Category Archives: Computer Games

A Force More Powerful

Just a follow up to a previous post. My copy of A Force More Powerful arrived today. Review to follow after extensive gameplay.

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WoW Me Again.

Birthday no. 37 is apparently all about play. After months away from World of Warcraft, I fired up my account again and have been playing for the last couple of days. (I realized I could just unsubscribe if I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Progressive Gaming Possibilities

Having some extra free time over the holidays, I’ve found myself indulging a bit in a favorite pastime that I’ve missed for the last few months. After spending some time on my two recent purchases — The Movies and Civilization … Continue reading

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Civilization & the Exoneration of Faith

If my skill at playing Sid Meier’s Civilization IV is any indication, the world is in no danger of my taking over anytime soon. Needing some mindless play last night, I took a break from The Movies and decided to … Continue reading

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Making Machinima

I’m still fiddling around with The Movies, and finding it exactly the kind of computer game that appeals to me. I’ve never been much for first-person shooters, and I’ve never been very good at them. I’d much rather see what … Continue reading

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Still Making Movies

I’m still playing around with The Movies, one of the computer games I picked up last weekend. The screenshot above is from the last movie I uploaded. It’s not the most recent one, though, and I plan to upload a … Continue reading

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The Movies: Pansy Productions

So, I was such a good boy yesterday — meeting and surpassing my NaNoWriMo word quota — that I treated myself to some time playing around with The Movies last night. After going through the tutorial, playing a basic game, … Continue reading

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Getting Back in the Game(s)

It occurred to me sometime ago that one of my former favorite pass-times has fallen by the wayside. I can’t remember the last time I played a computer game, something I used to do pretty often. It’s been months since … Continue reading

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Battle of the XXX-Box

The recent ruckus over the "Hot Coffee" hack for the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Fault, which allows users to play a mini-game involving illicit animated sex scenes,  brought to mind an awkward moment I experienced while … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Game

KipEsquire’s had a couple of posts this week about how you ban pit bulls and ban washing machines, but you can’t ban bad parents. Well, here’s another one for that file. Via Opposable Thumbs comes this story of parents whose … Continue reading

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My Cold, Dead Fingers

That’s what you’re going to have to pry out of the way; from my keyboard if you plan to take away my computer, and the remote if you plan to take away my television. I’m sure the folks behind the … Continue reading

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WoW. Me.

Meet Nialle, warrior. I’ve been meaning to introduce you to her for a while now. If you play World of Warcraft you’ll find her—or me running around in her guise—on the "Eonar" server.

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Time For An Intervention

Look, I like computer games as much as the next guy. Between World of Warcraft and City of Heroes, I’m starting to sacrifice precious hours of sleep at night. (Anyone with a kid between the ages of two days and … Continue reading

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Nights In Another World

Lately, at night, when the rest of the family has gone to bed, I sneak away to another world; one that I only became aware of a couple of months ago, but one which draws me back repeatedly. In this … Continue reading

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NationStates

I’m not sure where I’ve been that I haven’t heard of NationStates. I heard about it yesterday, during the “Blogging 101” panel I was on. It sounds like a pretty interesting idea. From the FAQ: NationStates is a nation simulation … Continue reading

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