Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gaming Session: Minecraft, March 29, 2012

It’s time for our monthly Minecraft session! Thursday March 29, 9:30 EST / 6:30 PST; server is minecraft.bactrian.org. I’m going to unilaterally decide that us using three different chat programs is too many, so I will declare Skype to be … Continue reading

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The School of Athens (VGHVI podcast) for 21 March 2012

Irrevocability was the word, and the idea, I wanted to explore in relation to the hothothot issue of Mass Effect culture. So I made everybody talk about that–never fear, though, we also cover the possibly illusive multiculturalism of the series. Zero spoilers … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, March 22, 2012

We’re working on improving our galactic readiness this week by playing some more Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. Conversation over Skype, at least assuming that some people will be playing on PC; if everybody will be on 360, then I guess … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Mass Effect 1/2

In honor of the recent Mass Effect 3 release, we’re returning to Mass Effect 1 and 2 for this month’s simultaneous single-player game. Play through bits of one or both of the games, or just chat with people about the game. … Continue reading

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Change in tonight’s session: Mass Effect 3

See the updated post.

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The School of Athens (VGHVI podcast) for 7 March 2012

Are you ready for the big question? Yes, we took on “What is play?” and, I thought, acquitted ourselves pretty well. For following-along purposes, the definition Roger proposes at the start is “Activity undertaken on the understanding that it does … Continue reading

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Gaming session: 8 March 2012: Mass Effect 3 multiplayer (was HALO: Reach Firefight)

Well, some of the regulars will be at something they call GDC, though I have no idea what they’re talking about. I, on the other hand, will be ensconced at my 360. TinPeregrinus is the GT. Come debate the human … Continue reading

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