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Factorio Nuclear Reactor Thoughts

Fac­to­rio Nuclear Reac­tors are a new pow­er source in Fac­to­rio 0.15.  For those that have played Fac­to­rio, late game setups have includ­ed either thou­sands of steam engines or tens of thou­sands of solar pan­els.  This ends up tak­ing both sig­nif­i­cant … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Get Off My Desktop!

I have said sev­er­al times here that it is impor­tant to own your own tech and to be mind­ful of that own­er­ship.  I have also agreed here with oth­ers that the com­ing bat­tle is over con­trol of your devices: be … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mass Effect 3 Review

If you’re look­ing for the short, spoil­er-free shop­ping rec­om­men­da­tion, then Mass Effect 3 (and in fact, the whole Mass Effect series) is an expe­ri­ence that no seri­ous gamer should be with­out.  In fact, if you’re seri­ous about spoil­ers, refrain from … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Elder Scrolls — Skyrim: Some early thoughts

I just went look­ing for some snap­shots from Elder Scrolls — Skyrim to post here.  I looked in my own col­lec­tion and the I looked online.  There are many shots, but none of them (so far) con­vey the vast­ness of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Deus Ex: I Am Not Adam Jensen, Either.

I didn’t play video games when Deus Ex (the orig­i­nal) was released.  I have, since then, acquired a copy of the game and played part of it.  To be hon­est, it’s a bit dat­ed, but still cool.  Con­sid­er­ing that it’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Evil Genius

Do you ever cheer for the vil­lain? Does the bad guy deserve to win some­times?  Did you ever want to be the vil­lain … spread­ing mis­chief and evil to the cha­grin of the do-good heroes?  Elixir Studio’s Evil Genius does … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Achievements are the New MIPS

Achieve­ments are both pop­u­lar and con­tro­ver­sial in mod­ern gamer cul­ture.  Their pop­u­lar­i­ty with gamers dri­ves game com­pa­nies to put ever more com­plex achieve­ments into their game prod­ucts.  Large game dash­boards like Steam and Xbox/Windows live focus on tab­u­lat­ing and com­par­ing  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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United Gamers Alliance: Friendly Multiplayer Games

If you read the UGA home­page, you’ll quick­ly note that they’re some­thing of the anti-clan.  There are an amaz­ing num­ber of new mul­ti­play­er co-op games com­ing out.  We’re all famil­iar with Left 4 Dead and Bor­der­lands (both favorites of mine).  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Tropico 3

Steam can be a nasty hab­bit… or at least a damnable temp­ta­tion.  They have these sales, you see.  Good sales.  Good games for as lit­tle as $2.50 or $5.  This leads me to have a large heap of games in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Thoughts on Eve Online (… and WoW and FarmVille … and…)

…after Pavlov’s famous exper­i­ment where a dog could be expect­ed to sali­vate after cer­tain con­di­tion­ing, a man called Skin­ner extend­ed this work with some rather inter­est­ing results… specif­i­cal­ly that the reward sys­tem could be even more effec­tive if it was some­what unpre­dictable and still peri­od­ic… Con­tin­ue read­ing

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