I’ve never played a Monster Hunter game before, so if you loved previous iterations, this review is not for you. You will love this game, I imagine. This review is for those of

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