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State of The World 2012

Brief overview A bunch of stuff happened this year. Better overview A whole bunch of interesting things happened this year, and I’m going to tell you ALL ABOUT THEM. Radiostorm and I collaborated on a new blog design, which actually looks pretty spiffy. Gone are the patchwork layouts of days past! We also re-organized some content and got rid of a couple projects that were either treading...

WildStar Weflections: The Nexus Housing Initiative

Ah, player housing. Of all the wonderful trinkets promised to us during an MMO’s development cycle, player housing is the most often to be cast to the wayside. Even World of Warcraft, a game that found the time to include a fully functional replica of Plants vs Zombies in their past expansion, has never followed through on adding this feature. Newer games scoff at the premise, deeming housing a...

Diablo 3 Battle Royale

I’ve never been a Diablo fan. The hack-and-slash combat has always felt boring and mechanical to me; even the shiny 3D veneer of the most recent installment wasn’t enough to coerce me to dive in and risk a repetitive strain injury. Truth be told, as much as I decried the heinous DRM Blizzard concocted for Diablo 3, it was really just another bullet point on a long list of reasons for me to avoid...

Some Website Changes

So, I decided to apply a buttload of updates to the website over the last few days. I’ve been itching to make some changes for a while now; mostly because a lot of site’s sections were woefully out of date or have grown stagnant and boring over time. For those of you who like to keep score at home, here are the “patch notes” for TWIS 2.0: dMetric has been removed from the...

State of The World (Is Square): May 14th

All of you TWIS regulars out there may have noticed that things have been rather quiet around here lately. After returning from my vacation I found myself drained both physically and creatively, and I haven’t really been posting on the blog as often as I could/should. Radiostorm has been kind enough to keep posting during the last couple weeks (a period of time which I now refer to as...