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November 22nd, 2008
Clean Slate Cleaned
by Scorpia

Yep, Richard (Lord British) Garriott’s Tabula Rasa (Latin for “Clean Slate”) is headed for the bit bucket. The MMOG will become free to play as of January 10th, 2009, and go offline on February 28th, 2009.

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November 21st, 2008
Future Consequences
by Scorpia

Over on his blog today, Coyote discusses “delayed consequences” in games. That’s a situation where you perform some action now, but the results are not seen until farther along in play.

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November 20th, 2008
I Wasn’t Always Tech Savvy
by Scorpia

For all of us, there was a beginning, that moment when we crossed the line from mundania into the computer world. Since then, we’ve installed hardware, dealt with software glitches, struggled with Windows, and gained expertise in dealing with our machines. Some may have forgotten what it was like to be a “newbie”.

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November 19th, 2008
The Death Poll
by Scorpia

That’s death in games, in case you were wondering. RPGwatch is running a poll on “preferred method of handling death”. Of course, we prefer not to die in the first place ;).

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November 18th, 2008
Unreal GOG Update
by Scorpia

Good Old Games is going strong. They’re adding various Unreal titles from Epic to their catalogue. Currently available for $9.99 each are Unreal Gold (includes Napali pack) and Unreal Tournament GOTY. Go check ’em out.

Good Old Games

November 17th, 2008
Gritting My Teeth
by Scorpia

Yeah, I’m gritting my teeth over “gritty”. It seems that any A-title these days that’s a shooter or RPG has to be “gritty”. Darkish and gloomy and overall depressing, especially in the graphics.

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November 16th, 2008
Some People Need A First Life
by Scorpia

It’s a crazy world, and it becomes even crazier when real and virtual merge. Consider the saga of Amy and David, a British couple.

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November 15th, 2008
Too Old, Too Soon
by Scorpia

Over on his blog a few days ago, Gareth Fouche posted that he was feeling old. At 26. Already, he’s saying: “You know, gaming was better back in my day.”

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