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July 22nd, 2008
And Then, There’s Stupid
by Scorpia

There are some good things about New York State. There are some bad things. And then, there’s stupid.

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July 21st, 2008
All Cracked Up
by Scorpia

Patches to fix problems in games are an everyday occurrence. Ordinarily, these patches come from the in-house developers. Unless you’re Ubisoft.

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July 20th, 2008
Mystery Machines
by Scorpia

From time to time, I wonder about the computers used by developers. The guys who design those “A” titles, like Crysis.

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July 19th, 2008
Darkness Falls
by Scorpia

Last night, just before midnight, the official forums for Hellgate: London and Mythos shut down. Also, the Mythos beta went offline. HG:L is no longer charging subscription fees, but I haven’t been able to determine if the game is still online, although the site is still up with no special announcement showing.

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July 18th, 2008
Purist That I Am
by Scorpia

Today on his blog, Coyote discusses the blending of genres. In this instance, he means science fiction, science fantasy, and “regular” (sword & sorcery) fantasy. He wonders how we feel about mixing “science” and “fantasy” in games.

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July 17th, 2008
Really Real
by Scorpia

One of the features in the upcoming Eschalon: Book II that I’ve been meaning to comment on is the weather. Apparently, it will have more of an in-game effect than usual.

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July 16th, 2008
D&D: Lost World
by Scorpia

Except for the numbers (and that’s a big exception), AD&D was a pretty straightforward system. It was those numbers that Andy Chalk, over at The Escapist, always had a hard time getting a handle on.

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July 15th, 2008
Piracy: A Different Perspective
by Scorpia

Over at The Escapist, Ryan Sumo has a piece up on software piracy, in particular focusing on the Philippines. He points out that selling illegal games is part of the economy, underground though it is.

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