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Manufacturing Outrage

In the coming days, and with a fall break around the corner, I hope to get to some belated reactions to Gears, my current favorite indie game, and why more games should emulate Dark Souls. For now though, a few thoughts on IGN's smack-dow...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Freedom: Escaping the Console Wars.

"Man is born free," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "and everywhere he is in chains." The same applies to video games. Players are born free, and everywhere they are in chains. Forced to swear allegiance to one system or another, or purchas...

 
 
 

Maligned by Materia

Materia is Latin for "material,” meaning "substance from which something is made." It had early metaphysical connotations, used as a sort of base from which all physical matter could come forth. And of course, you equip it to weapons and...

 
 
 
 
 

Some Gamers Need to Grow Up

There are all kinds of gaps. There's the income gap between rich and poor, the gender gap between men and women; there's generation gap, the race gap, the digital gap, and the education gap. And of course there's the the Gap that sells ...

 
 
 

Remake, Remaster, Rehash

Keza MacDonald at IGN thinks video game remakes are great. I disagree...sort of. MacDonald asserts that, “when handled correctly, remakes, remasters and re-releases are an extremely good thing, both for the industry and for us.” Accordin...

 
 

About E C Gachone of us since 11:37 PM on 01.06.2011

I'm a gaming sophist who likes to discuss, argue, and fight about video games. The only thing I enjoy more is a heaping bowl of Count Chocula. I also like to blog at 1up and IGN, so you can catch me at the communities there or at my own little slice of the Internetz:

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