WAAAARRRRGGHHHH – Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Review

While I’ve never officially studied law, I recognize the effects that intellectual property rights have had on the preservation of gaming history. This is why I’ve supported private servers for MMORPGs for years, namely because profits stand in the way of maintaining important video gaming artifacts as they were intended to be played. MMOs thatContinue reading “WAAAARRRRGGHHHH – Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Review”

5 MMO Lessons from the Success of WoW Classic

If you had told me in 2004 that in fifteen years World of Warcraft would be re-released to as much fanfare if not more than modern MMOs, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. At the time, WoW seemed like a natural extension of the success of Warcraft 3, but it would be impossible to correctlyContinue reading “5 MMO Lessons from the Success of WoW Classic”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – The Ultimate Christmas Guilty Pleasure

Despite my lukewarm response upon its initial release in 2008, I have kept up the tradition of playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare exclusively during the winter holiday season for years now.

Tom’s 2019 Games of the Year

‘Tis the season to reflect on the past 11 months, including all of the games we’ve played along the way. With everything else going on in the world around us, it’s sometimes nice to focus on the things that bring us together through mutual enjoyment and appreciation. Since I’m not a stickler for rules, I’llContinue reading “Tom’s 2019 Games of the Year”

Ode to the Barrens – Classic WoW Zone Design

When it comes to Vanilla World of Warcraft leveling zones, two stand out the most: Westfall and the Barrens. Each represent the 10-20 leveling experience for both Alliance and Horde respectively. While Westfall was one of the first leveling zones developed for WoW, it’s easy to see how much love and care went into theContinue reading “Ode to the Barrens – Classic WoW Zone Design”