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Roleplaying is the same as it ever was. People are still shoehorning in lore characters into backstories, someone is a sparkly magic vampire, and you can still turn a corner in a tavern to find two people with a decided lack of gear or public shame. (In Second Life, that corner is the one you turn...

May 17th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Three years is not a lot of time to do anything. I'm continually surprised by the fact that I've been writing about video games professionally for three years of my life, which is admittedly only 10% of my life to date but still seems astonishing. This also marks the start of the third year of Th...

January 26th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Zaronis: Doesn't anyone else have a problem with enslaving a sentient creature to fight to the death for your own amusement? MarioLanza: Nope. Zapwidget: I only fight till they pass out. Ah, December. Tons of holiday-related silliness, and (for some reason) a lot of point-counterpoint a...

December 31st 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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AiunTanks: I spent all my time in Pandaria looking for a way to murder Anduin Wrynn. Kennyj116: He becomes "more powerful than you could ever imagine." AiunTanks: And run the risk of him becoming as useful as Obi-wan was in the movies? I think I'll take that chance. November was possi...

December 30th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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dngreene: Man, when Blizzard wants to get players out into the world, they get players out into the world ... or else. atanae: Meanwhile, four stalwart players who have no lives are killing boars ... shrikesnest: Yes, WoW got hacked, and that sucks. I wish it didn't happen. But I can at...

December 29th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Mists of Pandaria was released on the 25th, and everything about September is just an embarrassment of riches. Once again, opinions and editorials suffered a little bit as we turned our attention to other stuff, but this is easily among the most action-packed months I've ever had to summarize.

December 28th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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MusedMoose: I stood in fire. / Everyone stood in fire. / It's an achievement. TristanLeonard: No one remembers / Yor'sahj's name in my guild. / We call him "Skittles." JeffLaBowski: Thank you, Olivia. / Now I'm counting all my words. / I ran out of beer. metaphyzxx: I'm glad to be done...

December 27th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Nathanyel Warcraft: Moon Guard. Would rake in way more cash than that other Warcraft-inspired movie ... Beta. Beta. Beta. And, weirdly enough, a lot of really good observational pieces on a very diverse set of subjects. Also, Olivia largely spent this month giving us no excuse whatsoever f...

December 26th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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bengeibe: As a fan of metal, I can't fathom what could possibly be offputting about the imagery in this video. All I see is pure awesome. AleisterHyde: As not a fan of metal, my ears hurt. Another busy, busy month. June 2012 was equal parts restrospective work on what Cataclysm had brough...

December 25th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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May saw Diablo 3's release on the 15th, the Avengers, a sudden exodus of staffers from their posts, and another avalanche of Mists of Pandaria beta news as the editors dragged people back with a slew of threats and bribes. The female pandaren dance was also revealed to be the Caramelldansen. Ale...

December 24th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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bim.shield.spec Cross-faction romance! They are star-crossed lovers, for certain ... Oh wait, never mind. Method is faction-changing to Horde. Beta, beta, and more beta ... and for some reason, an awful lot of completely random stuff this month. Seriously, there's no rhyme or reason to the...

December 23rd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ellyndia: Whenever I need to do something that might be scary or a little intimidating, I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and say to myself: "Time's up, let's do this." I have gotten a job using this method. jazz.panther: My success with that method is only about 33.33% ... repeating of...

December 22nd 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments