Avatars behaving badly

A mage contemplates his doom in Ulduar I have been reading about a bizarre occurrence that took place in World of Warcraft back in April that has got me thinking about morality, contractual terms, open data, and regulation (whoever said that you could not have serious discussions about games? ) Read more…

User-Generated Gaming

Old-time favourite game City of Heroes has made a giant innovative leap by being the first massively multiplayer online game to implement user-generated gaming. While other games and virtual worlds offer user-generated content, what makes City of Heroes unique is that it has created a system that allows players to Read more…

Attack of a gold spammer

It seems like as soon as this blog’s Technorati ratings go up, we start getting flooded by virtual gold sellers. I don’t know if it’s because of my earlier confession to having purchased WoW gold, or just random attacks. Last night’s gold spammer was particularly prolific, leaving messages in 20 Read more…

Starcraft 101

What would be the best way to study war? Academics at the University of California at Berkley believe that the answer is through Real-time strategy game Starcraft. The course description reads: “UC Berkeley students with an interest in real-time strategy games and the competitive gaming landscape are encouraged to participate Read more…