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The Protagonist Dilemma

What happens when the main character of a game (or a TV series/movie for that matter) does or says something that turns you against them?  The one character you are supposed to relate to the most becomes utterly detestable, potentially ruin...

 
 
 

'Tis the Day After E3...

And after all that they showed… e3 won me over, with a video of Captain Toad. Saves the day! Well… E3 wasn’t as bad as I thought as it was going to be, but what becomes apparent after sitting through the big three press conferences is the ...

 
 
 

'Twas the Night Before E3...

...and over at my place, there was no hype to be had, oh what a disgrace... Right now this place is quiet... but come tomorrow... E3.  Arguably the biggest event on the game conference calendar.  I'm old enough to remember a time when cov...

 
 
 

Why First-Person Perspective Works in Video Games

Must've been some party! This week I have been going through Bioshock 1 & 2(yes, I know I’ve got some catching up to do) and because it’s been a while since I played a first person shooter, playing these two games for hours on end proved ...

 
 
 

Tales of Haagen-Dazsia: My Guilty Pleasure

I have been a loyal fan of the Tales series since the translated ROM of Tales of Phantasia appeared online quite some time ago.  After that first taste, I was hooked.  The real question, and one I have tried to answer for friends who ask, ...

 
 
 

The Evil Without? Thoughts on the Horror Genre.

Thanks to Bethesda’s press event for Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within (known in Japan by the infinitely more awesome title, Psycho Break), we have been treated to a fresh crop of preview articles with varied opinions, ranging from disappoi...

 
 
 

In The Loop: Bravely Default's Narrative Explained.

Bravely Default has been somewhat of a rebirth for Square Enix, who have struggled to recapture the magic that made them one of the most consistent and beloved developers of the 90s and early 00s.  That their finger is completely off the ...

 
 

About Sabotenderone of us since 12:42 PM on 05.28.2014

Just another gamer.
Maybe what I have to say is interesting,
but probably not...

Originally from Vancouver, Canada.
Now living in New York.
Went to NYU for grad school.
Studied 'Otaku' culture to death while in grad school, so ask me anything about anime, manga and video game lovers in Japan, and I'll probably be able to tell you a lot.

If you like my writing, follow me!
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Also, I run a Zelda Tumblr that was made entirely to troll a friend who said he didn't like Wind Waker... now it's a thing I spend too much time on...
https://windwakerjj.tumblr.com/