Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Adventures of Lolo series

Adventures of Lolo (Known as Eggerland in most territories) is a series of puzzle games that originated on the MSX, a computer system primarily sold in Japan. Four games in the series were released in the United States: Three for … Continue reading

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League of Legends: Good Game, Poor Community, Greedy Creators

Summary: Maddening defects, awful community and overly expensive custom items don’t mean the game isn’t fun. My roommate Jacob got me into League of Legends last year. I’ve never been good at real-time strategy (I can’t even beat half of … Continue reading

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Curt Schilling and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

My dad, while (justifiably) griping about the excessively negative attitude found in my previous article, showed me something a bit more positive for a change of pace. Curt Schilling is a former baseball star, a field I would normally care … Continue reading

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I’m ambivalent about Xenogears.

I am quite ambivalent about Square’s 1998 video game Xenogears. There are times when I think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing on the planet. At others, I find it an infuriating mess of ill-conceived plot twists that insults … Continue reading

Posted in Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming | 9 Comments

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

I love the Dark Sun setting. It takes the standard Tolkien plagiarism that makes up the fantasy genre and just defecates all over it. Gone are the happy elf/dwarf/human versus evil clichés. This is the world of Athas after evil … Continue reading

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New Video Games and Game Consoles – Don’t Buy Them Right Away

Don’t buy a console on launch day. Don’t buy a game on launch day. Don’t wait in line like these fools. It’s not worth it and I’ll tell you why. New computer hardware is inevitably overpriced, underpowered, and often riddled … Continue reading

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