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Kingdoms of Amalur – Online Pass Nonsense

Kingdoms of Amalur – Online Pass Nonsense

Online passes are a terrible idea.  By forcing the paid-for product to be a worse investment than the pirated copy game publishers are pushing more customers to forgo paying to jump through multiple hoops to play their games and just download it.  By trying to make some money off the used game market the publishers are coming across as greedy and archaic. EA seems to be leading the pack with it’s ‘Online Pass’...

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I’m a Gamer, and Proud.

I’m a Gamer, and Proud.

Are games an acceptable hobby or pastime?  Do you feel like your friends, family and loved ones think you are wasting your time and should grow up? It is definitely a hobby. It fits the dictionary’s definition: 1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation. Gaming is just a method of relaxation. Like any hobby it can be a casual pastime or an obsession, but then again so...

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Battlefield 3 – To be or not to be?

Battlefield 3 – To be or not to be?

I am sitting here wondering if I want to pick up the new Battlefield when it comes out.  I did end up playing the Caspian Border map a bit during the beta and it felt a lot more like Battlefield but the game and EA and DICE all seem to be trying to piss me off so much that I don’t want to buy this title.   First the beta was bad.  Really bad. The only map that was playable save for the last few days of the open beta was...

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L.A. Noire Developer Closes Down

L.A. Noire Developer Closes Down

Team Bondi, the development studio behind the video game LA Noire has shut its doors.  Recent news has portrayed unsatisfactory working conditions and complaints from former employees who were not listed in the credits of the game. This has proven that it is completely possible to create a blockbuster title and still somehow manage to screw up.  Over 100 developers were omitted from the closing credits of the game – supposedly...

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Sony E3 conference roundup

Sony E3 conference roundup

Here is a highlight from Sony’s E3 conference: To start Jack Trenton got on stage with a peach shirt that clashed with his blue tie that didn’t go well with his suit.  Oh, and he apologized for the PSN outage – even though they clearly have not cleaned up their act yet. Verdict: Failsauce – A half-hearted apology and shitty tie won’t excuse your lack of respect for privacy of your customers and their...

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