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Folks, I have to be brutally honest: I'm old. I have a family, two jobs, and more time-consuming hobbies than one man should. And yet it pains me to log out of The Secret World. Last Saturday I slew demons (and Illuminati) in Funcom's new MMORPG for 10 hours straight. Actually, I took a 30-minute...

July 12th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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1980 was an exciting year for many. For some it was the Phillies beating the Royals (even though my team didn't win, thus ruining baseball for me forever), for others it could have been Reagan defeating Carter in the presidential election, or maybe they were just excited about someone shooting J. R...

May 23rd 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This week's column is going to be a little different than the norm I usually cover, but it still falls into that which I love and dedicate my craft to -- the analysis of MMO culture. And who better to analyze than the bane of a game's existence, the fanboi!They're right, you're wrong. Their opinion...

September 5th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We all love massively multiplayer games. Otherwise we wouldn't be here reading this right now. But when does your love for a certain game become an unhealthy obsession? We're not talking about addiction, but we're talking about defending your favorite game regardless of the problems the game may hav...

May 7th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Every day, Joystiq receives innumerable tips from people eager to guide our way through the world of video game news and culture. Most of the time, everything goes swimmingly: an interesting link pops up, you let us know, and we write it up. Sometimes, it doesn't go so smoothly.When we reject a tip,...

June 25th 2006 at 5:05am 0 Comments
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The Joystiq Network of blogs continues to expand in number and breadth. The latest bundle of joy to get a slap on the ass, swaddled and sent out into the cruel, cruel Internet was born at precisely midnight EST this morning. As the proud parents, we here at Joystiq are looking forward to watchin...

March 29th 2006 at 12:40am 0 Comments