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Incarna - Second Chance

Before I get to the point of this post, let's review to how we got to where we are.<p>Fanfest 2008 CCP released a video of walking in stations and …

The internet is fucked (but we can fix it)

(but we can fix it)<p>Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and …

Avoid stereotypes in gaming sexuality by writing a person first

I used to be a queer film critic. I thought stereotypes were kind of funny when I started out — provided the jokes were being made by a member of the community.<p>I watched a parade of dumb caricatures across dozens of movies. There were exaggerated butch women in flannel, limp wristed "fabulous" …

Cancers of EVE Online: Teleportation

Everyone wants to win. No one logs in wanting to get their teeth kicked in. Entering the game and being surrounded by bad guys on your front door is …

Skyrim's success is the best argument against The Elder Scrolls Online

The beta period of <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> is coming to an end. I played as a fan of The Elder Scrolls series but also as someone who is often skeptical of MMO design and execution and, while I saw a solid and often enjoyable game, this isn't what I want out of the series. I'm likely not alone in …

How EVE Online builds emotion out of its strict in-game economy | Ars Technica

Keeping virtual resources hard to get lets players craft their own value.<p>In the early days of <i>EVE Online</i>, CCP Games CTO Hilmar Veigar Petursson found …

What would the Earth be like if it was the shape of a donut?

Doughnuts

The Unpaid Bill That Launched a Thousand Starships

Manfred “Manny” Sideous was away from his computer when it happened. “It” was an unpaid bill. When you forget to pay your cable bill, you get a …

War

Early Access exposes the lie that the best games should, or even can, be finished

A surprising thing happened during the Winter Steam Sale.<p>Three games — <i>Starbound, Rust</i> and <i>DayZ</i> — were consistently placed at the top of the sales charts, regardless of whatever else was on sale. All three were new. All three were undiscounted. And all three were "Early Access" games, a relatively …

Nasa says Mars mystery rock that ‘appeared’ from nowhere is ‘like nothing we’ve seen before’

A mysterious rock which appeared in front of the Opportunity rover is "like nothing we've ever seen before", according to Mars exploration scientists …

Blog Banter #52 - The Other Side

When I started this blog, I had no intention of writing about serious EVE topics. It was going to be a place where I wrote about my activities in EVE …

Stop Saying “Do What You Love, Love What You Do.” It Devalues Actual Work.

“Do what you love. Love what you do.”<p>The command is framed and perched in a living room that can only be described as “well-curated.” A picture of …

Henry David Thoreau