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    Closing the Gamergate

    by  • September 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    EDIT: The entire awful document of everything that has gone on with the Gamergate orchestrators is available for all to see. David Futrelle of wehuntedthemammoth.com has gone through a chunk of it and brought forth some truly sickening details, but if you have an iron stomach, you can go through the whole chatlog yourself...

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    Games Awareness Guy?

    by  • September 2, 2014 • 0 Comments

    You may have been kicking around Twitter a few nights ago when I gushed about how I felt about the industry. If you want the short, non-epiphany on the toilet version (because having good ideas in the shower isn’t gross enough for me), I’m definitely getting a strong feeling that calling what I do...

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    Honest Journalism for Honest Folks

    by  • August 26, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    A lot of people seem really worried about journalistic integrity in video games coverage lately. I’ve worried about it at times, too, if only because it feel so easy to slip up for the dozens of reasons that I pointed out in that article. It’s a slippery thing, since success, and more importantly, actually...

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    Emotional Disconnect Part 3

    by  • August 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 to get you caught up on my rambling. After all that, I still don’t think graphics are the most important part of emotional moments in video games. As I said, I love these characters and still get the chills from these moments. It’s something within those moments of...

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    Emotional Disconnect Part 2

    by  • August 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Here’s Part 1. Most fictional mediums rely on the person receiving them to suspend their disbelief in order to enjoy it. For a little while, you agree to ignore the rest of the world and its rules so you can enjoy the fake world you’ve chosen to inhabit. Mind you, anything that happens in...

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    Emotional Disconnect

    by  • July 29, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    I’ve been replaying Final Fantasy VI lately, and while I’m enjoying myself, one thing I’m having a hard time with is the emotional scenes. It’s not that the game’s badly written, either. The storyline is quite good, and written with a subtle hand and interesting plot. What I’m actually having trouble with is being...

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