Videogames highlights - September 2014

November 29, 2014 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances The uncertainties of the videogame world: on-line servers and services are shut down and the studios must reprogram their games quickly to let them continue to work, crowdfunding projects are always facing a fiasco - and now supporters can also sue their creators. The certainties of the videogame world: modding freaks keep on building remakes and new contents for games that are perfectly good in their original edition already, the fools that really think they can persuade someone that wearing a VR helmet is a healthy practice are legion. Since 1960 or so. Good for them.

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Videogames highlights - December 2013

February 21, 2014 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Sir Arthur has always played on PC, and he will continue to do so until he will collapse in front of the screen. Hence I always feel annoyed when I read the “apocalyptic” news about the collapse in PC sales, a market that even when it’s depressed is capable of shipping something like 300 million new machines in a year. These are numbers that actually say little about the real market of hardcore players (who build their own PCs, as it’s the right thing to do), and that must be coupled with meaningful statistics like the 7 million concurrent users logged on December by Steam and the billions of dollars earned by historical MMOs like the Lineage series. But you know, MMOs are full of spies and Steam is the evil that wants to conquer the world, so I side with the competition and always buy my games on DVD. Ave atque vale.

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