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When talking about MMOs in the US, free has become a dirty word. Despite the fact that microtransaction driven business models have achieved a large degree of success in Korea and other Asian markets, the “F” word... read feature

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If you’re not familiar with Red 5 Studios, I can’t say that I blame you. FireFall is the first major project they’ve announced since they formed. That’s not to say that they’ve been idle -- the g... read feature

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Twisted Pixel is a development studio on the move. Less than two years ago, no-one knew who the hell they were. Then came The Maw in January of '09, and many people immediately took notice of the charm and clever design at pl... read feature

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DtoidAustin NARP: game on at Game Over


Sep 01
The Lone Star state can be a big lonely place without good people, good food, and good games to get you by. Thankfully, all of those things came together in August as Dtoiders from San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin made a Scott... read
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You keep using that word: "trial and error"


Aug 30
Words. They're like tiny nuggets of enriched uranium. They hold great power and potential energy, but they're also extremely fragile and unstable. When harnessed correctly, they can galvanize people behind a concept; when han... read
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It’s a documented scientific fact that the fastest way to send a Star Wars fanboy into anaphylactic shock is to casually insinuate that The Empire Strikes Back is somehow not the best movie of the series. This is why it... read feature

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True hardcore devotees of the Civilization franchise are like long-time heroin addicts. They’ve got a need for a specific kind of fix, and they will do whatever it takes to get it. They also accept no substitutes; when ... read feature

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I clearly remember the sense of fascination and wonder I experienced the first time I scored a strategy guide for Metroid back in the late 80’s. Seeing all of Zebes laid out on the pages at once was a joy for me, and I ... read feature

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Proof that Obama’s socialist agenda is progressing unchecked, a port of 2007’s under-exposed hardcore PS2 title The Red Star made its debut in the App Store this past month. Sourced from the graphic novel of th... read feature

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Competitive online gaming still hasn't crawled out of the MUD


May 19
Modern competitive online multiplayer gaming is in many significant ways unrecognizable, when compared to its ancestors. In the 30+ years since the pre-internet days of its infancy, it has changed so dramatically that it a... read
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A little love for baby steps


May 03
Humans tend to perceive progression mostly in terms of notable milestones. As we age, we don't register the minute changes in our skin, our muscles, or our metabolism even though we see ourselves in great detail on a const... read
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All the world's a bonus stage


Apr 14
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Don't fear the Farmville


Apr 07
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Something about sex: It's only obscene if you ain't got that green


Mar 21
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Love/Hate: The five stages of griefing


Dec 20
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Nothing is sacred: Come with me if you want to live


Oct 28
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Enhanced Interrogation: Tales of an Omnipotent Public Servant, Part 5


Oct 25
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The one true gaming masterpiece of my generation


Oct 24
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A plea to the squeaky wheel, with science!


Oct 17
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The Forgotten: The Fantastic Voyage


Sep 21
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Fresh From The Oven: More Tales of an Omnipotent Public Servant


Aug 27
In the comments of the second edition of TOPS, many of you in the Dtoid community voiced their desire for a third installment of Ultima Online stories. With a few other write-ups in the rear-view mirror, I'm happy to obl... read
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I suck at games: Artificial incompetence


Aug 25
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It's more complicated than just escapism


Aug 22
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[Editor's note: Community member walkyourpath did this great interview on his local arcade scene. -- CTZ] The rumors of arcade gaming's demise in America have been greatly exaggerated. If you know where to look, you can st... read feature

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By demand : Further tales of an omnipotent public servant


Jul 21
I was both pleased and honored to have my last Monthly Musing article promoted to the front page at the behest of you, the Dtoid community. In the comments, there were many requests for more tales from my time as a UO Game Ma... read
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I, The Author: Tales of an omnipotent public servant


Jul 13
[It's time for another Monthly Musing -- the monthly community blog theme that provides readers with a chance to get their articles and discussions printed on the frontpage. -- CTZ]    There is a time only spok... read
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Untapped Potential: Protagonist Evolution (Not Taught In Kansas)


Jun 19
[It's time for another Monthly Musing -- the monthly community blog theme that provides readers with a chance to get their articles and discussions printed on the frontpage. Also, I don't think I've ever read a better introdu... read






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