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What’s This Narrative Dissonance Thing All About Anyway? [OBR2]

Narrative dissonance is kind of a buzzword in game theory, and it seems to be popping up more and more these days when reviewers want to poke sticks at how a game balances its story and gameplay. 2,209 more words


The Only Winning Move

This article contains spoilers for Spec Ops: The Line and early spoilers for Undertale

In my previous article I compare the actions-with-consequences that are forced upon you by two games: the excellent Spec Ops: The Line and the amusing Accounting. 1,332 more words


The Gamesmen, Episode 142 - Overseas Disconnection

Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about making the HTC Vive wireless, Vivendi continues to buy up Ubisoft, a… 145 more words


Don't Blame Me - I Had No Choice!

An irresponsible splurge recently had me picking up one of those HTC Vives and so I’ve been lost in a wonderland of Virtual Reality. I’ll write up an article some time about my experiences with VR but for now I’d like to write about one particular game, the recently-released… 2,159 more words


Spec Oops

As some of you know, I’m quite a fan of story-driven games, so I will happily step out of my preferred genres of adventure and role-playing games at the promise of a good tale. 2,754 more words

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Critical Contrast - The Horror (Part 3)

In this run of Critical Contrast we’ve followed the story of mankind’s capacity for savagery (both on an individual and societal basis) through two mediums: the original literature (1899’s “ 2,850 more words


Spec Ops: The Line Review

Warning: As part of this review I will go into slight spoilers, I will however try to avoid anything major.

When playing a shooter you typically know what to expect, most of these games offer bare bones stories that try too hard to be good and grab our interest, most of these are typical by the numbers fare. 1,983 more words