GW2 The 500 pound A-Bomb In The Room: It’s Mobile Stupid!

My favorite PC game for the past 16 years has been Guild Wars (2004) and its sequel Guild Wars 2 (2012).  For those of you doing the math in your head and thinking Guild Wars has only been out for 15 years, well I am one of the lucky few to get into the closed …

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Virtual Reality with Oculus Go

I mentioned in January's blog post that there has been a number of attempts to make VR more mainstream and there are a number of obstacles to overcome to get people there.  The biggest one being cost.  Then buried in the numerous stories regarding Facebook is the release of the cheapest ever entry point into …

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Virtual Reality vs. Virtual Currency

The tech battle no one is discussing, because in the end, neither will win. In 2015, Oculus Rift was supposed to be the beginning of the VR revolution, it wasn't. In 2016, Samsung Gear VR was supposed to be the beginning of the VR revolution, it wasn't. In 2017, Playstation VR was supposed to be …

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Culture in Decline

I try to write something once a month and haven't gotten around to it this month, so here are some random thoughts. I have been really tempted to write about the steep decline happening in politics, not just in America, but everywhere these days, but there is way too much material to go through, and …

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The Innovative “No Man’s Sky”

Just when I thought I was done talking about original and innovative games, No Man's Sky comes out, which is very different than any game out there. I got the PC version, whose launch was problematic. I got a pretty good gaming rig, and ended up with frame rate problems that plagued many players at …

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An Augmented Reality Dating Sim?

With the huge popularity of Pokemon Go, it is inevitable that other "augmented reality" games might happen in the future. I'm a fan of innovative games. Over the years I have seen innovations in games come and go.  Some have stuck around a long time, like first person shooters. Others, like games for Kinect, kind …

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Rachel and Ariane GO to the Park

I've caught so many Rattata and Zubats in my house, I'm thinking of calling the exterminators. Pokémon Go For those that don't know, Pokémon Go is a phone based game that requires walking around the neighborhood. Landmarks (public works of art or unique signage) are marked as Pokéstops, where you can get free stuff, and …

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Unplanned Obsolescence and “Lost” Art

The above picture is the oldest picture from the oldest version of Date Ariane. The modified date is listed as August 6, 2004. As I was finishing the Renpy version of Date Ariane, I decided to dive into my archives and attempt to play the oldest version I could find. It wouldn't run on any …

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