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March 23rd, 2008
Music To My Ears
by Scorpia

The other day, in Got Music?, I mentioned in an aside there was one time when I reinstalled a game to hear the music.

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March 22nd, 2008
WoW: A Study In Terrorism
by Scorpia

There’s nothing like studying virtual terrorism to give one a handle on the real thing. And World of Warcraft is the best place to do it. At least according to an article over on wired.

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March 21st, 2008
Got Music?
by Scorpia

Being a (cough) “veteran gamer”, I can remember when games had no sounds to speak of. Just a few (often annoying) beeps and boops from a tinny little speaker.

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March 20th, 2008
Avernum 5 Review
by Scorpia

Avernum 5 character creationAvernum is Spiderweb’s flagship series, a remake/enhancement of the earlier Exile games. Set in a huge underground area of connected caves, they naturally bring to mind Ultima Underworld, especially as Avernum was previously a dumping ground for criminals, eccentrics and anyone else the Empire didn’t like.

Of course, Avernum is much more developed, as we are now up to the fifth installment of a continuing story. After much battle and bloodshed, a tenuous peace has been worked out between Avernum and the Empire, headed by the moderate Empress Prazac.

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March 18th, 2008
Attention Deficit?
by Scorpia

Over on his blog, Coyote has a post about becoming too focused on what you’re doing in a game, and missing critical details.

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March 17th, 2008
Age Of Decadence Vignette
by Scorpia

Over at rpgwatch, they have up a brief vignette from Iron Tower’s Age Of Decadence. Interestingly, it was something of a group project.

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March 16th, 2008
Piracy Is Not The Problem
by Scorpia

Over on his blog, Brad Wardell of Stardock has a great post on the subject of PC game piracy. It’s the best discussion I’ve seen so far on the matter.

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March 15th, 2008
The Future Of Indie RPGs
by Scorpia

A few days back, Coyote posted the second “Indie Roundtable”, where he asked a question of several independent designers. This month’s query was about the future of indie RPGs.

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