Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

J.R.R. Tolkien never liked the idea of his books making the transition to the world of screen.  You would hope then, that Peter Jackson's trilogy would have dissuaded him from this line of thinking.  It breathed life in to an already well-loved set of books and fascinatingly detailed world through the entirely different medium of … Continue reading Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Jagged Alliance – Back in Action

It's been a long time coming, but finally there is a sequel to Jagged Alliance 2.  And I say sequel, when really I mean re-imagining.  Jagged Alliance - Back in Action takes you back to the island of Arulco where the evil Queen Deidranna has imposed her tyrannical dictatorship on the local populace and it's … Continue reading Jagged Alliance – Back in Action

The Future of Virtual Economies and MMORPGs

It's worth pointing out that this article was originally written in 2007 for an essay as part of my Computer Game Design degree at Teesside University, and so obviously it's a little dated now. Nonetheless, it's interesting to see where virtual economies have actually come since then. In 2006, a self-proclaimed investment banker walked away … Continue reading The Future of Virtual Economies and MMORPGs