Patch 1.0.18

By drakkos

Ironic for a patch that was supposed to be about fixing things that 1.0.17 left the game in such a broken state.  Never mind though, each patch fixes a pile of things and introduces new horrors.  This is something that we’re all pretty familiar with by now. Patch 1.0.18 just dropped – notes are available…

Do You Feel Like A Hero Yet?

By drakkos

Pauline Belford and I have a new paper that was published today in the Journal of Game Criticism.  It’s called ‘Do You Feel Lie a Hero Yet?  Externalised Morality in Video Games‘.  It addresses the issue of morality systems, and how they don’t really encourage people to ‘own’ their actions.  That’s the preamble, but the main…

The Hunger Game – Part Three

By drakkos

This is a serialization of an article first published in the new Imaginary Realities as The Hunger Game, or How I Learned to Break the Ship From the Bottle.  The article is available under a creative commons licence, and I thought it would be nice to reproduce it in sections here.  But absolutely go read it in the Imaginary…

Patch 1.0.17

By drakkos

Patch 1.0.17 has just been applied, very nearly when it was promised! We took an extra day to give the full weekend. It’s not a ‘zero defects’ patch, but it does bring our open and unaddressed bug count down to single digits. Admittedly, some of those reports were denied rather than fixed because we couldn’t…

The Hunger Game – Part Two

By drakkos

This is a serialization of an article first published in the new Imaginary Realities as The Hunger Game, or How I Learned to Break the Ship From the Bottle.  The article is available under a creative commons licence, and I thought it would be nice to reproduce it in sections here.  But absolutely go read it in the Imaginary…