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Tuesday, July 30 2013

The Problem with Emergent Stories in Video Games

Emergent stories are missing the key component of any good story. They’re not about anything.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 12 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Does a Sonic the Hedgehog game even have a chance at success when nobody cares about "blast processing" anymore?


Monday, October 4 2010

'Valkyria Chronicles II': Constructing Classmates That You'd Take a Bullet For

Think of it as Persona meets Mass Effect 2 set in an alternate history World War II's European theater. With magic powered tanks.


Sunday, June 6 2010

Iron Man 2

The game has the charming habit of freezing intermittently, which I discovered when it did so in the opening cut scene. I’m not sure if the error ever repeats because I got pretty comfortable skipping the plot after a while.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Sonic Classic Collection

Part of the fun of Sonic is attempting to hold a tornado in your hand. 


Sunday, May 10 2009

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

The sheer scope of this collection -- and the wide variety of genres and franchises represented by it -- is enough to prompt the question of what we’ll be nostalgic for 15 or 20 years from now.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 5 2010

Fantasy Jews in 'Valkyria Chronicles'

Nukes I've come to expect out of Japanese fantasy, but racism -- even race awareness -- is a rare bird in a Japanese RPG and possibly the aspect of this series that never ceases to intrigue me.


Tuesday, December 8 2009

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection - Sega - XBox 360, Playstation 3 [$29.99]


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