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A Very Lengthy Rant on Overwatch 2

The Overwatch 2 trailer gave me chills. After years of lore fuckups and retcons, seeing Overwatch get back together in the trailer was a thing of beauty. Between that and the announcement of a desperately-needed PVE mode that I wi...

 
 
 

BoB: Fallout 2

Let's talk Fallout 2, a game I never finished. It's considered a classic, and I can definitely see why, but no matter how often the game throws a badass power-armored Michael Dorn in my face, I won't ever see it through. With ...

 
 
 

Thoughts on Far Cry 2

So this is going to be quicker than my usual blog entries, but I thought I ought to say some things about Far Cry 2, one of the most excellent games I've ever played, and in some ways, one of the worst. There also won't be any pic...

 
 
 

BoB- LISA: The Painful RPG

LISA: The Painful is a deconstruction of Roleplaying Games and the concept of a hero in general. Starring Brad Armstrong, an ego-driven villain of a protagonist from start to end, LISA is an interesting game, perhaps sometimes too dark...

 
 
 

BoB: Player-Made Heroes

Shit, this is hard for me, because there's so many I want to talk about. Between Proto Man's surprisingly tragic and awesome story, Kazuma Kiryu's kindness prevailing to me over our cultural differences, my belief that Alma is the real...

 
 
 

What the industry needs to learn from a child

So, here we are. The video game industry. The most cynical bullshit I've ever seen. Streaming services, removal of physical copies, senate committees. The only priority, it seems, is increasing numbers. So many numbers, money, stocks, ...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers: Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry is a film in which a badass protagonist goes on a plotless journey with the same guy playing every video game cliche in the book, so as to smash a bad guy, and rescue his wife. (Presumably so he can smash her in ver...

 
 
 

Why I love Stellaris

So, I absolutely love Stellaris, Paradox Interactive's strategy game in which you run a space-faring empire of any sort. You have all sorts of selectable ethics and civics, and, in something I rarely experience, the ability to ac...

 
 
 

Criticism & Value of Katana ZERO

So, let me preface my first blog post in which I take the piss out of recent indie game Katana ZERO by stating that Katana ZERO is still an awesome game that has awesome and creative meta-narratives, plenty of secrets (We still do...

 
 

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