Encouraging casual play in World of Warcraft and Tale in the Desert.

Slate has an article on the ways in which World of Warcraft and City of Heros encourage less-than-obsessive gameplay.

Games Roundup, or, Josh doesn’t feel like doing full writeups of anything today.

Quick non-thoughts on A Tale In The Desert, Starcraft, Animal Crossing, and Dr. Blob’s Organism.

Reasons to protect your password, #1539.

A report of crazy goings-on in FFXI.

A signifier in the desert.

How many MMORPG communities have this kind of conversation going on?