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In July, I took the famous Bartle Test and pitted it against the state of Star Wars: The Old Republic at the time. The test, based on the research of Dr. Richard Bartle, measures the types of activities within an MMO that players find fun. Of course, there is plenty of crossover, and very few peopl...

December 17th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Not to be outdone by Activision's announcement that The Killers downloadable content is headed to World Tour, Harmonix and MTV Games just informed Wired that they'll be releasing their own The Killers DLC to the Rock Band music store. The songs will make their way to the Marketplace on Tuesday, Nove...

November 15th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Suggestions in regard to robotic rights seem to be flying off the shelves these days, but an engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre has concocted an interesting set of guidelines catering to autonomous killbots of the future. Most likely, it's just a matter of time before machine-on-machine vi...

April 14th 2007 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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While we've already learned that television shows pull double duty as entertainment and a sedative, and that launching a console with a widely understood shortage hitting stores can cause all sorts of madness and criminal activity to break loose, the last thing we needed was one more "study" claimin...

November 29th 2006 at 6:43pm 0 Comments