The Gaming Session http://gamingsession.taterunino.net You game. We game. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Dwarf Fortress 0.40.01 major release http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2014/07/09/dwarf-fortress-0-40-01-major-release/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2014/07/09/dwarf-fortress-0-40-01-major-release/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:53:49 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=6045 After about two years, Dwarf Fortress – the most intricate world-simulation sandbox ever – has seen a major release, and an astonishing amount has been added to the game. New additions include new plants and animals, more complex trees, more interesting fortress reclamation, more detailed civilisation, social, and political models, and much, much more. As […]

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Strippers versus evil http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2014/03/15/strippers-versus-evil/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2014/03/15/strippers-versus-evil/#comments Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:46:45 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=6034 There are some games that make me purely ashamed to call myself a gamer. Every entertainment industry has its share of tripe, but in gaming, some of it can be really easy to spot. The quality of a game is generally inversely proportional to the quantity of breast tissue visible in its advertising and promotional […]

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Linden Lab acquires Desura games service http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/07/10/linden-lab-acquires-desura-games-service/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/07/10/linden-lab-acquires-desura-games-service/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:42:17 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=6000 Linden Lab, the makers of shared creative spaces including Second Life, Patterns, Creatorverse, Versu, and dio, today announced that it has acquired Desura, a digital distribution service for PC gamers. The service will continue uninterrupted for current customers and the team and technology become a part of Linden Lab. Desura puts the best games, mods, […]

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Review: Katawa Shoujo http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/06/01/review-katawa-shoujo/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/06/01/review-katawa-shoujo/#comments Sun, 02 Jun 2013 04:32:06 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5986 I blinked back tears, my heart aching in my breast, deeply affected. I opened my post-editor and then I began to write this, dabbing occasionally at my eyes with a tissue. Katawa Shoujo (translation: “Disability Girl”) is a free, English, Visual Novel game by Four Leaf Studios, which is a collection of talented people scattered […]

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Review: Bioshock Infinite http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/04/11/review-bioshock-infinite/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/04/11/review-bioshock-infinite/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:55:30 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5974 Bioshock Infinite is a story about choices and their consequences, relationships, manipulation, the trousers of time, and how people react to terrible things. It’s also about a finger that is far more significant than it seems. Bioshock Infinite is equal parts drama, horror, and The Outer Limits, spiced with flashbacks, flashforwards and Disney-Princess moments and […]

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Linden Lab Launches a New Platform for Character-Driven Interactive Fiction: Versu for iPad http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/02/14/linden-lab-launches-a-new-platform-for-character-driven-interactive-fiction-versu-for-ipad/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/02/14/linden-lab-launches-a-new-platform-for-character-driven-interactive-fiction-versu-for-ipad/#comments Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:10:36 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5961 Linden Lab, the makers of shared creative spaces including Second Life®, PatternsTM, CreatorverseTM, and dioTM, today announced the launch of Versu, a new character-driven interactive fiction platform that immerses readers in living stories. Versu is available for free today for iPad on the App Store. Versions for Android devices will be released soon. A product […]

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King of the hole http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/01/13/king-of-the-hole/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2013/01/13/king-of-the-hole/#comments Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:11:18 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5956 Over the past several years, there have been three major players in the console market, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. A console-maker has a number of avenues for drawing revenue from its console. It charges for console development kits, and code-signing, which allows it to pull a share of all third-party games revenue. It can charge […]

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Guns, violence, video-games, and the media http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/12/27/guns-violence-video-games-and-the-media/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/12/27/guns-violence-video-games-and-the-media/#comments Fri, 28 Dec 2012 02:50:01 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5946 Within mere minutes of any mass-shooting, the media (and assorted interest groups) are keen to tell you why the shooter(s) did what they did. In the recent shooting at Sandy Hook, Newtown, Connecticut, everyone was keen to explain in detail exactly why Adam Lanza murdered a bunch of people and then killed himself. Of course, […]

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Play it now – Miasmata http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/12/06/play-it-nowmiasmata/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/12/06/play-it-nowmiasmata/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:16:21 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5938 Day four This-morning, I had climbed a rise to take bearings on some landmarks, to see if I could figure their precise locations. One distant spire (what is it? A lighthouse? One of the primitive statues, perhaps? I do not know) was obscured by some trees, and I took a few steps sideways to try […]

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Linden Lab announces two new products http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/09/18/linden-lab-announces-two-new-products/ http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/2012/09/18/linden-lab-announces-two-new-products/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:36:18 +0000 http://gamingsession.taterunino.net/?p=5933 Linden Lab today announced two new products, along with a complete revamp of its Web-site. First up, the press-release. Today, we get to share a bit about CreatorverseTM and PatternsTM –  the first two of four new products we’ll be releasing this year. We are now the makers of not only Second Life®, but also […]

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