Monthly Archives: March 2016

Far Cry Primal Essay at Paste

When we write about the past we’re always writing about the present. That writing can take a personal tone, showing how a person got to the place that they are through the person that they’ve been. Ben Carson stabs a … Continue reading

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On Firewatch (2016)

1. When I finally, after weeks of not being able to get to it, launched Firewatch, I was struck by how beautiful it was. One hundred and fifty Ubisoft hands can’t make a European capital city, with its iconographic shortcuts to … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Cities: Skylines – Friendship Village

I recently finished my first series of videos about Cities: Skylines. I built a really great place called Friendship Village, and I took it from turnpike to minor berg. It’s a fun little series of videos, and I hope that you like … Continue reading

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You Buy It, I Play It: One Way Heroics

One Way Heroics holds two things in tension: progress and annihilation. That’s not surprising given that the game exists somewhere within the family resemblance of the roguelike genre. Procedural generation of terrain, item drops, and enemies sets the boundaries for the … Continue reading

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Trilogy Thinking and “Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea”

This is part of my March post over at my Patreon. Cmrn Knzlmn Presents Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea is the finale of my trilogy of “water games” of On August 11 . . .  and 2015: A Year in … Continue reading

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On Nightcrawler (2014)

My friend John talked up Nightcrawler to me pretty much nonstop through 2015, so I felt like it was my obligation to eventually make my way to seeing the movie, and I wasn’t disappointed. While he has a pretty specific way of … Continue reading

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