Monday, June 17, 2013
Max explains Mass Effect 3's Ending
I am not a first person shooter video gamer but I thought this was a comprehensive and brilliant answer.
I am reading up on the Campbell Award nominees to make my choice and this is so far better than the first part of Three Parts Dead and may convince me to continue reading it.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Sunday, November 13, 2011
There is a Finnish space strategy board game being developed which looks very good.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Real Monopoly is Monopoly played according to the actual rules. Now as you read this I can just imagine you shaking your head and saying, "Right... Because getting rid of free parking is so going to revolutionise the game!"
But I'm not talking about the rule changes that everyone knows are house-rules. I'm talking about the rules changes that everyone thinks are part of the original rules. I could waffle on, but it'll save a lot of your time and my typing if I just present you with the relevant section of the rules:
BUYING PROPERTY...Whenever you land on an unowned property you may buy that property from the Bank at its printed price. You receive the Title Deed card showing ownership; place it face up in front of you.
If you do not wish to buy the property, the Banker sells it at auction to the highest bidder. The buyer pays the Bank the amount of the bid in cash and receives the Title Deed card for that property. Any player, including the one who declined the option to buy it at the printed price, may bid. Bidding may start at any price.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
One new game that looks interesting but I have so many other things going on I Don't know if I will be able to check it out. Another game that is filling up a great deal of time.
The Great War of Prefectures plays like a cross between Risk and a Real-Time Strategy game, with Japan's prefectures (analogous to other countries' states or provinces) serving as the territories you fight over.
I am heavily involved in 2 games of CIVONY right now which is a mistake. This is a Chinese company rolling out online games, which explains some of the odd English here and there. Civony is new and rapidly expanding with its servers having difficulty keeping up. It is attracting both Civilization type gamers and massive multi-player online war-mongers so it gets an odd mixture with many people dropping out. This actually serves a useful function with their now nearly empty castles accumulating resources for the others to pillage.