Misc

Misc
The Escapist Year-by-Year

The Escapist Staff | 12 Jul 2012 21:00
Misc - RSS 2.0

To celebrate seven years of publishing, we've decided to share some of our best and most popular stories and videos from each year of The Escapist. From forward looking editorials to timely news updates, from humorous webcomics to informative video series, we've been proud to bring you the content you've seen each and every day here on the site. So revisit some of your favorite stories from years past, discover some new things you may have missed the first time around, and get ready for a whole new year of features and videos and news from your favorite gaming website.

image


image
We already know that videogames make a person healthier physically while they refine the intellect. Well, we don't know know it, but that is our desperate hope, and there is a kind of purity in that. Outside of these beneficial (and quite probably, imaginary) properties, we are aware that playing these games is completely awesome. That's pretty much incontrovertible; I don't have to make up a study to prove it. It was really only a matter of time before the vast majority of human beings realized this fact and began living the meaningful, digital lives that we all take for granted.
Read the full story

image
Glitz, not gameplay, is what sells the retailer. Retailers don't have the time to play every title that comes across their desk and, in many cases, they don't play games anyway. They look at a video, they look at the materials provided by the sales guy, they make a decision. And that decision is ultimately based on concerns like branding, how much money the publisher will spend on product placement and stocking fees (what the industry calls "market development funding," or MDFs) - and whether it looks pretty or not.
Read the full story




image
King's Quest IX: The Silver Lining
When it was announced that there would be no new developments in the King's Quest series, fans took it upon themselves to develop a sequel. A good one too, from the way it was shaping up - if you're curious, take a look at the trailer. Of course, being as the license is owned by Vivendi Universal (who owns Sierra these days), you can probably guess what happened. The Cease & Desist shut the project down several months back.
Read the full story

image
Living Two Lives No Longer
It appears that a bunch of hardware and software companies have been getting together to work on the Trusted Platform Module chip that will house your identity information. The TPM chip is installed in the factory and is assigned an unchangable identifier. In fact, some of these are already in place in corporations, with consumer devices - ranging from PCs to cell phones - to be getting them soon. This will effectively remove the anonymity of the web.
Read the full story


RELATED CONTENT
Comments on