I’ve always enjoyed items that I’ve taken to calling “Subtle Geek Chic,” or things which don’t look extremely out of place in any context, but for those “in the know,” carry a little extra meaning.Read more "Subtle Geek Chic"
To stand in the middle of the arcade and just watch others play – That’s the worst. You may only have a few quarters, but there are games that you can play. Get out there and try.Read more "Insert Coin"
Fouls. Everyone is expected to call their own fouls. When you foul someone, you’re expected to say something, so that the offended player/team can get the ball back.Read more "Calling Your Own Fouls"
I had an interesting discussion with a colleague the other day, after we were discussing the free-to-play game design models at length. After tossing around the obligatory annoyance for the differences in monetization, we started talking about what it really was that bothered us about F2P games in general. Was it the fact that not everything was included in a game? Was it having to pay for things multiple times? Maybe just that gamers are, by and large, cheapskates? Or is it the lack of meaningful compensation for the player’s money much of the time?Read more "The League of Legends Gun Armory"
“The world is made up of two classes – the hunters and the huntees.” ― Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game Predators seek out prey, looking for the places where they can either strike in the most damaging location to a strategy, or disrupt things beyond recognition so all plans go out the window. To […]Read more "Gamer Psychology – Killers: I Must Cause Change"
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ― C. S. Lewis Think of any group, be it a group of friends, your office at work, your sports team, or a classroom. Generally, you can think of at least one […]Read more "Gamer Psychology – Socializers: I Must Know Everyone"
Want to know absolutely anything about something? Ask an Explorer, because they know everything and then some.Read more "Gamer Psychology – Explorers: I Must Know Everything"