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I had a really bright idea to title this post "Five things that don't suck about Guild Wars 2's PvE." However, being a denizen of the Interblags, I paused as I typed out those words. "You know, Elisabeth," I said to myself, "someone somewhere would probably see that as an invitation to troll." "B...

November 13th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

You know those pesky ganarg up in Netherstorm? The ones that make the weird, "ee-OOH" Scooby-Doo sound when you kill them? I make that sound occasionally in real life, for no apparent reason at all. I never spent an inordinate amount of time leveling characters in Netherstorm, and I hold no parti...

October 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Last week I told you about easily switching directories (folders) while in an open/save dialog. This was great when you knew where a folder was located in a specific place, and you could drag + drop it on the dialog. But what if you want to type in a directory path (i.e. ~/Desktop)?While in an open...

December 30th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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In the midst of all the frenzy over the announcement of Star Wars: The Old Republic, we learned that players will have NPC companions like they do in single-player BioWare games. But there's more: BioWare has said that players will be able to engage in dialogue trees with their companions, and the d...

October 21st 2008 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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We're continuing with Safari hacks for today's Terminal Tip. Have you ever typed text on a web page, but then realized that you want to go to another page without saving your input? However, when you close the window or tab, Safari rudely tells you that you have saved text and if you navigate away,...

September 9th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The original Conan stories had some fairly racist dialog. How did you reconcile a hero who makes a point of never abandoning a fellow 'white man' with the gamers of the 21st century? I just didn't present that aspect of him. That links into a later question, actually... Inter-cultural enmity is ve...

June 9th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Age of Conan has received acclaim from all quarters, especially for the quality of the Tortage quests, dialog and voiceover acting. The credit for a bewilderingly vast amount of this material goes to Aaron Dembski-Bowden, a young British writer already known for his work in the tabletop roleplaying...

June 9th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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I was reading this article from MacDevCenter on how productivity maven Mark Hurst sets up a new "Good Easy Mac" for his own maximally productive use. He's got a number of interesting choices (check them out for yourself), but one of the coolest tips was a link to a MacOSXhints hint that describes ho...

July 27th 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments