Category Archives: Online Gaming

Microsoft are Complete Failures

Microsoft are Complete Failures Disclaimer for Microsoft fans: I don’t like Sony or Nintendo either; my only loyalty is to quality. Microsoft has again festooned us with their prattling about their new console, the Xbox One, which they revealed on … Continue reading

Online Gaming, Video Gaming

How Mozilla and OTOY Have Made the PlayStation 4 Obsolete

How Mozilla and OTOY Have Made the PlayStation 4 Obsolete I am unreasonably wary of cloud systems, a process by which information is stored online in order to be more easily accessible to the users. It allows for greater flexibility, … Continue reading

Erik Harmon, Online Gaming, Politics, Video Gaming

Death to Always-Online DRM

Death to Always-Online DRM Imagine if your car wouldn’t start without an electronic leash from Ford or Toyota’s computer servers. If your mp3 player or ebook reader wouldn’t work because you were in a concrete building. If your guns wouldn’t … Continue reading

Online Gaming, Politics, Video Gaming

A Review of the Bundle Stars ‘Bundle #6 – Catnip’

A Review of the Bundle Stars ‘Bundle #6 – Catnip’ For a change of pace I’m reviewing an indie games bundle that has more than a mayfly’s lifespan left before closing. Check out Bundle Stars for lots of cheap games; … Continue reading

Adventure, First-Person, Online Gaming, Puzzle, RPG or thereabouts, Tower Defense, Video Gaming

What Steam Is; Why It’s a Good Thing

What Steam Is; Why It’s a Good Thing Steam is the extremely popular program created by Valve to sell and play games from a variety of developers. Its intended purpose is to facilitate the running of games and form a … Continue reading

Online Gaming, Video Gaming

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle”

A Review of the Indie Royale “Mash Bundle” I love these little indie bundles. There’s like ten different ones and they keep having new packages every couple of weeks. Thanks to inflation and joining forces with Steam, video games are … Continue reading

Adventure, Beat-Em-Up, Online Gaming, Platformer, Shmups, Strategy, Video Gaming

Wartune

Wartune is a flash game that is ostensibly about “epic hybrid turn-based RPG/strategy” but is primarily about clicking on menus to get in-game currency so you can grind faster. It’s a missed opportunity that quite clearly sacrificed quality for money-making … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Online Gaming, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

A Response to Yahtzee’s “Does Online Multiplayer Always Make Sense?”

A Response to Yahtzee’s “Does Online Multiplayer Always Make Sense?” Yahtzee is one of the few video game reviewers worth looking at. Unlike most, he actually talks about gameplay instead of playing “name that influence” or babbling about the time … Continue reading

Fighting Games, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

Thoughts on League of Legends Season 3

Shaking Up the Meta A season in League of Legends is an arbitrary period of time of about one year. It begins with major changes to many aspects of the game (aside from the usual periodic patches) and ends with … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

The Joys of ARAM

In a normal game of League of Legends (that is, Summoner’s Rift), your team splits up to one of three lanes (or in between them) and clashes with the enemy team one by one, who are all doing the same … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming