Stopping UBB – A Mission
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 February 2011, 1:42 pm
Times are changing, and Canadian companies like Bell don’t like if very much. In a recent CRTC ruling, it was decided to allow Bell and other carriers such as Shaw and Rogers to charge for “extra” (yes…they get to define what that means) usage over the internet…at whopping $2.50 per Gig over a 25Gig limit. [...]


Frogster CEO resigns
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 January 2011, 1:15 pm
Check it out here: Berlin, 31/01/2011: Andreas Weidenhaupt resigns from the executive board and from his other mandates in the Frogster Group in best mutual agreement at the end of April 2011 to devote himself to new professional challenges. His responsibilities will be allocated to his executive board colleagues. Andreas Weidenhaupt was founder and managing [...]


Looking At Rift
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 January 2011, 9:31 am
Rift is not a Jesus game…let’s get that out of the way right now. It’s more like Paul…very important, but still not divine. Carrying on with the analogy, it won’t save your life in any way…and lucky for Trion, I don’t see them ever being in the position to rise from the dead (*cough* Warhammer [...]


Final SUWT is up….
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 30 January 2011, 5:15 pm
First…check it out here. Second…I don’t think any of us in this “business” of podcasting really understands how much of an impact we have on the people listening to our shows. I certainly didn’t until I recorded this with about 10-12 other people (…off and on…). Fact is, whether you’re a podcaster or something else, [...]


Dear Massively…Part 8 (I think)
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 January 2011, 5:30 pm
Despite my continuing disinterest in writing about games (…you’ve noticed, eh…), I must applaud Massively and Jef for this excellent article: So, when you throw together my disdain for PR-soaked reporting and my facepalming at any mention of the phrase “game journalism,” you end up with this week’s Soapbox. In it, I’d like to take [...]


2011 and onward…
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 January 2011, 10:38 am
2011 is going to be a very interesting year for MMO gaming. “Regular” gaming will go on as per usual…not really ever taking notice of how important 2011 is, and in particular how important one soon to release MMO is. In the non-MMO space we’ll see some really excellent titles come out and really, that’s [...]


Rift Beta – Impressions
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 December 2010, 8:23 am
…note “impressions”, not a “review”. Let’s get how much I played out of the way so that you have some context. I was part of both betas and in those two weekends I managed maybe about 5-10 hours of game play…maybe 10-15, but I’ll low ball it for now. I played a Shaman/Druid up to [...]


Wargames you should play….
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 December 2010, 8:37 am
I came across this article from SugarFreeGamer…a site I’m starting to come to love and trust when it comes to opinion on wargaming. The article recommends five games that a beginner…or veteran…wargamer should consider. Some VERY good choices there. Actually, that article alone may convince me to get Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to [...]


On PlanetSide 2
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 December 2010, 1:37 pm
Rumor has it that Planet Side 2 is in the works and will be released sometime next year. Without seeing anything or knowing anything about the game, why do I get the feeling that after playing it I’ll feel like a kid who had his sandcastle knocked down by the local beach bully. D out.


Massive Elemental Update
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 December 2010, 1:15 pm
For those of you who where waiting on Elemental being fixed before trying, I think it’s safe to say that time is very close: We’ve been working very hard to get our beloved strategy game, Elemental up to its potential. Version 1.1, which we’ve been working on for the past two months, is an important [...]


Gaming Nickle Rant
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 December 2010, 2:20 pm
Rant incoming. It’s very clear were the gaming industry is going: Charge more for less but make it seem like your getting more. With the obvious setup that EA is doing for a permanent online presence (…read: get your credit cards ready…), it really is no wonder that all we’ve been presented with over the [...]


Hartsman on Rift Beta Weekend.
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2010, 2:55 pm
Take a look here: Gameplay The starting area of Terminus held up really well. People started slamming in to the point where we got a solid test of the server queues. (Thanks for putting up with that.) During the first day, it was obvious that the quest targets in Freemarch weren’t nearly plentiful enough, and [...]


Offline Games “Finished”
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2010, 1:03 pm
Interesting article over at PC Gamer: Speaking to Develop, Gibeau said “I volunteer you to speak to EA’s studio heads, they’ll tell you the same thing,” he said. “They’re very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged [...]


First Day of Cataclysm
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2010, 12:07 pm
The first day reminds me why I’m really not built for launch day experiences. There are just sooo many people in the new zones that I’m starting to feel claustrophobic. See…I don’t give a rats ass about being first when it comes to getting places in a video game. I’m not the competitive type in [...]


This is interesting…
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2010, 9:11 am
Read this…douche-bag/cyber-stalker arrested. D out.


Cataclysm is out…and where are you
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 December 2010, 9:46 am
…AT WORK…LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!! Mwwwwaahahahahahahhaaaaaaa…ahhhh…ahhahhhahahaaa…ahhhhh….ahem. I know, some of you are just shaking your heads (/looks in Hardcore Casual’s direction) regarding the pablum that…once again…Blizzard has started feeding it’s players. “It’s the same thing!!”, you say. “It’s all on rails!!”, you cry. “Never again!!”, you lament as you secretly hate yourself for liking WoW deep [...]


Me in AiInSite
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 November 2010, 8:53 am
Got quoted in an article today regarding the Kinect…go check it out here if you want to read it. Basically it’s going over the impact of this technology in the game space. Enjoy… D out


WoW Shatters
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 November 2010, 9:06 am
Once again, Blizzard shows why it has the number one MMO and nobody else can really touch them….and nobody should try. Last night, I logged into a VERY different world. One in which almost every single piece of gamespace has been effected by the shattering caused by a very grumpy black dragon called Deathwing. To [...]


Something to Talk about…finally
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 November 2010, 1:59 pm
Holy shit…Darren is posting something on his gaming blog. Everyone check if the moon has turned to blood (…see what I did there. I have a religious blog and I referenced an apocalyptic saying..and…I….ahem….). Couple things to note I guess. First, SUWT 74 is up over at VirginWorlds right now, so if you haven’t listened [...]


WAR and the $10 level
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 November 2010, 3:18 pm
…you knew I couldn’t resist this one: With the Skaven waiting in the wings, Warhammer Online’s 1.4.0 patch delivers a few tantalizing goodies right here and now. The focus of the patch is two new “RvR packs” that can be picked up in the EA Store. For players looking for a leg up in their [...]


Still sllloooowwww
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 November 2010, 10:58 am
…man. Nothing really happening out there in the gaming world right now. So…I’m just going to “blah blah blah” a bit. Champions Online going free to play. All of this news of MMOs going free to play is no longer news anymore…it is now the norm. Looks like most of the games out there have [...]


Fallout: New Vegas..a bit meh
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 October 2010, 9:01 am
…yeah…a bit of the whole “meh” going on with New Vegas and I’ll tell you why. First, there are plenty of graphical bugs in the game right now that are very distracting. The first one I noticed was that characters walk while floating about half a foot in the air. It’s like they are doing [...]


New Site…for me at least
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2010, 1:54 pm
/deep breath. I’m sick today..a cold maybe, so I thought I’d do this post today. I’m a bit nervous letting this one out of the bag, but I’m doing it in hopes that it helps others as well as myself as I start work on this new site called Ethos Incarnate. Go check it out [...]


Random Shakespeare Quote
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 October 2010, 11:17 am
…because I can All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms. And then the whining school-boy, with his [...]


Have you seen this yet?
Posted by The Common Sense Gamer [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 October 2010, 3:46 pm
Holy shit cakes! …not sure how true this is or even if the source is good, but it’s entertaining to read none the less. I found out recently that I will be dismissed from Bioware Mythic during the next round of layoffs EA coming this November. I’m sick of seeing EA outsource their art and [...]


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