Archive for November 19, 2009

“Tweeter Age” or “Marvelously Vague”

November 19, 2009 2 comments

Tweeted earlier today:

If I was a fan of Dragon Age: Origins, I’d be keeping my eye open for something cool coming tomorrow. Just saying.

Oh those cheeky bastards!

Categories: Dragon Age: Origins

Se7en Tidbits: “Something Fishy” or “Whining About all the Singing at the Opera”

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Here are a few tidbits that caught my attention for one reason or another this week:

  • “If I had the instance piercing powers of a Turbine developer, I would be very interested to see how the amoebic entity of players reacts and splits against foreign invaders, especially ones like a Witch waiting for a good crowning.” – Ravious, Breaking From the Collective Tempo, Kill Ten Rats.
  • “And like legendary Cassandra before him, though he prophesied truly, nobody believed him.”, Tipa, EVE Online: How to get shredded in W-Space, West Karana. [Bronte: Frustrating as it may be, this is the reason EvE is such a great game, you truly feel like you are carving your own path. Whether you fail or succeed, you don’t have game mechanics to blame.]
  • “I believe that there is a correlation between how well a fantasy MMORPG does relative to its contemporary competitors and how deep and interesting the fishing mechanism that is available at launch.” – Wilhelm2451, A Theory of Fishing, The Ancient Gaming Noob.
  • “Nothing is more insulting to a gamer than impugning his ability to play videogames, and if you suggest that a reviewer lacks the required skills, then all his credibility is instantly shot and time itself will reverse to a point before the review was written, undoing its evil in a Quantum Leap-style situation.” – Jim Sterling, How to Respond to a Video Game Review, Destructoid.
  • Dragon Age explores well-defined mythic territory, so complaining about its formulaic nature is like whining about all the singing in opera.” – Michael Abbot, It’s an RPG thing, The Brainy Gamer.
Categories: Se7en Tidbits

They Said Whaaaat?: “Aussie Pansies” or “Butchered 4 Dead”

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment

“Well here we are, Patch, faced with the unenviable task of telling Aussies around the country that Left 4 Dead 2: the heavily edited Australian version (or, the ‘ruined version’, as we call it) isn’t worth the plastic the disc is printed on; that the game has been butchered so badly that we’ve found it hard to enjoy.”
Left 4 Dead 2: Edited Australian Version Review, IGN

The gore, mutilations, dismemberments and decapitations have been butchered from this version. Pun intended? 😛