Hall of Fame

This is a collection of my best stuff over the years. If you’re in the mood to read something new or want to see what I’m all about, this is where to start. Conveniently in chronological order.

Catering Vs Nurturing (depth versus spectacle)

Cliched (playing a white hat is awesome)

Manipulating My 10-Year Old Self (the meaning of videogames in one short article)

Dragons (Dungeons & Dragons 4E impressions)

Art (that age old argument of videogames versus art, as art, aspiring to be art, and so forth)

King’s Bounty: The Legend (as close as I’ll come to a review)

Remember Tomorrow (review of an interesting cyberpunk RPG)

Mount And Blade (you got me – I’m using this chance to highlight some cool games you really should try out)

Call Of Duty: World At War (I still wonder whether they meant the game to be taken this way or not. Either way, you know you gotta surf)

Why we game? (I’m mature, really I am)

Far Cry 2 (well okay, I’m a material guy, after all)

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad (alright, you got me, I just wanted to type bikini samurai squad again, but this is my defense of the cheap, which is a worthwhile cause)

3:16 Carnage Amongst The Stars (stellar stuff)

Second-hand market, game cost and longevity (I expected to have changed my mind about this by now, but I haven’t. It’s still valid)

Fable II (crying with joy)

Half-Life 2: Episode One – Episode Two (zero exposition)

Alone In The Dark (an admirable failure)

Grand Theft Auto IV (gotta love the photo of my old CRT)

Gumshoe RPG (system review)

Gary Gygax (it’s easy to get lost in great things)

Rock Band (if only because Rock Band has been such a big deal to me ever since)

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (you want it to end)

Mudslinger (Sega Rally)

Library, brevity, and replayability (this is something I can do)

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (baby steps)

Tired of feeling good about yourself? (Bioshock) (looting the cold body of Rosie)

Seeing The Forest (Final Fantasy XII) (it’s a revolution)

Using our entertainment against us (Haze) (too bad the final product didn’t live up to the promise)

Nostalgia defined: Zzap!64 #41 (seriously, I’m overcome here)

Crossmedia and interactive storytelling (they say fuck a lot)

Filling in the blanks (everything you see, do, hear and read supports the magic)

A plot, now with voice (thankfully, all of it is skippable)

Rated E for Everyone (it makes you obsessive and aggressive)


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