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The Long Dark

In Video Games on December 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

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Casually speaking, I use the concept of The Sublime to describe a certain ineffable beauty, a long wooden spoon that reaches into you and stirs your emotions and draws out a certain longing,yearning for beauty, for more beauty.

Thanks to certain elements of my collegiate education, I also know that The Sublime finds its origins in negative emotions: things that “excite the ideas of pain and danger,” that provoke terror.

If there’s a marriage of the two sides of this concept, it’s The Long Dark, a new survival game that distinguishes itself from its many peers by being about …survival.

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Cultural Heritage List of Games That Are Coming Out That Have Piqued My Interest

In Video Games on August 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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We’re fast approaching the late Q3 / early Q4 drought of game releases, so much of what I’ll list is either coming out in a week, or coming out in time for Christmas.

Xbox One: The Cloud Could Save Gaming

In The Gaming Community, Video Games on June 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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Like most of Microsoft’s PR about its new console, the alleged 300,000 server-powered Cloud behind the Xbox One is ill-defined and subject to a great deal of controversy, labelled as anything from an always-online DRM excuse for single-player games to “a lie” as spun by Witness dev Jonathan Blow.

While what it is has yet to be fully settled, what it could be is the salvation of the next generation of gaming.