View From the Road

A View From the Road is John Funk's biweekly visit to the virtual worlds and MMOGs that surround us.

View From the Road

Some game elements just don't need innovation.

View From the Road

More companies should consider using Blizzard's Russian StarCraft II pricing model, because it's awesome.

View From the Road

You may not like FarmVille, Facebook, or Twitter, but guess what? They're here to stay.

View From the Road

When does cheating the StarCraft II metagame become cheating the actual game?

View From the Road

The Pokewalker may be Nintendo's most ingenious peripheral yet.

View From the Road

Why would anyone complain about StarCraft II's matchmaking system being too good?

View From the Road

Is Pokemon actually a Massively Multiplayer Offline RPG?

View From the Road

What Portal fans don't realize is that last week, Valve actually tricked them all into playing an MMOG.

View From the Road

Battle.net 2.0 is slicker and more integrated than GFWL or Steam, which is its biggest weakness.

View From the Road

What is the measure of a sequel?

View From the Road

Are games like Star Trek Online missing the point?

View From the Road

Last week, top WoW raiders killed the Lich King - but at what cost?

View From the Road

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Or not do it.

View From the Road

Is The Old Republic's goal of telling a multiplayer story doomed to failure?

View From the Road

Assaulting a well-fortified and entrenched foe is rarely a wise move.