Tagged: Gaming

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On Changing The Subject

A place where you can go to get news about sports, sports, sports and not Trump, Trump, Trump.

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Game of Gamer Perceptions

Online gaming coupled with social media has exploded not just the popularity of gaming, but the community of gamers.

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Diablo III and the Death of God

In Diablo III, Heaven and its angels reveal themselves to be far more complicated, and far from the conception of good one might think

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20 Years of Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

I remember how, more than any other game I have played, Alpha Centauri inspired me to learn about the literature & philosophy from which it drew inspiration

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Social Science and Fiction Part 8: War, Peace, and Betwixt

What battles are you likely to fight? Orc assaults will likely rely on superior infantry numbers, Gnoll infestations will be guerilla-style salt-the-earth raids, Illithid conflicts will be psy-op 4GW affairs, and if you have a dragon problem, you can kiss those thatched roof cottages goodbye (pace Trogdor). Will your bog-standard infantry/archery/cavalry mix be suited to defend the kingdom against these sorts of threats?

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Social Science and Fiction Part 3: Politics at the Gaming Table

Many Americans consider it boorish to bring up politics or religion outside of sanctioned times and places. One simply does not talk politics at the dinner table. It won’t do.
But the gaming table is not the dinner table. Ideally, you play games with friends. Or if your close friends don’t share your hobbies, then at least your regular group is acquainted well enough that political differences of opinion are unimportant enough to keep you from playing together. Or if that isn’t the case, then at the very least you all retain enough courtesy to stow your partisan inclinations while the game is underway.

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A Steam Machine in Every Home

Last year around this time I would have given anything to get my hands on a Steam Machine, but now that it’s becoming a reality, I’m struggling to remember why I was ever excited about it.

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Mindless Diversion Bait : ‘Indie Game’ Trailer

I think I’m the only contributor at the League that isn’t a gamer.  Given a few hours on a Saturday evening, there are approximately 1,000 things I would choose to do before sitting down...