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Digging Up My (Extensive) Family Tree — And How You Can, Too

About three years ago, I was browsing random things on the Internet — no, really! — when I came across an online copy of the Hansen Family Tree. My parents had owned a physical copy, and I always found it … Continue reading

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How Many Presidents Are Alive?

This has nothing to do with video games. It’s just a little thing I started on late last year and thought today — President’s Day — would be a good day to finally finish it up. Feel free to move … Continue reading

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Why Joystiq/Massively Was Shut Down

Well, obviously because it didn’t make enough money. So why didn’t it make enough money? Traffic was good, up 40% year-to-year, as Brianna Royce reported. But all the page views in the world don’t matter if you’re not making money … Continue reading

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DayZorgenblop

Reading a forum thread talking about DayZ hate — not a thread of DayZ hate but people talking about why people hate on DayZ. The OP admitted that the game had its issues, but he’s had a lot of fun … Continue reading

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100 Levels Of Captain On The Wall…

When I got to the first level cap on my main in The Lord of the Rings Online, 50, I went back through my quest log and counted every quest I’d done, just to see what it added up to. … Continue reading

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My Most Played MMOs, And Some Scary Math

The entries in 50 in 50 were alphabetical, because it seemed the simplest recourse. I didn’t want to sort them by how much I liked them, which would have been a subjective nightmare. Still, I think I’d like to try … Continue reading

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50 MMOs in 50 Days #50: Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates

Last played: 2009 Experience: Minimal Wait, what? How is this an MMO worthy of discussion? Is it even an MMO? I think it is, and I also think it has a system I wish more MMOs that are trying to … Continue reading

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