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  • Beginning a Space Odyssey (Exploring No Mans Sky)

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    I awake on a planet on the edge of the galaxy. Rugged. Unexplored. And hot. My suit registers the need for thermal protection as the daytime temp is 44 degrees Celsius. The planet is dusty red and rich in donut shaped iron rings. My ship is damaged, incapable... More
  • Dead Rising and Internalizing the Open World

    Lots of modern open world games follow a ‘zone’ formula, where each area possesses a different environmental/architectural theme. They might exist as separate entities – á la Batman: Arkham Knight’ s islands or Mirror’s... More
  • The Confession

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    The Truth: I will be truthful now. This is something that I have struggled with, something I hid, something... I was ashamed of. For years, I suppressed this, I felt guilty... Misunderstood, confused, shocked, but most of all, disappointed in myself.... More
  • Returning To My Gaming Roots

    Every now and then, replaying some video games is a fresh experience. Back in 2014 when I got a Wii first thing I did was, play the Archives compilation of Resident Evil games. But sadly, I didn't actually like REmake like I thought I would, reason... More
  • No Man's Sky's Big Bluff: I'll See Your Universe, And Raise You

    By years end, it will be quite evident what two games dominated news cycles in 2016. Pokemon GO, and No Man's Sky. Interestingly enough, the two games are more alike than one might imagine. Both involve exploration, and endless collecting. Both have... More
  • Exploring Boundaries in No Man's Sky

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    One doesn't play No Man's Sky as much as manage it. Think space exploration sim more than space adventure and you get the idea. The thrill of discovery is what motivates gamers beyond the tedium of resource management, though it's possible... More
  • Character/Player Resemblance in Dark Souls

    In Dark Souls, there are many character that resemble a person that has lived decades in whatever world they're in. Although, the characters/NPC's shown in Dark Souls 1 and 2 have nothing to relate to the player, in Dark Souls 3 there are three... More
  • Defending Pre-Orders

    There was a time I got cocky, and it bit me in the ass. When GTA 3 released for the PS2, I was one of those idiots who didn't pre-order. And...I kid you not, every Gamestop I went to didn't have a copy of the game! And at the time, Gamestop was... More
  • Manga Review: Jaco The Galactic Patrolman

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    Those of you who saw Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F last year might recall the Jaco character that showed up to warn Bulma of Frieza’s impending arrival on Earth. I found myself really enthralled with Jaco and the larger context that he brings to... More
  • Phone Trolling Pt. 2

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    Since the last time I wrote about my "adventures," I haven't had much time to really piss scammers off. I picked up a 6 day schedule at work, and I'm usually in the middle of a nap when they call, so I just settle for letting them talk... More
  • What We Can Learn From the Differences Between Hyper Light Drifter and Dark Souls

    We’re quick to compare Hyper Light Drifter to games like Dark Souls due to their shared focus on spatial combat, but I find that comparison lacking. It’s not quite apples to oranges – more like Granny Smith to Red Delicious. They belong... More
  • The Girls of Summer: Whispering Willows

    As summer comes to a close, I feel like this series should too. I’ve seen a lot of strong representations of girls and Elena from Whispering Willows is no different. Whispering Willows isn’t a great game from a game play standpoint but narratively... More
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