Trending Games | World of Warcraft | Neverwinter | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Guild Wars 2

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Twitch.tv
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:3,027,742 Users Online:0
Games:843  Posts:6,483,390

Advertisement

Exclusive Columns

Columnists - Tingle's Touchy Subjects

Resident witty bugger Adam Tingle pontificates on a bi-weekly basis about the many ups and downs of the MMO world.

The Decline of MMORPGs

General -  Column

Give me a moment to get down dirty and all controversial. Think of this statement as a written, MMO-centric cousin to the Miley Cyrus 'twerk' or even the last howl of a man with nothing left to lose. Ready? The MMORPG genre is in decline. I'm sensing a thousand crazy eyes glaring in my direction, but like an intrepid adventurer I'll continue to pose my declaration of war.Posted Jan 17, 2014 by Adam Tingle

A Year in Review

General -  Column

Now that the new year has officially debuted, it's time to take a look back at 2013 and the MMOs that we loved...or not. Read the latest from Adam Tingle to see what he feels are the highlights of the year 2013. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.Posted Jan 3, 2014 by Adam Tingle

How to Review?

General -  Column

In Adam's latest Tingle's Touchy Subjects, he takes a look at the review process, how it works, when it doesn't and much more. It's a terrific read that you won't want to miss. Head to the forums to chat about it when you're finished.Posted Dec 7, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Why No HD Remakes?

General -  Column

There are a lot of aging MMOs that are skipped over by many players simply because they lack a graphical look for today's world. In our latest Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at the need for HD remakes of some of the genre's classic titles. Read on before heading to the comments to leave your thoughts.Posted Nov 22, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Your New Console

General -  Column

In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at the brewing console wars. It's a battle royal and one we'd like to hear more of your thoughts on in the comments. Read on!Posted Nov 8, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Endgame Smendgame

General -  Column

Ah, the much-maligned and ballyhooed end game conversation. One of our favorites, and that of our readers, to be sure. In today's Tinge's Touchy Subject, we talk about the most controversial of subjects. Read on before heading to the comments to thrash it out yet again!Posted Oct 25, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Enough Elder Scrolls in the Online?

Elder Scrolls Online -  Column

The Elder Scrolls Online will be arriving soon, much to the excitement of fans of the iconic IP. But some worry that there won't be enough Elder Scrolls in the MMO. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we opine about that subject and await your thoughts in the comments.Posted Oct 11, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Damage, Healer, Tank

General -  Column

The Holy Trinity, both bane and boon to MMO players the world over. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we tackle the issue head on. Read it all before leaving your thoughts int he comments.Posted Sep 27, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Forgetting the Multiplayer Bit

General -  Column

Any more these days, it seems that MMOs are developed, not for the MM part, but more for the single-player "O" part. In our latest Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at why that may be happening and why that is a bad idea. Read on before heading to the comments to chat!Posted Sep 13, 2013 by Adam Tingle

The Ready Player One MMO

General -  Column

In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at "Ready Player One". Never heard of it? Well then, this is definitely a must-read and a must-play. Find out more about what Ready Player One is before heading to the comments to tell us what you think.Posted Aug 30, 2013 by Adam Tingle

The MMO Sequel

General -  Column

In today's world, it seems like sequels are all the rage in movies, television, books and, yes, even MMOs. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at that very issue. See what we think about game sequels and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.Posted Aug 16, 2013 by Adam Tingle

I'm Not Special

General -  Column

In this week's Tingle's Touchy Subject, Adam rants about the desire most game makers have to force the player into the role of "The Hero" and why that's not always a good thing. Posted Aug 2, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Talking with your Audience

General -  Column

It helps to know the composition of your audience when writing about games, to recognize the variety of voices that will join in the conversation after reading your work. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at what all that means and a bit more. Read on and then tell us what you think in no uncertain terms in the comments.Posted Jul 19, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Second Bite of the Apple

General -  Column

Square Enix is getting an unheard of second chance to attract and maintain an audience for Final Fantasy XIV after a disastrous earlier launch. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at that notion for FFXIV and other games as well. See what we've got to say before joining in on the conversation in the comments.Posted Jul 5, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Gaming Consoles

General -  Column

During E3, the MMO space was rocked by the announcement that several big MMO titles would be headed to next-gen consoles. What is the likelihood of success? We take a look at that today and hope you'll offer your thoughts in the comments after reading.Posted Jun 21, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Blizzard & Titan

General -  Column

In this week's Touchy Subjects, Adam Tingle takes a look at the recent news that Blizzard would be 'restarting' Project Titan from the ground up. See why this is a touchy subject before adding your thoughts to the comments.Posted Jun 7, 2013 by Adam Tingle

When Should MMORPGs Retire?

General -  Column

Sometimes our favorite MMOs are closed down in a move beyond our control. But once in awhile, we find ourselves involved in an MMO that simply needs to close, to retire into the great beyond. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we offer a few thoughts about when that should happen. Read on and then leave some of your ideas in the comments.Posted May 23, 2013 by Adam Tingle

On Neverwinter

Neverwinter -  Column

Neverwinter is receiving a lot of attention these days as the 'new kid on the MMO block'. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at Neverwinter as it relates to our past experiences in D&D and much more. It's a terrific read that you will want to discuss in the comments.Posted May 10, 2013 by Adam Tingle

No MMO

General -  Column

It seems that, more and more, MMO gamers are looking for a long term commitment but it seems much more difficult to find the right one. In today's Tingle's Touchy Subjects, we take a look at that phenomenon and more. See what we've got to say before heading to the comments.Posted Apr 26, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Roleplaying and D&D

General -  Column

In our latest Tingle's Touchy Subject, we take on the notion of the RPG part of MMORPG and how far roleplaying has fallen from the games we know today. See what we've got to say before heading to the comments to hash it out!Posted Apr 12, 2013 by Adam Tingle

Pages(2): 1 2