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Best of Nintendo: 20th Century Masters

A while ago, I bought a 20th Century Masters collection of The Guess Who, one of the greatest rock bands in history, and was dissappointed when I found that Baba O'Riley was poignantly absent; it is one of their greatest songs, af...

 
 
 

Dota-Clone Name Suggestion

Forewarning: this article contains some sarcasm and cynicism about a genre that is very popular and that I have enjoyed. It also has opinions which are my own and not necessarily yours. The beauty of it is that we can exchange our opinions ...

 
 
 

Genre Talk: Roguelike Naming Scheme

The definition of roguelike as a genre has been a subject of dispute since it became a thing after the original Rogue back in 1980. The Unix game used ASCII graphics to represent its game world, featuring randomly generated environments, pe...

 
 
 

Misconceptions About the Steam Box

Valve just showed many different Steam Boxes at CES and people still don't know what to make of them. I think the problem is people's perception of the Steam Box. We just had two major consoles launched, so people are seeing this new machin...

 
 
 

The Spelunky People Don't Talk About: Deathmatch

I was able to play a free early version of Spelunky and I didn't really care for it then. After a lot of features have been added and the visuals have been overhauled, I picked it up on sale and I still don't really understand what everyone...

 
 
 
 

John Carmack Leaving Id Could be a Good Thing

The legendary John Carmack recently left Id Software to focus on the upcoming Oculus Rift. Responsible for the likes of Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, and RAGE, Carmack leaving the venerable studio should have a major impact on the direction Id ...

 
 

About Headless97one of us since 11:51 AM on 11.16.2013

I know why I play games. It is not just "because they're fun"; that's a crummy answer that doesn't really say anything. I play video games because all of my friends lived miles away from me, some even in other cities. What else can a poor boy do?

I grew up on Nintendo consoles, having everything from the NES to the Gamecube at some point in my life. Now, I am a PC gamer with a reasonable Steam library, a love of GOG and indie games, and a mechanical keyboard by eMachines from a time before laptops were everywhere.



The games I like generally have some immediacy to them - games that feel good to play or offer something that I determine to be satisfying.

Favorite games in no order: Shadow of the Colossus, Mark of the Ninja, Dishonored, Star Fox 64, UT 2k4, F.E.A.R.
I have many other games that I love to death, but these stand tall in my mind.

Genres I could never understand or get into are turn-based RPGs, most MMORPGs, and Sports games.