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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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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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Released: CMRN KNZLMN Presents Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

I have made a new, silly little game called CMRN KNZLMN Presents Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. You can play it by clicking the link or the picture above. Please share it with friends, family, and everyone … Continue reading

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Emily Short on the almost-remake of Galatea

Doing the conversion was a strange project. For one thing, I myself have a kind of weird love-hate relationship with Galatea at this point — a lot of people love the piece, but it’s pretty much the first thing I wrote that … Continue reading

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Imran Khan on Gamestop in Puerto Rico

Part of the problem is the Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. It is profoundly dry reading, but its profundity to Puerto Rican retailers is hard to understate. The Jones Act essentially requires that all … Continue reading

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30 Years of Trinity Islands

Earlier today Twitter user @PointlessDude reached out to me to show me the abomination he has created in Rollercoaster Tycoon. He’s played Trinity Islands, a level in the game that I recently completed myself, for a long time. I think the normal … Continue reading

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Oath of the Gatewatch’s Most Interesting Cards

I’ve been writing lists of the most interesting cards of the most recent Magic: The Gathering sets, and the articles are somewhere between useful and total frivolity. I just wrote another one about Oath of the Gatewatch. I’m literally writing about the … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Rollercoaster Tycoon – Bumbly Beach

This was the level that I was super excited about playing through in my Let’s Play of Rollercoaster Tycoon. I love the spatial setting of the entire thing–it is right in the middle of some rowhouses and a beach. It’s something … Continue reading

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Gamestop Publishes A Game, Is Not A Publisher

“We are not attempting to be publishers here,” he told MCV. “We are simply taking a great opportunity to collaborate in a non-traditional way, and trust that the combination of all these great ingredients we have put in make for … Continue reading

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