You Gotta Pay Somehow

In news that was somehow simultaneously both expected and unexpected, today The Elder Scrolls Online announced that they’ll be moving from a subscription payment model to buy-to-play. Subscribers will be given bonuses, but otherwise once you have the box you’re free to explore Tamriel. The right honourable Belghast had some words to say on this topic: Don't like pay to win air drops, or overpriced early access schemes?...

SteamLeft and what’s your backlog shame?

You’ve probably given some thought to how many games in your Steam library are unplayed. Maybe you’ve even joked about having more games than you could ever realistically play, or made a New Years resolution to chip away at your backlog. It’s okay, friend. We’ve all been there. But wait! Thanks to the website SteamLeft now you can turn the nagging feeling that you spent too much money in the last sale into...

Awesome Games Done Quick is Awesome

As mentioned in previous posts I’ve been feeling a little blue about the “gaming community” as of late for various reasons. Gamers, man. This week though I started watching the Awesome Games Done Quick event and if like me you’ve been feeling down about gaming I absolutely recommend that you check it out. Awesome Games Done Quick is a fundraiser for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, held twice a year by the...

Liore’s Hot Gamer Trend of 2014: Alienation

Today almost every studio game has some multiplayer elements. Even games that have historically been for single players only now frequently come with an aspect of multiplayer, some of which has been done well (Mass Effect 3!) and some of which has not (SimCity 2013, whyyyy). The most popular and recognizable games in the world — League of Legends, World of Warcraft, and Call of Duty — all entirely rely on multiplayer,...

2013 Steam Holiday Sale Report Card

It’s December already?! I managed to negotiate the Steam Fall Sale without buying anything, mostly due to the fact that I’ve already put 60+ hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition and I still have about a third of the game left to complete. Of course the Fall Sale is really the smaller sibling of the behemoth of game sales, that horrible monster known as the Steam Holiday Sale. It usually occurs around the end of December, and...

Introducing The Game and Entertainment Network

Do you like… podcasts? Do you like… MMO blogs? Then boy, do I have news for you. I’m super pleased to introduce the new podcast network, The Game and Entertainment Network. You might recognize a few familiar faces on the roster: Aggrochat Battle Bards Beyond Bossfights Cat Context Contains Moderate Peril Couch Podtatoes Massive Failure Roleplay Domain We’ve all come together under the banners of honesty,...

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