Thursday, June 15th, 2006

semi-random game musings for a Thursday morning


The Guardian (of all places) has an interesting article about griefers, people who go into online worlds and lie, cheat and steal their way to a higher level character. As someone who just succumbed to the dark addictive pleasure that is World of Warcraft, I can say that I’m not a fan of this kind of virtual shenaniganery.

There’s also an article at about machinima artists (people who make films using a game engine and the characters within it) looking at the feasibility of making their films full-time. While I can see quitting your day job to blog and living off Adsense revenue (and instant noodles), I think it’ll be a while before machinima can pay the bills.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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