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Op Ed

Modus Pwned – Forced ‘Fun’- Video Games and Compulsive Behavior. Thanks Mike Martinez.
For example, I often speak to people who have forced themselves to finish the main quest in games that they stopped enjoying partway through. A friend of mine spent over fifty hours playing Baten Kaitos, even though I heard nothing but complaining beyond the fifteen-hour mark. Many online discussion forums are littered with people speaking about forcing themselves to complete games that they hated. (Although ‘finish what you start’ is a valuable life principle, we should be careful not to apply it too broadly!)

Kotaku - Is Single-Player Gaming In Danger Of Extinction?
There is some cause for concern for the solo-only player. Massively successful games like Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Valve's Left 4 Dead offered shorter campaign modes in favor of a more robust multiplayer feature set. And StarCraft fans may be more than perturbed about the late release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, already sliced into three campaigns, largely due to delays with Battle.net, Blizzard's multiplayer service.

Destructoid - The little things that every RPG should have. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Even worse, a great many RPGs shun them altogether, despite how easy they are to include and how big a difference they can make, despite their subtlety. Obviously, we cannot let that stand. Good roleplaying games have been throwing in quiet-yet-wonderful touches without applause for far too long, and it's about time we took notice of the little things.

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1. Re: Op Ed Oct 9, 2009, 11:10 strich
 
re: Kotaku article

Do writers draw straws on who's going to write about the death of PC gaming (in any form) each week? I'm so tired of these articles.

I'm playing WoW right now as a single player game. Have been for years. Plenty of single player games worth playing.

stop wasting our time.
 
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