Can’t decide if you want to watch anime or play videogames? There’s always this compromise. Maple Story is an anime-styled MMORPG…
…in the classic style of “kill monsters so you can earn XP so you can go up in level so you can fight stronger mosters so you can earn more XP so….” You know, those games.
What’s interesting here is the unique revenue model: The game is free. The software is free. Playing is free. However, customizing your character (clothing, hair, etc) costs real money, which is (get this) handled through Paypal.
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I’m told the brat count is a little higher than what you find in your typical game of this sort, due mostly to the pricing model which attracts the kids who don’t have credit cards.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
I'm not surprised a fighting game has an absurd story. I just can't figure out why they bothered with the story at all.
Linux vs. Windows
Finally, the age-old debate has been settled.
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?