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15 October, 2013

Return of the Newbie Blogger Initiative
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:06 PM

In grand Psychochild’s Blog tradition, I’m here to tell you news waaaaaaay after the fact. Anyway, this post is about the return of the Newbie Blogger Initiative! Do you write about game stuff, particularly MMOs, and want to get some attention to your writing? Want some experienced bloggers to lend some guidance while you explore the crazy world of blogging? Then this is the initiative for you!

Anyway, I signed up to be a mentor, so I should probably post something, right?
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7 May, 2012

NBI: What makes your blog special
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:53 PM

Rawr! It's a dragon!

I’m going to claim that I’m fashionably late to the Newbie Blogger Initiative. To be fair, I’ve been busy. So, I’m going to cheat a bit, ignore the rules, and jump right into offering advice. :)

So, what does make your blog special?
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15 January, 2012

A bit of creative writing
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 7:50 PM

I’ve obviously been super-inspired the last few days as I’ve written a couple of creative works. Figured I’d post on here for those that appreciate that sort of thing.
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7 July, 2010

Do you like cyberpunk?
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 1:19 AM

Well, do you? If so, do I have a new site for you: http://theinternetcrashed.com/

Go read it, bookmark it and/or put it in your RSS reader. Then come back and read a bit more about why that site matters to MMO fans.
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2 September, 2009

Something for you superhero fans
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 2:10 AM

Lots of talk about Champions Online on the blogs right now, so I wanted to point out a little something that might tickle that superhero fancy:

Zephyr: A webcomic in prose
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4 May, 2009

Speaking at LOGIN conference next week

I’ll be at the LOGIN conference in Seattle next week. I’m speaking on the topic of Designing with Cheaters in Mind.

Feel free to drop me an email if you’re going and want to meet up.
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18 February, 2009

New writing project: Restless Deep
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 4:08 AM

I’m proud to announce my new writing project: Restless Deep.

As I say in the about page for the site, it’s kind of like a literary webcomic: I’m hoping to post up brief stories that can be read during a coffee break.

Read on for a few more thoughts.
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10 February, 2009

Article on legitimacy
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 10:36 PM

I wrote an article on legitimacy for Gamasutra entitled Legitimacy For Game Developers.

Regular readers will probably recognize most of the topics presented. This article was intended more for a professional game developer audience given that site’s readership.
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31 January, 2009

Doing research
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 5:38 PM

I’m working on a writing project (details to follow once it gets to the point where I have something to announce), and I started doing some research about various topics I’m writing about.

Then I started to think back about the stories of research authors and game developers do. Wait, do game developers do research?
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19 August, 2008

The secrets of storytelling
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 9:50 PM

Scientific American had an interesting article on The Secrets of Storytelling. The article ‘s focus is on why storytelling works so well for humans. Most of the reasons relate to social activities.

Some food for thought since we deal with social activities in online games.
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