Category Archives: Entertainment

Game Developers – Stop Failing at Online Multiplayer

Independent video games are all the rage lately. Minecraft and Angry Birds are the premiere examples of how games developed outside of the big commercial industry can become huge successes. This is mostly because of platforms like Steam and other … Continue reading

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How to Play Doom

Just yesterday I read this fascinating piece by Stephen Totilo of Kotaku entitled The First Time I Played Doom Was Yesterday. ┬áIt’s really crazy that in this world, even a video game journalist with an incredibly long tenure could have … Continue reading

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Why Gaming Won’t Save The World

…being a virtuoso at World of Warcraft is like being a virtuoso at the player piano. Continue reading

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Persistence Sells and Ruins Games

Imagine you are about to play a game of Monopoly. According to the rules, each player starts with $1500. One of the other players, however, insists that they are going to start with $2000. What is their justification for this … Continue reading

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How Badly Do You Want It?

Over all the decades that piracy has been a hot topic the point often comes up that piracy isn’t stealing because those pirates would not have paid money if piracy were not an option. This point, while often brought up, … Continue reading

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Used Books on Amazon for $0.01

People like to have things. Think about all the things you own. Go look through your closets and in your drawers. How many things in there will you honestly never use again? If you’ve got a lot of free space, … Continue reading

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On the Nature of Spoilers

If you are someone who participates on the web in any way, you must be familiar with the concept of spoilers. The general idea is that learning information about a work of art prior to experiencing it for yourself will … Continue reading

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