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Spec Ops: Making Them Human

In 2015 I wrote my thesis on Spec Ops: The Line. I’ve tried to stay away from it here on my blog, because I don’t like the idea of rehashing old material. 1,058 more words

Video Games & Narrative

Mental Illness in videogames

This is one of those times where you jump into something thinking that you’ll have much more to work with than is actually available. I pored through my games library looking for ones with ties to mental illness, but ended up with a list of only about twenty. 1,552 more words

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

Video Games

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