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MUD May has been a blast so far, but I won't lie to you and say that I hope to even make a dent in the decades-old history of many of these titles. I decided instead to use some examples from my favorite MUDs that I have come across over the last couple of years. It's admittedly been a challenge to...

May 15th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Zemi Interactive's free-to-play MMORPG 4Story has undergone a bevy of new updates today. The changes include some modifications to its Broa Warriors system -- which now allows the Warriors to support the more greatly populated nation rather than just the least populated one -- and the new Gemst...

July 15th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Fair citizens of Massivelyville, believe me, I've heard your voices. After two weeks of giving an overview of MUDs and MU*s, not to mention talking to Dr. Bartle about the genre, I think I've held off talking about specific games long enough. No need for heads to explode on my watch! One of the...

April 19th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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From talking with Richard Bartle, reading his blog, and looking over several interviews that he's done, I've concluded that the co-creator of the first multi-user dungeon is, in many ways, a card. A smart one, a perceptive one, and an outspoken one, but a card nonetheless. I say this in a good wa...

April 12th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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This installment of All the World's a Stage is the thirty-third in a series of roleplaying guides in which we find out all the background information you need to roleplay a particular race or class (or profession!) well, without embarrassing yourself. When I was getting ready for my wedding last mon...

May 17th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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In the battle between new 16-inch multimedia notebooks, it's safe to say that Laptop Mag prefers Acer's rig over Samsung's R610. The Aspire 6930 (or 6930G-6723, if we're talking specifics), was said to have an eye-catching design, great Blu-ray playback and solid all-around performance suitable for...

November 25th 2008 at 9:24pm 0 Comments
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If you've been looking for a Gemstone, Acer's got four new ones that your eyes should really see. The top-end Aspire 8930 gets things going with a borderline ridiculous 18.4-inch HD CineCrystal display, a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA's GeForce 9700M GT, an optional (but com...

October 4th 2008 at 3:28am 0 Comments
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First things first: just in case that headline didn't really sink in, this is an 18.4-inch laptop. In other words, those of you with even the slightest of back problems should probably just pass this one right on by. If you're still with us, however, you'll likely be totally engrossed by Laptop Mag...

May 2nd 2008 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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Acer's never had an international press conference in New York before, but there's a first time for everything, and the company used the occasion to launch the second generation Gemstone laptops. Coming in a special blue ("Gemstone Blue," how wild), the new 16- and 18.4-inch machines feature 16:9 1...

March 12th 2008 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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Just over two weeks ago I wrote my first impressions of Dragonrealms, a text-based MUD that was recommended to me. Here I am, knowing a bit more about the game, and more importantly still engaged, still having fun, plotting my next steps, and interacting with a range of characters on a regular basis...

March 2nd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We're not quite sure what makes Acer's new Aspire 7720-6844 any more "panoramic" than your average widescreen laptop, but that's not to say system should be ignored, with it boasting some pretty decent specs at a more than reasonable price point. That includes that aforementioned widescreen display...

January 8th 2008 at 4:38pm 0 Comments