Monthly Archives: February 2014

Game Criticism Time Machine: Duncan Fyfe on Jade Empire’s Outtakes

I’m quoting a long chunk of this post from 2007 by Duncan Fyfe, but I had totally forgotten about this part of Jade Empire. I don’t know what game ever got this right: the “funny outtakes”. It’s hard to get right, … Continue reading

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On the Death of Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall is gone. There isn’t much for me to say. It is hard to speak of an absence felt so clearly that it becomes present — Stuart Hall’s death is less the loss of a person and more the … Continue reading

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Released: On August 11, A Ship Sailed Into Port

If you’re supporting my Patreon, you received access to this game yesterday. On August 11, A Ship Sailed Into Port is a simulation of what it is like to run an online magazine, or at least what I think that process … Continue reading

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Flushed is Out!

Flushed: A Toilet-gaming Ezine is out! I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but there are so many amazing people involved that it literally cannot be anything but great. It is a statistical improbability! Go grab it for … Continue reading

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Nick Mamatas on Harlan Ellison

Nick Mamatas wrote an interesting short retrospective on Harlan Ellison’s work and recent output. There’s a strange pain to being a Harlan Ellison fan. On one hand, he’s undoubtedly one of the most courageous writers to come out of the … Continue reading

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Game Criticism Time Machine: Corvus Elrod on Moblins

Game Criticism Time Machine is a series of posts on this blog about, or linking to, videogame criticism pieces from more than a year ago.  Everything about the Moblin’s movement also speaks to their abilities… or rather, their lack thereof. … Continue reading

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