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The 17th Annual List Of Games I Am Kinda Interested In

In My Girlfriend Does Not Play Video Games, Video Games on September 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Here are some upcoming titles I’m interested in, in no particular order, in a non-exhaustive and only mostly inclusive list: Read the rest of this entry »


Writing Done Well: On Cole and Gears of War 3

In Video Games on September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Show, don’t tell. It’s probably the most frequent critique in all of fiction, from books to movies to television, and likely the first Rule of Fiction shoved down your throat in a creative writing class. The best writers wonderfully illustrate any number of points, issues and background information through the normal conversations and interactions with their characters; the worst ones present works that are sickeningly didactic and shatter the suspension of disbelief. So believe me when I say that it’s obvious that Gears of War 3 hired and has benefited from having a real writer pen the story. Read the rest of this entry »

My Girlfriend Does Not Want Me To Miss Contagion

In My Girlfriend Does Not Play Video Games on September 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

My girlfriend and I don’t share every interest. Since our relationship began, we’ve converged more than diverged in our tastes, but there are (obviously) more than a few areas we don’t see eye to eye upon. Contagion was one such area, where she desperately wanted to see it, singing a sounding chorus of “this is how we’ll die! It’s all real!” while I was much more skeptical that any popular media, much less a motion picture, would take the care and time to get it right. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Marine, Dead Island, X-Men Destiny (natch)

In Video Games on September 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I love September. It’s the time when summer begins its lazy decline into fall, and oh, the food! Summer blueberries give way to early fall peaches, so full of juice that you have to eat them at the sink; early harvest gourds begin making their way into pastas, curries and sauces and their seeds grant a nutty, earthy taste to pastries and salads. Duck and rabbit find their way into more and more meals, garnished with the season’s berries. It’s a good time of year that makes summer’s passing more sweet than bitter.

Oh, wait. This is a video game blog. Read the rest of this entry »