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Every MMO wants you to play forever. The longer you play, the longer you give the company money, which is sort of how companies operate. The troublesome element is that developing features that will keep one person playing for a long period of time might very well mean ignoring other groups of play...

July 30th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Fantasy, at this point, is almost tragically boring. That seems like a contradiction in terms. A fantasy setting is supposed to be fantastic by its very definition; you should be surrounded by neat and astonishing things at every term, immersed in a rich and baffling setting where magic is a val...

December 7th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Unless you were at PAX Prime last year, about all you've seen of WildStar in action has been the game's cinematic trailer. While it didn't give much of an idea of how the game played, said video certainly had a lot of style. According to the latest WildStar Wednesday community blog post, that sty...

February 8th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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We were minding our own business, not really paying attention, when an XSEED press release JUMPED into our email inbox and scared us half to death. Feel Fear: Ju-On, a teaser for which was just released in Europe, is coming to North America to scare our North American pants off (and imported pants a...

May 22nd 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Rising Star Games sent out a video teasing the announcement of a new game at the upcoming London MCM Expo. The video features people holding Wiimotes in a dark room in front of a flickering TV, and then having the crap scared out of them -- an idea last used for Nintendo's hilarious Fatal Frame IV c...

May 18th 2009 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Famitsu has revealed that Takashi Shimizu, director of popular Japanese horror films such as The Grudge, is working with AQ Interactive -- publisher of Bullet Witch, Vampire Rain and the canceled Cry On -- to create a new horror game for the Wii called Feel. Our cohorts at Joystiq Japan -- PSA: Ther...

April 10th 2009 at 4:00am 0 Comments
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If Gmail's UI floats your boat but you prefer using a desktop email client for 'no waiting for a refresh' feel, Ken Mixter has developed a Thunderbird extension just for you. The GmailUI extension brings many of the shortcuts and search expressions of Gmail to Mozilla's Thunderbird client. Keyboard...

June 2nd 2006 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I need to come clean: I thoroughly enjoy working on my PowerBook far more than my iMac G5. Why? Other than the obvious portability factor: it's the keyboard. Aside from an ergonomic (where'd those go, anyway?), the PowerBook's keyboard is about the best darn keyboard I've ever laid hands on. Every s...

April 6th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments