Monthly Archives: September 2013

Symposium: Digital: A Love Story, 3 October 2013

This Thursday, 3 October 2013, we rewind to the days — and long nights — of bulletin board systems, hacking phone lines (phreaking!), and generally knowing people only by their screen names. That’s right. It’s 1988 all over again. We … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Minecraft, September 26, 2013

It’s Minecraft time! Same as always: Thursday, September 26th, 9:30pm EDT / 6:30 pm PDT, server is minecraft.bactrian.org, voice chat over Mumble.  

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Gaming Session: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, September 19, 2013

We tried to play Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode last week, but were foiled by problems with the online store. So we’ll try again this week! Make sure you’ve downloaded all of the free multiplayer expansions – as we discovered … Continue reading

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Gaming Session: Mass Effect 3 (Multiplayer), September 12, 2013

We’re going to continue our habit of only playing the most up-to-date and fashionable games by returning to Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode this week. So, if any of you is for some reason in need of upping your galactic … Continue reading

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Symposium: XCOM, 5 September 2013

From Pat Holleman, who will be leading our discussion: XCOM has a reputation for a particular kind of frustration. Between the permanent death of key characters (at essentially any time) and the constant barrage of irreversible choices that have sweeping … Continue reading

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