We asked the Ontological Geek staff to pick three games for their required reading lists, a game to take to the end o the world, a game to teach people about games, and whatever they’re currently playing.
Speaking informally the other day I found myself saying that the “Mario franchise can be understood as surrealist.” Is this true?
The following excerpts are from the logs of Commander Milich Gray, who was placed in command of the international XCOM project immediately following the first abductions.
Want to play Civilization V: Gods and Kings with the Ontological Geek? Here’s your chance.
A review of and meditation on Porpentine’s howling dogs,, written in Twine.
I’m a cisgender straight male, but most of the time, when I have a chance to choose my gender in a video game, I play a female.
Entropy is the natural tendency for order to dissolve into chaos. Little Inferno is, at its core, a game about entropy.
A game might be more an art form than a work of art, and it is instead the individual playthroughs of a game that are the works of art.
So Happy Birthday to you, Mega Man, you magnificent bastard.
A game which wins the popularity lottery will almost immediately be cannibalized for useful parts. After Arkham Asylum, Amazing Spider-Man made no bones about picking up the bat-ball and running with it.