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A Reckoning

Right now, a reckoning is shaking the games industry and culture. Predators are being called out, and I can only think of Flemeth when she pours out her pain to Morrigan and the Inquisitor. She was betrayed as I was… Continue Reading →

A Villain of Utmost Refinement and Grace

Making the case why Solas is among the best game villains yet. Actually it could be argued that Kratos, in all his cold blooded toxicity, is even better but Kratos is not commonly seen as a villain. Solas on the… Continue Reading →

Abstract vs. Concrete in Game Dev

EDIT: Because people have reached out to me to ask “where did all of this happen?”, I feel I need to add a disclaimer. This is not the experience of one single company, nor is it representative for the company… Continue Reading →

A Prisoner of the Abject

Sarah Kerrigan’s Transformations throughout StarCraft. I want to preface this blog post with two things. 1. I’m only looking at Kerrigan through the games, not any of the surrounding media. 2. I’m probably wrong about all of this, so don’t… Continue Reading →

Do games touch us deeper…

…because we live them? Lately I’ve been reading quite a bit about horror in cinema and other media to sort out some thoughts that have been bothering me lately. I think most of us are aware of the immersion we… Continue Reading →

I don’t beat games

I’ve been reading a lot on Twitter lately about how games are “beaten”. “I beat Animal Crossing”. “I beat Final Fantasy 7”. “I beat”… whatever it was that needed beating, I suppose. I don’t beat games. I play them, experience… Continue Reading →

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