Monthly Archive: January 2018

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The Four Bartle Types: Socializers

In 1996, Richard Bartle, co-creator of MUDs (multi-user dungeons), released his Bartle taxonomy of player types and introduced us to the concept of the Socializer. The Socializer, naturally, enjoys games for the social components...

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s answer to the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre dominated by the likes of Dota 2 and League of Legends. They call it a “hero brawler” but they’re...

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a 2- to 4-player couch co-op action game set in a massive neon battleship. Technically, they bill themselves as a space shooter but this isn’t your traditional sort...

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The Four Bartle Types: Killers

In 1996, Richard Bartle, co-creator of MUDs (multi-user dungeons), released his Bartle taxonomy of player types and introduced us to the concept of the Killer. The Killer, as the name suggests, typically enjoys games...