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Every player who reaches the upper end of the level range and sets foot into Orr knows the Cathedral of Glorious Victory aka the Temple of Balthazar and the chain of map events that is supposed to allow the PACT troops to claim it from Zhaitan’s minions. In theory, it is a very well designed […]

1. Hotfixing Weeks, even months with bugged weapons like the M26 or the Aug A3/underslung smoke launcher? Unacceptable. These issues have to be dealt with quickly, if need be rather temporarily disabled than kept for server admins and community to deal with – or endure. Find ways to make it happen. You already enforced Origin […]

If you were interested in Blizzards AAA blockbuster Diablo III but unsure or even appalled because of the negative coverage surrounding the game, here’s your chance to form your own opinion. Blizzard has launched the D3 starter edition on You’ll be able to play the game up to character level 13 and take down […]

Let us approach this slowly:   The purpose of this text is to comment on story elements of Mass Effect 3 and how the recently released extended cut changed some of them and my personal perception of the game. Therefore, it is almost impossible to work without spoilers. I apologize, but I believe a proper […]

The game is a couple of weeks old, so chances are the number of people playing Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer for the first time will increase rather than decrease. The following text is supposed to make life easier for those, but also for everyone willing to consider different strategies and approaches. What you will not […]

Before After I did my part

It’s one of those times when one doesn’t know whether one is faced with cold calculation or naivety, whether you’re being played or the other side simply has become careless. With word of the “Retake Mass Effect 3” donation drive in favor of Child’s Play exceeding $70,000 and the heat on BioWare for ultimately botching […]

Dear BioWare,dear Casey Hudson,dear Mass Effect team.   Let’ s be blunt: you’re not the first video game developer to kill a loved player character or gaming franchise nor will you be the last. Others who came before you did significantly better though, allowing character and player to part ways in peace and with a […]

The following was written quite a while ago and uses a Battlefield 2 reference for explanation, but I think the point is clear nevertheless. I do firmly believe there’s a difference between n00bs and newb(ie)s. The latter group consists of people which are new to a game. They display a good sense of teamwork, battlefield […]

This is one of my favorite satirical comments about the state of the community back in the days of Battlefield 2. It was not written by me, but by NA$TY_BUTLER from the Tactics over Principles community. Seeing how the kind folk at TGN seem to have recently changed their forum structure and made this classic […]