Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

Argument Champion: Champion of the Internet

Argument Champion: Champion of the Internet 

The Zeitgeist is near. That moment when something that so completely and accurately sums up the essence of all behavior, verbiage, and attitudes of everyone in a culture is so deafeningly close that I can barely hear myself think. How do I know it’s coming? Because whenever the Zeitgeist rolls …

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Ni no Kuni Almost Made Me Cry

Ni no Kuni Almost Made Me Cry 

Ni no Kuni almost made me cry.
No, I’m dead serious. While my wife was making fun of the game’s overdone accents, I was choking back tears.
It’s not like the story is particularly sad or anything. It’s your standard Studio Ghibli fare: the main character is a young kid thrust into …

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Steelport: Not A City of Saints (Saints Row: The Third)

Steelport: Not A City of Saints (Saints Row: The Third) 

Life in Steelport isn’t really living, and it doesn’t last long. Between the incompetent cops, the trigger happy gangbangers, and the turf wars between these overfunded gangs, you can’t walk the streets without getting shot, hit by a car, mugged, or used as a human shield. How do the civilians …

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The Plan To Get Free Release in February

The Plan To Get Free Release in February 

In the coming weeks, we’ll be running a very nice feature on Krillbite Studio and their upcoming game Among The Sleep . But in the meantime, the small team has put together another experimental title that they will release for free on February 10th.
The Plan is a small game that …

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The Dream Machine: Wherefore Art Thou?

The Dream Machine: Wherefore Art Thou? 

Inspired by psychological experiments from the 1950s, The Dream Machine’s reliance on the conventional stylings of adventure games belies its sinister, dark overtones. Players have flocked to the game and its unique cardboard-and-clay aesthetic, eager to discover the secrets of the apartment complex that newlyweds Victor and Alicia now call …

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MissingNo is an Awesome VG Cover Jazz Band

MissingNo is an Awesome VG Cover Jazz Band 

I’ve always liked jazz. I went through a phase in childhood where I didn’t listen to anything newer than Sinatra, and where I could sing you every Gershwin song without missing a word. While I’ve moved out of that phase and branched out with my musical tastes, I still love …

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SWTOR and ‘the gay planet’ — visibility alone isn’t enough anymore

SWTOR and ‘the gay planet’ — visibility alone isn’t enough anymore 

(There’s kind of a spoiler for Fable 2 somewhere in this, if anyone really cares.)
Thanks to the upcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, soon we’ll be able to experience same-sex romance options on par with those already available for heterosexual relationships! But only …

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Gordon Freeman is a Douche

Gordon Freeman is a Douche 

Disclaimer: I haven’t played the original Half Life, so I have no idea how this transfers over, and how many of my complaints belong to it rather than Black Mesa. It makes no difference. Similarly, I may have messed up some of the quotes, but I think you’ll get the …

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Your Next Favorite Indie Games: 2013 Edition

Your Next Favorite Indie Games: 2013 Edition 

We have reached a certain point of saturation when it comes to independent games. Every year, the tools that independent developers have at their disposal to create their masterpieces become more robust and easier to use, but that also means that more people are using these tools, and as such, …

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Best Years for Gaming: Part Four

Best Years for Gaming: Part Four 

And so we came to the end.  Here be the older posts.  Catch up, or don’t.
We’ve gone through nearly every year in recent video game history; only six are left.  Of course, your favorite’s probably already been mentioned, and I feel you: nearly all of my personal pantheon is gone, …

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