Theres Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

There’s Something Oddly Comforting in Chris Oliveros' Futile Tale

By Hans Rollman

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Hope and Despair in Video Games

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"There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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