Monthly Archives: July 2012

QUEST: Acquire Reaper IFF/A House Divided, Part 1

(QUEST is a series that looks at questing. Hence the name. This time, we’re visiting the second game of the Mass Effect series. I hope you like SPOILERS, because it’s what’s for dinner!) “When I buy a new book, I … Continue reading

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A Semi-Spoiler-Filled Rant About Dark Things

SPOILERS follow about games you might care about. Or not. “The professor asked if anyone had read Camus. I, of course, had read L’Etranger in the original French, and raised my hand. I mentioned the protagonist who doesn’t care about his … Continue reading

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NPC: Baby Jane, the Spider Splicer

NPC examines sentient, unplayable characters that add depth, pivotal experiences or tactical challenges to games. This time, we’re looking at cosplay favorite and heartbreaking irritant “Baby Jane”, from the Bioshock series. Game/Series: Bioshock Level/Quest: Multiple Name: Not given. Colloquially known … Continue reading

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Metacritic Mind Games (Updated)

Oh, for fuck’s sake. I can’t fucking believe I’m actually writing about this. I can’t believe that this is a thing that needs to be written about. This matters little to anyone who isn’t in the business of making games. … Continue reading

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QUEST: The Cold Flame of Agnon, Part 3

QUEST is a series that looks at questing. Hence the name. This time, we’re visiting the Elder Scrolls IV expansion pack called The Shivering Isles. In Part 2, my elf and I visited a literal shithole, found a mixing bowl … Continue reading

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QUEST: The Cold Flame of Agnon, Part 2

QUEST is a series that looks at questing. Hence the name. This time, we’re visiting the Elder Scrolls IV expansion pack called The Shivering Isles. In Part 1, I got tanked on tequila and took my trusty elf Labrusca to … Continue reading

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I Spoke Too Soon

Last week, I argued the case for a secondary gaming market to support developers and publishers during the problematic, cyclical periods of AAA development. I lamented that you couldn’t read about how to dress like Alyx Vance in magazines, removing idle-but-necessary … Continue reading

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QUEST: The Cold Flame of Agnon, Part 1

QUEST is a series that looks at questing. Hence the name. This time, we’re visiting the Elder Scrolls IV expansion pack called The Shivering Isles. Seducers haunt you. Only think the word, and dance with Dracula or Odile, caught in … Continue reading

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The Secondary Gamer

The blustery drama surrounding the minor Twitter skirmish between Ryan Perez (now formerly of Destructoid) and Felicia Day has put the spotlight on a persistent and ugly issue concerning the gaming industry. For those of you unfamiliar with the events … Continue reading

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