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The Curse of the Completionist

The image for this post is from Hyperbole and a half and the post “This is why I’ll never be an adult“. When it comes to games, as in many other areas of my life, I have this intense need… Continue Reading →

You Are Not All Gamers

So this is a post that’s been lurking in my mind for quite some time. The essence of it falls back to confusing taste with quality, and quality with taste. It also has to do with popular opinion which plays… Continue Reading →

Adjutants

Abject 1. (of something bad) experienced or present to the maximum degree. In Mass Effect 3: Omega, there’s an enemy that tries very hard to live up to the previous success of the Banshee, but the Adjutant doesn’t quite make… 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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