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.
Two minutes of fun at the expense of a badly-run theme park.
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The Disappointment Engine
No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.
Final Fantasy X
A game about the ghost of an underwater football player who travels through time to save the world from a tick that controls kaiju satan. Really.