“As heretofore noted, consciousness may have assisted our species’ survival in the hard times of prehistory, but as it became ever more intense it evolved the potential to ruin everything if not securely muzzled. This is the problem: We must either outsmart consciousness or be thrown into its vortex of doleful factuality and suffer, as … Continue reading We need more cosmic horror in games
Here are my hot takes on unreleased games, judged on marketing videos, that caught my attention because I finished my law exams. So now you have to deal with my bad opinions. Watch Dogs Legion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg7xVsiBelk This is a sequel I did not expect. Oh, I expected a sequel to Watch Dogs 2, but I … Continue reading Some E3 2019 thoughts
Read Part I here... After more time with Days Gone, my opinion has not shifted drastically though I am able to provide more context and criticism. The game remain enjoyable, with moment-to-moment play still feeling quite solid. Primarily, the most fun players will experience is the interaction between various systems with their own priorities: humans … Continue reading Days Gone: Spoiler-Free Review Part 2
PLATFORM: Playstation 4 TYPE: Third-person, action-RPG, open-world. ~ What do you call an outlaw in a world with no laws? What is there to rebel against, to detach yourself from, when all the world’s anchors have become mangled by an apocalypse? These are some of the considerations I wondered playing as biker gang member Deacon … Continue reading Days Gone: Spoiler-Free Review Part 1
Content warning: Harassment, threats. I've been writing online for many years. My initial focus primarily centred on issues of ethics, since it was what I studied and taught at the time. It gave me an excuse to tackles issues I found interesting, while improving my writing ability. The themes I chose were considered "controversial" outside … Continue reading You cheated the game
The conversation surrounding From Software’s “Soulsborne” genre is one of the strangest in gaming culture: Should it have an “easy” mode? Is it “too hard”? Are people suckered into thinking their games are good, when it might be a kind of self-delusion to justify spending hours on menial tasks to overcome unnecessarily powerful enemies? I … Continue reading Difficulty Isn’t Personality: From Software Games Can Be Better than This?
Harebrained Schemes is looking for a Senior Character Technical Artist and a 3D Animator to join their team. They're committed to a diverse and inclusive development team, and would like to encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ community members to apply. If creating game experiences for a diverse gaming community, one that includes people of all … Continue reading Harebrained Schemes is hiring!
We're in the homestretch for our dice bag and patch preorders. Thanks to incredible turnout from the community, we've hit 164% of our goal. The more we raise, the more we can do. Whether it's obtaining cowork space or being able to afford some part-time help, everything we raise is going to go help make … Continue reading Indiegogo Final Week!
If you're looking to find us next week, we'll be at the Gaming for Everyone Nexus hosted by Xbox. Please come stop by and say hi, we may or may not have some goodies with us. We'll also be at other various panels and events. Tanya is speaking and of course our scholarship recipients will … Continue reading INDG @ GDC
Our Indiegogo isn't just funded, it is 150% funded. This is fantastic. It's been incredible, the number of people as interested in INDG dice bags as we are, and we are so grateful for the support. Thanks to the preorders and a very generous donor, we've hit $3000 which means we can order enamel pins! … Continue reading 150% Funded