Category: Games

(This is an accurate report detailing the mental faculties, observed behaviour of my cousin as he experiences the rigours of a 4-day LAN party. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s report… day 2 is when things usually start to get… interesting)

I’ve been trying to think of ways I can keep my blog updated this weekend without having to sit down and write 1000 deep, insightful, thought-inspiring words each evening. You see, after 2 or 3 days of sitting in a darkened aircraft hangar, surrounded by thousands of computers, your cognitive abilities can slide a little. I need something that is still interesting,but not requiring much thought or effort. What I’m going to do is: chronicle this weekend’s LAN party, from…

The MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) market is an interesting one. Unlike most other forms of media, MMOGs are a service rather than a consumable product. A normal game has a very predictable life-cycle: development, launch, patching, possible expansions and finally product retirement. Most software follows the same pattern. You buy a game, or piece of software, you expect to get some use out of it, and ultimately expect to buy the next latest-and-greatest version of it in a few…

Okay, I’m exaggerating slightly, but in my head it’s a lovely, golden trophy. With gilded bits, and encrusted rubies. And a blank plate at the bottom with just my name on it, because I’m the first — and last — to wield such a virtual machination. Yesterday I was linked to by WoWInsider — the ‘definitive’ World of Warcraft news source. It’s basically a huge collection of journalists that write about every aspect of WoW. One of them, Jennie Lees…

So you want to game, but you don’t know how? Or perhaps you’re a disaffected gamer that developed ‘Space Invader Thumbs’ and you’re still nursing RSI. Perhaps you’re the girlfriend (or boyfriend!) of a gamer, but you don’t really ‘get it’. If you fit any of the above categories, this guide will hopefully be everything that you need to pick up a game, play it, and even enjoy it! I will be writing in fairly simple terms, with little ‘geek…

Well, a large portion of my life at least. Not quite all, but… an uncomfortably high percentage of it. Anyway, I’ve started a serious series of posts, about being the guild leader of a successful World of Warcraft guild. This is obviously a series of posts aimed at gamers in general, and WoW players in specific. You might find it interesting if you’re an outsider looking in — a girlfriend of a WoW addict perhaps, or maybe someone that’s interested…