Category Archives: Video Gaming

A Review of The Final Specimen

A Review of The Final Specimen I received a free copy of this game in exchange for writing this review. It’s cool, though; I told the author that I would only accept it under the condition that I could badmouth … Continue reading

Commissioned, LEE YOU SOLD OUT I'M NEVER COMING BACK HERE AGAIN, Platformer, Video Gaming

The Lament of the Vanishing Game

The Lament of the Vanishing Game Not every article of media gets properly preserved. There are all sorts of movies , TV shows , and books thought to be gone forever. If we are fortunate, they may be rediscovered, but … Continue reading

MMO, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

Calculords Owns

Calculords Owns Seanbaby has been my favorite writer since I first saw his website in 1997. His x-treme writing style has been a gigantic influence on mine, and his video game reviews are always hysterical. I think his two articles … Continue reading

Android, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Strategy, Video Gaming

Darkest Dungeon Beta Review

Darkest Dungeon Beta Review Yes, it’s another Roguelike-like. I don’t care if you’re sick of them, because I probably never will be. Darkest Dungeon is a dungeon crawler inspired by the legions of Roguelikes, and is nearly as brutal. It … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Roguelike-Like, RPG or thereabouts, Strategy, Video Gaming

Risk of Rain

Risk of Rain Roguelike-likes have swiftly become my favorite video game genre, outclassing politically trendy walking simulators and self-flagellation platformers by a long shot. There is randomness, but in a good Roguelike or Roguelike-like (we’ve got to find a better … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Roguelike-Like, Video Gaming

A Review of "Masters of Doom"

A Review of Masters of Doom Doom was a legendarily great game that will be remembered until the MayanNazis initiate the Obamocalpyse of 2023 and at last exterminate humanity, but you don’t need me to repeat the praises that have … Continue reading

Books, First-Person, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth — GOTY 2014

  The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth — GOTY 2014 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is everything I could have hoped for. I wrote two articles in 2012 and 2013 about how much I loved the original and its expansion, so … Continue reading

Horror, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Roguelike-Like, Video Gaming

Shovel Knight: Actually as Good as People Say It Is

Shovel Knight : Actually as Good as People Say It Is Shovel Knight gets it. It doesn’t follow the cargo cult routine of indie games who use sprite-based graphics instead of good game design; it groks its favorite NES games … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Indie Games That Don't Suck, Music, Platformer, Video Gaming

Evo 2014

There will be no article this weekend. I will be watching the Evolution fighting game tournament for several days and complaining about the results on Twitter . There’s one benefit to being unemployed!

Video Gaming

Thoughts on Nintendo as a Brand

Thoughts on Nintendo as a Brand I read this article recently, and the confused LA Times article it draws upon. These two articles (despite their flaws) bring up some interesting concepts that I think are worth exploring in more detail. … Continue reading

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