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March 23rd, 2009
Geneforge 5 Review
by Scorpia

Geneforge 5 splash screenClosing out the series, Geneforge 5 at last brings an end to the terrible struggle between the Shapers and the rebels. Of the several factions involved, only one will achieve victory. Which one triumphs will be determined by the side you choose to support.

And no matter to whom you pledge loyalty, grim deeds are ahead. As I mentioned once before, no one’s hands are clean in a war. The question is, how far are you willing to go to bring lasting peace to the land?

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March 22nd, 2009
There’s Always Something
by Scorpia

Well folks, I’m having a little trouble here. The GF5 review was supposed to go up tonight. Unfortunately, this new version of WordPress does things differently, and I’m not able to get the screenshots uploaded. There may be a configuration error somewhere.

I’ll talk to Dale about this tomorrow, and with luck, the review will be available sometimes Monday. There’s always something…

March 21st, 2009
Another Tempest In A Teapot?
by Scorpia

Making the buzz round this week is Sony’s charge to publishers for downloadable content on the PS3. Naturally, companies aren’t too happy about it.

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March 20th, 2009
M = Mess
by Scorpia

It sure seems that way these days. Most games that receive the “M” rating feature plenty of violence, shown in loving detail. Despite rantings in the media and from “watchdog” groups, designers continue to spew out products with stomach-churning graphics.

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March 19th, 2009
The Cost Of Games
by Scorpia

There was a remark in Jeff’s post the other day (Jeff Vogel Gives Numbers) that I’d like to discuss. He wrote about the $28 price for Geneforge 4: “That might seem very expensive for an Indie title.”

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March 18th, 2009
Hard Core Analysts
by Scorpia

Back in those “good old days”, game information was hard to come by. Few resources existed to help frustrated players. Over at The Escapist this week, Rob Zacny looks at how this has changed.

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March 18th, 2009
A Note To RSS Users
by Scorpia

Some of you may be experiencing problems with the feed from our site. Grassblade mentioned it, and perhaps others are having trouble as well. We have checked, and it seems that the feed is okay at our end.

However, the problems of the last week and a half or so, with the system being up and down so much, may have thrown your aggregator out of whack. Dale suggests that you delete your feed, then add it back in again. This may clear up the problem. If you try that and it doesn’t work, please let us know.

March 17th, 2009
Jeff Vogel Gives Numbers
by Scorpia

Jeff “Spiderweb” Vogel has started up a blog, and in today’s post he breaks silence by giving out the numbers on Geneforge 4. He did this mainly for the benefit of aspiring indie designers.

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