Category Archives: Mass Media

The influencer and the eSport star

I’d love to say influencers don’t matter. I’d love to point and laugh at the Kardashians and call them talentless wastes of space, or joke about how vapid and soulless ‘instagram models’ are. Or to ridicule a game company for … Continue reading

Posted in League of Legends, Mass Media, PUBG, Rant, World of Warcraft | 5 Comments

Blizzard confirms that Blizzard stinks now

It took longer than I expected, but Blizzard has announced that Heroes of the Storm’s days are numbered. I’m sure all three current players are very disappointed. The news is significant for one major reason; this is the first time … Continue reading

Posted in DoTA, EQ2, League of Legends, Mass Media, MMO design, Rant, SOE being SOE, World of Warcraft | 16 Comments

Obsidian carrying on the tradition of Friday Blog Wars!

Obsidian, makes of Pillars of Eternity, and long before that, Fallout: New Vegas, have just announced their latest title, The Outer Worlds. It’s… basically Fallout without the name. Which of course is perfect timing, given the dumpster fire that is … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, Mass Media | 2 Comments

Two week return policy for games is insanity

I’m on record here as being a big fan of Steam. It makes buying, updating, and playing games easy, and has enough social features to support that side of gaming as well. If anything, I wish they did more on … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Rant, Steam Stuff | 13 Comments

How to bury your reputation as a dev, for just $5!

I’m not sure I’ve ever witnessed a well-respected developer fall from grace as fast as Bethesda is falling right now with this entire Fallout76 fiasco. Blizzard’s fall was slower, with welfare epics in WotLK being a minor hint rather than … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, Mass Media, Rant | 10 Comments

Dear devs: Get gud

Polygon has an article up about the challenges of indie game devs, focusing around the fact that there are so many games being made and released on Steam that it’s hard to stand out. It reminded me of my post … Continue reading

Posted in ARK, League of Legends, Mass Media, PUBG, Random, Rant, Steam Stuff | 9 Comments

EVE: Ghosts from the past, from another world

Finally back from vacation, and while I was away I received (as TAGN did) an email from Rooks and Kings member LM about a new video he (they?) produced, focusing on the Chinese EVE server Serenity, and how the actions … Continue reading

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I called Skyrim UI devs child-raping Hitlers once.

I wasn’t going to post about this, but between the lack of any posting here, and how this snowball down shit mountain continues to roll, here we go. Buckle up because a few snowflakes are going to melt in the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogroll, Guild Wars, Mass Media, MMO design, Rant | 2 Comments

Fallout76 is a real Fallout game!

Perhaps its just me, but was this the first E3 in years that mattered? Perhaps in years past big news happened for console plebs, but this year a lot of big announcements happened for the master race. The biggest two … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, Mass Media, The Elder Scrolls Online | 11 Comments

Snap reaction to Fallout 76 announcement

If its a full Fallout game, awesome, though West Virginia seems a bit odd for a location. Guess they can’t all be Boston though, now can they? If its a spin-off titles using the Fallout IP, we’ll see. I could … Continue reading

Posted in Fallout 3, Mass Media, Rant, The Elder Scrolls Online | 9 Comments