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Too Many Games: Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line is an important game that has the unfortunate distinction of also being a Very Big Important Game that makes it feel a bit like Oscar bait in terms of narrative delivery at times. 528 more words

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Spec Ops: The Line now live on Steam for Linux

Spec Ops: The Line game has #officially #released for Linux via #Steam with a 48-hour sale, so you can buy the game for only $4.99 (€3.99). 117 more words

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Making difficult decisions in Spec Ops: The Line's war-torn Dubai

It’s no big secret that I lean away from realistic military-driven shooters, with the last one I gave a shot–pun intended–being Battlefield 3, of which I only experienced the bombastic single player campaign… 772 more words


2015 Game Review Haiku, #31 – Spec Ops: The Line

On reconnaissance
Captain Walker finds Dubai
Changed, traumatic, shot

From 2012 all through 2013, I wrote little haikus here at Grinding Down about every game I beat or completed, totaling 104 in the end. 49 more words


Playing the hero—Spec Ops: The Line and bad faith

Nothing good ever happens in the world of Spec Ops: The Line.

Six months prior to the beginning of the game, Dubai was ravaged by a series of dust storms. 1,088 more words


Doing It Right: Games and Conflict, Part III

In this series of posts, I will be examining several games I feel are doing well in terms of portraying conflict. This is not a celebration of the so-called gritty realism of modern first-person shooters, though certain games in that genre are seriously meditating on what it means to be a combatant. 1,666 more words


Cities of Magic

I’m not sure how to define cyberpunk. Oh, I can recognize it, but I’m not sure if I know how to pare it down to a digestible one-sentence review. 1,941 more words

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