Category Archives: Video Games

My Fascination With Weedopia

Weedopia is a RPG Maker game from Gaming Roach Entertainment that they are currently attempting to kickstart for six thousand Canadian dollars. It does not appear that they are going to make it, but I’m fascinated by the idea that someone … Continue reading

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On The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo

There was a time when the specter of the uncle who worked at Nintendo haunted every recess period in the United States. I first heard him in the pickup spot where parents would pick up their kids after school. The … Continue reading

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Deleuze, Francis Bacon, and Icosa

[The diagram] acts as a relay. We have seen that the diagram must remain localized, rather than covering the entire painting (as in expressionism), and that something must emerge from the diagram. – Deleuze, The Logic of Sensation The entire time … Continue reading

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I Was Given A Wristband That Says “Synergy Motherfucker” And These Are My Thoughts

1. I was watching someone play a game called Lichdom Battlemage and some form of PR person handed me that wristband. I didn’t look at it until I had walked away, but I verbalized my confusion: “what the fuck?” 2. I … Continue reading

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Metal Gear Solid, Exile, and Skyrim in my new Five Out of Ten Piece

I have two essays in the new Five Out of Ten, which you can buy for a few dollars. I’m incredibly happy with them. In the first, I talk about “playing the radar” in Metal Gear Solid. I’m in a weird place … Continue reading

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On Temper

Temper is a game about having a demon inside of you that gets out whether you want it to or not. The only thing you can do is preempt it. You know it is coming. You belch it out. If you … Continue reading

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Tim Cain on same-sex marriage in The Temple of Elemental Evil

When we were putting together The Temple of Elemental Evil, we’d put together all kinds of ways you could get involved with nonplayer characters. We had a good-looking woman who a male character could get involved with. We also had a … Continue reading

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