Some game elements just don't need innovation.
A View From the Road is John Funk's biweekly visit to the virtual worlds and MMOGs that surround us.
More companies should consider using Blizzard's Russian StarCraft II pricing model, because it's awesome.
You may not like FarmVille, Facebook, or Twitter, but guess what? They're here to stay.
When does cheating the StarCraft II metagame become cheating the actual game?
The Pokewalker may be Nintendo's most ingenious peripheral yet.
Why would anyone complain about StarCraft II's matchmaking system being too good?
Is Pokemon actually a Massively Multiplayer Offline RPG?
What Portal fans don't realize is that last week, Valve actually tricked them all into playing an MMOG.
Battle.net 2.0 is slicker and more integrated than GFWL or Steam, which is its biggest weakness.
What is the measure of a sequel?
Are games like Star Trek Online missing the point?
Last week, top WoW raiders killed the Lich King - but at what cost?
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Or not do it.
Is The Old Republic's goal of telling a multiplayer story doomed to failure?
Assaulting a well-fortified and entrenched foe is rarely a wise move.