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Kirk Battle's Blog


I was a game critic for about 3 years at Popmatters where I used to go by L.B. Jeffries at Popmatters. These days blogging is more a hobby that I do on the side of practicing law and my other passions. I'm still plowing through old games and debating them online somewhere or another.


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Posted by Kirk Battle on Thu, 10 May 2012 07:07:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
An introduction to the idea of system narrative with the JRPG classic ChronoTrigger.

Kirk Battle's Comments

Comment In: [News - 10/23/2009 - 05:00]

Now if someone can just ...

Now if someone can just figure out a new game design for all those controllers that's still fun, they can ride the wave right on into money town.

Comment In: [Feature - 09/21/2009 - 02:10]

Well, it didn't take long ...

Well, it didn't take long for the knees to start jerking. Do try and read the article before you start spewing that Bogost was, suggesting that we should protest or boycott the developers software or being presumed ignorant. A game about words has generated a discussion about a racial slur ...

Comment In: [News - 06/24/2009 - 05:14]

They can call it Alpine ...

They can call it Alpine Adventure 4 for all it matters to people familiar with the franchise. It's still Call of Duty 6.

Comment In: [News - 06/24/2009 - 05:31]

They already have console and ...

They already have console and PC games with built-in hint systems, almost all TellTale Games use them. They're a bit more creative about it than what Nintendo is proposing though, TellTale will have an NPC or character speak up if too much time goes by and the player isn't solving ...

Comment In: [News - 06/24/2009 - 05:31]

It's pretty depressing that even ...

It's pretty depressing that even the reviewer making the Wii Game distinction admits how stupid the hardcore vs casual labeling is.

Comment In: [Feature - 03/31/2009 - 06:35]

I have trouble believing that ...

I have trouble believing that if Dan Rather started spouting adamant support for games things we suddenly change in the industry. NPR does stories regularly on video games and The New York Times and New Yorker have covered them as well. Critical recognition and discussion, throughout history, is mostly a ...