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4 Times NPCs Were Unexpectedly Thankful

With Thanksgiving upon us, I started thinking about how NPCs in video games rarely really thank the playable character for things that they do. It always feels scripted, forced, or perfunctory. 836 more words

Video Games

Uncharted and Violence in Video Games

One of the very first things I ever heard about Uncharted, before I even knew what kind of game it was or what it involved, was people calling out main protagonist Nathan Drake on the number of people he killed. 675 more words


Hashtag top ten games tbh

With all the really, really good stuff I’ve been playing lately it seems high time to expand my top twenty games list into a top twenty-five one. 952 more words

Pop Culture And Its Discontents

The Optimistic Gamer's Six Favorite Video Game Moments

A while back I finished Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and it was a wonderful experience. There were several moments where I was so enraptured with what was happening on-screen that I was overcome with emotion, and I knew that I would remember that moment for a long time. 2,242 more words

Optimistic Blog Post

The Importance of Mystery: Top 3 Enigmatic Games — GameSpew

Games are at their best, at least in my view, when they give you an open canvas full of mystery and secrets. No one wants to be led through stultifying tutorial after tutorial; they want to jump in at the deep end and uncover what rare gems the developers have secreted away.

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Social And Literary

The Relationship between the Titles of the 'Boss'

Legacy casts shadow not in it’s past but in it’s future.


Snake Eater is awesome. But considering it’s predecessor Sons of Liberty, the series is kind of making a few step downs on the depth of it’s narrative (either you like it or not). 1,919 more words


Game Critique - "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater"

Some spoilers of the Metal Gear series follow:

A frequent problem with series as a whole is how to make sequels, specially the third installment, as the first one started the series and the second one made it clear that it was a truly good series. 916 more words