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Review: Halo 5 at Paste

The things that are different are merely parasitical developments from other massive first-person shooter games of the contemporary period. You can do some boosting, which feels much likeAdvanced Warfare’s exo suit boosting. You can jump and climb onto something, which … Continue reading

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Bulletstorm, Narrative, and Satire

Today I released a video about Bulletstorm, a game that I have been trying to write about for years now. In all seriousness, I have a draft of an essay on the backend of this blog that’s probably been languishing for … Continue reading

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On Notes From The Casketgirl

Someone, probably Michael Lutz, told me about Notes From The Casketgirl by Sloane a year or more ago and it’s been on my list of things to check out since then. I finally sat down with it, headphones in, and got deep into … Continue reading

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On Jim’s Grim Story

The blurb for Jim’s Grim Story tells it all: Jim’s Grim Story is a topdown psychological pet collection game by Daedalus Games. The player controls Jim, a misunderstood child in Abbey, a small town just south of the big city. Jim feels … Continue reading

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Released: Welcome to the Dress-Up of the Real

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog you know that I have a healthy fascination with Slavoj Žižek, the famed Slovenian philosopher whose work on Hegel, Lacan, and contemporary capitalism has spread across the world and the internet like wildfire … Continue reading

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On Bernband

I see people walking toward me, but they’re not really people, just strange aliens that don’t quite cohere into any particular shape when I get close. That’s what marks Bernband: nothing makes any more sense as you get closer to it. … 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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Steve Gaynor on Violence from 2010

Earlier today, Sparky Clarkson tweeted about this article from Steve Gaynor from a few years back. I re-read it and really latched onto this part: Violence in film, literature or on stage can either be meaningful or meaningless. When it … Continue reading

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Steam Curation and a Group For Readers

Steam Curation was released a few days ago. The gloss on it is pretty simple: groups can now create lists of recommended games in an effort to solve the “there are so many games on Steam” discoverability problem. With that … Continue reading

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