Photo of the Day: Gaming in Australia

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Photo of the Day: Gaming in Australia
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People online have no clue that you're a spider!

Video Games of the Day: How Micro-transactions Have Destroyed the Gaming Industry

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Nerdcubed really loves Dungeon Keeper, and it is a fantastic game. To his surprise a mobile remake of the game was recently released and it is free to play so why not revisit one of his favorite experiences again...

This video shows what is wrong in the world of gaming and Nerdcubed is really upset people who don't know better think this kind of gouging is okay.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, obligatory EA ruining another franchise. Goodnight, sweet prince.

Disclaimer: Nerdcubed's rant contains lots of explicit language.

Weekend Read of the Day

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Weekend Read of the Day
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How Angry Birds, Farmville, and their brethren took over the world of gaming.

Money quote: "I really like the Internet and what it's done for games — it's been amazing. But in so many ways it's just terrible," says indie game designer Zach Gage. "Arcade cabinets did a lot of things that were really smart that we never gave them credit for. There's a lot of social psychology embedded in that structure. No one is designing games like that anymore."

[nyt]