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September 22nd, 2007
It’s Forgettable
by Scorpia

Over at MTV’s multplayer blog, they have an ongoing “debate” between Stephen Totilo and N’Gai Croal on various games. These exchanges tend to go all over the place, and Stephen touched on one aspect that hadn’t occurred to me before.

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September 21st, 2007
What’s Better Than Sex?
by Scorpia

The Internet. It seems that the online world is taking over, at least for some portion of the American population. JWT, the fourth-largest ad agency, surveyed 1,011 people, and learned that a startling 20 percent have less sex because they’d rather spend that time online.

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September 20th, 2007
Consoles And Education
by Scorpia

First up, the National Bureau of Economic Research just released the results from a study of college students with game consoles in the dorm room. No surprise, they found students with consoles studied on average 40 minutes less per day.

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September 20th, 2007
The Cruel Coyote
by Scorpia

Over on his blog, Coyote has gone the limit. He has a post up on “Ultima IV Then And Now”, speculating on how U4 might be if it had been designed today instead of 20+ years ago. Oh, the pain! Oh, the agony! And I still want to know what he means by “subquests”!

U4 Then And Now on Coyote’s blog

September 19th, 2007
The Return Of Text?
by Scorpia

That’s right, text. As in “interactive fiction”. Of course, we know there are such games out there now, in little places around the net, catering to a very niche audience. This is a bit different.

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September 18th, 2007
Multiple Threads
by Scorpia

Over at Planewalker today, Jason Compton has an article pondering the absence of multiple plot threads in CRPGs.

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September 17th, 2007
Quest For Glory
by Scorpia

We’ve talked about the often-illogical RPG approach to quests in posts such as Quest-ionable Activities and Why Should I Care?. Over at his blog, John Walker wondered, too. Then he did something about it.

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September 16th, 2007
Hellgate: London Specs
by Scorpia

At last, the specs for Hellgate: London have been released. And they surprised me. I may actually be able to play this one.

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