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Experienced Points: Is ZeniMax Being a Patentless Troll in Its Claim Against Oculus?

By Shamus
on Tuesday May 6, 2014
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Column




Diecast #25: Games Journalism, Carmack Joins Rift, Tropes vs. Women

By Shamus
on Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
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Diecast




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 4

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 11, 2013
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Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 3

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
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Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 2

By Shamus
on Monday Aug 5, 2013
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Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 1

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 4, 2013
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Programming




John Carmack 2012 Keynote Annotated:
Part 3

By Shamus
on Friday Aug 10, 2012
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Video Games




John Carmack 2012 Keynote Annotated:
Part 2

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 8, 2012
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Video Games




Grand Theft Railroad

Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.

 

The Best of 2014

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2014.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Mass Effect 3

Everyone was so worked up about how terrible the ending was that they overlooked how terrible everything else was. We're here to fix that.

 

Pixel City Dev Blog

An attempt to make a good looking cityscape with nothing but simple tricks and a few rectangles of light.

 

Do It Again, Stupid

One of the highest-rated games of all time has some of the least interesting gameplay.

 

Spoiler Warning:
SOMA

A game that dares to ask what it means to be alive, what it means to be human, and why should you bother trying to answer the first two questions?

 

Steam Summer Blues

This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.

 

Why The Christmas Shopping Season is Worse Every Year

Everyone hates Black Friday sales. Even retailers! So why does it exist?

 

Spoiler Warning:
Alan Wake

This game was a critical darling before release, so what happened that prevented it from resonating with audiences?

 

Secret of Good Secrets

Sometimes in-game secrets are fun and sometimes they're lame. Here's why.

 

My Music

Do you like electronic music? Do you like free stuff? Are you okay with amateur music from someone who's learning? Yes? Because that's what this is.

 

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.