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Posted by Stephen Richards on Sat, 23 Mar 2013 02:57:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online
I discuss some thoughts I've had on free-to-play, such as whether it's inherently evil or going to take over the world.



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Really good article - highly ...

Really good article - highly useful

Comment In: [Blog - 07/03/2013 - 12:26]

I am quite jealous of ...

I am quite jealous of all your young students I didn 't learn all this stuff till I was at university and I did it all the slow way. Having grown up in the 90s and 00s I was perhaps part of the generation given the least useful ICT syllabus ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/21/2013 - 09:43]

Some very good pieces of ...

Some very good pieces of advice here. Obviously acquiring these skills is very time-consuming, which is why studying anything at university is often a good idea, as it gives you three years to build a portfolio in your spare time. r n r nHowever, I must cynically point out that ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/19/2013 - 06:56]

I liked this article. I ...

I liked this article. I 'm actually surprised this is still an issue, I thought Call of Duty and Halo had killed off most other shooters by now. The fps market may be the most profitable, but it 's definitely a select few which are taking the lion 's share. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/29/2013 - 12:30]

I really liked this article. ...

I really liked this article. I especially like the idea of a game being controversial for reasons other than gratuitous violence or sexual objectification.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/23/2013 - 02:57]

I was using socialist in ...

I was using socialist in a fairly loose sense as Alexander says below it 's not a concept that literally applies to business models. Also I wouldn 't use the phrase a form of socialism as the news summary claims. I would say F2P has elements of socialism, for the ...