Category Archives: Rant

Season Passes are the new hotness, and I’m OK with that

I’ve always been a fan of the subscription model vs cash shops in games. Back in the day this conversation was limited to MMOs, but today basically everything uses some hybrid model, either starting with F2P or a box+shop/dlc. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Clash of Clans, League of Legends, PUBG, Rant, RMT | 9 Comments

Epic Game Store exclusives I actually care about

In addition to more favorable rates for developers, a big differentiator from Steam for the Epic Games Store is exclusives. Exclusives overall annoy me because I don’t want more Steam-clones to browse, just like I don’t want more Netflix clones … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Random, Rant, Steam Stuff | 9 Comments

A game about watching paint dry would sell more copies

I’m going to add another log to the fire that is “Polygon has an article about an indie dev talking about how hard it is to be an indie dev”. I wrote a post about this back in Oct of … Continue reading

Posted in Mass Media, Random, Rant, Steam Stuff | 10 Comments

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

SuperCell sees Bethesda acting stupid, says “Hold my beer”

Hot off the heels of Bethesda trashing their own reputation with idiocy, we have Supercell releasing a straight-up terrible update to Clash Royale, and then doubling down on that with this horrid Reddit post. Short summary of the major point … Continue reading

Posted in Clash Royale, iPhone, Rant, RMT | 7 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