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Diecast #174: MrBtongue, Skyrim Remastered, Civ 6

By Shamus
on Monday Oct 31, 2016
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Mass Effect Retrospective 50: The Final Affrontier

By Shamus
on Thursday Jun 2, 2016
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Mass Effect




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




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




Best. Plot Twist. Ever.

Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.

 

Borderlands Series

A look at the main Borderlands games. What works, what doesn't, and where the series can go from here.

 

Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels

Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.

 

Shamus Plays LOTRO

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

 

The Truth About Piracy

What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?

 

The Disappointment Engine

No Man's Sky is a game seemingly engineered to create a cycle of anticipation and disappointment.

 

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.

 

D&D Campaign

WAY back in 2005, I wrote about a D&D campaign I was running. The campaign is still there, in the bottom-most strata of the archives.

 

Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated

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

 

Chainmail Bikini

A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good fun.

 

The Best of 2015

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

 

Was it a Hack?

A big chunk of the internet went down in October of 2016. What happened? Was it a hack?