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Game Changers

I’ve been reading Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland, which is a novel about many things, but largely about detachment and loss. It’s concerned with those things which were a part of our world, once, but are not now and cannot be again. In O’Neill’s novel we find Dutch-born Hans van den Broek …

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Catherine Chokes On Its Own Aspirations

I remember first hearing about Catherine in a short Escapist article which mostly focused on how the game looked to be sexy and weird. Clips of bipedal sheep being eviscerated interspersed with shots of a not-overdressed blonde made up most of the trailer, and as the narration was in Japanese, …

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Skyrim is Gonzo Pornography

After 70 hours or so of play, I finished the main quest line of Skyrim. By this point I had completed the Thieves’ Guild quest line and a smattering of other quests from all over the map. I had discovered dozens of dungeons, slain many dragons, and finished more petty …

Matt’s 2011 In Review

Bill has already introduced the concept, so I won’t tread over that ground again. Instead, here are my 2011 experiences, wrapped up in a pretty Christmas bow for you! Oh, and within this present are numerous spoilers. I spare no secrets. Of the games that were released in 2011, I …

Bill’s 2011 In Review

2011 is gone, and games websites everywhere are just wrapping up their end-of-year lists and Game of the Year winners.  The Ontological Geek is no different, but rather than choosing a Game of the Year or series of awards for the website as a whole, Matt and I are both …