I take a look at how Steam Machine reviewers look at the hybrid PC and console, and what they miss in the bigger picture.
I talk about how removing non-essential elements from games can make the effectiveness of game design concepts clearer.
I take a look at the third iteration on the Serious Sam franchise.
I take a look at the Humble Indie Bundle V's Linux version of Psychonauts. How has this much loved game aged, and how does it run on Linux?
Linux has a few gaming stores now, and Steam is actually only the most recent. I attempt to take a quick look at which ones are better and which ones need improving.
I don't mean fail in a financial sense. You'll probably all still buy it. What I mean is that it'll fail in the fundamental sense, to deliver on the promise of doing what they say it can do.
In what I'm trying to make a "thing", I explore the idea that video games are, at their most fundamental level, truth. This, by way of contrast to cinema, which is at its most fundamental level, lies.
This is it, the end of the road, the final boss. Will it be challenging and rewarding like old school games, or will you just spam attacks for a long time and / or be underwhelmed by how easy it is like newer games? All signs point to "yes".
As gamers, it is incumbent upon us to know exactly what's running on our systems and why, so that we may run games at their peak efficiency.
Let us continue on our path to Linux Mountain, atop which Linux Fairies make Linux Cookies. Or something.
A lot of exciting stuff is happening for gamers in Linux, and many Windows gamers are probably looking to make the leap to Linux, but aren't familiar enough with the platform to actually make the jump.
I come up with an idea that might satisfy all sides in the hardcore vs casual wars.
The Sonic the Hedgehog series of games have had varying degrees of success, with many at the worse end of the scale, but why is this so?
I ponder music in games
I review a rather old game by EA DICE
I had some thoughts on the nature of revolutions
I play and review Brink, the latest game by Splash Damage.
Gamers laugh at things in different ways.
Does video game pay-for-stuff service Steam measure up against buying a physical copy? The answer might surprise you.
You can't say "Gamer" without saying "gay". It says so right there. I think if you're playing games in a heterosexual way you're probably doing it wrong.
I review a small game about a small creature hopping about in a small-ish world
It appears not many people have been able to download the Dragon Age 2 demo, so I thought I'd perform a public service by talking about it.
I talk a little on the shooting of a US congresswoman, and the wisdom of the republican party's rhetoric.
Also, white people.
Are video games a shadow of their former selves? Why are we so willing to go along with this kind of thing?
I discover that hardware tessellation isn't really a feature, but isn't not a feature either.
Mommy I made a hypothesis in my pants.
Dear Game Designers: I'm not your precious little child. Let me go blow your carefully crafted sandcastle to smithereens.
I review a movie game tie in which isn't really great but it ticks all the right boxes.
Can you still call them pop culture references if nobody in popular culture would understand them?
Gamers, despite their best effort, think guns are cool, like moviegoers think smoking is cool.
I refer to someone who refers to someone.
Pushing forward white, blonde, attractive women to normalise gaming doesn't help anyone.
Is that the question? And if so... who answers?
Sometimes you want to write a god of war review and sometimes you want to do something else.
Did you know different consoles are different? You will hear these tautological statements and possibly more in this exciting episode of spot the difference.
I propose we buy no media for three months, and we also don't pirate them either. See what happens...
I find it really difficult to understand Michael Atkinson. He seems to not care one iota about understanding something he wishes to control.
No, wait. Saying that would merely be poetic, but not technically accurate... I'm like 80% water and stuff.
Are you like Indiana Jones saying "It belongs in a museum" or are you like ze Germans?
I'm using the title of a popular song to describe how Virtual Reality is, among other things, a stupid idea. I think that's called an Allegory.
Here I talk about going 3D with no money and very little sense
That sounds like a good title for a book or something. Like the sequel to "Catcher in the Rye". Seriously though this is about video games.
... for people who don't really want a Braid walkthrough but really some hints instead.
See what I did there? Because her name is Stephanie...
For someone who's supposed to be really smart, Baroness Susan Greenfield sure doesn't understand the modern world. More like barren-ess, eh?
Perhaps instead of trying to change games to make them less about interactivity or decision making, you could... you know... watch a movie, or read a book?
The Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer is creepy because it de-creepifies something that's creepy.
My mortality finally reaches me, through gaming.
While micro management shows that you don't trust the autonomy of your team members, understanding your doods is t3h pwn.
Help me help you? That'll never work!
Some people think they're so great, but they're merely OK
It was Friday and we were headed to the Opera.
Good luck with your new guild
What would we do without the interweb?
Shouldn't we put some energy into being gamers, and putting a [CC] in front of our names?
How we ended a game of Bartog based on the core rules
Why otherwise intelligent journalists should never cover subjects dealing with technology
I talk about prototypes and agile design in film making.
I've recently made a few movies of some things in World of Warcraft. These movies are short so Nathan should't get hooked by watching them.