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Gaymer.org vs /r/Gaymers. Ready your weapons, ladies and gents. This could get ugly.

Well, this is a unexpected brewing war. While browsing the League of Legends subreddit, I noticed that there’s a new sub–sub reddit for gaymers who play LoL. I found this extremely interesting, since the LoL community isn’t known for being the most open-armed group of people, so I went to check it out. I was…

Is leveling antiquated? Or am I just getting old?

Of all the gaming genres I’ve dabbled in, there’s always been a special place in my heart for the classic MMORPG nerd. I’ve certainly dedicated far too much time to them. One thing I have noticed, though, is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to deal with the typical process of becoming top-tier which 9.9/10 times means hitting…

The Legend of Beta Part III: Finale. Be the solution.

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 So comes the final sequel of this 3 part monster. As always, many thanks to everyone who commented / tweeted with feedback, it’s always much appreciated. Another awesome blogger, ThatShortGuy, did a reaction to the Beta ideas with an interesting view on social networking and transparency during…

The Legend of Beta Part II: Demos Vs Beta

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 Before I start, I wanna give a shout out to Hunter’s Insight. He made a post on betas a few days before me and it’s definitely worth a read over here: To Beta or Not to Beta? Second, fellow blogess Kaae of Way Too Serious and commenter…

The Legend of Beta Part I: WTF Happened?

Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 There are certain key words that have become natural triggers for people who are gamers: free, epic, loot, newb. But none have the lasting power or influence over our minds that that one, magical four letter word: Beta. Say it at convention and 20 heads will turn…

Are F2P MMOs the new standard?

If I learned anything from the recent trip to PAX, it’s that the world of MMORPG’s is ever expanding. Perhaps exploding is a better word? I must have played at least five different games: GW2, Rift, DnD Online, LOTR, Terra…and that’s just the start. The thing that shocked me most, though, was that most of…

European Games Award Public Voting Open

For all you savvy gamers on the other side of the lake, the Europen Games Award opened up public voting yesterday on their website. The point of the EGA is to give worldwide recognition to a sometimes under-represented industry: European game developers find themselves out-shined by Asian and American companies. But they deserve as much…

Her Universe, aims to bring geek chic apparel for the ladies

Ashley Eckstien, voice actress of Ahsoka Tano in the 3D Star Wars spin-off The Clone wars has founded an apparel company that aims to be exclusive in female sci-fi clothing. Her line will be “debuting” this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, and she’ll be holding a panel to both promote the site, Her Universe, as…

Day 3 of the Hurricane RealID, Damage is Begining to Surface

Brief recaps: Day one, the official announcement is made during regular sever maintainence. The initial shock and repulsion by fans is unprecedented. Blues are overwhelmed by the response and attempt to keep the massive response under control. Blizz Employee reveals his true name and the backlash is intense, he is forced to take down his…

The IRL Maelstrom Continues, Blizz apparently is OK with it.

Note: In keeping this up to date, the end of the post will include quotes and a lot of links to threads, posts, blogs, and outside sources of interest to this topic. So be sure to check back down there for any updates and additions. And a huge “Thank You!” to Treesdiel, Jake, commentors and…