It is interesting to me that in this age of graphical fidelity where it is possible to create, in great detail, a nuanced, fully-fleshed world that a player can delve into, that with greater frequency I find myself drawn to games that tell the story of a world in many ways through abstraction.
"You play these things for fun, right?"
That was a question I heard a lot as a kid – usually after I had spent some time growling and groaning at a particularly challenging level. The question was one of those not-a-questions that parents ask when they want their kids to change their behavior. Unspoken in that question is "calm down. It's only a game."
This week puts me in mind of Zero Mostel. There's Something for Everyone!
WiiUsers get the first major first-party release in ages, with a new IP even! Fighting game fans get two, count 'em, two new fighting games.
Sponsored By: Onion Bubs
Time Played: 59 minutes, plus commercials.
The Kid Review
Welcome to another installment of Too Long; Didn't Play, where our motto is "Late to the party, and going home early." Today we're here with The Narrator and The Kid for an exclusive interview about life, destruction, and federal regulations.
I'm your host, Pinta Winkles.
Invisible Inc., Ziggurat, GoatZ, Tower of Guns, Our Default Approach to Learning New Games, Your Emails and More!
This week Julian, Elysium, Allen and Shawn talk about their default approaches to learning new games.
I was into The Witcher before it was cool. That’s right, I said it. From the moment it was announced as the first game to use the Aurora Engine (Neverwinter Nights) outside of Bioware, I kept an eye on the series. It took a long time and a lot of engine upgrades before it finally came out in 2007.
Sponsored By: Me, enabled by you
Time Played: 99 minutes
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Ach du lieber! Review
I should just buy stock in Devolver already. Literally every game they've published has been a real winner with me. Time and again they capture the essence of video gaming as I understand it.
A few weeks ago I was presenting at a speaking engagement as part of my job. Part of my presentation talked about social media. After the event, one of the audience members approached me, and pointed out how much they didn’t like social platforms. As it happened, the amount of how much this person didn’t like social platform was "a lot."