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Game Club: Quadrilateral Cowboy

By |2017-08-05T23:16:47+00:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: Game Club Letters, Video Games|Tags: , , |

A Monthly Open Letter Series

Welcome to Game Club, where once a month I discuss a game with the esteemed Joanna Tova Price. This week, we’re talking about Quadrilateral Cowboy by Brendon Chung (AKA Blendo Games). This is the second letter in a three-letter series. You can find Part One here, and Part Three here. All posts contains […]

Game Club: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Part 2

By |2016-09-25T23:00:33+00:00September 25th, 2016|Categories: Game Club Letters, Video Games|Tags: , |

Author’s Note: This is the third letter in a four-letter series discussing 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. You can find Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Four here. All posts contains spoilers.

Hey Joanna,

The question of what agency means in games is as important as it is tired. I’m not sure 1979 […]

Game Club: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

By |2017-08-05T23:16:55+00:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Game Club Letters, Video Games|Tags: , |

An Open Letter Series

Author’s Note: This is the first letter in a four-letter series discussing 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. You can find Part Two here, Part Three here, and Part Four here. All posts contains spoilers.

Dear Joanna,

We’ve got a lot to talk about this month. For the sake of not burying the lead, I’ll say […]

Game Club: Richard and Alice, Part 2

By |2017-09-08T21:49:52+00:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Game Club Letters, Video Games|Tags: , |

An open letter in response to Joanna's open letter in response to my open letter in response to her open letter

Author’s Note: This is the fourth letter in a four-letter series discussing Richard & Alice. You can find Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Three here. Spoilers within!

Hey Joanna,

I want to start by responding to what you said about ugliness, specifically “I used to think the ugliness of games mattered, […]

Game Club: Richard & Alice

By |2017-08-26T18:16:23+00:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Game Club Letters, Video Games|Tags: , |

An Open Letter Series

Author’s Note: This is the second letter in a four-letter series discussing Richard & Alice. You can find Part One here, Part Three here, and Part Four here. All posts contains spoilers for the entire game.

Hey Joanna,

Thanks for starting the letters off! I’m excited to see where this game club will take […]

Games Played in One Sentence, 2015 Ed.

By |2017-12-24T22:10:03+00:00December 26th, 2015|Categories: Lists, Video Games|Tags: |

Once again, here’s a sentence about every game I played in the year 2015 (not counting games finished up from last year, described in last year’s list). As always, an asterisk after the title means I completed the game.

80 Days*
Eloquently capturing the trials and tribulations of travel in a pre-globalized world, 80 Days‘ classy literary […]

Kotaku’s "Unsung Story" Article Isn’t Really About Unsung Story

By |2017-09-08T20:57:21+00:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: Press Criticism, Video Games|Tags: , , , , |

Four days ago, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier published a story titled “Unsung Story Is A $660,000 Kickstarter Disaster.” It’s a peculiar thing; the body mostly consists of Schreier venting his displeasure with said Kickstarter in a very feelings-based, op-ed style, despite the story being filed in the same place as Kotaku’s more regular journalism. What evidence he […]

Video Games in One Sentence, 2014 Ed.

By |2017-09-08T21:45:25+00:00January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Lists, Video Games|Tags: , |

Continuing a tradition from the last two years, I’m devoting a sentence to every game I began playing in 2014. Consider this a small apology for not writing substantive entries on any of them save Mass Effect 3. More in 2015 (I promise).

Also, if you haven’t already, please consider buying my book (and seven […]

The End of Mass Effect

By |2014-10-19T18:47:30+00:00October 19th, 2014|Categories: Close Looks, Retrospective, Video Games|Tags: , , , , , |

Part Four of Critical Mass Effect

This is the fourth and final part of Critical Mass Effect, a close look at the Mass Effect series. Previous entries are:

This final entry looks at Mass Effect 3, […]

The Year of Lagging Dangerously

By |2017-09-08T21:43:21+00:00February 28th, 2014|Categories: Meta, Video Games|Tags: , , , , |

My one man battle against backlogs and Twitter

I made two New Years Resolutions for 2014:

1. Update this blog at least once a month.
2. Do not purchase any video games for the first half of the year (excluding games where at least 30% of proceeds goes to charity, e.g. Humble Bundles).

The first is the sort of resolution every lazy writer makes. The second is […]