Category Archives: Video Games

Posts about video games.

Random Rantings: Dota 2, Guild Wars 2, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition…Board Games…

Wow, my last post was grumpy! I really don’t try to be so pissed about immaturity in gaming most of the time, but I think I reached critical levels of grumpy that day and just had to let my worst … Continue reading

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Gaming, Grow Up

Heather Chaplin said something like this over three years ago at the 2009 Game Developer’s Conference at a rant panel. Nothing has changed for the better since then. Gaming, which may very well be beyond its infancy, is still infantile. … Continue reading

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Mechanical Meaning and Bioshock Blunders

Extra Credits touched on one of the most important, underdeveloped aspects of game design this week. They call it ‘mechanics as metaphor.’ Jonathan Blow in 2008 called it ‘dynamical meaning.’ I call it ‘making mechanics important to the narrative’ (my … Continue reading

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A Small Blurp on My Annoyances with JRPGs

This is a post I made on Talking Time forums about my views on the Japanese Roleplaying Game, a certain style of video game that has had a certain falling out of fashion in the current gaming generation. I’m with … Continue reading

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