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Looking for Burnout

The best car/ driving/ racing/ speeding/ adrenaline/ wheels game of all time is Burnout 3: Takedown (2004, PS2, Xbox). Its impeccably crafted highways that demand excessive speed or you feel like you’re doing them a disservice, its kilometer-long drifts, its

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Looking for Burnout

The best car/ driving/ racing/ speeding/ adrenaline/ wheels game of all time is Burnout 3: Takedown (2004, PS2, Xbox). Its impeccably crafted highways that demand excessive speed or you feel like you’re doing them a disservice, its kilometer-long drifts, its

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RPG mechanics on table and screen

Running my current D&D campaign, I’ve been thinking about mechanics a lot. I want to make the game mechanically interesting: it should be a good game, any other qualities notwithstanding. As the play has become more regimented, I don’t feel

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RPG mechanics on table and screen

Running my current D&D campaign, I’ve been thinking about mechanics a lot. I want to make the game mechanically interesting: it should be a good game, any other qualities notwithstanding. As the play has become more regimented, I don’t feel

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Narrative and context: Thomas Was Alone/Catherine double feature (PS3)

THOMAS WAS ALONE (PS3) Thomas Was Alone is a simple puzzle platformer in which you switch control between different shapes and sizes of moving rectangles to navigate through a side-scrolling maze. It’s one of the most important narrative achievements in

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Narrative and context: Thomas Was Alone/Catherine double feature (PS3)

THOMAS WAS ALONE (PS3) Thomas Was Alone is a simple puzzle platformer in which you switch control between different shapes and sizes of moving rectangles to navigate through a side-scrolling maze. It’s one of the most important narrative achievements in

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Goodbye, Lucasarts: The things you gave me

I want to say that Lucasarts made me love videogames, but that’s not true. I do think I learned to love them more deeply thanks to Lucasarts. Here’s my most cherished memories with their games. MANIAC MANSION The Finnish review

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Goodbye, Lucasarts: The things you gave me

I want to say that Lucasarts made me love videogames, but that’s not true. I do think I learned to love them more deeply thanks to Lucasarts. Here’s my most cherished memories with their games. MANIAC MANSION The Finnish review

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Thirty Flights Of Loving (PC)

Small form gaming In journalism the long-form is making a return. That’s a great development, if somewhat paradoxical with the proliferation of time spent on smartphones and ever smaller chunks at a time on one specific thing. The rise of

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Thirty Flights Of Loving (PC)

Small form gaming In journalism the long-form is making a return. That’s a great development, if somewhat paradoxical with the proliferation of time spent on smartphones and ever smaller chunks at a time on one specific thing. The rise of

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Games of the year 2012

This is a list of the games that were most important/time-consuming for me this year. As usual, not all of these were released this year, and this is in no particular order. The Walking Dead (PC). We’ve made a number of

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Games of the year 2012

This is a list of the games that were most important/time-consuming for me this year. As usual, not all of these were released this year, and this is in no particular order. The Walking Dead (PC). We’ve made a number of

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iPhone 4S as a gaming device

I’ve started using an iPhone some months ago. I’m not surprised that there’s twenty-six games on my phone right now, plus a bunch I’ve deleted, but that they hold my attention better than the PlayStation Vita games I got my

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iPhone 4S as a gaming device

I’ve started using an iPhone some months ago. I’m not surprised that there’s twenty-six games on my phone right now, plus a bunch I’ve deleted, but that they hold my attention better than the PlayStation Vita games I got my

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Girls

I can’t believe I haven’t written about women as characters in games before, certainly I’ve talked about them quite a bit. Inspiration to finally do a piece on this was this article, where the Bitmob community attempted to collectively write

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Girls

I can’t believe I haven’t written about women as characters in games before, certainly I’ve talked about them quite a bit. Inspiration to finally do a piece on this was this article, where the Bitmob community attempted to collectively write

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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What’s wrong with Bioware? (Mass Effect 2)

I used to think that Bioware was the coolest studio out there. They were putting out games I absolutely loved: mainly

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Well, I wasn’t expecting this

In a sense I might’ve been, what with the “new EA” and everything, but in the current economic climate? Never. Nevertheless, make it so.

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Well, I wasn’t expecting this

In a sense I might’ve been, what with the “new EA” and everything, but in the current economic climate? Never. Nevertheless, make it so.

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