Buying Random — Games: Episode I

At some point in our lives, pretty much all of us develop a security blanket for something. In gaming, it’s when a gamer clings hard to specific franchises or genres afraid to try anything else out there.

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12 (Awful) Things You Learn Testing Video Games

As much as we all would have loved to write bugs that said, “this game isn’t fucking fun, please add fun” that wasn’t really how it worked.

How to Fix the Metroid Franchise

There are a few things to which I am a huge fan--dare I say, a fanboy.  The classic, original Twilight Zone TV series from the 60's.  Vintage EC horror comics--Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, etc.  Maybe Star Trek.  Certainly the game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.  The Contra and Resident Evil video game franchises. … Continue reading How to Fix the Metroid Franchise

Play Bad Games

At one point, I started chronicling some of my random video game purchases on a video game news site.  I do this to show how well it can work out and how many great experiences I’ve discovered merely by purchasing a game essentially blindly.  I am a big proponent of playing fair and credit where … Continue reading Play Bad Games