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Memos From 38 Studios: Nothing Moderate

Date: 9/5/12 Subject: Did you guys see this shit? From: Curt He-who-shall-not-be-named gave a speech at the DNC last night. What a dirty traitor. Independent my ass. He’s just independent because he’s too fucking cheap to pay his yearly dues to either party. What a rube. There is nothing moderate about Linc’s hatred of quality RPGs. There is nothing moderate about his preference for Skyrim. There is nothing moderate about how he shafted our great company and left us working out of the champagne room of the Satin Doll, Providence’s second classiest strip club. There is nothing moderate about the Doll’s $40 never-ending-wings-and-a-lap-dance-deal available every Tuesday between 3 and 4 p.m., either, which I am contractually obligated to remind you of due to the terms of our lease. This guy claims that government should be an instrument for the greater good. I humbly propose that...

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Why Your MMO Will Fail

Honestly, I am not even sure why anyone is trying to make MMO games anymore. There hasn’t been a new one that you could even consider moderately successful since the release of World of Warcraft in 2004. Since that time, there have been many MMOs released that have attempted to cash in on the World of Warcraft craze, and all of them have fallen short. Not one has even given WoW a run for it’s money. While I am not an avid fan of WoW, I can’t deny its success. I played for years, but I surely never want to enter that world again. I understand that WoW wasn’t the first MMO; I played Everquest for many years, and I am well aware that Ultima: Online predated that. The MMO is nothing new to gaming, but it was Blizzard’s juggernaut that brought the genre into...

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