Category Archives: Other Things

Research and future MMO Mechanics articles

So I’m having some difficulty right now, simply deciding on the next piece of the series I want to cover.  My series on MMO mechanics was meant to be a comprehensive look at as many systems in an MMO as … Continue reading

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Updates and Future Plans

So quite a lot going on lately out in the field.  I’ve been kept very busy with work lately what with a host of inter-office politics and people leaving and being removed.  Combined with the fact that I’m actively job-seeking … Continue reading

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Stuff I’m doing

Heavy reading this week from Leigh Alexander and Lana Polansky.  Leigh points to a piece at Gamer that lambasts “Nerd Culture” as a market driven force for consumerism.  Lana points to a scholarly piece that deconstructs the terms nerd, geek, … Continue reading

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2 Years of RFTF!

Who knew I’d last this long. But 2 years of weekly updates is nothing to laugh at.  Especially given it’s a lone person trying to write with regular and interesting things to say about video games, media, and other things, … Continue reading

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Catching Up

A death in the family has put me off my writing schedule for a couple of weeks here.  In the meantime enjoy these two fine pieces of writing by some of the most talented authors I’ve ever seen. Lana Polansky … Continue reading

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The Multi-Verse is Collapsing

So Disney Infinity 2.0 is a thing.  And it’s a pretty cool thing too.  There are several different game styles and mechanics all mashed together in the game including, hack-and-slash, navel warfare, skateboarding, stealth, escort, tower defense, vehicle racing, and … Continue reading

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PvP and Chan Culture and What we can do

Stop treating people like obstacles. I’ve written very specifically in the past about PvP culture, and some of the problems I’ve had in relation to the attitudes that unrestrained and non-consensual PvP seem to generate.  I’ve pointed to trends and … Continue reading

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Holiday Tunnel Vision and 2015 Plans for the Blog

Holiday Tunnel Vision is a weird thing.  Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year and it’s also heavy birthday season in my household as well, so things are really busy.  This year on top of everything else … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas everyone!

The problem with having a full time job, a family, several interesting and time-consuming hobbies, and not enough sense to realize you can’t do it all is that eventually you need to sleep.  I’ve been wrapping gifts every night till … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Save the Universe Today, Let’s Just Have Some Fun

Super heroes have always kind of been my thing.  Since I was a little kid I’ve enjoyed the escapism and wonder that they’ve provided me well into my adult years.  It is a good time to be alive and be … Continue reading

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