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Comment In: [Blog - 05/29/2015 - 03:03]

The fact that people see ...

The fact that people see differently colored or attired inhuman culture whose only moral imperative is implacable malevolent evil and must be eradicated at all costs as one of the basic needs of a story does not do much to counteract the author 's argument...

Comment In: [News - 03/20/2014 - 02:05]

I 'm a straight/white/cis/male, and ...

I 'm a straight/white/cis/male, and don 't feel at all demonized or attacked by articles bringing up legitimate concerns like these. I suppose most folks living in a position of extreme privilege have especially thin skin as a result, and are especially prone to feeling 'attacked ' when that privilege ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/13/2014 - 07:48]

I feel like this was ...

I feel like this was definitely weighted toward the technical side of things, and projected/expected a myopia onto the artists while not recognizing that it was being a little bit myopic, too. r n r nIt reminds me of a project an engineer friend had to do in undergrad, where ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/02/2014 - 11:41]

You are absolutely right. If ...

You are absolutely right. If Gone Home were excised of everything that makes it notable the setting, the unconventional way for framing a pretty conventional story, the playing with player expectations , it would no longer be a notable game. r n r nAnd, likewise, a game where the central ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/02/2014 - 03:08]

While I hate to employ ...

While I hate to employ the ...for a video game caveat, I do think it 's important to acknowledge that Gone Home 's writing and storytelling are strong and inventive ... for a video game. r n r nYes, it 's not Tolstoi, but as a short bit of writing ...

Comment In: [News - 11/18/2013 - 02:46]

Can you imagine a 'Mr. ...

Can you imagine a 'Mr. Metroid ' game, where the protagonist is a doppleganger of Samus, but with a beard inexplicably affixed to his helmet, and whose interests in the instruction booklet are listed as just shaving and wearing slacks