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PAX 10: LOTRO/DDO make free-to-play actually work

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 here continues...   read

 
 
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PAX 10: FireFall looks fab, frenzied, free-to-play

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 game has been in...   read

 
 
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PAX 10: Comic Jumper Impressions

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 play. Fast forwar...   read

 
 
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DtoidAustin NARP: game on at Game Over

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 Pilgrim-age to...   read

 
 
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You keep using that word: "trial and error"

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 handled sloppily, ...   read

 
 
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Review: Star Wars: The Battle For Hoth

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 surprises me t...   read

 
 
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Diving deeper into Sid Meier's Civilization V

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 Civilization Re...   read

 
 
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Review: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night

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 would take it w...   read

 
 
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Review: The Red Star (iPhone)

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 the same name, th...   read

 
 
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Pipe dreams: Real choice and consequences

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The HR Helper: How to fire a gamer

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

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 almost seems qua...   read

 
 
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A little love for baby steps

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 constant basis. Howe...   read

 
 
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All the world's a bonus stage

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Don't fear the Farmville

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

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Retronomics: Independent Store Survives Against The Big Boys

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Love/Hate: The five stages of griefing

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

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

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The one true gaming masterpiece of my generation

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A plea to the squeaky wheel, with science!

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The Forgotten: The Fantastic Voyage

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

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 oblige and bring y...   read

 
 
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I suck at games: Artificial incompetence

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