If not for the outage, would I have played Guild Wars today? I don’t know for sure, but I doubt it. Yet, because the Guild Wars servers were down, I got a little curious. I actually tried to log into Guild Wars twice today – once this morning and once this afternoon. The first attempt was unsuccessful. The second attempt worked. I logged into game, fought through the Fort Ranik mission and everything seemed fine.
For The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook, I contacted industry professionals about expert interviews. The book isn’t just some collection of knowledge to be memorized and forgotten. There are life lessons embedded in the pages. That’s why I felt it was important to contact those that have experienced the journey, those that have found success. Patricia Heard-Greene shared her digital imaging story.
It’s the end of the world of Tyria, for about a day. An unprecedented outage is planned for Guild Wars. Starting in the wee hours of August 10, 2010, the game could be down for almost 24 hours. In the 5+ years that the game has been running, I’ve never seen an outage this long. It certainly does make me wonder. How long will Guild Wars keep going? Although, with a quick look at my guild’s roster, some players have been inactive for weeks and months. There are probably plenty of players that haven’t played for years. If Guild Wars was shut down forever, would you miss it?
Tapscape.com has posted a review of Commove (for iPad). It’s an excellent critique that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the puzzle game. Lauren Proctor says, “the overall game experience is extremely fluid and enjoyable.” She also mentions the “excellent soundtrack” and explains the game as, “a story that puts you into an alternate universe.” It appears that the play at your own pace design of the game was appreciated by the reviewer. You can read the full review at the Tapscape.com website.
It is the year 2010, the once great arcade empire has fallen. No longer could players enjoy the nostalgic rush of classic arcade action. Lunch-breaks at work went on uneventful and after school time was left to mundane chores. But as if sent from the heavens above, a new app has appeared. A compilation of classic clones was created, to fit in the palms of your hands. No longer will you have to endure the innards of a dark sanctum, in order to enjoy the adrenaline pumping action of historic gaming. Now Arcade Action can go where you go.