That Dragon, Cancer. That Dragon, Internet.

  Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized is one of my all-time favorite albums. Written shortly after Jason Pierce’s girlfriend (and the band’s keyboardist) secretly married Richard Ashcroft. The album encapsulates the raw sorrow and pain Jason experienced in the aftermath, including his drug abuse turned addiction in dealing with the pain. The […]

The Beginner’s Guide: A Not Review

The Beginner’s Guide is a very personal game and playing it made me feel like I was reading someone’s secret diary. Later, when you find out more about what happened between Davey and Coda, the guilt grows and it unease starts to set in. I shouldn’t be playing this. But of course, you have to […]

Destiny and Shortcomings in Videogame Narrative

I read two great articles this past week that I feel highlight the major reasons why narrative storytelling is generally lacking in games, particularly in big budget titles. One about artists and techies not being able to work together due to a mutual disrespect, and one about Destiny’s problematic development. I have never played Destiny, but […]

How To Pick a Game to Play with Your Non-Gaming Partner

Getting your non-gaming partner to join you in your hobby can be a challenge. If you want to know how to pick a game successfully, all you need is some understanding, patience, and a passion for videogames. Stay Away From Hyper-Competitive Games with Steep Learning Curves Basically, there is nothing attractive about getting your face beat, […]

Looking Back on Day of Defeat

Me and my brother are sitting side by side, in front of our own two laptops, visibly shaken, angry, and confused. I was close to tears. We were in our early teens and two close friends of ours had just ended their friendship with us over a videogame. That videogame was Day of Defeat, and […]