Project Update! Books, Blogs, and Everything Else!

Howdy, folks! These past few months have been downright crazy, but I wanted to give you all a heads up of what's been keeping me away from blogging here at Professor Beej as regularly as I want to. Things are finally starting to calm down a little, and I'm able to focus more on specific projects. [...]

Horizontally Awesome

No, I'm not announcing my first adult film (Horizontally Awesome, get it?). I'm talking about why I enjoy Guild Wars 2 more than almost any MMO in the last few years: because it deals with horizontal progression, rather than vertical. I can play the game to play the game, not to treat it like a second--and [...]

Why You Should Try DOTA 2 (and Other ARTS Games)

The rise of the ARTS (Action Real-Time Strategy) genre has been meteoric indeed. Earlier this month, data provided by XFire showed that League of Legends had become the most played PC game in the world, with over 1.3 billion hours played and surpassing even the mighty World of Warcraft. For many of us though, the [...]

Religion in Guild Wars 2: The Sylvari

If you are an MMO player like me, you are probably excitedly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. If you are an armchair philosopher like me, then you are probably very intrigued by the concepts behind a couple of the races and their relationships with religion. The obvious being [...]