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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 →

The Standard You Walk Past

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. – Lieutenant General David Morrison The title of this post was something said by Lt General David Morrison in a speech to the Australian army, after allegations of sexual misconduct… Continue Reading →

Design Bias

These last few months have made me think on a multitude of subjects that have to do with design. My own fragility and bias in the context of design is definitely one of them. The need to take a holistic… 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 →

Games as painkillers

Those who know me, know that I have frequent issues with headaches and migraines. This is something I’ve had all my life, but it is actually getting a lot better now that I’m not under so much work related stress… Continue Reading →

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