Danganronpa, Trigger Happy Havoc: Sakura and Chihiro

Danganronpa pulls from the same well as The Hunger Games - Battle Royale by Koshun Takami - by forcing a group of teenagers to kill each other. Unlike Battle Royale, the forced killing in Danganronpa isn't an allegory for something else. In Battle … [Continue reading]

Always Sometimes Monsters

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I am shit at roleplaying bad people in games but halfway through Always Sometimes Monsters I stopped caring and orphaned four children to win a bet. In this RPG Maker game, you play a down and out author making his way across the country to get to … [Continue reading]

A Halo 2 Tournament Decides a Residence Hall Conflict

In University, I worked as an RA for two and a half years. An RA, or Resident Assistant, it is a student who lives in the dorms and whose job it is to support the residents and help keep order. On my list of responsibilities was community building, … [Continue reading]

Rogue: Reflections on ASCII Imagination

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Rogue was one of, if not the first, games that really captivated me. I don't remember exactly how old I was when I started playing it, but I couldn't have been older than nine. This was at a time when storage was measured in megabytes. Back then, … [Continue reading]

Should I Back a Videogame on Kickstarter?

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While Kickstarter supports all forms of business ventures, it is most popular with videogames. Video games have the highest number of successfully backed projects worth over $1 million dollars. It has been great for any worthwhile creative project … [Continue reading]