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Evisceration from ArenaNet at PAX

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 29, 2011

Evisceration from ArenaNet at PAX

One of the pleasures of PAX 2011 was getting my portfolio reviewed by the artists of ArenaNet.  This was actually important enough to me that I was willing to miss the “Pitch Your Game Idea” contest.  I can’t remember the last time I was so thoroughly eviscerated, or the last time I felt such joy […]

Innistrad PreRelease

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 26, 2011

Innistrad PreRelease

A few months ago I attended the pre-release event for the M12 set of Magic: the Gathering.  These events are generally the only limited format events that I attend, as they are generally the only sealed deck tournaments around.  I’ve always preferred sealed deck tournaments over booster drafts. I think the reason for this is […]

Gamers Help Solve AIDS Problem

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 22, 2011

Gamers Help Solve AIDS Problem

I wept as I read the news this evening.  There isn’t much that I can say to add to the many stories written about it.  Today, I’ll just post the entry from Yahoo News: Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure […]

Kirby Shadowsack

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 19, 2011

Kirby Shadowsack

So last week I introduced my son to Dungeons and Dragons.  We started out with something simple: I explained to him that we would make him a character, and we would talk our way through a story where his character got to be the hero.  I gave him the option of either a warrior, wizard, […]

Firefall

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 15, 2011

Firefall

Firefall has received a lot of flack for their over-the-top advertising at PAX.  I don’t mind the advertising if the game is good, and this one looks great.  It reminds me of Monday Night Combat, with more of a “war torn” feel than a sports arena would normally have.  I’m interested to see how this […]

Onlive Console

Posted by Douglas Bushong on September 12, 2011

Onlive Console

I got a chance to play Warhammer: Space Marine on the OnLive console at PAX, and I must say the controls felt really good.  That, however, is not what I want to talk about today.  No, I want to talk about the console that I played it on. The OnLive booth was giving away free […]