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The Long Dark (**)

Two stars. There are important things we can learn about people from what games they choose to play, and how they choose to play them. It isn’t hard to envision a future in which playing a game to completion is … Continue reading

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Dark Souls (***)

Three stars. Pulp Fiction may have been the defining movie of my generation. I saw it in the theater in 1994, which seems like yesterday but it was actually literally a lifetime ago; there are people on the streets right … Continue reading

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Monster Hunter Tri (*)

One star. I am not a big fan of the Bioware single player RPGs. It’s not through lack of trying; the only one I can think of offhand that I haven’t played is Mass Effect 3 (because fuck you, EA, … Continue reading

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The Stanley Parable (**)

Two stars. I love Hellraiser. It’s always stood apart from other stalking-horror teen scream movies of the 1980s, and not just for its heavy emphasis on revolting gore effects. There was something going on in Hellraiser, and to some extent … Continue reading

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Red Dead Redemption (0)

Zero stars. I was, as a kid, very aggressive in my consumption of fantasy novels. There was very little I wouldn’t read, and if there was even the slightest promise of swords n’ sorcery, I was all over that. There … Continue reading

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Gone Home (**)

Two stars. I’ve been avoiding Gone Home, because I wasn’t sure that twenty dollars was a reasonable price for what seemed, from the various descriptions I’d read, like a virtual real-estate agent. ‘Tour this amazing house! See the newly remodeled … Continue reading

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