If you are on Facebook, you know Zynga. Even if you never heard of them, you've probably felt their affect. FarmVille, FarmVille2, YoVille, Words With Friends, Indiana Jones Adventure World, CastleVille, CityVille, ChefVille, The Ville, Slingo, Vampire Wars, Mafia Wars, Hidden Chronicles, Bubble Safari.... all are current or past games that either you or at… Continue reading Zynga: A View from Outside (with a Definite Sound of Ax Grinding)
Ok, so I didn’t leave it completely. I still play Words with Friends with one person (only one, mind you; ok, occasionally with two, but only those two!) and an “action adventure” game called Castle Age, mainly because I’ve belonged to a few really strong guilds there and have met many wonderful people with whom… Continue reading Why I Left Facebook Gaming
So, you indulge in a few rounds of Words With Friends. Or you may not admit it openly, but you have been known to play a little FarmVille (honestly, can you really play “a little” Farmville?). At the very least you’ve been frustrated by being inundated with requests to join Facebook friends in their newest… Continue reading Are Social Media Game Players Really Gamers?
Gamers, you may want to show your support for your chosen pastime by watching the Grammys this Sunday. Why? Because for the first time in history, the composer for a video game has been nominated for a major Grammy (officially, Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media). Which game? PS3’s interactive parable, Journey. The composer? Austin Wintory, a… Continue reading The Music of Gaming
Now, that is the question – for MMO players, at least! Well, for some of us. For many MMO players (and I would hazard to say, for most), a guild is pretty darned important - for raiding, fighting bosses, clearing high level instances… Sure, there are PUGs (Pick Up Groups: random players, often from… Continue reading To Guild or Not to Guild
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your 2013 is already off to a wonderful start! I'm going to kick off the New Year with a question regarding gaming that I've struggled with for years. Ok, so this isn’t the most pressing of inquiries when it comes to gaming, but it’s one that really bugs me: … Continue reading Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
Hi, my name is Sharon, and I’m a Gamer. It started so innocently… I guess you could say that TCGs were my Gateway drug, and they weren’t even my cards (they were my son’s). After the Pokemon cards and the Magic cards came the Lord of the Rings cards, which led us to looking for… Continue reading Hello, my name is…