Shadow of Mordor: The Padding of the Rings

Everyone who has played Shadow of Mordor has a story about their favorite nemesis. That orc or uruk who just keeps beating you to the ground, or always getting away – returning later with scars and bruisers ready to go for round 2.  For me, there was a duo of bruisers who would inconveniently show […]

Blues and Bullets: Review of a Dead Game

Episodic games always come with the chance of never getting to the end of the game. I tend to avoid them at all costs, choosing to purchase only after the entire season has been released. However, when Blues and Bullets came along, it looked exactly like the kind of game I would enjoy so I […]

No Pineapple Left Behind: My Own Experience in Cultivating Pineapples

“I think you should look into another profession. Either way, I hope you stay in touch. I like to keep in touch with all my trainees even if I don’t think they are suitable for the job” That was the closing statement by my overseer on my last day of student teaching. My teacher-tutor, who […]

A Mind Forever Voyaging: The Original Political Game

In 1985, Infocom released a groundbreaking game written by Steve Meretzky that no one has tried to re-invent or iterate on since. Not only did it put its political message front and center, it also created an open world so ambitious that it might be impossible to create outside of a text parser. That game […]

Just Cause 2: A Review

The worst part of open world games is that they seem huge and full of potential but then you end up doing the same shit over and over again. Just Cause 2 has you playing as Scorpio, a mercenary/special ops kind of guy working for the U.S. government to destabilize a made up fascist regime […]