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Virtual Public Life – Solo Play pt. 6

When I asked players what they were doing when they were alone in the game, the notion of hanging out or idling in a capital city came up in almost … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 5 Comments

How Social Are We in WoW After All – Solo Play pt. 1

Back in 2006 Ducheneaut, Yee, Nickell & Moore published the study “Alone Together?” Exploring the Social Dynamics of Massively Multiplayer Online Games. They used quantitative longitudinal data extracted from the … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · 3 Comments

“Who Set it to Hardmode? I Can’t Handle Hardmode!!!” – Piglet Cried

Dear Minecraft I am dissapointed in you. I was looking forward to the multiplayer version with exhilaration. I was hoping that the mindscapes I had been building up, would come … Continue reading

April 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Hundred Billion Bottles

Just a castaway An island lost at sea Another lonely day With no one here but me More loneliness Than any (wo)man could bear Rescue me before I fall into … Continue reading

April 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Minecraft – The Lego Game

Dear Minecraft You’re the wet dream of an indie developer come true. You’re the mocking laugh in the face of the game industry whose biggest deity is better graphics. You’re … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · 10 Comments

The Making of the First Hideyhole

Rades drew my attention to how difficult Minecraft can be to explain, so I thought about it and dug out the very video that inspired me. It doesn’t lay out … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

You Should Know About Minecraft, You Need to Know About Minecraft

(picture cropped from iNegacion’s wallpaper on Deviant Art) If you’re into games in general, you should know about Minecraft. If you’re mostly into WoW, you need to know about Minecraft. … Continue reading

March 21, 2011 · 3 Comments

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