Category Archives: Video Games

The Tragedy of The Witcher 2

Spoilers for The Witcher games. I’ve been playing through The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings very slowly over the past few weeks, and during my time playing through the game I am continually struck by how the series sets you up for a long-term … Continue reading

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Mages and Murderdads – Episode 4

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Mages and Murderdads – Episodes 2 and 3

I just realized that I forgot to post these here! Mages and Murderdads is our biweekly podcast where we play through the Baldur’s Gate game series. Episode 2 sees us doing a bunch of sidequests, and Episode 3 is all about the Nashkel Mines. … Continue reading

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On Bloodborne: The Simulation and the Surrogate

I. The lore of the Soulsborne series is generally “solved” a few weeks after the release of the newest games. We end up with a vague consensus, and then there’s just the continual work of augmenting that in order to … Continue reading

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You Buy It, I Play It: Lifeless Planet

Lifeless Planet is a beautiful object. It’s graphically “simple” in the contemporary world of both prestige and grungy independent game development. The astronaut you play as is this wonderful almost-lump that can double jump by using his astronaut jet pack (my … Continue reading

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Mages and Murderdads – Episode 1

Check out the new show that Danni and I are doing called Mages and Murderdads. The whole concept is that we’re playing through the Baldur’s Gate franchise. That’s it!

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Ian Williams on Total War: Warhammer

I really enjoyed this piece by Ian Williams over at Giant Bomb about how Total War: Warhammer fits into the business plans of world-creators Games Workshop. What I especially like about it is how Williams contextualizes the kind of rubber-band relationship that Games Workshop … Continue reading

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