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While You Were Sleeping

Mark thinks that just because I’m now in Canada he can get away with not telling me when he goes travelling. He went to Perth recently without telling me, and now he’s apparently on my side of the world, but I don’t know where exactly. Can someone find him for me?

He’s even got me doing these WYWS posts this week. Yeah, I just do what I’m told. Anyway, let’s move onto the gaming news you don’t want to miss from overnight.

If you’ve ever been curious about how games get written, the writers and creative directors from BioWare, Obsidian and Irrational Games share their secrets in a PAX East panel. Check the video and see if you can find a common theme in good video game storytelling.

Mike Fahey had a heart-stopping experience concerning his kids while playing games. It’s OK, Mike. Those MMOs are designed to hypnotise you — you’re lucky to have snapped out it when you did. It took me years. Good thing I don’t have children, eh?

Bashcraft takes us through all the blatant knock-offs that China has no shame in putting on its retail shelves. The audacity is astounding. Nintendo PolyStation, Fuma, Toschifa, SQNY, and, I kid you not, Star F**ks Coffe [sic]. These have to be seen to be believed.

In short:
Sony Wants MMO Players To Meet Each Other In Real Life
Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Is Good, Essential And Rockstar’s Boldest Move In Year
Japanese Media Keeps Beating Up On Sony

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