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Monday, December 6 2010

Player Guilt Revisited in 'Beautiful Escape'

I separated myself from the action, but afterward I found what I did completely repugnant. I regret allowing the game to acculturate me into treating rape as the equivalent of any other action that I can take in a game.


Monday, November 29 2010

On Gender Ambiguity in a Binary Paradigm

I had free reign to corner and manipulate any man or woman that Verge had compiled a dossier on, but I'd only ever succeeded in capturing men. What could the reason for this be? And did my record of victims shape who Daily was for me?


Monday, November 22 2010

Considering the Politics of Sociopathy in 'Beautiful Escape: Dungeoneer'

If there is one truly unsettling element to this game, it isn't the torture sequences, but the dating sim parts that precede them.


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