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90′s Preservation Society: Mighty Ducks Fantasy Draft

  This is a post that originally appeared around two years ago at the now-defunct 90′s Preservation Society. Since we’re deep into the first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs, I figured it was appropriate to repost. In it, Pedro and I conduct a Mighty Ducks fantasy draft. In retrospect, we probably should have done it [...]

Dramaturgy in Video Games

On Tuesday, Grantland published a Tom Bissell piece discussing what he views as the significant flaw in the recently released and excellently received Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  The (major) flaw, in Bissell’s opinion, is that the game mishandles its storytelling – that it relies to a large extent on lengthy and painful exposition in PC-to-NPC [...]

Oblivion Kinda Sucks

I’m some% through my second playthrough of Oblivion for the 360 and with over 30 hours of gameplay down I’m struck by a couple of things: 1) This game is not that good and 2) I have spent over 30 hours in the last month playing a game that I determined was not that good [...]

But if they’re really zombies…

Video Game Allows Players to Slaughter “Tea Party Zombies” To paraphrase future President Camacho, I know s***’s bad right now, with the earthquakes, hurricanes and bitter partisanship in the electorate, but there ought to be one thing we, as Americans, can agree on: if somebody becomes a zombie, you take them out.  Honestly surprised that anyone [...]