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March 31st, 2008
Mountains Of Gold
by Scorpia

Over at Hooked Gamers, Captain Patch has up a rant about gold in RPGs. He’s talking about it in tabletop games, although much (if not all) of what he says could apply to the computer version as well.

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March 30th, 2008
Underused Settings
by Scorpia

Over at Voodoo Extreme, they have a little poll running on “underused game settings”. Or, what do you want to see more of?

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March 29th, 2008
Video Games: Irrelevant?
by Scorpia

In the ongoing (and endless) debate over whether video games are art, Chad Sapieha at theglobeandmail.com puts his oar in on the negative side. He fears that games are doomed to irrelevance.

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March 28th, 2008
48 Crazies
by Scorpia

Not too long ago, the Independent Gaming Source website held a competition for its members. The idea was to use something called the “Video Game Name Generator” to create a title, then make the actual game.

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March 27th, 2008
Too Much Information
by Scorpia

Living in the information age has its advantages. But sometimes there can be a downside to it, as well.

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March 26th, 2008
Frayed Coyote Howls
by Scorpia

Over at rpgatch, they have a feature interview with Coyote (also known in some quarters as Jay Baranson ;), mainly about his in-the-works RPG, Frayed Knights.

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March 25th, 2008
Endless
by Scorpia

We’ve talked several times about games having multiple endings. Usually, that’s good. But perhaps there can be too much of a good thing in that regard.

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March 24th, 2008
Another Stupid Study
by Scorpia

I have little faith in the results of studies done on video games. Given that these are supposed to be “scientific”, the amount of poor planning and loose thinking that goes on is incredible.

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