Archive for the ‘Games: MMORPGs and Text-Based RPGs’ Category

21st Century Digital … something?

As an update to my previous post, Blizzard/Activision has announced that due to the feedback (and possibly the staggering number of people who cancelled over the issue), that the upcoming Starcraft II forums—and forums in the future—will not require users to post under their real first and last names. You may be seeing tweets or […]

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 14:20 by Frito · Permalink · Comments Closed
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21st Century Digital REDACTED

Blizzard, Real ID and privacy issues. Anyone playing any of the Blizzard properties has probably been hearing the buzz about Real ID. For everyone else, Real ID is the Blizzard social connection tool. It lets you talk to your friends no matter what Blizzard game they are playing, as long as you know the email […]

Eyes on E3: Star Wars Multiplayer Demo

A brief glimpse of what is to come. So far, most of the trailers coming out for The Old Republic were solo missions, or co-op. They’ve showcased the different worlds, the different character classes, the voice acting, the tricked out ships. So now, we get to see multiplayer combat: While it may  seem lackluster to […]

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 16:11 by Adrienne Ryan · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Eyes on E3: Star Wars: The Old Republic

I’ve never really been an MMO gamer. I’ll admit that I’d love to try my hand at them: the idea of exploring a huge world with a team of people from around the actual world is a compelling one, but really, I’m sort of poor. Monthly subscription fees have no place in my life, at […]

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 10:55 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · 2 Comments
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21st Century Digital Gnome – the 800 Pound Gorilla

World of Warcraft is the 800 pound gorilla, because the developers at Blizzard have found a way to make very nearly every kind of player happy. The most hardcore raiders, the most casual of casuals and most of the rest of us who are somewhere in the middle. It’s not that they’re sitting where ever they want to. It’s more like they’re sitting on everything all at once.

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 00:57 by Frito · Permalink · One Comment
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21st Century Digital Gnome: EVE Online–You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

EVE Online is a Sci-FI MMO set in space. You zip about the galaxy in your spaceship and do various space things. This description of the game is super-vague because I don’t know very much at all about the game except that it is set in space. Because, you see, I don’t play EVE Online. […]

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 20:10 by Frito · Permalink · One Comment
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21st Century Digital Gnome: The introduction article

This is the introduction column. It’s like that introduction paragraph in role-playing books. Anyone who has opened and read a Player’s Handbook or Player’s Guide or any other basic role-playing game book in the last twenty years has probably read that paragraph about what a RPG is. You know the one.

So what’s in store for you in two weeks when I actually write about something that isn’t an introduction article? I’ll talk about EVE Online – a game I don’t play, don’t want to play, don’t even want to consider playing, and yet absolutely love reading about every chance I can get.

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 20:19 by Frito · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blizzard Entertainment to cast new WoW voice actors from NYC?

Well, at least according to this YouTube vid-maker, they are: Normally I wouldn’t take such a piece of video from an account that was created just days before a video is uploaded as truth, but just as I had to click on the April Fools’ Day “black Star Wars” video, I had to check out […]

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 06:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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