The False Dichotomy: Starcraft and Professional Sports
Mar28

The False Dichotomy: Starcraft and Professional Sports

In a hat down eyes forward passing, both Starcraft 2 and the NFL “instituted” “rule changes” in the same week earlier in March.  The NFL held their owners meeting, where rich dudes from around the country vote on new regulations that will help them retain their cash cow players.  Meanwhile in the digital realm, millions threw themselves at the competitive diamond leagues of a Starcraft II expansion. Relating the two is a long shot...

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GUEST RANT – The One SimShitty
Mar06

GUEST RANT – The One SimShitty

Let me start by saying that SimCity is a great game.  It’s challenging, engaging, and fun.  In fact, in gameplay it beautifully lives up to its predecessors.  However, as with any notable current EA game, it’s not what’s on the surface that counts. I wouldn’t call the game “unplayable.”  Although its problems are significant, you only come across them in specific circumstances. At one point, SimCity force-closed as I simply tried to...

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For the Swarm – Issue 1: An Introduction
Mar08

For the Swarm – Issue 1: An Introduction

The Flashy Review is proud to present a brand new feature on the site: For the Swarm, a lower league Zerg player’s attempt to understand the various strategies of the game and fight his way up the ladder. There are a lot of similar features out there written by pros or those heavily invested in the game, but I am neither.  Instead, I am a casual silver leaguer interested in examining if casual play and practice can give one...

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