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Mass Effect Retrospective 50: The Final Affrontier

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 2, 2016
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Mass Effect Retrospective 49: Star Child

By Shamus
on Thursday May 26, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 48: What Dreams May Dumb

By Shamus
on Thursday May 19, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 47: Space Magic Nonsense

By Shamus
on Thursday May 12, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 46: Kai Leng

By Shamus
on Thursday May 5, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 45: The Temple of Duh

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 28, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 44: Boss Fight

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 21, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 43: Interesting Stupid

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 14, 2016
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Mass Effect Retrospective 42: A Thoughtless Coup

By Shamus
on Thursday Apr 7, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 41: Cerberus Sucks

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 31, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 40: TIM Island

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 24, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 39: Cerberus Set Up Us The Bomb

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 17, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 38: Cerberus Unlimited

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 10, 2016
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Mass Effect Retrospective 37: The Needs of the Menae

By Shamus
on Thursday Mar 3, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 36: Argument Clinic

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 25, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 35: Mars Effect

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 18, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 34: We Fight Then We Die

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 11, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 33: Sentenced to Plot-Jail

By Shamus
on Thursday Feb 4, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 32: No Take-Backs

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jan 27, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 31: Choices Matter

By Shamus
on Thursday Jan 21, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 30: Suicide Mission

By Shamus
on Thursday Jan 14, 2016
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 29: Field Trip

By Shamus
on Thursday Jan 7, 2016
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Mass Effect Retrospective 28: Actually, Go Ahead and Fear the Reaper

By Shamus
on Tuesday Dec 22, 2015
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Mass Effect Retrospective 27: Everyone Has Read the Script

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 17, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 26: THIS HURTS YOU

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 10, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 25: Horizon

By Shamus
on Thursday Dec 3, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 24: Collectors Addition

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 26, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 23: Assumed Empathy

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 19, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 22: Under New Management

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 12, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 21: Geth of Honor

By Shamus
on Thursday Nov 5, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 20: Now Hiring for Unknown Position

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 29, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 19: The Importance of Peasants

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 22, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 18: There’s No “You” in “Team”

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 15, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 17: Commander Shootmans

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 8, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 16: Re-entry

By Shamus
on Thursday Oct 1, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 15: Change Happens

By Shamus
on Thursday Sep 24, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 14: Lord of the Retcons

By Shamus
on Thursday Sep 17, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 13: Plan B From Outer Space

By Shamus
on Thursday Sep 10, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 12: A Chat With Vigil

By Shamus
on Thursday Sep 3, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 11: Ilos

By Shamus
on Thursday Aug 27, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 10: The Cull of Cthulhu

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 23, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 9: Paragade

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 19, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 8: Racists! In! Spaaaaaaace!

By Shamus
on Thursday Aug 13, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 7: Queen of Zerglings

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 9, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 6: Noveria

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 5, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 5: Feros

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 30, 2015
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Mass Effect Retrospective 4: Why is Therum Gone?

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 26, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 3: Eden Prime

By Shamus
on Thursday Jul 23, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 2: Details versus Drama

By Shamus
on Sunday Jul 19, 2015
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Mass Effect




Mass Effect Retrospective 1: The Ages of BioWare

By Shamus
on Wednesday Jul 15, 2015
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Mass Effect




Shamus Plays LOTRO

As someone who loves Tolkein lore and despises silly MMO quests, this game left me deeply conflicted.

 

Quakecon 2012 Annotated

An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.

 

Tenpenny Tower

Bethesda felt the need to jam a morality system into Fallout 3, and they blew it. Good and evil make no sense and the moral compass points sideways.

 

Trekrospective

A look back at Star Trek, from the Original Series to the Abrams Reboot.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Metro 2033

A videogame adaptation of a Russian novel about living in the metro system after the world ends. Successful or not, it's completely unique among shooters.

 

Programming Language for Games

Game developer Jon Blow is making a programming language just for games. Why is he doing this, and what will it mean for game development?

 

Overused Words in Game Titles

I scoured the Steam database to figure out what words were the most commonly used in game titles.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Mass Effect 2

What happens when you take a smart game with bland mechanics and turn it into a bland game with servicible mechanics?

 

The Best of 2015

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.

 

Zenimax vs. Facebook

This series explores the troubled history of VR and the strange lawsuit between Zenimax publishing and Facebook.

 

Project Octant

A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Tomb Raider

We're usually pretty hard on reboots. So what did this game do that made us so happy?