Reblogged from XP Chronicles:
Socially and culturally, video games occupy a portion of what I call the digital frontier, a place where the war for social justice is raging in the virtual space; where unfettered sexism, racism and other forms of group oppression and discrimination are entangled in a battle for greater games. What makes […]
Reblogged from XP Chronicles:
A recent report on GamesIndustry.biz discusses how the console wars have resulted in more expensive games than last generation’s. The report mentions that games like Forza – a great example of a gaming replacing the intrinsic value of its features with monetization – are giving you […]
The Sarkeesian Question, as I’m calling it, is what many gamers and anti-feminists are asking everyone around them. It’s something we all ought to approach with care because everyone on all sides is very concerned with the implications of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes Vs. Women video series. The message itself? That sexism pervades our media. […]
Everyone who played vanilla and dared to cross the Plaguelands may have run into these little pools of blood by the roadside, or in a copse of trees or a ditch. And if you were curious enough, your story might have continued like so.
Intrigue forced you to dismount or go out of your way […]
In commemoration of Blizzard for Blizzcon, I present this fun, totally unofficial, totally biased list of my Top 5 Raids (pre-Mists of Pandaria) in our beloved World of Warcraft.
Alright, so this might be surprising to some of you, but hopefully not most of you because Zul’Gurub was not only awesome, but […]
I can’t resist the curiosity that gets inside me when I hear of an MMO which will allow players to be builders in a fantasy of their dreams. For better or worse, I’m really looking forward to what Everquest Next Landmark will actually bring to gamers.
Unfortunately, the details are kinda all over the place […]
What follows is a rant. Brace yourselves, for rants are rare at Red Skies.
I’m all about sandbox MMOs. There’s hardly a blogger out there which believes as firmly as I do that they are the way of the future for the genre. However, I’ve rarely talked about the (significant) downside to the whole sandbox […]
Harebrained Schemes has posted a new project to Kickstarter for it’s latest game: Golem Arcana. It’s a tabletop miniatures game that uses your smart devices (phones, tablets) to facilitate gameplay. I’ve always had an interest in getting into the tabletop miniatures genre, but the amount of work required upfront just to […]
MMOs have a depressingly familiar flavor to them these days no matter which one you play. It’s the kind of impression that leaves some of us feeling like it’s all the same grind, similar to some things in the real world — things we were hoping to escape from. Part of this impression we’re experiencing […]
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