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Bedlam review

You wait forty years for a game about jumping between video games, and two come at once. A couple of weeks after we saw Davey Wreden’s experimental project The Beginner’s Guide, we now have Bedlam [official site]. (No, not that one. The other one.) Based on Christopher Brookmyr’s book of the same name, and written by the author, this is a tale of being trapped…

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Novel About Games Now Game About Novel About Games

Some time ago, I read and then offered opinions about Bedlam, a novel by renowned crime writer Christopher Brookmyre, which was about PC games. PC games as a whole that is, rather than being based on a particular game. Its wider sci-fi trappings and its broad humour I wasn't especially taken with, but I did greatly enjoy its clear love for and whirlwind dash through…

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Paper MMO: The Missing Ink

There was, for a while, a theory that implosion of the high-end MMOs was inevitable but boutique online games would fill the resulant void. The trend towards big MMOs switching to free to play has at least delayed that collapse (and quite possibly extended it indefinitely), and sadly we haven't really seen as dramatic a rise of smaller, more esoteric and/or indie MMOs as hoped.…

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RedBedlam Boss Says Gold Farming “Inevitable”

The boss of virtual world tech company RedBedlam, Kerry Fraser-Robinson, has said that companies must find a way to bring virtual currency trading into their games. The must, he argued, accept that virtual currency trading will take place in games that have an economy. "Trying to stop that happening is literally like telling the tide not to come in - you will fail." The comments…

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