2012 Gaming Highlights

I played some outstanding games this year, and I’d like to call out a few of them. Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 is the eminently worthy successor to the original game, of which I’m a big fan. Set in a fantasy world 250 years after the original game, ancient dragons have awoken and heroes must band together, often forming uneasy alliances,…

#1ReasonWhy: Thoughts and Link Round-Up

An interesting conversation thread happened on Twitter last week. Someone who works at Kickstarter as the specialist for games projects asked why there are so few women working in the games industry. It’s a huge question, one that seemed like a borderline troll question, given this person’s apparent disingenuous and condescending attitude in his follow-up tweets. Despite that inauspicious start,…

PS3 Number Two

I have a new PlayStation 3. After discussing my options regarding my inoperative PS3 with a Sony Customer Service Rep, I decided that it would be better to purchase a new PS3 than to spend $100+—which is a third of a cost of a new one—to repair my old 80 GB model. Repairing the old one wouldn’t guarantee that it…

My PS3 is Probably Dead

I’ve been without my PlayStation 3 for about a month, just as I was really getting into Sleeping Dogs. I searched to see whether anyone else on the internet had had the same problem, and there were quite a few people whose PS3s had the symptoms. Signs pointed to a problem related to overheating. I took my PS3 to a…

Guild Wars 2 Released!

We released Guild Wars 2 today to retail stores. Yes, the game is live! Even before the game was available on stores, pre-purchasers bought over 1 million copies, paying the entire amount for the game before the release date today. In another milestone,  during the three-day early access  period the game reached over 400000 simultaneous players online. There’s been some nice news…