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January 31st, 2008
Planewalker Resurfaces
by Scorpia

Planewalker, indie designers of the “coming whenever” RPG The Broken Hourglass, have been pretty quiet lately. So it was good to see an interview with producer Jason Compton over at gamebanshee.

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January 30th, 2008
It’s Getting Moggy Out There
by Scorpia

Just yesterday, in Independent Thoughts, I looked at the growing number of indie companies, and wondered how many would survive over time. If you thought that was scary, how about anyone - anyone at all - being able to build their own MMOG?

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January 29th, 2008
Independent Thoughts
by Scorpia

Indie news seems to be all around the ‘net lately. There’s Coyote’s blog posts, Mark Morris on bit-tech about staying independent, an interview with Jeff Vogel on gamebanshee, more reviews (finally) of Eschalon, etc. So unless all this is just because of the post-holiday lull, it looks like better times for indie games, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

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January 28th, 2008
Desperation
by Scorpia

Desperation is the feeling that comes around when there’s nothing new to play. So I thought, why not an old game? One I hadn’t played in years? Why not Quake?

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January 27th, 2008
A Weighty Subject
by Scorpia

We’re all much too familiar with the finger-pointing at games being “overly violent”. Now they’re coming under fire in a big way for another reason: overweight kids.

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January 26th, 2008
Mokor Triumphant
by Scorpia

Subject: Mokor saves the day…

[You recall that Mokor is now uniting the four tribes on his way to saving the world.]

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January 25th, 2008
Steve Meretzky Flashes
by Scorpia

Thought I’d wind up the week on a light note. At least, I hope it’s a light note.

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January 24th, 2008
Mass Effect Backlash
by Scorpia

A few days back, Fox News hosted a show that gave Mass Effect, a highly-praised and rated game, a black eye. The show was rife with inaccuracies (I’m being polite here), in particular from author Cooper Lawrence, who admitted she hadn’t played the game. EA sent a letter to Fox demanding an apology and corrections.

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