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I do love EVE Online, even if some online drama and paranoia over the last week or so made me wonder if I really have the energy to move to 0.0 right now. Application has been processed, roles dropped, assets liquidated and jump clones prepped (more or less) but seeing the true paranoid face of EVE's political alliances and corps is putting me off.
If I do the move I will end up in one of the most volatile areas of the cluster as well, straight into a war that will probably spiral ...
A Grand And Pretentious Love Declaration To EVE Online
In this special edition of the EVE Blog Banter, CrazyKinux himself asked "[w]hether you've logged into the game every day since its launch in 2003, or you've taken one or several sabbaticals from your capsuleer career, you've always come back to New Eden don't you. Why is that? [...] To put it simply: Why do you love EVE Online so much?"
The EVE Blog Banter invites an enthusiastic group of EVE Online bloggers to address--within a specified time period--a common topic related to EVE. The resulting articles may be short or long, funny or serious, but are always great fun to read! Direct ...
I’m In Your MMO, Reviewing Your Beta
Last time there was any talk about how to (or how not to) review MMOs was around the whole Eurogamer vs Aventurine debacle (often called "Zitrongate" after the reviewer). This was obviously a deep and traumatic event for some people, especially Darkfall fans that still can't stop taking cheap shots at Eurogamer (despite them doing a re-review of the game). To me, though, the question has crept back into the front of my mind, as I'm currently reviewing two MMOs at the same time.
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As I mentioned in my ...
I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but to be honest I don’t really have the time right now. Take it from me, never ever review two MMOs at the same time. Ever. I am busy trying to juggle Global Agenda (yes, I called it a MMO, sue me) with Star Trek Online, while at the same time working on our international site and GRTV. MX vs ATV: Reflex came today, so there’s that, and I still haven’t finished Mass Effect 2. I did just finish Dante’s Inferno (which I reviewed in writing), Dark Void (which I reviewed on video) and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (also reviewed in writing, with video review coming up).
Above is GRTV’s review of Mass Effect 2, as spoiler free as we could possibly make it. I thought I’d take this moment and mention, if I haven’t done so before, that the reason why all GRTV shows are in English is that we’re a pan-Scandinavian magazine that also has websites in German and English. So we’re not trying to be extra Internet-savvy by speaking English, we’re just trying to reach out to as many people as possible with the resources and manpower we have. Hope that explains it!
Too long, didn’t watch the video? Mass Effect 2 is awesome. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to crash on my couch (not “cough”, as I wrote on Twitter last night).
Everybody loves bloopers, right? The editing guys dug through the archives of the year and found a lot of them – why do so many include me? I comfort myself with the fact that this episode also feature Thomas a lot.
Peter Moore does a quick cameo and there’s also a clip from my disastrous interview with two of the guys from Mythic during Gamescom. I was asking questions about Marc Jacobs and Bioware that they did not want to answer. Sorry about that!
It’s been a fun year with GRTV, we’ll just have to see how 2010 turns out.
The third episode of the GRTV Christmas calendar and our own personal fashion show. We had a blast recording these, just like last year, and I guess I’ll be posting some of the episodes that I think came out the best. This one I like mostly because of the totally awesome Scribblenauts hat we found for Benke.
Me and Thomas practically forced our camera guys to shoot this review of Torchlight, during which we praise it to no end. Can’t stand listening to how good a particular game is for 6 minutes? Then skip this review and go straight to Steam and buy the game.
I’ve skipped talking about the game here, it’s been doing the rounds in the blogosphere since release, but I’m glad I get to express my love for Runic Games’ Diablo-clone through video instead. Dragon Age: Origins is getting the video treatment as well and that review should be up on GRTV early next week.
I’m sorry for just doing another GRTV embedding, but I’ve spent the majority of last week in Germany covering Gamescom and I’ve had no time to do any blogging. I’ve had a blast, despite the stress, and I guess I’ll get back to both what I saw there and my initial thoughts on Cataclysm during the next couple of days. Until then, I leave you with the Starcraft II preview above. As I’ve mentioned before I went to LA a few weeks ago to check out the first single player campaign and this video has been under embargo ever since. In it me and Thomas have a discussion about innovation in games, especially in the RTS genre and how Starcraft II fits into that.
If you take the time to watch it, and please do, feel free to drop a comment and tell us what you think about the format we chose. We haven’t done a preview this way before, I am really satisfied with it, but I’d love to get some feedback on it. If people like it I think we’ll do more shows in this style – I personally prefer it a lot to our old content. In many ways GRTV is still in its cradle, but we are working hard to develop it as much as we possibly can. Thus feedback is always, always welcome.
I am sorry for how tired I look and sound in this video review of Dawn of War II. I was so sick that my knees were literally shaking underneath the table from just standing up for too long. And no comments on the hair please, I know it looks awful. I need a haircut, badly.
Me and Thomas Blichfeldt talk about thatgamecompany’s spiritual successor to Flow, Flower, on GRTV. I was so sick earlier this week and standing outside and filming…I guess my face shows exactly how I’m feeling.