Yarr. Here be editorials.
As has been the case in recent days, I have to go ahead and use this space to emphasize the point that Guild Wars: Factions is awesome. In fact, writing this update is seriously destroying my playing time. Well, ok, the studying for exams this week is doing that too, but that's totally beside the point! I can cold turkey Guild Wars for...a...few...NOOO!
*Loads Guild Wars*
Oops. Well, Gamer-Countergamer is back today, as Mac and I take on opposite sides of multiplayer gaming. I take the side of peer-based multiplayer, and Mac stands up for the MMORPGamers.
We also managed to snare some fan editorialists - John Boske and Nick Colucci! John discusses the clichés that are abundant in games today and how developers should address them, and Nick provides insight into the world of villains and antagonists and how their roles in RPGs have changed over time. Also, congratulations to John on reaching Gold! On the staff side of things, Bryan reaches Copper status with his fourth editorial where he points out that he is fed up with people wrongly accusing games of 'bombing.' Lastly, Derek adds an addendum to his previous editorial, this time analyzing the random bonuses that are acquired through leveling.
Well, that's it for now, I'm off to study for my exams. Enjoy your reading!