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1:41 PM on 12.14.2010

Approaching Emergent Gameplay as a Three Act Play

This may be the most convoluted thing I've written on here. Also minor spoilers for Mass Effect 2. When I was fifteen, I had a concept for video game that I held onto for quite some time. My idea was that you would be a go...   read

6:23 PM on 12.12.2010

Die2Nite: A Free Game You Should Check Out

The cries of the undead horde are a common sight in video games today. We've faced them alone in close quarters in small towns, we've practised genocide against them in malls, and most recently for me, I've worked together ...   read

4:26 PM on 12.01.2010

7 Trends I'd Give A High Five

Over the last couple years I've been in school and have unfortunately missed out on a few great titles that have come out. However, over the last few months I've had a great deal more time and have found myself catching up ...   read

11:45 PM on 11.27.2010

Illusions in Games

Sometimes video games try to create the illusion of danger: crumbling ledges, being held up by mercenaries, or an overwhelming assortment of opponents are all used to make the player think that death has just passed over t...   read

1:31 PM on 11.16.2010

Fresh Eyes on Another World

Another World is a game that for years, I had known about, understood it was supposed to be good, that it was almost as old as me, and had the above image in my mind associated with it. Otherwise, my comprehension of the t...   read

5:13 PM on 06.18.2010

Building a Better Boss: What Unforgiven Can Teach Us About Bosses

Spoiler note:Though nothing overly specific is mentioned; Unforgiven, Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life 2, and Metal Gear Solid 3 are all discussed. Lately I've been thinking through of a few of my favourite bosses and thinking ...   read

6:35 PM on 06.16.2010

On Motion Controls

As gamers we tend crap on things quite quickly, and motion controls has been one of our favourite outhouses as of late. However, I'd like to (try to) defend motion controls. Also, click here if you don't get what the first ...   read

9:15 PM on 05.25.2010

Runs in the Family: Pixel Perfect Family

Gaming has always been a part of my family, though in varying degrees for each family member. From my mom’s casual playing of Guitar Hero to my near obsession with the entirety of gaming, we’ve all seemed to find something to...   read

8:35 PM on 05.09.2010

Splinter Cell Conviction: An Uncalled for Character Change

So this blog post is mainly an attempt at me ranting and trying to think critically about games. However, I'm fairly new at this, so feel free to comment on me falling on my face at this. With the announcement of Splinter Ce...   read

10:20 PM on 05.30.2009

Inklings to play an unwanted genre

Warning! This is the first time I've ever attempted a blog, so sorry if it's fail. Hey there, my name’s Mark. I suppose this can serve as a first blog, but I don’t want it to be overly “Hey, this is my life story.” So I’ll t...   read

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