The super secret hidden quest in ‘World of Warcraft’ is an exercise in insanity, patience


There’s a classic cognitive psychological study involving a patient, a button, and a reward. The point of the trial is to leave the patient alone in the room with the button, to test how long they’ll go without hitting the switch. The test is a window into the  ability — and in some cases, inability — to handle delayed gratification.

Similar trials with monkeys and dogs exist, showing that even the animal kingdom only has so much patience. Continue reading


Unemployment, games journalism, and World of Warcraft

Seth Killian Kept Me Writing

I’ve cried two days in a row.

Call it stress, repressed nerves, or too much time to think, but I think at this point I can say that I’m not handling my post-Ohio life and current unemployment all too well.  Continue reading

On leaving Ohio, The Blade, and — as usual — video games


Tired, dripping with sweat, and feeling somewhat vacuous, three thoughts entered my mind as Kyle, Rachel, and myself shut the storage container door.  Continue reading


Time Kills: A ‘Heroes of the Storm’ guide for Chromie

Chromie screen

So, how did you like my guide on Chromie? Did you find it informative?


What do you mean “I haven’t read it”?

Oh, right. I forgot that I could time travel and that this version of you, dear reader, hasn’t delved into the deep, dark secrets that my guide has to offer.

This means I still have to write the thing, doesn’t it? Bollocks. Continue reading


The ‘Dark Souls’ difficulty debate is a matter of ideologies, game design


I have a confession: the Dark Souls 3 tutorial area boss killed me 15 times before I achieved victory. Continue reading


iAm Indie: Reviews ‘Honest Man’ – Matt Andersen


I don’t sleep much. Thus, I often find myself in the market for quality programming. Continue reading


Husband Versus Wife… In the Streets: ‘Street Fighter V’ Versus with Will and Rachel

The husband and wife war rages on as Will and Rachel take their never-ending feud into the streets.

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