Monthly Archives: February 2012

Current Times 24

1. The Atlantic points out that the HTML code for a pretty racist ad about jobs contains the class tag “yellow girl.” It is, presumably, referring to the Asian woman in the video. This is racist for a load of … Continue reading

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Music Time 34

So a new Burial EP came out yesterday, titled Kindred, and I have been listening to it pretty much nonstop all day long. I don’t have any real content to give you today, so have some brand spanking new music. This … Continue reading

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Stories That Suck

Let me give you a quick recap: Jason Schreier wrote a post on his blog responding to Andrew Groen’s twitter assertion that “game stories are near universally shit.” Schreier gives an appropriate and smart response, suggesting that games criticism should develop … Continue reading

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It is Scu’s Birthday!

It is Scu’s birthday today, so everyone should wish him a happy time and whatnot. Last night I went over to his place for a little shindig, and to get into the complex I had to get a little visitor’s … Continue reading

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A Slightly More Theoretical Take on To The Moon

So yesterday I posted about To The Moon, a game that I really liked, and that post was really just a “hey, look, this game, play it!” kind of post. This post, on the other hand, is going to be … Continue reading

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To the Moon (part 2)

My previous post on To The Moon can be found here. This is a slightly smaller, more game-oriented post about To The Moon. Play it. The game does a number of things right, the most important being that it presents … Continue reading

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To The Moon

I woke up this past Saturday and started playing To The Moon. I’ve had it for a while, just sitting on my computer, and in a holiday haze of stormy bullets and biological shocks I kind of let it slip … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Sloterdijk and the Bioshock Series

I’m reading the first volume of Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres series, titled Bubbles, which is essentially about how space is created. More particularly, it is about how psychological and communicatory practices are enveloped in a struggle that shapes and constitutes space and … Continue reading

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The Bioshock Series So Far…

THIS POST HAS SUPER SPOILERS ABOUT THE BIOSHOCK GAMES I played the first two Bioshock  games this month in the spirit of Bioshock Infinite coming out sometime in the future. I really liked the games, and I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Video Game Pacifism

I’ve been emailed this article by several people now, and I think that I should probably comment on it now. The Wall Street Journal profiled a series of Skyrim videos about “Felix the Peaceful Monk.” The basic idea of the character … Continue reading

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