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Mep Report #128: Back from the Dead

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After almost three and a half years without a podcast, The Mep Report is officially back!

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Just in time for Halloween, the Meppers are back from the dead! Hear Greg, Russ, and Storey relate what they’ve been up to the last forty months of wandering in the desert.

Expect more regular podcasts to come!

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Roll a d6, baby!

There’s awesome, and then there’s awesome squared.

Welcome to the latter.

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She Loves You, Mep, Mep, Mep (Mep Report #126)

Give a Man a Quarter and He Can Play One Game, Teach Him to Write in Basic and He Can Feed a Village (Really), They Don’t Make Video Games the Way They Used To (and Get Off My Lawn!), Russ Can’t Help Falling In Love…Again…, Is This the Text That Launched a Thousand Ships?, How Rabbits From Certain Places Can Help You Recover Your Voice, How Many Meppers Does It Take to Get One Mepper a Date, Angry Pictures are Angry, and Chemistry = Not Fat.

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Three Big Pigs

Watch closely. This is the only Mep reference you’re likely to see to the Angry Birds smartphone gaming phenomenon. It’s so artfully done, though, that I can’t deny it entry.

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The World is Fake (Mep Report #124)

Greg Gets a Mortgage (and Becomes an Adult), Russ Gets a Bear (and Becomes a Psychic), Storey Gets a Twin (and Becomes a Skeptic), Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel Destroy Society One Video Game at a Time, The Meppers Get Immersed, and Everything is Awesome In Sloooooowwww-Moooooo.

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Arcane Mage: A How to Guide

Now, I realize the level of nerdiness that goes along with the admission that I used to play one of these “arcane mages” in an “MMORPG” entitled “World of Warcraft.”

Be that as it may, I found this to be a very enlightening tutorial on some of the nuances and finely tuned-skill development that are part and parcel of effectively playing this class, that will appeal to the hard core-gamer and n00b alike.

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The Apocalypse Will Be Massively Multiplayer (Mep Report #123)

Headlines Grate While Storey Updates, Bedbugs are Bed (Uh, Bad), Some People Call it a Unabomber…Russ Calls it a Beard (mmmhmm), Slide Whistles are Better Than Suicide, The Final Days of DAOC, The Second Coming (and Leaving) of Greg, Then Everyone Was a Jedi, and the Forecast is Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Apocalypse.

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Blizzard vs. Blizzard

Holy meme-hybrids, Batman. It’s Starcraft veruss Warcraft. This pleases me.

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Why I Quit World of Warcraft

No, it has nothing to do with Alterac Valley (a player versus player battle zone) and its minutia. I simply could no longer tolerate having this nonsense crop up in my brain on a daily basis. There are no thoughts or lessons or memories in my head that should be rightfully displaced by knowing how many scraps of armor it takes to achieve a damage multiplier.

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Gaming to Survive

This week, TED, offered up a fascinating lecture by game designer and futurist, Jane McGonigal. Particularly interesting is the bit starting around 12:30 where she relays Herodotus’s tales of gaming in the Lydian empire (circa the 12th century BC).

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