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Depths of Peril:
First Impressions

By Shamus
on Monday Jun 2, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




The Truth About Piracy

By Shamus
on Thursday May 29, 2008
Filed under:
Video Games




Oral Excavations

By Shamus
on Wednesday May 28, 2008
Filed under:
Personal




Indigo Prophecy:
Plot

By Shamus
on Monday May 26, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Indigo Prophecy:
First Impressions

By Shamus
on Wednesday May 21, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




PC and Console Interface Design:
Dumbing Down

By Shamus
on Monday May 19, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Oblivion:
Mod Hell

By Shamus
on Friday May 16, 2008
Filed under:
Rants




GTA IV:
First Impressions

By Shamus
on Wednesday May 14, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




Roundtable:
The Flawed Champion

By Shamus
on Friday May 9, 2008
Filed under:
Game Design




Mass Effect and Spore:
How the DRM Works

By Shamus
on Thursday May 8, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




BioWare and EA: Dumbass Effect

By Shamus
on Wednesday May 7, 2008
Filed under:
Video Games




Sins of a Solar Empire:
Gameplay

By Shamus
on Monday May 5, 2008
Filed under:
Game Reviews




The Gradient of Plot Holes

Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.

 

Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated

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

 

Was it a Hack?

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

 

Quakecon 2012 Annotated

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

 

The Best of 2013

My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.

 

Project Frontier

A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.

 

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.

 

Twelve Years

Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.

 

Could Have Been Great

Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.

 

Final Fantasy X

A game about the ghost of an underwater football player who travels through time to save the world from a tick that controls kaiju satan. Really.

 

Batman: Arkham City

A look back at one of my favorite games. The gameplay was stellar, but the underlying story was clumsy and oddly constructed.

 

Playstation 3

What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?