Monthly Archives: December 2010

Asinine Gaming News: Top 10 Lists

It’s that time of the year. Mistletoe, eggnog, caroling, and presents wrapped in bows. As a bonus, print and online publications complete the annual ritual of “top 10” lists for everything. For us, that means watering down a years worth of games into ranks of one game against another. Don’t worry, I’m not going to […]

Movie Heroes and their D&D Prime Stat

Time for a little holiday fun. A discussion at work yesterday trampled over how taste in action heroes has changed within the last two decades or so – basically, the adult lives of the people participating in the conversation. And then Dungeons & Dragons got involved somehow… and so here we are, wasting valuable time […]

Need for Speed’s Autolog: LeaderBoards & Achievements from the Future

I’ve tired of achievements. For me, the novelty has worn off, and there’s simply too many of them, distributed on so many platforms: Xbox, PS3, Steam,, etc. External opt-in systems like Raptr can’t remedy such fragmentation. As it stands, I don’t doubt the power of achievements to be a psychological motivator. They will remain […]