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03
Mar
12

Gaming Links Roundup for March 2nd

Grossly Incandescent.

Why I’m Not Okay With Sony Ditching PSP Discs
For a device that’s supposed to do so much, the Vita not being able to play UMD based games seems like a pretty big caveat when you’re marketing it toward core PSP gamers.

Square Enix announces remix album dedicated to beer
Haha.  Wait, what?

XSEED Will Do What Nintenwon’t, Agrees to Localize ‘The Last Story’ for North America
I’m thrilled to hear that we’ll get a chance to play this.

Tim Schafer Says Publishers Aren’t Worried About Kickstarter
It’s not surprising that publishers wouldn’t be impressed by $2 million.  But if they feel an existential threat posed by used games and $0.99 mobile games then I’m sure that the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter is causing them some degree of distress.  Publishers only survive with developers on their side, and there are more and more ways for developers to escape that relationship every day.

Are 100-Hour Games Just A Waste Of Our Time?
People who spend 100 hours playing games would disagree (as I am one.)  Articulating why it’s worth the time and pointing to it is challenging though I’m sure if we tallied up the amount of time that people spend on other activities then this wouldn’t sound as dramatic as it does.  See also: Hell Yes, 100-Hour Video Games Are Worthwhile and Sunbro.

Jet Grind Radio HD Re-release Confirmed
I used to think HD re-releases were shameless cash-ins, but then I tried playing SD games on an HD TV.

Silent Hell: the rage-fueled tale of Book of Memories
I don’t know what happened with Silent Hill but whatever enthusiasm I had for the series has evaporated.  I’ll still pick up the Silent Hill Collection later this month though (even if it’s not much of a collection.)

21
Jan
12

Weekly Links for January 21st

Bwains

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Resident Evil 6 unveiled, with a surprise November release
What’s funny is as time’s gone on I’ve become more and more of a Resident Evil fan. I skipped the first, cheated through the second and finally

“Deus Ex” Live Action Film Behind the Scenes – Stunt/ Fight Choreography
I wish very badly for this to be a real thing. But I guess it’s not. (via: Kotaku)

Vita Sales Get Even Worse
I was surprised, but then I remembered that this is Sony that we’re talking about.

AMY dev claims its game is just ‘hard’ instead of ‘crap’
You know you’re desperate when you’re reduced to responding to your critics by saying “well, you’re just stupid.”

ESA spent $190,000 to support PIPA lobbyists
Nothing like spending a ton of money to try and get Washington to hurt people you don’t like.

What I’ve Been Playing

Dark Souls
On to Sen’s Fortress.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
The more I explore the plot branches in this game the higher my opinion of it becomes.

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15
Jan
12

Weekly Links for January 15th

SNAP INTO SOME SKYRIM

Links

What I’ve Been Playing

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31
Dec
11

Happy New Year! (Weekly Links for December 31st)

Ruminatron5000 Game of the Year 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Learning to play means getting past the mechanics and rule sets, and understanding how you, the human, can affect, and are affected by, the game.

I bet the most insecure [gamers] would even start to question themselves and wonder why they liked Nathan so much. I mean, they’ve just spent three games staring directly into the ass of a gay man for hours at a time

What I’ve Been Playing


18
Dec
11

Weekly Links for December 18th, 2011

It won't matter how many tetanus shots you've had, you'll still probably get a disease flying throw glass windows in an old industrial warehouse.

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What I’ve Been Playing

  • Final Fantasy VIII
    Someday, I will play one the 70-million games that came out this holiday season.  For now I need to play games of questionable quality from 10 years ago.

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28
Nov
11

Weekly Links for November 28th

A very Belmont Thanksgiving

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A game that leads the player can be just as meaningful, significant, intelligent, stimulating or exhilarating as a game that lets the player do whatever they wish (within the games confines). The player is not the centre of the equation, and neither is the game. It’s the interrelationship between the player and the game that matters most.
  • Dark Souls: A Time To Grind
    I’m still not entirely sold on the reasons why people like this game, but I definitely see how it fills a void in the gaming landscape and why people would be hungry for something like that.

What I’ve Been Playing

  • Final Fantasy VIII
    I’ve got my spaceship now.  Time to go beat up some cacti.
  • Modern Warfare 3
    I’m slowly investing myself in the multiplayer and survival modes now.
  • Dark Souls
    When George Orwell wrote “imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever” he was talking about Dark Souls.
  • Minecraft
    Well. I have technically beaten the game, though I was kind of cheating.

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20
Nov
11

Weekly Links for November 20th

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What I’ve Been Playing

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