I Hate Mila!

Mild mannered bloggers over at Are We New At This? and High Latency Life are tackling an important issue in blognation. Why all the hate on WoW? I mean, it has eleventy (.2) billion subscribers! Something must be going right over at ActiBlizzEnron. It is a curious (and good) question in many ways. Chris Cavelle…

Customer Service Win

After reading this great customer service example over at World of Shadow, I’m back thinking of my own CS purchase experiences in the gaming world. Of course, from there, I can’t help but continue to think, and discuss, why customer service basics don’t flow over into the gaming sphere. In my first link above, the…

Keen and Graev Hacked

I read a lot of blogs, and while surfing K&G’s this morning turns out the ‘Devil Hacker’ hacked the website. I’m curious if they had some post up picking on hackers or something, or just negatively reviewed a game they were playing and some fanboi took offence. Conspiracy theorists: perhaps this is the beginning of targeted attacks…

Fun Police for Jedi

EA and Bioware are wrapping everything into their ‘hail mary pass’ launch of SWTOR (pardon the pun) to do everything imaginable (and then some) to recoup their eleventy billion dollar investment. For those of you who don’t clicky links on blogs, they are releasing a PVP warzone based on a neutral planet where the good guys and the bad…

Solution to the USA Debt Crisis

  Yes, yes. Politics on a gaming blog is bad for business. However, I can’t resist! In the mid 90’s Canada faced a very similar debt crisis – debt to GDP pushing 70%. Outrageous spending. Madness. The Federal Party at the time was the Liberal Party of Canada (I can already see my Republican American…

Lambs to The Slaughter

After reading the comments of SWTOR’s latest QA from Friday, I noticed a couple of things: Seems to be a lot of MMO rookies following this closely There will be major disappointment for those rookies Some random ones, amid the rabid fanboyism: Can you imagine a small smuggler ship entering in Coruscant atmosphere with two passengers(you and…

The Sandbox Knows No Bounds

Interesting thread over on the Project Reality forums about putting together a Minecraft Tournament. The PR community is a war inspired bunch, their hobby being tactical shooter games. A lot of the forum members are members of the military as well (although not exclusively) and in the Politics sub forum there is a lot of…

Avoiding Disasters

Including Cataclysm. A part of me was actually hoping I would have interest to buy the expansion, and based off the generaly quietness of blognation I may be in the minority. Although, the things the bloggers have turned out seem to be a lot of ‘content is almost done, when is the next expansion’ fun…

How Not to Blog

Sorry, Peter Moore, your “blog” is a pretty big embarrassment. I was surfing EA sites to find anyplace to complain that they stopped their major sports title development for the PC. Yes, I have complained about it a couple times already. I really want to play some football. 1) Most of the comments on that…

Film Fund

Fun thing about being ‘successful’ and making contacts – I was asked, and agreed to, sit on a board of directors for a film fund. I just signed back the paperwork today. It sat on my desk for a week, and to be honest movies aren’t any more of my forte than games – I…

Premium Market Position

While our MMO companies battle for the mainstream dollar, I can’t help but wonder if any are forward thinking to the premium dollar customers – or if that market even exists in the gaming world. In the simplest of comparisons think Price Chopper vs Whole Foods. The first provides basic food at cut rate prices.…

Deferred Success

This title stems from educators wanting to remove kids from an ‘F’, or ‘Failing’ grade. No more failing – just deferred success! Clearly the change in terminology will make kids all become hugely successful. This Epic Defer is part of a longer list of deferrments by public offcials who manage powerful unionized employees (the same unions that…

Inventory Full

A friend and old guildmate of mine has jumped into blognation over at Inventory Full.  I suppose technically he is a current guildmate from WoW (I am unsubbed, but details, details) and we always enjoyed parlaying in and out of game about games and other fun and relevant stuff. He only has a couple posts…