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May 31st, 2008
That’s Annoying!
by Scorpia

What is? That’s the question. Just about every game has its annoying moments. But some irritating “features” tend to show up time and again.

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May 30th, 2008
Mass DEfect
by Scorpia

Mass Effect is out, and the problems are already cropping up. Problems with properly installing the game. No doubt a patch will be rushed out soon. In the meantime, Voodoo Extreme has re-printed the multi-step, manual install instructions. If you were thinking of buying this game, I suggest holding off until this is fixed. Properly fixed, of course. Check out the instructions and see for yourself. Sigh.

PC Install instructions for Mass Effect on Voodoo Extreme

May 29th, 2008
Screwing The Developers
by Scorpia

Over at the mtv blog, Stephen Totilo comments on a practice in the industry (which he calls “common – but not widespread”) of pegging developer bonuses to the scores on Metacritic.

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May 28th, 2008
Intelligence Or Idiocy?
by Scorpia

Over at next-gen, they have an article by Edge on the difficulties of creating artificial intelligence for NPCs/opponents in games.

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May 27th, 2008
Gareth Falls Out
by Scorpia

Over at his blog today, Gareth Fouche recounts his first experience with that classic RPG, Fallout. A game he hasn’t played until now. Shocking, eh? ;)

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May 26th, 2008
Into The Sandbox
by Scorpia

Computer And Video Games has a two-part article up on “The Complete History Of Sandbox Games”. It seems a bit skimpy for a “complete” history, but then there haven’t been many products of that type over the years.

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May 25th, 2008
Batting A Thousand
by Scorpia

According to WordPress, this is post #1000. However, that doesn’t mean there are a thousand posts up here.

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May 24th, 2008
So You’re Sorry
by Scorpia

Sorry about some game you bought. Over at Kotaku, they have a post today on “Game Buy Regrets”. Naturally, I have some of my own.

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