Category Archives: Video Games

Sex and violence

I mentioned on Twitter a few hours ago that I can’t rely on movie ratings anymore, because I don’t really mind violence in movies, but I want to avoid sexual content. The response was, “that doesn’t seem backwards to you?” Hmm. There were two parts to the question; I answered the first half by linking to… Read More »

Rating systems

I’ve been thinking a lot about rating systems lately. People like to categorize things in neat little boxes.  It helps us keep track of things, especially when there are a lot of them, or when they’re complicated.  When I was around 10 years old, I had a big plastic box full of Legos.  When I… Read More »

Continued Ubisoft DRM failure

Almost a month ago, I posted about how Ubisoft’s DRM servers for Assassin’s Creed II had gone offline, meaning that nobody who had paid for the game could play it.  The reason Ubisoft later gave for this outage was a deliberate attack on their servers.  But honestly, who cares why the servers went down?  The… Read More »

What’s going on?

At least zero of you are wondering: “Hey Dan, where’s this week’s Let’s Play Star Trek Online?” Couple problems: 1) Lord of the Rings Online. 2) I’m (hopefully!) buying a house this week, which is kind of over-stressing me. 3) Star Trek Online has been frustrating me lately. I’ve been comparing it to LotRO, and… Read More »