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April 2020

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 →

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 →

One of Those Moments – Introducing the Banshee

In Mass Effect 3 the Reaper invasion is happening full force, something Cmdr Shepard has warned the Alliance and the Council, two major forces in intergalactic politics, about since the first game. They’re attaching and they’re using the populations on… 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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