Note: On November 2, I will be participating in the 2013 Extra Life gaming marathon, in support of the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. I will be marathon 25 straight hours of video games and stream as much of it as possible for the whole world to see. I’d certainly appreciate your support, whether via making a donation or simply your support and encouragement. I believe this is a worthy cause, and you can see my longer post about it here. Thanks!
Episode 37 of the Cat Context Podcast is now available! This week, Liore and Ellyndrial are joined by Vajra and talk about Beyond: Two Souls and The Wolf Among Us. Both games get healthy reviews from the crew, but Vajra is a grump and dislikes quick time events. Elly tells him that he is wrong, and the ensuing discussion hits on the underlying question: What really makes something a game? Turns out, that is a hard topic!
This is followed up with some discussion of the Newbie Blogger Initiative‘s recent question “Are guilds essential to MMOs?” We discuss what, exactly, constitutes a guild, and whether we need them now that Twitter and external forum communities are as popular as they have become. Liore finally gets a word in!
As usual, we also banter about random things, like Pumpkin Spiced Lattes.
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