Tag Archives: violence

George Orwell on Atrocities

But unfortunately the truth about atrocities is far worse than that they are lied about and made into propaganda. The truth is that they happen. The fact often adduced as a reason for skepticism–that the same horror stories come up … 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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On Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – City

This essay is in a longform series of posts about the Assassin’s Creed series. It is supported by my Patreon page. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is a departure from the previous games in the series in that it takes place almost completely … Continue reading

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“It’s like Call of Duty”

The Defense Department has a secret state-of-the-art control center in Dubai with an IMAX-size screen at the front of the main room that can project video feed from dozens of drones at once. The Air Force has been directed to maintain capability … Continue reading

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On the Inhuman Drama of Pacific Rim

SPOILERS FOR PACIFIC RIM AND OTHER DEL TORO FILMS WHOOPS A reading of Pacific Rim: Right off I want to say that I enjoyed the movie while cringing and being hugely disappointed every single time a character said the word “bitch” … Continue reading

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On Living the Apocalypse in The Last of Us Multiplayer

I don’t think that I have much else to say about The Last of Us proper. People continue to play it and they keep getting pointed to my longish rambling bit about it (thanks to the people who are doing … Continue reading

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Frank Castle on Fighting

Fighting for the people who run the world gets you stabbed in the back. You fight the wars they start and feed. You kill the monsters they create. You die from handling depleted uranium while they get rich on oil. … Continue reading

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You Buy It I Write It: Rogue Warrior

Is there a game you think I should write about? If you purchase a game for me on Steam, I will play it. Check out the information here. You can check out other games I have played against my will here. Rogue … Continue reading

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Preliminary Thoughts on The Knife of Dunwall

I’ve played through roughly half of the first “stage” or “chapter” or “section” or whatever the hell it is called in the new DLC for Dishonored called “The Knife of Dunwall“. My main interest in this DLC stems from the fact that it … Continue reading

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Supplement to #RespectCon13 Talk

Today I am speaking at RespectCon about sexual violence in video games. This post is a collection of links that I talked about, and through, in the talk. 1. Jason Schreier “You’ll ‘Want to Protect’ the New, Less Curvy Lara … Continue reading

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