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It seems things are never quiet in regard to Runes of Magic these days. If it isn't holiday events or new world bosses, it's large-scale balancing issues. Players may still be plugging away at title achievements this Halloween, but the event has been going long enough for people to settle into a da...

November 1st 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ah, this morning we have a true opinion question for you. One that many players are very divided on. In your honest opinion, dear readers, do you think games should punish players for missteps, or do you believe the game should protect you against loss and minimize it at all possible places? In t...

November 16th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Some people like it when the game challenges them for months on end, stopping them at the same battle over and over again until a group comes together and cooperates in a way that yields progression.Other people like to be able to sit down at a game, play it for a few hours, and feel like they've m...

April 22nd 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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You may have heard that a number of guilds have cleared Ulduar to Yogg-Saron already, which to me is perfectly fine. I like to think that a lot of good, properly-coordinated guilds will kill Yoggy this week, and the Blues agree with me. Of course, this week's Yoggy kills were on the easiest possible...

April 19th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes. That's right. The most accessible MMO is too hardcore for the standard audience, according to Forbes.com and Rob Hutter of the recently unveiled Gazillion Entertainment. In a recent interview with Hutter, he was quoted as saying that the MMO market could expand outside of "targeting the hardco...

March 22nd 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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I don't get it. I'm 70, have lots of nice purples, know the game well enough, and have even done Onyxia dozens upon dozens upon dozens of times back in the pre-BC days. But why then does she inevitably present a problem for me and my friends?It's probably because she is bugged. And not just bugged,...

March 11th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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I was just casually wandering about the Internet yesterday, when I stumbled upon one of those random new MMORPG advertisements that you see popping up on a number of the WoW-related websites nowadays. It's for a game called Shaiya, which (like all the others), I'll probably never play, but a quick...

December 30th 2007 at 2:02pm 0 Comments
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When we first saw that the Hard difficulty in the BioShock demo was not initially available, we figured it would require a quick playthrough to unlock, a la Ninja Gaiden Sigma. No dice -- beat the demo and the hard mode still sits there behind its grayed-out curtain, taunting you with the implicit j...

August 15th 2007 at 11:02am 0 Comments
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Siliconera has started doing these great roundtables called "From Around the Interweb" in which various game writers opine on a topic. The last one was about the DS Style series-- check it out for some interesting discussion on non-games!This week, Spencer was kind enough to invite me along for a d...

June 22nd 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We know that we'd like a hard drive on the Wii-- and while we're dreaming, we'd like it to be free and preloaded with Sega CD games-- but we don't have any real evidence that one's coming. We first heard some unfounded speculation about it back in March, from a Japanese magazine.Now the rumor is bac...

June 5th 2007 at 2:35pm 0 Comments
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As I completed a microprocessors lab on the wonders of RS-232, my mind flashed back to those two rather standard ports on the back of the Wii. Yes, the Wii still has two USB 2.0 slots on its behind, and yet not a single peep has come from Nintendo regarding their usage. Were we not promised external...

February 13th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Like we said, there was no truth to the information claiming that the 20GB system wouldn't be compatible with wireless controllers or be upgradable. Sony has come out and called that BS. A Sony representative said, "Both configurations will support bluetooth PS3 controllers. The only non-upgradeable...

May 16th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments