The Top 5 Ways That Bernie Can Still Win.

I’ve been playing a lot of Age of Empires 2 lately. If you’re one of the few people who still reads my columns on this site, you’d probably be just a little upset if I didn’t make a joke that went something like “If you’re the kind of idiot who would ask yourself ‘Coach, what… Continue reading The Top 5 Ways That Bernie Can Still Win.

My 2018 In Video Games

Because I lack any humor I once had, I don’t want to do elaborate awards this year. Instead, I’ll give my thoughts on some games I explored or rediscovered this year. At the end, I comment about some things potentially coming in 2019. The Alliance Alive The little 3DS is so proud of its success,… Continue reading My 2018 In Video Games

Tsugunai – Atonement

Think about your favorite town in a JRPG. Anyone who’s played a JRPG has a favorite, and usually a different one from everyone else. Why you like the town varies: maybe it’s from one of the first games you’ve played, or it reminds you of your home town, you really like the setting or stories,… Continue reading Tsugunai – Atonement

I don’t like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

In all my game reviews, especially recently, I’ve recommended, discussed, and hopefully analyzed a lot of games that I like. Those are games I like because they’re charming, deserve more popularity, have interesting design, or I just think they’re special. Writing an article about a game I dislike is a completely different angle, and feels… Continue reading I don’t like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Uplink

Seemingly the entire PC simulation game genre has a tendency to give the player immediate head-first immersion. That immersion is in both senses of the word: complete theming of all audio/visual elements of the game, and complete detachment from guiding the player, forcing them to make mistakes and learn from them. Uplink, a 2001 game… Continue reading Uplink

Ape Escape

If there’s one thing I love most about video games, it’s controls. I’m more likely to forgive a game’s flaws if it tries to use controls in a unique way, and many of my favorite games (like MGS 2 and Katamari) use unique controls well. So when the development team for Ape Escape saw what… Continue reading Ape Escape

Kero Blaster

Kero Blaster is a game by Daisuke Amaya, or Pixel, the same guy who made Cave Story. It’s almost impossible not to mention and compare Cave Story when talking about Kero Blaster, despite the games sharing few similarities. The influence of Cave Story basically redefining the indie game industry, and leading to the overabundance of… Continue reading Kero Blaster

Namco Did 9/11

Segata Sanshiro faces off against Klonoa

Okay I’m sure you’ve heard lots of conspiracy theories, but this one is for sure true. I know it sounds crazy, but when you think about it, it’s crazy for it not to be true. We’re talking damning evidence here. Let’s work backwards: What was Namco doing back in the good ol’ days after 9/11?… Continue reading Namco Did 9/11

Americans Should Pay an Amazon Prime Payroll Tax (and why that’s a good thing)

I’m lucky to live in a place as wonderful as Austin, Texas. It’s not San Francisco but it has just enough transplants from California that it’s starting to feel like it! We even have at least 3 In-N-Out’s. Haha, that’s just a little bit of Texan bitching — contrived and tired, I’m sure you’ve heard… Continue reading Americans Should Pay an Amazon Prime Payroll Tax (and why that’s a good thing)

Valve and Why I Don’t Pay For (most) Games

I don’t write much about current events because usually I don’t care, but here I go. Recently, Valve has made some decisions concerning the sale of certain games on Steam, and I’m sure you can find out details on your own. But the important part is what it means for the sale of PC games… Continue reading Valve and Why I Don’t Pay For (most) Games

Loom

Do you have a moment to talk about Loom? Loom is an 1990 Lucasarts Lucasfilm Games point-and-click adventure game made for DOS. Despite this incredibly specific genre category, it’s almost nothing like Maniac Mansion or The Secret of Monkey Island. I’ll spare the summary, since it’s more worthwhile for you to play the extremely short… Continue reading Loom