Blogging the Galactic Civilizations II Experience

Tom Francis, author of the wonderfully funny essay chronicling his attempts to find love in MMOs » 9/07/08 1:00pm 9/07/08 1:00pm, is back with a running diary of his attempts to take over a galaxy in . Now, Francis has , but now has gotten an expansion pack and is even bigger. And this time, he's going for dominance via peaceful tactics, not war.…

'A Game Isn't a Series of Interesting Decisions'

Do we have too many strategists (or at least, strategy fans) in the game design kitchen? Chris Bateman seems to think so — and that may account for the idea that 'a game is a series of interesting decisions' (well, that and a misquote from Sid Meier). 'Game' doesn't (and shouldn't) just mean 'strategy game,' but… » 7/05/08 2:00pm 7/05/08 2:00pm