The Community Spotlight highlights some of the best articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we've got an Eve Online noob's tales of mining and greed, three easy steps to improve your gaming skills, a look back at what Dark Sector did right (and wrong), and a komplaint over a Mortal Kombat review.
The Eve virgin, part 2
By Josh Derocher
This is Josh's second in a series of diaries about his journey into the unfriendly universe of Eve Online (here's part 1 of his series). Eve simultaneously fascinates and terrifies me for the very things Josh talks about here: a vast economic system, almost limitless interactive possibilities, and griefing. Lots and lots of griefing.
How to be better at online games!
By Scott Deakin
Tired of getting destroyed on Xbox Live? Scott has the solution: Be a bigger jerk than your opponents. Check out the rest of his hilarious advice. Hey, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And if you can't join 'em, make the entire experience miserable for everyone. Right?
GILSSBPNW#306: Dark Sector
By Hatuey Diaz
The acronym in the title stands for "Games I'd Love to See a Sequel to But Probably Never Will." Hatuey breaks down the pros and cons of third-person action game Dark Sector, praising its gameplay and aesthetic while criticizing its story. I haven't played this one, but I'm curious now. And I'm looking forward to the next 305 entries in Hatuey's series. Get on that, dude.
Disputing IGN's Mortal Kombat Score
By Siri Karri
It's not the review score itself that Siri's got beef with — it's how the reviewer arrived at that score. I'll admit, IGN's criticisms do seem pretty nitpicky. Numbered review systems are inherently flawed, of course, but it's not a bad idea to draw attention to especially egregious violations.
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