Category Archives: Gaming

Is the Virtual World Really An Escape from Reality? (Part 2)

On September 17th, Blizzard announced that they would be removing the auction houses in Diablo 3. For gamers, this may seem like a very strange move. It is very rare that a company will remove a significant feature of a … Continue reading

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The Popularity of Starcraft in Korea (and Elsewhere)

Today’s topic as originally chosen by William G (at UT Dallas) was the “Popularity of K-Pop“; however, given that I know almost nothing about K-Pop, and that it would be ironic if I had to do a lot of research … Continue reading

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The End of an Experiment

I played World of Warcraft for 20 days. During this time, I spent logged into the game a total of 6 days and 9 hours (plus 1 minute and 7 seconds, if you look closely at the yellow text on … Continue reading

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Starcraft II Editor — Second Look

Random fact: On the day of my last post, which was about a short story considered a brilliant piece of American literature, my blog received its lowest daily view count in more than three months (130 views). I guess the … Continue reading

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Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty is a real-time strategy game and yet another impressive gem from Blizzard. Overview This post is a review in all but the usual sense. I’m not here to assign the game a number from 1 … Continue reading

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Plot Similarities in Blizzard Games

With StarCraft II just released, and from recently the playing of the original StarCraft and WarCraft III campaigns, I’ve noticed that, between the plots, there are quite a few similarities. Blizzard’s creative department is very good at this. The list … Continue reading

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The StarCraft II Map Editor, in Context

It’s basically the WarCraft III editor. Plus a lot more. The point of this post is a comparison between the WarCraft III (WC3) and StarCraft II (SC2) editors. Of course, because SC2 is in beta right now, along with its … Continue reading

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