Planetside 2. And why I won’t buy DUST

I finally managed to download and play Planetside 2 – the free to play, first person shooter from Sony.  there was some weird Windows 8 bug which required me to replace a .dll file manually or Direct X 10 was trying to install itself forever.  Its nice and comforting to know that underneath that gorgeous and sleek Windows surface lurks the kludgy mechanics of DOS.

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Live and let die

My esteemed colleague and alliance mate over at Emergent Patroller has stirred up some controversy over the way wars are fought and won in EVE Online.  In effect, she is revisiting the age old problem of warfare – how to take ground and claim resources – which is of course what wars are all about.  Ideally, armies can be either fast, furious and nimble or pack massive firepower and logistics – never both.  In theory, the fast troops are ideally used to take ground, the slow troops to claim and hold it.

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