Does Not Compute: Square Enix Sells Millions, Fires President

Sometimes the video game industry just refuses to make any sort of goddamn sense. Case in point: Square Enix noted “weak sales” of some of its releases for the last fiscal year as reasons for firing their president and “restructuring.” Now, normally the words “restructuring” means a lot of peons will lose their jobs for […]

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March 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Art in Video Games: Dear Esther Review

Thanks to the glory that is the summer Steam sale, I picked up the indie “game” Dear Esther this week. I had seen trailers for it and was intrigued, but like most games, I waited to see if I could get a deal on it. Steam and its frequent sales has bloated my “To Be […]

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July 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Not Quite a Revolution: Deux Ex: Human Revolution Review

Let’s get the history out of the way. The original Deus Ex game, published in 2000, was a flawed masterpiece, a revolutionary video game that took the context of a first-person shooter game and added elements of role-playing games, open world sandboxes and cinematic narrative to create a truly original game. It’s 2003 sequel, Deus […]

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January 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Mass Effect 2 and the Hiroshima Dilemma

I recently finished playing Mass Effect 2 for the first time. Yes, I realize that I’m about a year late on this particular bandwagon. I tend not to buy games like this at full price and thanks to Steam’s incredible periodic sales, I get all the gaming goodness at half the price or less. I […]

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September 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm