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Rev Rant: Fun isn't enough

Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) that my last ran...

 
 
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Rev Rant: cinematic "gameplay"

Every Thursday, Anthony Burch discusses some aspect of game design he finds interesting or frustrating, except it's just him talking to a camera so it's not really a discussion. Image by Jetrockite.This week's Rev Rant is about modern games...

 
 
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Rev Rant: the most important game of 2008

My entire schedule of free time has been borked up since I started a summer class this week, so I didn't have time to physically stand in front of a camera and record this week's Rev Rant. Instead, I recorded an audio version of the whole t...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Metroidvanias

Every week, Anthony Burch monologues about a topic of his choosing in a video Rev Rant.As is typically the case, I screwed up some aspect of the exporting and this week's rant is in the wrong aspect ratio. Doesn't really matter, though: the...

 
 
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Rev Rant: true nonlinearity

Every Thursday, (Reverend) Anthony Burch discusses something about the world of games that bothers him. They're not really rants, because they're not that angry, but "Anthony Discussions" would be the most boring series title in h...

 
 
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Rev Rant: indie mercy

Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen m...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Character Empathy

What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also decided to wear a ...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Moral Choice

This week's Rev Rant is about the implementation of morality systems in games like Fable or BioShock or InFamous (though I recorded this before playing the latter, getting 2/3 of the way through it has done nothing to change the basic point...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Snakes, Plants, and Difficulty

I'm making progress with these, I think, because every week I make new mistakes. First the chroma keying was bad, then the camera was too close, and this week I've put my torso on the wrong side of the frame so my left side keeps disappear...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Snatcher and the Wii

I used to randomly rant about stuff on RetroForceGO!, but now I do it in front of a camera because I enjoy being able to count all the acne scars on my face.This week's Rev Rant -- they're scheduled for Thursdays now, tell your friends -- i...

 
 
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Rev Rant: Fallout 3's ending

height="3… When RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That se...

 
 




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