I like how the second half of the episode is faithful to the books in that there are no visuals. This is the first place I noticed a kind of conflict within the game: Fighting “monsters” in the dark is great for the atmosphere and story, but fighting humans makes for more interesting gameplay.
At the twelve minute mark: See? THIS is why we shouldn’t take random manhole covers and use them as tables back in town.
Shamus Plays LOTRO
As someone who loves Tolkein lore and despises silly MMO quests, this game left me deeply conflicted.
Trusting the System
How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?
Internet News is All Wrong
Why is internet news so bad, why do people prefer celebrity fluff, and how could it be made better?
The Truth About Piracy
What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.