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This week Blizzard debuted their new “WoW Token”, allowing players to purchase months of subscription time with in-game gold. I haven’t put a lot of thought into the theorycraft behind the Token so I’ll leave that to others who have but I can confirm that…
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While I’m still having a grand time in Final Fantasy 14, lately I’ve been reminiscing about the glory days of RIFT. Before Storm Legion and before cash shops, RIFT was my favorite MMO ever. It didn’t start out that way: the game debuted with a weird…
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Apparently writing about the general MMO blog community is very much on trend right now, and who am I to resist a good trend? For those who don’t know, as of last week I’ve joined the excellent writing team at MMORPG.com with a weekly blogosphere roundup…
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Earlier this week I wrote a list of Five Irritating Things About Final Fantasy 14 and folks in the comments contributed some excellent additional suggestions of their own. One frequently mentioned irritation was not being able to queue for Duty Roulette…
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Hi G+! Just to put it out there I'm looking for freelance copywriting and content marketing opportunities starting in April. If you or someone you know needs any blogs, articles, social media, email newsletters, website content, etc., then let's talk. My professional specialties are consumer products for women and the gaming industry, but I can write about anything.

I'm really good at words, and I want to create good words for you!
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In the wake of the recent bad news from Maxis I think many people gave a little sigh for the death of the city builder genre and just loaded up their copy of SimCity 4, a game that was first released in 2003. But wait.. not so fast, city fans! Six days…
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I did exactly that a few days ago. I loaded up Sim City 4 and then quickly rediscovered my disappointment in the backwards direction since the wondrous Sim City 2000.

So far I'm enjoying Cities: Skylines a lot more.
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Yesterday morning a strange new channel started streaming on Twitch. The live video shows a distressed man who has been locked in an empty room. Eight different security cameras record his plight from just about every angle. A timer at the top of the…
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Yes! That is a good guess, although I suspect that Square Enix could have probably called ahead or something if they wanted to be more circumspect.
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Okay so I haven’t had much time to write here this week but I have just received incredibly important information that must be shared with everyone. After logging on to Hearthstone this afternoon I was greeted by a friendly pop-up window informing me that…
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Today is my last day at my job of almost five years. Tomorrow I become unemployed, or ideally more accurately… a freelancer. @Braxwolf @grnmushroom Terror is surprisingly motivating! ;) — Jessica Cook (@Liores) March 31, 2015 Part of my reason for doing…
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Starting tomorrow (at about 8 a.m. EDT) check out my new column on MMORPG.com, titled Around the Neighborhood! Every Wednesday you can find highlights of some great and interesting writing from the MMO/RPG blogosphere. I’ll leave the exact posts for…
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The upcoming expansion for FFXIV, Heavensward, became available for pre-order yesterday. While I’m not planning on pre-ordering myself until a couple of weeks out from the June launch I was interested in how much it costs and what goodies would be…
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Yeah, those are ads So if you’re not using an ad blocker you might see an ad or two on this page! I know, weird. Sorry. I tried to make them as unobtrusive as possible while still functioning as ads. I’m currently in an “every penny counts” phase while I…
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Hi! I'm interested in a bunch of stuff, particularly:

  • PC Gaming (RPGs & MMOs)
  • Horror and Genre Media
  • Web Tech and Podcasting
  • Cooking (keto)
  • Vancouver / Pacific Northwest
  • Current Events

I'm a compulsive communicator! I work as a technical / copy writer in Vancouver, B.C., as well as run a feminist gaming blog and a bi-weekly podcast on video games. I can easily nerd out about media studies and information design.

I run a lovely gaming community full of people who I would only occasionally like to throttle. I also like to cook (low carb) and watch indie horror movies and foreign reality shows. Sometimes I get in fights on the Internet.

My life's goals are to one day beat the racing penguin in Super Mario 64 and to successfully recreate Molly Ringwald's hairdo from The Breakfast Club.

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wipEout - The Music. Soundtrack album by Various Artists. Released, 1995. Genre · Electronica · IDM · Techno · Acid House · Alternative rock

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I love getting in beta tests for games. Certainly a lot of the appeal is just playing a game for free before anyone else (although I do try

“What’s new in RIFT?” or “Why are people playing this again?”
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Oh hello! I am a little busy this week with work and real life things but earlier today a guildie asked me “What’s new in RIFT and why are a

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And then when I woke up I was green
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I know I swore I would never give Blizzard Activision one red cent again. I know! And I meant it! At the time! But then there’s all this Dra

In which Liore has a hissy fit about the MMO genre
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I am cranky at MMOs today! Despite the fact that I am still very much enjoying RIFT, I feel some dissatisfaction with the genre as a whole.

Turns Out My Line in the Sand is HERE (GW2, etc)
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I know it’s only April, but if I had to name the big theme for the gaming industry in 2012 I’d say it’s the rapidly developing animosity bet

1.2 Pets and Rakghouls: SWTOR Is Worth Revisiting
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Bragging time: Over the weekend an article I wrote last year about being a newbie disc priest on the WoW Arena Tournament server was publish

RPG Review Bonanza, and Why I Didn’t Like Skyrim
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For whatever reason lately — I think I blame the last SWTOR weekend — I have had a deep need to play games with dialogue trees. On Friday ni

WHY ARE WE SHOUTING ABOUT PANDAS?
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Hey guys! Anything interesting in MMO-land happen this weekend? Okay, okay, I kid. If you’re reading this, then you more than likely already

Things that are awesome: RIFT’s Water Saga Questline
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The difficulty debate rages on, but I don’t have to say anything else about it because SynCaine at Hardcore Casual and a comment to that pos

A Glitch-y Weekend Review
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It was a lazy weekend this time around (for a change) and while I had a bunch of RIFT things I wanted to accomplish I also was looking forwa

Skipping Combat and Bioware Drama
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Did y’all get a look at the Bioware “drama” yesterday concerning Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and SWTOR writer Jennifer Helper? Some

Located in the rapidly gentrifying area of Railtown, Two Chefs and a Table is almost exactly what the name implies: a tiny space with great cooking. You'll probably have to wait for a seat, particularly for brunch, but it's worth it! I had the chicken and waffles. The waffle was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, and the chicken batter was spicy but not too thick. If you enjoyed your meat, head up the block to Big Lou's Butcher Shop which is owned by the same folks and sells their delish hand made sausage.
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