Chris "Syeric" Coke

Author's details

Date registered: July 25, 2009
URL: http://www.gamebynight.com

Latest posts

  1. Follow me at MMORPG.com where I cover games and hardware! — November 20, 2017
  2. Virtual Tabletop Face-Off – Roll20 Vs. Fantasy Grounds — May 5, 2017
  3. If you’re not reading Rant On Rob, you should be — May 4, 2017
  4. Book Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter — July 27, 2016
  5. Book Review: Death Follows by Cullen Bunn — March 16, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. FFXIV is Meant For Consoles; a Suggestion for ALL Players — 453 comments
  2. Two Cataclysm Beta Videos — 48 comments
  3. Tips and Tricks for the FFXIV Newbie (Guide) — 47 comments
  4. [Guide] Practical tips for the Fallen Earth newbie — 45 comments
  5. Why Buy Used? Just Pirate… — 36 comments

Author's posts listings

Remembering Fun

I decided to go back to World of Warcraft. Just kidding! But that does make a good first line to a return post, doesn’t it? Since the last time I posted on this blog, something I intend to rectify beginning now, I’ve spent a good amount of time considering our attitudes as gamers. Now, we’re …

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Bloggers disappearing and why I’m one of them. But not really.

In light of the recent conversation about the state of MMO blogs, I thought it was about time I popped in and reminded you that I’m not dead. See? LA DEE DA DEE DA! Now that you know I’m not a zombie, I think it’s about time for an update! To get to the topic …

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Site Hacked, Probably Through Spam Comments, Fixed Now.

In case you happened to find this blog looking for something to help you pee easier, let me clarify things a little bit. We don’t actually sell prescription drugs here. Sorry. I do have a cautionary tale for you. See, for the past few months I’ve noticed a Google search of “gamebynight” turned up a …

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Reflections on Our Interview With Mark Jacobs

So here’s big news I thought I shared but didn’t. MMO Radio was picked up by MMORPG.com just over a month ago and rebranded Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. (And we get to maintain creative control!). That makes us the official podcast for the site, which is quite a bump from what either Adam …

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Defiance: The PC MMO Totally Unprepared for PC!

I suppose it’s about time I share some of my thoughts on the latest entry to our MMO library, Defiance. My enthusiasm for this game has ebbed and flowed during the PR cycle but never much broke lukewarm. To be honest, I felt like an outlier. When most of the internet seemed to join in …

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Review: SimCity (2013)

SimCity and I have had a sporadic relationship over the years. Before this latest iteration, I recall playing SimCity 3000 and, being 13 at the time, finding it too complex not be overwhelmed. Yet there was something there that fascinated me. Even earlier than that, I recall playing the first entry in the series on …

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My Return to Fallen Earth

For my latest column at MMORPG, I made a return visit to Fallout Online Fallen Earth. It’s been over three years since I last checked in and a lot had changed, but even more remained the same. More specifically, all of the good parts — the crafting, shooting, exploring, humor, and stories — stayed in …

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Worried About Wildstar’s Combat

Like many of you, I’ve been watching Wildstar for a while with eager anticipation. There’s something about that little title, maybe its sense of quirkiness, that has me intrigued. And action combat. We can’t forget that, especially since it’s my single biggest concern for the game right now. Not the actual mechanics of combat, mind …

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Updates and Upcomings; SimCity Owners: Grab Your Free Game From EA

I apologize for the recent quiet, readers, but it’s for good reasons, I promise. Most prominently is that I’ve been kicking up my writing across the internet. You can find more from me at Hooked Gamers, Vagary.TV, and most recently MMORPG.com than ever before. My grad work also wants more from me than ever before, …

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Read my column at MMORPG.com!

Hi Guys, Brief PSA today to let you all know that I’m now writing a bi-weekly column at MMORPG.com. It’s called The Tourist, and every couple weeks I’ll be hopping into a new game and sharing my thoughts. This week I played a fat husky dog in TERA. I’m really excited to dig into this …

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