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Now with fire

A few months back, I spawned myself into the MMO world and wandered around near some monsters (bears) to check that my attack buttons enabled and disabled themselves properly. And at one point, I noticed that my health was dropping. It took me a little while to work out why; due to a bug in…

An update on me

So things have been slow for MMORPG Tycoon 2, over the past few weeks. Here’s what I’ve been up to: The first big obvious thing is this: I’ve started a company. This was necessary for all sorts of financial reasons, but it required a lot of legwork and research and paperwork (and accountants), as well…

New AI

I haven’t had a lot to talk about in the last month, in part due to having taken on some contract work, and in part due to various distractions, including setting up a company and starting to figure out the necessary accounting and legal technicalities around that. Which isn’t to say that things haven’t been…

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Thinking about Hearthstone

I spent some time playing Blizzard’s Hearthstone over the weekend, and came away a little conflicted. First things first: Hearthstone is a digital Free-to-Play collectible card game, in the vein of Magic the Gathering. Visually, it’s one of the most impressively polished video games I’ve ever seen, and the card game itself is very, very…

On the last month

I’m not going to delve too deeply into what’s been going on in the games industry over the past few weeks. Everything that needed to be said has already been said by people far more erudite than I. Without going into details, let me just say that it’s kind of taken the wind out of…