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August 2011

Tensions in Bastion

About two weeks ago, I finally managed to sit down and play through Bastion, an excellent indie action RPG developed by seven-person studio Supergiant Games that was released in mid-July. It’s an excellent game, and if you haven’t already played it, you should. It’s now available on both Xbox Live …

Trenched Warfare

Happy birthday, Ontological Geek! In honor of our first year (feels weird to say “our” in this context, since I started writing in January), I’m going to turn to that traditional celebratory activity: war. War film has been hugely popular since the beginnings of the medium, and that style has …

The Sandbox

The Philosopher-Geek has already written a very good post on the meaningful game, and that might be important to read before you step into this one, because I’m going to investigate two specific traits that he lists in that post. The specific traits I am interested in discussing are: 1. …

Questioning the Jimquisition

I am hesitant to give him the traffic, but I suppose you should watch this video, since that’s what this article is about.  It is not really safe for work, though, so do bear that in mind: I generally try not to pick fights here, but the ideas expressed in …