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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
Filed under:
Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 3

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
Filed under:
Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 2

By Shamus
on Monday Aug 5, 2013
Filed under:
Programming




Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated: Part 1

By Shamus
on Sunday Aug 4, 2013
Filed under:
Programming




John Carmack 2012 Keynote Annotated:
Part 3

By Shamus
on Friday Aug 10, 2012
Filed under:
Video Games




John Carmack 2012 Keynote Annotated:
Part 2

By Shamus
on Wednesday Aug 8, 2012
Filed under:
Video Games




The Terrible New Thing

Fidget spinners are ruining education! We need to... oh, never mind the fad is over. This is not the first time we've had a dumb moral panic.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Dishonored

Part Thief, part Assassins Creed, part BioWare-style RPG. A game at once unique and yet very familiar. We're actually pretty divided on how it turned out.

 

Spoiler Warning:
Marlow Briggs

This game is bonkers. It's wild, it's crazy, and it makes no sense. You have to see it to understand the silly.

 

Spoiler Warning:
The Walking Dead

This game had lots of false choice and barely any gameplay. So what made it resonate so powerfully with audiences?

 

Secret of Good Secrets

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

 

Shamus Plays WOW

Ever wondered what's in all those quest boxes you've never bothered to read? Get ready: They're more insane than you might expect.

 

Was it a Hack?

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

 

Internet News is All Wrong

Why is internet news so bad, why do people prefer celebrity fluff, and how could it be made better?

 

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?

 

Zenimax vs. Facebook

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

 

Game at the Bottom

Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?

 

Video Compression Gone Wrong

How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?