Monthly Archives: June 2014

1624: False Start

Hello. How was your day? Mine was almost entirely wasted, unfortunately. I was all set to have a second interview for a job I’ve been pursuing recently. I took a shower, got suited and booted, went to the toilet several … Continue reading

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1623: Attack on Twintania, Part 1

Further to yesterday’s post, I had the good fortune to spend a bit of time in Turn 5 of the Binding Coil of Bahamut in Final Fantasy XIV this evening, courtesy of my good friends in my Free Company — the “guild” … Continue reading

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1622: Another Turn in the Coil

The Binding Coil of Bahamut is — or at least was — the most daunting challenge in Final Fantasy XIV. Originally designed as an 8-player multi-part raid to challenge the very best of the best players, Coil, as it tends to be known by the … Continue reading

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1621: Requiem for a Dead Game

Pour one out, if you will, for Blur. Longtime readers may recall that I was rather enthusiastic about Blur when it first came out — largely for what I thought at the time was a good example of how to use “social features” … Continue reading

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1620: Community Matters

The Squadron of Shame, the “gaming book club” that was born on the 1up Radio message boards and has subsequently lived in several places across the Internet, has moved house again. We now have our own forum here — though … Continue reading

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1619: Reflections on Working in the Games Press

As I’ve noted a few times recently, my time with the games press is shortly coming to an end and, short of an amazing offer coming my way that I’d be a complete idiot to turn down, I’m not going … Continue reading

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1618: The End of a World

I’ve never been present at the end of a massively multiplayer online RPG. I’ve never even been present at the end of a beta testing period, which is usually marked by some sort of special event that, thematically, wipes the … Continue reading

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